C.R.S. Section 37-3.5-101
Dissolution of district


At such time as the board of directors of any conservancy district by unanimous decision determines that the original purposes for the organization of the district have been accomplished and after the district has paid in full any indebtedness incurred by it, the board may devise a plan of dissolution which shall be filed, together with a petition for dissolution, with the court which authorized the organization of the district pursuant to section 37-2-105 (7).


Such plan of dissolution shall set forth the proposal by the board of directors to dispose of any assets which the district may then own and to transfer any remaining responsibilities of the district to a political subdivision of the state.


Immediately after the filing of such petition for dissolution, the court wherein such petition is filed shall, by order, fix a date, time, and place for a public hearing thereon, and thereupon the clerk of said court shall cause notice of said hearing to be published weekly for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where said court is located. Any person who wishes to object to the proposed plan of dissolution shall file a written objection at any time after the filing of a petition for dissolution but not less than five days prior to the date fixed by the order of the court for the hearing upon said petition. At the hearing, the court may take such testimony as the court deems proper. If the court finds that the original purpose for the organization of the district has been accomplished, that the district is no longer indebted to any person, and that adequate provision has been made for the disposition of any assets of the district and the transfer of any remaining responsibilities of the district to a political subdivision of the state, the court may enter an order approving the plan of dissolution. In lieu of approving said plan, the court may order an election submitting the proposition of dissolution of the district to the electors of the district, and any such election ordered shall be conducted pursuant to the procedures of sections 37-3.5-105 to 37-3.5-107.


If an order approving the plan of dissolution is entered, the board of directors shall expeditiously implement the plan of dissolution and upon the completion of its implementation shall file, with the court and with the division of local government in the department of local affairs, a notice that the dissolution of the district has been completed in compliance with the plan of dissolution approved by the court. Upon the receipt of such notice, the court shall enter a decree granting the petition for dissolution and dissolving the district. On and after the date of the entering of such decree, the district shall be deemed dissolved, any bonds posted on behalf of members of the board shall be deemed discharged, and the board of directors shall be relieved of further responsibilities and liabilities with regard to the district.


As used in this section, “political subdivision” means any entity of government authorized by law to impose ad valorem taxes on taxable property located within its territorial limits.

Source: Section 37-3.5-101 — Dissolution of district, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-37.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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