Illinois Municipal Review Volume 1-2

Illinois Municipal Review Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... statute provides in a general way as follows: The Board of Local Improvements shall adopt a resolution for the work, secure an estimate of the cost and give notice of a public hearing at which property owners are given a right to be heard. The Board of Local Improvements then adopt a resolution abandoning, changing or adhering to the proposed improvement as it deems best, and secures a new estimate and recommends to the Council an ordinance for theproposed work. After the ordinance is adopted, petition is filed in court for the confirmation of the assessments. After assessments are confirmed, the Board awards a contract for the construction, and when the work is finished, makes report to the court and hearing is had to determine whether the work has been constructed as ordered. After the court finds that the work is so constructed, the taxes are collectible by sale of property, the same as for general taxes. Any one handling the funds has a well defined idea of the shortcomings of the financial aspects of the present law. Perhaps if standard specifications were adopted with a view to sub-grade, climatic conditions, load to be carried and other elements, and rigid inspection enforced, we might have better results as to the durability of the improvement. And some of the financial worries would be solved if the city officials understood at the outset the burdens which the city must bear and a proper system of accounting installed, but any lawyer who has studied the multitude of cases with respect to special assessments decided by our Supreme Court must admit that there are several propositions upon which he can give no definite opinion except to say that a particular course (which may be undesirable) is safe, but he can draw no hard and...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910818
  • 9781236910813