Indiana Code 36-9-27-48

§ IC 36-9-27-48. Construction or reconstruction of drains; relocation of public utility equipment; procedure

Sec. 48. (a) Whenever, in the construction or reconstruction of a regulated drain, the county surveyor determines that:

(1) the proposed drain will cross a pipeline, cable, or similar equipment of a public utility; and

Terms Used in Indiana Code 36-9-27-48

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

(2) the equipment will interfere with the proper operation of the drain; he shall include in his plans the relocation requirements of the equipment. The surveyor shall, by registered mail, send a copy of the requirements to the public utility owning the equipment.

(b) If requested by the public utility, the county surveyor shall meet with the public utility at a time and place to be fixed by the surveyor and hear objections to the requirements. After the hearing, the surveyor may change the requirements as justice may require.

(c) If the board finds that the relocation of a pipeline, cable, or similar equipment owned by a public utility is necessary in the construction or reconstruction of a regulated drain, the cost of relocation shall be paid by the public utility. As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.101.