2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 22 - ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 29 - SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTIONS ACT
22-29-401. Dissolution procedure.


WY Stat § 22-29-401 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) Dissolution of a district may be initiated:

(i) By a petition signed by not less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the voters owning not less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the assessed valuation of property within the district, requesting dissolution of the district, filed with the county commissioners. The petition process shall be governed by W.S. 22-29-105 through 22-29-108;

(ii) By resolution of the district directors filed with the county commissioners when the district directors determine that it is in the best interest of the inhabitants of the district that the district be dissolved and liquidated;

(iii) By resolution of the county commissioners if:

(A) Either:

(I) The district at the time of the regular district election has not elected district directors as required by the principal act; or

(II) The territory within the district is uninhabited; and

(B) The county commissioners determine that it is in the best interest of the people of the county that the district be dissolved and liquidated.

(iv) Within five (5) days after a petition is filed or a resolution of a county commission is adopted under this section, a copy shall be filed with the district secretary, if any, or with any other district officer who can with reasonable diligence be located;

(v) If there are no qualified district director members, the county commissioners shall act as or appoint a board of trustees to act in behalf of the district.

(b) Dissolution of a district shall be initiated by resolution of the board of county commissioners if the director of the department of audit has notified the board of county commissioners of the district's failure to comply with the reporting requirements of W.S. 9-1-507, and the district has failed to comply with W.S. 9-1-507(a)(vii) by December 30 of that same calendar year. The board of county commissioners shall declare the board of directors vacant under W.S. 22-29-201, and shall fill the board by appointment under W.S. 22-29-202 for the purpose of dissolving the district.

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