THE DRAIN CODE OF 1956 (EXCERPT)
Act 40 of 1956
280.103 Chairman of board; determination of practicability; survey.
Upon convening said meeting the state director of agriculture or any deputy selected by him shall act as chairman. The said drainage board shall consider such application, and determine the sufficiency of the signatures thereto, and shall go over the route of said proposed drain and take testimony to determine its practicability. All persons owning lands liable to assessment for benefits or whose lands shall be crossed by said drain or any municipality affected may appear for or against said drain proceedings. If at said meeting or at any subsequent time before the entry of the order designating a drainage district, they shall determine that the drainage of the proposed drain area is not practical, no further action shall be taken thereon within 1 year. If said proposed drain is determined to be practical, then the drainage board shall cause a survey thereof to be made by a competent surveyor or engineer to ascertain the area which would be drained by the proposed drain, and the route and type of construction of drain or drains most serviceable for that purpose.
History: 1956, Act 40, Imd. Eff. Mar. 28, 1956
Popular Name: Act 40
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