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    Subdivision 1. Determination of property liability. When the contract for the construction
of a drainage project is awarded, the auditor of an affected county shall make a statement showing
the total cost of the drainage project with the estimated cost of all items required to complete the
work. The cost must be prorated to each tract of property affected in direct proportion to the
benefits. The cost, less any damages, is the amount of liability for each tract for the drainage
project. The property liability must be shown in the tabular statement as provided in subdivision
2, opposite the property owner's name and description of each tract of property. The amount of
liability on a tract of property for establishment and construction of a drainage project may not
exceed the benefits determined in the proceedings that accrue to the tract.
    Subd. 2. Drainage lien statement. The auditor of each affected county shall make a lien
statement in tabular form showing:
(1) the names of the property owners, corporate entities, or political subdivisions of the
county benefited or damaged by the construction of the drainage project in the viewers' report as
approved by the final order for establishment;
(2) the description of the property in the viewers' report, and the total number of acres in
each tract according to the county tax lists;
(3) the number of acres benefited or damaged in each tract shown in the viewers' report;
(4) the amount of benefits and damages to each tract of property as stated in the viewers'
report and confirmed by the final order that established the drainage project unless the order is
appealed and a different amount is set; and
(5) the amount each tract of property will be liable for and must pay to the county for the
establishment and construction of the drainage project.
    Subd. 3. Supplemental drainage lien statement. If any items of the cost of the drainage
project have been omitted from the original drainage lien statement, a supplemental drainage lien
statement with the omitted items must be made and recorded in the same manner provided for
a drainage lien statement. The total amount of the original drainage lien and any supplemental
drainage liens may not exceed the benefits.
    Subd. 4. Recording drainage lien statement. The lien against property in the drainage
lien statement and supplemental drainage lien statements must be certified by the auditor and
recorded on each tract by the county recorder of the county where the tract is located. The county
recorder's fees for recording must be paid if allowed by the board. The drainage lien statement
and any supplemental drainage lien statements, after recording, must be returned and preserved
by the auditor.
History: 1990 c 391 art 5 s 77

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