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

Chapter 245

Effective - 12 Jul 1994, see footnote bottom

  245.030.  Adjacent districts may consolidate — petition, hearing and decree. — 1.  Any two or more adjacent districts, whether incorporated in the same or different counties, may be united and consolidated in one district, and such new district and the board of supervisors thereof shall have all the rights, powers and privileges of any district organized under sections 245.010 to 245.280.

  2.  In order to effect such consolidation, the board of supervisors of each of the original districts shall call an election in the same manner as election for supervisors, stating the time, place and object of such election.  If a majority of the acreage voting in each district vote in favor of the proposition to unite and consolidate such districts, the board of supervisors of each district shall present a petition to the circuit court of the county in which the greatest amount of land is located, accompanied with a complete return of said election, in which petition shall be stated the name of the original district, when incorporated, the names of the owners of the lands and the boundaries of the district.

  3.  When said petition has been filed, the circuit clerk shall give notice of such filing in the manner provided for giving notice in section 245.020, said notice to state the contents of said petition and the objects sought and the date on which said matter is to be heard.

  4.  Any person owning land in either of said districts, on or before the date set out in the notice on which said matter is set to be heard, may file objections to the regularity or sufficiency of any of the proceedings had in the premises, and if such objections are overruled, or if no objections are made, the court shall make an order that any two or more of the several districts so asking to be united shall be united and consolidated as one district, under some appropriate designation, with all the rights, powers and privileges of districts organized under sections 245.010 to 245.280 and except as hereinafter provided the lands so included in the new district shall be subject to all liens, liabilities and obligations of the original districts, and a new board of supervisors shall be elected, as is now provided in case of election of supervisors, and all orders made in regard to extension of time, boundaries or uniting districts shall be spread on the records of the circuit court, and a certified copy thereof shall be filed with the recorder of deeds of each county in which any of such lands is located, and also with the secretary of state, who shall immediately send a certified copy to the U. S. Corp of Engineers District office where the levee district is located, and said recorder shall receive a fee of one dollar for filing and preserving such certificates; provided, however, that if any district included in any consolidated district shall have issued bonds which are outstanding at the time of such consolidation, the taxes levied to pay such bonds and the interest thereon shall be an obligation of only the property within such component district.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12536, A.L. 1959 H.B. 311, A.L. 1994 S.B. 633)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10946; 1919 § 4640

Effective 7-12-94


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