As used in this part:

(a) “Benefit” or “benefits” means advantages resulting from a project to public corporations, the inhabitants of public corporations, the inhabitants of this state, and property within public corporations. Benefit includes benefits that result from elimination of pollution and elimination of flood damage, elimination of water conditions that jeopardize the public health or safety; increase of the value or use of lands and property arising from improving a lake or lakes as a result of the lake project and the improvement or development of a lake for conservation of fish and wildlife and the use, improvement, or development of a lake for fishing, wildlife, boating, swimming, or any other recreational, agricultural, or conservation uses.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 324.30901

  • benefits: means advantages resulting from a project to public corporations, the inhabitants of public corporations, the inhabitants of this state, and property within public corporations. See Michigan Laws 324.30901
  • Inland lake: means a public inland lake or a private inland lake. See Michigan Laws 324.30901
  • Interested person: means a person who has a record interest in the title to, right of ingress to, or reversionary right to a piece or parcel of land that would be affected by a permanent change in the bottomland of a natural or artificial, public or private inland lake, or adjacent wetland. See Michigan Laws 324.30901
  • Local unit of government: means a municipality or county. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • Private inland lake: means an inland lake other than a public inland lake. See Michigan Laws 324.30901
  • Public inland lake: means a lake that is accessible to the public by publicly owned lands or highways contiguous to publicly owned lands or by the bed of a stream, except the Great Lakes and connecting waters. See Michigan Laws 324.30901
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o

(b) “Inland lake” means a public inland lake or a private inland lake.

(c) “Interested person” means a person who has a record interest in the title to, right of ingress to, or reversionary right to a piece or parcel of land that would be affected by a permanent change in the bottomland of a natural or artificial, public or private inland lake, or adjacent wetland. In all cases, whether having such an interest or not, the department is an interested person.

(d) “Local governing body” means the legislative body of a local unit of government.

(e) “Preliminary costs” includes costs of the engineering feasibility report, economic study, estimate of total cost, and cost of setting up the assessment district.

(f) “Private inland lake” means an inland lake other than a public inland lake.

(g) “Public inland lake” means a lake that is accessible to the public by publicly owned lands or highways contiguous to publicly owned lands or by the bed of a stream, except the Great Lakes and connecting waters.