Within thirty days after the first election is held in a civil township established
upon a petition described in section 58-02-21, the board of county commissioners, the county auditor, and a district judge designated
by the presiding judge of the judicial district in which the new township is located
shall meet as a board of arbitrators and shall determine a just and fair distribution
of the property and apportionment of the debts of the original township between it
and the township separated therefrom and established as a civil township. The new township shall succeed to a proportional share of the moneys and other property
of the original township and shall assume a proportional share of the debts and liabilities
thereof existing at the time of the division, such proportion to be determined by
the relative valuation of the property of the respective parts as shown by the last
preceding assessment. The board of arbitrators, upon subpoena issued by the clerk of the district court
on the request of such board, may bring before it all necessary witnesses, books,
and papers. The determination of the board of arbitrators may be reviewed by the district court
on appeal in accordance with the procedure provided in section 28-34-01 and shall be enforced by the courts.
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