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Chapter 204

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  204.260.  Common sewer commissioners, when appointed, oath, authority, compensation — stenographer and clerk, compensation. — 1.  The circuit court shall within thirty days after receiving the petition appoint three disinterested persons, one of whom shall be a licensed civil engineer or surveyor, as common sewer district commissioners to lay out and define the boundaries of the proposed district.

  2.  The common sewer district commissioners may alter or amend the boundaries of the proposed district as set forth in the petition so that it embraces all of the area capable of being efficiently drained by the system of trunk sewers, or so as to exclude from the district any part of the natural drainage area which is so situated as not to be benefitted by the proposed trunk sewers or treatment plants, and for this purpose they shall have power to have made all surveys and maps necessary to locate and describe the boundaries.

  3.  The common sewer district commissioners shall qualify by taking an oath to faithfully and impartially perform their duties and when so qualified shall give notice by publication at least five times, in one or more newspapers having a general circulation in the proposed district, of the time and place where they will meet to consider and establish the boundaries.  The notice shall be given at least twenty days prior to the meeting, and the meeting place shall be in the courthouse of the county in which the major portion of the proposed district lies.

  4.  At the meeting the common sewer district commissioner first named in the order of appointment shall preside, and all persons residing or owning real property in the proposed district, or adjacent thereto, shall have the right to be heard as to the location of the boundaries of the proposed district; and the common sewer district commissioners or a majority of them after the hearing shall fix and determine the boundaries of the proposed district.

  5.  The common sewer district commissioners may adjourn from day to day until the hearings are complete, and for their services shall receive such compensation as may be determined by the circuit court which appoints them.  They may employ a competent person as stenographer and clerk, whose compensation shall be as set by the circuit court.


(L. 1967 p. 310 § 7, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1554 Revision)

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