447.38 DISSOLUTION: DETACHMENT OF TERRITORY.
Subdivision 1. Dissolution; petition to board; board's order.
A hospital district created
or reorganized pursuant to sections
may be dissolved upon a petition to the
hospital district board. The petition must state the grounds for dissolution, be signed by an
authorized officer or officers of the governing body of any city or town included in the hospital
district pursuant to a resolution of the governing body, and contain a proposal for distribution of
the remaining funds of the district, if any, among the related governmental subdivisions. Except
as otherwise provided, a proceeding for dissolution is governed by the provisions relating to
proceedings for the organization of districts, so far as applicable. If the board determines that the
conditions for the creation of the district no longer exist, that all indebtedness of the district has
been paid, and that all property of the district except funds has been disposed of, it may make an
order dissolving the district and directing the distribution of its remaining funds, if any, among the
related governmental subdivisions on a basis the board determines to be just and equitable, to be
specified in the order. Certified copies of the order for dissolution must be transmitted and filed as
provided for an order creating a district. The clerk of the board shall also transmit a certified copy
of the order to the treasurer of the district. The treasurer shall then distribute the remaining funds
of the district as directed by the order, and is responsible for the funds until distributed.
Subd. 2. Detachment of city or town; same procedure.
A city or town included in the
hospital district may be detached from it by the same procedure provided for dissolution of the
district. On detachment, all taxable property within the detached area remains subject to taxation
for any existing bonded indebtedness of the district to the same extent as it would have been if
not detached. The property remains subject to taxation for any other existing indebtedness of the
district incurred for any purpose beneficial to the area to the extent the board finds just and
equitable, to be specified in the order for detachment. The proper officers shall levy further
taxes on the property accordingly.
History: 1963 c 300 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1987 c 229 art 10 s 1