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Title VI COUNTY, TOWNSHIP AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION GOVERNMENT

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  67.755.  Subdivision may establish recreational system, restriction — tax levy — limits — excess property may be sold, exception. — 1.  The governing body of any political subdivision may provide, establish, equip, develop, operate, maintain and conduct a system of public recreation, including parks and other recreational grounds, playgrounds, recreational centers, swimming pools, and any and all other recreational areas, facilities and activities, and may do so by purchase, gift, lease, condemnation, exchange or otherwise, and may employ necessary personnel, except that a board of education shall not obtain property for recreational areas or facilities by condemnation.  Funds to be spent for such purposes may be set up in their respective budgets by any governing body.

  2.  If sufficient funds cannot be made available from ordinary levies, additional funds may be raised by a special tax levy, general obligation bond issue within constitutional limits or revenue bond issue, but no special tax shall be levied or any bonds issued by any political subdivision unless the rate and purpose of the tax or bond issue is submitted to a vote and a two-thirds majority of the voters voting thereon vote therefor.  The rate of such special tax levied by one or more political subdivisions shall not total in the aggregate more than twenty cents on each one hundred dollars assessed valuation of all real and tangible personal property subject to its or their taxing powers.  In the event that any political subdivision is now authorized by statute to levy a tax for this purpose, the combined levies authorized by such statute and by this section shall not exceed the larger levy authorized.

  All ballots submitting such special tax to the voters shall state on their face the rate of the proposed levy in cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation.

  3.  The governing body charged with the administration of a public recreational facility may sell at public sale any property acquired for the facility by means other than condemnation, in excess of that actually occupied by the public recreational facility, and all proceeds from such sales shall be used to retire any revenue bonds issued to finance the project.

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(L. 1961 p. 304 § 2, A.L. 1963 p. 120, A.L. 1967 p. 139, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1993 S.B. 194)


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