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12-614. Resurfacing and repair of paved streets; bonds; protest petition; election. Whenever the governing body of any incorporated city shall deem it necessary to resurface or repair any paved street or any portion thereof, which paved street was originally curbed, guttered and a base and surfacing constructed in accordance with specifications; and the surfacing of such paved street by reason of the wear and tear of traffic is in a condition which requires repairing or resurfacing in order to preserve the base of same and to provide a reasonably smooth wearing surface the same may be ordered by resolution and shall be done at the expense of the city and the payment of the cost of such resurfacing or repairing may be made by the issuance of improvement bonds of the city. Such bonds shall be made payable at such time as the governing body shall provide by ordinance and the credit of such city shall be pledged to the payment thereof: Provided, Before such bonds shall be issued and the work begun under the provisions of this act, the resolution determining the necessity therefor shall be published once each week on the same day of the week for two (2) consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper. Such resolution shall declare the necessity for and the intention of the governing body to make such improvement and shall describe in general terms the improvement to be made, the estimated cost thereof and shall designate the street or portion thereof to be improved. If within thirty (30) days after the last publication of said resolution there shall be filed in the office of the city clerk, not later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day, a protest signed by qualified electors equal in number to not less than ten percent (10%) of the electors who voted at the last preceding regular city election as shown by the poll books, an election shall be called and held within ninety (90) days after the last publication of said resolution or at the next regular city election if held within that time. Such election shall be called and held in the manner provided by law for bond elections. If no protest or an insufficient protest is filed or if an election is held and the proposition carries by a majority of those voting thereon, the governing body may provide for the improvement.

History: L. 1923, ch. 99, § 1; R.S. 1923, § 12-614; L. 1965, ch. 91, § 1; June 30.

Revisor's Note:

Bonds legalized, see L. 1927, ch. 137.

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