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24-423. Same; meeting of taxpayers, when; notice; vote. That if it shall appear by the assessors' report to be made as provided in the next preceding section that the amount to be charged against any tract of land for benefits will exceed ten percent upon its actual value as fixed by such report, then the board of directors shall forthwith call a meeting of all taxpayers whose property will be benefited by the proposed work, as shown by the assessors' report, and submit to such meeting the question as to whether such improvements shall be made or not. If a majority of such taxpayers voting at such meeting shall vote against the making of such improvement it shall not be made, but if a majority of such taxpayers voting at such meeting shall vote in favor of the making of such improvement, the board of directors may cause the same to be made and levy special taxes or assessments in accordance with the report of the assessors to pay the same.

The board of directors shall cause its secretary to give notice of such meeting by one publication in some newspaper printed in the county, five days before the day fixed therefor. The president of the board of directors shall preside at such meeting and the secretary of the board of directors shall act as its secretary, and shall make, sign and file in his office a report of its proceedings. In the absence of either president or secretary, those present may choose a president or secretary pro tem. Only taxpayers shown by the report of the assessors shall be entitled to vote at such meetings.

History: L. 1905, ch. 215, ยง 22; Feb. 25; R.S. 1923, 24-423.

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