TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

SUBTITLE B. SURVEYS AND SURVEYORS

CHAPTER 62. BEACH PARK BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SUBCHAPTER F. DISSOLUTION OF BOARD



§ 62.161. ORDER CALLING ELECTION TO DISSOLVE;
     NOTICE OF ELECTION. (a) The commissioners court may order an election to dissolve a board.
     (b) The commissioners court shall give notice of the election. The notice must include:
          (1) the name of the board;
          (2) the proposal that the board be dissolved; and
          (3) the place, date, and time of the election.
     (c) The notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county once a week for two consecutive weeks. The first publication must occur not later than the 21st day before the date on which the election will be held.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1135, § 1, eff. June 19, 1997.

§ 62.162. ELECTION TO DISSOLVE.
     (a) An election to dissolve a board shall be held on the first authorized uniform election date prescribed by the Election Code that allows sufficient time to comply with the requirements of law and that occurs after the date on which the commissioners court orders the election.
     (b) The ballot shall be printed to provide for voting for or against the following: "Dissolving the [name of county] Beach Park Board of Trustees and transferring its parks jurisdiction, assets and liabilities to the [name of county] Commissioners Court."
     (c) A copy of the tabulation of results shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the board is located.
     (d) If a majority of those voting at the election vote to dissolve the board, the board and the commissioners court shall proceed with dissolution. An election to create a new board under this chapter in that county may not be held for at least one year after dissolution.
     (e) If a majority of those voting at the election vote against dissolving the board, the commissioners court may not order another election on the issue before the first anniversary of the date of the canvass of the election.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1135, § 1, eff. June 19, 1997.

§ 62.163. ADMINISTRATION OF PROPERTY, DEBTS, AND ASSETS AFTER DISSOLUTION.
     (a) After a vote to dissolve a board, the board
      shall continue to control and administer the property, debts, and assets of the board until:
          (1) the board executes and files a written assignment of all its property, debts, and assets to the commissioners court; and
          (2) the commissioners court executes and files in its minutes an acceptance and assumption of the property, debts, and assets of the board.
     (b) The assignment prescribed by Subsection (a) must be filed with the commissioners court not later than the 30th day after the date of the canvass of the election.
     (c) After the commissioners court determines that the requirements of this section have been fulfilled, the commissioners court shall enter an order dissolving the board.
     (d) Each trustee is discharged from liability under the trustee's bond on entry of the order prescribed by Subsection (c).
     (e) An employee or contract of the board becomes an employee or contract of the county, acting by and through its commissioners court, on entry of the order prescribed by Subsection (c).

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1135, § 1, eff. June 19, 1997.