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DIVISION 15. RECLAMATION DISTRICTS [50000 - 53901]

  ( Division 15 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

PART 7. ASSESSMENTS [51200 - 51894]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

CHAPTER 3. Payment and Collection [51500 - 51570]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

ARTICLE 2. Original and Additional Assessments [51510 - 51522]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

51510.
  

For 30 days after the filing of the second original assessment list in the office of the county treasurer pursuant to Section 51254 the assessment shall not bear interest, except as provided by Section 51511, and, if bonds have not been authorized and sold on the basis of the assessment, any landowner may pay in lawful money of the United States, or approved warrants of the district, all or any part of the principal and interest of the assessment on any parcel.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51511.
  

Unpaid assessments on which bonds have been issued shall bear interest at the rate of 11/2 percent per month from the date of the bonds originally issued thereon until the bonds and any refunding bonds issued thereon are fully paid, and the interest due at any time on the unpaid assessment may be called without calling any installment of the assessment. The word installment as used in this section shall be construed as applying to interest as well as the principal as the case may be.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 417, Sec. 2.)

51512.
  

If a district is situated partly in different counties the assessment shall be paid into the treasury of the county in which the particular parcel is situated.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51513.
  

When the district is situated in more than one county the county treasurers of each county wherein any of the lands assessed are situated shall report to the county treasurer of the principal county all payments of assessments on all parcels, whether in cash or warrants, immediately upon such payments being made and shall effect immediate transfer of all funds and warrants so paid to the treasurer of the principal county.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 879.)

51514.
  

After the period of 30 days, all unpaid original assessments shall bear interest at the rate of 11/2 percent per month unless the board, by resolution, adopts a lesser rate and files a certified copy of the resolution with the county treasurer.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 38, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1993.)

51515.
  

Assessments unpaid after 30 days and accrued interest thereon shall be collected by and paid to the county treasurer of the county wherein the parcel is situated, or the board may designate an agent to effect such collection who shall file with the treasurer of such county a detailed report of any and all collections thereon and who shall deposit the money with that county treasurer to the credit of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51516.
  

The board shall require that an agent give a bond in the amount it considers sufficient for the faithful performance of his duties.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51517.
  

All payments on unpaid original assessments shall be made in separate installments, of such amounts, and at such times as the board, by order entered in its minutes, may direct.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51518.
  

Upon making the order the secretary shall enter in the minutes of the board a notice in substantially the following form:

(Name of reclamation district, location or principal place of business.) Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the board of trustees held on the (date), an installment of (amount) was ordered paid within 60 days from date thereof to ____ at ____. Any installment which shall remain unpaid on the (day fixed) will be delinquent together with the accrued interest thereon.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51519.
  

The notice shall be personally served upon each owner of land in the district, or in lieu of personal service, shall be mailed to the owner at his place of residence, if known or entered upon the assessment roll of the county, and if not known, at the place where the principal office of the district is situated, or be published once a week for two weeks successively in some newspaper of general circulation devoted to the publication of general news within the district and, if no such newspaper is published within the district, published in a newspaper published in the county seat of the principal county.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51520.
  

The county treasurer of each county wherein any of the lands assessed are situated, shall, immediately following the expiration of the period of 60 days from the date of the order, report to the county treasurer of the principal county all payments of assessments on each parcel and shall also report all parcels which are delinquent, and the amount of delinquencies thereon.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51521.
  

(a) Any installment of an assessment for which no bond or time warrant has been issued, which is unpaid after 60 days from the date of the order, is delinquent with the accrued interest thereon, and a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the installment and interest shall be added thereto and collected for the use of the district.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the board may, for good cause, collect the unpaid installment described in subdivision (a) and waive the penalty or interest.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 38, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1993.)

51522.
  

All money, including interest and penalties, derived by sale or otherwise, from original and additional assessments shall be placed by the county treasurer of the principal county to the credit of the general fund of the district or, if bonds of the district have been issued upon the assessment and remain unpaid and provision has not been made for the payment thereof, shall be deposited in a separate fund for the sole purpose of paying the principal and interest of the bonds and the expenses of the county treasurer.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 879.)

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