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STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE
SECTION 1020-1029



1020.  The boards of supervisors may divide their respective
counties into suitable road districts, may change the boundaries
thereof, and may create new districts. The board shall not include in
such road district any city wherein street work and improvements are
done by virtue of any law relating to street work and improvements
within such city.



1026.  Whenever the board of supervisors finds that any road
district in such county is or will be unreasonably burdened by the
expense of constructing or maintaining any county highway, or any
bridge or tunnel connecting or forming a part of such highway, or by
the expense of the purchase of any toll roads the board may:
   (a) Order the whole or any portion of the aggregate expense to be
paid out of the road fund of the county.
   (b) By a majority vote of the board's membership, order the whole
or any portion of the expense of construction or repair of such
bridges or tunnels, or a portion of the expense of the purchase of
such toll roads, to be paid out of the county general fund.
   (c) By unanimous vote of the board's membership, order the whole
or any portion of the expense of material for highway construction to
be paid out of the county general fund.
   (d) By a four-fifths vote of the board's membership, order to be
paid out of the county general fund or the road fund, or both, the
whole or any portion of the expense of constructing, reconstructing
or repairing any bridges or highways destroyed or damaged by storms,
floods or calamities.



1027.  When the alteration of an old or the opening of a new county
highway necessitates the removal of fences on real property acquired
for highway purposes, the road commissioner shall serve upon the
owner, his occupant or his agent, a notice to remove the fences, or
in lieu of such service may post such notice on the fences which are
to be removed.
   If, within ten days after such service or posting, the removal is
not completed, or is not commenced and then being prosecuted with due
diligence, the road commissioner may cause the fence to be carefully
removed at the expense of the owner, and may recover judgment of him
for the cost of such removal. The road commissioner may sell the
fence material and apply the proceeds toward the satisfaction of the
judgment.


1028.  The board of supervisors may call, at such times as in the
judgment of the board may be required, a special meeting of the board
for hearing highway and road matters. At such special meetings the
board shall hear highway and bridge reports and complaints from
officers and citizens, and shall take such action regarding the
reports and complaints as the public welfare demands.



1029.  The consolidation of road districts as provided in Section
2006 shall be without prejudice to the legal requirement that all
road district taxes collected in any one such district shall be
expended in that district.