POWERS AND DUTIES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
43-331. Directors may construct or maintain improvements, levy assessments. (1) This section applies: (a) When a parcel of land lying within an irrigation district is subdivided and the owner has made no provisions which in the opinion of the board of directors is adequate for the proper distribution of water thereto; or (b) when improvements for the distribution or delivery of water to any tract of land are not owned by the district and the owner or person in control of the improvement fails to maintain, repair or replace the improvement as required for the proper and efficient distribution or delivery of water to any tract; or (c) when fifty percent (50%) or more of the owners of the tracts in any such subdivided parcel request that the board provide for the proper distribution of water thereto or request that the board maintain, repair or replace the improvement as required for the proper and efficient distribution or delivery of water to any tract.
(2) Whenever the interest or convenience of such tracts requires the construction, repair or maintenance of any ditch, flume, dike, aqueduct or other improvement, the board may construct, repair or maintain such improvement, and levy and collect an assessment upon all tracts specially benefited thereby, to defray the whole or any portion of the cost and expense thereof. The board may determine what lands are specially benefited by such construction, repair or maintenance, and the amount to which each tract is benefited.
[43-331, as added by 1973, ch. 64, sec. 4, p. 105; am. 1978, ch. 251, sec. 1, p. 550; am. 1998, ch. 195, sec. 2, p. 706.]