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Result of election.
$ 2. Such election shall be by ballot, and the ballots shall be “For Removal" or " Against Removal.” Such election shall be held in the several towns by the same officers, and governed by the same rules as the election in such towns for town officers, and in the several wards of the city of Galesburg by the same officers, and governed by the same rules as the elections in said city for city officers.
3. The result of said election in the several towns in the county, and in the several wards in the city of Galesburg, shall be ascertained in the usual manner, and be properly attested by the board of said election; and the result of said vote "for removal ” and “against removal ” shall be returned to the clerk of the county court by one of said board of election, within four days after said election ; and the votes of the several towns and wards, when so returned, shall be canvassed in the same manner as now provided by law in the case of elections for county officers; the result of which canvass shall, by the clerk of the county court, be spread upon the record of the board of supervi. sors, and also by him to be duly certified to the secretary of state. $ 4. If a majority of the votes cast for or against re
ings-- provision moval shall be for removal, then the county seat of said for at Galesburg county shall be and remain at the city of Galesburg; and it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of said county to secure suitable buildings for the public offices of the county, for the confinement of prisoners, for the meetings of the board of supervisors, and for holding the circuit and county courts at the city of Galesburg; and until the erection of county buildings, for all the purposes aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the board of supervisors to pro care temporary accomodations by lease, license or hiring, and said board [of] supervisors shall be authorized to procare and receive, by purchase, grant or donation, suitable grounds within the city of Galesburg for the erection of public buildings for the purposes aforesaid.
§ 5. Until the election herein provided for shall have Vote necessabeen held, no appropriation shall be made or expenses in. Fy appropriation curred by the board of supervisors of said county for public buildings, except by a vote of two-thirds of the members of the board.
$ 6. The board of supervisors shall, before the time Commlesioners fixed for said election, appoint a board of five commission of public builders, to be called the commissioners of public buildings, whose duty it shall be to provide for and superintend the removal of the county records, and other property of the county, in case a majority of the voters of said county shall vote for removal.
Gifts, grants, etc.
$ 7. Said commissioners shall have power, before the said election, to receive from persons or corporations, gifts of money or property for the use of the county, or contracts for the payment of money, or conveyance of proper. ty to the use of the county, or for services to be rendered to the county, such gifts and contracts to be irrevocable, but subject to such conditions as may be therein named, and void if a majority of the votes cast, as aforesaid, shall not be for removal.
$ 8. The common council of the city of Galesburg, in common coun- behalf of said city, shall have power to contract with said
commissioners conditionally as aforesaid, for the payment of money by said city to the said county, to be used in purchasing grounds and erecting public buildings for the use of the county, and expenses attending the removal of the county seat, and to contract for the purchase and conveyance of real estate, for the use of the county, and for erecting public buiidings, and for procuring suitable buildings and other accoinmodations, for the temporary use of the county, or for the use of the county for a term of years.
The common council of the city of Galesburg, in behalf of said city, shall have further power to contract with said commissioners to secure to said county the right to occupy with county buildings the public square in said city or other public property, or property of the city, within said city.
§ 10. Said commissioners shall cause to be placed in the trace to be fores hands of one of the judges of election in each precinct or
voting place in the county, before voting shall commence, printed copies of all contracts made as aforesaid, by and with said commissioners, in behalf of the county, each of said copies to be duly attested by the signatures of at least two of said commissioners; and no agreement or contract of said commissioners, modifying or revoking any contract made with them, of which copies shall, as aforesaid, have
, been deposited with the judges of election, shall have any force, unless a copy of such agreement or contract of revocation or modification shall, before voting shall commence, be placed in the hands of a judge of election in each precinct or voting place in the county. It shall be the duty of such judges of election to keep all such papers open to the inspection of the voters, but any failure on the part of any of the judges of election so to do shall not invalidate such election.
§ 11. The board of supervisors of said county shall have no power to cancel or release any obligation of any person or corporation created by or growing out of any contract made with said commissioners, nor to refund any money paid in accordance with any such contract, or on condition of the removal of the county seat, or the erection of
Copies of con
Certain oblle gations not to be released.
county buildings, if the county seat shall be removed and the county buildings erected, nor to make any appropriations of money as compensation for money paid, property conveyed or services rendered, in consideration of the removal of the county seat or the erection of county buildings.
$ 12. The board of supervisors shall have power, in Annual tax. case of the removal of the county seat, to levy an annual tax, not greater than one-fourth of one per cent., on the valuation of the property of said county, the proceeds of such tax to be applied exclusively to the payment of obligations incurred in such removal, and the erection of county buildings.
§ 13. This act shall be deemed a public act, and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED March 10, 1869.
AN ACT to re-locate the county seat of Henderson county.
