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SECTION 15-1957
Drainage fund
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 15, TITLE 19
§ 15-1957. Drainage fund.

1. The Comptroller shall designate a depository or depositories for
receiving all moneys provided for the repair or enlargement of the
ditches or channels specified in section 15-1945. The fund thus created
shall be known as "the drainage fund." Before any such deposit shall be
received by any such depository, such depository shall execute and file
with the Comptroller a bond in such penal sum, with such sureties and
upon such conditions as shall be approved by the Comptroller.

2. The department is hereby authorized and empowered to enlarge and
repair such ditches or channels in accordance with the procedure
prescribed by that section and to pay the costs thereof from the
drainage fund herein created. All moneys received pursuant to section
15-1945 shall be deposited by the comptroller to the credit of such
drainage fund. At the time of any such deposit, the department shall
send to the Comptroller an original duplicate of the deposit slip,
together with a statement of the amount and by whom paid. The moneys of
the drainage fund shall be paid out by the Comptroller on the order of
the department or the authorized officer thereof.

3. The drainage fund may also be used to defray the costs of surveys,
determination of enhancements, apportionment of costs or similar matters
in a district or for maintenance of ditches and minor repairs thereto in
a district in lieu of raising the necessary funds pursuant to the Local
Finance Law, provided, however, that no such proceeding or project shall
cost more than five thousand dollars. Any moneys so advanced from this
fund shall be repaid to it by the Comptroller as soon as they are
collected and paid to him by the county treasurer.