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Chapter 246

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  246.140.  District authorized to buy lands. — 1.  Drainage or levee districts heretofore or hereafter incorporated under any of the drainage or levee laws of this state where lands are offered for sale for their own taxes or assessments due thereon, shall be and are hereby authorized to buy such lands at not to exceed the amount of such taxes, assessments, interest, penalties and costs.  If such bid is the highest bid, the sheriff shall convey such lands to such district and they shall thereupon become the property of such district and may be held, disposed of, sold or conveyed by such district at such price and on such terms as may be determined by it to be to the best interest of such district, either free from or subject to all taxes or assessments or any part thereof due such district at the time of such resale; but such lands shall remain subject to all drainage or levee taxes, assessments or installments thereof becoming due after such resale; and the terms of resale may include the postponing by such district of one or more of the subsequent installments of the tax or assessment for such time, as may be agreed upon not exceeding three years; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as in any manner, enlarging or extending the now existing powers of any district to levy or assess any additional tax or assessment upon lands and other property situate in any such district by reason of the release of or postponement of any taxes or assessments upon any lands or other property sold for delinquent taxes or assessments.

  2.  Deeds or other conveyances made by such district shall be in such form and executed by such officers and in such manner as shall be determined by the governing body of such district.

  3.  Where the same land is subject to the lien of taxes or assessments of more than one district, such lands may, by agreement between such districts, be purchased at foreclosure sale by any such district in trust for all such districts.  The interest of each district in lands purchased pursuant to such agreement, shall be at any given time in proportion to the total of the taxes or assessments due the respective districts at such time; provided, however, that the rights of any district failing, refusing or neglecting to enter into such agreement shall be determined and fixed by the district or districts entering such agreement or purchasing such lands; provided, however, that no district shall have power to make any expenditures or disbursements of any kind or character under the provisions of sections 246.140 to 246.170 out of any maintenance fund of such district.


(RSMo 1939 § 12609)

Prior revision: 1929 § 11020

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