ORGANIZATION, BOUNDARIES AND DISSOLUTION OF IRRIGATION DISTRICTS
Creation of irrigation district--Filing petition--Number of electors
Petition to organize irrigation district--Number of signers--Boundaries to
be described--Request for organization.
Petition--Signing by electors--Form--Affidavit of circulator.
Petition for formation of irrigation district--Map of proposed district to
Notice of hearing to consider petition--Publication--Contents--Approval
of petition--Fixing date for election.
46A-4-5 to 46A-4-7.
Inclusion in irrigation district of lands capable of being irrigated from
works in proposed district.
Ditches or canals constructed before July 1, 1917, and lands watered by
them--Exemption--Rights of ditches already constructed.
Holding or taxing nonirrigable land for irrigation purposes.
Change in proposed boundaries by board--Exclusion of certain lands from
District divided into divisions by board--Size and number--Election of
directors--Terms--Assessment of property within district.
Division representing tribal or trust lands--Excepted from chapter.
Notice of election on proposed district--Date of election--Contents of
Persons qualified to vote at elections.
Corporate ownership of lands within proposed or existing irrigation
districts--Designation of agent to vote in behalf of elections for
organization of district.
Election procedure--Applicability of general laws--Resolution declaring
district organized--District as political subdivision.
Resolution declaring district organized--Filing for record.
Election of director for each division.
Unentered public lands a major portion of district--Appointment of
majority of directors by secretary of interior--Term of office.
Directors elected at large as a result of appointment of majority of
directors by secretary of interior--Term of office.
Directors elected at election to establish district--Terms of office--Tie
Annual election of directors--Nomination--Election by receiving highest
number of votes.
Hours of voting.
Directors to be electors of division--Residence.
Nominating petitions for initial board of directors--Election not required
if only one petition--Notice of vacancies and election--Results and
certificate of election.
Nominating petition for directors--Filing--Form--Signers.
Election not required where no question or contest--Retention of office by
Notices of election after organization of district--Publication and posting.
Elections after district organized and first set of directors elected--Voting
Precinct election officers--Appointment by board of directors or electors.
Chair of election board--Oaths.
Precinct election boards--Oaths of members, administration, and
Canvass of votes by board--Time and place.
Declaration of election results--Certificate of election.
Statement of election results--Filing--Contents.
Vacancy in office of board of directors--Filling--District treasurer
appointed by board.
Elected directors--Qualifying--Term of office--Time for assumption of
Directors' and officers' oath of office--Official bonds.
District appointed fiscal agent of United States to collect money for federal
reclamation project--Additional bond required--Right to sue on bond.
Bond of officers and directors--Form--Obligee--Cost of surety bonds,
payment by the district.
Organization meeting of board of directors--Election of president and
vice-president--Appointment of secretary.
Meetings of directors--Special meetings--Open to public--Quorum--Vote
required for action.
Records of board of directors open for inspection--Publication of
statement of proceedings--Filing of list of expenditures.
Compensation of district directors--Payment from district fund.
Powers and duties of board of directors of district--Distribution and
printing of bylaws and procedures--Water rights appurtenant to land.
Interest in contract of district or acceptance of bribe by director or officer
Change of irrigation district boundaries--Exclusion of land within
Common school and endowment irrigable lands within district--Sale--Inclusion in district.
Assent of secretary of interior necessary for change in boundaries of
district contracting with United States.
Petition for inclusion of tract of land within boundaries of irrigation
Participation by conservators and personal representatives of estates.
Change of boundaries of irrigation district--Notice of filing of petition,
contents--Time and place of hearing by board of directors--Cost of
proceedings, advancement by petitioners.
Hearing on petition to change boundaries--Adjournment--Assent to
Rejection of petition to change boundaries--Resolution of board--Contents.
Land not included in irrigation district unless owner or lessee obligated to
pay assessments or charges.
Payment by petitioners of share of original district assessments as
condition for granting petition.
Board order for election on filing of protests--Publication of notice--Ballots--Boundary descriptions.
Order of board in conformity with election results on boundary change.
Filing and recording of order changing boundaries--Effect of change.
Petition for change of boundaries of irrigation district--Recording in
minutes of board of directors, admissibility as evidence.
Redivision of district following inclusion of land--Election precints.
Exclusion of contiguous tracts of land from district--Petition--Contents.
Notice of petition to exclude land--Publication--Contents--Time for
Hearing on petition to exclude land--Assent of interested persons.
Resolution for exclusion of land when bonds or federal contract
outstanding--Bondholders' or federal assent required--Assent waived by
terms of bond issue.
Grant or denial of petition to exclude land from district--Best interests of
district--Conditions for exclusion.
Election ordered on exclusion after objections filed--Publication of notice--Contents--Conduct of election.
Majority vote against exclusion, denial and dismissal of petition--Majority
vote in favor of exclusion, order of board of directors excluding land from
irrigation district, contents.
Order excluding land from irrigation district--Entry in minutes of board of
directors--Filing and recording--Effect of order.
Exclusion of land from irrigation district--Refunding of assessments.
Exclusion of land from irrigation district--Effect of change on office of
Exclusion of land from irrigation district--Redivision of district by board
of directors--Election precincts, establishment, change from time to time.
Resolution to exclude unproductive lands from district--Reasons--Service
on owners and residents--Publication of notice.
Hearing on exclusion of unproductive lands--Time and place--Objections--Failure to object deemed consent--Rescission of resolution or adoption of
second exclusion resolution.
Motion to reconsider exclusion of unproductive lands--Time--Appeal to
circuit court--Contents--Trial--Filing of final resolution.
Rearrangement or reapportionment of district divisions upon exclusion of
lands--Effects of exclusion--Procedural defects--Resolutions and bylaws.
Subirrigated land--Relief from district assessments--Recording of
Dissolution of district--Petition by majority of assessment payers--Calling
of election by board--Notice of election.
Dissolution of district contracting with United States--Assent of secretary
Election ballots on dissolution of district--Form and contents--Conduct of
Certification of election returns and ballots--Canvass of returns--
Declaration of result--Recording.
Vote against dissolution precludes another election during year.
Majority vote for dissolution of irrigation district--Notice by board of
directors to creditors of district--Settlement of claims.
Raising of money to pay debts--Valuation of property by appraisers--Appointment--Report.
Sale of property by board of directors--Advertisement--Notice of sale--Consideration of bids of purchasers by board of directors.
Rejection of bids for purchase of property--Private negotiations for sale--Deferred payments--Lien--Foreclosure.
Additional security for deferred payments--Collection.
Bonds and obligations of district--Redemption after sale of property on
dissolution of district.
Payment of outstanding obligations with proceeds of property sales--Prices
Proceeds of sale of property on dissolution of irrigation district insufficient
to pay debts--Assessments against lands in the district.
Disposal of property--Payment of obligations--Report of board--Filing and
recording--Contents--Time for action on unpaid claim.
Validation of previously created irrigation districts.