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  243.470.  Objections to petition for consolidation may be filed — proceedings. — 1.  Any owner of real estate or other property in said proposed district objecting to the organization and incorporation of said drainage district, who did not sign the petition, shall, on or before the first day of the term of court at which the cause is to be heard, file his objection or objections to the organization and incorporation of any consolidated drainage district.

  2.  Such objection or objections shall be limited to a denial of the statements in the petition, and shall be heard by the court in a summary manner, without unnecessary delay, and if the petition is signed by the owners of a majority of the acreage of land in the proposed consolidated district, then it will be the duty of the court to grant the prayer of the petition and organize and incorporate the district as in the case of organizing and incorporating a district in the first instance under sections 242.010 to 242.690.  But if such petition shall be signed only by the owners of less than one-half of the acres of land in such district or districts, then it shall be discretionary with the court whether the prayer of the petition be or be not granted.  If the said petition be verified by one or more signers, it shall be prima facie evidence of the statements and allegations therein contained.  Any person having signed the petition shall have no right to have said proceedings dismissed as to him without the written consent of the majority in acreage of the owners who signed the petition.  The petition may be amended as any other pleading.

  3.  Within sixty days after the said district has been declared a corporation by the court, the clerk thereof shall transmit to the secretary of state a certified copy of the findings and decree of the court incorporating said district, and the same shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state in the same manner as articles of incorporation are now required to be filed under the general law concerning corporations.  A copy of said findings and decree, together with a plat of the district, shall also be filed in the office of the county recorder in each of the counties having lands and other property in said district, where the same shall become a permanent record, and each such recorder shall receive a fee of one dollar for filing and preserving the same.

  4.  Thereafter such proceedings shall be had as is provided by sections 242.010 to 242.690.  This chapter shall not be construed to be repugnant to, in conflict with, or as repealing any other law or laws of this state relating to the organization or incorporation of levee or drainage districts; but shall be held and construed to be cumulative thereto.


(RSMo 1939 § 12448)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10858; 1919 § 4525

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