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Chapter 243

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  243.070.  Remonstrance may be filed — judgment, effect. — 1.  Not later than ten days after the last day of publication of the notice provided for in section 243.060, any person interested in land or other property that will be affected by the organization of the proposed drainage district or by said proposed improvement, may file, in the office of the county clerk, a written remonstrance against or objection to the petition or report of the viewers, setting forth therein his grievance, which shall be, by the county commission, heard and determined, in a summary manner.

  2.  If, after hearing and determining all such objections, the county commission finds that the owners of a majority in acreage of the proposed district are petitioners or have joined in the prayer of said petition, by motion, or otherwise, then the county commission shall, or if less than a majority, the county commission, in its discretion, may find in favor of making the improvement.  The petitioners shall be released from their liability and bond when the county commission shall find in favor of making the improvement.  If the county commission finds in favor of making the improvement, it shall, by order of record, incorporate the land and other property described in the report of the viewers and engineer or any part thereof into a drainage district for the purpose of this chapter, and shall designate the same by number.

  3.  Such district shall be a body corporate and a political subdivision of the state, shall possess the usual powers of a corporation for public purposes, shall be capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name and shall be capable of holding such real and personal property as may be at any time either donated to or acquired by it in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or of which it may be rightfully possessed at the time of the passage of this chapter.

  4.  If the county commission shall find against the improvement, it shall dismiss the petition and proceedings at the cost of the petitioners, and shall issue an itemized bill of all costs and expenses, in like manner and with like effect as fee bills are issued by the clerk of the circuit court.


(RSMo 1939 § 12403)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10814; 1919 § 4482; 1909 §§ 5582, 5583

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