Indiana Code 36-9-27-30

§ IC 36-9-27-30. Qualified deputies; appointment; duties; compensation

Sec. 30. (a) Whenever the county surveyor is not registered under IC 25-21.5 or IC 25-31 and that statute prohibits an unregistered person from performing any function that the county surveyor is directed to do under this chapter, the surveyor shall employ and fix the compensation of a person who is a professional engineer or professional surveyor in performing those functions. However, if the county surveyor does not employ a registered person within one (1) year of the acceptance of a petition for construction or reconstruction of a drain, the board may make the appointment of a registered person that this section requires.

(b) The person employed by the county surveyor, who shall be known as a qualified deputy, shall file with the county surveyor the original of all plans, specifications, and other documents made by the person in performing the work for which the person was employed. Those plans, specifications, and other documents become a part of the permanent file of the county surveyor’s office, which the county surveyor shall maintain for the use of the board as provided in section 109 of this chapter.

Terms Used in Indiana Code 36-9-27-30

Board: refers to the drainage board of a county. 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.

Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5

(c) The rate of compensation paid to a qualified deputy shall be assessed against the drainage project for which the deputy was employed.

(d) This subsection applies whenever the county surveyor is not registered under IC 25-21.5 or IC 25-31, and the county surveyor has not employed a registered person as provided in subsection (a). If the county has a full-time employee who is registered as a professional surveyor under IC 25-21.5 or as a professional engineer under IC 25-31, the board may, subject to the approval of the county executive and the county surveyor, designate that person to perform the functions of the county surveyor under this chapter that are allowed under the employee’s license as a professional surveyor or professional engineer. If a designation is made and approved under this subsection, the county surveyor may not employ a registered person under subsection (a) to perform that same function. As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.101. Amended by P.L.206-1984, SEC.1; P.L.76-1989, SEC.5; P.L.2-1997, SEC.84; P.L.2-1998, SEC.88; P.L.241-1999, SEC.4; P.L.57-2013, SEC.101.