Township Library Bond Act.

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(75 ILCS 35/0.01) (from Ch. 81, par. 45.9)

Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Township Library Bond Act.

(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(75 ILCS 35/1) (from Ch. 81, par. 46)

Sec. 1. That for the purpose of erecting, repairing or improving library buildings or purchasing sites for library buildings, the directors of any township library, organized under the laws of this state, when thereunto authorized by majority of all the votes cast on the proposition at an election, may borrow money, and may issue bonds therefor, in the sums of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) bearing interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum per annum and for a term not to exceed twenty years: Provided, that the sum borrowed in any one year shall not exceed five per centum (including existing indebtedness) of the taxable property of the township, to be ascertained by the last assessment for state and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness. The proposition shall be submitted to the voters in accordance with the general election law upon the adoption of a resolution so requesting by the directors and certified to the proper election officials.

(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)


(75 ILCS 35/2) (from Ch. 81, par. 47)

Sec. 2. All bonds authorized to be issued by virtue of the foregoing section before being so issued, negotiated and sold shall be signed by the president and secretary of such board of directors, and shall be registered, numbered and countersigned by the supervisor of the township wherein such library is located. Such registry shall be made in a book to be kept for that purpose; and in such register shall be first entered the record of the election authorizing the directors to borrow money, and then a description of the bonds issued by virtue of such authority as to number, date, to whom issued, amount, rate of interest and when due.

(Source: Laws 1905, p. 313.)


(75 ILCS 35/3) (from Ch. 81, par. 48)

Sec. 3. All moneys borrowed under the authority granted by this act shall be paid to the supervisor of the township wherein the bonds issued therefor are required to be registered, and upon receiving such moneys, the supervisor shall deliver the bond or bonds issued therefor, to the parties entitled to receive the same; and shall credit the sums received to the library fund of township issuing the bonds. The said supervisor of said township shall enter in the said bond register the exact amount received for each and every bond issued. And when any such bonds are paid, the supervisor shall cancel the same and shall enter in the said bond register against the record of such bonds, the words "Paid and canceled the .... day of ...., A. D. ....," filling the blanks with the day, month and year corresponding with the date of such payment.

(Source: Laws 1905, p. 313.)


(75 ILCS 35/4) (from Ch. 81, par. 49)

Sec. 4. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form: "For" or "Against" the proposition to issue the bonds of ....... township to the amount of $.... due (here insert the times of payment, giving the amount falling due in each year, if the bonds mature at different dates), which bonds are to bear interest at the rate of .... % per annum, payable .... annually.

(Source: P.A. 84-551.)


(75 ILCS 35/7) (from Ch. 81, par. 52)

Sec. 7. In all cases where any board of directors of any township library have issued or may hereafter issue bonds, or other evidence of indebtedness for money on account of any public library building, or for the improvement thereof, which remain outstanding and which are properly authorized by law, such board of directors may, upon the surrender of any such bonds or other evidence of indebtedness, or any number thereof, issue in place or in lieu thereof, or to take up the same to the holders or owners of the same, or to other persons for money with which to take up the same, new bonds or other evidences of the indebtedness in such form, of such amount, upon such time, not exceeding the term of twenty years, and drawing such rate of interest, not exceeding six per centum per annum, as may be determined upon, and such new bonds or other evidences of indebtedness so issued shall show that they are issued under this act. Provided, that the issue of such new bonds in lieu of such indebtedness must be authorized by the legal voters of such township voting at a referendum initiated as provided for in Section 1 of this act and conducted in accordance with the general election law: and, Provided, further, that such bonds or other evidence of indebtedness shall not be issued so as to increase the aggregate indebtedness of such township beyond five per centum of the value of the taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last assessment for state and county taxes, prior to the issuing of such bonds or other evidences of indebtedness.

(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)


(75 ILCS 35/8) (from Ch. 81, par. 53)

Sec. 8. The board of directors of the public library of any township, which has issued bonds pursuant to the provisions of this Act, shall, on or before the first Tuesday in August, of each year, ascertain as near as practicable, the amount of money which must be raised by special taxation for the ensuing year, for the purpose of paying the interest upon such bonds and the principal thereof, as they respectively become due; and shall cause the same to be certified, under the signatures of the president and secretary of such board of directors, and filed in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the library is situated, on or before the second Monday in August of each year; which certificate may be substantially in the following form:

We certify that the Board of Directors of the .... Public Library has determined that it will require the sum of $......, to be levied as a special tax upon the taxable property of .... Township, for the year (insert year), for the purpose of paying the bonds of the Township and the interest thereon.

Dated (insert date).

Board of Directors of .... Public Library.

Signature of .... President.
Signature of .... Secretary.

(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)


(75 ILCS 35/9) (from Ch. 81, par. 54)

Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the county clerk when making out the tax books for the collector to compute each taxable person's taxes in such township upon the total amount of taxable property as equalized by the State Board of Equalization for that year, whether belonging to residents or non-residents, and also each and every tract of land assessed by the assessor, which lies in such township. Such computation shall be made so as to realize the amount of money required to be raised in such township, as shown and set forth in the certificate of tax levy, made out by the board of directors of such public library and filed with the said county clerk as required by the provisions of this act. The said county clerk shall cause each person's tax so computed to be set upon the tax books to be delivered to the collector for that year in a separate column, against each taxpayer's name, or parcel of taxable property, as it appears in said collector's books, to be collected in the same manner and at the same time and by the same persons as state and county taxes are collected. The computation of each person's tax and the levy made by the clerk, as aforesaid, shall be final and conclusive: Provided, that the rate shall be uniform and shall not exceed that required by the amount certified by the board of directors as aforesaid, together with the estimated cost of extending and collecting the same.

(Source: Laws 1905, p. 313.)

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