Levy and collection of subdistrict’s taxes
(1)The board of directors, in the name of the subdistrict, after it has been organized, shall determine the amount of money necessary to be raised by a levy on the taxable property in the subdistrict and shall fix a rate of levy, not to exceed five mills, which when levied upon every dollar of valuation for assessment of taxable property within the subdistrict will raise the amount required by the subdistrict during the ensuing fiscal year to supply funds for paying expenses of organization, costs of surveys and plans, salaries of any employees of the subdistrict, per diem allowed to directors and their expenses pertaining to the subdistrict, and other incidental expenses which may be incurred in the administration of the affairs of the subdistrict, paying the costs and expenses of construction of any project designed or intended to accomplish the utilization of water, by storage or otherwise, for any beneficial uses or purposes, and promptly paying in full, when due, all interest on and principal of general obligation bonds and other general obligation indebtedness of the subdistrict, but the limitation of five mills imposed in this section on the amount of levy shall not apply to levies made for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on the general obligation bonds and other general obligation indebtedness of the subdistrict. Except for levies to pay such indebtedness, a two-thirds vote of the membership of the board shall be required to fix the amount of each of such levies.
(2)To levy and collect general ad valorem taxes, the board shall determine in each year the amount of money necessary to be raised by taxation, taking into consideration other sources of revenue of the subdistrict, and shall fix a rate of levy, without limitation of rate or amount, but subject to the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, which, when levied upon every dollar of valuation for assessment of taxable property within the subdistrict and together with any other moneys of the subdistrict, will raise the amount required by the subdistrict annually to supply funds for the payment of the expenses provided in subsection (1) of this section.
(3)In accordance with the schedule prescribed by section 39-5-128, C.R.S., the board of directors shall certify to the board of county commissioners of each county within the subdistrict, or having a portion of its territory within the subdistrict, the rate so fixed in order that, at the time and in the manner required by law for the levying of taxes, such board of county commissioners shall levy such tax upon the valuation for assessment of all taxable property within the subdistrict in such county.
(4)Upon the receipt of any proceeds of tax levies made under subsection (1) of this section, if any items of expense have already been paid in whole or in part from any other sources by the subdistrict, they may be repaid from receipts of such levies. Such levies may be made, although the work proposed or any part thereof may have been found impractical or for any other reasons abandoned. The collection of data and the payment of expenses therefor, including the compensation of engineers, attorneys, and clerical assistants, to conserve water of the subdistrict, are hereby declared to be a matter of general benefit to the public welfare and such that taxes for such purposes may be properly imposed in the opinion of the general assembly.
(5)The limitations in and other provisions of part 3 of article 1 of title 29, C.R.S., and any other law which by its terms is applicable to the subdistrict and which imposes tax limitations or expenditure limitations thereon, other than the tax limitation in subsection (1) of this section, shall not apply to the subdistrict until the fifth year after the date on which the subdistrict is created or May 31, 1979, whichever date is later.
Section 37-46-126.3 — Levy and collection of subdistrict’s taxes,
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