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Any portion of the territory of a county, whether
incorporated or unincorporated, in which lateral or collecting
sanitary sewers have been installed, for the maintenance and repair
of which provision is not otherwise made, may be formed into a
district, except that no portion of any city shall be included within
such a district unless consent of the governing body of the city is
The board of supervisors of any county may determine by
resolution that any portion of the unincorporated area of the county
not already included in a district is in need of sewer maintenance
and should be formed into a district.
The board shall fix a time and place to hear the proposal to
form a district.
The board shall direct the clerk to give notice of the
hearing. The notice shall have the heading "Notice of the proposed
formation of ____ sewer maintenance district", stating the name of
the proposed district. It shall:
(a) State the time and place for the hearing.
(b) Set forth the exterior boundaries of the territory proposed to
be organized into a district.
The board shall direct the clerk to publish the notice once a
week for two successive weeks in the newspaper of general
circulation circulated in the territory which it is proposed to
organize into a district that the board deems most likely to give
notice to the inhabitants of the proposed district.
The board shall also direct the clerk to post the notice in
three public places in the proposed district at least 10 days prior
to the date set for the hearing. The heading of each posted notice
shall be in letters of not less than one inch in height.
At any time prior to the time fixed for the hearing any
interested person may file with the clerk written objections to the
formation of the proposed district.
At the time and place fixed for the hearing or at any time to
which the hearing is continued, the board shall consider and pass on
all written objections filed.
If the board overrules the objections to the formation it
shall hear any person objecting to the inclusion in the proposed
district of any particular territory and may, upon the hearing,
exclude any territory that would not be benefited by inclusion. At
the conclusion of the hearing the board may by resolution abandon the
proposed formation of the district, or it may form the district and
fix its boundaries either as set forth in the notice or as modified
upon the hearing. The boundaries shall not be changed to include any
territory outside the boundaries described in the notice.