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(1) The boundaries of the district may be contracted or expanded in the same manner in which the district was created pursuant to this chapter; however, the petition must be filed by the board and must contain the written consent of all landowners within only the proposed area of expansion or contraction.
(2)(a) Subject to the limitations of paragraph (b) of this subsection, the district may be terminated or dissolved in one (1) of the following ways:
(i) The district may be terminated or dissolved upon the transfer of all the public improvement services of the district to a unit of local government. The district shall be terminated in accordance with a plan of termination which shall be adopted by the board of directors and filed with the clerk of the court.
(ii) If, within five (5) years after the effective date of the ordinance creating the district, a landowner has not received a development permit on some part or all of the area covered by the district, then the district will be automatically dissolved and a court of competent jurisdiction shall cause a statement to that effect to be filed in the public records.
(iii) If the district has become inactive, the county or municipality that created the district shall be informed and shall take appropriate action.
(b) Following the establishment of the district with no timely appeal challenging the district, a district may not be dissolved or terminated if any bonds issued by the district, or bonds for which the district is obligated, are outstanding or are secured by special assessments or other security instruments to which the district is a party in connection with the bonds.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 19. Counties and County Officers § 19-31-43. District boundaries; dissolution - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-19-counties-and-county-officers/ms-code-sect-19-31-43/
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