Texas Water Code
Sec. § 54.522
Bonds for Street Repair or Maintenance


(a)

The legislature finds that the condition of streets affects:

(1)

the control, storage, preservation, and distribution of the states storm and flood waters;

(2)

the control, abatement, or change of any shortage or harmful excess of water; and

(3)

a municipal utility districts ability to accomplish its purposes.

(b)

It is the policy of the state to authorize a municipal utility district in certain circumstances to take action that is necessary to prevent the condition of a street within the district from adversely affecting the control, storage, preservation, and distribution of the states storm and flood waters, adversely affecting the control, abatement, or change of any shortage or harmful excess of water, or otherwise impeding a districts ability to accomplish its purposes.

(c)

A district created by general law or special act of the legislature in existence for at least 10 years may issue bonds for the purpose of repairing or maintaining streets within the district if the bonds are authorized by a majority vote of the resident electors of the district voting in an election called and held for that purpose.

(d)

An election required by this section must be held on the uniform election date in November authorized by Section 41.001 (Uniform Election Dates), Election Code. Notwithstanding Section 41.003, Election Code, an election under this section may be held on the date of the general election for state and county officers.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 520, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
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