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88.27

SUBCHAPTER III
ORGANIZATION OF DRAINAGE DISTRICTS
88.27 Who may petition for organization of a drainage district.

88.27(1)

(1) Except as provided in sub. (1m), any of the following may petition for the organization of a drainage district under this chapter:

88.27(1)(a)

(a) The owners of more than one-half in area of the lands, excluding lands owned by this state, proposed to be included within the drainage district.

88.27(1)(b)

(b) The majority of landowners within the proposed drainage district, owning at least one-third in area of the lands, excluding lands owned by this state, proposed to be included within such district.

88.27(1m)

(1m) A state agency, as defined in s. 16.61 (2) (d), may not petition for the organization of a drainage district.

88.27(2)

(2) No petition having as many signers as are required by this section shall be declared void, but the court may at any time permit the petition to be amended in form and substance to conform to the facts, if the facts justify the organization of a district. All petitions for the organization of the same or substantially the same district filed prior to the hearing under s. 88.34 shall be considered by the court as one petition, and all signatures to such petitions shall be counted in determining the jurisdiction of the court.

88.27 - ANNOT.

History: 1993 a. 456.