If the joint board of county commissioners finds it necessary, it may employ an engineer to determine the proper route on which a ditch or its branches shall be located. No engineer shall be employed by such joint board until it has determined that the improvement is necessary for the public welfare, health, or convenience.
In their view of such route and in their deliberations over it, the members of the joint board of county commissioners from this state may adjourn from time to time, not exceeding in the aggregate sixty days.
The joint board of county commissioners may determine upon the necessary capacity of the part of such improvement located in this state.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .