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24-1216.Order and procedure as to specific projects; surveys, plans, specifications and estimates of costs; filing with secretary of board; open to inspection; transmittal of approved plans to chief engineer, when; review of general plan; revisions of plan; report by chief engineer, requirements. (a) Following the adoption of the general plan and adoption of the method of financing, the board of directors may determine the order in which specific projects contemplated by the general plan shall be undertaken and to cause accurate surveys of all work deemed necessary to be done and accurate estimates and calculations to be made by some competent engineer who shall prepare detailed construction plans and specifications therefor showing the location, amount, and character of work to be done and the estimated cost of right of way, construction, maintenance and operation, which plans, specifications, and estimates of costs shall be filed in the office of the secretary of the board and shall at all reasonable times be open to public inspection. The board shall carefully examine and consider the same and if they approve such plans, specifications and estimates of costs, they shall transmit a complete copy thereof to the chief engineer, who shall examine and study the plans and specifications as to conformance to the general plan and other applicable state laws on water use and control and transmit a written report of the results of his study and investigation to the board which report shall include any changes or modifications which he deems necessary and which shall include a specific approval or disapproval of the plans and specifications.

(b) Ten years following approval of the general plan and every five years thereafter, the board shall review the general plan to determine if projects proposed to be undertaken by the district in its original plan are still feasible and in current public interest.  A report of the review shall be given at a public meeting called for that purpose. This review is not required of watershed districts that have completed all the projects in the general plans.

Any revisions or amendments to the general plan shall be submitted to the chief engineer in the manner provided by K.S.A. 24-1213 and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1953, ch. 477, § 16; L. 1955, ch. 201, § 10; L. 1958, ch. 12, § 6 (Special Session); L. 1959, ch. 172, § 11; L. 1961, ch. 193, § 14; L. 1987, ch. 122, § 5; July 1.

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