103E.325 FINAL HEARING NOTICE.
Subdivision 1. Time.
Promptly after the filing of the viewers' report and the commissioner's
final advisory report, the drainage authority after consulting with the auditor shall set a time and
location for the final hearing on the petition, the detailed survey report, and the viewers' report.
The hearing must be set 25 to 50 days after the date of the final hearing notice.
Subd. 2. Notice.
(a) The final hearing notice must state:
(1) that the petition is pending;
(2) that the detailed survey report is filed;
(3) that the viewers' report is filed;
(4) the time and place set for the final hearing;
(5) a brief description of the proposed drainage project and affected drainage system, giving
in general terms the starting point, terminus, and general course of the main ditch and branches;
(6) a description of property benefited and damaged, and the names of the owners of the
(7) the municipal and other corporations affected by the proposed drainage project as shown
by the detailed survey report and viewers' report.
(b) Names may be listed in a narrative form and property affected may be separately listed in
narrative form by governmental sections or otherwise.
(c) For a joint county proceeding, separate notice may be prepared for each county affected,
showing the portion of the proposed drainage project and the names and descriptions of affected
property in the county.
Subd. 3. Method of notice.
The auditor shall notify the drainage authority, auditors of
affected counties, and all interested persons of the time and location of the final hearing by
publication, posting, and mail. A printed copy of the final hearing notice for each affected county
must be posted at least three weeks before the date of the final hearing at the front door of the
courthouse in each county. Within one week after the first publication of the notice, the auditor
shall give notice by mail of the time and location of the final hearing to the commissioner, all
property owners, and others affected by the proposed drainage project and listed in the detailed
survey report and the viewers' report.
Subd. 4. Defective notice.
If the final hearing notice is not given or is not legally given, the
auditor shall properly publish, post, and mail the notice or provide the notice under the provisions
to cure defective notice in section
History: 1990 c 391 art 5 s 54