§180-4  Creation of soil and water conservation districts; petition.  Occupiers of land representing a total of twenty-five or more votes lying within an area proposed to be organized into a district may file a petition with the department of land and natural resources asking that the district be organized.  The department shall prescribe the form of the petitions, which shall state:

     (1)  The proposed name of the district, and

     (2)  A general description of the area proposed to be organized as a district.

     Where more than one petition is filed covering parts of the same territory, the department may consolidate the petitions.  The area of a district need not be contiguous but shall not include any of the area of any other district. [L 1947, c 191, pt of §5; RL 1955, §28-7; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §22; am L 1961, c 53, §1 and c 132, §2; am L 1967, c 145, §§1, 2; HRS §180-4]