Chapter 12.04


12.04.010    Town council authority.

12.04.020    Notice to property owners.

12.04.030    Advertisement for bids – Conditions.

12.04.040    Council lets work – Supervision – Acceptance.

12.04.050    Assessment of abutting property to cover expenses.

12.04.060    Property assessments – Payment – Penalty.

12.04.010 Town council authority.

The town council whenever it deems it expedient to improve or repair any street, avenue, alley or other public place with the town by removing obstructions therefrom, grading, graveling or improving the same in any manner, may from time to time direct by resolution the improving or repairing as aforesaid the several streets or parts thereof which in their opinion ought to be improved or repaired. (Ord. 7 § 1, 1907).

12.04.020 Notice to property owners.

Whenever any street, avenue, alley or public place has been ordered improved or repaired as provided in Section 12.04.010, the town clerk shall prepare a written notice setting forth briefly the nature of the improvement, the points between which such work has been ordered, and the date of said order, for each known owner of abutting property, and deliver said notices to the town marshal who shall forthwith serve a copy thereof upon each resident owner affected by said improvement or repair, personally, and shall mail by registered letter a copy thereof to each non-resident property holder affected thereby, to his last known post office address. (Ord. 7 § 2, 1907).

12.04.030 Advertisement for bids – Conditions.

Within ten days after the service of said notices, the town clerk shall advertise for bids in some newspaper of general circulation in the county. This shall state briefly the nature of the work, where the same will be required, that the council reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and that all bids must be accompanied by five percent of the estimated cost of work, conditioned that if awarded the work, the bidder will execute a contract to do the work according to the plans and specifications, and file a sufficient bond in double the amount of the bid, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the contract. (Ord. 7 § 3, 1907).

12.04.040 Council lets work – Supervision – Acceptance.

The council shall let the work to the lowest and best bidder, provided that the council shall at any time have the right to reject any or all bids. All work done under the provisions of this chapter shall be payable in town warrants. All work shall be done under the supervision of the street committee, but must be accepted by a majority vote of the council in regular session. (Ord. 7 § 4, 1907).

12.04.050 Assessment of abutting property to cover expenses.

After the work provided for in this chapter has been accepted, the town clerk shall prepare a list of all the property abutting on said street, avenue, alley or public place, and shall assess all lands, lots or portions thereof separately for the full depth thereof in proportion to the benefits upon the property to be benefitted, sufficient to cover the total expense of the work to the center of the street on which it fronts. This assessment shall be approved by at least two members of the street committee, who shall refer it to the town council. After at least ten days notice published in some newspaper of general circulation in the county, or notice posted in three conspicuous places in the town, the council in regular session shall sit as a board of review and verify, correct and approve the assessments as made by the street committee. (Ord. 7 § 5, 1907).

12.04.060 Property assessments – Payment – Penalty.

The assessment roll shall thereafter be delivered to the town treasurer, who shall publish a notice in some newspaper of general circulation in the county, stating that said assessments shall be due and payable ten days from the date of publication, and shall become delinquent thirty days thereafter. All delinquent assessments shall bear interest at the rate of eight percent per annum, and may be enforced at any time in the manner provided by law. (Ord. 7 § 6, 1907).