31-12A-23. Certification to county auditor of delinquent charges for services--Penalty and interest--Tax sale--Referendum on assessment or bond issue.

The board of trustees may cause the amount of any charges, and interest and penalties on the charges, for road district service rendered or made available to any land within and part of the district, which are due and unpaid on the first day of October in each year to be certified by the clerk of the district to the county auditor in the manner provided in § 10-12-7 together with any taxes levied by the district for corporate purposes. All amounts so certified shall be inserted by the county auditor upon the tax list of the current year and are payable and delinquent at the same time and shall incur penalty and interest and shall be collected by the same procedure as real estate taxes on the same property. In the event of a tax sale or the issuance of a tax deed, the provisions of §§ 9-43-112 and 9-43-113 apply to all amounts so certified and then delinquent, in the same manner as delinquent installments of special assessments. Five percent of the eligible voters of the district may petition the board of trustees for referendum of any special assessment or bond issue. A majority of the eligible voters of the district who own the lots, tracts, or parcels of land subject to a special assessment or bond issue by the road district is required for approval of the special assessment or bond issue. For purposes of a referendum, if more than one person holds an interest in a lot, tract, or parcel of land subject to a special assessment or bond issue, the vote for the lot, tract, or parcel of land shall be exercised as the owners may among themselves determine and in no event may more than one vote be cast with respect to any one lot, tract, or parcel of land in any referendum. The referendum shall be governed, to the extent applicable, by chapter 9-20. The referendum petition shall be filed with the clerk of the district within twenty days after the notice of the levy of the special assessment or bond issue has been given the landowner.

Source: SL 1977, ch 241, § 25; SL 2003, ch 158, § 3; SL 2004, ch 193, § 1; SL 2014, ch 46, § 15; SL 2021, ch 43, § 20.