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An act to extend the Corporate powers of the President and Trustees of the Town of Springfield
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly. That the President and Trustees of the Town of Springfield in the County of Sangamon and State aforsaid and their successors in Office or a majority of them, shall hereafter have authority in addition to the powers conferred upon them by an act entitled “An act to incorporate the inhabitants of such Towns as may wish to be Incorporated” approved February 12th 1831 to extend the boundaries of said Town one half mile in each direction beyond its present limits and to Open, widen and extend the Streets and Alleys of the same; and to levy and collect annually a tax on all the real estate in said Town as extended, not exceeding four per Cent per annum on the Assessed value thereof, and to borrow money, provided that at no time shall the amount so borrowed Exceed one hundred thousand dollars.
Sec. 2. All moneys arising from the Collection of taxes or from the loan or loans above authorised shall be appropriated by the said President and Trustees and their successors in such manner as in their Opinion will best promote the interests of said Town.
Sec. 3. The said President and Trustees shall have power to enforce their Ordinances by authorising the Collection of taxes to sell any Town lot or parcel of ground within the limit of said Town, or so much as will pay the tax due and in arrear from the owner thereof in such manner as is now authorised under the act approved February 12. 1831 aforsaid.
Sec. 4. That when any Street is Opened, widened or extended the President and Trustees shall make the person or persons injured thereby Compensation: To ascertain which
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they shall cause to be summoned twelve good and lawful men, free holders and inhabitants of said Town not directly interested, who being first duly sworn for that purpose, shall enquire into and take into consideration as well the benefit as the injury which may accrue and estimate and assess the damage sustained by reason thereof, and shall moreover estimate the amount which other persons will be benifitted thereby, all of which shall be returned to the board under their hands and seals and the persons so benifitted and assessed shall pay the same in such manner as shall be provided, and the residue if any shall be paid into the Town Treasury
Sec. 5. That upon the application of the owners of two thirds of the lots on any Street or part of a Street it shall be lawful for the President and Trustees to levy and collect a special tax on the owners of the lots on said Street or parts of a street according to their respective fronts for the purpose of grading and paving the Streets and side walks in front thereof
Sec. 6. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
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07/14/1837
Passed the Senate July 14. 1837
J B Thomas Jr
Sec’y[Secretary] Senate

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No 26
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A Bill for an act to Extend the corporate powers of the President and Trustees of the Town of Springfield.
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Handwritten Document, 4 page(s), Folder 72, SB 9, GA Session: 10-S, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL) ,