Subject to the approval of the board of supervisors, the board of directors of a watershed district shall have power to:

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 73-20-13

  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.

A. levy an annual assessment on the real property within the district, within the limitations provided in Section 73-20-17 NMSA 1978, for administration, construction, operation and maintenance of works of improvement within and without the district as are required by the district in the performance of its functions;

B. acquire by purchase, gift, grant, bequest, devise or through condemnation proceedings in the manner provided in the Eminent Domain Code [42A-1-1 to 42A-1-33 NMSA 1978] property or rights of way necessary for the exercise of any authorized function of the district; provided that no property or water rights shall be condemned for the purposes of recreation;

C. construct, improve, operate, contract for and maintain such structures as may be necessary for the performance of any function authorized by the Watershed District Act;

D. borrow money necessary for the purpose of acquiring rights of way and establishing, constructing, reconstructing, repairing, enlarging and maintaining the structures and improvements required by the district in the performance of its functions and repay these loans with the proceeds of the annual assessment provided for in Subsection A of this section or by the issuance, negotiation and sale of its bonds as provided in Section 73-20-14 NMSA 1978; and

E. receive and grant assistance and cooperate with counties, municipalities and state and federal agencies in carrying out the provisions of the Watershed District Act.