In the event of the filing with the county clerk of a petition signed by ten percent
of the qualified electors in the county, the board of county supervisors shall adopt
the provisions of the county road unit system by resolution at the next regular meeting
of the board. The resolution shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks in a legal
newspaper published in the county or, if none is published in the county, in a legal
newspaper of general circulation in the county. The adoption of the county unit plan shall take effect ninety days after the date
of the first publication of the resolution providing for such adoption or any later
date designated by the resolution, but not later than one year after the date of the
first publication of the resolution unless before the effective date of adoption there
is filed with the county clerk a petition signed by ten percent of the qualified electors
in the county protesting such adoption. In that event, the board of county supervisors shall submit the question of a county
road unit system to the electors of the respective counties.
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