35-16-303. Withdrawal of membership land -- procedure. (1) A person who holds title or evidence of title to membership land included in a corporation or district organized under the provisions of this chapter and who desires to withdraw the person's land from the corporation or district may do so upon:
(a) presenting to the board of directors a verified petition stating that the person is the holder of title or evidence of title to membership land included in the corporation or district, particularly describing the land with a map or plat, that the person wishes to withdraw from the corporation or district; and
(b) tendering to the board the pro rata amount of liability of the person's land for all of the corporation's lawfully created and existing lien liabilities together with the person's pro rata amount of interest due and to become due upon any liabilities up to the maturity of the liabilities.
(2) If the matters and things set forth in the petition are true and the petitioner deposits with the board the petitioner's pro rata amount of the liabilities or furnishes a receipt for the amount from the mortgage holders or lienholders holding liens against the land, the proper officers of the corporation or district shall make, execute, acknowledge, and deliver a release of the land from the corporation or district and its liabilities.
(3) Upon presentation of the release to the mortgage holder or lienholder claiming a right against the membership land, the mortgage holder or lienholder shall furnish a release, which may be filed and recorded in any county or counties in which the land is located.
(4) The board of directors and corporate assets of the corporation must be responsible to any mortgage holder or lienholder and to the person withdrawing the land for the payment of funds on the debt or liability.
History: En. Sec. 6, Art. 3, Ch. 152, L. 1921; re-en. Sec. 6419, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 6419, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 14-323; amd. Sec. 1327, Ch. 56, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 23, Ch. 19, L. 2011.