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

PART 6. FINANCIAL PROVISIONS [35900 - 36458.1]

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

CHAPTER 6. Adoption of Improvement Acts [36455 - 36458.1]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 268. )

ARTICLE 1. Authorization of Improvements [36455 - 36455.4]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 268. )


Whenever, in the opinion of the board, the public interest or convenience may require, the board may order the acquisition or construction in, under, or upon the whole or any portion of any one or more of the streets or public places of the district, or any property or rights-of-way owned by the district, of any work or improvement for the production, storage, transmission and distribution of water for irrigation, domestic, industrial and municipal purposes, or for collecting, treating, and disposing of sewage, waste and storm waters, and provide that the cost thereof shall be assessed upon any district to be assessed therefor, which district need not be composed of lands contiguous to each other.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 268.)


The work or improvement shall be done and the cost thereof assessed and collected in accordance with the procedures of 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), or the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 (Division 10 (commencing with Section 8500) of the Streets and Highways Code).

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 426.)


Such acts or any of them may be used in the discretion of the board of directors in the construction of any work to be done or improvements made under this act and in the levying of assessments and reassessments and the issuing of bonds to pay for costs and expenses of the work and improvements done or to be done hereunder.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 268.)


As additional notice a certified copy of any assessment and the diagram attached thereto issued under any of said acts shall be recorded in the office of the county surveyor if the improvement district or any part thereof is in unincorporated territory and with the superintendent of streets of the city or cities if the improvement district or any part thereof is in incorporated territory and shall remain an official record in the office in which it may be filed. Such filing, however, shall not affect or qualify the district record thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 268.)


A district may enter into an agreement with any municipality within the district whereby any work or improvement constructed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be transferred to the municipality for operation and maintenance. The power to make such an agreement is conditioned upon a finding by the board that the residents of the district would be better served by such municipal operation and maintenance.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 268.)

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