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AGO 1965 No. 52 >  November 22, 1965
TAXATION - TOWNSHIPS - LIMITATION UPON REVENUE UNDER § 5, CHAPTER 174, LAWS OF 1965, EX. SESS. - EFFECT OF TOWNSHIP ELECTION PRIOR TO EFFECT OF 1965 STATUTE
TAXATION ‑- TOWNSHIPS ‑- LIMITATION UPON REVENUE UNDER § 5, CHAPTER 174, LAWS OF 1965, EX. SESS. ‑- EFFECT OF TOWNSHIP ELECTION PRIOR TO EFFECT OF 1965 STATUTE The election requirements of § 5, chapter 174, Laws of 1965, Ex. Sess., are not satisfied by a township election authorizing a property tax levy when said election was held prior to the effective date of the statute.
AGO 1958 No. 174 >  March 28, 1958
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT - AUTHORITY OF TOWNSHIP TO CONTRIBUTE - TOWNSHIPS - CONTRIBUTION OF FUNDS TO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ‑- AUTHORITY OF TOWNSHIP TO CONTRIBUTE -- TOWNSHIPS ‑- CONTRIBUTION OF FUNDS TO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Townships may not appropriate funds to fire protection districts although the boundaries of the district and the township coincide.
AGO 1958 No. 165 >  February 26, 1958
TOWNSHIPS - POWERS - CEMETERIES - POWER TO ESTABLISH ENDOWMENT CARE FUND - CEMETERIES - POWER TO ESTABLISH ENDOWMENT CARE FUND - ENDOWMENT CARE
TOWNSHIPS ‑- POWERS ‑- CEMETERIES ‑- POWER TO ESTABLISH ENDOWMENT CARE FUND ‑- CEMETERIES ‑- POWER TO ESTABLISH ENDOWMENT CARE FUND ‑- ENDOWMENT CARE ‑- POWER OF TOWNSHIP TO ESTABLISH FUND A township has no power to establish an endowment care fund for cemetery maintenance.
AGO 1960 No. 114 >  April 21, 1960
TOWNSHIPS - AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH CITIES AND COUNTIES TO CONDUCT A RECREATION PROGRAM
TOWNSHIPS - AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH CITIES AND COUNTIES TO CONDUCT A RECREATION PROGRAM A township is not legally authorized to enter into contracts with cities and counties for the purpose of conducting a recreation program under the provisions of RCW 67.20.020.
AGO 1960 No. 167 >  December 20, 1960
TOWNSHIPS - SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR ON DAY OF ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
TOWNSHIPS - SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR ON DAY OF ANNUAL TOWN MEETING Intoxicating liquor may not be sold in a township area on the day of the township annual meeting.
AGO 1949 No. 153 >  November 3, 1949
TOWNSHIPS - TAX LEVY - EXCESS OF TWO MILLS
TOWNSHIPS -- TAX LEVY -- EXCESS OF TWO MILLS A township having a population of less than five thousand inhabitants is not empowered to levy property taxes at a rate in excess of two mills, even when so authorized by a vote of its electors.
AGO 1950 No. 240 >  March 22, 1950
TOWNSHIPS - TAXATION - LEVY LIMITATIONS - EXCESS OF, FOR BOND RETIREMENT - ELECTION PROCEDURE FOR EXCESS OF - BONDS - VOTER REQUISITE TO AUTHORIZE
TOWNSHIPS ‑- TAXATION ‑- LEVY LIMITATIONS ‑- EXCESS OF, FOR BOND RETIREMENT ‑- ELECTION PROCEDURE FOR EXCESS OF ‑- BONDS ‑- VOTER REQUISITE TO AUTHORIZE

(1) Township electorate may authorize tax levy in excess of 40 mill aggregate limitation, but not in excess of specific limitation, where purpose is retirement of bonds for capital improvements.(2) Election at town meeting is proper method for authorization of tax levy in excess of 40 mill limitation.(3) Two-thirds majority vote of electorate necessary to authorize issuance of township bonds.

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