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  72.155.  Consolidation ordinance when initiated by municipality — contents. — 1.  Consolidation of municipalities may be instituted by the governing bodies of any cities, towns or villages, or any combination thereof, by ordinance, adopted by the governing bodies of the respective municipalities.  The ordinance shall contain the following:

  (1)  The names of the municipalities to be consolidated;

  (2)  The proposed effective date of consolidation;

  (3)  The number of votes cast in the last municipal election.

  2.  The ordinance may contain the name of the municipality as consolidated, the form of government to be adopted and the details of transition, such as which officers will serve, which employees shall be retained, what taxes will be collected, what ordinances will be in effect and similar matters for the operation of the consolidated municipality until the new governing body provides otherwise.

  3.  The adopted ordinance shall then be filed with the county commission in the same manner as provided for initiative petitions in section 72.167.


(L. 1961 p. 193 § 72.157, A.L. 1963 p. 128)

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