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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That for the purpose of purchasing a site and farm for, and constructing a main building with wings, and for plumbing, heating and ventilation of the same, and to fit the same for occupancy and use, by not less than two hundred and fifty pupils, the sum of one hundred and eighty-five thousand dollars ($185,000) is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, as hereinafter provided: Provided, that in case the commissioners hereinafter provided for, deem it for the best interests of the state and the institution, that the same be located upon a tract of land upon which there is already erected a building or buildings suitable to be used by such institution, or suitable to be made a part of said main building and wings, and then such amount of the value of such building or buildings already erected, as said commissioners may deterniine, may be paid for out of the appropriation herein made, over and above the cost of the site, as hereinafter provided.
§ 2. Within ten days after this act takes effect, the governor shall appoint seven commissioners, one from each of the districts in which a judge of the supreme court is required by law to be elected, who shall take and file in the office of the secretary of state an oath of office, in the form prescribed by law, and who, as soon as possible after their appointment, shall proceed to select a site for the said buildings, which, together with a farm for the use of said institution (to be not more than one mile and one-half distant therefrom), shall contain not less than forty acres of land, and at such a place as shall be at the same time most economical to the state and best adapted to the wants of the institution, having regard in the selection to elevation, sewerage and drainage, an abundant and never failing supply of water, facility of access and comparative centrality of location, the quality of the soil and the price asked for the land; but the said commissioners shall neither ask nor accept, on their own account, any gift or gifts in money, freights, lands or other valuable property, as a consideration for the location or choice of site. And a violation of this provision shall be deemed a high misdemeanor, punishable by fine or by imprisonment, or by both, at the discretion of any court in which conviction of the same may be obtained and had.
§ 3. The said commissioners are further directed and required to cause to be prepared suitable plans and specifications, in accordance with the first section of this act, by a competent architect, (for which not more than the usual percentage shall be allowed, payable in installments as the work upon the said building progresses, which shall be submitted to the governor for his approval before acceptance; and the said plans and specifications shall in no case be accepted by the said commissioners, unless accompanied by a written certificate of the architect, attested upon oath before a notary public, or other officer author. ized to adininister oaths, that in his professional judgment the said building can be completed in accordance with the plans and specifications, for a sum not exceeding one hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars.
§ 4. Whenever the plans and specifications provided for in this act sball have been approved by the governor and adopted by the commissioners, the trustees of said institution shall cause to be inserted in at least two of the daily or weekly newspapers in each of the following cities, to-wit: in Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Springfield, Peoria and
Quincy, and the city or town at or pear which the said institution shall be permanently located, an advertisement for sealed bids for the construction of the buildings herein authorized; and they shall furnish a printed copy of this act and of the specifications, to all parties applying therefor; and all parties interested, who may desire it, shall have free and full access to the plans, with the privilege of taking notes and making memoranda. And the said trustees sball answer all inquiries addressed to them upon the subject of the proposed building, to the best of their ability and belief.
$ 5. Not less than thirty days after the publication of the said proposals for bids, on a day and at an hour to be specified in the said advertisement, at the place where the said institution shall be located, in the presence of the bidders, or so many of the bidders as may be present, the bids received shall be opened for the first time, and the contract for building shall be let to the lowest and best bidder: And provided, further, that no biil shall be accepted which is not accompanied by a good and sufficient bond, in the penal sum of five thousand dollars, signed by at least three sureties of known ability and integrity, as a guaranty for the ability and good faith of the bidder.
