When there exist upon any premises swampy or wet places or depressions in which a foul and unhealthy condition, arising from natural causes, permanently exists, the director of health of the town or the health committee, director of health or board of health of any city or borough, in which such places or depressions exist, upon the written complaint of any person and upon finding that such places or depressions are a source of danger to the public health, may cause such places or depressions to be filled with suitable material or drained. When caused to be done in any town outside the limits of a city or borough, it shall be under the direction of the selectmen of such town, and the expenses incurred thereby shall be paid by the treasurer of the town upon the orders of the selectmen, and, when caused to be done within the limits of any city or borough, the expense thereof shall be borne by such city or borough, provided such director of health, health committee or board of health shall not cause to be expended in any year under the provisions of this section a sum in excess of three hundred dollars, unless expressly authorized by such town, city or borough to expend a greater amount. Any resident or taxpayer of such town, city or borough may appeal from such order of any director of health, health committee or board of health in the manner provided in section 19a-229. If the owner of such premises, or his agent in charge thereof, has been notified in writing by such director of health, health committee or board of health to cause such places to be filled in or drained and has failed to do so, the owner of such premises filled in or drained under the provisions of this section shall pay to the community performing such work the benefits accruing to him therefrom, to be determined in the same manner as benefits are assessed in the layout of streets and highways.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 19a-212
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.