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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Subdivision drain repair pilot program. Creates a pilot program for Indianapolis (excluding Lawrence, Speedway, Beech Grove, and Southport) and Johnson County (not including incorporated areas) regarding subdivision drain repairs. Authorizes the executive of a county or a consolidated city (unit) to enter into a contract with a subdivision homeowners association providing: (1) for the unit to repair subdivision drains located in the subdivision; and (2) for owners of property in the subdivision to pay assessments to fund the repairs; if a majority of the members of the homeowners association approve the contract. Provides that a contract between the unit and Subdivision drain repair pilot program. Creates a pilot program for Indianapolis (excluding Lawrence, Speedway, Beech Grove, and Southport) and Johnson County (not including incorporated areas) regarding subdivision drain repairs. Authorizes the executive of a county or a consolidated city (unit) to enter into a contract with a subdivision homeowners association providing: (1) for the unit to repair subdivision drains located in the subdivision; and (2) for owners of property in the subdivision to pay assessments to fund the repairs; if a majority of the members of the homeowners association approve the contract. Provides that a contract between the unit and the homeowners association must be executed not later than June 30, 2021. Requires notice to or written consent of the owner of the property before an employee of the unit or contractor, or the county surveyor, may enter onto the property to perform repair work. Provides for the creation of a subdivision drain repair fund with a separate account for each participating subdivision into which the assessments paid by the owners of property in the subdivision are deposited. Requires the assessments imposed on a subdivision's homeowners to be set by the executive at an amount not greater than reasonably necessary to meet the cost of repairing the subdivision's drains and that the charge for a homeowner's assessment may appear on the homeowner's semiannual property tax statement. Provides that unpaid assessments may be collected in the manner in which other unpaid special assessments are collected. ... View more