CEMETERIES AND CREMATORIUMS
CEMETERY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT LAW
27-113. Annexation of territory in adjoining county. After the organization of a cemetery maintenance district, additional territory adjoining such district and contiguous thereto, and located wholly within an adjoining county, may be added to such district and become a part thereof as hereinafter provided. The proceedings for such annexation shall be the same as the proceedings for the creation and organization of a cemetery maintenance district with the following exceptions and modifications:
a. Such proceeding may be initiated by ten (10) or more of the holders of title or evidence of title to contiguous lands aggregating not less than two thousand (2000) acres, or of less area but having a market value for assessment purposes of at least five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
b. A petition, such as is required by section 27-104, Idaho Code, shall be filed with the board of county commissioners of the county in which is situated the territory proposed to be annexed but shall accurately describe the boundaries of such territory, and also name and describe the cemetery maintenance district to which annexation is sought, and shall be accompanied by a map showing and distinguishing the boundaries of the original district and the boundaries of the territory proposed to be annexed, and showing the location of the intervening county line. Such petition must be accompanied by a certified copy of a resolution of the board of cemetery maintenance commissioners of the original district consenting to such annexation.
c. The notice of hearing on such petition shall state that certain territory therein described is proposed to be annexed to a cemetery maintenance district therein named and that any taxpayer within the boundaries of the territory proposed to be annexed may offer objections thereto at the time and place therein specified. The order entered by the local board of county commissioners on such petition shall, if such petition be granted, fix the boundaries of such annexed territory and direct that a map thereof be prepared under the direction of the clerk of the board, and certified copies of such order and map shall be transmitted to the clerk of the board of county commissioners of the county in which the original cemetery maintenance district is situated.
d. An election shall be held in the territory proposed to be annexed for the purpose of voting upon such annexation and the notice thereof shall accurately describe the boundaries of the territory proposed to be annexed, and shall state the name of the district to which annexation is sought, and that a map showing the boundaries of such district and of the territory proposed to be annexed is on file in the office of the clerk of the local board of county commissioners. Such notice shall prescribe the form of ballot to be cast, which shall contain the words "In favor of annexation to …. Cemetery Maintenance District" and "Against annexation to …. Cemetery Maintenance District," and shall direct that the voter indicate his choice thereon by a cross (X).
e. The territory proposed to be annexed shall constitute one (1) election precinct and there shall be added to the usual elector’s oath, in case of challenge, the following words: "And I am a resident within the boundaries of the territory proposed to be annexed to …. Cemetery Maintenance District." The returns of such election shall be canvassed by the board of the county commissioners of the county in which the territory proposed to be annexed is situated, and if it shall appear from such canvass that more than one-half (1/2) of said voters are in favor of such annexation, such board shall, by order entered on its minutes, declare such territory a part of the cemetery maintenance district to which annexation is sought, and a certified copy of such order shall be transmitted to the cemetery maintenance board of the original district, and also to the board of the county commissioners of the county in which such original district is situated. A certified copy of such order shall also be filed in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the territory proposed to be annexed is situated. Prior to the next district election following such annexation the cemetery maintenance board shall divide the district into two (2) subdistricts each of which shall comprise all territory of the district situated within the boundaries of one (1) county, and thereafter the commissioners of such district shall be elected at large; provided, that not more than two (2) members of the cemetery maintenance board shall be residents of the same county; and provided, further, that the commissioner whose term of office first expires after such annexation shall be elected by the voters of the entire district from among the qualified electors of such annexed territory. Certified copies of appointments of secretary and treasurer of the district shall be filed with the clerk of the board of county commissioners and with the tax collector of each county in which any portion of the district is situated and all taxes levied by the district shall be certified to, and extended, collected and remitted by, the proper officers of the county in which is situated the property subject to such levy.
[(27-113) 1927, ch. 197, sec. 11A, as added by 1929, ch. 268, sec. 1, p. 621; I.C.A., sec. 27-112; I.C., sec. 28-113 (1948 Ed.); am. 1980, ch. 350, sec. 4, p. 889.]