Rules and POLICIES: Introduction

The Rules of the Bois de Sioux Watershed District and the Policies of the Bois de Sioux Watershed District are to effectuate the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, Section 103D, and the authority of the Managers therein prescribed. These rules are deemed necessary to implement and make more specific the law administered by them.

If any part of these rules is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of these rules.

Changes to these rules may be made by the Managers. Any interested person may petition the Managers for a change in these rules.

If any rule is inconsistent with the provisions of Minnesota Statute, Section 103D, or other applicable law, the provisions of said Section 103D or other applicable law shall govern.

The Managers accept the responsibilities with which they are charged as a governing body. While there is no intention to usurp the authority or responsibilities of other agencies or governing bodies, neither will they shirk their responsibilities. They will cooperate to the fullest extent feasible with persons, groups, state and federal agencies and other governing bodies.

It is the intention of the Managers that no person shall be deprived or divested if any previously established beneficial use or right, by any rule of the District, without due process of law, and that all rules of the District shall be construed according to said intention.

It is the intention of the Managers to promote the use of the waters and related resources within the District in a provident and orderly manner so as to improve the general welfare and public health for the benefit of its present and future residents.