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1992 NOTICE OF HEARING WHITEHALL TV ANNEXING NOTICE OF HEARING OF PETITION TO ANNEX A CONTIGUOUS AREA TO THE WHITEHALL TELEVISION DISTRICT Notice is hereby given to the residents of the Whitehall Television District (comprising portions of south Jefferson County, north Madison County, and southeast Silver Bow County, Montana) that: On August 24, 1992, at 7:00 p.m. , at the Whitehall Town Hall in Whitehall, Montana, the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, Montana, will hold a public hearing to consider testimony for and against the proposed annexation of a contiguous area to the Whitehall Television District. One Hundred Thirteen ( 113) registered electors in the area proposed for annexation to the Whitehall Television District, representing fifty-one percent ( 51%) of the registered electors in said area, have petitioned the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, Montana, as follows: Petitioners seek relief as set forth in their said Petition, a copy of the text of which is attaced hereto, and published herewith, as Exhibit "A" ; and, The real property subject to the Petition, and to be annexed to the Whitehall Television District if the requested relief is granted, is described in the said Petition. Such description is incorporated herein by this reference. The Board of County Commissioners will hear all persons who desire to be heard relative to the proposed annexation. The Board may, if it so desires and such action appears to be desirable, adjourn the meeting for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days to further hear the petitioners and protestants, if any. After such hearing or hearings, the Board shall adopt a resolution either annexing the subject area to the Whitehall Television District or denying the petition. Persons seeking further information on the actions to be taken may contact Joyce Janacaro, Jefferson County Commissioner, Courthouse Annex, P.O. Box H, Boulder, Montana, 59632, or at (406) 225-4251, or may contact Ronny Hunt, Chairman of the Board , • of Trustees of the Whitehall Television District, Box 158, Whitehall, Montana, Montana, 59759, or at (406) 287-3329. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF JEFFER.0N COUNTY, MONTANA BY: ' iliT E A SERSON Chair ATTEST: tv\iv .. 0l J BONNIE RAMEY, Jeff son County Clerk and Re order and Secretary ex officio PETITION FOR THE ANNEXATION OF CONTIGUOUS AREA TO THE WHITEHALL TELEVISION DISTRICT TO: THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, MONTANA We, the undersigned Petitioners, respectfully petition the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, Montana, as follows: 1 . Petitioners seek the annexation, of the area and lands hereinafter described, to the Whitehall Television District. Such television district was created on January 30, 1989, by Resolution 9-90 adopted by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, pursuant to the authority granted by Title 7, Chapter 13, Part 25, MCA. 2. Petitioners represent at least fifty-one percent ( 51%) of the registered electors residing within the boundaries of the area and lands to be annexed. 3. Petitioners make and file this Petition pursuant to the provisions of Section 7-13-2541, MCA. 4. The area and lands, subject to this Petition and to be annexed to the said Whitehall Television District, include the following described real property: Sections 1 through 36, Township 2 North, Range 4 West, P.M.M. , Jefferson County, Montana 5. Generally, the area and lands to be annexed include lands which were believed to be subject to the original Petition creating the television district, brit which were inadvertently omitted therefrom. These lands, and the persons residing thereon, are able to obtain Public Broadcasting System television services from the Whitehall Television District's transmitters, and such residents presently benefit or are able to benefit. 6. The objects of the Whitehall Television District are: (a) To bring Public Broadcasting System television services to all residents within the boundaries of the television district, and in the future to bring such services to all residents within the lands to be annexed to the district; £ XH ( $ IT 'A ' V r y° b • • ( ) To provide vide such Public Broadcasting System television services under a system of taxation which fairly allocates the costs thereof to all users within the television district, which presently surrounds the lands to be annexed thereto, and to all P ersons presently benefitted; and, (c) To eliminate the expense and difficulty of making individual collections from users within the district, and within the lands to be annexed thereto, by placing each share of the expenses of operation on the assessment list of each user, so as to provide for collection of the same in the course of the annual collection of property taxes. 7. The number of people, residing within the boundaries of the above-described area and lands to be annexed to the television district, and who are benefitted by the y t television district, is approximately � _ persons. These P ersons are presently able to receive the benefits of the Public Broadcasting System, and many of them do so. 8. The r se p opo d annexation will be conducive to the public interests,. convenience and necessity. WHEREFORE, the undersigned Petitioners respectfully request P Y re 4 that, after appropriate legal notice has been given and a public hearing has been held hereon, this Petition be granted.and the subject lands and real property, as descriJed, be annexed to the Whitehall e all Television District.