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Chapter 245

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  245.445.  Board to assess levee fund tax. — As soon as any levee district shall have been organized, as aforesaid, and in order to defray the expenses of surveys and estimates of levees or other works and costs thereof, maintain and repair the same, and pay such officers, agents, servants and employees as may be entitled to compensation, the said board of directors may order the assessment of a tax on all the lands within the levee district to be benefitted, not to exceed ten mills on the dollar, on the valuation of the benefits thereon by reason of the work proposed or completed as returned by the assessor, and such tax may be assessed and levied for each and every year, and from year to year, whenever the board of directors may, from time to time, determine the same to be necessary; and all such taxes shall be a lien upon the lands in such districts until paid.  In the event of a buyout of the lands of the district because of flood damage, in whole or in part, it shall be the responsibility of the entity acquiring any land within the district to satisfy in full any outstanding liens against the property acquired at the time of purchase.  The amount of any outstanding lien for each parcel of property located within the district shall not exceed the property's proportional liability to the outstanding bond issue.  And whenever said board of directors shall have, by resolution, ordered the assessment of a tax, the secretary of the board, under his official seal, shall cause a certified copy of said order to be transmitted to the clerk of the county commission in which said levee district shall be situated, and in case such levee district shall be situated in two or more counties, then to the clerk of the county commission of each county in which any portion of said district may be situated; and the said tax shall be extended on the tax books of the county on the real estate to be benefitted, situated in said levee district, in the same manner that other taxes are now extended, in a column under the head of "Levee Fund Tax", and shall be collected by the collector of the county in which the real estate is situated on which the tax is levied, at the same time the state and county taxes are collected, and when said tax shall be collected, the collector shall pay the same over to the treasurer of the county in which the greater portion of said levee district lies.  All taxes assessed and levied under the provisions of sections 245.285 to 245.545, shall be collected in the same manner as provided by the general revenue law of the state for the collection of state and county revenue.  All taxes not collected shall be returned delinquent at the same time and in the same manner as provided by the general revenue laws for the return of delinquent tax lists, and all writs for delinquent taxes assessed and levied, as aforesaid, shall be prosecuted in the name of the state of Missouri, at the same time, in the same manner and with like effect as writs are prosecuted under the general revenue laws of the state relating to the collection of delinquent and back taxes.


(RSMo 1939 § 12557, A.L. 1994 S.B. 633)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10967; 1919 § 4659; 1909 § 5722

Effective 7-12-94

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