In force, Jan. [January]15, 1836.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “an act to change the corporate powers of the town of Chicago.”1
Powers to lease limited to five years.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the sixth section of the act, to which this is an amendment, relating to the power of the trustees of said town, to lease the wharfing privileges, shall not be so construed as to empower said trustees to create, or make any lease of said privileges, for any one term longer than five years; nor shall any lease as aforesaid, be so construed as to give any lessee power to erect any dwelling, store house or other building, than a wharf, for loading or unloading goods, wares, merchandise, or other articles, on said wharfing privilege; and all houses, buildings, stores, and outhouses, hereafter erected upon any ground, or land, situate, lying and being between the south line of south water street, and the north line of north water street in said town, as laid out by the commissioners of the Illinois and Michigan canal, shall be deemed nuisances, and may and shall be abated: Provided, In no case shall said trustees have, use or exercise the right of leasing or disposing of any wharfing privilege, which may be in front of any lot or lots owned by any
<Page 2>individual or individuals; or in front of any lot or lots, belonging to the state, or to the canal.
Sec. 2. That so much of the sixth section of the act to which this is an amendment, as empowers the trustees to levy and collect taxes upon all real estate within the town, not exceeding the one half of one per centum upon the assessed value thereof, be, and the same is hereby repealed; and the said trustees shall have power to levy and collect taxes upon all real estate within the town, not exceeding the one fourth of one per centum upon the assessed value thereof.
Approved, Jan. 15, 1836.
1James M. Strode introduced SB 90 in the Senate on January 2, 1836. On January 4, the Senate referred the bill to a select committee. On January 7, the committee reported back the bill with an amendment, which the Senate approved before passing the bill on the same date. On January 12, the House of Representatives passed the bill. On January 15, the Council of Revision approved the bill and the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 2nd sess., 258, 279, 288, 318, 349; Illinois Senate Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 2nd sess., 156-57, 169-70, 181, 225, 238, 270.
Printed Document, 2 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Ninth General Assembly, at their Second Session (Vandalia, IL: J. Y. Sawyer, 1836), 180-81, GA Session: 9-2,