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82a-614. Petition for organization; contents. A petition addressed to the board of county commissioners may be filed with the county clerk, praying for the incorporation of a district. Such petition shall be signed by at least fifty percent (50%) of the owners of land within the proposed district, or signed on behalf of the owners of land within the proposed district when such petition is accompanied by a request for petitioning signed by at least fifty percent (50%) of the owners of land within the proposed district. The number of owners of land in the proposed district shall be determined by an enumeration of said owners of land, taken from the tax rolls of the county in which lands of the proposed district are located, and verified by one of said landowners or the attorney filing same, duly attached to and made a part of said petition: Provided, That for purposes of determining the number of owners of land in the district the tax rolls of the county shall be prima facie evidence of title and of the name and address of the owners of land within said proposed district. The petition shall (1) define by metes and bounds the boundaries of the proposed district and shall state (2) that the lands within such boundaries are without an adequate water supply; (3) that the construction and maintenance of ponds or reservoirs or pipelines or wells or check dams or pumping installation, or any other facility for water storage, transportation or utilization, or that the construction and maintenance of any combination of said projects is necessary for the improvement of the community, and (4) that such improvement or works shall be conducive to and will promote the public health, convenience and welfare.

History: L. 1957, ch. 540, § 3; L. 1963, ch. 512, § 1; L. 1965, ch. 556, § 1; June 30.


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