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  243.475.  Consolidation of district organized by circuit court and district organized by county commission, effect — laws governing. — 1.  Any district organized under the provisions of this chapter may become consolidated with a district organized under the provisions of chapter 242 and the resulting consolidated district may operate under the provisions of sections 242.010 to 242.690 whenever the owners of a majority of the acres of the district operating under chapter 242, together with the owners of a majority of the acres of the district with which such district desires to be consolidated, sign and present a petition to the circuit court of the county in which there lies the greatest acreage of land in the proposed consolidated district, stating therein:

  (1)  The number or corporate name of each district;

  (2)  The boundaries of each district, separately stated;

  (3)  The boundary lines of the proposed consolidated district;

  (4)  The number of acres in each district;

  (5)  The amount of assessed benefits in each district;

  (6)  The amount of bonds outstanding in each district, giving the annual dates, numbers, denominations*, maturities, rate of interest, dates of future payments and when payable; and

  (7)  The number of years the consolidated district is to continue.  



The petition shall request the circuit court to adjudge the consolidated district to become a body corporation for a number of years not exceeding the time named in the petition and under the name of Consolidated Drainage District No. ______ of ______ County, Missouri.

  2.  Upon the filing of the petition provided for in subsection 1 of this section, the circuit clerk shall give notice of such filing in the manner provided for giving notice in section 242.030, which notice shall state the contents of the petition, the objects sought by the petition, and the date on which the petition is to be heard.  Any person owning land in either of the districts which are the subject of the petition may, on or before the date set out in the notice on which the matter is set to be heard, file objections to the consolidation.  If the objections made under this subsection are overruled, or if no objections are made, the court shall order that the districts asking to be consolidated shall be consolidated as one district under the designation requested in the petition, with all the rights, powers and privileges of districts organized under sections 242.010 to 242.690, and:

  (1)  The lands so included in the new district shall be subject to all liens, liabilities and obligations of the original districts; except that, if any district included in the consolidated district shall have issued bonds which are outstanding at the time of the consolidation under this section, the taxes levied to pay such bonds, and the interest thereon, shall be an obligation on only the property within such original district;

  (2)  A new board of supervisors shall be elected as provided in sections 242.010 to 242.690 for the election of supervisors;

  (3)  All orders made in regard to the extension of time, boundaries or consolidating districts shall be spread on the records of the circuit court and a certified copy thereof shall be filed with the recorder of deeds of each county in which any land of the consolidated district is located and with the secretary of state.

  3.  The recorder of deeds of each county shall receive a fee of one dollar for filing and preserving each certified copy of orders described in subdivision (3) of subsection 2 of this section.


(L. 1985 H.B. 660 § 1, A.L. 1986 S.B. 488)

*Word "demonstrations" appears in original rolls.

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