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(A) Acquisition and control generally. Either before, during or upon the completion of the dams, reservoirs, structures, machinery and appurtenances deemed necessary for the control of the flow of water in the Upper Potomac River and its tributary rivers and streams within the District, the Commission is empowered to take over, acquire, control, maintain and operate the dams, reservoirs and appurtenances in its own name and at its own expense and to make and enforce such rules and regulations as may be required by reason of such contracts or agreements or as the Commission may deem necessary to properly control the flow of the water for the purposes hereof.
(B) Annual levy authorized in Allegany County. The County Commissioners of Allegany County shall, in the event the Commission succeeds in obtaining the things necessary to properly control the flow of the waters contemplated by this chapter, annually levy upon the assessed property of the county a tax sufficient for maintaining and operating the dams, reservoirs, and the like, and at least 30 days prior to the date of the making of the annual levy in Allegany County, the Commission shall certify under oath, to the County Commissioners of Allegany County the total amount of its outstanding monetary obligations, as well as the estimated amount of money necessary to continue the operation and maintenance of the dams, reservoirs, and the like, for the following fiscal year, and the County Commissioners shall pay unto the Treasurer of the Commission the amount so levied in the same manner as the other expenses of the county are usually paid. In the event that the Commission shall begin the operation and maintenance of the dams, reservoirs, and the like, at a time after the signing of the levy for that particular year, the County Commissioners of Allegany County shall pay in like manner from their contingent fund sums of money sufficient for the maintenance and operation for the balance of that fiscal year.
(1986 Code, § 114-6) (1957 Code, § 523; 1935, Ch. 409, § 6)