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  79.495.  Disincorporation without election allowed, when — diminishing city limits (certain fourth class cities). — 1.  The county governing body of any county in which a city of the fourth class is located shall have the power to disincorporate such city upon petition of two-thirds of the voters of such city, without an election in such city, provided that the petition requests disincorporation without an election, and provided that the population of such city is less than one hundred.

  2.  Upon the application of any person or persons owning a tract of land containing five acres or more in a city of the fourth class with a population less than one hundred in any county, the governing body of such county may, in its discretion, diminish the limits of such city by excluding any such tract of land from said corporate limits without an election in such city; provided that such application shall be accompanied by a petition asking for such change without an election and signed by a majority of the registered voters in such city and to the extent there are no such registered voters available in such city, then such petition shall be signed by the parties owning a majority of the land area to be excluded from such city limits.  Thereafter, such tract of land so excluded shall not be deemed or held to be any part of such city.


(L. 1987 H.B. 160 § 1, A.L. 2007 S.B. 22)

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