Maine Revised Statutes

§3532. Formation; powers

1. Formation.  By vote of its legislative body, any municipality, in cooperation with one or more other municipalities, may form a district for the purposes provided in this chapter.
[ 1997, c. 698, §2 (NEW) .]
2. General powers; area of service.  The district formed under subsection 1 is a quasi-municipal corporation that may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, adopt a name, adopt and alter a common seal, borrow funds and do all things necessary to furnish fire protection within that district.
[ 1997, c. 698, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Incidental rights.  All incidental powers, rights and privileges necessary to accomplish the main objectives set forth in this chapter are granted to a district created under this chapter.
[ 1997, c. 698, §2 (NEW) .]
4. Draft agreement.  Prior to voting on formation of a fire district, the municipalities shall negotiate an agreement on terms for governing the district, including such matters as the number and distribution of district directors, length of term for a director, the time frame of the fiscal year of the district and such other matters as are essential to the operation of the district.
[ 1997, c. 698, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 698, §2 (NEW).