§ 1. Any contiguous territory having a population of not less than 300 inhabitants and
no part of which is already included in a mosquito abatement district may be organized
as a mosquito abatement district in the following manner:
Any 5% of the legal voters within the limits of the proposed mosquito abatement district
may petition the circuit court for the county in which such territory lies, to order
the question whether such territory shall be organized as a mosquito abatement district
under this Act to be submitted to the legal voters of such territory, but every petition
shall be signed by at least 25 legal voters residing within the territory proposed
to be organized as a mosquito abatement district, and in case such territory includes
more than one city, village or incorporated town, or any portions thereof, or includes
one or more cities, villages or incorporated towns, or any portion thereof and territory
not a part of any city, village or incorporated town, then such petition must be signed
by at least 5% of the legal voters residing in each of the said cities, villages,
or incorporated towns, or portions thereof, and by at least 5% of the legal voters
residing in the territory not a part of any city, village or incorporated town. Such petition addressed to the court shall contain a definite description of the
boundaries of the territory proposed to be organized as a mosquito abatement district,
and shall set forth the name of the proposed district, which name shall be The ․․․․․․․․ Mosquito Abatement District.
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