(1) Upon attaining the population standards for incorporation contained in s. 165.061 and as determined by the Department of Economic Opportunity, any district wholly
contained within the unincorporated area of a county that also meets the other requirements
for incorporation contained in s. 165.061 shall hold a referendum at a general election on the question of whether to incorporate. However, any district contiguous to the boundary of a municipality may be annexed
to such municipality pursuant to the provisions of chapter 171.
(2) The Department of Economic Opportunity shall annually monitor the status of the
district for purposes of carrying out the provisions of this section.
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