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Title (1866) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Subject Law
Description (1866) The Fifteenth Legislature, 1865, passed an act to print the laws as prepared and reported by the Joint Committee on Revision and Compilation, including laws of the current session. No 1865 session law was printed because these acts were incorporated into the 1866 compilation.
Publisher Legislative Assemblye of the State of Utah
Date 1866
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Identifier KFU30 1866 .A193
Language eng
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT
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Title Chapter 133_page_185
Description LAWS OP UTAH. 185 CHAPTER CXXXIII. -' An ACT to Incorporate Irrigation Companies. Sec. 1.-Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembty of the Territory of Utah: That, upon the majority of the citizens of any county or part thereof representing that more water is necessary and that there are streams unclaimed which, if brought out of their natural channels and thrown upon tracts of land under cultivation or to be putunder cultivation, can be of value to the interests of agriculture, the Gounty Court having jurisdiction may proceed to organize the county or part thereof into an irrigation district; and thereafter the landholders of such district shall be equally entitled to the use of the water in or to be brought into such district, according to their several, needs. Sec. 2-The citizens of an irrigation district, when so organized for the purposes mentioned in the preceding section, may in mass meeting, after a general notice thereof has been given, proceed to the formation of a Company by electing, viva voce, not less than three nor more than thirteen Trustees, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and decide whether the tax to be levied shall be on all taxable property or upon the lands to be benefltted. Sec. 3.-It shall be the duty of the Trustees so elected to locate the proposed canal or ditch, determine theamountandquality of theland to be benefitted thereby, to estimate the cost, including dams, flumes, locks, waste weirs and all the appurtenances belonging thereto, the amount, per acre or the percentage on taxable property which will be necessary to construct the same, less the value of the possession of any unoccupied lands on the line of such canal# or ditch, and make a report including these items to the County Court: Provided" that if the tax to be levied is a property tax, the estimates shall be made from the latest assessment rolls in the County Assessor's office. Sec. 4.-It shall then be the duty of the County Court, after at least six days public notice shall have been given in each precinct in the said irrigation district, to hold an election, at which the report of the Trustees, provided for in the preceding section, shall be made public; and the electors shall vote yes or no upon the following questions: First, do you mutually agree to pay per cent, property tax or per acre land tax, to construct the proposed ditch or canal? Second, do you approve the action of the mass meeting in the election of ¦officers? The vote3 shall be polled and counted in the manner prescribed in "An Act regulating elections;" approved January 3,1853: Provided the meaning of the word electors used in this section shall only include tax-payers, if a property tax, or land-holders, if a land tax, in the said district. ¦ Sec. 5.-If, upon counting the votes, it shall appear that two-thirds of the votes polled have been answered in the affirmative, then the tax so levied shall be a*lawiii the said^irrigation district, and may be assessed and collected in the manner provided for Territorial revenue, and be paid over to the Treasurer of said Company on his order: Provided that not exceeding one-half of the tax so levied shall be collected at one time; the residue to be collected as the work progresses. Sec. 6.-If less than two-thirds of the votes polled are answered in the affirmative, then all proceedings under this act shall be null and of no effect: Provided that if there' are objections to the officers so elected by the mass meeting, the electors may write other names on their tickets; the persons having the most votes to be declared elected. Sec. 7.-The officers so elected shall file bonds in the office of the Clerk of the County Court, conditioned for the faithful performance of their several duties; the amount of such bonds to be declared by the County Court having jurisdiction. Sec. 8.-The term of office of the first Trustees, Secretary and Treasurer shall he till the next general election; and thereafter for one year, and until their successors are elected and file bonds. Sec. 9.-The Clerk of the County Court shall give notice of and prescribe the manner of conducting all subsequent elections for Company officers; and if it should he found necessary to increase the tax already levied, such increase may be submitted to the people, upon representation of the Trustees, at any subsequent regular election for Territorial, County or Company officers; and if voted for as previously provided, shall be a law and be assessed and collected in the manner provided in the fifth section of this act. Sec. 10.--The Trustees at their first meeting shall elect one of their number President; and it shall be their duty and they shall have power to fill any vacancy which may occur in the Board by death, change of residence or otherwise; the persons, chosen to hold office until the next annual election, to meet at such times and places as they may deem expedient; to make all bye-laws, rules and regulations necessary to carry
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Source Original Book: Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2005-11-15
ID 717147
Reference URL