Iowa Admin. Code r. 263-7.12 - Board proceedings on boundary adjustments between cities by petition and consent
Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022
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263—7.12(368) Board proceedings on boundary adjustments between cities by petition and consent.
7.12(1) General rule. A request for board approval to sever real property from one city and to annex the same real property to another city shall be initiated pursuant to 2010 Iowa Acts, House File 2376. Contiguous property may be combined within the same request.
7.12(2) Contents of petition. The petition under this rule shall be in substantially the same form as an application under Iowa Code section 368.7 and rule 263—7.2(368). Additionally, if the city council of either city conditioned approval of the petition upon an agreement entered into by the cities providing for the transition of property taxes or the sharing of property tax revenues from the property described in the petition, the agreement shall be filed with the board at the same time the approved petition is filed.
7.12(3) Initial board review. The board shall review each petition to sever real property from one city and to annex the same real property to another city in order to determine compliance with the requirements of Iowa Code section 368.7 and these rules. The board shall notify both cities and the real property owner(s) of the board’s initial review of the severance and annexation petition. If the petition does not meet the requirements of Iowa Code section 368.7, the board may request additional information before making a final decision or may dismiss the petition. If the application is found to be in proper form, the board shall hold a public hearing on the severance, annexation, and any agreement between the cities.
7.12(4) Public hearing. The board shall give notice of the public hearing in the same manner as notice of a public meeting under Iowa Code section 368.11, subsection 5. The board shall conduct a public hearing pursuant to the procedure set forth in paragraph 7.8(3)“b” for hearings on voluntary applications.
7.12(5) Decision criteria. The board shall consider whether the request serves the public interest and may consider the criteria for approval of involuntary city development actions as set forth in Iowa Code sections 368.16 and 368.17. The board may approve or deny only the severance and annexation of the real property described in the petition. The board may approve the petition only if the board also approves any agreement entered into by the cities pursuant to 2010 Iowa Acts, House File 2376. The board shall not approve the petition if the severance and annexation creates an island.
7.12(6) Denial. If a petition is denied, the board shall issue an explanation for the denial. A copy of the explanation shall be provided to the clerk of each city involved in the severance and annexation and to any other party of record in the board’s proceeding.
7.12(7) Approval. If a petition is approved, the board’s order approving the severance and annexation is not subject to approval at an election. The board shall file and provide a copy of the order to the clerk of each city involved in the severance and annexation, the recorder of each county that contains a portion of any city or territory affected by the severance and annexation, and any other party of record in the board’s proceeding. Upon expiration of the time for appeal, the board shall file with the Iowa secretary of state and record with the recorder of each county that contains a portion of any city or territory involved copies of the proceedings, including the petition, any agreement between the cities, the board’s order approving the petition, proof of service and publication of required notices, and any other material deemed by the board to be of primary importance to the proceeding. The board shall file a map and legal description with the Iowa department of transportation.
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