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  88.806.  Sidewalk improvement (cities, under 10,000). — Whenever the council of any town or city shall determine to have any sidewalk built or repaired, as contemplated by section 88.804, the said council shall cause at least ten days' notice, in writing, to be served on the owner or owners of any such property or lot in said town or city which said notice shall require such owner or owners of such property or lot to begin to build, repair and complete the building and repairing of any such sidewalk in a reasonable time thereafter; which said notice shall contain a description of each property or lot as aforesaid, and a general description of the character of such sidewalk, giving the length and breadth of such sidewalk and the material of which all or any part thereof shall be composed; and if, at the expiration of fifteen days after the service of said notice, if in writing, or if by publication, at the end of four weeks after such publication, said owner or owners, as aforesaid, shall not, in good faith, have commenced to build and repair any such sidewalk as aforesaid, and complete the same in a reasonable time thereafter in the judgment of the council, said council shall cause such sidewalk to be built or repaired at the expense of such town or city, the cost and expense of which shall constitute a lien on the property or lot along which such sidewalk may be built or repaired as aforesaid, and the said town or city may enforce the said lien against such property or lot in any court of competent jurisdiction, and a bill duly certified by the treasurer of such town or city to be a true and correct statement of the amount expended or paid by the town or city for the construction or repair of such sidewalk shall be prima facie evidence in any court that the amount therein stated is correct and constitutes a legal lien against the property or lot along which said sidewalk is constructed or repaired as aforesaid; provided, the owner or owners of said property or lot may pay into the treasury of said town or city the cost and expense of building or repairing said sidewalk by the town or city, at any time before the sale of the said property or lot for such cost and expense.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7446)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 7293; 1919 § 8708; 1909 § 9586

CROSS REFERENCE:

Sidewalks to have wheelchair ramps, when required, 71.365


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