- changes in proposed improvements and area to be included in district
(1)On the date and at the time and place specified in the aforesaid notice, the governing body shall, in open and public session, hear all objections to the creation of the proposed district, the making of the proposed improvements, and the benefits accruing to any tract, block, lot, or parcel of land therein. Representatives of the public utility concerned shall be present at all such hearings. Such hearing may be adjourned from time to time to a fixed future time and place. If at any time during the hearings it appears to the governing body that changes in the proposed improvements or the proposed district should be made, which, after consultation with the public utility concerned, appear to affect either the cost or feasibility of the improvements, the hearing shall be adjourned to a fixed future time and place and a new cost and feasibility report prepared on the basis of the contemplated changes.
(2)If action on the creation of the improvement district was initiated by petition as set forth in section 29-8-106, and if it appears that said petition is not signed by at least a majority of the property owners owning at least a majority of the assessable land of the proposed district, or if it is shown that the proposed improvement will not confer a general benefit on the district, or that the cost of the improvement would be excessive as compared with the value of the property in the district, the governing body shall thereupon dismiss the petition and adjudge the cost against those executing the bond filed to pay such costs. No appeal shall lie from the order dismissing said proceedings. Nothing in this section may prevent the filing of subsequent petitions for a similar district. The right to renew such a proceeding is expressly granted and authorized.
(3)After the hearing has been concluded and after all persons desiring to be heard have been heard, the governing body shall consider the arguments put forth and may make such changes in the area to be included in the district as it may consider desirable or necessary. However, no such changes shall be made unless a costs and feasibility report has been prepared on the basis of such changes.
(4)If at any time during the public hearing the governing body is presented with a petition signed by at least a majority of the property owners owning at least a majority of the assessable land of the proposed district protesting the proposed improvement, and such a petition is still outstanding at the close of the public hearing, the district and project shall be abandoned.
(5)If there is no such petition outstanding, the governing body, after consideration of matters brought forth at the public hearing, shall either abandon the district and project or adopt a resolution establishing the district and authorizing the project, either as described in the notice or with changes made as authorized in this section. Such resolution shall be published in the manner provided in section 29-8-111 but need not be mailed. If a resolution is adopted establishing the district, such resolution shall finally and conclusively establish the regular organization of the district against all persons, unless an action attacking the validity of the organization is commenced in a court of competent jurisdiction within thirty days after the adopting of such resolution. Such action shall be subject to the provisions of section 29-8-113. Thereafter, any such action shall be perpetually barred and the organization of said district shall not be directly or collaterally questioned in any suit, action, or proceeding.
Section 29-8-112 — Public hearing - changes in proposed improvements and area to be included in district,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-29.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).