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CHAPTER 58-05.1MULTITOWNSHIP OFFICERS58-05.1-01. Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:1.&quot;Adjoining townships&quot; means two or more townships that have a common boundary<br>or touch at the corners and are in the same county.2.&quot;Multitownship board of officers&quot; means a board of officers established for two or<br>more townships consisting of a multitownship board of supervisors, a multitownship<br>clerk, and a multitownship treasurer.58-05.1-02. Consolidation of township officers - Petition - Membership. The boardof township supervisors of a township shall propose a plan for the consolidation of the board of<br>township officers with the officers of adjoining townships when three qualified electors or five<br>percent of the qualified electors of the township, as determined by the number of qualified<br>electors voting at the last annual township meeting, whichever is greater, petition the board. The<br>township clerk, within fourteen days of receiving a petition, shall notify the board of township<br>supervisors of each adjoining township of the proposal for consolidation and submit a copy of the<br>proposal to the county auditor. The boards of township supervisors of each adjoining township<br>shall respond to the proposal within thirty days.If the response of a board of township supervisors of an adjoining township indicates thatthe consolidation should be pursued, the clerk of the township proposing the consolidation shall<br>call a meeting, or meetings if necessary, at a time and place agreed upon by the boards of each<br>township. The chairman of the board of township supervisors of the township proposing the<br>consolidation shall preside at the meeting. If requested by the board of township supervisors of<br>the township proposing the consolidation, the board of township supervisors of each township<br>shall submit a report of the assets, liabilities, and overall financial condition of each township for<br>review by the other boards of township supervisors.If one or more boards of the townships responding to the proposal agreed to furtherpursue the proposed consolidation, the question of consolidation must be presented to the<br>electors of each of the townships.However, no more than five adjoining townships mayconsolidate. Notice of the presentation of the question to the electors must be submitted to the<br>county auditor by the board of township supervisors of the township proposing the consolidation.<br>Upon receiving that notice, the county auditor shall assign an identifying number to the proposed<br>multitownship board and notify the board of supervisors of each township of that number.58-05.1-03. Submission of consolidation plan to electors. The board of townshipsupervisors of each township that is involved in the proposed consolidation shall call a special<br>township meeting to consider and vote on the proposed consolidation. The ballot used at the<br>election must be in substantially the following form:Shall the townships of ___________________ (name of townships to be<br>consolidated) consolidate township boards under one multitownship board of officers<br>to be identified as multitownship board number _______?YesNoIf a majority of all votes cast on the question in the township proposing the consolidation and in<br>any adjoining townships are in favor of the consolidation, the consolidation is approved for those<br>township boards of officers.58-05.1-04.Equalization of assets and liabilities of townships.The boards oftownship officers of each township voting in favor of the consolidation shall meet at a place<br>designated by the board of township supervisors of the township that proposed the consolidation<br>within thirty days following the election to equalize the property, funds, and debts of thePage No. 1townships. In addition, the boards shall perform any other actions necessary to carry out the<br>consolidation of the township, including conveying, selling, or disposing of property that is not<br>necessary for the operation of the townships except the township halls.58-05.1-05.Settlement of disagreement.If the boards of township officers of theconsolidating townships are unable to equalize the property, funds, and debts of the townships,<br>the chairman of the board of township supervisors of the township that proposed the<br>consolidation shall immediately notify the board of county commissioners of the disagreement.<br>The chairman of the board of county commissioners shall call a meeting of the boards of<br>township officers of the consolidating townships, the county commissioners, the state's attorney,<br>and the county auditor to attempt to settle the disagreement to the satisfaction of all the township<br>boards.If the disagreement is not settled to the satisfaction of all boards involved in theconsolidation, the boards of the townships agreeing to the equalization may proceed with the<br>consolidation. The township board of officers of each consolidating township shall meet at least<br>once to review the final equalization of the assets and liabilities of the township.58-05.1-06. Transition board. The board of township supervisors of each townshipinvolved in the consolidation shall select one supervisor to be a member of a transition township<br>board.If there are fewer than three townships involved in the consolidation, each board oftownship supervisors may select two supervisors to be members of the transition board. The<br>clerk of the township that proposed the consolidation shall act as clerk for the transition board.