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Title XVI CONSERVATION, RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 257

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  257.320.  Existing improvement districts not deprived of rights — cooperative contracts — approval of future plans. — 1.  Nothing in this chapter shall be so construed as to deprive any present levee, drainage, flood prevention, bank protection, sewer or other special soil or water district now organized and operating under laws of this state from exercising any of its rights or powers thereunder.

  2.  Agreements between such special district board and the board of trustees of a conservancy district may be made whenever mutually desirable by joint resolution of the boards of such special district board and the board of trustees of a conservancy district, which joint resolution may be passed either at a joint meeting or at separate meetings of the special district board and the board of trustees of a conservancy district.

  3.  Hereafter, no such special district or any new special district shall prepare and submit final plans and specifications for its improvements until they are first approved by the board of trustees of the conservancy district in which the special district wholly or partly lies.  If the governing board of the special district and the board of trustees of the conservancy district cannot agree within a reasonable time upon the plans or specifications, either party may submit the plans or specifications for adjudication to the court having jurisdiction over the conservancy district.

  4.  Such special district may determine to appoint the board of trustees of the conservancy district as its governing board and the board of trustees may so act by vote spread upon its minutes.

  5.  By joint agreement of the respective boards, the chief engineer, attorney or other employees of the conservancy district may serve as joint employees of both districts, and the division of expense therefor shall be by equitable written agreement filed for public inspection.

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(L. 1959 S.B. 199 § 32)


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