☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XIV ROADS AND WATERWAYS

Chapter 233

Effective - 28 Aug 1990 bottom

  233.345.  Commissioners of special road district may issue bonds — election required — limitations — form of ballot. — 1.  The special road district commissioners of districts so incorporated shall have power to issue road and bridge bonds for and on behalf of their respective districts, payable out of funds derived from taxation of all property taxable therein, to an amount, including existing indebtedness payable out of funds so derived not exceeding five percent of the assessed valuation of such property to be ascertained by the assessment next before the last assessment for state and county purposes.  Such bonds to be issued in denominations of one hundred dollars or some multiple thereof, to bear interest at not exceeding the rate per annum permitted by law, and to become due in not exceeding twenty years after the date of such bonds.

  2.  Whenever the board of special road district commissioners of such road district propose to issue such bonds, they shall order the question to be submitted to the voters of the district.  The notice of election shall state the amount of bonds to be issued.

  3.  The result of the submission of the question shall be entered upon the records of the district.  If it shall appear that the constitutionally required percentage of the voters voting on the question shall have voted in favor of the issue of the bonds, the commissioners shall order and direct the execution of the bonds for and on behalf of such district and provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in the district sufficient to provide for the payment of the principal and interest of the bonds so authorized as they respectively become due.

  4.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall the ______ special road district of ______ County issue bonds in the amount of ______ dollars?

  5.  The board of special road district commissioners shall not sell the bonds for less then ninety-five percent of the par value thereof and the proceeds shall be paid over to the treasurer of the special road district and disbursed on warrants drawn by the president or vice president of the board of commissioners and attested by the secretary.  The proceeds of the sale of such bonds shall be used for the purpose only of paying the cost of holding such election, and constructing, repairing and maintaining bridges and culverts within the district, and working, repairing, maintaining and dragging public roads within the district.

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(RSMo 1939 § 8843, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1621)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 8183; 1919 § 10944


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