§ 17.1. Any township located outside the territory of a county in which a Metropolitan Airport
Authority is established, but which was included in a pre-existing airport authority
which has been acquired by the Metropolitan Airport Authority, may disconnect from
such Authority and have the annual tax levy discontinued by referendum, provided that
the governing board of the township and the governing bodies of any municipalities
with a population greater than 5,000 located within such township have adopted like
ordinances or resolutions recommending disconnection from the authority. The ordinances or resolutions shall provide that the question of disconnection be
submitted to the electors of the township. Upon the adoption of such ordinance or resolution, the clerk of the township or
municipality shall certify the ordinance or resolution and the question to the proper
election officials who, upon certification of all the required ordinances or resolutions,
shall submit the question to the electors of the township at an election in accordance
with the general election law. In the event that a municipality with a population over 5,000 inhabitants lies within
more than one township, then for the purpose of the referendum provided for in this
Section the municipality as a whole shall vote on the proposition of the township
in which the majority of the population of the municipality is located.
The question shall be in substantially the following form:
Shall ․․․․․․ township be disconnect-
ed from the ․․․․․ Metropolitan Airport
Authority and the levy of an annual
tax by the Authority be discontinued?
If a majority of the votes cast upon the question are in favor of disconnection from
the Authority, then such township shall be disconnected from the Authority and the
levy of an annual tax by the Authority shall be discontinued and the township shall
be relieved of all debts and obligations relating to the Authority.
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