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  88.811.  Limited street improvement costs — special tax bills. — The legislative body of any city of the third class, fourth class, of any city having a constitutional charter or a special charter, and towns and villages shall have power within the municipality, by ordinance, in all cases where the cost does not exceed two dollars per front foot per annum upon the property abutting upon any street, avenue, alley or public place to be improved as in this section provided, to cause the streets, avenues, alleys and public places of the city, or any part thereof, to be sprinkled, oiled, repaired, surfaced and resurfaced, and the cost thereof to be provided for and defrayed by a special tax to be assessed in favor of the municipality or contractor on the adjoining property fronting or bordering on the streets, avenues, alleys and public places where such sprinkling, oiling, repairing, surfacing and resurfacing is proposed to be done, in proportion that the linear feet of each lot fronting or bordering on the street, avenue, alley and public place so to be sprinkled, oiled, repaired, surfaced and resurfaced bears to the total number of linear feet of all the property chargeable with the special tax aforesaid in the territory embraced by the contract under which said sprinkling, oiling, repairing, surfacing and resurfacing is to be done.  The above work may be done by said municipality and an accurate account of the cost thereof kept by said municipality or may be contracted for annually by the legislative body at such time and under such terms as shall be provided by ordinance, and the municipality shall be divided into convenient sprinkling, oiling, repairing, surfacing and resurfacing districts for the above purpose, and each district shall be let separately.  The special tax bill spoken of shall be and become a lien on the property charged therewith from and after the commencing of such sprinkling, oiling, repairing, surfacing and resurfacing of such streets, avenues, alleys or public places under the provisions of an ordinance providing therefor, and shall be prima facie evidence of the liability of the property charged therewith to the extent and amount therein specified and may be collected of and from the owner of the land in the name of and by such municipality or contractor as any other claim in any court of competent jurisdiction, and tax bills may bear interest not to exceed the rate on ten-year United States treasury notes as established at the most recent auction, and they shall be issued and collected in the manner provided by ordinance; provided, that in no case shall the provisions of this section apply where the cost of such improvement shall exceed two dollars per front foot per annum upon the property abutting upon any street, avenue, alley or public place; provided further, that the cost of sprinkling, oiling, repairing, surfacing and resurfacing of any street, avenue, alley or public place or any part thereof may be paid out of the general revenue fund of the municipality or other funds which the municipality may have for such purposes if the legislative body of such municipality so desires, in which case the proceedings of the municipality for such improvements shall specify that payment will be made out of the general revenue fund or other funds in whole or in part.

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(L. 1953 p. 312 § 1, A.L. 1959 H.B. 280 § 88.665, A.L. 1969 p. 164, A.L. 1984 S.B. 613, A.L. 1985 H.B. 676)

Effective 6-18-85


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