HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
40-808. Creation of special tax districts — Apportionment of costs. As a highway is built and completed with the proceeds of a bond issue within an area of land which under a resolution of a highway district board is provided, there may be created a special tax district. When the highway has been accepted by the highway district board, and the director of highways for the district has certified to his board the cost of the highway so far as it lies within the special tax district, then the highway district board shall, by order, create a special tax district, fix and designate the boundaries of it, and designate the portion of the cost of the highway to be charged against the land in the special tax district, not exceeding the maximum percentage specified in the original resolution. The highway district board shall fix and determine the amount per acre charged against the lands within the special tax district, not exceeding, in respect to any single highway, the maximum amount per acre specified for the highway in the original resolution. The amount per acre need not be the precise proportionate cost of the highway, but may be the approximate proportion, avoiding inconvenient fractions or fractional parts of a dollar, and shall be the same uniform amount per acre throughout any single special tax district. The highway district board shall include as part of the cost of the highway the fair and reasonable portion of overhead charges applicable, and an additional amount equal to two per cent (2%) of the cost to cover the expenses of the highway district for the collection of the special taxes. From time to time as highways or portions of highways are completed and accepted and the cost certified, the highway district board shall create the proper tax districts. In respect to each special tax district created, the highway board is constituted the local executive authority of each special tax district with authority in respect to each district, to levy the special tax, the authority being confined in each district to the limits of the highway district, and within the limits the special tax in each special tax district shall be at a uniform amount per acre throughout the special tax district. The order of the highway district board creating the special tax district, fixing and determining its boundaries, stating the number of acres in it, fixing the amount of the indebtedness created by the bond issue which is charged against the land in the special tax district, and the amount per acre to be specially taxed against the land shall be entered at length on the minutes of the highway district board and shall be open to public inspection. A notice stating generally the nature and date of the order and designating the township and sections within the special tax district shall be published for at least two (2) separate times in a newspaper published in the county. On the filing with the secretary of the highway district of proof of publication, the order shall be deemed complete.
[40-808, added 1985, ch. 253, sec. 2, p. 629.]