88.790. 1. All county or other public property, cemeteries and railroad rights-of-way shall, for the proportionate frontage, be subject to the liens of the special tax bills authorized by sections 88.777 to 88.797, as in the case of other property subject to the lien of said tax bills; any county or city in this state which shall own any public property of any kind, character or description made subject to the lien of special tax bills authorized by said sections shall, out of the general revenue of such city or county, pay its proper proportionate share of the cost of such work and improvement authorized by said sections, and a tax bill shall be issued against such city or county, upon which said county or city may be sued by the owner or holder of said tax bill in default of the payment thereof; but no property held for public use shall be sold to enforce any such lien, and the judgment upon any such tax bill shall be the same as an ordinary judgment against cities or counties for the recovery of money on contracts, and its collection shall be enforced in the same manner as is now or may hereafter be provided by law for the collection of judgments against such cities and counties.
2. No formality shall be required to authorize the repairing of streets or other paving, macadamizing, curbing, guttering or part thereof, and making assessments therefor, but the proper officer or officers or committee on improvements may, with or without notice, as authorized by ordinance or resolution, cause such work to be done, keeping an account of the cost thereof, reporting the same to the council for assessment; provided, that all property owned by any school district of this state shall be subject to the special tax provided in sections 88.777 to 88.797, in the same manner as city and county property is subject thereto and may be collected in same manner, and the school board of any such district shall pay such special tax out of the general fund of said district.
(RSMo 1939 § 7498, A.L. 1993 S.B. 380)
Prior revisions: 1929 § 7345; 1919 § 8759; 1909 § 9619
Missouri General Assembly