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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-94-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-4)
    Sec. 11-94-4. Whenever revenue bonds are issued under this Division 94, all revenue derived from the operation of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, as the case may be, shall be deposited in a separate fund designated as the natatorium or swimming pool, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rink or golf course or recreational facilities fund of the municipality. This fund shall be used only in paying the cost of operation and maintenance of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities in providing an adequate depreciation fund, and in paying the principal of and interest upon the revenue bonds of the municipality issued under this Division 94.
    A depreciation fund is a fund for such replacements as may be necessary from time to time for the continued effective and efficient operation of the facility or facilities. Such a fund shall not be allowed to accumulate beyond a reasonable amount necessary for that purpose and shall not be used for extensions to the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-5)
    Sec. 11-94-5. Each municipality which issues bonds and constructs or acquires or improves a facility under this Division 94 shall charge for the use thereof at a rate which at all times is sufficient to pay maintenance and operation costs, depreciation and the principal and interest on the bonds. Such a municipality may make, enact, and enforce all needful rules and regulations for the construction, acquisition, improvement, extension, management, maintenance, care, and protection of its natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility, or any combination of facilities, as the case may be, and for the use thereof. Charges or rates for the use of the facility shall be established, revised, maintained, and payable as the corporate authorities may determine by ordinance.
    While any bond issued under this Division 94 is outstanding, such a municipality is required to maintain and operate its natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility, or any combination of facilities, as long as it can do so out of the revenue derived from the operation thereof. It shall not sell, lease, loan, mortgage or in any other manner dispose of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility, or any combination of facilities, until all of the bonds so issued have been paid in full, both principal and interest or until provision has been made for the payment of all of the bonds and interests thereon in full.
    Such a municipality shall install and maintain a proper system of accounts, showing the amount of revenue received from the operation of its natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses. At least once each year, the municipality shall have the accounts properly audited. A report of this audit shall be open for inspection at all times to any taxpayer, or to a holder of any bond or coupon of any bond issued under this Division 94, or to their respective representatives.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-6)
    Sec. 11-94-6. The holder of any bond or of a coupon of any bond issued under this Division 94, in any civil action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, may enforce and compel performance of all duties required by this Division 94. This shall include the duties of establishing and collecting sufficient rates or charges for the use of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any combination of said facilities, for the purposes specified in Section 11-94-5 and the application of the revenue thereof as provided by Section 11-94-4.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-7)
    Sec. 11-94-7. Bonds issued by municipalities under "An Act authorizing cities, villages, incorporated towns or park districts to construct and operate a natatorium or swimming pool, to charge for the use of the same and to provide for the cost thereof by issuing bonds payable solely from revenue derived from the operation thereof, and to repeal an Act herein named," approved February 20, 1935, as amended, shall be treated as having been issued under this Division 94.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-8)
    Sec. 11-94-8. A municipality which owns a swimming pool or natatorium and is subject to this Act may finance the cost of substantial improvements, repairs or replacements by the issuance of bonds payable solely from the revenue of the swimming pool or natatorium. The bonds shall be issued in accordance with the terms of this Act relating to the original issue of swimming pool or natatorium bonds, and may be subordinate to outstanding bonds issued for the purchase or construction of the swimming pool or natatorium.
    The holders of the bonds have the same rights and privileges, subject to any subordination that may be provided for, as the holders of the original bonds issued under this Division.
    The additional revenue bonds may be issued subject to the referendum provision contained in Section 11-94-2 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1342.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 95

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 95 heading)
DIVISION 95. RECREATION SYSTEMS

65 ILCS 5/11-95-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-1)
    Sec. 11-95-1. The corporate authorities of every municipality with a population of less than 500,000 may dedicate and set apart for use as playgrounds, or recreation centers, any land or buildings which are owned or leased by the municipality and are not dedicated or devoted to another and inconsistent public use. Such a municipality, in such manner as provided by law for the acquisition of land or buildings for public purposes by the municipality, may acquire or lease land or buildings, or both, within or beyond the corporate limits of the municipality, for playgrounds and recreation centers. When the corporate authorities of the municipality so dedicate, set apart, acquire, or lease land or buildings for those purposes, they may provide for their conduct, equipment, and maintenance according to the provisions of this Division 95, by making an appropriation from the general municipal funds. But no land or buildings shall be so acquired or leased for a playground or recreation center nor shall any appropriation be made for the acquisition, conduct, equipment, or maintenance of a playground or recreation center unless the question of such acquisition or appropriation has been certified by the clerk to the proper election officials and submitted by them to the voters at an election in the municipality under the provisions of "An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conduct and maintenance of public playgrounds and recreation centers in and by cities, towns and villages of less than one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants," approved June 24, 1921, as amended, and in accordance with the general election law, and a majority of the votes cast on the proposition were or are in favor of that action.