§ 6. The contract to be made with the successful bidder shall be ac-. companied by a good and sufficieat bond, to be approved by the governor before accepted; and the said contract shall provide for the appoint ment of a superintendent of construction, who shall carefully and accu. rately measure the work done and the materials upon the ground, at least once in every month, and for the payment of the contractor upon the aforesaid measurement, and for the withholding of fifteen per cent. of the value of the work done and materials on hand until the completion of the building, as a guaranty for its completion; and for a forfeiture of a stipulated sum per diem for every day that the completion of the work shall be delayed after the time specified for its completion in the contract; and for the full protection of sub-contractors, by withholding payment from the contractor, and by paying the sub-contractors directly for all work done by them, in case of failure or refusal on the part of the contractor to fulfill his engagements with them; and for the settlement of all disputed questions as to the value of alterations and extras, by arbitration, as follows: one arbitrator to be chosen by the trustees, one by the contractor, and one by the governor of the stateall tbree of the said arbitrators to be practical mechanics and builders ; and for the power and privilege of the trustees, under the contract, to order changes in the plans, at their discretion, and to refuse to accept any work which may be done and not be fully in accordance with the letter and spirit of the plans and specifications, and all work not accepted sball be replaced at the expense of the contractor; and for a deduction from the contract price of all alterations ordered by the trustees which may and do diminish the cost of the building.
8 7. The said contract shall be signed by the president of the board of trustees, on behalf of the board, after a vote authorizing him so to sign shall have been entered upon the minutes of the board, and it shall be attested by the counter signature of the secretary of the board, and by the seal of the institution. It shall be drawn in duplicate, and one copy of the same shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of state.
§ 8. All bids shall show the estimated cost of the work to be done of each description, in detail ; and the trustees shall have the right and
power, at their discretion, to accept bids for particular portions of the work, if for the advantage of the state, and all measurements and accounts, as the work progresses, shall show in detail the amount and character of the work for which payment is made.
$ 9. The cost of location, including the cost of a suitable site, may be paid out of the appropriation herein made, but shall not exceed ten thousand dollars.
$ 10. The moneys herein appropriated shall be paid to the parties to whom they may become due aud payable, directly from the treasury of the state, on the warrant of the auditor of public accounts; and the auditor is hereby authorized and required to draw the said warrants for moneys due under this act, upon the order of the board of trustees, ac. companied by vouchers approved by the governor.
$ 11. No trustee or officer of the said institution shall be in any way interested in any contract for the erection of said buildings, or furnishing any material for said buildings; and if any such trustee or officer shall be so interested, he shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars.
APPROVED April 8, 1875.
$ 1. Appropriation $2,000 per annum. In force July 1, 1875.
AN ACT making an appropriation in aid of the Illinois State Horticultural
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Asseubly, That there be appropriated for the use of the Illinois State Horticultural Society, the sum of two thousand dollars per arinum, for the years 1875 and 1876, to be expended by said society for the purpose and in the manner specified in “An act to reorgavize the Illinois State Horticultural Society," approved March 24, 187+.
APPROVED April 8, 1875.
81. Appropriation $4,000 per annum and $3,500. 1 $ 2. Auditor to draw warrants.
In force July 1, 1875.
An Act making appropriations for the Industrial University.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, That the following sums be and hereby are appropriated to the Industrial University, at Urbana, for the purposes hereinafter specified, and for no other:
For the payment of taxes accruing in the years 1874 and 1875, on lands owned by tlle university in the states of Nebraska and Minnesota, the sum of three thousand dollars per annum, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
For the purchase and manufacture of apparatus for the physical labo. ratory, one thousand dollars.
For buildings, apparatus and books for the veterinary department, two thousand dollars.
For additional material for the printing office, fire hundred dollars.
For repairs on university buildings and improvement of grounds, the . sum of one thousand dollars per annum.
§ 2. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant on the treasurer for the sums herein appropriated, payable out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, upon the order of the board of trustees, signed by the president of the board and attested by the secretary, with the corporate seal of the uni. versity : Provided, that no part of said sums shall be due and payable to the said institution until satisfactory vouchers, in detail, approved by the governor, shall have been filed with the auditor, for all previous expenditures incurred by the institution on account of appropriations heretofore made: And, provided, further, that vouchers sha!l be taken in duplicate, anıt original or duplicate vouchers shall be forwarded to the auditor of public accounts for the expenditure of the sums appropriated in this act.
