Section 107-061; Ord. 18879; Amending Chapter 22 of the City Code as it relates to notice to property owners of impending special assessments for public improvements


Ordinance No. 18879                            Council Bill No. B 24-06

     AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 22 of the City Code as it relates to notice to property owners of impending special assessments for public improvements; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.    Chapter 22 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 22-74. Public hearings; time of holding; notice.

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 such resolution to be published in some daily newspaper and published in the city for seven (7) consecutive insertions, and the public hearing shall be held not less than ten (10) nor more than thirty (30) 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:

     (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.

    SECTION 2.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 6th day of February, 2006.