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R1493 R E S O L U T I O N NO. 1493 WHEREAS, the Plan of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District authorizes the use of special benefit assessments as a method of paying for the construction, improvement or extension of sewers; and WHEREAS, because of the availability of other methods of financing, the District uses such method but sparingly; and WHEREAS, St. Louis County and many municipalities therein have been using federal revenue sharing funds and community development grants to aid in construction of, primarily, storm sewers, but would doubtless use such funds as are available to aid in construction of needed sanitary lateral sewers; and WHEREAS, by Ordinance No. 3205, adopted March 23, 1977, the District has called for an election to determine if the voters of most of the remainder of St. Louis County wish to be annexed to it, and the Board of Trustees wishes to express its attitude more formally, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT that the following policy is hereby adopted: That the use of special benefit assessments by the District for construction, improvement or extension of sewers be abandoned and that the only exception to this doctrine shall be that when a petition praying for construction of sewers by the use of special benefit assessments is received by the Board of Trustees, signed by a majority of the owners of land in the subject area, who are also the owners of more than one-half of the land area therein, then the Board may grant the petition and use such method to pay for such construction. The foregoing Resolution was adopted April 27, 1977.