WVC 7 - 20 - 21
§7-20-21. Relocation of public utility lines or facilities to
accommodate special infrastructure project.
(a) In the event a county commission determines that any
public utility line or facility located upon, across or under any
portion of a street, avenue, highway, road or other public place or
way shall be temporarily or permanently readjusted, removed,
relocated, changed in grade or otherwise altered (each and all
hereinafter for convenience referred to as "relocation") in order
to accommodate any infrastructure project undertaken pursuant to
the provisions of this article, the cost of the relocation shall be
borne by the county commission.
(b) For purposes of this section, the term "cost of
relocation" shall include the entire amount paid by such utility,
exclusive of any right-of-way costs incurred by such utility,
properly attributable to such relocation after deducting therefrom
any increase in the value of the new line or facility and salvage
derived from the old line or facility.
(c) The cost of relocating utility lines or facilities, as
defined herein, in connection with any special infrastructure
project is hereby declared to be a cost of the project.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session