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Streets and Highways Code - SHC

DIVISION 2. COUNTY HIGHWAYS [900 - 1757]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29. )

CHAPTER 3. Road Districts [1020 - 1029]
  ( Heading of Chapter 3 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 413. )

1020.
  

The boards of supervisors may divide their respective counties into suitable road districts, may change the boundaries thereof, and may create new districts. The board shall not include in such road district any city wherein street work and improvements are done by virtue of any law relating to street work and improvements within such city.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 414.)

1026.
  

Whenever the board of supervisors finds that any road district in such county is or will be unreasonably burdened by the expense of constructing or maintaining any county highway, or any bridge or tunnel connecting or forming a part of such highway, or by the expense of the purchase of any toll roads the board may:

(a) Order the whole or any portion of the aggregate expense to be paid out of the road fund of the county.

(b) By a majority vote of the board’s membership, order the whole or any portion of the expense of construction or repair of such bridges or tunnels, or a portion of the expense of the purchase of such toll roads, to be paid out of the county general fund.

(c) By unanimous vote of the board’s membership, order the whole or any portion of the expense of material for highway construction to be paid out of the county general fund.

(d) By a four-fifths vote of the board’s membership, order to be paid out of the county general fund or the road fund, or both, the whole or any portion of the expense of constructing, reconstructing or repairing any bridges or highways destroyed or damaged by storms, floods or calamities.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 801.)

1027.
  

When the alteration of an old or the opening of a new county highway necessitates the removal of fences on real property acquired for highway purposes, the road commissioner shall serve upon the owner, his occupant or his agent, a notice to remove the fences, or in lieu of such service may post such notice on the fences which are to be removed.

If, within ten days after such service or posting, the removal is not completed, or is not commenced and then being prosecuted with due diligence, the road commissioner may cause the fence to be carefully removed at the expense of the owner, and may recover judgment of him for the cost of such removal. The road commissioner may sell the fence material and apply the proceeds toward the satisfaction of the judgment.

(Enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 29.)

1028.
  

The board of supervisors may call, at such times as in the judgment of the board may be required, a special meeting of the board for hearing highway and road matters. At such special meetings the board shall hear highway and bridge reports and complaints from officers and citizens, and shall take such action regarding the reports and complaints as the public welfare demands.

(Amended by Stats. 1947, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 11.)

1029.
  

The consolidation of road districts as provided in Section 2006 shall be without prejudice to the legal requirement that all road district taxes collected in any one such district shall be expended in that district.

(Amended by Stats. 1947, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 11.)

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