383C.094 REPAIR OF DITCHES.
Subdivision 1. Authority.
In St. Louis County, where the state of Minnesota holds title
pursuant to tax forfeiture laws or other laws to at least 30 percent of all the land in any one district
of a drainage system subject to chapter 103E, the county board may clean or make repairs on any
drain or ditch in any one district in said system when said drain or ditch, due to lack of repairs or
cleaning, has caused or is causing great damage to county roads, property, crops or lands. It may
appropriate and expend from the general revenue fund of said county a sum annually for the cost
of cleaning and repairing said drains or ditches. Said cleaning and repairing may be done by the
county with its own equipment and employees, or by contract, but if done by contract and said
estimated cost exceeds $500, then bids for same shall be called for and the contract shall be let to
the lowest responsible bidder pursuant to law.
Subd. 2. Acceptance of aid.
County boards are hereby authorized and empowered to accept
gifts of money from the government of the United States and the state of Minnesota or any of
its agencies, to carry out the provisions of this section, and said moneys shall be spent by said
county boards only for such purpose.
Subd. 3. In addition to existing power.
The authority granted in this section is in addition to
all existing power and authority granted by law to county boards to repair or clean any drains and
ditches in any county or judicial drainage system.
History: 1945 c 352 s 1-3; 1988 c 491 s 6; 1990 c 391 art 10 s 3