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Municipal Calendar: April

Duties that are to be performed in the month of April.

NOTE: For purposes of this calendar, it is assumed the fiscal year begins May 1st, as it does in most municipalities outside of Chicago. Some municipalities, however, may have adopted a date different from May 1st for the beginning of their fiscal year.  65 ILCS 5/1-1-2(5). If so, this calendar must be adjusted to reflect that specific fiscal year.

80. Between the 1st and the 10th of April of each year, the city collector shall file with the clerk a statement of all the money collected by him or her during the year, the particular warrant, special assessment, or account on which collected, the balance of the money uncollected on all warrants in the collector’s possession and the balance remaining uncollected at the time of the return on all warrants that the collector returned to the clerk during the preceding fiscal year. Within 10 days, the clerk shall publish the statement at least once in a newspaper published in the municipality, or with a newspaper with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 in population, the statement need only be posted in three prominent places in the municipality. 65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-125.

81. Unless otherwise provided by ordinance, the municipal fiscal year begins on May 1. The fiscal year for municipalities with 500,000 or more inhabitants begins January 1. 65 ILCS 5/1-1-2(5).

82. In commission form municipalities, councils must meet and appoint officers and assign departments at the first meeting after their election or as soon as practicable thereafter, except where candidates for commissioner are required to run for a specific office. 65 ILCS 5/4-5-3, 4-5-4.

83. The quarterly report by the board of inspectors of the house of corrections must be made and filed with the corporate authorities. 65 ILCS 5/11-4-5.

84. A person subject to the filing requirements of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act must file a statement on or before May 1 of each year, unless he/she has already filed a statement in relation to the same unit of government in that calendar year. 5 ILCS 420/4A-105.

85. On or before the 15th of May of each year, and before the annual appropriation ordinance is prepared by the corporate authorities, the comptroller shall submit an annual report and estimate of expenses to the council or board.  In this report, the comptroller shall classify the different objects and purposes of expenditure giving the amount required for each, show the aggregate income of the preceding fiscal year, show the amount of liabilities upon which interest is to be paid, show the bonds and debts payable during the year, and give any other information that the comptroller deems necessary. 65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-115.

86. The annual budget must be passed before the start of the fiscal year by municipalities that have adopted the Optional Budget Officer System (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.1 through 8-2-9.10) in lieu of the Appropriation Ordinance System. 65 ILCS 5/8-2-9. The annual appropriation ordinance or budget, as well as an estimate of revenues anticipated to be received by the municipality in the following fiscal year, must be filed with the county clerk within 30 days of the adoption of the appropriation ordinance or budget. 35 ILCS 200/18-50.

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Duties to be Performed at Non-Specified Times Throughout the Year
Annual Performance
Bi-Annual Performance
Quarterly Performance
Monthly Performance
Weekly Performance
Daily Performance