(1) Any 25 or more landowners or the owners of more than 70 percent of the acres of land lying within the limits of the territory proposed to be organized into a district may file a petition with the State Department of Agriculture asking that a soil and water conservation district be organized to function in the territory described in the petition. Such petition shall set forth:
(a) The proposed name of the district.
(b) That there is need, in the interest of the general welfare, for a soil and water conservation district to function in the territory described in the petition.
(c) A description of the territory proposed to be organized as a district, which description is not required to be given by metes and bounds or by legal subdivision but is sufficient if generally accurate.
(d) A request that the department duly define the boundaries for the district, that a referendum be held within the territory so defined on the question of the creation of a district in such territory, and that the department determine that a district be created.
(2) When more than one petition is filed covering parts of the same territory, the department may consolidate all or any such petitions. [Amended by 1981 c.92 §7]Section: Previous 568.230 568.240 568.250 568.260 568.270 568.280 568.290 568.300 568.310 568.320 568.330 568.340 568.350 568.360 568.370 Next
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