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Entry upon lands by town superintendent
§ 147. Entry upon lands by town superintendent. The town
superintendent may, when directed by the county superintendent, and when
authorized by the town board, enter

1. Upon any lands adjacent to any of the highways in the town, for the
purpose of opening an existing ditch or drain, or for digging a new
ditch or drain for the free passage of water for the drainage of such

2. Upon the lands of any person adjoining rivers, streams or creeks,
to drive spiles, throw up embankments and perform such other labor as
may be necessary to keep such rivers, streams or creeks within their
proper channels, and to prevent their encroachment upon highways or
abutments of bridges.

3. Upon the lands adjoining a highway which, during the spring
freshets or at a time of high water are subject to overflow from such
rivers, streams or creeks, to remove or change the position of a fence
or other obstruction preventing the free flow of water under or through
a highway, bridge or culvert, whenever the same may be necessary for the
protection of such highway or bridge.

4. Upon any lands adjacent to highways to remove any fence or other
obstruction which causes snow to drift in and upon such highways, and
erect snow fences or other devices upon such lands to prevent the
drifting of snow in or upon such highways.