Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 214
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...rate for both the county and township organizations shall not exceed the maximum rate provided by the Constitution." Section 10277 referred to in that section is as follows: "The following shall be deemed township charges: First, the compensation of township officers for their services rendered in their respective townships; second, contingent expenses necessarily incurred for the use and benefit of the township; third, the moneys authorized to be raised by the township board of directors for any purpose, for the use of the township." It is contended that section 9284 does not include taxes levied for road purposes. If that is so, then that section means that the county court shall apportion eighty per cent of the total forty cents to general county purposes and twenty per cent to payments to the oflicers of the township organization as compensation for their services and contingent expenses, thus exhausting the whole tax, leaving nothing for roads. That would be unreasonable. The General Assembly did not intend to enact a statute that would be selfdestructive. The meaning of that section is that the county court shall apportion the tax, eighty per cent for general county purposes and twenty per cent for all such township purposes as the township has a right to exercise. This construction does not deprive the township of the right to levy a tax for road purposes, as relator thinks it would, but it limits the share that may be apportioned to the township for all its purposes out of the fund to be derived from the forty cents assessment to an amount which will leave suflicient of that fund to furnish the amount estimated by the county court as necessary for general county purposes, and if there is not enough for both the...
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