Texas Special District Local Laws Code
Sec. § 3851.151
General Powers Regarding Financial Matters

The district may:


impose an ad valorem tax in accordance with Chapter 375 (Municipal Management Districts in General), Local Government Code, on all taxable property in the district to pay for an improvement project;


impose an assessment or impact fee in the manner provided for a municipality or county under Subchapter A, Chapter 372 (Improvement Districts in Municipalities and Counties), Local Government Code, on all industrial, commercial, and residential property in the district to pay for an improvement project;


impose a rate, fee, including an impact fee, or charge for the use of an improvement project or the consumption of a product resulting from an improvement project;


borrow money for a district purpose by issuing or executing bonds, notes, credit agreements, or other obligations of any kind found by the board to be necessary or appropriate for the district purpose;


establish, revise, repeal, enforce, collect, and apply the proceeds from a user fee or charge for the enjoyment, sale, rental, or other use of a district facility, service, property, or improvement project;


provide or secure the payment or repayment of the costs and expenses of the establishment, administration, and operation of the district and the district’s costs or share of the costs or revenue of an improvement project or district contractual obligation or indebtedness by or through a lease, installment purchase contract, or other agreement with any person, or the imposition of taxes, assessments, user fees, concessions, rentals, or other revenue or resources of the district;


establish user charges related to the operation of various public services, including public water supply services, for the collection and treatment of wastewater, and for the operation of storm-water facilities, including the regulation of storm water for the protection of water quality in the district; and


undertake separately or jointly with other persons, including the city, Kaufman County, or Rockwall County, all or part of the cost of an improvement project, including an improvement project:


for improving, enhancing, and supporting public safety and security, fire protection and emergency medical services, and law enforcement in and adjacent to the district; or


that confers a general benefit on the entire district or a special benefit on a definable part of the district.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 794 (H.B. 4085), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.
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