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


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

CHAPTER 1. Formation [23600 - 23674]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 3. Hearing on Formation [23645 - 23651]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )


After the filing of the formation petition, and if any, the plans and specifications, the estimate of cost, and statement of the proposed assessment, the board shall give notice of a hearing upon the petition, and if a special assessment is to be levied in the improvement district pursuant to Article 4 of this chapter, the notice shall also state that the hearing is called to determine whether or not the special assessment should be levied.

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


Notice of the hearing shall be given by all of the following:

(a) Posting a notice in three public places within the proposed improvement district.

(b) Publication of the notice once a week for two weeks in a newspaper published in the office county.

(c) Mailing a copy of the notice to the last known address of all of the owners of land in the proposed improvement district to the addresses appearing in the petition.

The notices shall be posted and mailed not less than 20 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

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


At the hearing the board shall hear any objections coming before it to any of the following:

(a) The petition.

(b) The formation of the improvement district.

(c) The land to be included within the improvement district.

(d) The plans and specifications.

(e) The estimate of cost.

(f) The proposed assessment.

(g) The apportionment of the assessment.

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


At the hearing the board shall make any changes in reference to the matters set forth in Section 23647 as it considers proper. The board may exclude any part of the land described in the petition from the proposed improvement district and may include additional land.

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


If any additional land is included in the proposed improvement district, the hearing shall be continued and the owners of the added land given personal notice of not less than 20 days of the addition of the land to the improvement district.

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


Any of the following conditions specified in the plans and specifications of any improvement district heretofore or hereafter formed imposed upon the respective parcels of land in the improvement district are binding and may be enforced:

(a) Limitations, based on the amount of assessment in the respective parcels or otherwise on:

(1) Number of outlets;

(2) Number of services;

(3) Number of connections with the improvement district pipe line;

(4) Uses to which water may be put;

(5) Quantity of water that may be used.

(b) Increases provided for as to any of the foregoing on condition that specified tolls, connection charges, or additional assessments are paid.

(Added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 718.)


All such tolls, connection charges, and additional assessments shall be held and applied upon and reduce the last call or calls of the improvement district assessment, or held, and used, or distributed as provided for in Section 24529.

(Added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 718.)

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