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Title XV LANDS, LEVEES, DRAINAGE, SEWERS AND PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY

Chapter 242

Effective - 28 Aug 1939 bottom

  242.150.  Election of board of supervisors. — Within thirty days after any drainage district shall have been organized and incorporated under the provisions of section 242.040 the circuit clerk of the county in which the articles of association have been filed shall, upon giving notice by causing publication to be made once a week for two consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in each county in which lands of the district are situate, the last insertion to be at least ten days before the day of such meeting, call a meeting of the owners of real estate or other property situate in said district, at a day and hour specified in some public place in the county in which the district was organized, for the purpose of electing a board of five supervisors, to be composed of owners of real estate in said district, two of whom at least shall be residents of the county or counties in which such district is situate, or some adjoining counties; the landowners, when assembled, shall organize by the election of a chairman and secretary of the meeting who shall conduct the election; at such election each and every acre of land in the district shall represent one share, and each owner shall be entitled to one vote in person or by proxy for every acre of land owned by him in such district, and the five persons receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected as supervisors; and said supervisors shall immediately by lot determine the terms of their office, which shall be respectively one, two, three, four and five years, and they shall serve until their successors shall have been elected and qualified.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12327)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10746; 1919 § 4381; 1909 § 5507

(1955) Where acts of board in levying tax were acts of de facto officers, the validity of such acts may not be questioned in action to collect tax on ground supervisors were not legally elected.  Ft. Osage Dr. Dist. v. Jackson Co. (Mo.), 275 S.W.2d 326.


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