SANITARY DISTRICT OF CHICAGO
(Offices, 15th Floor American Trust Building. Tel. Central 624.)
Board of Trustees—Fred B. Breit, Edward Kane, Wallace G. Clark, George W. Faullin, James M. Dailey, Charles E. Reading, Paul A. Hazard, Thomas A. Smyth, Thomas M. Sullivan.
President—THOMAS A. SMYTH.
Treasurer—John A. McCormick.
Chief Engineer—George M. Wisner.
Attorney—Edmund D. Adeoek.
Consulting Engineer—Lyman E. Cooley.
Electrical Engineer—Edward B. Ellicott.
Real Estate Agent—Michael J. O'Donoghue.
Comptroller—Daniel M. Deininger.
Marshal—John F. O'Neill.
Purchasing Agent—John J. Gaynor.
The Sanitary District of Chicago is a municipal corporation, organized under an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, approved May 29, 1889. Its affairs are administered by a board of trustees elected by the voters resident in the district. The first board of trustees was elected December 12, 1889, by a vote of the people, and entered upon the discharge of their duties as such trustees in January, 1890.
The original district included all the city north of EightySeventh street except Norwood Park and Rogers Park and about 42 square miles of adjacent territory on the west. Its total area was 185 square miles. Legislation was passed later by the Gen- i eral Assembly of Illinois which annexed to the old district all of Chicago south of Eighty-seventh street, 78.60 square miles on the north of the city known as North Shore District, and on the south 94.50 square miles, known as the Calumet District, making the area as follows:
City of Chicago 190.638 square miles
Country 167.462 " "
Total of 358.100 " "
The law provides that "The Corporation may borrow money for corporate purposes, and may issue bonds therefor, but shall not become indebted, in any manner, or for any purpose, to an amount in the aggregate to exceed five per centum of the valuation of taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last assessment for state and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness."