Maine Revised Statutes

§7210. Process for municipalities with a population of 50 or fewer

Municipalities with a population of 50 or fewer may follow the entire process established in this chapter. Following voter approval to pursue the process of deorganization under section 7203, subsection 2, municipalities with a population of 50 or fewer may request the commission to develop the deorganization procedure for the municipality. Municipalities which request the commission to develop the deorganization procedure are subject to sections 7202; 7203, except subsection 3; 7204; 7208; and 7209. [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW).]

1. Approval by voters.  The commission shall notify the municipal officers that a deorganization procedure has been developed. The municipal officers shall immediately call and hold a public hearing and municipal meeting as provided in section 7207 for the purpose of presenting information to the voters with respect to deorganization and any alternatives to deorganization prepared by the commission for a municipality. If a majority of the voters approve the deorganization procedure at the municipal meeting, the municipality shall request and must obtain approval by the Legislature as described in section 7208 and approval by the municipal voters under section 7209.
[ 1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW).