Purpose of chapter--Construction and administration.
Definition of terms.
Formation of watershed district in conservation districts--Petition to hold
hearings and put to vote--Boundaries--Appointment of first board of
Watershed districts--Conservation purposes authorizing establishment.
Watershed districts--Initiating petition for establishment, filing, number
of signatures required.
Contiguous land ownerships.
Watershed districts--Inclusion of municipalities.
Watershed districts--Petition for establishment--Contents.
Determination of status of petitioners--Certification to conservation
Petition for establishment of watershed district--Receipt by conservation
district, acknowledgment, preliminary report, adjustment of boundaries.
Conservation commission duties as to watershed projects.
Time and place for hearing on initiating petition--Publication of notice--Contents.
Hearing by conservation district on petition--Right of interested persons
to be heard.
Organization of proposed watershed district--Submission of question to
vote of landowners.
Referendum on petition unnecessary where signed by sixty percent or
more of the landowners.
Organization of proposed watershed district--Submission of question to
vote of landowners, publication of notice.
46A-14-18 to 46A-14-25.
Result of referendum on organization of watershed district--Sixty
percent or more voting in favor of organization--Procedure for
Result of referendum--Defeat of proposition to form a watershed
district--Resubmission of proposal.
Certification of favorable petition or vote--Creation of watershed district
by conservation district supervisors, designation of name, certified copy
of order, filing of order with secretary of state.
Order of conservation district supervisors creating watershed district--Mailing copy to managers of district.
Boundaries--Minor adjustments by managers without referendum--Exception.
Annexation of additional areas to watershed district--Procedure.
Combining of two or more watershed districts into one district--Procedure.
Abolishment of original watershed district upon combining districts or
annexing additional territory--Certification to secretary of state.
Powers of watershed district--Perpetual existence--Right to sue and be
sued--Eminent domain--Taxes and assessments--Borrowing of money.
Oath of office of managers--Filing with conservation district.
Organization of district by managers--Selection of officers--Appointment of nonmember as secretary-treasurer, compensation, bond--Providing necessary equipment.
Annual election of managers of district by landowners--Term of office.
Candidates for election as members of board of managers--Filing of
application with secretary of board of managers--Qualifications.
Vacancies on board--Filling by appointment--Term of office.
Advisory committee--Appointment by board of managers--Number of
Personnel of district, employment by board of managers, duties and
compensation--Cost as part of project--Bond for performance of duties,
amount, premium paid from district fund.
Compensation of board members--Limitation.
Duties of board of managers--Adoption of seal--Record of business
transacted--Bylaws and regulations, adoption--Meetings, notice.
District bylaws may be proposed by petition--Approval by board and
Conservation practices within the scope of proposed project--Power of
board of managers to effectuate.
Vested water rights--Exclusion from operation of chapter.
Vested drainage rights--Exclusion from operation of chapter.
General improvement plan within district--Adoption by managers,
consultation with advisory committee and district supervisors of
conservation district--Contents--Estimated benefits--Method of
financing--Examination by board, report of recommendations.
Determination of priority of specific projects--Surveys of work--Estimates--Reports of engineer, filing, public inspection.
Board of Water and Natural Resources to act as state agency on federal
General improvement plan prior to formation of watershed district--Undertaken by local people with sponsoring assistance--Considered
Examination and hearings on plans--Resolution as to doing work and
paying costs--List of benefited lands and owners.
Evidences of indebtedness of district for payment of costs of project--Issuance in installments instead of levy of entire tax at one time.
Contract with conservation districts for funding.
Meeting of managers for hearing on apportionment of benefits resulting
from improvement--Rights of interested parties--Determination of fair
and just apportionment.
Referendum on financing arrangement for improvement--Necessary
number of votes in favor of proposal.
Referendum on financing arrangement for improvement--Eligibility to
vote on proposed general tax levies, special assessments--Determination
of outcome, counting of votes.
Contracts between managers and municipalities for annual payments by
municipality to district in lieu of tax or special assessment levies--Favorable vote by voters of municipality required.
Completion of apportionment of benefits by managers--Resolution
approving tax or assessment levy on property outside corporate limits of
municipalities, detailed report filed with county auditor, collection of
Assessed valuation for district tax purposes--Limitation on land taxed.
Annual general tax levy against land and buildings--Maximum amount.
Taxes collected by county officials--Delivery to district
Interested party aggrieved by apportionment of benefits or levy of taxes
and assessments--Appeal, procedure.
No-fund warrants to pay district obligations--Limitation on amounts.
Long-term financing arrangement authorized by voters--Notice to
landowners--Suit to set aside--Collection.
Special election on question of raising money to cover increased costs
of district business or to be applied to supplemental improvements,
calling by board of managers.
Annual maintenance of watershed project--Duty of managers to provide--Project schedule--Budgets.
Annual operation and maintenance budget, provisions--Reserve fund.
Budgeted operation and maintenance expense--Inclusion in tax
Certification of taxes and assessments to county auditor--Extension upon
tax list--Collection and deposit.
Contributions by board of county commissioners to watershed district
supplies, labor, and equipment.
Acquisition of real estate or easement therein by watershed district--Purchase--Condemnation, appraisal of premises involved.
Contracts between district and others--Purposes--Referendum by voters
where contract will require increased taxes or assessments.
Funds of district--Deposit by secretary-treasurer in approved depository--Warrants.
Claims against district--Payment by warrant or order--Registration.
Services performed by county officials and Board of Water and Natural
Resources free of charge.
Engineer of district--Reports to board of managers.
Secretary-treasurer of district--Annual report to board of managers.
Annual reports of board of managers of district--Financial conditions--Status of projects--Business transacted.
Annual audit of district when loan agreement in effect--Filing of copies.
Operation of watershed district, investigation by board--Hearings, order
to correct detrimental operation--Enforcement of order by injunction.
Dissolution of district--Federal project not certified infeasible--Petition
by landowners--Special election--Notice--Ballots.
Dissolution of district--Federal project not certified infeasible--Special
election--Percent required to dissolve--Notice to creditors--Auction--Proration of funds remaining.
Dissolution of district--Federal project not certified infeasible--Proposal
defeated, three years before another vote on question.
Dissolution of district--Request that federal project be certified
infeasible--Board may proceed after certification.
Dissolution of district--Federal project certified infeasible--Vote by
board--Statement submitted to commission.
Dissolution of district--Federal project certified infeasible--Public
hearing before commission--Informal poll of voter opinion--Notice of
Dissolution of district--Federal project certified infeasible--Determination whether to approve dissolution--Matters considered.
Dissolution of district--Federal project certified infeasible--Effective
date of dissolution.
Dissolution of district--Federal project certified infeasible--Apportionment of funds and assets to conservation districts.
Dissolution of district--Notice to secretary of state.
Vested rights protected.
Citation of chapter.
Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force--Membership--Terms--Vacancies.
Task force duties and recommendations.