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DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

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

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [22075 - 22982]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 6. Provisions Pertaining Only to the El Dorado Irrigation District [22975 - 22977]
  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 492. )

22975.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this division, the El Dorado Irrigation District, or an improvement district formed within the El Dorado Irrigation District pursuant to the provisions of this division may:

(a) Construct, operate and maintain facilities for the collection, transmission, treatment and disposal of sewage water, including all works, structures, plants, equipment, and lines necessary and convenient for the collection, transmission, treatment, and disposal of sewage waters within the district.

(b) Construct, operate and maintain works and facilities for the use, storage, control, regulation, and distribution of any drainage water within the district.

(c) Authorize, issue and sell revenue bonds pursuant to the provisions of the Revenue Bond Law of 1941 (Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 54300) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code) for any one or more of the purposes specified in this division.

(d) Authorize, issue and sell general obligation bonds pursuant to the provisions of Article 10 (commencing with Section 25211.1) of Chapter 2.2 of Part 2 of Division 2 of Title 3 of the Government Code for any one or more of the purposes specified in this division.

(e) Use the Improvement Act of 1911 (Division 7 (commencing with Section 5000) of the Streets and Highways Code), the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 (Division 12 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Streets and Highways Code), and the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 (Division 10 (commencing with Section 8500) of the Streets and Highways Code) for the construction of any facilities authorized to be constructed under the provisions of this division.

In the application of the above-specified acts to proceedings under this subdivision, the terms used in those acts shall have the following meanings:

(1) “City council” and “council” shall mean the board of directors of the district.

(2) “City” and “municipality” shall mean the district.

(3) “Clerk” and “city clerk” shall mean the secretary.

(4) “Superintendent of streets” and “street superintendent” and “city engineer” shall mean the general manager of the district or any other person appointed to perform such duties.

(5) “Tax collector” shall mean the district tax collector.

(6) “Treasurer” and “city treasurer” shall mean the person or officer who has charge of and makes payment of the funds of the district.

(7) “Right-of-way” shall mean any parcel of land through which a right-of-way has been granted to the district for the purpose of constructing or maintaining any work or improvements which the district is authorized to do.

The powers and duties conferred by such acts upon boards, officers and agents of cities shall be exercised by the board, officers and agents of the district, respectively.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 492.)

22976.
  

This section provides for an alternative procedure for forming an improvement district within the El Dorado Irrigation District:

(a) The El Dorado Irrigation District may form one or more districts in the same manner as county service areas form zones pursuant to the County Service Area Law (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 25210) of Part 2 of Division 2 of Title 3 of the Government Code). An improvement district formed by the El Dorado Irrigation District shall have all of the powers and duties of a zone formed pursuant to the County Service Area Law.

(b) The application of, and the terms used in, those sections shall have the following meanings:

(1) “Board of supervisors” shall mean the board of directors of the district.

(2) “County service area” shall mean improvement district.

(3) “County services” shall mean El Dorado Irrigation District services.

(4) “County Service Area No. _______” shall mean “Improvement District No. _______.”

(5) “Chapter” shall mean section.

(6) “Services” shall mean “services permitted El Dorado Irrigation District.”

(7) “County taxes” shall mean El Dorado Irrigation District assessments.

(8) “County treasurer” shall mean El Dorado Irrigation District treasurer.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 158, Sec. 18. Effective January 1, 2009.)

22977.
  

In the event that the board of the El Dorado Irrigation District determines that it may be for the best interests of the district for the district to have seven divisions for the purposes of Part 5 (commencing with Section 21550), it may propose, by resolution, the creation of seven divisions, the boundaries of which are set forth therein. The resolution shall be published pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code together with a notice of a hearing to be held to consider the proposal. At the time stated in the notice for the hearing, the board shall consider the proposal and hear any owners of taxable property within the district who desire to support or oppose the proposal. If after the hearing, the board determines that it is for the best interests of the district to have the seven divisions with boundaries as proposed or as amended at the hearing, it shall, by resolution, establish the divisions and describe their boundaries. Upon the adoption of the resolution establishing seven divisions, the board shall appoint two additional directors at large who shall serve until the next general district election.

Notwithstanding the adoption of the resolution establishing the seven divisions, the five directors in office at the time of such establishment shall continue to serve until the next general district election. At such general district election, a director shall be elected in each of the seven divisions established by the board’s resolution. The directors elected at such election shall classify themselves by lot so that three shall serve for terms of two years and four shall serve for terms of four years. Thereafter, their successors shall serve for terms of four years.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 2019.)

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