- procedure in making
(1)If the proceedings for the organization of the subdistrict, including the petition and the decree entered thereon, provide for the financing of the construction or acquisition of the works or other improvements proposed and of the other steps necessary to the development and implementation of the subdistrict’s official plan by special assessments to be levied against the appraised benefits to property within said subdistrict, then the board of directors may make special assessments from time to time, as required, and, in making the assessments, the board shall be guided by the procedure for the levy of similar assessments under the conservancy law of the state of Colorado, articles 1 to 8 of this title, and particularly the provisions of said law appearing in sections 37-5-104 to 37-5-106, and the same shall apply to subdistricts created under this article.
(2)From time to time, as the affairs of the subdistrict may demand, the board of directors may levy on all property to which benefits are provided by the subdistrict’s official plan a special assessment of such portion of said benefits as may be found necessary by the board to pay the cost of any appraisal, the preparation and execution of the official plan for said subdistrict, and the superintendence of construction and administration during the period of construction, plus ten percent of the total to be added for contingencies, but not to exceed in the total of principal the appraised benefits so adjudicated. The special assessments, to be known as the “construction fund special assessment”, shall be apportioned to and levied on each tract of land or other property in the district in proportion to the benefits appraised and not in excess thereof, and in case special improvement bonds are issued, as provided in section 37-48-149, then the amount of interest that will accrue on such bonds as estimated by the board of directors shall be included in and added to the assessment, but the interest to accrue on account of the issuance of the special improvement bonds shall not be construed as a part of the cost of construction in determining whether or not the expenses and cost of making the improvement are or are not equal to or in excess of the benefits appraised.
(3)As soon as the special assessment is levied, the secretary of the subdistrict, at the expense thereof, shall prepare in duplicate an assessment of the subdistrict. It shall be in the form of a well-bound book endorsed and named “Construction Fund Special Assessment Record of Water Users’ Association No. ....., or Special Improvement District No. ....., of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District”. Said record shall be in the form of similar records for conservancy districts under the laws of this state, particularly as provided in section 37-5-104. The special assessments may be paid in the manner provided in section 37-5-105 relating to conservancy districts under the laws of this state. All proceedings provided in said sections with respect to conservancy districts shall apply to the special assessments, the records thereof, and the manner of payment of special assessments of subdistricts organized under this article.
Section 37-48-148 — Special assessments - procedure in making,
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