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12-1302. Same; bonds for land and improvements; election. For the purpose of acquiring land for park purposes under the provisions of this act or for the improvement thereof, cities may issue bonds whenever in the judgment of the governing body thereof it shall be expedient to acquire such lands or make such improvements: Provided, No such bonds shall be issued for the purpose of making improvements for park purposes until the governing body shall be instructed to do so by a majority of all the votes cast on the proposition at any general or special election: Provided further, Before bonds shall be issued for the purpose of acquiring land for park purposes under the provisions of this act the governing body of the city shall cause to be published once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks in the official city paper a notice of its intention to acquire such lands and issue bonds in payment thereof, which shall describe the lands to be acquired and the amount of the bonds to be issued. Such bonds may be issued and the property acquired unless a petition requesting an election upon the issuance of such bonds, signed by 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, is filed with the city clerk within thirty (30) days following the last publication of such resolution. In the event a sufficient petition is filed within the time provided, no such bonds shall be issued until the governing body shall have submitted the question to and received the approval of a majority of those voting on the proposition at an election.

Any election held and any bonds issued shall be as provided by the general law.

History: R.S. 1923, § 12-1302; L. 1925, ch. 96, § 1; L. 1939, ch. 97, § 2; L. 1965, ch. 106, § 2; June 30.

Source or Prior Law:

L. 1903, ch. 135, §§ 2, 5, 6; L. 1909, ch. 69, § 2; L. 1917, ch. 89, § 1.


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