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  137.558.  County-urban road system — refunds to cities — county-arterial roads (St. Louis County). — 1.  As used in this section:

  (1)  "City" means any incorporated city, town or village partly or wholly within a county subject to the provisions of this section; and

  (2)  "Road" includes streets, bridges and highways.

  2.  Any county of the first class having a charter form of government and having a population of over nine hundred thousand inhabitants may establish a "county-arterial road system", and the governing body of the county may designate any road within the county a part of the system without regard to city boundaries and without regard to the state highway system.  Any county establishing a county-arterial road system and any city within the county may enter into contracts for and concerning the construction, reconstruction, repair and maintenance of the roads and bridges within the system, but all other services not specifically contracted for relating to such roads shall be performed by the city within which they are located except as provided for in this law.

  3.  Refunds shall be made by the county treasurer to every city lying wholly or partially within the county from the county road and bridge fund equal to one hundred percent of the amount accruing to the county from the first eighteen cents per hundred dollars assessed valuation of the county's special road and bridge tax levied upon property situated within the limits of the city and located in the county, provided that before any refund shall be made the city must present to the county an affidavit, executed by the mayor or chief executive of the city under authority from the governing body of the city, that all of the money received shall be or has been spent for the improvement and repair of public roads, streets and bridges within the corporate limits of the city lying within the county.  Upon receipt of the affidavit the county council shall direct the county treasurer to make the refund according to law.  If any city fails to file such an affidavit within two years following December thirty-first of the year in which the tax was levied, such share shall be used by the county for the county-arterial road system.  The county shall expend all of the revenue accruing to the county from that portion of the county special road and bridge tax in excess of eighteen cents per hundred dollars assessed valuation for the construction, reconstruction and improvement of roads designated as part of the county-arterial road system and may expend such revenue on traffic regulations and controls on and repair, maintenance and control of such roads.  The county council shall have the authority to establish traffic regulations and controls on any road in the arterial road system, except that if the county council does establish such traffic regulations and controls, it shall repair, maintain and control such road.  The county may use its own employees and equipment for such construction, reconstruction, improvement, repair, maintenance and control, or provide for the same by contract.


(L. 1963 p. 187, A.L. 1965 p. 256, A.L. 1971 H.B. 306, A.L. 1972 S.B. 459, A.L. 1991 S.B. 34)

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