With the support of the Michigan Municipal League HB 4622 was pass out of House Local Government Committee without opposition today. This legislation would set an additional process to review changes to drainage district boundaries that would not utilize the board of determination.
The League advocated for, and received, language that would require the use of the new review process or the use of a board of determination for any change, large or small, to the boundaries of a drainage district. Under the new process notice must be provided to each of the municipalities within the changing drainage district, notification must be publish in the newspaper that a revision and review of the boundary will be taking place, and any change in the boundary must be supported by substantial, material, and competent evidence.
John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation and infrastructure issues. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.