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12-681. Certain street and alley improvement in second-class cities and first-class cities under 50,000; resolution; bonds; limitations. The governing body of all cities of the first class having a population of less than fifty thousand inhabitants and cities of the second class are hereby authorized and empowered to recurb, regutter, resurface or repave, including necessary drainage facilities, any street or alley or any portion thereof when said street or alley has by reason of public travel thereon or by reason of the elements become in need of surface restoration or other construction and improvement, and the governing body shall have the power to determine such need, and when the governing body determines that the making of such improvements is deemed expedient it may by resolution so declare the necessity therefor and cause said improvement to be made.

The cost of said recurbing, reguttering, resurfacing or repaving, shall be borne by the city at large, and the governing body of said city is hereby empowered to issue general improvement bonds for the purpose of raising funds for making such improvements in an amount not exceeding the total cost of said improvement: Provided, That the total amount of bonds issued for such improvements in any one year shall not exceed an amount equal to one-third of one percent of the assessed tangible valuation of such city, except that in such cities of the first class said amount shall not exceed one-half of one percent of said valuation: Provided further, That bonds for such improvements shall not be outstanding at any one time in an amount in excess of one percent of such assessed tangible valuation, except that in such cities of the first class said amount shall not exceed one and one-half percent of said valuation.

No street or alley or any portion thereof shall be recurbed, reguttered, resurfaced or repaved under the provisions of this act until at least ten years shall have elapsed, subsequent to the date of completion of such original improvement.

History: L. 1941, ch. 109, § 1; L. 1945, ch. 96, § 1; June 28.

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