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Title XV LANDS, LEVEES, DRAINAGE, SEWERS AND PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY

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  242.190.  Supervisors — powers and duties. — 1.  In order to effect the drainage, protection and reclamation of the land and other property in the district subject to tax, the board of supervisors is authorized and empowered to clean out, straighten, widen, change the course and flow, alter or deepen any ditch, drain, river, watercourse, pond, lake, creek, bayou or natural stream in or out of said district; to fill up any creek, drain, channel, river, watercourse or natural stream; and to concentrate, divert or divide the flow of water in or out of said district; to construct and maintain main and lateral ditches, canals, levees, dikes, dams, sluices, revetments, reservoirs, holding basins, floodways, pumping stations and syphons and any other works and improvements deemed necessary to preserve and maintain the works in or out of said district; to construct or enlarge or cause to be constructed or enlarged any and all bridges that may be needed in or out of said district across any drain, ditch, canal, floodway, holding basin, excavation, public highway, railroad right-of-way, tract, grade, fill or cut; to construct roadways over levees and embankments; to construct any and all of said works and improvements across, through or over any public highway, railroad right-of-way, track, grade, fill or cut in or out of said district; to remove any fence, building or other improvements in or out of said district, and shall have the right to hold, control and acquire by donation or purchase and, if need be, condemn any land, easement, railroad right-of-way, sluice, reservoir, holding basin or franchise in or out of said district for right-of-way, holding basin or for any of the purposes herein provided, or for material to be used in constructing and maintaining said works and improvements for draining, protecting and reclaiming the lands in said district.

  2.  The board of supervisors shall also have the power and authority to hold and control all water power created by the construction of works of the district, and shall have power to construct and maintain hydroelectric power plant or plants for the purpose of developing such power for the use of the district, and to use any funds in the treasury of the district not otherwise appropriated for the construction and maintenance of such power plant or plants, and the board may lease any surplus power in excess of that required for the uses of the district, and the proceeds of such lease or leases shall be placed in the treasury of the district.

  3.  The board may condemn for the use of the district, any land or property within or without the district not acquired or condemned by the court on the report of the commissioners assessing benefits and damages and shall follow the procedure that is now provided by law for the appropriation of land or other property taken for telegraph, telephone and railroad rights-of-way.

  4.  The board of supervisors may invest any funds not immediately required for the payment of the operating expenses of the district in the following:

  (1)  Bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness which are direct obligations of the United States or bonds or other indebtedness, the principal and interest of which are unconditionally guaranteed by the United States;

  (2)  Accounts of any savings and loan association organized under the laws of this state or another state, or the United States, which holds a certificate of insurance from the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation;

  (3)  Savings accounts and time deposits, including time certificates of deposit in banking institutions.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12349, A.L. 1969 H.B. 53)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10768; 1919 § 4402; 1909 § 5513

CROSS REFERENCES:

Bi-state development agency, bonds of, investment in authorized, 70.377

Multinational banks, securities and obligations of, investment in, when, 409.950

Savings accounts in insured savings and loan associations, investment in authorized, 369.194


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