HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
40-823. Levy to pay indebtedness upon division of district. Whenever there is a division of a highway district and an amount is found to be due from either of the districts to the other, and where a warrant or warrants have been drawn for the amount due payable to the creditor district, and the levy for the first year is found to be insufficient for the payment of the warrant or warrants, it shall be the duty of the board of highway district commissioners of the debtor district to levy annually a tax sufficient to pay at least twenty-five per cent (25%) of the warrant indebtedness annually, or so much of the warrant indebtedness as the limit of levying taxes by a highway district as prescribed by law will permit. The highway district commissioners of the former district shall annually levy an ad valorem tax for both the former and the new district for the purpose of providing a sinking fund to pay the bonded indebtedness of the former district at the time of the division. Upon any levy being made by the board of highway district commissioners of the former district, it shall be the duty of the clerk of that board to transmit to the board of highway district commissioners of the new district a certified copy of the resolution providing for the tax. It shall be the duty of the board of highway district commissioners of the new district to spread the resolution on its minutes, and a tax shall be levied on the new district in accordance with the resolution and collected in the same manner as other special highway district taxes are collected. The moneys shall be paid as soon as collected by the tax collector of the county in which the new district is situated, to the treasurer of the former district who shall credit the tax moneys to the sinking fund to liquidate the existing bonded indebtedness.
[40-823, added 1985, ch. 253, sec. 2, p. 636.]