Establishment of district: Requirements
- filing of petitions
- effect of defects
- amendments and corrections.
1.Before any water conservancy district is established under this chapter, a petition must be filed in the office of the clerk of the court vested with jurisdiction, in the county in which all or the greatest part of the lands embraced within the proposed water conservancy district are situated. The petition must be approved by the board of county commissioners of each county in which the district is situated. The petition must be filed by the board of county commissioners for the county in which the petition is filed, who must be designated as petitioners, and must set forth:
(a)The proposed name of the district.
(b)That the property within the proposed district will be benefited by the accomplishment of the purposes enumerated in NRS 541.030.
(c)A general description of the purpose of the contemplated improvement and of the territory to be included in the proposed district. The description need not be given by metes and bounds or by legal subdivisions, but must be sufficient to enable a property owner to ascertain whether his or her property is within the territory proposed to be organized as a district. The territory need not be contiguous, provided it is so situated that the organization of a single district of the territory described is calculated to promote one or more of the purposes enumerated in NRS 541.030.
(d)A general designation of the divisions of the district, any one or more of which may, if so provided in the petition, be constituted of an existing irrigation or other district organized under the laws of the State of Nevada or of an incorporated city or combination of incorporated cities, within the water conservancy district.
(e)The name of the principal subcontracting agency or agencies with which it is proposed the water conservancy district will enter into a contract or contracts.
(f)The number of directors of the proposed district which may, in addition to one director for each division thereof, include as director a representative of the proposed principal subcontracting agency named in the petition, or, if more than one such agency is named in the petition, then one representative of each principal subcontracting agency named therein. If the district includes land within more than one county, each county must have at least one representative on the board of directors.
(g)A prayer for the organization of the district by the name proposed.
2.No petition that has been approved by the required boards of county commissioners may be declared void on account of alleged defects, but the court may at any time permit the petition to be amended to conform to the facts by correcting any errors in the description of the territory, or in any other particular.
Section 541.050 — Establishment of district: Requirements; filing of petitions; contents; effect of defects; amendments and corrections.,