IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICTS
42-3108. Hearing on petition — Findings and order of director — Recording. The director shall, at the hearing herein provided, permit any person or corporation interested in the formation of the proposed district, or any of its objects or purposes, to appear and make objections to the organization of the district. The petition shall be prima facie evidence of proponents of the formulation of the district, although such petitioners may withdraw their names at said hearings, or as is otherwise provided by law. The director shall make his findings upon facts alleged in the petition and any objections presented at such hearing, and any other facts necessary for the determination of the practicability and feasibility of said district.
If the director shall recommend that said district be organized, he shall make and enter an order and record the same in the office of the county recorder of each county wherein the lands of the said district thereof are located. The order shall set forth facts as found by him upon the hearing of the petition. Upon entering and recording the order, in the manner provided, the district shall be considered as organized.
Whenever the director shall recommend against the organization of the district at the hearing, but shall recommend the formulation of a district materially different from that prayed for in the petition filed with him, there shall be no further proceedings thereon, unless the director be requested so to do by one-third (1/3) of the qualified voters therein in the same manner as provided herein for the filing of the original petition, and upon the filing of such petition the director shall be required to comply with this act as if such petition had been filed with him in the first instance.
If the director shall recommend that said district not be organized at such hearing, nothing further shall be done unless a new petition shall be filed in the manner herein provided.
[42-3108, added 1971, ch. 300, sec. 8, p. 1219.]