IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
WATER AND SEWER DISTRICTS
42-3219B. Exclusion and removal of lands following rejection twice by electorate of certain proposals for creation of indebtedness — Alternative procedure. The board of directors of the district may, upon rejection by the district electorate of substantially the same proposal in two (2) separate elections (whether held prior to or after enactment of this section) for the creation of indebtedness for the purpose of acquisition, construction, installation or completion of any works or other improvement or facilities or the making of any contract to carry out the purposes of the district, petition the district court of the judicial district in which the majority of the property subject of the petition is located for exclusion and removal of lands from such water and sewer district. Such petition shall include a general description of the boundaries of the area to be excluded from the district with such certainty as to enable a property owner to determine whether or not his property is within the area to be excluded and shall be verified. The board of directors of the district, as petitioners, shall cause notice of filing of such petition 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, shall include a description of the boundaries of the area to be excluded from the district with such certainty as to enable a property owner to determine whether or not his property is within the area to be excluded, and shall notify all persons interested to appear at the 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 objection 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 area so designated by the petition for exclusion and removal forms a contiguous area and either has no need for water or sewage disposal services or reasonably constitutes a separate area for purposes of water and sewage disposal services; or is of such location and character that water or sewage disposal services cannot be furnished to it by such water and sewer district at reasonable cost and that the withdrawal of such area will be conducive to the general welfare of the balance of the district.
The granting of such petition by the court and such exclusion of said 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 such 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.
The procedure for the exclusion and removal of lands from a water and sewer district as provided in this section shall be an alternative to the procedures provided in sections 42-3219 and 42-3219A, Idaho Code.
[42-3219B, as added by 1971, ch. 60, sec. 1, p. 35.]