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DIVISION 13. CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICTS [34000 - 38501]

  ( Division 13 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

PART 6. FINANCIAL PROVISIONS [35900 - 36458.1]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

CHAPTER 1. Funds and Warrants [35900 - 35912]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

35900.
  

The treasurer shall receive to the credit of the district and in trust for its use and benefit all the money belonging to the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

35901.
  

All money belonging to the district, or to which the district is entitled, shall, when received, be paid by the person receiving it to the treasurer.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

35902.
  

The treasurer shall establish for the district a general obligation bond fund and a general fund and shall apportion the district money to the funds as follows:

(a) To the general obligation bond fund, that portion of the money received from the collection of assessments or from the sale of property for delinquent assessments which bears the same proportion to the total amount received from the collection of assessments or from the sale of property for delinquent assessments as that portion of the estimate of the board on which the assessment was based which is required for the payment of general obligation bonds and the interest thereon bears to the whole amount of the estimate.

(b) To the general fund, the balance of all money received.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

35903.
  

The money placed in the general obligation bond fund shall be used for the payment of bonds and of the interest thereon and until the total bonded indebtedness of the district is discharged shall not be used for any other purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

35903.5.
  

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 35903, any amount in the general obligation bond fund in excess of the amount needed to pay principal and interest on bonds during the then current fiscal year and the succeeding fiscal year may be transferred by the treasurer to the general fund.

(b) This section shall apply only to the Fern Valley Water District.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 269.)

35904.
  

Any money belonging to a district may be deposited by the treasurer pursuant to the general laws governing the deposit of public money.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

35905.
  

Where the deposit of money is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation no additional security need be required from the bank for the portion of the district’s deposits so insured.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

35906.
  

Except for the payment of bonds and the interest thereon district money shall not be paid out by the treasurer unless a warrant therefor has been drawn and executed by the board.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

35907.
  

Warrants are contracts in writing for the payment of money and an action based on warrants payable on demand shall be commenced within four years from the date of their issuance.

(Amended by Stats. 1959, Ch. 2041.)

35908.
  

In any proceeding for a writ of mandate to compel the board to issue a warrant, the court shall proceed as in other civil actions and shall cause a writ to issue for any sum found to be due.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

35909.
  

The board of directors may provide for a bond reserve fund for the purpose of payment of the principal of or interest on bonds of the district as the same shall become due. Except as otherwise provided in the resolution providing for the issuance of said bonds and so long as any of said bonds are outstanding, any moneys set aside in said bond reserve fund shall be used solely to pay the principal of or interest on said bonds as the same shall become due, in the event and to the extent that other available moneys of the district are insufficient therefor. When all of the principal of or interest on said bonds has been paid, the balance of the money remaining in the bond reserve fund shall be transferred to the general fund.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 891.)

35910.
  

All or any portion of a bond reserve fund may be established out of the proceeds of the sale of said bonds. In such case the estimate referred to in Section 35950 shall include or make provision for such bond reserve fund and the ballot cast at the bond election shall contain a statement to the effect that all or part of said bond reserve fund is to be established from the proceeds of said bonds. Upon the delivery of and payment for said bonds, the portion of the proceeds provided for said bond reserve fund shall be set aside therein.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 891.)

35911.
  

The resolution providing for the issuance of bonds may provide for a bond reserve fund to be established, in whole or in part, from water charges or annual assessments, or both. In such event said water charges or annual assessments, in addition to the other amounts required or authorized to be included therein, shall include such amount or amounts as shall be provided by said resolution for said bond reserve fund, and upon collection thereof said amount or amounts shall be set aside in said bond reserve fund.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 891.)

35912.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Irvine Ranch Water District may invest or reinvest its capital facilities replacement funds in real estate and interests therein and improvements thereon, located within the County of Orange, as an investment for the production of income. The total aggregate amount of those investments shall not exceed 30 percent of the district’s total capital facilities replacement funds.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 395, Sec. 1.)

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