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24-635. Overseers; appointment; powers and duties. For the purpose of preserving any ditch, drain, dike or other works constructed or erected under the provisions of this act the board of supervisors shall have the power to appoint not more than three overseers of their respective districts, who shall hold their offices for a term of one year; whose duty it shall be to keep the ditches, drains, dikes and other works erected or constructed for the reclamation of the lands in the drainage district in good repair, and remove all obstructions from all ditches, drains or watercourses within their respective districts. It shall also be the duty of said overseers to cause the arrest of all persons who shall be known to have filled up, or put any timber or brush into, or to have in any way obstructed any ditch, drain or watercourse, or have damaged any dike or other work erected or constructed for the reclamation of lands as aforesaid, within their respective districts, and bring them before a court having jurisdiction for trial and punishment.

History: L. 1911, ch. 168, § 35; R.S. 1923, 24-635; L. 1977, ch. 105, § 11; July 1.

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