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  321.390.  Petition for dissolution of district — submission of question. — Whenever a petition signed by not less than one hundred voters in any district organized under the provisions of this chapter is filed with the circuit court having jurisdiction over the district, setting forth all the relevant facts pertaining to the district, and alleging that the further operation of the district is inimicable to the best interests of the inhabitants of the district, and that the district should, in the interest of the public welfare and safety, be dissolved, the circuit court shall have authority, after hearing evidence submitted on the aforesaid question, to order a submission of the question, after having caused publication of notice of a hearing on said petition, in substantially the following form:

Shall ______ (Insert the name of the fire district.) ______ Fire Protection District be dissolved?

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(L. 1947 V. I p. 432 § 39, A.L. 1969 H.B. 322, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, S.B. 628)

(1974) Proceeding to dissolve district must be conducted as provided by statute. Board of directors has no inherent power to order dissolution. State ex rel. Crites v. West (A.), 509 S.W.2d 482.


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