Board to certify assessments
(1)To maintain, operate, and preserve ditches, canals, reservoirs, or other improvements made pursuant to this article, and to strengthen, repair, and restore the same, when needed, and for the purpose of defraying any incidental expenses of the subdistrict, the board of directors may, upon completion of a works provided for in the plan for any such subdistrict, on or before the first Monday in November of each year thereafter, certify to the board of county commissioners of the county in which said subdistrict or any part thereof is located an assessment on each tract of land and upon public corporations subject to assessment under this article, for the purpose of raising funds to be used for the maintenance of said improvements. If an appraisal of benefits has been made against the lands in said district, assessments shall be apportioned by the county treasurer and by the board of directors of said district against the property therein upon the basis of the appraisal of benefits originally made. If no such appraisal has been made and the form of organization and financing is such that revenue warrants or general obligations of the subdistrict have been issued, then said assessment shall be made on the basis of the valuation for assessment of the property subject to assessment in said subdistrict.
(2)Said assessment shall not exceed five mills on each dollar of the valuation for assessment of the property in said subdistrict in any one year, unless the court shall by order authorize an assessment of a larger percentage. Said assessment shall be levied by resolution of the board of directors and shall be enrolled in a well-bound record to be known as the maintenance fund assessment record and shall be substantially the form provided for similar records of conservancy districts under the laws of the state of Colorado, particularly as provided by section 37-5-107. Assessments so certified shall be levied by the board of county commissioners of the counties in which said subdistrict is situate, on the property of said district in their respective counties, to be collected by the treasurers of the several counties and delivered to the treasurer of the district in like manner and with like effect as is provided for the collection and return of other assessments under this article. The whole assessment shall be due and payable as and when taxes for county purposes levied in the same year are due and payable. The said maintenance assessments shall be in addition to any assessments which have been levied against benefits appraised for and on account of construction.
Section 37-47-127 — Board to certify assessments,
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