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In force, AN ACT to authorise the owners of real estatn in the corporation of Mar. 3, 1843.
Lynnville to vote for the purposes therein named.
SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Owners of real represented in the General Assembly, That all acts and parts estate may
of acts of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, which vote for certain purposes
authorise and empower the president and trustees of the town of Lynnville, in Morgan county, to levy a tax on the real es tate within the corporate limits of said town, so far as they relate and apply to said town, conferring the power to levy a tax as aforesaid, be and the same are hereby repealed; Provided, that a majority of the legal voters, who own real estate within the limits of the corporation of said town, shall, at the next regular election for trustees for said town, vote for the repeal as aforesaid.
Sec. 2. There shall be two columns opened on the poll books of the election aforesaid, one for and the other against the repeal of the acts as aforesaid, and the votes polled for and against the repeal of the acts as aforesaid shall be kept and preserved in the same manner that the votes polled for the election of the trustees aforesaid are kept and preserved.
APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.
In force, AN ACT to incorporate the town of Macedonia, in Hancock county, and Mar. 3, 1843.
for other purposes.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Macedonia represented in the General Assembly, That the inhabitants and incorporated residents of the town of Macedonia, in Hancock county, are
hereby made a body corporate and politic in law, by the name and style of the “Trustees of the town of Macedonia," and by
that name shall have perpetual succession, sue and be sued, Powers plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, in all courts
of law and equity; and in all matters and actions whatsoever may grant, purchase and receive, and hold property, real and personal, within said town, and may lease, sell and dispose of the same for the benefit of the town, and may do all other acts as natural persons; may have a common seal, and break and alter the same at pleasure.
Sec. 2. The corporate powers and duties of said town shall Seven trug.
be vested in seven trustees, (to be chosen and appointed as
hereinafter directed) who shall forin a board to do business. Qurlification Sec. 3. The members composing the board of trustces shall
be elected by the persons residing within said town, qualified to vote for representatives to the Legislature, to serve for one year; they shall be at least twenty-one years of age and in
habitants of said town. Boundaries
Sec. 4. That the boundary of said incorporated limits we and the same is hereby declared to extend to the prescribed
limits of the town plat as recorded in Hancock county, and that the jurisdiction of said corporation shall be co-extensive with the limits of said town.
Sec. 5. The boardshall, at their first meeting, elect one of Board to elect their number president, and shall have power to fill all vacan-a president
and other cies in the board which may be caused by death, resignation,
officer, or six months absence from town; to appoint a erk, an assessor, a treasurer, and town constable, who shall give bonds in any amount as the trustees may require. The constable shall take the oath of office before some justice of the peace, Duty of town and it shall be his duty to collect all fines, and serve all pro- constable cess, at the suit of the corporation, and do such other business pertaining to the office as may be required of him by the bylaws and ordinances of the corporation. The board shall bc Powers of judges of the qualifications, elections, and returns of their own board or members; a majority shall constitute a board to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner, and under such penalties, as the board may provide. They may determine the rules of proceeding, and by the concurrence of two-thirds of the whole number elected, expel a member; and make such other rules and regulations for their government as to them may seem proper and expedient.
Sec. 6. That the board of trustees shall have power, by ordinance, to levy and collect taxes on all real estate within the limits of the corporation, not exceeding one per cent. upon the assessed value thereof, except as hereinafter excepted; to make regulations to secure the general health of the inbabitants; to prevent and remove nuisances, to provide for licensing, taxing, and regulating merchants, auctions, taverns, groceries, and pedlars, theatricals and all other shows and amusements, to restrain gaming and other disorderly houses; lo estab... lish and repair bridges, establish and regulate markets, to open and kecp in repair streets, drains, &c., to regulate the police of the town, to regulate the election of town officers, to fix their compensation, and from time to time pass such ordinances as to carry into effect the objects of this act, and the power hereby granted, as the good of the inhabitants may require, and to impose and appropriate fines and forfeitures for the breach of any ordinance, and provide for the collection thereof; and that in all cases arising under this act, or growing out of the by-laws and ordinances made in pursuance of this act of incorporation, any justice of the peace within said corporation shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine the same, and an appeal may be taken, and writs of certiorari allowed from any such deci. sion, as is now, or may be hereainfter provided by law for appealing from judgments of justices of the peace.
