Conflict of interest prohibited.
General powers of the drainage board.
Required actions for the drainage board.
Power of board to contract with the federal government and other agencies.
Power of board to levy assessments for costs.
Board to file annual report.
ORGANIZATION OF DRAINAGE DISTRICTS
Who may petition for organization of a drainage district.
Contents of petition.
Referral of petition to board; examination of lands; hearing by board.
Special procedure in cases affecting navigable waters.
Report to the court.
Drainage project may be stopped prior to organization of district.
Hearing by the court; organization of drainage district.
Laying out drains, assessment of benefits and award of damages in newly organized district.
GENERAL RULES APPLICABLE TO ASSESSMENTS
Assessments for costs to be certified to register of deeds; assessments are lien on lands.
Assessment for connection to district drain.
Payment of assessments for costs.
Unpaid drainage assessments to be collected as taxes.
Collection of assessments as delinquent taxes.
Contesting validity of assessments.
Procedure upon discovering omitted assessments.
Reassessment of benefits.
Apportionment of assessments when assessed parcel is divided.
Assessment of county and municipal lands.
Assessment of one district by another; judgment against district.
When state lands subject to assessment; right-of-way across state lands.
BORROWING MONEY; REFINANCING;
COMPROMISE OF DEBTS
Refunding district obligations.
Compromise and discharge of obligations.
Laying out drains, assessment of benefits and award of damages in existing drainage district.
CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND
IMPROVEMENT OF DRAINS
Conditions relative to doing of work.
Maintenance and repair of drains.
Assessment against municipalities for enlargement or maintenance of drains.
Construction and repair of drains crossing railroad right-of-way.
Construction and repair of drains crossing utility installations; laying utility installations across drains.
Construction of drain across public highway; construction of bridges across drains.
District liable for damage to land outside its boundaries.
Formation of subdistrict to obtain more thorough drainage.
Enlarging or supplementing existing drains.
Removal of dams or other obstructions in drainage outlets.
Providing drainage for lands assessed but not adequately drained.
ENLARGEMENT, CONSOLIDATION, DIVISION
AND DISSOLUTION OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Annexation of lands upon petition of owners.
Annexation of benefited lands.
Certain annexations prohibited.
Consolidation of drainage districts in process of organization.
Consolidation of existing drainage districts.
Withdrawal of lands from drainage district.
Proceedings to suspend operations of drainage district.
Dissolution of suspended drainage districts.
Leola drainage district.
Dissolution of drainage districts.
Transfer of district to municipal jurisdiction.
RIGHTS OF DRAINAGE; PRIVATE DRAINS; MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Road grades not to obstruct natural drainage, landowners not to obstruct highway drainage; remedies.
Railroad to construct ditch or sluiceway across right-of-way.
Roads not to obstruct natural watercourse.
Removal of obstructions from natural watercourses.
Penalty for placing obstruction in ditches.
Private drains not to be connected with district drains.
Right to take water from drainage ditch.
Drains for individual landowners.
In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
“Benefits" includes all pecuniary advantages accruing to lands from the construction of the drain or proposed drain.
“Board" or “drainage board" means the board created and appointed under s. 88.16
, 1991 stats., or under s. 88.17
“Bond" means any bond, note or other obligation of a drainage board issued under this chapter, including any refunding bond.
“Clerk of court" means the clerk of circuit court.
“Cost of construction" includes damages to lands both within and outside the district, reasonable attorney fees for petitioners and the board, and all other reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the organization of and in the construction and completion of the works of a drainage district.
“County treasurer" means the treasurer of the county in which the drainage board having jurisdiction of the drainage district is located.
“Court" means the circuit court of the county in which the drainage district is located or the circuit court having jurisdiction of the proceedings in any drainage district located in more than one county.
“District" means any drainage district subject to this chapter.
“Drain" means any device for the drainage of water from land or the protection of land from water, including open ditches, tiles, pipelines, pumps and levees.