HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 59-601; 1952 Code Section 59-601; 1942 Code Section 8555-131; 1934 (38) 1292; 2012 Act No. Effect of Amendment The 2012 amendment inserted "with or without rescue response services related to the provision of fire services," and made other, nonsubstantive, changes. Before any such district is formed there shall be filed with the clerk of the court of the county in which such district is proposed to be located a written petition signed by a majority of the resident landowners in the proposed district or by the owners of more than half the land and acreage which will be affected by or assessed for the expense of the proposed improvements, as shown by the tax assessment rolls.
The petition shall be accompanied by a plat showing the limits of the proposed district.
(B) Notwithstanding any provision of Title 7 or other provision of law, in such a district a candidate is required to file a statement of candidacy or obtain on a petition the signatures of five percent of the qualified electors of the district in order to have his name placed on the ballot for election as a commissioner of a special purpose district within the county. In the event of any vacancy on the commission the remaining members of the commission shall elect a commissioner to fill the unexpired term. Compensation from two or more districts prohibited. They may purchase and build or contract for building electric light, water supply, fire protection, and sewerage systems, and may lease, own, hold, and acquire all necessary equipment and property for that purpose.
Additionally, any hospital district shall be authorized to create and establish an entity under Chapters 31 or 44, Title 33. 199, Section 3, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 1, 2010).
Emergency ban on burning within a special purpose or public service district.
(C) The provisions of subsection (A) do not apply to districts in counties that have adopted, by ordinance, uniform election dates for districts within those counties before the effective date of this section. HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 59-607; 1952 Code Section 59-607; 1942 Code Section 8555-133; 1934 (38) 1292. The commissioners shall keep a record of their deliberations and for this purpose shall appoint a secretary, who shall receive such remuneration as the commissioners may determine. HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 59-608; 1952 Code Section 59-608; 1942 Code Section 8555-133; 1934 (38) 1292. Any public service district or special purpose district operating on the effective date of Sections 6-11-91 through 6-11-93 may continue to use the compensation or benefit plan now in existence on the effective date of Sections 6-11-91 through 6-11-93. No person who serves on the governing body of any public service district or special purpose district shall receive compensation on any two such districts at the same time. They may operate it and may contract with existing light and water companies and municipalities for light, water, and fire protection, or contract and connect with existing sewerage systems of municipalities or other districts.
The provisions of subsections (A) and (B) do not apply to districts in which the commissioners are elected pursuant to a petition and referendum provided for in Article 2 of Chapter 11 of Title 6. Compensation and benefits for district governing bodies. They may supply and furnish lights and water and provide for fire protection and sewerage disposal to citizens of these districts and may require an exact payment of rates, tolls, rentals, and charges they may establish for the use of lights, water, fire protection, and the sewerage plant.