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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XI
Chapter 153
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F.S. 153.55
153.55 Public hearing upon report of county commissioners and creation of district; findings of board of county commissioners.
(1) Upon submission of any such report the board of county commissioners shall hold a public hearing upon such report and the question of the creation of such district, giving at least 20 days’ notice of such hearing by advertisement in a newspaper published in the county and circulating in the area of the proposed district or by posting as provided in s. 153.56 if no such newspaper be published.
(2) At such hearing any taxpayer, property owner, qualified elector or other interested or affected person may make written objections to the creation of such proposed district or the exclusion of any lands therefrom, or the inclusion of any lands therein, the desirability or the feasibility of such proposed improvements or to any other matter, which objections, if any, together with any evidence submitted therewith shall be given full and open consideration by the board of county commissioners.
(3) If upon due consideration of such preliminary report, any such objections and any other pertinent matters, such board of county commissioners shall be satisfied that the construction and acquisition of said improvements is feasible and desirable and of benefit to all the lands included in such proposed district or that certain lands shall be included or excluded, and that the creation of said district is necessary in the public interest, it shall so determine and record such findings and determination, together with an accurate description of the proposed boundaries of the proposed district and the proposed corporate name of such district, by resolution duly adopted.
(4) If the board of county commissioners shall after such hearing deem the creation of such proposed district inadvisable and not in the public interest, it shall make such a finding and determination and no further proceedings shall be taken for the creation of the proposed district under such petition; provided, however, that such finding and determination shall not be deemed to bar the creation of any proposed district at any future time in the manner provided in this law upon the filing of a new petition therefor as provided in this law.
History.s. 6, ch. 59-466.