(1)As soon as any subdistrict has been organized, the board of directors may fix the amount of assessment upon the property within the subdistrict at a level rate to be used for the purpose of paying the expenses of organization, for surveys and plans, and for other incidental expenses that may have been incurred prior to the time when money is received from the sale of bonds or otherwise. Such assessment shall not exceed five mills for every dollar of valuation for assessment of such property unless the petition for creation of the subdistrict and the order for the district court thereon provides for a higher rate. In accordance with the schedule prescribed by section 39-5-128, C.R.S., the amount of assessment for each dollar of valuation for assessment shall be certified to the boards of county commissioners of the various counties in which the district, or any portion thereof, is located and by them included in their next annual levy for state and county purposes. Said amount shall be collected for the use of such subdistrict in the same manner as are taxes for county purposes, and the revenue laws of the state for the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes on real estate for county purposes, except as modified in this article, shall be applicable for the levy and collection of the amount certified by the directors of such district as aforesaid, including the enforcement of penalties and forfeiture for delinquent taxes.
(2)All collections made by the county treasurer pursuant to such levy shall be paid to the treasurer of the district on or before the tenth day of the next succeeding calendar month. If such items of expense have already been paid in whole or in part from moneys advanced by the district for subdistrict use or from other sources, they may be repaid from the receipts of such levy, and such levy may be made even though the work proposed may have been found impracticable or for other reasons may have been abandoned. The information collected by the necessary surveys, the appraisal of benefits and damages, and other information and data are declared to constitute benefits for which an assessment may be levied. In case a district is dissolved or abandoned for any cause whatsoever before the work is constructed, the data, plans, and estimates which have been secured shall be filed with the clerk of the court in which the district was organized and shall be matters of public record available to any person interested.
Section 37-48-145 — Preliminary fund,
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