Indiana Code 36-9-27-21

§ IC 36-9-27-21. Certain municipal drains exempt from chapter; assessment of lands benefited by regulated drains

Sec. 21. (a) A drain that is located partly or wholly within the corporate boundaries of a municipality is subject to this chapter only if it was constructed by the municipality under this chapter, IC 19-4 (repealed February 26, 1982), or a statute repealed by Acts 1965, c.305, s.1003.

(b) If a municipal drain not subject to this chapter flows directly or indirectly into a regulated drain that is subject to this chapter, the board shall assess the land benefited by the municipal drain to the extent that it is benefited by the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of the regulated drain.

Terms Used in Indiana Code 36-9-27-21

Board: refers to the drainage board of a county. See Indiana Code 36-9-27-2

Maintenance: means work on a drain as described in section 34(c) of this chapter for any of the purposes stated in that section. See Indiana Code 36-9-27-2

Reconstruction: means work on a drain as described in section 34(b) of this chapter to correct any of the problems with the drain that are enumerated in that section up to and including the discharge portion of the drain. See Indiana Code 36-9-27-2

statute: A law passed by a legislature.

(c) This subsection applies to any parcel of land that is partly within the corporate boundaries of a municipality having a drain affected by subsection (b). Notwithstanding section 38 of this chapter, the drainage board may make only one (1) assessment for the same purpose on each individual drain on the parcel. For purposes of making this one (1) assessment, the total acreage of the parcel must be considered to be located where most of the land in the parcel is situated, either within the boundaries or outside the boundaries.

As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.101. Amended by P.L.200-1988, SEC.1; P.L.3-1990, SEC.137.