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  233.297.  Dissolution of a special road district, procedure — ballot language — land assigned to common road district, when. — 1.  In lieu of the modes of dissolution set forth in section 233.290 or in section 233.295, a special road district may be dissolved by election.  The dissolution procedure established under this section shall only apply to the dissolution of special road districts in counties of the fourth classification.

  2.  Upon presentation of a petition signed by fifty registered voters of the special road district, the county commission shall make an order that the dissolution of the special road district order that the question of dissolving the special road district shall be submitted to a vote of the people of the special road district.  However no such petition may be presented until the expiration of four years from the date of establishment of the special road district or from the date of the last election seeking to expand or dissolve the special road district.

  3.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall the ______ Special Road District be dissolved?

  4.  If a majority of the votes cast are in favor of the dissolution, the district shall be disincorporated and the operation of the law shall cease in that district.

  5.  The dissolution of the road district shall not affect the validity of any bonds issued by the road district and all levies related to such bonds shall remain in effect until such bonds are paid.  Likewise, the dissolution of the road district shall not affect the validity of any special assessments or taxes levied against particular parcels or the validity of any unpaid taxes previously levied against a particular parcel.

  6.  Upon dissolution of a special road district pursuant to this section, the land therein shall be assigned to a new or existing common road district pursuant to chapter 231.  If after payment of all debts of the special road district, there are funds left in the possession of the special road district, such funds shall be allocated proportionately to the common road districts to which the land within the former special road district were assigned based on the acreage assigned to each common road district.  To the extent that funds are paid subsequent to such original allocation, other than funds connected with bond obligations under subsection 5 of this section, based on obligations assigned to particular parcels or property, such funds shall be allocated to the common road district in which such parcels or property is located.


(L. 2008 S.B. 896)

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