Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20880 on 02/21/2011, Section 22-74 read as follows.


Upon the adoption of a resolution by the city council declaring it necessary to make any public improvement, as provided in this chapter, the council shall, in respect to all improvements to be paid for by special assessments and all other public improvements, the total estimated cost of which shall be seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500.00) or more, fix a time at which a public hearing in respect to such improvement shall be had. The council shall cause notice of the hearing to be published in a newspaper published in the city. The public hearing shall be held not less than ten (10) nor more than forty (40) days after the adoption of such resolution. All persons interested in this improvement shall be given an opportunity to be heard at this public hearing. After such hearing, the council may determine that it is or is not in the public interest that such improvement or any part thereof be made. If the city council determines to proceed with the project, the city clerk shall be directed to record a notice with the Boone County Recorder of Deeds. This notice shall contain the following information:   When a property owner is extending a water or sewer line to serve the owner’s property, the city may require the property owner to increase the size of the water or sewer line in order to provide adequate service to other areas. The city, in such cases, shall pay the property owner for the extra cost incurred in building the larger water or sewer line.  The city manager may authorize such projects involving city payments of up to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00).  Projects requiring city payments exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) must be authorized by the city council.

      (a)    Brief description of the improvement;

    (b)    Legal descriptions of the properties which may be specially assessed;

    (c)    Names of the property owners;

    (d)    Estimated amount of the special assessment; and

    (e)    Statement that when assessed, the special assessment shall be on file with the Director of Finance of the City of Columbia.


(Code 1964, § 14.390; Ord. No. 18879, § 1, 2-6-06; Ord. No. 20207, § 1, 3-2-09)

     Charter reference(s)--Similar provisions, § 75.