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Water Code - WAT

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 3. Operation and Maintenance Assessments [51540 - 51547]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

51540.
  

When the board has ordered an operation and maintenance assessment levy and has fixed the installments the secretary shall enter in the minutes of the board a notice in substantially the following form:

(Name of reclamation district, location of 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 assessment levy will be filed in office of county treasurer) to ____ at ____. Any installment which shall remain unpaid on the (day fixed) will be delinquent, together with accrued interest (if any be due) and 10 percent will be added thereto and collected for the use of the district.

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

51541.
  

The notice shall be published, mailed, or personally served upon each landowner in the manner provided in Section 51519.

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

51542.
  

When the operation and maintenance assessment levy is to be paid in more than one installment the secretary shall give notice for 60 days immediately preceding the due date of each installment in substantially the form prescribed in this article.

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

51543.
  

Except as otherwise specifically provided, unpaid assessments for operation and maintenance levied pursuant to this article shall be collected in the manner provided for the payment and collection of original and additional assessments.

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

51544.
  

The principal and interest of any operation and maintenance assessment levy may be paid in lawful money of the United States or approved warrants of the district payable from such assessment levy.

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

51545.
  

The money collected on operation and maintenance assessments shall be placed by the county treasurer to the credit of the district in a separate fund designated “maintenance fund” of the district.

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

51546.
  

The maintenance fund, except as provided in Section 51547, shall be disbursed only upon warrants of the board drawn in payment of the cost or expense of maintenance, repair and operation of the district reclamation works, incidental expenses as defined in Section 51336 and for the construction of reclamation works supplemental to, or in replacement of, the reclamation works already possessed by the district.

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

51547.
  

When time warrants have been issued in anticipation of an operation and maintenance assessment levy, money collected upon that levy shall be used only for the payment of the principal and interest on the time warrants so long as such time warrants are outstanding and unpaid.

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

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