After the classification of lands and the ratio of assessments of the different classes
to be made thereon has been confirmed by the court, the board of drainage commissioners
shall ascertain the total cost of the improvement, including damages awarded to be
paid to owners of land, all costs and incidental expenses, and also including an amount
sufficient to pay the necessary expenses of maintaining the improvement for a period
of three years after the completion of the work of construction, not exceeding ten
per centum (10%) of the estimated actual cost of constructing the drainage works or
the contract price thereof if such contract has not been awarded, and after deducting
therefrom any special assessments made against any railroad or highway, and, thereupon,
the board of drainage commissioners, under the hand of the chairman and secretary
of the board, shall certify to the clerk of the superior court the total cost, ascertained
as aforesaid; and the certificate shall be forthwith recorded in the drainage record
and open to inspection of any landowner in the district.
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