Sec. 7. That upon the application of the owners of two- May levy spothirds of the lots on any street or part of street, it shall be cial tax for
certain purlawful for the board of trustees to levy and collect a special
Corporate Sec. 3. The corporate powers and duties of said town
shall be vested in five trustees, who shall form a board for the in five trus
transaction of business, and the persons who may be in office as trustees in said town, under the general incorporation act of this State, shall, after the passage of this act, be deemed to hold their offices by virtue of this act till the first day of April, 1844, and to discharge their duties in conformity to the pro
visions of this act. To be elected Sec. 4. The trustees shall be elected annually on the first annually Monday in April, to serve for one year, and until their sucQualiücations cessors are clected and qualified; they shall be at least twenty
one years of age. Persons qualified to vote for State officers, and who shall have resided within the limits of the corporation six months preceding the election, shall be eligible to
vote at all elections and town meetings. Oficers
Sec. 5. The board of trustees shall appoint their president from their own body, shall appoint all other officers of the board, except town constable, and shall be judges of the
qualifications, elections and returns of their own members, Novice or
and shall give five days notice, posted in three of the most elections public places in the town, or published in some newspaper in
said town, of the time and place of holding olections to fill all vacancies in said board occasioned by death, resignation, or six months absence of any member thereof; which six months absence shall be deemed to create a vacancy. A majority shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as the board may provide; they may determine the rules of proceedings, and make such other rules and regulations for their own government as to them may seem right and expe
dient. Other powers
Sec. 6. The board of trustees shall have power to levy and of trustees
collect taxes on all real estate in the town, not exceeding one-half per cent. upon the assessed value thereof, except as hereinafter provided; to make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants, to prevent, abate and remove nuisances, to erect and keep in repair bridges, to license and regulate groceries, to license and tax auctions, pedlars, theatrical and other shows of amusements where money is charged for admittance, to restrain and suppress billiard tables and tippling houses, to prohibit gaming and gaming houses, bawdy houses and other disorderly houses, to prohibit the shooting of fire arms within the recorded limits of said town, to prohibit the indecent exhibition of stallions and other animals, to establish, erect and regulate markets, to open and keep in repair the streets, avenues, lanes and alleys, drains and sewers, and to keep the same free from incumbrance; to establish and regulate a fire department for the prevention and extinguishment of fires, the members of which shall be exempt from military duty, and from serving on juries during
their membership, except in case of insurrection or invasion; to regulate the police of the town, to regulate the election of town officers, and to fix their fees and compensation, and from time to time to pass such ordinances as are necessary to carry into effect the provisions herein granted, as the good of the inhabitants may require; to impose and appropriate fines and forfeitures for the breach of any ordinance, and to provide for the collection thereof, and that in cases arising under this act, or growing out of the by-laws or ordinances made in
pursuance of this act of incorporation, any justice of the peace within the incorporation shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine the same; Provided, always, appeals may be taken and writs of certiorari allowed as is now or may hereafter be provided by law.
Sec. 7. The trustees shall have power to regulate, grade, Road tax pave and improve streets, avenues, lanes, public squares and alleys; to carry into effect the foregoing powers, the trustees shall have power to levy annually a road labor tax, of not more than five days nor less than two, against every able bodied male inhabitant over the age of twenty-one years and under that of fifty, to be collected and expended in such manner as they shall by their ordinance determine.
Sec. 8. Upon the application of two-thirds of the owners Special tax of real estate on any street or parts of streets, it shall be law-for paving ful for the trustees to levy and collect a special tax on the side walks owners of lots on said street or part of a street, according to their respective fronts, for the purpose of grading and paving the side walks in front of said lots.
Sec. 9. Said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to preserve good order and harmony in said town, and to punish open indecency, breaches of the peace, horse racing, disorderly houses, riotous meetings or assemblages, and to punish persons for making loud or unusual noises, or for disturbing persons assembled at religious or other meetings, to prevent the throwing of fire bails or firing of squibs; for which purpose the trustees may make such by-laws and ordinances, not inconsistent with the laws of this state, as they | may] deem necessary or expedient to carry the provisions of this act into effect, and impose fines for the violation thereof; which fines shall be recovered before any justice of the peace in said town.
Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of any justice of the peace in Fines for said town, and he is hereby authorized and empowered, on breach of or
dinances view or upon complaint being made to him upon oath, of the violation of any law or ordinance of said corporation, to issue his warrant directed to the town constable or to any authorized person, to apprehend the offender or offenders and bring him or them forthwith before him, and after hearing the evidence, if it shall appear that the accused. has been guilty of the violation of any law or ordinance of the corporation to
impose such fine or imprisonment as is provided by the laws
of the State for the punishment of similar offences. To be paid
Sec. 11. All fines or moneys collected for licenses granted
under the provisions of this act shall be paid into the town treasury
treasury for the use of the inhabitants of the town. Mode of col- SEC. 12. The trustees may adopt such modes and means Leating tax for the assessment and collection of taxes as they shall from
time to time deem expedient, and prescribe the manner of selling property when the tax levied upon it shall not be paid; Protided, no sale of any realestate shall be made until public notice of the time and place of sale shall be given by advertisement in some newspaper in said town, or at four of the most public places in said town, by putting up written notices containing a list of said delinquent real estate at least thirty days previous
to the day of sale. Real estate Sec. 13. When any real estate shall have been sold for sold for taxes taxes as aforesaid the same shall be subject to redemption in subject to re. deiption
the time and on the terms now provided, or hereafter to be provided, by the revenue laws of this state for the redemp
tion of real estate sold for State and county taxes; but should Ifpot redeem. ed deed to
the real estate so sold for taxes not be redeemed in the time be made to
and manner provided by law, and if the purchaser, or other purchaser person for him, shall have paid all taxes with which such real
estate shall have been charged up to the time when the right of redemption shall expire, then aid in that case it shall be the duty of the president of the board of trustees to execute to the purchasers a deed of special warranty, signed by the president and countersigned by the clerk of the board of trus
tees. Constable to Sec. 14. At every regular election of trustees there shall be elected also be elected one town constable, who shall be ex-officio
collector of corporation taxes, who shall have authority to ex
ecute all writs, procéss, and precept3 which may be issued and duties
against any person for the violation of any of the laws or ordinances of ihe corporation, and to arrest on view all persons who may violate such ordinances; to collect all fines or forfeitures which
be assessed or recovered for the use of the corporation, and the trustees shall require bond and security of said constable in such sun as they may think proper. Said constable to hold his office for one year and until his successor is elected and qualified; shall have and possess the same powers and perform the same duties in other respects, within the limits of the corporation, as constables in the several districts of the county possess and perform, and shall take the same oath of office. The per cent. allowed the constable for
collecting taxes shall be fixed by the trustees. Trustees to
Sec. 15. Trustees shall keep a well bound book in which keep record shall be recorded, in a fair and legible hand, all by-laws, orof by- aws dinances, and precepts of said corporation, and no by-law or& ordinances dinance or precept shall be in force until the same shall have
been advertised, by posting up the same in at least three pub