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Streets and Highways Code - SHC

DIVISION 16. HIGHWAY DISTRICTS [25000 - 27567]

  ( Division 16 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284. )

PART 1. JOINT HIGHWAY DISTRICTS [25000 - 25521]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284. )

CHAPTER 19. Emergency Bonds [25490 - 25498]
  ( Chapter 19 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284. )

25490.
  

If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any contract, proceeding, step or action taken, levy made, or any bonds issued under this part are void, invalid, or unenforceable, or if such court shall for any reason enjoin the issuance or payment of any bonds proposed to be issued or paid under the provisions of this part the court shall also determine whether or not any improvement has been made or services rendered by any person in behalf of and for the benefit of the district under any invalid contract or proceeding or under any contract pursuant to which invalid bonds were issued or proposed to be issued, and if so what part, if any, is of a kind that the district might have lawfully authorized.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25491.
  

If the court finds that any such improvement has been made, or services rendered, or necessary rights of way or property acquired, the court shall order the board of directors of the district to take the steps authorized in this chapter for the issuance of bonds to cover the cost of the same. The board of directors of the district may also utilize the provisions of this chapter without order of court when it is necessary to correct any invalid act or proceeding which has resulted in a benefit to the district and which it might have lawfully authorized.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25492.
  

It is the purpose of this chapter to make the costs and expenses of all improvements made, or services rendered, and all necessary acquisitions of property or rights of way obtained, under an attempted compliance with and exercise of the powers and rights conferred by this part, payable by the property benefited or to be benefited thereby, by the issuance of bonds as provided in this chapter for the purpose of defraying the costs and expenses thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25493.
  

The board of directors shall cause a report on the bond issue proposed under this chapter to be made and filed by the district engineer or some other competent person appointed for that purpose. The report shall contain:

(a) A statement in general terms of what the proposed bond issue is to cover, together with the total amount of the same. The total amount shall not exceed the original charge made against the district for the items included, plus a reasonable interest thereon not to exceed 6 per cent per annum.

(b) A description of the lands benefited by the items for which the bonds are proposed to be issued.

(c) A description of the zones, if any, into which such district is to be divided, and a statement of the amounts (not exceeding the percentages of the total sum established for the several counties within the district under Section 25154 hereof) proposed to be made chargeable against each of such zones.

(d) A description of the bonds to be issued for the total amount set forth in the report.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25494.
  

The report shall be filed with the secretary of the board of directors, who shall thereupon fix a time and place for hearing the report and shall give notice thereof. Notice of the hearing shall be published at least twice in one or more newspapers of general circulation selected by the secretary, from those which are published and circulated within the boundaries of the land within the district which will be benefited by the items for which the bonds are to be issued. The last publication of notice of hearing shall be not less than 20 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25495.
  

At the time of the hearing, or at any time to which the hearing may be continued, any person interested may appear and be heard upon any of the matters set forth in the report. The board of directors may confirm, revise, correct or modify the report in accordance with the facts found.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25496.
  

At the conclusion of the hearing the board shall adopt a resolution declaring its findings upon the report. When adopted the resolution shall be final and conclusive upon all persons and in all proceedings or actions as to all matters so found. If no changes are made in the report, the board shall declare that the report is confirmed and that declaration shall constitute the findings of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25497.
  

The bonds issued under this chapter shall in terms and form conform substantially to the provisions contained in Chapter 18 relating to funding bonds and shall be payable in not more than five annual installments. The annual amounts required for the payment of principal and interest on any bonds issued under this chapter shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the annual amounts required for the payment of principal and interest on funding bonds.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25498.
  

Upon the adoption of the resolution by the board, the treasurer of the district shall immediately cause bonds to be issued in the amount and manner provided in the resolution. The bonds shall be dated as of the date of the resolution and shall be issued and delivered to the persons entitled thereto. No action or proceeding shall be commenced or maintained after 60 days from the date of their issuance to cancel or set aside the bonds or prevent the payment thereof, or the levy, collection or enforcement of any taxes, assessment taxes or other charges or levies for such payment.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

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