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name of said town, before any court of competent jurisdiction.
Recording of or- § 3. The eleventh section of the act aforesaid is hereby repealed; and, hereafter, the ordinances of said town shall take effect at any time, to be therein designated, and shall be recorded by the clerk in a book to be kept for that purpose, to be open to the public; and such clerk shall append to such record of each ordinance the names of the trustees voting for and against the same, and the date of the passage thereof; and such record shall be prima facie evidence in all courts and places. And the board of trustees may authorize a like record to be made of all ordinances now in force in said town.
Sinking of artesian weli.
Taxes and assessments.
§ 4. The board of trustees, aforesaid, or council, as designated in the act to which this is an amendment, may, at any time thereafter, after ascertaining the probable cost of an artesian well, to be located at some place in said town, to be designated by said board, submit to the legal voters of said town, at an election to be held therein, the question whether such well shall be provided and prepared; and if a majority shall, at such election, vote "for an artesian well," the said council may raise money to defray the expenses of the same; and for that purpose may take subscriptions, or enforce any previously made, or may issue the bonds of the corporation, to be payable at some time to be fixed by the board, levying a sufficient tax to pay the interest on such bonds until the principal shall become due, and providing for the ultimate payment of such bonds: Provided, that such tax shall not exceed one-half of one per centum per annum on the assessed value of the taxable property in said town; which taxes shall be collected in the same manner as other taxes assessed by said town: And provided, further, that ten days' notice of any such election, as aforesaid, shall be given by the town clerk.
§ 5. All taxes to be hereafter levied by said town shall be computed and charged on the valuations made by the assessor of the township within which said town of Hennepin is situated, as to all property subject to be taxed in said town, and shall be collected in the same manner, and by the same officers, as the county taxes; which officers, respectively, shall pay the same over to the treasurer of said town, as collected, or on demand: Provided, that the council may require the several collectors, respectively, to give sufficient security for the performance of their duty in respect to collecting and paying over such taxes. And the county clerk shall compute such taxes and charge the same, in each year, as in respect to county taxes: Provided, that the town clerk shall return to him, at least ten days before the time for delivering the collector's book to the township collector, a certificate, showing the rate of taxes so to be levied, together with a list of the names of the resident tax payers of
said town; and such taxes for the town may all be assessed in one column on the collector's book. And the offices of assessor and collector for said town corporation are abolished.
§ 6. The fees of the county clerk, for extending such County taxes, and noting the same on the books necessary to be used, shall not exceed two cents for the name of each person charged therewith, and one cent for each tract, block or lot separately charged with such taxes. The county clerk, also, without further fee, shall certify to the clerk of said corporation, the aggregate amount of such town taxes, designating the amount charged on personal property and the amount on real estate respectively. The fees of the collec- Collectors' fees. tors, respectively, shall not exceed two per cent. on the amount collected by them, respectively.
§ 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and
after its passage.
APPROVED February 14, 1863.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the town of In force April Geneseo, in Henry county," approved February 14, 1855.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section seventeenth of an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Sale of liquor. town of Geneseo, in Henry county," approved February 14th, 1855, be and is hereby so amended that the board of trustees of said township shall have exclusive power to regulate, prohibit or license the selling of spirituous, vinous and malt liquors, of any kind, within the corporate limit of said town.
APPROVED February 16, 1863.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the town of Inforce February Effingham," approved February 20, 1861.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section Boundaries of the three, of an act to incorporate the town of Effingham, town. Effingham county, Illinois, approved February 20th, 1861, be amended so as to read as follows, to wit: That all those tracts of land embraced within the following boundaries, to wit: beginning at the centre of section twenty-nine, thence east to the centre of section twenty-eight, thence north to
the centre of section twenty-one, thence west to the centre of section twenty, thence south 80 rods, thence west 40 rods, thence south 80 rods, thence east 40 rods, thence south to the place of beginning, in township eight north, range six east, be and the same is hereby declared to be within the limits or boundaries of the said town of Effingham.
2. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 16, 1863.
