Arizona Revised Statutes § 48-2109 Powers Of District

48-2109. Powers of district

A. The district may enter any property within the district with the prior written consent of the landowner to inspect any breeding site for the presence of any of the enumerated pests. With the prior written consent of the landowner, the district may enter any property adjacent to the district which may be a breeding place for the pest sought to be controlled or eradicated to inspect and conduct control measures. The adjacent landowner shall reimburse the district for its actual costs incurred in conducting inspection or control measures.

B. The district may conduct control measures within the district to control or eradicate any enumerated pest or prevent the introduction of any enumerated pest into the district. The expense of control measures shall be paid from district monies.

C. The district may enter into an agreement with a landowner within or adjacent to the district to conduct control measures on the landowner's property which would benefit both the landowner and the district. The district and the landowner shall divide the costs of these control measures according to the agreement.

D. The district does not have the power of eminent domain.

E. The district may sue and be sued.

F. All district property and equipment are exempt from state and local property taxes of any kind.

G. If the district intends to sell or otherwise dispose of any real property which has been acquired for the purpose of rights-of-way or easements, the person from whom the district acquired the property has first right of refusal.

H. The district may levy an assessment of not to exceed fifty cents on each one hundred dollars of assessed valuation on all taxable property within the district to carry out the purposes of this chapter. This assessment shall be collected by the county tax collector in the same manner and at the same time as other county taxes are collected if the district has notified the county assessor by March 1 of each year of the amount of the assessment. Delinquent assessments become a lien on the property of the owner ninety days after the due date and shall be collected in the same manner as other county tax liens.

I. All monies collected by the tax collector under this article shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the district.

J. All monies shall be withdrawn by warrant of the district, which is signed by the president and secretary of the board of directors of the district.

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