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42-702. Powers and duties of chief engineer; expenses; bond or deposit for costs. The chief engineer of the division of water resources shall have the power to grant, reject or withhold approval of the application of the proposed irrigation district and the accompanying maps and other information submitted, or may incorporate in and make a part of his approval and permit, such conditions, regulations and restrictions as may be deemed by him advisable, or may require the submission of additional data or information if deemed pertinent or essential. If such application is denied and rejected the chief engineer shall state his reasons therefor.

All expenses incurred by the chief engineer, and representatives of his office under his direction, exclusive of salaries, in the investigation, inspection and consideration of application of the proposed irrigation district, and its proposed project, shall be certified to and paid by the district, if established, and in event that proposed district is not incorporated and established, then the certified expenses of the chief engineer and his office force as aforesaid shall be paid by the parties signing the application. The chief engineer shall have authority to require bond or cash deposit for security of payment of costs, in such amount as he shall deem sufficient.

History: L. 1941, ch. 262, ยง 2; June 30.


1. Discussed; Laws 1951, chapter 304 (K.S.A. 42-721) examined and construed; held valid. Mizer v. Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District, 172 Kan. 157, 158, 165, 175, 239 P.2d 370.

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