In force February AN ACT to vacate certain streets in the town of Western Addition, in Clin16, 1868.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Fayette street, Clinton street, and Bond street, in the town of Western Addition to Centenlo, in the county of Clinton, be and the same are hereby vacated.
§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 16, 1863.
In force February AN ACT to vacate the plat of the town of Stonington, in Christian county. 16, 1868.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the town and town plat of the town of Stonington, in the county of Christian, be and the same is hereby vacated.
§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its pas
force February AN ACT to incorporate the town of Highland, in the county of Madison. 14, 1868.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the inhabitants and residents of the town of Highland, in the county of Madison, and State of Illinois, be and they are hereby constituted and declared a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The Town of Highland;" and by that name have perpetual succession, and may have
and use a common seal, which they may change and alter
3. The boundaries of said town of Highland shall in: Boundaries. clude the original town of Highland, with the several additions thereto, as the same are recorded in the recorder's office at Edwardsville, in said county of Madison, and other additions that may hereafter be made according to law.
84. The government of said town shall be vested in a Town council. town council, which shall consist of a president and four trustees, to be chosen annually by the qualified voters of said town, and who shall hold their office for one year, and until their successors are elected and qualified.
§ 5. No person shall be a member of the town council Qualification unless he shall be at the time of, and shall have been for one year next preceding his election, a resident of the town, and shall be at the time of his election, twenty-one years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a bona fide freeholder within the limits of the corporation.
§ 6. If any member of the town council shall, during the term of his office, remove from the limits of the corporation, his office shall become vacant.
7. The town council shall appoint their own president, and shall judge of the qualifications and returns of its own members, and shall determine all contested elections, in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance.
§ 8. A majority of the town council shall constitute a quorum. quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of members, under such fines and penalties as may be prescribed by ordinance; and shall have power to determine the rules of their own proceedings, punish a member for disorderly conduct, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member.
§ 9. All vacancies that may occur by reason of removal, Vacancies. resignation, death or otherwise, the town council shall give ten days' notice by posting up at least three advertisements in said town for the election of a trustee to fill such vacancies, to be filled in the same manner as provided for in regular elections.
Oath of officers.
Vote upon char
§ 10. The town council shall keep a journal of their proceedings; and shall have power to appoint and compensate a clerk whose duties shall be described by ordinance.
§ 11. Each member of the town council, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe an oath, before any person authorized by law to administer oaths, that he will support the constitution of the United States and of this State, and that he will truly perform the duties of his office to the best of his knowledge and ability; and such council shall meet at such times and places as may be described by ordinance.
$ 12. All white male persons, of and over the age of twenty-one years, who shall have been bona fide residents. of said town for twelve months next preceding any election, and who shall, during that year, have paid a tax on real or personal estate, shall be entitled to vote at any municipal election by reason of this charter.
§ 13. On the first Monday in April next, an election shall be held in said town of Highland for the election of the five members of the town council of said town; and forever after, on the first Monday in April of each year an election shall be held for said offices.
§ 14. This charter shall be submitted to a vote of the people of Highland on the first Saturday of March next, and if adopted by two-thirds majority of the votes cast, it shall become a law from the time the same is so adopted, otherwise to be null and void. The polls at this election shall be opened at two o'clock, P. M., and kept open till six o'clock, P. M. The voters of said town, who are present at the time of opening the polls, shall appoint three judges and a clerk to act as such at that election, and if this charter is adopted, said judges and clerk shall make a certificate of the same, and file it in the county clerk's office of said county of Madison.
$ 15. The town council shall have power and authority to levy, assess and collect taxes upon all property, real and personal, within the limits of said town, which is subject to taxation for State and county purposes, not exceeding one half per cent. upon the assessed value thereof; and if, at a special election to be held for this purpose a majority of the voters so decide, may assess and enforce the collection of the same by any ordinance not repugnant to the constitution of this State; also, to appropriate money and provide for the payment of debts and expenses of the town. The assessment of the taxable property of said town for its use shall be the same as that made by the county assessor, a copy of which is to be procured by the clerk of the council at the expense of the town.
§ 16. The town council shall have no power to contract interest-bearing debts whatever, unless a majority of the