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DIVISION 6. SANITARY DISTRICTS [6400 - 6982]

  ( Division 6 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 1. SANITARY DISTRICT ACT OF 1923 [6400 - 6830]

  ( Heading of Part 1 amended by Stats. 1939, Ch. 1124. )

CHAPTER 8. Reorganization [6810 - 6823]
  ( Chapter 8 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

6810.
  

A district organized under Chapter 161, Statutes of 1891, or under the Sanitary District Act of 1919 may be reorganized as a district under this part.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

6811.
  

To effect the reorganization a petition, signed by not less than twenty-five residents and freeholders within the district, and also by a majority of the members of the district board, shall be presented to the board of supervisors.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

6812.
  

The petition shall be verified by at least one of the petitioners in the manner prescribed by law for the verification of pleadings, and shall set forth the boundaries and name of the district and pray that it be reorganized under this part.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

6813.
  

The petition shall be published for at least two weeks preceding the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county, together with a notice stating the time when the petition will be presented to the board of supervisors, and that all persons interested may appear and be heard.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

6814.
  

At that time the board of supervisors shall hear the petition.

The board of supervisors shall not modify the boundaries of the district as set forth in the petition so as to exclude from the district any land which would be benefited by the reorganization of the district under this part, nor shall any lands which will not in the judgment of the board of supervisors be benefited by the reorganized district be included within the district.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

6815.
  

If the board of supervisors finds, upon the final hearing of the petition, that the statements therein are correct the board shall make an order approving the petition, describing the boundaries of the territory included within the district, and declaring that the territory is organized as a district under this part.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

6816.
  

From and after the making of the order of reorganization by the board of supervisors, the district is organized under this part with all the powers conferred by this part.

The persons in office at the time of the reorganization are entitled immediately to enter upon the duties of the like offices of the reorganized district and shall continue to serve until the election and qualification of their respective successors in accordance with this part.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

6817.
  

A district reorganized under this part is for all purposes the district previously existing.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

6818.
  

Reorganization shall not affect or impair the title to any property owned or held by or in trust for the district, or any debt, demand, liability, or obligation existing in favor of or against the district, or any proceeding then pending.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

6819.
  

Reorganization shall not operate to repeal or affect in any manner any ordinance previously passed or adopted and remaining unrepealed, or to discharge any person from any liability then existing for any violation of the ordinance. Proceedings commenced before reorganization shall, after reorganization, be conducted in accordance with this part.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

6823.
  

The district may contract with the Federal Government of the United States or any branch thereof, or with any county, city and county, municipal corporation, district or other public corporation or with any person, firm or corporation, for the joint acquisition or construction or use of any sewer or sewers or other works or facilities for the handling, treatment or disposal of sewage or industrial waste from the district and such other area as may be designated in said contract, when in the judgment of the legislative body of said district it is for the best interests of the district so to do. Any such contract may provide for the construction and maintenance of such sewer or sewers, or such other works or facilities, and for the payment by or for the parties thereto of such proportionate part of the cost of the acquisition, construction or maintenance of such sewer or sewers or other works or facilities as may be stated in said contract, the payments to be made at such times and in such amounts as may be provided by said contract. Any such contract may provide for the joint use of any sewer or sewers, works or facilities for the handling, treatment or disposal of sewage or industrial waste upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by the parties thereto, and for the flowage, treatment or disposal of sewage or industrial waste from such area for each of the parties thereto as may be described in the contract.

Any district which has acquired or constructed or which proposes to acquire or construct, any sewer or sewers, or works or other facilities for the handling, treatment or disposal of sewage or industrial waste, may contract with the Federal Government of the United States or any branch thereof, or with any county, city and county, municipal corporation, district or other public corporation or with any person, firm or corporation for the use of any such sewer or sewers, works or facilities by any such county, city and county, municipal corporation, district or other public corporation, or for the flowage, treatment or disposal of sewage or industrial waste from any area designated by such person, firm or corporation so contracting, upon such terms and conditions as may be provided in said contract.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 843.)

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