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  182.260.  Library building tax — duration, rate, election — funds, management and disbursement (cities 10,000 or over). — Whenever in any city which has decided or shall hereafter decide to establish and maintain a free public library under the provisions of sections 182.140 to 182.301, voters equal to five percent of the total vote cast for governor at the last election in the city in writing petition the proper authorities, asking that an annual tax be levied as an increased rate of taxation for the erection and maintenance of free public library buildings in the city, and specify in their petition an annual rate of taxation, which shall not to be levied for more than ten years on all taxable property in the city, and the board of trustees of the free public library of the city deems it necessary that the library buildings be erected and properly maintained and refurbished, and so express its opinion by resolution, then the question shall be submitted at an election.  The order of the governing body and the notice shall specify the name of the city and the rate of taxation mentioned in the petition.  If a majority of the voters voting on the question vote in favor of the increased tax, the tax specified in the notice shall be levied and collected in like manner with other general taxes of the city, and shall be known as the "Library Building, Maintenance and Refurbishing Fund".  All funds received pursuant to this section shall be utilized by the board of trustees for erection of a library or for the normal maintenance, remodeling or refurbishing of any existing library under the control of the board.  At least once in every month the proper city finance officer shall pay over to the treasurer of the library district all moneys received and collected for the library building, maintenance and refurbishing fund, including interest on such moneys, and take duplicate receipts from the treasurer, one of which he shall file with the secretary of the library district and the other of which he shall file in his settlement with the city governing body.


(RSMo 1939 § 14764, A.L. 1955 p. 555 § 182.250, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1982 S.B. 495, A.L. 1985 S.B. 152)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 13460; 1919 § 7203; 1909 § 8199

Effective 12-31-85

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