N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 15-1907
Drainage improvement associations


1.

There shall be in each drainage improvement district an association to be known by the name of the district, as ............. ............ Drainage Improvement Association. It shall be the object of this association to represent the interests of its members in drainage matters before the department and elsewhere and to serve as a channel of communication between the members thereof and the department. Each owner of land within the district, each lessee of such land and each person who has contracted to purchase such land shall be a member of and shall have an equal vote in the association. Such association may be formed voluntarily as soon as the department has filed its first description of the boundaries of the district. As soon as practicable after recording the final order creating a district, the association, if already formed, shall call a meeting of the members of the association and perfect a permanent organization.

2.

If no association has been formed, the department may call a meeting for the purpose of forming such association and a representative of the department shall preside thereat until a temporary chairman is elected. Such association shall adopt by-laws for the transaction of its business. The association shall choose from among its members a president, secretary and executive committee and such other officers and committees as the by-laws may provide. It shall be the duty of the secretary to keep a list of the members and their addresses and to furnish the department with copies of such list on request. The annual meeting of the association shall be held during the month of February in each year, at which meeting the officers shall be elected and the association shall determine upon the drainage maintenance or construction work desired during the ensuing year.

3.

Immediately after the close of the annual meeting the secretary of the association shall submit to the department a list of the names and addresses of the officers for the year and, if there be such, petitions setting forth the desires of the association and of the members thereof.

4.

To defray the costs of the necessary meetings, the association may collect dues or contributions from its members.

Source: Section 15-1907 — Drainage improvement associations, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/15-1907 (updated Sep. 29, 2017; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

15‑1901
Purpose
15‑1903
General provisions and definitions
15‑1905
Drainage improvement districts
15‑1907
Drainage improvement associations
15‑1909
Entry upon lands, structures and waters
15‑1911
Petition for formation of district
15‑1913
Proceedings on petition
15‑1915
Proceedings for formation of district
15‑1917
Surveys and maps
15‑1919
Drainage enhancements
15‑1921
Proceedings on enhancements
15‑1923
Plans and estimates
15‑1925
General apportionment of cost
15‑1927
Proceedings on general apportionment of costs and final fixation of boundaries
15‑1929
Corrections and revisions of statements of enhancements
15‑1931
Procedure for authorization of construction
15‑1933
Construction
15‑1935
Contracts
15‑1937
Operation and maintenance
15‑1939
Special apportionment of cost
15‑1941
Major repairs of drainage works
15‑1943
Minor repairs in drainage districts
15‑1945
Minor repairs in existing drainage ditches
15‑1947
Unlawful interference with drainage works
15‑1949
Removal of beaver
15‑1951
Financing of improvements
15‑1953
Drainage improvement district fund
15‑1955
Proceedings for assessment and collection of cost
15‑1957
Drainage fund
15‑1959
Corrections and revisions of assessments, determinations of drainage enhancements and apportionment of costs
15‑1961
Drainage district with federal aid
15‑1963
Formation of district with federal aid
15‑1965
Construction project
15‑1967
Changes in project
15‑1969
Continuation of district
15‑1971
Transfer of property and discontinuance of district
15‑1973
Drainage section association
15‑1975
Drainage section association
15‑1977
Articles of association
15‑1979
First annual meeting
15‑1981
Powers of association
15‑1983
Drainage of agricultural lands

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 29, 2017

§ 15-1907’s source at nysenate​.gov

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