STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-4929. Inclusion or exclusion — Election procedure. Whenever under the provisions of sections 67-4918 and 67-4919, Idaho Code, owners or owners in fee of any real property have petitioned for inclusion or exclusion of property within the district, and the petition has been denied, the petitioners shall be entitled to an election as provided in this section:
(a) A petition may be filed with the county commissioners and shall be signed by not less than eighty percent (80%) of the qualified electors resident within the boundaries of the area proposed to be included or excluded.
(b) Within thirty (30) days after the filing of such petition, the county commissioners shall determine whether or not the same substantially complies with the requirements of this section. If the county commissioners find that there has not been substantial compliance with such requirements, they shall enter an order to that effect specifying the particular deficiencies and dismissing the petition. If the county commissioners find that there has been substantial compliance with such requirements, the county commissioners shall forthwith enter an order to the effect that the question of the inclusion or exclusion of property within the district be placed on the ballot at the next county general election.
(c) If the county commissioners order a question to be placed on the ballot as provided in this section, such election shall be conducted and notice thereof given by the county clerk in accordance with the provisions of title 34, Idaho Code.
(d) Immediately after such election, the county commissioners shall canvass the vote as provided in chapter 12, title 34, Idaho Code. If one-half (1/2) or more of the votes cast at such election within the district are in favor of allowing the inclusion or exclusion, the county commissioners shall enter an order so finding and declaring that the boundaries of such district are revised as provided by the election. The county commissioners shall cause one (1) certified copy of such order to be filed in the office of the county recorder of such county. Immediately upon the entry of such order, the change in boundaries so ordered shall be complete.
(e) After such election, the validity of the proceedings hereunder shall not be affected by any defect in the petition or in the number or qualifications of the signers thereof, and in no event shall any action be commenced or maintained or defense made affecting the validity of the inclusion or exclusion of such property after six (6) months has expired from the date of entering the order declaring the change in boundaries of such district.
(f) The provisions of section 67-4920, Idaho Code, relating to liability for indebtedness of included or excluded property of a district authorized to levy and collect property taxes shall apply to property included or excluded as provided in this section.
[67-4929, added 1975, ch. 154, sec. 1, p. 395; am. 1987, ch. 70, sec. 19, p. 139; am. 2009, ch. 341, sec. 153, p. 1073.]