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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 15. General Financing and County Levies [25340 - 25350]
  ( Chapter 15 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284. )

25340.
  

All moneys of the district applicable to the payment of improvement costs shall be placed in a fund designated “construction fund,” the moneys in which shall be disbursed by the treasurer of the district as ordered by the board of directors. This fund may be used to pay all improvement costs, all necessary engineering, legal and other operating costs of the district, including salaries of officers, agents and employees, and for the payment of the cost of the purchase and acquisition of all necessary property and rights of way required for any district project.

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

25341.
  

The board of directors of the district shall provide for the financing of any projects to be undertaken by the district in one or more of the methods prescribed by this part.

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

25342.
  

Upon the award of a contract for the improvement of any project or unit thereof, the board of directors shall provide for the payment of the cost thereof unless such provision has been made prior to the award of the contract.

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

25343.
  

A levy shall be made within and upon the several counties composing the district to provide for the payment of the costs and expenses of any acquisitions of property or rights of way, or improvement undertaken by the district.

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

25344.
  

The board of directors shall adopt a resolution setting forth in general terms the amount of money proposed to be raised by the levy and the project or portion thereof which is to be financed by the proposed levy. The proposed amount may be the total estimated amount payable under any contract awarded for improvement, or for any portion thereof, or for any excess of cost over the amount of any past levies already made for that purpose. There shall first be deducted from the amount of the levy any amount to be contributed thereto by the State and the balance of the levy shall be distributed among the several counties composing the district in the proportions set forth in the report of the board of directors.

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

25345.
  

The resolution shall specifically set forth the sum of money levied upon each county within the district and shall briefly recite the facts requiring the levy. After the adoption of the resolution a certified copy of the same shall be forthwith transmitted to the clerks of the several boards of supervisors of the counties composing the district. The counties shall then be obligated to pay the amount of the levy unless other provisions for financing are made.

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

25346.
  

The board of supervisors of each county shall, within 90 days after the resolution providing for the levy has been adopted by the board of directors, pay at least one-fifth of the total amount levied upon that county into the treasury of the district. The board of supervisors of each county is hereby authorized to and obligated to make such payment and may make payment of the entire amount of the levy made but not less than one-fifth of the total thereof. For the purpose of making the payment the board of supervisors of each county may utilize any funds of the county not otherwise allocated or appropriated, including any money received by the county from the State as the result of any tax or license upon motor vehicles or motor vehicle fuels.

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

25347.
  

If the board of supervisors of any county within the district does not pay the entire amount of any levy made upon it within 90 days, the board of directors of the district shall provide for financing the balance in not to exceed four additional annual installments.

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

25348.
  

The treasurer of the district shall, prior to the fifteenth day of August in each year, transmit to the board of supervisors of each county within the district a statement of the total sum to be collected within that county during the fiscal year in behalf of the district. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of each county in the district, and of the other proper fiscal officers thereof, to cause the amount so certified by the district treasurer to be collected from the taxable property within the county and the total amount of such collections shall be transmitted to and deposited with the district treasurer not later than the first day of each month following the date of their collection.

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

25349.
  

If, upon receiving the report of the district treasurer showing the amount to be raised within the county for the current year, the board of supervisors pays that amount out of any moneys of the county available for that purpose, no levy of district taxes within that county need be made for the year covered by that payment.

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

25350.
  

All district taxes shall be collected in behalf of the district by the proper county officers in the several counties in the district at the same time and in the same form and manner as county taxes, and district taxes shall become due and payable in the same time and manner as county taxes are due and payable and shall become delinquent at the same times and in the same proportionate amounts and bear the same proportionate penalties and interest after delinquency as do county taxes, and, unless expressly provided to the contrary, all laws applicable to the levy, collection and enforcement of county taxes are hereby made applicable to district taxes.

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

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