Maine Revised Statutes

§6103. Authority for taxation under default

1. Issuance of a warrant.  If there is a default in the payment of the principal of, or interest on, a note, bond or other evidence of indebtedness issued by a water district created by special Act of the Legislature, the trustees, directors or managing board of the district shall, unless the default is cured, issue their warrant immediately to those portions of the municipality or municipalities which constitute the district.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
2. Form of warrant.  The form of the warrant shall be reasonably similar to the warrant used by the Treasurer of State for real estate taxes.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
3. Assessment and collection of taxes.  In the warrant for payment of the sum, the assessors in each municipality shall assess the sum allocated to the municipality or portion of the municipality upon the taxable estates within the municipality or portion of the municipality and shall commit their assessment to the constable or collector of the municipality, who shall have all authority, powers and duty to collect the taxes as is vested by law to collect state, county and municipal taxes.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
4. Allocation if district is composed of more than one municipality.  If the district is composed of more than one municipality or portion of a municipality, the trustees shall make the allocation on a basis resulting in a uniform rate applied to 100% of the state valuation on all taxable property within the water district.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
5. Treasurer to pay tax within 30 days.  Within 30 days after the date fixed by the municipalities on which their taxes are due, the treasurer of the municipality shall pay the tax assessed to the treasurer of the district.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
6. Section not effective until approved by municipality.  This section may not take effect until it or former Title 35, section 3211, has been approved at a regular or special meeting by a majority of the legislative body of the municipality or municipalities which constitute the district. The appropriate municipal official shall declare the action of the legislative body, file a certificate of it with the Secretary of State and with the clerk of the district.
[ 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 141, §A6 (NEW).