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88.01

SUBCHAPTER I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
88.01 Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

88.01(1)

(1) "Benefits" includes all pecuniary advantages accruing to lands from the construction of the drain or proposed drain.

88.01(2)

(2) "Board" or "drainage board" means the board created and appointed under s. 88.16, 1991 stats., or under s. 88.17.

88.01(2m)

(2m) "Bond" means any bond, note or other obligation of a drainage board issued under this chapter, including any refunding bond.

88.01(3)

(3) "Clerk of court" means the clerk of circuit court.

88.01(4)

(4) "Cost of construction" includes damages to lands both within and outside the district, reasonable attorney fees for petitioners and the board, and all other reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the organization of and in the construction and completion of the works of a drainage district.

88.01(5)

(5) "County treasurer" means the treasurer of the county in which the drainage board having jurisdiction of the drainage district is located.

88.01(6)

(6) "Court" means the circuit court of the county in which the drainage district is located or the circuit court having jurisdiction of the proceedings in any drainage district located in more than one county.

88.01(7)

(7) "District" means any drainage district subject to this chapter.

88.01(8)

(8) "Drain" means any device for the drainage of water from land or the protection of land from water, including open ditches, tiles, pipelines, pumps and levees.

88.01(8m)

(8m) "Duck Creek Drainage District" has the meaning given in s. 30.01 (1nm).

88.01(9)

(9) "Interested person" includes the state or any agency or subdivision thereof.

88.01(10)

(10) "Judge" means the judge of the circuit court having jurisdiction of the proceedings of any drainage district, or the person sitting for the judge.

88.01(11)

(11) "Land" or "lands" means any real property or interest therein, whether privately or publicly owned, including railroad rights-of-way, public highways, streets and alleys.

88.01(12)

(12) "Mortgagee" means every person holding a mortgage or an assignment of a mortgage against lands within a drainage district or proposed drainage district whose name and post-office address is known to the board or whose mortgage or assignment is legally recorded and contains the post-office address of such mortgagee or assignee.

88.01 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 449 ss. 193 to 195, 497; 1983 a. 189; 1989 a. 31; 1993 a. 456, 490; 1999 a. 9; 2005 a. 253.