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Chapter 229

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  229.440.  Proposition submitted to county commission for approval or rejection — bond to be given. — 1.  Before the commissioners of any special road district or the township board of any township shall enter into any contract for the removal of coal or other mineral from or under any public road they shall submit their proposition to the county commission of the county for its approval or rejection.  If the commission approves the proposition they shall direct the prosecuting attorney of the county to prepare the contract between the commissioners or township board as the case may be and the parties with whom they seek to contract.

  2.  Said contract shall particularly describe the road to be temporarily abandoned, the kind and character of road to be rebuilt, and the time limit for rebuilding same and before said contract is executed, the person, firm or corporation with whom it is made shall file with the clerk of the county commission a bond with good and sufficient sureties in at least four times the estimated cost of rebuilding said road after the removal of the coal or other mineral from same.  Said bond shall be payable to the state of Missouri for the use and benefit of the special road district or township as the case may be and approved by the county commission and shall provide that the person, firm or corporation shall at their own expense remove said coal, within such time and under such terms as may be provided and if in the opinion of the county commission a temporary road be necessary or feasible, will at their own expense construct and at all times maintain a good road along, near and parallel to the road temporarily abandoned and connected with the usual road at both ends, all within the time and on such terms as may be provided; that they will be responsible and liable for any damages or injuries caused by their negligence in not properly constructing or maintaining said temporary road; that they will as soon as the coal or other mineral is removed from said road, at their own expense and without delay rebuild the same in a good substantial and workmanlike manner, according to the plans and specifications and within the time limit and according to the terms set forth in the contract.  Said bond may provide for penalties or liquidated damages for the violation of its provisions.

  3.  When said road is complete as provided in the plans and specifications and according to all the terms and conditions of the contract and accepted by the county commission, the bond shall be released provided all conditions of the bond have been met and all claims, liabilities and causes of action, arising out of the performance of the conditions of said contract or bond or out of the violation of the same have been wholly met, settled and discharged.


(RSMo 1939 § 8862)

Prior revision: 1929 § 8202

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