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Title XV LANDS, LEVEES, DRAINAGE, SEWERS AND PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY

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  248.020.  Sanitary district — commission to determine boundaries, general provisions. — 1.  The circuit court or courts so petitioned are hereby authorized to appoint three disinterested persons, one of whom shall be a civil engineer or surveyor, as commissioners to lay out and define the boundaries of the proposed sanitary district.

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

  3.   Said commissioners shall qualify by taking 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 said boundaries.  Said notice shall be given at least twenty days prior to the meeting and the meeting place shall be in the courthouse of the county, or city hall of the city.

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

  5.   The commissioners may adjourn from day to day until the hearing shall be complete, and for their services shall receive ten dollars per day each, for each day of actual service.  They may employ a competent person as stenographer and clerk, whose compensation shall be five dollars per day.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12477)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10887; 1919 § 4582; 1909 § 5688


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