At the time and place fixed in said order for the hearing of said petition, or at
such time to which the court may continue said hearing, the court shall proceed to
a hearing upon said petition and upon any objections or exceptions which have been
filed thereto. And upon it appearing to the satisfaction of the court from the proofs offered in
support thereof that the allegations of said petition are true, the said court shall
ascertain the total amount of said registered warrants, orders, vouchers, or other
evidences of indebtedness with the accrued interest and the costs of said proceedings,
and thereupon the said court shall enter an order directing the board of county commissioners
to levy a tax upon all the real estate within said drainage district exclusive of
improvements, taking as a basis the last equalized assessment of said real estate
for state and county purposes, sufficient to pay said outstanding registered warrants,
orders, vouchers, or other evidences of indebtedness with interest as aforesaid and
the costs of said proceeding, and the cost of levying said tax, and further directing
the county auditor to issue a warrant on the county treasurer to the petitioner for
the costs advanced by him or her in such proceeding, which shall be paid in the same
manner as the said registered warrants, orders, vouchers, or other evidences of indebtedness.
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