Q Is it lawful for the county to perform work and provide material on the lower level of the levee of the private lake?

A Drainage work may not be performed solely to benefit private property owners, but where the drainage work is necessary for the public welfare, incidental benefits to a landowner will not render the improvements unlawful. Section 66 of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 prohibits donations to individuals, but Section 19-5-92.1 permits counties to perform repairs and construction of drainage ditches, creeks, and channels on private property. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Brown, November 14, 2016)