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24-1229.Dissolution of portion of district; petition, contents; powers and duties of chief engineer; notice and hearing; evidence; findings, filing; certificate of dissolution; recordation; removal of director upon dissolution, effect. The chief engineer of the division of water resources shall have power upon proper petition being presented for that purpose to dissolve a portion of a watershed district organized and incorporated under the provisions of article 12, chapter 24 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, or any amendments thereto. The petition for dissolution of a portion of a watershed district shall be addressed to the chief engineer of the division of water resources and shall: (1) Describe the territory to be dissolved by section numbers and fractions thereof and other platted areas as appropriate; (2) contain a prayer that the territory described therein be dissolved from the watershed district, naming it; (3) show that the dissolution is being sought by either a majority of the board of the watershed district or a majority of the landowners in the territory to be dissolved. Whenever a petition in conformity with this section is received by the chief engineer it shall be his duty forthwith to fix a time for the hearing of such petition and to give notice thereof which shall be published by the affected watershed district at their expense at least five (5) days before the date fixed for the hearing. It shall be the duty of the petitioners to show satisfactory evidence in support of the requested dissolution.

If after such hearing the chief engineer finds that the exclusion of territory described in the petition would leave within the district an area in conformance with the findings considered for the organization of a district as prescribed in K.S.A. 24-1206 and that the exclusion of the territory described in the petition will not substantially impair the effectiveness of a general plan of the district which has been approved by the chief engineer, he shall transmit a written report of his findings on the petition, together with his written approval or disapproval of the petition, to the secretary of state and the secretary of the board. Upon receipt of such report and approval of the petition the secretary of state shall thereupon issue and deliver to the secretary of the board a certificate of dissolution as to the lands which are to be excluded from the district fixing the effective date of such dissolution. A certified copy of the certificate of dissolution shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of each county in which any portion of the district is located: Provided, That, if the dissolution of a portion of the territory of a watershed district removes one or more directors from the constituted board, the remaining board of directors shall exercise the powers granted by this act until such time as changes in the board are proposed and effected in a manner prescribed by K.S.A. 24-1211.

History: L. 1961, ch. 193, § 20; July 1.

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