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    New River, Desert Hills group hoping to incorporate new town

    April 9, 2019

    NEW RIVER, Ariz. (AP) — A group of residents in the communities of New River and Desert Hills have filed an incorporation petition with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

    The committee has until May 1 to gather signatures of 10 percent of the qualified voters residing in the area to put the potential incorporation on the November 2019 ballot.

    They need about 1,100 valid signatures.

    After petitions are submitted, county supervisors will validate the signatures and determine whether the area meets the two basic legal requirements.

    If so, the board then has 60 days to call an election on the question of incorporation.

    It would take a simple majority of voters to agree to incorporate to create the new town.

    The last area in Maricopa County to successfully incorporate was Fountain Hills in 1989.