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19-2861.Same; petition; notice and hearing; establishment. The park district shall be created in the following manner: When a petition, setting forth the boundaries of the proposed district in metes and bounds or other legal description sufficient definitely to identify the area to be included in the district, and requesting the creation of the area into the park district as by this act provided, and signed by not less than five thousand (5,000) qualified electors of the area described in the petition as shown by the registration books in the office of the county clerk, is presented to the board of county commissioners of Johnson county, the board of county commissioners shall fix a time for a hearing upon such petition and direct the county clerk to give notice thereof for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the district, the last publication to be at least five (5) days before the day fixed for the hearing. The notice shall describe the boundaries of the area as shown by the petition, shall state that the petition requests the creation of the Shawnee Mission park district as authorized by this act, shall state that a hearing will be held by the board of county commissioners, shall state the day and the hour of the hearing, and that all persons interested may appear before the board of county commissioners at such hearing and be heard.

Before setting such hearing the board of county commissioners shall determine whether the petition is in compliance with the provisions of this act, whether the description of the area is sufficient, and whether the required number of qualified electors signed the petition which findings shall be incorporated in an appropriate order. If it finds the petition to be in compliance with this act, the boundaries of the area sufficiently described and that the required number of qualified electors have signed the petition, the board of county commissioners shall proceed with such notice and hearing and if after such hearing it determines that the interests of the area will be advanced by the creation of the park district it shall so find, and shall adopt a resolution creating such district setting forth therein its findings on all points, together with a description of the boundaries. Such park district thus created shall be known by the name and style of "the Shawnee Mission park district." One copy of the resolution shall be filed with the county clerk and one copy shall be filed with the county treasurer.

History: L. 1953, ch. 170, § 3; June 30.



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