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Chapter 233

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  233.503.  Creation of, procedures — petition, objections, county commission to hold meeting — order incorporating, when issued, effect. — 1.  Whenever a petition, signed by the majority of the owners of land within the subdistrict proposed to be organized, and setting forth the proposed name of the subdistrict, and giving the boundaries thereof and the number of signers and the names of other owners of land residing within such boundaries so far as known, and praying for the organization of a special road subdistrict in accordance with sections 233.500 to 233.520, shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the county commission thirty days before any meeting of the county commission, the clerk shall give notice by at least three publications in some weekly newspaper of general circulation in the county, and by at least five handbills put up at public places within the subdistrict, of the presentation of such petition, and of the date of such meeting of the county commission at which the same may be heard.  Such notices shall contain the names of at least three signers of the petition and set out the boundaries of the proposed subdistrict, and shall notify all resident owners of land in the proposed subdistrict, who may desire to oppose the formation thereof to appear at such meeting of the county commission and file their written remonstrance thereto.

  2.  All resident landowners owning land within the proposed subdistrict may join in one remonstrance, or each such owner may file his separate remonstrance, and each remonstrance shall be in writing and shall state specifically and separately the objection or objections of the remonstrators to the formation of such proposed road subdistrict, and shall be filed with the clerk of the county commission on or before such meeting of the county commission.

  3.  At such meeting of the county commission, the county commission shall hear such petition and remonstrance, and may make any change in the boundaries of such proposed subdistrict as the public good may require and make necessary, and if after such changes are made it shall appear to the county commission that such petition is signed or in writing consented to by a majority of all the landowners residing within the subdistrict as so changed, the county commission shall make an order incorporating such special road subdistrict, and such order shall set out the boundaries of such subdistrict as established.

  4.  If no remonstrance shall have been filed, or all remonstrances filed are overruled by the county commission, the commission shall determine whether such petition has been signed by a majority of the owners of land within the subdistrict, and if so, shall make an order incorporating the subdistrict with the boundaries given in the petition, or such boundaries as may be set forth in an amended petition signed by a majority of the owners of land within the subdistrict affected by the amended petition.  Such amended petition may be filed at any time before the making of the order establishing a special road subdistrict, but the boundaries proposed for the subdistrict shall not be so changed as to embrace any land not included in the notice given by the clerk unless the owner thereof shall in writing consent thereto, or shall appear at the hearing, and is notified in an open meeting of the county commission of such fact and given an opportunity to file or join in a remonstrance.

  5.  Whenever an order is so made incorporating a special road subdistrict, such subdistrict shall thereupon become, by the name mentioned in such order, a political subdivision of the state for governmental purposes with all the powers mentioned in sections 233.500 to 233.520.


(L. 1990 S.B. 479 & 649 § 2)

Effective 5-30-90

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