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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 4. Functioning of Improvement Districts [23950 - 24021]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 1. Improvement District Management [23950 - 23956]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

23950.
  

In a district containing an improvement district the board and all of the officers of the district each respectively has all the rights, powers, and privileges as to the improvement district, its land, and the proceedings in relation to the improvement district that each respectively has for the district of which the improvement district is a part, including the right of the district to acquire, own, and hold property.

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

23951.
  

The board may also hold property used or acquired in connection with the improvement in the name of the directors and their successors in office as trustees for the improvement district.

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

23952.
  

The board of a district in which an improvement district exists may allow on terms that may be agreed upon any person to carry water through any conduit for the improvement of which the improvement district was formed and may cancel the right in the event that payments are not made in accordance with the agreed terms.

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

23953.
  

The work of improvement provided for in this part and the purchase of all supplies, material, and equipment therefor shall be performed by the district, or in the discretion of the board contracts may be made for the work and material after notice calling for bids, as prescribed by the board.

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

23954.
  

The board of the district may in lieu in whole or in part of levying assessments for the operation of improvement district works fix and collect charges for the use of water or for any other service furnished by means of the improvement district works in the same manner and with the same effect as charges are made and collected by districts for the use of water or for services.

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

23955.
  

The board of the district may, provide for the maintenance and operation of the works of an improvement district from the funds of the irrigation district, in lieu of levying further improvement district assessments for such purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 301.)

23956.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the board of a district in which an improvement district exists may establish facilities use charges for the use of irrigation facilities in such improvement district and, in establishing such charges, may provide that water shall be furnished or delivered through such facilities only to lands in such improvement district in respect of which such facilities use charges or annual installments thereof, fixed as provided in this section, shall have been paid in advance. Such facilities use charges shall be in amounts equal to the respective amounts of the assessments theretofore levied against the lands in such improvement district for the purpose of providing such facilities. In establishing such charges the board of the district shall provide (a) that payment in full of any such assessment shall constitute payment in advance in full of such facilities use charge; (b) that all facilities use charges not so paid in advance in full shall be payable in annual installments, each such annual installment to be equal in amount to (i) the annual installment of the unpaid assessment theretofore levied against the land in respect of which such charge is payable and due on or before the next succeeding November 20th plus interest thereon at the rate provided in the order levying such assessment plus 10 percent in addition (added for anticipated delinquencies), plus (ii) all delinquent annual installments, if any, of such unpaid assessment together with penalties and interest at said rate on such delinquent installments; and (c) that payment of any annual installment of any such facilities use charge shall constitute payment in full of the annual installment of such unpaid assessment due on or before the next succeeding November 20th and of all delinquent annual installments, if any, of such unpaid assessment. Any proceedings heretofore taken by the board of any district to establish the facilities use charges authorized by this section are hereby confirmed, validated and declared legally effective.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 137.)

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