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Title VII CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES

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  88.637.  May open, vacate and improve streets. — The council shall have power to create, open and improve any public square, street, avenue, alley or other highway, old or new, and also to vacate or discontinue the same whenever deemed necessary or expedient; provided, that all damages sustained by the citizens of the city, or the owners of the property therein, shall be ascertained as prescribed in that portion of sections 88.497 to 88.647 relating to the condemnation of private property for public use; and provided further, that whenever any public square, street, avenue or alley or other highway shall be vacated, the same shall revert to the owners of the adjacent lots in proportion as it was taken from them; and still further provided, that when the grade of any street or alley shall have been once established by ordinance, it shall not be lawful to change such grade without making compensation to all persons owning real estate on such street or square, avenue, alley or other highway who may be damaged by such change of grade, to be determined and governed in all respects with reference to benefits and damages as is provided in sections 88.497 to 88.647.

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(RSMo 1939 § 6995)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 6849; 1919 § 8331; 1909 § 9258


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