<br>The transition board shall assume all the powers and duties of the township officers of each<br>township approving the consolidation on the first of January following the election. The transition<br>board shall continue in existence until the first annual meeting of the consolidated townships and<br>shall prepare a proposed budget for the multitownship board.58-05.1-07. Multitownship board - Election. On the third Tuesday of March followingthe consolidation election, a multitownship meeting must be held and the qualified electors shall<br>elect a multitownship board of supervisors. If the number of consolidated townships is five or<br>fewer, the multitownship board of supervisors must consist of one supervisor elected from each<br>township.If the number of consolidated townships is two or four, an additional townshipsupervisor must be elected at large so the multitownship board consists of three or five<br>members. The length of the terms of the supervisors first elected must be staggered so that the<br>terms of an equal amount of supervisors, or as nearly as practicable, expire each year.Inaddition, the qualified electors shall elect a multitownship clerk and a multitownship treasurer.<br>The multitownship officers elected at the annual meeting shall assume all the powers and duties<br>of the township officers of the townships approving the consolidation.58-05.1-08. General township laws applicable. When applicable, all laws relating to aboard of township supervisors apply to a multitownship board of supervisors.Page No. 2Document Outlinechapter 58-05.1 multitownship officers

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CHAPTER 58-05.1MULTITOWNSHIP OFFICERS58-05.1-01. Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:1.&quot;Adjoining townships&quot; means two or more townships that have a common boundary<br>or touch at the corners and are in the same county.2.&quot;Multitownship board of officers&quot; means a board of officers established for two or<br>more townships consisting of a multitownship board of supervisors, a multitownship<br>clerk, and a multitownship treasurer.58-05.1-02. Consolidation of township officers - Petition - Membership. The boardof township supervisors of a township shall propose a plan for the consolidation of the board of<br>township officers with the officers of adjoining townships when three qualified electors or five<br>percent of the qualified electors of the township, as determined by the number of qualified<br>electors voting at the last annual township meeting, whichever is greater, petition the board. The<br>township clerk, within fourteen days of receiving a petition, shall notify the board of township<br>supervisors of each adjoining township of the proposal for consolidation and submit a copy of the<br>proposal to the county auditor. The boards of township supervisors of each adjoining township<br>shall respond to the proposal within thirty days.If the response of a board of township supervisors of an adjoining township indicates thatthe consolidation should be pursued, the clerk of the township proposing the consolidation shall<br>call a meeting, or meetings if necessary, at a time and place agreed upon by the boards of each<br>township. The chairman of the board of township supervisors of the township proposing the<br>consolidation shall preside at the meeting. If requested by the board of township supervisors of<br>the township proposing the consolidation, the board of township supervisors of each township<br>shall submit a report of the assets, liabilities, and overall financial condition of each township for<br>review by the other boards of township supervisors.If one or more boards of the townships responding to the proposal agreed to furtherpursue the proposed consolidation, the question of consolidation must be presented to the<br>electors of each of the townships.However, no more than five adjoining townships mayconsolidate. Notice of the presentation of the question to the electors must be submitted to the<br>county auditor by the board of township supervisors of the township proposing the consolidation.<br>Upon receiving that notice, the county auditor shall assign an identifying number to the proposed<br>multitownship board and notify the board of supervisors of each township of that number.58-05.1-03. Submission of consolidation plan to electors. The board of townshipsupervisors of each township that is involved in the proposed consolidation shall call a special<br>township meeting to consider and vote on the proposed consolidation. The ballot used at the<br>election must be in substantially the following form:Shall the townships of ___________________ (name of townships to be<br>consolidated) consolidate township boards under one multitownship board of officers<br>to be identified as multitownship board number _______?YesNoIf a majority of all votes cast on the question in the township proposing the consolidation and in<br>any adjoining townships are in favor of the consolidation, the consolidation is approved for those<br>township boards of officers.58-05.1-04.Equalization of assets and liabilities of townships.The boards oftownship officers of each township voting in favor of the consolidation