Section 9-9-9

Establishment of district - Notice of filing of petition and of hearing.

Immediately upon the filing of the report of the engineer or other plans submitted by petitioner, it shall be the duty of the court of probate to forthwith give notice thereof by personal service or by causing publication to be made as hereinafter defined; and, in the event notice is given by publication, the following form shall suffice:

"Notice of Petition for the Organization of a Water Management District. Notice is hereby given to all persons interested in the following described lands in _____ County, State of Alabama (here describe the lands as set out in the preliminary survey or other plans on file with this court) that a petition has been filed with this court signed by a majority of the persons owning at least one third of the land or by at least one third of the persons owning more than one half of the aforementioned land, asking that the aforementioned and described lands be organized into a water management district under the provisions of the Alabama Water Management Law and that some of the lands above described will be affected by the formation of said district and may be rendered liable to taxation for the purpose of procuring land rights constructing, operating and maintaining the works of improvements that may be found necessary in said district, and you and each of you are hereby notified to appear at a term of the court of probate to be held on the _____ day of _____, 2__, at __ o'clock in _____ County, and to show cause, if any there be, why the aforementioned and described lands should not be organized as a water management district _____ Probate Judge of _____ County."

A copy of such notice shall be mailed to the commissioners by the probate judge.

(Acts 1965, No. 685, p. 1246, §6.)