Section 6137.09 | Certificate for reduction in maintenance assessment.
(A) The board of county commissioners may grant to any owner a reduction of not more than fifty per cent of the owner's annual maintenance assessment provided that the owner shall have filed with the county engineer a certificate of the board of supervisors of the soil conservation district of the county in which the land is located, certifying that the owner is following practices in the cultivation or management of agricultural land that will reduce the runoff of surface water and the erosion of sediment and silt into drainage channels. The certificate shall be signed by the president and the secretary-treasurer of the soil and water conservation district board of supervisors and it shall remain in effect until canceled by the board of county commissioners.
(B) The county engineer may inspect the premises of any owner claiming assessment reduction due to soil and water conservation and to ask the soil conservation district for review of any certificate on file.
(C) At the time the county engineer makes the annual report and estimate of maintenance costs, the county engineer shall transmit to the board of county commissioners all soil and water conservation certificates that were filed with the county engineer.
(D) The clerk of the board of county commissioners, on or before the first day of August in each year, shall file with the county auditor a list of owners who have been granted a reduction in maintenance assessment for the current year under this section.