Senate Bill 0291
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DIGEST OF SB291 (Updated March 4, 2003 12:40 PM - DI 84)
Conservancy districts. Makes the following changes in a conservancy district that, before July 1, 2003, used the notice procedure described in IC 14-33-4-3: (1) Requires mailed notice of an annual meeting to all freeholders of the district. (2) Specifies the procedure for voting by absentee ballot in district board elections. (3) Requires mailed notice to all freeholders in the district of a hearing concerning a proposed ordinance to establish, change, or readjust the district's rates and charges for the collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage and liquid waste. (4) Requires the notice to include a statement informing the freeholders of their right to file a petition objecting to an ordinance increasing rates at a yearly rate that is greater than 5%. (5) Establishes the minimum number or proportion of freeholders in the district signing a petition objecting to an ordinance increasing the rates. (6) Eliminates the presumption that rates and charges adopted by the district are just and equitable.
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