THE DRAIN CODE OF 1956 (EXCERPT)
Act 40 of 1956
280.101 Intercounty drainage districts; application; signers, eligibility.
Before any action is taken on any petition to locate, establish and construct any drain, which proposed drain will traverse lands in more than 1 county, or affect more than 1 county, there shall first be filed with the commissioner having jurisdiction of any such lands an application to lay out and designate a drainage district with reference to a proposed drain therein; such application shall tentatively describe the location and route of such proposed drain. The application shall be signed by a number of freeholders in said drainage district whose lands would be liable to an assessment for benefits, equal to 50% of any of the freeholders whose lands would be traversed by the drain or drains applied for or abut on any highway or street along the side of which such drain extends, between a point where such drain enters such highway and the point where it leaves such highway and which lands are within the drainage district. The eligibility of the signers to such application shall be determined by their interest of record in the office of the register of deeds, in the probate court or in the circuit court of the county in which such lands are situated at the time such petition is filed.
History: 1956, Act 40, Imd. Eff. Mar. 28, 1956
Am. 1957, Act 119, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1957
Popular Name: Act 40
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