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  242.280.  Exceptions heard and determined by circuit court — procedure. — 1.  The drainage district or any owner of land or other property in said district, may file exceptions to said report or to any assessment for either benefits or damages, within ten days after the last day of publication of the notice provided for in the preceding section.  All exceptions shall be heard by the court and determined in a summary manner so as to carry out liberally the purposes and needs of the district, and if it appears to the satisfaction of the court, after having heard and determined all of said exceptions, that the estimated cost of constructing the improvement contemplated in the plan for reclamation is less than the benefits assessed against the land and other property in said district, then the court shall approve and confirm said commissioners' report as so modified and amended.

  2.  The court may at any time before final confirmation or approval refer the report back to the commissioners with or without instructions, and when the report is again filed, notice shall be given in the form and for the time provided in section 242.270. Exceptions to the second report shall be filed within ten days after the date of the last day of publication, and heard and determined in a summary manner.

  3.  The court shall adjudge and apportion the costs incurred by the exceptions filed and shall condemn any land or other property, within or without the boundary lines of the district, that is shown by the report of the commissioners to be needed for rights-of-way, holding basins and other works, or that may be needed for material to be used in constructing said works, following, as nearly as possible, the procedure that is now provided for by law for the appropriation of land and other property taken for telegraph, telephone and railroad rights-of-way.

  4.  The clerk of said circuit court shall transmit a certified copy of the court decree and copy of the commissioners' report, as confirmed or amended by the court, to the secretary of the board of supervisors of the district, who shall make and transmit a certified copy of the said decree and that part of the said report affecting land in each county to the recorder of each county having lands in the district, or affected by the said report, where the same shall become a permanent record and each such recorder shall receive a fee of one dollar for receiving, filing and preserving the same.

  5.  Any person may appeal from the judgment of the court, and upon such appeal there may be determined either or both of the following questions: First, whether just compensation has been allowed for property appropriated and, second, whether proper damages have been allowed for property prejudicially affected by the improvements.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12338)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10757; 1919 § 4392; 1909 § 5518


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