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  67.1953.  Tourism community enhancement district authorized for certain counties — boundaries — procedure. — 1.  The governing body of any county containing any part of a Corps of Engineers lake with a shoreline of at least seven hundred miles and not exceeding a shoreline of nine hundred miles or any city, town or village located in a county containing any part of a Corps of Engineers lake with a shoreline of at least seven hundred miles and not exceeding a shoreline of nine hundred miles may create a tourism community enhancement district in the manner provided in this section and, upon establishment, each such district shall be a body corporate and politic of the state.  If such district is established, it shall consist of the boundaries delineated in the petition filed with the governing body of a county, city, town or village pursuant to this section, and such boundaries may extend beyond the boundaries of the county, city, town or village creating such district, but shall not overlap with the boundaries of any previously incorporated tourism community enhancement district.

  2.  The governing body of a county, city, town or village may create a district when a proper petition has been signed by at least two percent of the registered voters of a county, city, town or village within such proposed district.  The petition, in order to become effective, shall be filed with the clerk of the county, city, town or village that includes a majority of the area within the proposed district.  A proper petition for the creation of a district shall set forth the boundaries of the proposed district and the maximum proposed sales tax rate up to one percent.

  3.  The boundaries of the proposed district shall be described by metes and bounds, streets or other sufficiently specific description.

  4.  The plans and specifications for the district shall be filed with the clerk, as applicable, and shall be open for public inspection.  Such clerk shall thereupon, at the direction of the governing body, publish notice that the governing body will conduct a hearing to consider the proposed district.  Such notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least twice not more than thirty days and not less than seven days before the hearing and shall state the name for the district, the date, time and place of such hearing, the boundaries of the district, and that written or oral objections will be considered at the hearing.

  5.  If the governing body, following the hearing, decides to establish the proposed district, it shall adopt an order or ordinance to that effect.  The order or ordinance shall contain the following:

  (1)  The name of the district;

  (2)  A statement that a tourism community enhancement district has been established; and

  (3)  The creation of a board of directors and enumeration of its duties and responsibilities, as provided by section 67.1956.

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(L. 2001 S.B. 323 & 230)


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