☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XIV ROADS AND WATERWAYS

Chapter 233

Effective - 28 Aug 2008 bottom

  233.155.  Extension of special district boundaries — procedure — special road district exemption. — 1.  Whenever the inhabitants of any special road district already formed under sections 233.010 to 233.165 shall desire to extend the boundaries of such district to take in territory not included in the original district, and shall present a petition to the county commission of the county in which such district is located, or if the proposed district is to include portions of more than one county, then to the county commissions of each of such counties, signed by not less than thirty-five voters in the old district and not less than the lesser of thirty-five voters or fifty percent of the voters in the territory proposed to be taken into said district, asking the county commission or commissions of such county or counties to submit the proposition of the proposed extension of such road district to a vote of the people of such proposed district for their adoption or rejection, the county commission of such county, or if the proposed district shall include parts of more than one county, the county commissions of all such counties, shall each make an order of record that the proposed extension of said road district under the provisions of this section, describing the same by its title and the date of its approval, and describing the boundaries of the district as proposed to be extended, be submitted to the voters of such proposed road district.

  2.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:

Shall the special road district be extended?

  3.  If the territory of more than one county be included in said special road district, the county commission of each county in said district shall, as soon as the returns are in from said election, cause a certificate to be made out stating the number of votes cast for and against said proposition in said county, and cause such certificate to be filed with the county clerk of the county commission of every other county which shall form a part of said special road district.  If it shall appear from the returns of said county and from said certificate that a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition in the whole proposed district be in favor of the extension of said road district, the county commission or county commissions in said proposed district shall declare the result of the vote thereon in said proposed district by an order of record, and shall make an order of record that the above specified road district laws shall extend to and be the law in such special road district, including the extension thereof, setting out the boundaries of said district as extended, the same to take effect and be in force from and after a day to be named in such order, said day to be not more than twenty days after said election.

  4.  If any territory added to any such original district be in any county outside of the county of such original district, each county outside of such original district may appoint one road commissioner to act with the commissioners appointed in the county of the original district.  Such commissioners so appointed outside of the county of the original district shall serve for a term of three years from the date of such appointment.  Such commissioners shall be voters of such added territory in such county of their appointment.  Except as herein provided, such commissioners shall be governed by sections 233.010 to 233.165.  No change shall be made in the number of commissioners appointed by the county of the original district or in the manner of their appointment.  In any special road district located in two counties with an additional fourth commissioner appointed by the county outside of the original district as provided in this subsection, a fifth commissioner may be appointed by the same county that appointed the fourth commissioner.  Except as herein provided, a fifth commissioner shall be governed by sections 233.010 to 233.165, shall serve for a term of three years from the date of the appointment and until the fifth commissioner's successor shall be appointed and qualified, and shall be a voter of the county of appointment.

  5.  If a majority of the votes of the proposed district, as extended, be cast in favor of such extension, then the territory of such district, as extended, shall be governed by sections 233.010 to 233.165.  But if such extension proposition shall not receive a majority of the votes of said district, as extended, then said special road district shall remain as it was before said petition was filed.  Any special road district extended under the provisions of this section may be extended so that after such extension it shall not be more than seventeen miles square.  The seventeen mile-square restriction shall not apply to any special road district extended within a county of the fourth classification.

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(RSMo 1939 § 8708, A.L. 1959 H.B. 445, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 2008 S.B. 896 merged with S.B. 930 & 947)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 8059; 1919 § 10832; 1909 § 10610


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