☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XI EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES

Chapter 182

Effective - 28 Aug 1988 bottom

  182.715.  Taxes raised for a library district transferred to successor urban district, when — tax levy authorized, rate — rate increase, procedure — additional tax to erect buildings, procedure, ballot form. — 1.  Whenever an urban public library district is created pursuant to section 182.703, the vote for creation of the urban public library district shall provide that any levy for library purposes established pursuant to section 137.030 shall be transferred to the urban public library district and such urban public library district shall be authorized to levy a tax at this established levy rate.  Any increase above this levy rate shall, on resolution adopted by the board of trustees of the urban public library district, be submitted to the voters of the urban public library district for approval, in accordance with the provisions of section 137.030.

  2.  If a majority of all the votes cast on the question shall be for the tax increase as submitted, the increased tax specified in the notice shall be levied and collected in like manner with other county taxes and shall be paid and forwarded to the treasurer of the board of trustees of an urban public library district by the county collector.

  3.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question shall be against the tax rate as submitted, then the tax rate shall remain at the previously existing levy.

  4.  Whenever in any urban public library district which has decided to establish and maintain a free library in any district served under the provisions of sections 182.701 to 182.723, the urban public library district board of trustees, by written resolution entered of record, deems it necessary that free library buildings be erected in the district it shall notify the appropriate election authorities that the question should be submitted to the voters of the urban public library district.  The resolution and the notice shall specify the rate of taxation necessary.

  5.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall there be a ______ cent tax for erection of library buildings?

  6.  If the majority of the voters of the urban public library district voting on the question vote in favor of the tax, the tax specified in the notice shall be levied and collected in like manner with other taxes of the district, and delivered to the treasurer of the board of trustees of the urban public library district, and shall be subject to the exclusive control of the urban public library district board of trustees and the fund shall be disbursed by the urban public library district treasurer only upon proper instrument of payment of the board of trustees, and be used for expenses incident to the erection and furnishing of the library buildings.  The levy herein providing for the erection of library buildings shall be in addition to the tax levied for the establishment and maintenance of the urban public library district.

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(L. 1988 S.B. 681)


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