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

  Chapter 248back to chapter 248

  248.100.  Right-of-way through private property — proceedings. — 1.  If, in the judgment of the board of trustees, it is necessary to acquire rights-of-way or easements for drainage purposes through private property, it shall, by ordinance duly certified, call upon the authority of the city or county having the right to cause the condemnation of private property for public use, to procure such rights-of-way or easements by due process of law; or said board may obtain the same by purchase, gift or otherwise.  All costs of proceedings and damages allowed shall be paid out of the special drainage fund in the treasury of the city or county in which the property taken is situated.

  2.   The board of trustees of such drainage district, if it be necessary to cross, follow or traverse public streets, roads or alleys, or grounds held or used as public parks or places, shall have the right to do so upon the following conditions:  The board of trustees shall file with the county commission or mayor of the city having immediate jurisdiction over the street, road, alley or public park or place, a map showing the location and extent of the proposed occupancy for drainage purposes and a plan of the proposed works, which plan shall be so made and arranged as not to interfere with the ordinary and lawful use of said street, road, alley, public park or place, except during a reasonable time for the construction of the necessary works said map and plan to be subject to approval by the county commission or mayor of the city.

  3.   The entire expense of the works and restoration of the ground occupied to its former condition, as near as may be, shall be borne by the sanitary district.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12483)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10893; 1919 § 4588; 1909 § 5694


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