IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
WATER AND SEWER DISTRICTS
42-3219A. Exclusion and removal of lands following rejection twice by electorate of certain proposals for creation of indebtedness. Upon rejection by the district electorate of substantially the same proposal in two (2) separate elections for the creation of indebtedness for the purpose of acquisition, construction, installation or completion of any works or other improvements or facilities or the making of any contract to carry out the purposes of the district, and after denial by the board of a petition for exclusion of property filed and heard, as provided under section 42-3219, the owners in fee, or their representatives, of real property located in the district may petition the district court of the judicial district in which the majority of the property subject of said petition is located for exclusion and removal of their lands from such water and sewer district. Such petition shall be signed by not less than fifty-one per cent (51%) of the qualified electors of the area to be excluded from the district, shall include a legal description of the real property, the subject of said petition, shall be acknowledged in the same manner and form as required in case of a conveyance of land and shall be accompanied by a deposit of money sufficient to pay all costs of the exclusion and removal proceedings. The petitioners shall cause notice of filing of such petition to be filed with the district, and to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which said property, or the major portion thereof, is located, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Such notice shall state the date of filing of such petition and the names of the petitioners, shall include a legal description of the property mentioned in said petition, shall set forth the prayer of said petitioners, and shall notify all persons interested to appear at the deisgnated [designated] court at the time stated in said notice, showing cause in writing, if any they have, why said petition should not be granted. At any time before the expiration of the time of publication, any person may file his objections to said petition. At the time and place designated in the notice, or at the time or times at which the hearing of said petition may be adjourned, the court shall proceed to hear the petition and all objections thereto presented in writing by any person showing cause as aforesaid.
The court shall grant such petition upon finding that said proposals for the creation of indebtedness were twice rejected by the electors of the whole district, and upon the finding that said real property so designated by the petition for exclusion and removal forms a contiguous area and either has no need for water and sewage disposal services or reasonably constitutes a separate area for purposes of water and sewage disposal services.
The granting of such petition by the court and the exclusion of such property from the district shall not relieve such property from paying any bond indebtedness of the district existing at the time of said exclusion order against any such property so excluded, nor shall the granting of said petition and exclusion of such property relieve such property of any levy for the support of said district for the year in which it is removed.
[42-3219A, as added by 1967, ch. 242, sec. 1, p. 705.]