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88.19

88.19 Board to keep records.

88.19(1)

(1) It is the duty of the secretary of the board to keep records of all drainage proceedings. The secretary shall also maintain a minute book in which the secretary shall enter the minutes of the board meetings. The secretary shall be compensated for such services under s. 88.17 (7) and (8).

88.19(2)

(2) The secretary of the board shall keep a complete record of the assessed lands in each district under the board's jurisdiction. Such records shall be so arranged that they will readily show, for each parcel of land assessed, the latest confirmed assessment of benefits and the total assessments for costs which have been made against such lands, with adequate space provided for noting all payments of assessments for costs or installments thereof. The secretary of the board shall periodically check with the county treasurer to determine what drainage assessments or installments thereof have been paid and shall note such payments in the records required to be kept pursuant to this subsection.

88.19(3)

(3) The secretary of the board is legal custodian of all drainage records and the secretary shall comply with subch. II of ch. 19. Upon request for any of the drainage records by the county treasurer, the secretary of the board shall furnish the county treasurer with a copy of the records specified in sub. (2).

88.19(4)

(4)

88.19(4)(a)

(a) Subject to pars. (b) and (d), and subject to criteria and standards under rules that the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection shall promulgate, all of the following shall occur:

88.19(4)(a)1.

1. The drainage board secretary shall distribute drainage board records to the state drainage engineer and to the county zoning administrator.

88.19(4)(a)2.

2. The drainage board and the county zoning administrator shall retain certain records of the drainage board.

88.19(4)(b)

(b) The secretary of the drainage board and the county zoning administrator shall maintain in perpetuity any records consisting of an order creating or altering the boundaries of a district, maps or descriptions of the boundaries of a district, profiles and cross sections of any drains and an order levying original or supplemental assessments for costs.

88.19(4)(c)

(c) The drainage board and the county administrator may destroy obsolete drainage board records.

88.19(4)(d)

(d) Before any records may be destroyed under this subsection, the secretary of the drainage board and the county zoning administrator shall give at least 60 days' prior written notice of the proposed destruction to the state historical society, which may preserve records that it determines to be of historical interest, and shall give at least 60 days' prior written notice to the state drainage engineer, who may preserve records determined to be of interest to the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.

88.19(5)

(5) The state drainage engineer shall examine the records in the possession of all drainage board secretaries and drainage districts and the records received from clerks of court under 1993 Wisconsin Act 456, section 118, and may examine any other records held by any person relating to drainage in this state. The state drainage engineer shall determine the records that are required to be preserved under sub. (4) and make copies of the records. The state drainage engineer shall retain a copy of the records and deliver a copy to the county zoning administrator.

88.19(6)

(6) The secretary of the drainage board, under sub. (4), shall provide a copy of drainage board records created after May 13, 1994, to the state drainage engineer and the county zoning administrator.

88.19(7)

(7) The county zoning administrator shall maintain the records delivered under sub. (5) and any records provided under sub. (6) as provided under sub. (4).

88.19 - ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 316; 1993 a. 456.

88.19 - ANNOT.

NOTE: 1993 Wis. Act 456, which amends (3) and creates subs. (4) to (7), contains extensive explanatory notes.