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46A-10A-1      Definitions.
46A-10A-2      County drainage commission--Appointment--Filling vacancies--Majority required to act--Ex officio members.
46A-10A-3      Term and removal of members.
46A-10A-4      Meetings.
46A-10A-5      Compensation of members.
46A-10A-6      Employment of personnel.
46A-10A-7      Assistance by units of state government--Expense reimbursement.
46A-10A-7.1      Maintenance of correspondence file--Correspondence marked with date of receipt--Term of retention.
46A-10A-8      State Water Management Board, districts, and existing water rights unaffected--Effect on drainage districts.
46A-10A-9      Joint drainage efforts by counties.
46A-10A-9.1      Petition for assistance in development of intercounty drainage plan--Board defined.
46A-10A-9.2      Meeting to develop mutually acceptable joint county drainage activities.
46A-10A-9.3      Recommendation, notice, and hearing before Water Management Board--Cost of publication--Implementation.
46A-10A-9.4      Limitation on effectiveness of action required by Water Management Board.
46A-10A-9.5      Action required by board to be included in county drainage plan--Not subject to referendum procedure.
46A-10A-10      Joint powers agreements by local units of government as to drainage.
46A-10A-11      Agreements for receipt of federal or state funds for drainage.
46A-10A-12      Municipality contracting with county for services--Fees.
46A-10A-13      Joint county-municipal drainage activities.
46A-10A-14      Board to provide funds, equipment, and accommodations for county drainage activity.
46A-10A-15      Adoption of emergency drainage measures--Hearing--Notice--Limited term--Renewal.
46A-10A-16      County drainage plan--Preparation--Adjuncts--Considerations.
46A-10A-17      Purposes of drainage plan.
46A-10A-18      Drainage projects and coordinated drainage areas authorized.
46A-10A-19      Maps authorized.
46A-10A-20      Legal controls for drainage management--Right to continue existing drainage.
46A-10A-21      Official controls not limited.
46A-10A-22      Publication of notice of hearing on proposed drainage plan.
46A-10A-23      Board action on plan by ordinance or resolution.
46A-10A-24      Filing and publication of board action on plan--Effective date of plan--Public inspection.
46A-10A-25      Petition for election on adoption of plan--Notice of election--Ballots--Suspension of effective date--Inconsistent drainage efforts prohibited.
46A-10A-26      Rejection of plan by voters--Revision, filing, and publication.
46A-10A-27      Filing copy of adopted official control.
46A-10A-28      Approval required for rehabilitation or construction of drain covered by plan--Board review of commission decision.
46A-10A-29      Failure of commission to act as approval--Extension of period by board.
46A-10A-30      Permit system for drainage--Fee--Modification of drain or use of unrecorded right--Drainage without permit as misdemeanor--Civil penalty.

46A-10A-31      Recording existing drainage rights--Information required--Disputing rights--Appeals--Recording final decision.
46A-10A-31.1      Notice of recording requirements.
46A-10A-31.2      Local governments exempt from recording requirements.
46A-10A-32      Copy of recorded vested right to department.
46A-10A-33      Enforcement of chapter and official controls.
46A-10A-34      Adjudication functions of commission or board.
46A-10A-34.1      Board of adjudication by mutual agreement--Jurisdiction.
46A-10A-35      Appeals from commission and board--Time allowed--Commencing action in circuit court.
46A-10A-36      Regulation and elimination of nonconforming drains.
46A-10A-37      Amendment and repeal of drainage plan--Request by petition.
46A-10A-38      Petition by landowner for change of drainage restrictions--Notice to directly affected persons.
46A-10A-39      Hearing on petition--Commission recommendation to board.
46A-10A-40      Affected person's right to be heard--Resolution adopting or rejecting proposal--Review, publication, and effective date of adoption--Election.
46A-10A-41      Drainage plan or official controls for municipality--Approval or contract by municipality required for effectiveness.
46A-10A-42      Jurisdiction of incorporated municipality.
46A-10A-43      Drainage district continuation and dissolution--County plan to include districts, vested rights and plans or projects of local government units and coordinated drainage areas.
46A-10A-43.1      Petition for future maintenance of drain jointly and voluntarily maintained by landowners within ten years of July 1, 1985.
46A-10A-43.2      Signing of petition--Contents.
46A-10A-43.3      Presentation of petition--Filing--Transmittal to Department of Environment and Natural Resources--Hearing.
46A-10A-43.4      Opportunity to appear at hearing--When granted--Resolution by board as to maintenance of drain.
46A-10A-44      Recommendation that state's attorney seek injunction or other court action to prevent or abate violation.
46A-10A-45      Mandamus proceedings authorized.
46A-10A-46      Control of drainage construction, rehabilitation, or methods--Approval of board.
46A-10A-47      Coordinated drainage area--Application for establishment--Inconsistency with county plan or controls barring formation--Validity of information in county in process of adopting plan or controls.
46A-10A-48      Survey and map of proposed coordinated drainage area required--Availability for examination.
46A-10A-49      Form, verification, signatures, filing, and presentation of application for establishment of area.
46A-10A-50      Order establishing area subject to voters' approval--Notice of election--Exemption from election requirement.
