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  238.212.  Notice to public, how. — 1.  If the petition was filed by registered voters or by a governing body, the circuit clerk in whose office the petition was filed shall give notice to the public by causing one or more newspapers of general circulation serving the counties or portions thereof contained in the proposed district to publish once a week for four consecutive weeks a notice substantially in the following form:

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NOTICE OF PETITION
TO SUBMIT TO A POPULAR VOTE THE CREATION AND FUNDING OF A TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given to all persons residing or owning property in (here specifically describe the proposed district boundaries), within the state of Missouri, that a petition has been filed asking that upon voter approval, a transportation development district by the name of "_________ Transportation Development District" be formed for the purpose of developing the following transportation project: (here summarize the proposed transportation project or projects). The petition also requests voter approval of the following method(s) of funding the district, which (may) (shall not) increase the total taxes imposed within the proposed district: (describe the proposed funding methods). A copy of this petition is on file and available at the office of the clerk of the circuit court of _________ County, located at _________, Missouri. You are notified to join in or file your own petition supporting or answer opposing the creation of the transportation development district and requesting a declaratory judgment, as required by law, no later than the _________ day of _________, 20_________. You may show cause, if any there be, why such petition is defective or proposed transportation development district or its funding method, as set forth in the petition, is illegal or unconstitutional and should not be submitted for voter approval at a general, primary or special election as directed by this court.
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Clerk of the Circuit Court of _________ County

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  2.  The circuit court may also order a public hearing on the question of the creation and funding of the proposed district, if it deems such appropriate, under such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate.  The circuit court shall order at least one public hearing on the creation and funding of the proposed district, if the petition for creating such district was filed by the owners of record of all real property within the proposed district.  If a public hearing is ordered, notice of the time, date and place of the hearing shall also be given in the notice specified in subsection 1 of this section.

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(L. 1990 S.B. 479 & 649 § 40, A.L. 1997 S.B. 303, A.L. 2009 H.B. 191)


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