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24-108. County drainage of surface waters along highways; tax levy; eminent domain; petition and agreement. That the board of county commissioners of any county in this state where existing drainage districts are so situated that the drainage and ditches established therein are inadequate to take care of and discharge the surplus surface waters along the highways of any portion of said county are authorized and empowered to assess, levy and collect a tax sufficient to secure the drainage of the lands adjacent to such roads to relieve all such roads and highways and lands of such surplus waters and to construct drains, dig ditches or build levees or embankments wherever necessary to confine and conduct the waters; to condemn lands; to enter adjacent natural drainage territory and assess individual property and road districts as their benefits may appear: Provided, That such action is prayed for by an agreement participated in by at least sixty percent of the resident property owners benefited, asking and consenting to such condemnation and use of such property: Provided further, That the prayer of which said petition and agreement shall have been allowed by the board of county commissioners after a hearing due notice of which shall have been given: Provided further, That the total amount of expense of constructing such ditches, drains, embankments or levees in any one section of the county so benefited in any one instance shall not exceed the sum of $1,000.

History: L. 1923, ch. 140, ยง 1; April 14; R.S. 1923, 24-108.

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