46A-10A-51      Publication of election notice.
46A-10A-52      Hours polls open--Costs of election.
46A-10A-53      Establishment of area effective on voters' approval--Waiting period after rejection by voters.
46A-10A-54      Appointment and duties of election officers--Order declaring area established--Conclusiveness of order.
46A-10A-55      Expenditure of county funds for application for coordinated drainage area-- Assessment of costs from benefiting landowners.
46A-10A-56      Public lands subject to drainage laws--Service of notices--Appearance by board or officer in charge.
46A-10A-57      Responsibilities for drainage projects.
46A-10A-58      Signatures required for board action on drainage project petition.
46A-10A-59      Contents of drainage project petition.
46A-10A-60      Presentation and filing of petition--Time for board action--Copy to department.
46A-10A-61      Survey and report contracted by board--Contents--Right of entry--Copy to department.
46A-10A-62      Survey report to be written--Inspection--Scheduling hearing--Notice requirements.
46A-10A-63      Appearances at hearing--Establishment of project--Variation from report--Adjournment of hearing--Notices.
46A-10A-64      Assistance by department--Reimbursement of expenses.
46A-10A-65      Denial of petition or establishment of project--Findings required.
46A-10A-66      Assessments authorized--Expenses paid.
46A-10A-67      Acquisition of easements.
46A-10A-68      Damages due to project--Determination--Hearing--Appeal.
46A-10A-69      Naming project--Record of proceedings.
46A-10A-70      Permissible drainage of land.
46A-10A-71      Drains along or across highways.
46A-10A-72      Open ditches restricted along highways.
46A-10A-73      Drains along and across railroads--Costs.
46A-10A-74      Construction of drainage facilities across railroads--Costs.
46A-10A-75      Construction contracts--Bids--Preference of landowners--Bond of contractor--Construction without contract.
46A-10A-76      Highway bridges and culverts--Construction--Maintenance--Modification--Costs.
46A-10A-77      Construction and contracting powers of board.
46A-10A-78      Maintenance and improvement of existing drains, watercourses, and levees.
46A-10A-79      Apportionment of original cost to annexed area when project extended.
46A-10A-80      Maintenance of drains--Assessment of costs.
46A-10A-81      Jurisdiction of improved existing drain--Maintenance--Assessments.
46A-10A-82      Maintenance without notice--Actions authorized.
46A-10A-83      Petition for repair or improvement of drain.
46A-10A-84      Repairs without contract--Cost reimbursement.
46A-10A-85      Replacing drain as repair.
46A-10A-86      Improvements--Survey and cost estimate--Ordering without notice.
46A-10A-87      Improvements requiring notice and hearing--Reclassification of benefits--Appeal.
46A-10A-88      Assessment of maintenance and improvement costs.
46A-10A-89      Maintenance and assessments for drainage work in more than one county.
46A-10A-90      Injury or obstruction of drainage as misdemeanor--Civil liability.
46A-10A-91      Drain or watercourse constructed to prevent entry of water as nuisance--Exception.
46A-10A-92      Abandonment of project--Procedure.
46A-10A-93      Approval required to alter drainage rights established with federal or state funds.
46A-10A-94      Accounts of expenditures maintained--Inspection.
46A-10A-95      Appeal by state as to public lands.
46A-10A-96      Stay of proceedings on appeal--Bond--Damages.
46A-10A-97      Costs on appeal.
46A-10A-98      Drainage district management by Board of Trustees.
46A-10A-99      Petition for election.
46A-10A-100      Election meeting--Appointments.
46A-10A-101      Publication of notice of election--Votes by proxy.
46A-10A-102      Election board to procure district records preceding election--Elected trustees to act as record custodians--Updates to district records.
46A-10A-103      Voting rights of title holder.
46A-10A-104      Landowner or joint landowners entitled to one vote collectively--Voting rights of minor or protected person.
46A-10A-105      Voting through agent or proxy--Power of attorney to specify election for which it is used--Delivery of power of attorney.
46A-10A-106      Superintendent's responsibilities--Manner and purpose of elections.
46A-10A-107      Ballots and poll list--Ballot delivery.
46A-10A-108      Vote count--Determination of election results--Election materials to be retained for sixty days.
46A-10A-109      Results of election to determine length of term.
46A-10A-110      Trustees to appoint superintendent and clerks for subsequent election board--Determination of compensation of election board.
46A-10A-111      Succeeding annual trustee elections.
46A-10A-112      Trustee qualifications.
46A-10A-113      Appointment to fill vacancy.
46A-10A-114      Compensation of trustees and clerk of board--Filing requirements.
46A-10A-115      Election of chair and clerk of board.
46A-10A-116      Powers and duties of board of trustees.
46A-10A-117      Costs and expenses--Levy.
46A-10A-118      Assessment on real property.
46A-10A-119      Tax--Tax fund.
46A-10A-120      Issuance of improvement certificates and drainage bonds.
46A-10A-121      Record of official acts and proceedings--Filing of financial report--Examination of report.
46A-10A-122      Grievances--Mediation.
46A-10A-123      Special election--Notice.

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