(a) In addition to any other provision provided by law, the owner or owners of land
whether or not contiguous to the district or otherwise may file with the board a petition
requesting that there be included in the district the land described in the petition
by metes and bounds or by lot and block number if there is a recorded plat of the
area to be included in the district. The petition may request the district to condition the annexation on certain conditions,
including the voter authorization of bonds to serve the area to be annexed.
(b) If the district has bonds, notes, or other obligations outstanding or bonds payable
in whole or in part from taxes that have been voted but are unissued, the board shall
require the petitioner or petitioners to assume their share of the outstanding bonds,
notes, or other obligations and the voted but unissued tax bonds of the district and
authorize the board to levy a tax on their property in each year while any of the
bonds, notes, or other obligations payable in whole or in part from taxation are outstanding
to pay their share of the indebtedness.
(c) The petition of the landowner to add land to the district shall be signed and
executed in the manner provided by law for the conveyance of real estate.
(d) The board shall hear and consider the petition and may add to the district the
land described in the petition if it is feasible, practicable, and to the advantage
of the district and if the district's system and other improvements of the district
are sufficient or will be sufficient to supply the added land without injuring land
already in the district.
(e) If the district has bonds payable in whole or in part from taxation that are voted
but unissued at the time of an annexation and the petitioners assume the bonds and
authorize the district to levy a tax on their property to pay the bonds, then the
board may issue the voted but unissued bonds even though the boundaries of the district
have been altered since the authorization of the bonds.
(f) Granted petitions shall be filed for record and shall be recorded in the office
of the county clerk of the county or counties in which the added land is located.
(g) An order issued by the board under this section is not required to include all
of the land described in the petition if the board determines that a change in the
description is necessary or desirable.
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