The legislature finds that because of urban growth and development in the metropolitan area problems arise for the improvement and repair of drainage systems which were originally established for the benefit of land used for agriculture. The procedure for improvement and repair of drainage systems now in the metropolitan area should be simplified to more adequately and economically improve and repair drainage systems.
(a) The terms in this section have the meanings given them in this subdivision.
(b) "Drainage system" has the meaning given in section 103E.005, subdivision 12.
(c) "Watershed district" means any watershed district established under this chapter, wholly or partially in a metropolitan county.
(d) "Metropolitan county" means any one of the following counties: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington.
(e) "Metropolitan area" means the combined area of the metropolitan counties.
With the concurrence of the governing bodies of the cities and the town boards of the towns where the drainage system is located, the managers of a watershed district where there is a drainage system may improve and repair any drainage system transferred to the watershed district under section 103D.625 by conforming to sections 429.031; 429.041, subdivisions 1 and 2; 429.051; 429.061; and 429.071.
With the concurrence of the governing bodies of the cities and the town boards of the towns where the drainage system is located, the managers may improve and repair a drainage system under the power granted to them in this chapter notwithstanding any provision of chapter 103E.
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