(a) The governing body of any city in which is located a veterans affairs medical
center, may exclude the veterans affairs medical center land from the corporate limits
of the city in the manner provided by this section. The city shall adopt a resolution stating that the city is considering the exclusion
of such land. The resolution shall:
(1) Give notice that a public hearing will be held to consider the exclusion of the
land and fix the date, hour and place of the public hearing; and
(2) describe the boundaries of the land to be excluded.
The date fixed for the public hearing shall not be less than 60 nor more than 70 days
following the date of the adoption of the resolution fixing the date of the hearing.
A copy of the resolution shall be mailed by certified mail to the director or person
in charge of the veterans affairs medical center not more than 10 days following the
date of the adoption of the resolution. The resolution also shall be published in the official newspaper of the city not less
than one week and not more than two weeks preceding the date fixed for the public
(b) At the public hearing, a representative of the city shall present the city's proposal
for the exclusion of the land. Following the presentation, all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to
be heard. The governing body may recess the hearing to a date and time certain which shall be
fixed in the presence of persons in attendance at the hearing.
(c) Whenever the governing body of the city finds it advisable to exclude land under
the provisions of this section, such exclusion shall be done by ordinance duly passed
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