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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 582.34
582.34 Petition for establishment; provisions.
(1) The owners of the major portion of land lying within the limits of a proposed watershed improvement district may file a petition with the supervisors of the soil and water conservation district in which the proposed watershed improvement district is situated asking that a watershed improvement district be organized to function in the area described in the petition.
(2) The petition shall set forth:
(a) The proposed name of the watershed improvement district.
(b) That there is need, in the interest of the public health, safety, and welfare for a watershed improvement district to function in the area described in the petition.
(c) A description of the area proposed to be organized as a watershed improvement district, which description shall be deemed sufficient if generally accurate.
(d) That the land within the area described in the petition is contiguous and is situated in the same watershed.
(e) The maximum millage rate, including not more than 1 mill for maintenance, expressed in mills on each dollar of assessed valuation at which taxes may be levied for any 1 fiscal year for the purposes of the watershed improvement district or to amortize indebtedness or bonds.
(f) A request that the area described in the petition be established as a watershed improvement district.
(3) Land lying within the limits of one watershed improvement district shall not be included in another watershed improvement district.
History.s. 6, ch. 69-235.