Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20880 on 02/21/2011, Section 22-73 read as follows.

    Whenever the city council shall deem it necessary to start proceedings to make any public improvements which are to be begun by the adoption of a resolution by the council, they shall instruct the city manager to cause the city official charged with the responsibility for such improvement under the charter to make an estimate of the cost of the improvement proposed to be made, and such city official shall without delay make such estimate and submit the same to the city council as soon thereafter as may be practicable; provided, however, that no estimate shall be submitted by such city official until he has had an adequate opportunity to make a thorough study of the problems involved.   Not withstanding any other provisions of this code, interested party meetings shall not be required for any of the following:

    (1)    Ordinary maintenance of public improvements.

    (2)    Projects where there are no obvious interested parties.

(Code 1964, § 14.380)

    State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 88.520(3).