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Senate Bill 0486


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Senate Bill 0486

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF SB 486 (Updated April 29, 2001 10:27 PM - DI 94)

Local Government. Provides that if the assessment of land classified as a filter strip is not satisfactory to the owner, the owner may appeal the assessment to the county property tax assessment board of appeals. Allows the plan commission or county executive to request that the county surveyor prepare the county road maps. Prohibits the filing of a petition for establishing a drainage maintenance and repair district after June 30, 2001. Allows a county legislative body to pass an ordinance that prohibits a person from moving or altering a monument that is part of the National Spatial Reference System. Allows the county surveyor to maintain tax maps and plats. Makes changes regarding the following: (1) Clearing ditch obstructions. (2) The drain maintenance fund. Allows the county executive to appoint the county surveyor or the county agricultural educator to an area plan commission. Allows the county drainage board to collect a drain assessment if the unencumbered balance of the fund is equal to or greater than four times the estimated cost of periodic maintenance of the drain if the board meets certain requirements including a public hearing. Makes other changes concerning county surveyors. Allows the owner of a private drain to request a drainage board to regulate the private drain.
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