☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XIV ROADS AND WATERWAYS

Chapter 233

Effective - 28 Aug 1997 bottom

  233.172.  Certain counties may form road benefit districts — special provisions in certain counties (Clay County). — 1.  In any county of the first classification without a charter form of government having a population of at least one hundred fifty thousand and either containing a portion of a city with a population of at least three hundred fifty thousand or bordering a city not within a county, the county commission may, by resolution, submit the question of creating a road benefit district pursuant to sections 233.170 to 233.316, encompassing the unincorporated areas of such county to all of the qualified voters residing within such district at a general or special election called for that purpose.  Such resolution shall set forth the name of the proposed road benefit district, its boundaries and a proposed road and bridge benefit district tax levy in an amount not to exceed twenty cents per one hundred dollars assessed valuation.  The ballot upon which the question of creating a road benefit district is submitted to the qualified voters residing within the proposed district shall contain a question in substantially the following form:

Shall the ______ County, be authorized to create a road benefit district within the following boundaries, to-wit: ______ (set forth boundaries of proposed road benefit district) and assess a levy not to exceed ______ cents per one hundred dollars assessed valuation upon all property within the boundaries of said road benefit district the proceeds of which levy shall be placed in a "road benefit district fund" and used solely for the improvement, maintenance, construction and repair of roads and bridges within the boundaries of the road benefit district?

  2.  If the ballot question is approved by a majority of the qualified voters residing within the boundaries of the proposed district, the governing body of the county shall be authorized to assess and collect a levy in an amount not to exceed the amount specified on the ballot, in which event the sums so collected shall be placed in a separate "road district benefit fund" and used only for the purposes specified on the ballot within the boundaries of the road benefit district.

  3.  Notwithstanding section 233.170, to the contrary, a district established pursuant to this section may contain less than six hundred forty acres and may contain territories that are not contiguous.

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(L. 1997 H.B. 523 § 1 merged with S.B. 371 § 1)


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