THE DRAIN CODE OF 1956 (EXCERPT)
Act 40 of 1956
280.492 Petition; content, deposit to pay cost; drainage board hearing and notice.
The petitioners named in a petition filed pursuant to section 491, shall include therein an agreement to pay the amount of, or shall accompany the petition with a deposit in the amount of, the estimated cost of the planning and engineering required to describe in recordable form the bed, tributaries, banks and flood plains of the river, creek or watercourse over which jurisdiction is necessary and is to be assumed and the work to be done or property to be acquired according to the petition. Upon the filing of the petition with the agreement or deposit to pay costs, the initial actions and tentative determinations shall be taken and made with respect thereto as described in sections 466 and 467, and such description shall be obtained and approved and adopted by the drainage board. To assume jurisdiction of the bed, tributaries, banks and flood plains of the river, creek or watercourse and to perform the work proposed to be done thereon, if any, as so described, a meeting to hear objections to the assumption of such jurisdiction, to the petition therefor and to the proposed work or property acquisition shall be held as provided for other drain projects pursuant to this chapter. Notice of the hearing shall contain the description as approved and adopted by the drainage board.
History: Add. 1965, Act 194, Imd. Eff. July 15, 1965
Popular Name: Act 40
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