Chapter IV Property Wards
Except as otherwise provided by laws or cabinet orders duly authorized by laws, in case where a part of a city, town or village or a special ward owns property or public facilities or comes to own property or public facilities in consequence of mutual agreement on the disposition of property under this Law or cabinet orders duly authorized by this Law necessitated by the creation, abolition, division or merger or re-demarcation of cities, towns or villages or special wards (Such part of a city, town or village or special ward shall be referred to as "property ward" ), the administration and disposition or abolition of such property or public facilities shall be made in accordance with the provisions related to the administration and disposition or abolition of the property or public facilities of the ordinary local public body as provided in this Law.
The expenses specially needed for the property or public facilities as referred to in the preceding paragraph shall fall upon the property ward.
The local public body shall set up a separate account for the revenues and expenditures of the property ward.
(The Assembly or the General Meeting)
If the governor of To, Do, Fu or Ken find it necessary for the property or public facilities of a property ward, he/she may, by bylaw enacted by the assembly, establish an assembly or a general meeting of the property ward to take the place of the assembly of the city, town or village or the special ward in actions on the matters related to the property ward.
The fixed number and the term of office of the members of the assembly of the property ward, suffrage or eligibility and matters related to electors' registers shall be provided in the bylaw referred to in the preceding paragraph. The organization of the general meeting shall be also provided in such bylaw.
Except as provided in the preceding paragraph, election of the members of the assembly of a property ward shall be as provided for in Article 268 of the Public Election Law.