Union of districts
(1)In case two or more districts have been organized under articles 1 to 8 of this title in a territory which, in the opinion of the directors of each of the districts, should constitute but one district, the board of directors of the districts may petition the court for an order uniting said districts into a single district; but if such districts are contiguous, such petition may be signed and presented by the directors of any one of such contiguous districts. Said petition shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the district court in and for that county which has the greatest valuation of real property within the districts sought to be included, as shown by the tax rolls of the respective counties. Said petition shall set forth facts showing that the purposes of articles 1 to 8 of this title would be subserved by the union of said districts and that such union would promote the economical execution of the purposes for which the districts were organized.
(2)Upon the filing of said petition the court shall by order fix a time and place of hearing, and thereupon the clerk shall give notice by publication or by personal service to the boards of directors of the districts which it is desired to unite with the district of the petitioners. Such notice shall contain the time and place where the hearing on the petition will be had and the purpose of the same, and under the provisions of section 37-2-105, in case the said two or more districts sought to be united severally include a part of the territory within two or more counties. Such hearing shall be had in accordance with the provisions of articles 1 to 8 of this title as to the hearing upon petition for the formation of a conservancy district.
(3)After the hearing, if the court finds that the averments of the petition are true and that the said districts, or any of them, should be united, it shall so order, and thereafter such districts shall be united into one district and proceed as such. The court shall designate the corporate name of such united district, and such further proceedings shall be taken as provided for in articles 1 to 8 of this title. The court shall in such order appoint the directors of such united district who shall thereafter have such powers and be subject to such regulations as are provided for directors in districts created in the first instance. All legal proceedings already instituted by or against any of such constituent districts may be revived and continued against such united district by an order of court substituting the name of such united district for such constituent districts, and such proceedings shall then continue accordingly.
(4)Instead of organizing a new district from such constituent districts, the court may, in its discretion, direct that one or more of such districts described in the petition be included in another of said districts, which other shall continue under its original corporate name and organization, or it may direct that the district or districts so absorbed shall be represented on the board of directors of the original district, designating what members of the board of directors of the original district shall be retired from the new board and what members representing the included district or districts shall take their places; or it may direct that the included district or districts shall become subdistricts of the main district.
Section 37-6-102 — Union of districts,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-37.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).