H. B. 4517
(By Delegates Prunty, Manchin and Caputo)
[Introduced February 11, 2000; referred to the
Committee on Political Subdivisions then Finance.]
A BILL to amend article six, chapter eight of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated section one-a,
relating to notice of intention to annex; and written notice
by certified mail to each freeholder of land in the area to be
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article six, chapter eight of the code of West Virginia,
one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by
adding thereto a new section, designated section one-a, to read as
ARTICLE 8. ANNEXATION.
§8-6-1a. Notice of annexation required; contents of notice.
For any intended annexation, whether by election, without an election or by minor boundary adjustment, the annexing
municipality, in addition to all other notices required under this
article, shall cause each and every freeholder of land lying in the
area to be annexed to be served, by certified mail, of a notice of
the municipality's intention to annex and the date, time and place
of any and all events essential to that annexation.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to assure that each
freeholder of land situate in an area sought to be annexed will
have notice of the fact of the intended annexation and the day,
time and place of events important to that process.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.