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48-3604. Establishing zones in the district
A. The board may divide the area of jurisdiction into two or more zones, the boundaries of which shall be described in a resolution adopted at a hearing held pursuant to subsection C.
B. The board may alter the boundary lines of any previously established zone or zones pursuant to subsection C.
C. Before establishing zones or altering their boundary lines, the board shall fix a date for a hearing, which shall be not less than twenty-one days nor more than forty days from the date of the resolution. Any interested citizen may appear at the hearing and be heard on any matter relating to the reasonableness of establishing the zones. Notice of the hearing shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of jurisdiction and zone and shall be posted in not less than thirty public places in the zone. The posting and the first date of the publications shall be not less than three weeks before the date of the hearing.
D. The board shall meet at the time and place fixed for the hearing and may adjourn the hearing from time to time. At the hearing any interested owner of real property in the proposed zone may appear and be heard on any matter relating to the establishment of the zone and may allege that his real property in the proposed zone will not be benefited by the proposed improvements. If after the hearing it appears to the board that the establishment of the zone is necessary and desirable to carry out the objects and purposes of the district in the proposed zone and that all property in the zone will benefit by the establishment of the zone, the board shall establish the zone. If the board determines that any property in the proposed zone is not benefited, it shall delete the property from the zone. Thereupon the board shall adopt a resolution establishing the zone and shall file with the county recorder, the county assessor and the department of revenue a certified copy of the resolution and a map showing the zone and its boundaries. The board shall publish a copy of the resolution once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of jurisdiction and zone and shall post a copy of the resolution in not less than thirty public places in the zone.
E. A party aggrieved by action of the board in establishing a zone may bring an action in the superior court in the county in which the area of jurisdiction is located to set aside the action of the board. The action shall be heard in a trial de novo. The action must be instituted not more than thirty-five days after the last publication or date of posting, whichever is later, of the copy of the resolution establishing the zone.