General Assembly: 81 (2005 Regular GA) - Chapter 85 - Rural water and wastewater services


Published: 2005-04-29

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244LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST G.A., 2005 SESSIONCH. 85

CH. 85CH. 85

CHAPTER 85

RURAL WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES

H.F. 746

AN ACT providing procedures for a rural water district to transfer its right to provide water or wastewater service and for dissolution of the district.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 357A.11, Code 2005, is amended by adding the following new subsec- tion: NEW SUBSECTION. 13. In addition to all other powers granted to the board, the board

may sell, convey, merge, or otherwise dispose of all or any portion of the real property or per- sonal property of the district and all or any portion of the district’s right to provide water or wastewater service to an area in order that another service provider permitted by the depart- ment of natural resources pursuant to chapter 455Bmay assume any or all of the district’s du- ties and obligations or that the district may be dissolved. If the district is to be dissolved, the board shall file a notice of dissolution with the auditor of the county or counties in which the district is located. Prior to such sale, conveyance, merger, or disposition by the board that includes the relin-

quishment of the district’s right to provide service to an area, the board shall publish notice of a public hearing not less than four nor more than twenty days before the date fixed for the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the area for which the board seeks to relin- quish service. The board shall mail notice of a public hearing to the district’s members in the area for which the board seeks to relinquish service not less than fourteen days prior to such public hearing. Apublic hearing is not requiredwhen theboard relinquishes thedistrict’s right to service an area within the corporate limits of a city if the city will provide service in compli- ance with the city’s annexation plan. After hearing or if none is required, the board may adopt a resolution approving the sale,

conveyance, merger, or disposition; however, the board shall provide for the continuation of water or wastewater service to the area by another service provider immediately following such sale, conveyance, merger, or disposition.

Approved April 29, 2005

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CH. 86CH. 86

CHAPTER 86

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION — WAIVER AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY

H.F. 754

AN ACT relating to a homestead exemption waiver notice contained in a written contract af- fecting agricultural land.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 561.22, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 561.22 NOTICE OF HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION WAIVER REQUIREMENT. 1. a. If Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, if a homestead exemption waiver is