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Chapter 72

Effective - 27 Jun 2000, see footnote bottom

  72.405.  Boundary changes, approval or disapproval — commission may modify proposal — minor corrections allowed, when — simplified boundary change, procedure — noncontiguous boundary changes, required proposals — prohibited boundary changes, exception — proposing agent may modify proposal — commission may defer final action until after election, when. — 1.  For any proposed boundary change submitted after August 28, 1995, the commission shall issue a finding approving or disapproving such proposals within nine months after such submittal, except that final action may be deferred on part or all of a boundary change proposal when necessary to accommodate an overlapping boundary change or unincorporated area proposal as more particularly provided in subsection 10 of this section.  If the commission finds in favor of a proposed boundary change, it shall submit the question to the voters residing within the areas subject to the proposed boundary change, except as provided in subsection 6 of this section.

  2.  If a boundary change is proposed by a municipality or the county and if the commission finds against the proposed boundary change submitted by a municipality or the county, it shall disapprove the boundary change proposal.  In disapproving any boundary change proposal, the commission shall issue a document indicating the reasons such proposal was disapproved.  No election shall be held on any such proposal not approved by the commission.

  3.  If the boundary change is an incorporation proposed pursuant to a petition, the commission may make such changes in the proposal as it finds would result in an acceptable proposal, such changes to include but not be limited to additions, deletions or the modification of a proposal which contains boundaries which overlap those boundaries contained in any other proposal.  After submittal, the commission may allow the proposing agent to make minor additions, deletions or modifications which do not substantially alter the proposal.  When reviewing more than one boundary change proposal made by petition, the commission may consolidate two or more unincorporated areas into one proposed boundary change.  Any changes made by the commission shall meet the criteria established pursuant to section 72.403.

  4.  Where a proposal submitted by a municipality, the county or by a petition, contains more than two voting jurisdictions, the commission may provide for approval of a boundary change comprising only those municipalities and unincorporated area where a majority of voters approve the boundary change if the resulting municipality would meet the criteria established pursuant to section 72.403.

  5.  If a boundary change is proposed by a municipality or the county and the commission determines that there is a minor error or discrepancy in the legal descriptions of the areas subject to the proposal as submitted by the municipality or county, then the commission with the concurrence of the proposing agent may make such changes to the proposal as are necessary to rectify the error in the legal description.

  6.  A simplified boundary change may be proposed by:

  (1)  A verified petition signed by seventy-five percent of the registered voters within the area proposed to be annexed which is predominately residential in character and has an average residential density of not less than one dwelling per three acres which is filed by the annexing municipality; or

  (2)  Two municipalities for a transfer of jurisdiction between them or a municipality and the county for a transfer of jurisdiction between a municipality and the county.  

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Within twenty-one days of receipt of a proposal pursuant to this subsection, the commission shall publish notice of such proposal and the date of the public hearing thereon in at least one newspaper of general circulation qualified to publish legal notices.  The commission shall, within twenty-one days of receipt of such proposal, mail written notification of such proposal and the date of the public hearing thereon to the county clerk, and to the city or village clerk of each municipality or village, and to any other political subdivision which, in the opinion of the commission, is materially affected by such proposal.  The commission shall hold a public hearing concerning the matter not less than fourteen nor more than sixty days after such publication and notification is complete.  At the public hearing any interested person, corporation or political subdivision may present evidence regarding the proposed boundary change.  Within four months of receipt of the proposal, the commission shall determine whether to disapprove the proposal, or to approve the proposal and allow it to proceed as an approved boundary change to be adopted or rejected by the voters pursuant to section 72.407, or to approve the proposal as a simplified boundary change, for which no vote shall be required, except that final action may be deferred on part or all of a simplified boundary change proposal when necessary to accommodate an overlapping boundary change or unincorporated area proposal as more particularly provided in subsection 10 of this section.  In making its determination, the commission shall consider the factors set forth in subsection 3 of section 72.403. If the commission determines that the proposal should be approved as a simplified boundary change, such proposal shall become effective upon the date set forth in the commission's written report of approval.

  7.  A municipality which wishes to propose a boundary change containing two or more unincorporated areas that are noncontiguous to each other shall submit separate proposals for the unincorporated areas that are noncontiguous to each other, in which case there shall be a separate vote for each proposal approved by the commission.  The municipality may:

  (1)  Adopt and submit separate ordinances for each such separate proposal; or

  (2)  Adopt and submit one ordinance containing said separate proposals, which ordinance shall clearly state that the municipality is making multiple, separate proposals, and is desirous of separate votes for each separate proposal.  The ordinance shall also clearly identify each separate proposal that the municipality is making.

  8.  The commission shall not approve any boundary change proposal in which more than fifty percent of the combined land subject to the proposal is unincorporated territory or territories unless the area subject to the proposal has a population of more than ten thousand persons.

  9.  A proposing agent may modify its proposal and submit additional information during the review period.

  10.  The commission may defer final action on part or all of a boundary change proposal or proposal for an established unincorporated area beyond the periods provided for their consideration in order to allow an election with respect to an overlapping boundary change or unincorporated area proposal in order to maximize the ability of voters to determine their own status.  Such deferral may be ordered only when the proposal granted such priority is filed with the commission no later than sixty days after the proposal on which action will be deferred and only when the commission determines that the population of the overlapping area is a greater proportion of the proposal given priority than of the proposal on which action is deferred.  The commission shall take final action on the deferred proposal within forty-five days of the election at which the proposal granted priority is decided.  The proposing agent may modify the proposal in accordance with the results of the election.

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(L. 1989 H.B. 487 § 3 subsecs. 1 to 5, A.L. 1991 S.B. 402, A.L. 1992 S.B. 571, A.L. 1995 H.B. 446, A.L. 1998 S.B. 809, A.L. 1999 S.B. 160 & 82, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1967)

Effective 6-27-00


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