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  245.175.  Board to levy tax to pay cost of organization. — 1.  The board of supervisors of any levee district organized under the provisions of sections 245.010 to 245.280 shall levy a uniform tax of not more than eight dollars per acre upon each acre of land and each mile of right-of-way of all public service corporations, within such district, as defined by the articles of association to be used for the purpose of paying expenses incurred or to be incurred in organizing said district, making surveys of the same and assessing benefits and damages and to pay other expenses necessarily to be incurred before said board shall be empowered by section 245.180 to provide funds to pay the total cost of works and improvements of the district.

  2.  In case the boundary lines of the district be extended under the provisions of section 245.140, so as to include lands and other property not described and contained in the articles of association, the same uniform tax shall be levied on such lands and other property as soon as same shall have been annexed and included in the district.

  3.  Such tax shall be due and payable as soon as assessed and if not paid by December thirty-first of the year in which it has been levied the same shall become delinquent.  It shall become a lien on the land and other property against which it is assessed and shall be collected in the same manner as the annual installment of tax is collected.  In case the sum received from such assessment exceeds the total cost of items for which the same has been levied, the surplus shall be placed in the general fund of the district and used to pay cost of construction; provided, that if the incorporation of the district be dissolved, as provided for in section 245.275, the amount of surplus, if there be any, shall be prorated and refunded to the landowners paying such uniform tax; provided further, that if the levee district be located within a third or fourth class city of this state, or within a city in this state under fifty thousand population operating under a special charter, then in the discretion of its board of supervisors, a uniform tax not exceeding five dollars may be levied on each lot, tract, parcel or subdivision thereof as set forth in the decree of the court incorporating said levee district.


(RSMo 1939 § 12504, A.L. 1947 V. II p. 226, A.L. 1959 H.B. 313, A.L. 2008 S.B. 939)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10914; 1919 § 4608

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