☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XIV ROADS AND WATERWAYS

Chapter 235

Effective - 28 Aug 1978 bottom

  235.070.  County commission to declare district organized — election to ratify organization — board of directors, how selected. — 1.  If it shall appear at the hearing that a petition for the organization of a district has been signed and presented, as provided in section 235.030, in conformity with this law, and that no protesting petition has been filed, or if one has been filed, that the facts adduced in behalf thereof at the hearing are insufficient to sustain such protesting petition, the county commission shall, by order duly entered of record, declare the district organized, define the boundaries thereof, making such changes in the boundaries thereof, making such changes in the boundary line as set forth in the petition, if any, as the county commission may deem proper, and give it a corporate name by which in all proceedings it shall thereafter be known, and thereupon the district, subject to the election provided in this section, shall be a political subdivision of the state of Missouri and a body corporate with all the powers of like or similar corporations.

  2.  The order of incorporation shall not become final and conclusive until it shall have been submitted to the voters residing within the boundaries described in such order, and until it shall have been assented to by a majority vote of the voters of the district voting on the question.  The county commission shall order the submission of the question.

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

Shall a street light maintenance district, to be known as the ______ street light maintenance district, be incorporated?

  4.  If a majority of the voters of the district voting on such question shall have voted in favor of the question to incorporate the district, then the commission shall enter its further order declaring the order of incorporation to be final and conclusive.  In the event, however, that the commission shall find that a majority of the voters voting thereon shall not have voted in favor of the question to incorporate the district, then the commission shall enter its further order declaring said order of incorporation to be void and of no effect.

  5.  If the commission enters an order declaring the order of incorporation to be final and conclusive, it shall at the same time designate the first board of directors of said district from among the names of the voters who have been named in one or more petitions filed in said cause, one to hold office until the first biennial election of board members, one until two years and one until four years after such election.

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(L. 1947 V. I p. 452 § 7, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971)


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