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§ 1c. When 50 legal voters of any township having a population of not exceeding 100,000 in any county present a petition to the town clerk of the township asking that an annual tax be levied for the control and maintenance of and the purchase of land and construction of necessary buildings for the cemeteries controlled, managed, and owned by the township, the township clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. The form of the proposition shall be substantially as follows: “For the levy of a tax not to exceed ․․․․% to control, maintain and purchase land and construction of necessary buildings for cemeteries”, or “Against the levy of a tax not to exceed ․․․․% to control, maintain and purchase land and construction of necessary buildings for cemeteries”. If a majority of all the votes cast upon the proposition shall be for a levy of such tax, the cemetery trustees of such township, shall thereafter annually levy a tax of not to exceed .20% of value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. However, townships authorized to levy this tax at a rate less than .20% on the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1989, may provide for the electors to vote to increase the rate for such purposes to not to exceed .20% in the manner provided for establishing the tax in the first instance. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois. This tax shall be collected in like manner with other general taxes in such township, held by the township supervisor for payment at the direction of the cemetery trustees, and shall be known as “The Township Cemetery Fund”. Such tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which the township now is or hereafter may be authorized to levy and collect and nothing herein contained shall in any manner limit or prevent the electors present at the Annual Town Meeting from directing the raising of money by taxation for any of the purposes set forth in Section 235-5 of the Township Code. 1
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Illinois Statutes Chapter 50. Local Government § 610/1c. Election in townships under 100,000 on tax to control and maintain cemeteries - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/il/chapter-50-local-government/il-st-sect-50-610-1c/
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