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Title VII CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES

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  88.657.  Owners to have thirty days to make improvements. — The ordinance shall provide that after the publication thereof, the owners of the property affected by the improvement shall have thirty days from the date of the publication to make and complete the improvement provided for in the ordinance under direction of the city engineer and in conformity with the plans and specifications filed as provided for in section 88.653. At the end of said thirty days the owners of the land affected by the improvement shall cease to have a right to make the improvement by private contract and the council or other legislative body shall have power to cause a contract for said work to be let to the lowest and best bidder, on the plans and specifications filed as aforesaid with the city clerk by the city engineer or other proper officer, not less than one week's advertisement for bids thereon being made in some newspaper published in the city.  Where the bids for said work are above the estimates, or no bids are presented, or where bids presented are for any reason rejected, or where the contractor to whom the contract is awarded fails to enter into a written contract for the performance of said contract, or to execute the bonds required by ordinance within the time provided therefor, the council or other legislative body shall direct the clerk to readvertise for bids.  All county or other public property, cemeteries or railroad rights-of-way shall be subject to assessments as provided for by sections 88.787 and 88.790, relating to such lands.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7527)

Prior revision: 1929 § 7373


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