Law of 13 September 2000 merging the communes of Sittard, Geleen and Born
We Beatrix, at the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.
All of them, who will see or hear these, saluut! do know:
In this regard, we have taken the view that the municipalities of Sittard, Geleen and Born should be added together;
In this way, we, the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have been well-regarded and understood to be right and to be understood by the following:
As of the date of reclassification, the municipalities of Sittard, Geleen and Born are removed.
As from the date of reclassification, the new municipality of Sittard-Geleen is set up, as indicated in the map belonging to this Act.
The new municipality of Sittard-Geleen consists of the territory of the municipalities to dissolve Sittard, Geleen and Born.
The border of the municipality of Susteren is amended as indicated in the map belonging to this Act.
For the new municipality of Sittard-Geleen, the municipality Sittard to be removed is designated for the application of Article 36 of the General Rules Act reclassification , in connection with the application of the instructions and regulations referred to in that Article.
For the municipalities of Sittard, Geleen and Born to be removed, the new municipality of Sittard-Geleen is designated for the application of the following provisions of the General Rules Reclassification Act :
a. Article 39, second paragraph , in connection with the levying and recovery of municipal taxes;
b. Article 41, third paragraph , in relation to participation in common schemes;
ed. Article 48, second paragraph , in relation to the benefits referred to in that Article;
e. Article 59, first paragraph In connection with the transition from civil servants.
1 For the new municipality of Sittard-Geleen set by this law, an interim council election is to be held as intended Article 52, second paragraph, part (a) of the General Rules of Reorder Law .
2 With the preparation of the by-election of the council for the new municipality of Sittard-Geleen, the municipality of Sittard to be removed is taxed.
3 If the date of reclassification falls within two years before the date of the regular elections for the members of the municipal councils due to the Electoral law These elections will not take place in the municipality of Sittard-Geleen, which is set up by this law.
4 The term of office of the members of the Council of the new assembly shall end in the situation referred to in paragraph 3 with the term of office of the members of the councils of the other communes following the first elections to the Council of the European Union. Municipal councils after the date of reclassification.
Deputed States of Limburg may, in the definition of the border description referred to in the Article 10, second paragraph, of the General Rules of Rezoning Act , obvious misstatements improve in the boundaries as indicated in the map associated with this Act. They shall send the corrected card to our Minister of the Interior and Kingdom relations as soon as possible.
This Act shall enter into force from the day following the date of issuance of the Official Gazette in which it is placed.
Burdens and orders that it will be placed in the Official Gazette, and that all ministries, authorities, colleges and officials who so concern will keep their hands on the precise execution.
Given in Gravenhage, 13 September 2000
The Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations,
K. G. de VriesIssued the 14th September 2000
The Minister of Justice,
A. H. Korthals