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Chapter 242

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  242.310.  Amendment of plan of reclamation procedure — appointment of commissioners. — 1.  The board of supervisors for and in behalf of any drainage district, organized under sections 242.010 to 242.690, may file a petition in the office of the clerk of the court organizing said district, asking permission to amend or change the plan for reclamation.  Said petition shall specifically set forth the change or amendment desired and in case commissioners have already appraised the values of lands to be taken for works set out in the plan for reclamation sought to be amended and assessed the benefits and damages to the lands, said petition shall ask for the appointment of three commissioners to appraise the land to be taken for use in the district, assess benefits and damages accruing to the lands of and property affected by the proposed amendment or change.

  2.  Upon the filing of the said petition the clerk of said circuit court shall cause a notice to be given to all the owners of land and other property situated in said district.  Said notice shall be given by publication in some newspaper published in the county in which said district was organized and said notice may be in the following form, and shall be deemed sufficient for all purposes herein:


State of Missouri )
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County of ______ )
To the owners and all other persons interested in the land and corporate property of ______ district of Missouri:
You, and each of you, are hereby notified that the ______ drainage district of Missouri, by its board of supervisors, has filed in the office of the circuit clerk of ______ County, Missouri, its petition praying said circuit court for permission to amend or change (as the case may be) its plan for reclamation and unless you show cause to the contrary on or before the ______ day of ______, 20______, the prayer of said petition may be granted and said plan for reclamation may be amended and changed accordingly, and commissioners appointed to appraise property and to assess benefits and damages accruing to the lands or properties affected by such changes.
Clerk, Circuit Court ______ County.




Said notice shall be inserted once a week for two consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in each county having lands in the district.

  3.  Any owner of land or property affected by the proposed change or amendment shall have a right to file his objections to the granting of the prayer of said petition within ten days after the last publication of the notice herein provided for.  Said court shall hear said petition and any objections that may be filed against said petition in a summary manner, and if it should appear from the testimony offered that the objections should be sustained and that the plan for reclamation should not be changed, or amended, then the court shall dismiss the petition.  But if it shall appear from the testimony offered that the prayer of said petition should be granted in whole or in part, the court shall allow and decree such change, or amendment.  The clerk of said circuit court shall make a certified copy of such finding and judgment and furnish the same to the secretary of the board of supervisors who shall preserve the same in his office.

  4.  At the same session of the court at which the plan for reclamation is amended, changed or extended, the court may appoint three commissioners who shall possess the qualifications defined in section 242.240, to view the lands and other property affected by such change in the plan for reclamation and to assess said lands and property with the benefits and damages accruing thereto on account of the execution of the plan for reclamation as changed or amended, and said commissioners shall make a report to the court of their finding, after which the same proceeding shall be had concerning said report as is now provided for hearing objections to original reports appraising lands and assessing benefits and damages; provided, that if said district shall have outstanding any bonds or other negotiable evidences of indebtedness, any new assessment of benefit made in accordance with this section shall not diminish the total amount of the unpaid assessed benefits in said districts more than ten percent, or below one hundred and twenty-five percent, of the amount of the principal of such bond and other negotiable certificates of indebtedness issued by said district.


(RSMo 1939 § 12367, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1634)

Prior revision: 1929 § 10786

Effective 1-2-79

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