A N A C T
RELATING TO THE ALBION FIRE DISTRICT
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 10 of the act passed at the January 1990 Session of the General Assembly entitled "An Act Relating to the Incorporation of the Albion Fire District" is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 10. Authorization. -- The qualified members of said fire district at their legal meetings shall have power to order taxes and provide for assessing and collecting the same, on the taxable inhabitants and property in said district as they shall deem necessary for purchasing and procuring real estate, buildings and implements, apparatus, other equipment, for the payment of the current expenses of said district and any indebtedness that has been or may be incurred by said district, and also for the payment of such emergency medical services as they deem necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants; provided, however, that the taxes assessed and payable in any one year under the provisions of this section shall not exceed three dollars ($3.00) on each one thousand dollars ($1,000) of said valuation, and provided further, however the minimum charge for any fire tax bill rendered shall be not less than ten dollars ($10.00).
Such taxes so ordered, shall be assessed by the assessors of said district on the taxable inhabitants and property therein according to the last valuation made by the assessors of taxes of the town of Lincoln next previous to said assessment, adding, however, any taxable property which may have been omitted by said town, assessors or which may have been afterwards since acquired; and in all cases where the town assessors have included property within said district and property without said district in one valuation, the assessors of said district shall make an equitable valuation of that portion of the same lying within said district, and in the assessing and collecting of said taxes such proceedings shall be had by the officers of said district, as near as may be, as are required to be had by the corresponding officers of towns in this state in assessing and collecting town taxes; and the collector of taxes for said district shall for the purposes of collecting taxes assessed for said district have the same powers and authorities as are now by law conferred upon collectors of taxes for towns in this state. Said district may provide such deduction from the tax assessed against any person if paid by an appointed time, or for such penalty by way of percentage on the tax if not paid at an appointed time, not exceeding the maximum rate of percentage allowed by law per annum upon said unpaid tax.
Said district is hereby authorized and empowered to raise money upon its official note or notes, signed by its treasurer, in such sum or sums, said district may, at any regular or special meeting, by vote determine, provided, however, that said sum or sums shall not exceed in the aggregate sum two-hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) at any one time; and the vote authorizing and empowering the treasurer to raise money upon his or her official note or notes shall be construed as authority for the renewal or renewals of any note or notes he or she may have issued pursuant to said note; and said note or notes, so issued, shall be obligatory upon said district in the same manner and to the same extent as other debts lawfully contracted by said district.
Said district is hereby authorized and empowered to raise money through the issuance of its bonds or notes, signed by its treasurer, in such sum or sums, as said district may, by majority vote, at any regular or special meeting, determine; and the vote authorizing and empowering the treasurer to raise money upon the issuance of bonds or notes of the district shall be construed as authority for the renewal of any such bonds or notes from time to time; and said bonds or notes, so issued, shall be payable from all taxes that may be levied by said district without limit as to rate or amount, and shall otherwise be obligatory upon said district in the same manner and to the same extent as other debts lawfully contracted by said district.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.