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Title XI
COUNTY ORGANIZATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Chapter 157
DRAINAGE BY COUNTIES
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F.S. 157.32
157.32 Reviewing complaints and making assessment against property benefited.If it shall appear to the board, after hearing all parties interested, that the public ditch, drain or canal has been an actual special benefit to the property served by it, and that the proceedings for the establishment thereof have been carried out bona fide and without fraud, the board shall proceed to assess each parcel of land benefited thereby for the expenses incurred in the construction of such ditch, drain or canal in proportion to the benefit accruing, and thereupon the board shall give notice once a week for 2 weeks, by publishing the same in some newspaper published in the county, that at its next regular meeting it will be in session for the purpose of reviewing the assessments and hearing complaints against the same. If no such complaints are filed in writing on the first day of the meeting of the board the assessments shall stand confirmed. If complaints are filed, the board shall hear and determine the same, and, if allowed, may modify or change the former assessments so as to equitably spread the burden on the property specially benefited.
History.s. 3, ch. 6963, 1915; RGS 1770; CGL 2821.