Where the proposition prevails, the fire protection district shall pay the cost of the election.The court shall assess the cost of conducting the election and shall submit a bill for payment to such fire protection district, municipality, county, or counties.The City of Seattle is nearly doubling its funding for homeless services in 2018 to help women find and maintain stable housing.
In the case of territory disconnected from an existing district pursuant to Section 16c of this Act, such territory may be incorporated as provided in that Section; otherwise such districts may be incorporated under this Act in the manner following: Fifty or more of the legal voters resident within the limits of the proposed district, or a majority thereof if less than 100, may petition the circuit court for the county which contains all or the largest portion of the proposed district to cause the question to be submitted to the legal voters of the proposed district, whether the proposed territory shall be organized as a fire protection district under this Act; the petition shall be addressed to the court and shall contain a definite description of the boundaries of the territory to be embraced in the proposed district, and the name of the proposed district and shall allege facts in support of the organization and incorporation.
Notice shall be given by the court to which the petition is addressed, or by the circuit clerk or sheriff of the county in which the petition is made at the order and direction of the court, of the time and place of the hearing upon the subject of the petition at least 20 days prior thereto by one publication thereof in one or more daily or weekly papers published within the proposed fire protection district (or if no daily or weekly newspaper is published within such proposed fire protection district, then either by one publication thereof in any newspaper of general circulation within that territory or by posting at least 10 copies of the notice in the district at least 20 days before the hearing in conspicuous places as far separated from each other as consistently possible), and by mailing a copy of the notice to the mayor or president of the board of trustees of all cities, villages and incorporated towns in whole or in part within the proposed fire protection district.
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All courts in this State shall take judicial notice of the existence of all fire protection districts organized under this Act and every such district shall constitute a body corporate and as such may sue or be sued in all courts.(a) One percent or more of the legal voters resident within the limits of the proposed addition to the fire protection district may petition the court of the county in which the original petition for the formation of the fire protection district was filed, to cause the question to be submitted to the legal voters of the proposed additional territory whether the proposed additional territory shall become a part of any contiguous fire protection district organized under this Act and whether the voters of the additional territory shall assume a proportionate share of the bonded indebtedness of the district.
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When an election is held to organize a fire protection district and the proposition fails, and the proposed district is wholly included in, or is coterminous with, a municipality, the cost of conducting the election shall be paid by the municipality.
Where the proposed fire protection district being voted upon in an election does not fall entirely within one municipality and the proposition fails, the cost of conducting the election shall be paid by the county, and where the district includes territory in more than one county and the proposition fails, such costs shall be apportioned between or among the counties according to the number of precincts within each county which lie in the proposed district.
Notice shall be given by the court, or by the circuit clerk or sheriff upon order of the court of the county in which the petition is filed, of the time and place of a hearing upon the petition in the manner as provided in Section 1.