shall meet at a place<br>designated by the board of township supervisors of the township that proposed the consolidation<br>within thirty days following the election to equalize the property, funds, and debts of thePage No. 1townships. In addition, the boards shall perform any other actions necessary to carry out the<br>consolidation of the township, including conveying, selling, or disposing of property that is not<br>necessary for the operation of the townships except the township halls.58-05.1-05.Settlement of disagreement.If the boards of township officers of theconsolidating townships are unable to equalize the property, funds, and debts of the townships,<br>the chairman of the board of township supervisors of the township that proposed the<br>consolidation shall immediately notify the board of county commissioners of the disagreement.<br>The chairman of the board of county commissioners shall call a meeting of the boards of<br>township officers of the consolidating townships, the county commissioners, the state's attorney,<br>and the county auditor to attempt to settle the disagreement to the satisfaction of all the township<br>boards.If the disagreement is not settled to the satisfaction of all boards involved in theconsolidation, the boards of the townships agreeing to the equalization may proceed with the<br>consolidation. The township board of officers of each consolidating township shall meet at least<br>once to review the final equalization of the assets and liabilities of the township.58-05.1-06. Transition board. The board of township supervisors of each townshipinvolved in the consolidation shall select one supervisor to be a member of a transition township<br>board.If there are fewer than three townships involved in the consolidation, each board oftownship supervisors may select two supervisors to be members of the transition board. The<br>clerk of the township that proposed the consolidation shall act as clerk for the transition board.<br>The transition board shall assume all the powers and duties of the township officers of each<br>township approving the consolidation on the first of January following the election. The transition<br>board shall continue in existence until the first annual meeting of the consolidated townships and<br>shall prepare a proposed budget for the multitownship board.58-05.1-07. Multitownship board - Election. On the third Tuesday of March followingthe consolidation election, a multitownship meeting must be held and the qualified electors shall<br>elect a multitownship board of supervisors. If the number of consolidated townships is five or<br>fewer, the multitownship board of supervisors must consist of one supervisor elected from each<br>township.If the number of consolidated townships is two or four, an additional townshipsupervisor must be elected at large so the multitownship board consists of three or five<br>members. The length of the terms of the supervisors first elected must be staggered so that the<br>terms of an equal amount of supervisors, or as nearly as practicable, expire each year.Inaddition, the qualified electors shall elect a multitownship clerk and a multitownship treasurer.<br>The multitownship officers elected at the annual meeting shall assume all the powers and duties<br>of the township officers of the townships approving the consolidation.58-05.1-08. General township laws applicable. When applicable, all laws relating to aboard of township supervisors apply to a multitownship board of supervisors.Page No. 2Document Outlinechapter 58-05.1 multitownship officers

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CHAPTER 58-05.1MULTITOWNSHIP OFFICERS58-05.1-01. Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:1.&quot;Adjoining townships&quot; means two or more townships that have a common boundary<br>or touch at the corners and are in the same county.2.&quot;Multitownship board of officers&quot; means a board of officers established for two or<br>more townships consisting of a multitownship board of supervisors, a multitownship<br>clerk, and a multitownship treasurer.58-05.1-02. Consolidation of township officers - Petition - Membership. The boardof township supervisors of a township shall propose a plan for the consolidation of the board of<br>township officers with the officers of adjoining townships when three qualified electors or five<br>percent of the qualified electors of the township, as determined by the number of qualified<br>electors voting at the last annual township meeting, whichever is greater, petition the board. The<br>township clerk, within fourteen days of receiving a petition, shall notify the board of township<br>supervisors of each adjoining township of the proposal for consolidation and submit a copy of the<br>proposal to the county auditor. The boards of township supervisors of each adjoining township<br>shall respond to the proposal within thirty days.If the response of a board of township supervisors of an adjoining township indicates thatthe consolidation should be pursued, the clerk of the township proposing the consolidation shall<br>call a meeting, or meetings if necessary, at a time and place agreed upon by the boards of each<br>township. The chairman of the board of township supervisors of the township proposing the<br>consolidation shall preside at the meeting. If requested by the board of township supervisors of<br>the township proposing the consolidation, the board of township supervisors of each township<br>shall submit a report of the assets, liabilities, and overall financial condition of each township for<br>review by the other boards of township supervisors.If one or more boards of the townships responding to the proposal agreed to furtherpursue the proposed consolidation, the question of consolidation must be presented to the<br>electors of each of the townships.However, no more than five adjoining townships mayconsolidate. Notice of the presentation of the question to the electors must be submitted to the<br>county auditor by the board of township supervisors of the township proposing the consolidation.