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19-3603. Petition; contents; resolution; adoption and publication, when. The board of county commissioners shall consider the advisability of organizing any fire district or districts within the county upon the filing of a petition with the county clerk, signed by the residents of the county owning more than sixty percent (60%) of the area of the lands situated within the boundaries of the proposed district. Each such petition shall describe the boundaries of any proposed district as provided in K.S.A. 19-3602 and shall be accompanied by an outline map showing the proposed district and the tracts thereof held by the signers of said petition. Each signer shall, after his name, enter the place of his residence with respect to some city or township within the county, the legal description of his land within the proposed district and his supposed estate therein and if a corporation, the name and home office of the corporation and the title of the officers signing the petition. The board of county commissioners shall determine the sufficiency of any such petition by reference to the records of the county pertaining to any interest in real property. If any such petition shall be found sufficient, said board may adopt and publish a resolution organizing and naming said district and declaring the boundaries thereof as provided in K.S.A. 19-3602: Provided, That nothing herein shall deny the authority of the board to organize a fire district under K.S.A. 19-3602.

History: L. 1953, ch. 161, ยง 3; April 13.

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