Whenever fifty-one percent of the resident property owners of any territory adjacent
to, or within a radius of seven miles of a city shall petition for the creation of
a benefit district for the purposes of this act, it shall be the duty of the township
boards of the townships in which said benefit district is located to organize such
benefit district and to define the limits thereof as set forth in said petition. If said benefit district is located entirely within one township, the township board,
and where said benefit district is located in two or more townships, the township
trustees of said townships shall constitute the board of directors of said benefit
district and shall be authorized to execute contracts in accordance with the purposes
of this act for said district.
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