<br>Upon receiving that notice, the county auditor shall assign an identifying number to the proposed<br>multitownship board and notify the board of supervisors of each township of that number.58-05.1-03. Submission of consolidation plan to electors. The board of townshipsupervisors of each township that is involved in the proposed consolidation shall call a special<br>township meeting to consider and vote on the proposed consolidation. The ballot used at the<br>election must be in substantially the following form:Shall the townships of ___________________ (name of townships to be<br>consolidated) consolidate township boards under one multitownship board of officers<br>to be identified as multitownship board number _______?YesNoIf a majority of all votes cast on the question in the township proposing the consolidation and in<br>any adjoining townships are in favor of the consolidation, the consolidation is approved for those<br>township boards of officers.58-05.1-04.Equalization of assets and liabilities of townships.The boards oftownship officers of each township voting in favor of the consolidation shall meet at a place<br>designated by the board of township supervisors of the township that proposed the consolidation<br>within thirty days following the election to equalize the property, funds, and debts of thePage No. 1townships. In addition, the boards shall perform any other actions necessary to carry out the<br>consolidation of the township, including conveying, selling, or disposing of property that is not<br>necessary for the operation of the townships except the township halls.58-05.1-05.Settlement of disagreement.If the boards of township officers of theconsolidating townships are unable to equalize the property, funds, and debts of the townships,<br>the chairman of the board of township supervisors of the township that proposed the<br>consolidation shall immediately notify the board of county commissioners of the disagreement.<br>The chairman of the board of county commissioners shall call a meeting of the boards of<br>township officers of the consolidating townships, the county commissioners, the state's attorney,<br>and the county auditor to attempt to settle the disagreement to the satisfaction of all the township<br>boards.If the disagreement is not settled to the satisfaction of all boards involved in theconsolidation, the boards of the townships agreeing to the equalization may proceed with the<br>consolidation. The township board of officers of each consolidating township shall meet at least<br>once to review the final equalization of the assets and liabilities of the township.58-05.1-06. Transition board. The board of township supervisors of each townshipinvolved in the consolidation shall select one supervisor to be a member of a transition township<br>board.If there are fewer than three townships involved in the consolidation, each board oftownship supervisors may select two supervisors to be members of the transition board. The<br>clerk of the township that proposed the consolidation shall act as clerk for the transition board.<br>The transition board shall assume all the powers and duties of the township officers of each<br>township approving the consolidation on the first of January following the election. The transition<br>board shall continue in existence until the first annual meeting of the consolidated townships and<br>shall prepare a proposed budget for the multitownship board.58-05.1-07. Multitownship board - Election. On the third Tuesday of March followingthe consolidation election, a multitownship meeting must be held and the qualified electors shall<br>elect a multitownship board of supervisors. If the number of consolidated townships is five or<br>fewer, the multitownship board of supervisors must consist of one supervisor elected from each<br>township.If the number of consolidated townships is two or four, an additional townshipsupervisor must be elected at large so the multitownship board consists of three or five<br>members. The length of the terms of the supervisors first elected must be staggered so that the<br>terms of an equal amount of supervisors, or as nearly as practicable, expire each year.Inaddition, the qualified electors shall elect a multitownship clerk and a multitownship treasurer.<br>The multitownship officers elected at the annual meeting shall assume all the powers and duties<br>of the township officers of the townships approving the consolidation.58-05.1-08. General township laws applicable. When applicable, all laws relating to aboard of township supervisors apply to a multitownship board of supervisors.Page No. 2Document Outlinechapter 58-05.1 multitownship officers

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