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Chapter 389

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  389.680.  Railroad storm sewers — intersection with city sewer system. — 1.  Whenever any such village, town or city shall, by ordinance, deem it necessary to construct any public or district sewer, it shall, after the passage of the ordinance deeming such work necessary, cause its civil engineer, street commissioner or any other suitable person to file plans, profile and specifications for such sewer with the clerk of such village, town or city, which plans, specifications and profile shall show the points of intersection of such sewer with such railroad right-of-way, also the grade of the bottom of such sewer, its breadth and depth, with a general statement of the material to be used in its construction, together with such information as will be necessary to a correct understanding of the general plan for the building of such sewer.  Thereupon it shall cause a copy of such plans, specifications and profile, together with a general statement sufficiently succinct and explanatory to give a correct understanding of the plan adopted for the building of said sewer, to be served on said person, company or corporation, together with a notice directed to such person, company or corporation to construct the section of said sewer to extend from one side of the said right-of-way to the other, in accordance with such plans and specifications, and within a certain time, not less than thirty days, and not more than three months from the date of the service of such notice.

  2.  Such notice, plans and specifications shall be served on the person, company or corporation owning or controlling said right-of-way by the chief of police or marshal of such village, town or city, who shall deliver a copy of the notice, plans and specifications to the nearest station agent of such person, company or corporation; and he, the said officer, shall make return on the original notice of the time and manner of service, and file the same with the village, town or city, as the case may be.  Such service shall be a sufficient legal service.  Thereupon such person, company or corporation shall proceed to construct such section of the proposed sewer at their own expense.

  3.  If, after the service of such notice, plans and specifications as herein provided, such person, company or corporation shall fail, neglect or refuse to so construct said section of the proposed sewer across their right-of-way within the time mentioned in such notice, then for each day after the expiration of said time that said person, company or corporation shall neglect, fail or refuse to construct or complete said section of such proposed sewer, they shall forfeit and pay to such village, town or city the sum of twenty-five dollars, to be recovered by civil action in the circuit court of the county in which such village, town or city is situated.


(RSMo 1939 §§ 7533, 7534)

Prior revisions: 1929 §§ 7379, 7380; 1919 §§ 8787, 8788; 1909 §§ 9643, 9644

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