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DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 7. IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS IN IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [23600 - 24103]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 2. Alternative Procedure for Formation [23750 - 23776]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 2. Hearing and Formation [23770 - 23776]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

23770.
  

If the cost of the improvements does not require a special assessment in excess of a total of fifty dollars ($50) per acre over an area to be improved not in excess of 1,000 acres, the board may by resolution set a time for a hearing on whether or not to form the improvement district.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1465.)

23771.
  

The board shall give notice of the time and place of the formation hearing in the same manner as provided for the giving of notice for the hearing of a formation petition pursuant to Chapter 1 of this part except that the notice to be mailed to the property owners shall be addressed to their last known address as shown on the assessment book or other records of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

23772.
  

Owners of the property proposed to be included within the improvement district may be heard either in opposition to or in support of the formation of the improvement district.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

23773.
  

Proceedings at the hearing shall be the same as provided for at a hearing upon the formation petition pursuant to Chapter 1 of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

23774.
  

Upon the conclusion of the hearing to form an improvement district an order shall be made by the board either dismissing the proceedings or ordering the improvement to proceed in the same manner and with the same effect as provided in Article 4 of Chapter 1 of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

23775.
  

If a formation order is made pursuant to this chapter, the land formed into the improvement district shall, for a period not to exceed five years, be assessed in an amount not to exceed ten dollars ($10) per acre per year in addition to the regular assessments levied on the same land annually for district purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

23776.
  

Assessments in an improvement district formed pursuant to this chapter shall be levied, collected, and enforced at the same time and in the same manner as annual assessments for district purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

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