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Subdivision 1.Petition.

A petition signed by ten percent of the qualified voters within the portion of the county proposed for the subordinate service district may be submitted to the county board requesting the establishment of a subordinate county service district to provide any service or services which the county is otherwise authorized by law to provide. The petition shall include the territorial boundaries of the proposed district and shall specify the types of services to be provided within the district.

Subd. 2.Public hearing.

Upon receipt of the petition, and verification of the signatures by the county auditor, the county board shall, within 30 days following verification, hold a public hearing on the question of whether or not the requested district shall be established.

Subd. 3.Approval; disapproval.

Within 30 days following the holding of a public hearing, the county board, by resolution, shall approve or disapprove the establishment of the requested district. A resolution approving the creation of the district may contain amendments or modifications of the district's boundaries or functions as set forth in the petition.


1982 c 507 s 12