Title 10 Chapter 2 Section 502.5

Utah Municipal Code
Incorporation, Classification, Boundaries, Consolidation, and Dissolution of Municipalities
Section 502.5
Hearing on request for disconnection -- Determination by municipal legislative body -- Petition in district court.

            

10-2-502.5.   Hearing on request for disconnection -- Determination by municipal legislative body -- Petition in district court.

            (1) Within 30 calendar days after the last publication of notice required under Subsection 10-2-501(3)(a), the legislative body of the municipality in which the area proposed for disconnection is located shall hold a public hearing.

            (2) At least seven calendar days before the hearing date, the municipal legislative body shall provide notice of the public hearing:

            (a) in writing to the petitioners and to the legislative body of the county in which the area proposed for disconnection is located; and

            (b) by publishing a notice:

            (i) (A) in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality; or

            (B) if there is no newspaper as described in Subsection (2)(b)(i)(A), then by posting notice of the hearing in at least three public places within the municipality; and

            (ii) on the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63F-1-701.

            (3) In the public hearing, any person may speak and submit documents regarding the disconnection proposal.

            (4) Within 45 calendar days of the hearing, the municipal legislative body shall:

            (a) determine whether to grant the request for disconnection; and

            (b) if the municipality determines to grant the request, adopt an ordinance approving disconnection of the area from the municipality.

            (5) (a) A petition against the municipality challenging the municipal legislative body's determination under Subsection (4) may be filed in district court by:

            (i) petitioners; or

            (ii) the county in which the area proposed for disconnection is located.

            (b) Each petition under Subsection (5)(a) shall include a copy of the request for disconnection.


Amended by Chapter 90, 2010 General Session