(Source: P.A. 81-1535.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-2)
    Sec. 11-95-2. The corporate authorities of a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 may establish, maintain, and operate a recreation system in any public park of the municipality or in any land or building dedicated or set apart by the municipality for use as a playground or recreation center. The corporate authorities may vest the power to provide, maintain, and conduct playgrounds and recreation centers in the school board, park board, or other existing body, or in a recreation board. Any board so designated has the power to maintain, equip, and operate playgrounds and recreation centers and the buildings thereon, and for that purpose may employ recreation leaders, center directors, supervisors, recreation superintendents, or such other officers or employees as they may deem proper.
    The corporate authorities of the municipality, or the specified board when designated, has the power to provide, maintain, equip, and operate swimming pools as a part of such a recreation system or playgrounds or recreation centers in any public park or land or building dedicated or set apart as provided in this Division 95. The corporate authorities or the specified board shall provide for the sanitation of these swimming pools and shall provide proper protection for the public in the use thereof. They may charge and collect reasonable fees for the use of these swimming pools to cover the cost of operation thereof.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-3)
    Sec. 11-95-3. If the corporate authorities of a municipality specified in Section 11-95-2 determine that the power to establish, conduct, and maintain a recreation system shall be exercised by a recreation board, the corporate authorities, by resolution or ordinance, shall establish a recreation board in the municipality. This board shall possess all of the powers and be subject to all of the responsibilities of the corporate authorities under this Division 95. When established, the board shall consist of 3, 5, 7, or 9 persons, as the corporate authorities may determine, to be appointed by the mayor or president of the municipality with the consent of the corporate authorities. The board shall serve without compensation.
    Where the board is composed of 3 members their term of office shall be 3 years, and where composed of 5, 7, or 9 members, 5 years, or until their successors are appointed and have qualified, except that the members of the board first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. If a vacancy occurs in the office of any board member, the mayor or president shall appoint a successor to serve for the unexpired term.
(Source: P.A. 87-1197.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-4)
    Sec. 11-95-4. Any school board or park board may join with any municipality in conducting and maintaining a recreation system.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-5)
    Sec. 11-95-5. A recreation board or other authority in which is vested the power to establish, conduct, and maintain playgrounds and recreation centers pursuant to this Division 95, may accept any grant or legacy of real estate or any gift or legacy of money or other personal property or any donation, the principal or income of which is to be applied for either temporary or permanent use for recreation purposes. But if the acceptance thereof for recreation purposes will subject the municipality to expense for improvements, maintenance, or renewal, the acceptance shall be subject to the approval of the corporate authorities of the municipality.
    Money received for recreation purposes, unless otherwise provided by the terms of the gift or legacy, shall be deposited with the municipal treasurer to the account of the recreation board or other specified authority. This money may be withdrawn and paid out in the same manner as money appropriated for recreation purposes.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-6)
    Sec. 11-95-6. Subject to the adoption of a proposition therefor at a municipal election, the corporate authorities of a municipality may provide that the bonds of the municipality may be issued, in the manner provided by law for the issuance of bonds for other purposes, for the purpose of acquiring land or buildings for recreation areas, and for the equipment thereof.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-7)
    Sec. 11-95-7. Whenever a petition signed by at least 10% of the electors of a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 is filed with the municipal clerk the municipal clerk shall certify the question of the establishment, maintenance, and conduct of a recreation system for submission to the electors at an election in accordance with the general election law. The petition shall request the corporate authorities of the municipality to establish, maintain, and conduct a supervised recreation system and to levy an annual tax for the establishment, conduct, and maintenance thereof. The petition shall designate the minimum tax to be levied except that in no case shall the tax be more than 0.09% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality.
    The corporate authorities may accumulate funds from the proceeds of such tax for the purpose of building, repairs and improvements for recreation purposes in excess of current requirements for such purposes but subject to the limitation set herein.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-8)
    Sec. 11-95-8. The corporate authorities of any municipality adopting this proposition shall thereafter levy and collect, annually, a tax of not less than the minimum set out in the specified petition nor more than the maximum specified in Section 11-95-7. If, however, the corporate authorities desire to levy a tax in excess of .09% but not in excess of .20% of value for such purposes, the corporate authorities may, by ordinance, stating the tax rate desired, cause a proposition for an assent thereto to be submitted to the voters of the municipality. The proposition shall be certified by the clerk for submission by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor thereof, the corporate authorities may thereafter levy a tax for recreation purposes at the authorized increased rate. This tax shall be in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1, and shall be exclusive of all other taxes which the municipality may levy and collect.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-9)
    Sec. 11-95-9. The expense of the establishment, maintenance, and conduct of recreation facilities and programs shall be paid out of taxes or out of money received as, or realized from gifts received for recreation purposes. The expenditures shall be made under the direction of the recreation board upon warrants drawn upon the municipal treasury.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)