In force March
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That at the election to be held on Tuesday next after the first Monday Toyote on rein November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, in the county of Henderson, a poll shall be opened at each of the election precincts in said county, for and against the removal of the county seat of said county from its present location at Oquawka to a point within two hundred rods of the southwest corner of section sixteen, in township ten north, of range four west of the fourth principal meridian; at which election, the qualified voters of said county may vote upon the question of removal. Those desiring the removal shall have written or printed on their ballots “For removal,” and those desiring the county seat of said county to remain at Oquawka shall have written or printed on their ballots “Against removal.”
§ 2. When the county clerk of said Henderson county Notice of ol egives notice of the election to be held in said. county, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty. nine, it shall be his duty to state, in said notices, that said polls will be opened at the election precincts in said county, according to the provisions of this act.
§ 3. The judges and clerks of said election shall make Returns. returns of said election in the manner and time now provided by law in regard to other elections in this state.
§ 4. When the returns of said election are made to the clerk of the county court of said county, the same shall be opened and counted in the same manner as other returns are required by law to be opened and counted, and the said clerk shall make out a final certificate, showing the result of said election, and spread the same upon the records of said county court; and if it shall appear that a majority of the voters of said county have, at said election, voted for removal, then said point, within two hundred rods of the southwest corner of section sixteen, in township ten north, of range four west, of the fourth principal meridian, shall be and remain the county seat of said county; and it shall be the duty of the said county court of said county, as soon thereafter as may be, to erect or secure thereat suitable buildings for the public officers of said county, and also a suitable place for holding courts thereat; and when suitable buildings are erected or procnred, the offices, records, books, papers and furniture of said county shall be removed thereto by the several county officers; and the circuit and county courts for said county shall be held and county business shall be transacted at said point, within two hundred rods of the southwest corner of section sixteen, in township ten north, of range four west of the fourth princi. pal meridian.
§ 5. The county court of said county may receive any grant, donation or demise made by any person or persone, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the removal of said county seat, and for the purpose of erecting suitable county buildings at said point mentioned in sections one and four of this act; and all the subscriptions, grants, donations and demises for said purpose shall be legal and binding upon the said subscribers and donors, for the said purpose; and any bond or bonds, guarantee or guarantees, given by any person, persons or corporation, that the said subscriptions or donations shall be paid in good faith said county, or the county court thereof, shall be legal and binding, and collectable from the said person, persons or corporation, so giving them, in the same manner as other contracts are now enforced by law. Said connty court are hereby authorized to sell and convey any lands that may be granted or donated as aforesaid, in the name of the county court; and such conveyance shall be executed by the county judge and county clerk of said county, and the proceeds expended under the order of the county court, for the purposes aforesaid.
$ 6. "This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED March 4, 1869.
Grants, donations, etc.
AN ACT to provide for the re-location of the county seat of Woodford In force Feb. county
To vote on relocation.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That an election shall be held in the county of Woodford, in the state of Illinois, at the usual places of holding elections in said county, on the first Monday in May, A. D. 1869, at which election the legal voters of said county shall be entitled to vote for or against the removal of the county seat of said county from its present location to the town of Eureka, in said county:
$ 2. Said election shall, in all respects, be governed by Election. manthe laws of this state governing elections. The ballots cast at said election shall have the words "For Removal," or "Against Removal," written or printed on the same, and if & majority of the legal votes cast at said election shall be for removal, then the connty seat of said county of Woodford shall be and remain at said town of Eureka. The returns shall be made and the votes cast at said election shall be canvassed as in other county elections.
$ 3. If a majority of the votes cast at said election shall be for removal, then it shall be the duty of the clerk of the upon removal. county court to issue notice, and convene the board of superriors of enid county at the court house, in Metamora, within ten days after the result of said election shall have been determined. Said supervisors, when so convened, sball appoint & committee, of not less than five of their number, whose duty it shall be to proceed, without delay, to provide suitable buildings for holding the different courts, as well as for offices to accommodate the different county officers, at said town of Eureka. Said committee shall, with the assistance of the diflerent county officers, take charge of all books, records, papers, desks, safes and other office furniture belonging to the different county offices, and remore the same to said town of Eureka without unnecessary delay.
§ 4. If the vote shall have been in favor of removal, the Court house. corporate authorities of said town of Eureka shall convey, by deed, a certain lot or piece of gronnd, known as tho public square, in said town, to the board of supervisors, for the use of said county, upon which lot the court house shall be built; in addition to the foregoing, if a majority of the legal voters at said election vote for removal, then the said corporate authorities of Eureka shall pay or secure to be paid to said board of supervisors, a sum of money equal to the cash value of the present court house and jail now owned by said county: Provided, said board of supervisors and said corporate authorities neglect, or for any cause fail