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SECTION 15-1945
Minor repairs in existing drainage ditches
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 15, TITLE 19
§ 15-1945. Minor repairs in existing drainage ditches.

1. Repairs of a minor nature may be made to ditches heretofore
constructed by assessment under the former drainage law, or the laws
from which it was derived or under the provisions of this or any other
general or special law by following the procedure set forth in section
15-1943 so far as it is applicable. The total cost of such repairs shall
not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars on any one ditch for work
done under one proceeding. The cost of such work shall be paid for out
of the drainage fund provided by section 15-1957 hereof.

2. When such repairs or enlargements shall be finished, it shall be
the duty of the department to make up an itemized account of the cost
incurred in the making of such repairs or enlargements and to file the
same as provided in section 15-1955 and such cost shall thereafter be
assessed and collected within not to exceed three years as therein
provided and as further provided herein. The expenses of such repairs
and enlargements shall be apportioned among the premises to which were
originally apportioned the cost of construction of such ditch or
ditches, as shown by the apportionment made for such original
construction and filed in the county clerk's office or elsewhere
according to the valuation thereof on the last completed assessment roll
or the drainage enhancements thereof, if such have been determined.

3. In case any public corporations have contributed to the
construction of such ditch or ditches, such public corporations shall be
liable for the repair or enlargement of the ditch or ditches, in the
same proportion that they were originally assessed for the construction
of the same, which shall also be levied and collected out of the taxable
inhabitants of such public corporation in the same manner that other
taxes are levied and collected in the corporation.