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Page 1 of 1 74.363 Merger of water districts -- Board of resulting district -- Transfer of assets - - Payment of obligations. (1) Boards of commissioners of any two (2) or more water districts may by concurrent action and by approval of a majority of the membership of the board of each merge <br>their districts into one (1). (2) The members of the boards of commissioners of the merged water districts shall serve as members of the board of commissioners of the resulting district, regardless <br>of their normal term expiration, until one (1) year after approval of the merger by <br>the Public Service Commission. Thereafter, the board shall be composed as follows: <br>(a) If the boundaries of the resulting district lie wholly within a single county, the board of commissioners shall be composed of between three (3) and seven (7) <br>members as agreed upon by the merged water districts in their merger <br>documents. (b) If the boundaries of the resulting district lie within two (2) or more counties, the board of commissioners shall be composed of six (6) or more members as <br>agreed upon by the merged water districts in their merger documents. (3) Each appointment to the board of commissioners of the resulting district shall be made by the appropriate county judge/executive with the approval of the fiscal <br>court. Each member of the board shall be a resident of the county from which he or <br>she is appointed. The initial terms of the board of commissioners after the merger <br>shall be as follows: approximately one-third (1/3) of the commissioners shall be <br>appointed for a term of two (2) years; approximately one-third (1/3) of the <br>commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years; and the remaining <br>commissioners shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years. Thereafter, all <br>commissioners shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years. KRS 74.020(2) to <br>(10) shall apply to all commissioners and vacancies on the board of commissioners. (4) The resulting district shall have all the assets and legal liabilities of the water districts joining in the merger. The separate existences of the water districts joining <br>in the merger, except the resulting district, shall cease, and the title to all real estate <br>and other property owned by the water districts joining in the merger shall be vested <br>in the resulting district without reversion or impairment. Bonded obligations of any <br>district secured by the right to levy an assessment as provided by KRS 74.130 <br>through 74.230 or secured by the revenue of the systems operated by the district <br>shall continue to be retired or a sinking fund for such purpose created from the tax <br>assessments or revenue from the system operated by the district from funds <br>collected over the same area by the new board of commissioners in accordance with <br>the laws under which the bonds were issued until all bonded obligations of the old <br>district have been retired. Effective: July 15, 2010 <br>History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 18, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 6, sec. 11, effective July 15, 2008. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts <br>ch. 76, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch. 236, sec. 2, <br>effective April 4, 1996. -- Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 298, sec. 2, effective July 15, <br>1994. -- Created 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 70, sec. 4.