N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 15-1915
Proceedings for formation of district


1.

At the hearing the department shall hear all persons affected by the formation of the proposed district. The department may change the tentative boundaries of the proposed district, but in that case a new hearing shall be held thereon after due notice thereof.

2.

After the final hearing the department shall determine whether or not the tentative boundaries as described include all the lands which should be included in the district and exclude as far as is reasonably possible all lands which will not be benefited by drainage; whether or not the lands included therein will be made more productive by drainage, the public health, safety or welfare will be benefited thereby and it will be to the public interest to form the drainage improvement district and carry out further proceedings for final fixation of boundaries or whether the application should be rejected. It shall embody such determination and disposition of the case in a written order, which shall be filed and notice of such filing given.

3.

If the decision is favorable, such order shall declare the district to be formed and shall direct the making of surveys and the taking of the remainder of the proceedings for final fixation of boundaries for the district all as provided by sections 15-1917 to 15-1927, inclusive. Thereupon the order may be reviewed as provided by section 15-0905, and in due course shall be recorded.

4.

The district shall be held to have been formed on the date of such order, but such formation shall not be effective until such order, as made or modified on review, shall have been recorded.

Source: Section 15-1915 — Proceedings for formation of district, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/15-1915 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 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:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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