APPROVED April 8, 1875.
INSANE ASYLUM, ANNA.
$1. For completing and heating centre building, § 7. Execution of contract.
$18.500; for construction and furnishing Is 8. Bids-measurement.
I $ 9. Compensation of commissioners. $ 2. When payable.
i § 10. Commissioners to give bond. $ 3. Plan and building of south wing.
! $ 11. Auditor to draw warrant. $ 4. Advertisement for bids.
In force July 1, 1875. $ 5. Opening of bids-letting of contracts. $ 6. The contract-superintendent of construc. i
An Act in relation to the Southern Insane Asylum, at Anna, and making
appropriations therefor. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, That there be and hereby is appropriated to the Southern Insane Asylum, at Anna, the sum of one hundred and fifty-eight thousand five hundred dollars ($158,500), for the purposes herein specified and for no other:
For the completion and heating by steam of the centre building, eighteen thousand five hundred dollars ($18,500).
For the construction, plumbing, heating, ventilation and furnishing of the south wing, one hundred and forty thousand dollars ($140,000.)
§ 2. Of the amounts herein appropriated, the sum of eighty thousand five hundred dollars ($80,500) shall be payable out of the levy of eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and the sum of seventy-eight thousand dollars ($78,000) out of the levy of eighteen hundred and seventyfive.
$ 3. The board of commissioners of the said institution are hereby authorized and required to cause to be prepared suitable plans and specifications for the heating of the centre building, and for the erection, plumbing, heating and ventilation of the south wing, by a competent architect, at a stipulated price, not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500). Said plans for the south wing shall correspond, as nearly as may be, in exterior appearance, to the wing already erected ; but such alterations shall be made, in the internal arrangement, as will secure a proper degree of light and ventilation in the wards, and afford facilities for better classitication of patients. But no plans shall be adopted by said board of commissioners which shall not tirst have been approved by the governor, and by at least two out of the three superintendents of state hospitals for the insane in this state, nor shall any plan be adopted which is not accompanied by a written and signed certificate of the architect, stating that in his professional judgment the erection, completion, plumbing, heating and ventilation of the south wing aforesaid, in accordance with the plan submitted by him, can be fully accomplished for a sum not exceeding one hundred and twenty thousand dollars ($120,000), and that when completed, it will properly accommodate at least two hundred and twenty-five patients. Said plan shall be accompanied by specifications, and by a detailed estimate of the amount, quality and description of all materials and labor required for the erection of the wing herein provided for.
§ 4. Whenever the plans and specifications provided for in this act shall have been approved by the governor and adopted by the board of commissioners, the board of commissioners shall cause to be inserted in at least five daily newspapers of wide circulation, viz: one at Cairo, one at St. Louis, one at Cincinnati, one at Chicago, and one at Springtield, an advertisement for sealed bids for the furnishing of the heating apparatus and the erection of the wing herein authorized; and they shall furnish a printed copy of this act and of the specifications to all parties interested who may apply therefor. And all parties interested, who may desire it, shall have free and full access to the plans, with the privilege of taking notes and making memoranda ; and the board of commissioners shall furnish answers to all inquiries addressed to them on the subject of the proposed building, to the best of their ability and be. liet.
§ 5. Not less than thirty days after the publication of the said proposals for bids, on a day and at an hour to be specified in the said advertisement, in the city of Springfield, in the office of the governor, in the presence of the board of commissioners and of the bidders, or of so many of them as may be present, the bids received shall be opened for the first time, and the contract for building shall be let to the lowest and best bidder: Provided, that with the consent and approval of the gov. ernor, any one or all of the bids may be rejected, for sufficient cause : And, provided, further, that no bid shall be accepted which is not accompanied by a good and sufficient bond, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, signed by at least three sureties of known ability and integrity, as a guaranty for the ability and good faith of the bidder.