Legal Options Checklist

  • Find out if the county commissioners will pass a resolution or if they require a petition
  • Create map showing boundaries of the district
  • Create a legal description of district boundaries
  • Decide on number of board members of district
  • Make a final decision on number of mills
  • Decide on when you would like election - primary, annual, special, other
  • If applicable assist commissioners with development of resolution which would include above plus a call for an election
  • If applicable create a petition
  • Gather signatures
  • Submit petition to county clerk
  • Identify proponents of the district to speak at the open hearing
  • Practice for the open hearing
  • Attend open hearing regarding district
  • Educate public about district
  • Vote on district

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