162A-85.2. Creation.

(a) Except as provided by operation of law, the governing bodies of two or more political subdivisions may establish a metropolitan water and sewerage district if all of the political subdivisions adopt a resolution setting forth all of the following:

(1) The names of the appointees to the district board.

(2) The date on which the district board shall be established.

(3) The boundaries of the district board.

(b) Prior to the adoption of a resolution under subsection (a) of this section, the governing body shall hold at least two public hearings on the matter, held at least 30 days apart, after publication of the notices of public hearing in a newspaper of general circulation, published at least 10 days before each public hearing. (2013-50, s. 2.)