Law:Title 6. Water And Wastewater. Subtitle E. Levee Improvement Districts (Texas)

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Subtitle E. Levee Improvement Districts

Contents

Chapter 7801. Bois D'arc Island Levee Improvement District Of Dallas And Kaufman Counties

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section  7801.001.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Board" means the board of directors of the district.

(2)  "Director" means a member of the board.

(3)  "District" means the Bois d'Arc Island Levee Improvement District of Dallas and Kaufman Counties.

Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1277, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  7801.002.  Applicability Of Other Law.

Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, Chapter 57, Water Code, applies to the district.

Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1277, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.



Subchapter B. Board Of Directors And Officers

Section  7801.051.  Board.

(a) The district is governed by a board of five elected directors.

(b)  A person must indicate on the application for a place on the ballot the precinct that the person wants to represent.

(c)  An election shall be held on the first Saturday in May of each even-numbered year to elect the appropriate number of directors. Except as provided by Subsection (d), directors serve four-year terms.

(d)  The board shall revise each precinct after each federal decennial census to reflect population changes. At the first election after the precincts are revised, a new director shall be elected from each precinct. The directors shall draw lots to determine which two directors serve two-year terms and which three directors serve four-year terms.

Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1277, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  7801.052.  Treasurer.

(a) The board may provide for the appointment of a treasurer for the district.

(b)  In addition to the powers and duties provided by other law, the treasurer has the powers and duties of the county treasurer under Chapter 57, Water Code.

Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1277, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.



Subchapter C. Powers And Duties

Section  7801.101.  Powers And Duties Of Board.

The board has the powers and duties delegated to the commissioners court and county judge under Chapter 57, Water Code.

Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1277, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  7801.102.  Imposition Of Taxes.

(a) The Tax Code governs the imposition of district taxes.

(b)  The board may provide for the appointment of a tax assessor-collector or may contract for the imposition of taxes with Dallas County or Kaufman County or with another person as provided by the Tax Code.

Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1277, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  7801.103.  Establishing Minimum Benefit Basis.

(a) If the district levies taxes on the benefit basis, the board may establish a minimum benefit that will accrue to each piece of taxable property in the district.

(b)  The board shall serve as the commissioners of appraisement.

Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1277, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  7801.104.  Exclusion Of Land From District.

If the district does not have outstanding bonds payable in whole or in part from taxes, the board may exclude land from the district as provided by Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code.

Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1277, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  7801.105.  Conveyance Of District Facilities In An Excluded Area.

(a) If the district has facilities located in an area that is excluded from the district, the board may convey those facilities to another governmental entity that agrees to assume the responsibility for flood protection for the excluded area.

(b)  A conveyance under this section may:

(1)  be on the terms determined by the board; and

(2)  include a right-of-way, easement, or fee title to land on which the facilities are located.

Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1277, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.


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