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§ 39-102. Definitions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 11. Cities and Towns

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 11. Cities and Towns (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Municipal Code (Refs & Annos)
Municipal Departments and Services
Article XXXIX. Improvement Districts (Refs & Annos)
11 Okl.St.Ann. § 39-102
§ 39-102. Definitions
As used in the Improvement District Act, the singular includes the plural and:
1. “Acquired” means the acquisition of property or interests in property by purchase, gift, condemnation or other lawful means;
2. “City” means any city or town incorporated pursuant to the laws of Oklahoma;
3. “Engineer” means a city engineer, city official, employee or other person competent to advise and assist the governing body in planning and making an improvement;
4. “Cost” means any cost necessarily or reasonably incurred in making the improvement, including but not limited to cost of:
a. preparation of preliminary reports,
b. preparation of plans and specifications,
c. preparation and publication of notices of hearings, resolutions, ordinances and other proceedings,
d. fees and expenses for engineers, attorneys, laborers and other personal services,
e. rights-of-way, materials and other lawful expenses incurred in making any improvement, and
f. capitalized interest, funding of reserves, premiums for reserve surety bonds, and obtaining bond insurance, letters of credit or other credit enhancements or liquidity instruments;
5. “District” means an area designated by the governing body to be benefited by an improvement and subjected to payment of special assessments for all or a portion of the cost of the improvement;
6. “Governing body” means the city council, city commission or board of trustees of an incorporated city or town;
7. “Improve” means to construct, reconstruct, maintain, restore, replace, renew, repair, install, equip, extend, purchase, alter or otherwise perform any work which provides a new facility, or enhances, extends or restores the value or usefulness of an existing facility;
8. “Improvement” means any type of improvement made by authority of this Improvement District Act and includes reimprovement of any prior improvement made pursuant to any other act;
9. “Mail” means by first-class mail;
10. “Trustee” means a city acting pursuant to this act;1
11. “Street” means any highway, street, alley, boulevard, avenue, right-of-way, public ground, or other public facility, or any part thereof; and
12. “Publish” or “publication” means printing in a newspaper which maintains an office in the city or town and is of general circulation within the city or town, or, if there is no newspaper which maintains an office in the city or town, a newspaper of general circulation within the city or town and in two (2) separate issues thereof, at least seven (7) days apart.


Laws 1978, c. 233, § 2, emerg. eff. April 25, 1978; Laws 2007, c. 362, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Title 11, § 39-101 et seq.
11 Okl. St. Ann. § 39-102, OK ST T. 11 § 39-102
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through October 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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