Watershed Improvements Districts

This is Article 3 of the Code of Virginia, titled “Watershed Improvements Districts.” It is part of Title 10.1, titled “Conservation.” It is part of Subtitle I, titled “Activities Administered By The Department Of Conservation And Recreation.” It is part of Chapter 6, titled “Flood Protection And Dam Safety.” It’s comprised of the following 22 sections.

§ 10.1-614
Establishment within soil and water conservation district authorized
§ 10.1-615
Petition for establishment; what to set forth
§ 10.1-616
Notice and hearing on petition; determination of need for district and defining boundaries
§ 10.1-617
Determination of whether operation of proposed district is feasible; referendum
§ 10.1-619
Consideration of results of referendum; simple majority vote required
§ 10.1-620
Declaration of organization of district; certification to Board
§ 10.1-621
Establishment of watershed improvement district situated in more than one soil and water conservation district
§ 10.1-622
Inclusion of additional territory
§ 10.1-623
Governing body of district; trustees
§ 10.1-624
Officers, agents and employees; surety bonds; annual audit
§ 10.1-625
Status and general powers of district; power to levy tax or service charge; approval of landowners required
§ 10.1-626
Levy of tax or service charge; when district in two or more counties or cities; landbooks certified to treasurers
§ 10.1-627
Collection of tax or service charge; proceeds kept in special account; expenditures from such account
§ 10.1-628
Fiscal powers of governing body; may poll landowners on question of incurring indebtedness or issuing bonds
§ 10.1-629
Order authorizing governing body to incur indebtedness or issue bonds
§ 10.1-630
Type of indebtedness incurred or bonds issued
§ 10.1-631
Annual tax for payment of interest or to amortize indebtedness or bonds
§ 10.1-632
Powers granted additional to powers of soil and water conservation district; soil and water conservation district to continue to exercise its powers
§ 10.1-633
Power to incur debts and accept gifts, etc.; watershed improvement district to have same powers as soil and water conservation district
§ 10.1-634
Question to be submitted to qualified voters; approval required
§ 10.1-634.1
Conduct of referenda
§ 10.1-635
Power of eminent domain