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88.28

88.28 Contents of petition.

88.28(1)

(1) A petition for organization of a drainage district shall be filed with the court and shall set forth:

88.28(1)(a)

(a) A description of the lands proposed to be included in the district and that they will be improved by drainage.

88.28(1)(b)

(b) That the public health or public welfare will be promoted by the drainage.

88.28(1)(c)

(c) A map or sketch of the area sought to be drained, with the proposed drains shown thereon.

88.28(1)(d)

(d) That the cost of construction will not exceed 75% of the appraised benefits arising from such drainage.

88.28(1)(e)

(e) A proposed name or number for the district.

88.28(1)(f)

(f) The names and addresses of the owners and mortgagees of all lands in the district, so far as known to the petitioners.

88.28(1)(g)

(g) A request for the organization of the drainage district.

88.28(1)(h)

(h) If the purpose of such petition is the enlargement, repair or maintenance of a drain, heretofore constructed under any law of this state, the petition shall give a general description of the drain with such particulars as the petitioners deem important.

88.28(1)(i)

(i) The quality and character of soils and subsoils in the proposed district.

88.28(1)(j)

(j) A soil map of the proposed district.

88.28(1)(k)

(k) The present agricultural value of the lands.

88.28(1)(L)

(L) The kind of crops which will be grown on the land after drainage.

88.28(2)

(2) In lieu of meeting with the requirements of sub. (1) (d), the petitioners may file with the petition a written agreement that they will pay such portion of the cost of construction as exceeds 75% of the appraised benefits to all lands resulting from the construction of the proposed drainage works.

88.28(3)

(3) The petition need not be verified.

88.28 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 449; 1993 a. 456; 2007 a. 121 s. 6.