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§ 3685. Changes in membership—Inclusion of additional towns
(a) When a majority of voters of a town, present and voting at a meeting duly warned for that purpose, shall vote to apply to a neighboring consolidated sewer district for admission as a member of the district, the vote shall thereupon be certified by the clerk of the town to the clerk of the consolidated sewer district and to the Secretary of State. Such vote and certification if accepted by the consolidated district within two years after the date of the vote shall be binding on the town without the subsequent vote in the town contemplated in subsection (b) of this section.
(b) When it appears to the board of sewer commissioners that the boundaries of the consolidated sewer district should be changed to include another town, they may insert an article fully describing the proposed change in the warning for a regular or special meeting of the district, which proposed change shall state the number of additional members to be added to the board of sewer commissioners if such change is approved.
(c) When a majority of the voters voting at such meeting vote to include an additional town within the boundaries of the consolidated sewer district as a member thereof, the board of sewer commissioners shall notify the legislative body of the additional town of the vote. Thereupon the legislative body of the additional town shall duly warn a meeting thereof, setting forth in such warning the vote of the consolidated sewer district and the proposed change in its boundaries. If a majority of the voters voting at the meeting of the additional town vote to be included within the district, the result of the vote and the result of the vote already taken by the consolidated sewer district shall be certified to the Secretary of State, who shall record the same in his or her office. A certificate of such record shall immediately be filed by the Secretary of State in the office of the clerk of the consolidated sewer district and of any additional town to be included therein as a member thereof, which filing shall be notice to all parties of the addition to the consolidated district.
(d) The consolidated sewer district as so enlarged shall thereupon have all the powers and responsibilities given it by this chapter. Any vacancy on the board of sewer commissioners created as a result of the increase in the number thereof shall be filled as provided in section 3674 of this title. The additional member town shall share in the expenses of the district in the proportion provided in this chapter for other member towns from the date the certificate of the Secretary of State is filed in the office of the clerk of the district and the office of the clerk of the additional town. (1967, No. 318 (Adj. Sess.), § 14, eff. March 22, 1968.)