Ch. 373 WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS Ch. 373
fsre orderly transfer of territory from one district 373.0895 Dulies of basin boards; authorized
to another. expenditures.-
(d) The department and the respective dis- (1) The various basin boards shall be re-
tricts shall submit recommendations regarding sponsible for discha-ring the following de-
any matters affected by such transfers to the scribed functions in their respective basins:
1974 regular session of the legislature. (a) The preparation of engineering plans for
Hit,-y.--!2, part ch. 72-299; .6, ch. 73-190. development of the water resources of the basin
*Noe.--3acketed worda inadvertendy omittad from C.S. ior S.B. and the conduct of public hearings on such
1164, c ...c.d as ch. 73-190. pla
3.093 Basins; basin boards. (b) The development and preparation of
(1) Any areas within a district may be overall basin plan of secondary water control
Sdesiiated by the district governing board as facilities for the guidance of subdrainage dis-
subdistricts or basins. The designation of such tricts and private land owners in the develop-
basins shall be made by the district governing ment of their respective systems of water control
board by resolutions there The governing which will be connected to the primary works
board of the district may change the boundaries of the basin to complement the engineering plan
of such basins, except the basins within the of primary works for the basin.
Ridge and Lower Gulf Coast Water Management (c) The preparation of the annual budget for
District, or create new basins by resolution. the ba3in and the submission of such budget to
(2) Each basin shall be under the control of the governing board of te district for inclusion
a basin board which shall be composed of not mi the district budget.
less than three members, but shall include one (d) The consideration and prior approval of
representative from each of the included counties final construction plans of the distinct for works
in the basin to be constructed in the basin.
(3) Each member of the various basin (e) The administration of the affairs of the
boards shall serve for a period of three years or bas3m
until his successor is appointed, except that the (2) Basin board moneys shall be utilized for:
board membership of each new basin shall be (a) Enineering studies of works of the
divided into three groups as equally as possible, basin.
with members in such groups to be appointed (b) PHayent ior the preparation of final
for one, two, and three years, respectively. Each p'ans and specincations for construction of
Sbasin board shall choose a vice-chairman and basin works executed by the district.
a secretary to serve for a period of one year. The (c) Payment oi costs of construction of
term of office of a basin board member shall be works in the basin executed by the district
construed to commence on July 1 preceding the (d) Payment for maintenance and operation
date of his appointment and to terminate June of basin works as carried out by the district.
Softhe year o the end of his te. (e) Adinistrative and regulatory activities
W of the. year of the end of his tnr Fbsin
(4) Members of basin boards shall be ap- of the basin.
pointed by the governor, subject to confirmation f) Payment for real property interests for 6
by the senate at the next regular session of the works in the basin.
legislature, and the refusal or failure of the (g) Payment of costs of road, bridge, rail-
senate to confirm an appointment shall create road, and utilities modifications and changes re-
seto n mn -rnlting fr in works.
a vacancy in the office to which the appointment sulting from basn works.
was made. H .-, e. -73 -
(5) Basin board members shall receive no
compensation for such services, but while offi- 373.0397 Basin taxes.--The respective
cially on work for the district shall receive their basins may, upon approval of the electors in
actual traveling expenses and subsistence and such basin pursuant to 9(b), Art. VII of the
lodging, not to exceed the statutory amount al- state constitution, by resolution request the
lowed state officers and employees, and other ex- governing board of the district to levy ad va-
penses in the actual amount incurred, lorem taxes within such basin. Upon receipt
(6) The member of the governing board of of such request, a basin tax levy shall be made
the district residing in the basin, or, if no mem- by the governing board of the district to finance
ber resides in the basin, a member of the govern- basin functions enumerated in 373.0695.
ing board designated by the chairman of the (1) The amount of money to be raised by
governing board, shall be the ex officio chair- said tax levy shall be determined by the adoo-
man of the basin board. The ex officio chairman tion of an annual budget by the district board
shall preside at all meetings of the basin board, of governors, and the average village for the
except that the vice-chairman may preside in his basin shall be that amount required to raise the
absence. The ex officio chairman shall have no amount called for by the annual budget when
official vote except in case of a tie vote being applied to the total assessment of the basin as
cast by the members, but shall be the liaison of- determined for county taxing purposes. How-
ficer of the district in all affairs in the basin and ever, no such tax shall be levied within the basin
shall be kept informed of all such affairs. unless and until the annual budget and required
. i.ory.-s-. ch. 73so. tax levy shall have been approved by formal