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WVC 8-18-3 §8-18-3. Notice to abutting owners before authorizing improvements; form of notice; affidavit of publication.
Before the adoption of such ordinance or resolution of necessity or convenience, the governing body shall cause notice to be given to owners of abutting property that such ordinance or resolution will be considered before adoption at a public meeting of the governing body at a date, time and place named in the notice and that all persons shall at that meeting, or an adjournment thereof, be given an opportunity to protest or be heard concerning the adoption or rejection of said ordinance or resolution. Such notice to owners of property abutting on the portion of the street, alley, public way or easement, or sewer right-of-way or easement, to be improved may be by service on such owners in the manner in which process commencing a civil action under the laws of this state is permitted to be served at least ten days before said meeting. In lieu of such service of such notice, the following described notice, or one in substantially the same form, may be given, and shall be deemed to have been served on all such owners of abutting property, by publication of such notice as a Class II legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions of article three, chapter fifty-nine of this code, and the publication area for such publication shall be such municipality:

"NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS OR CORPORATIONS OWNING PROPERTY ABUTTING ON ............................ (here describe the portion of the street, alley, public way or easement, or sewer right-of-way or easement, to be improved) IN THE ............................. (city, town or village) OF ........................... (name of municipality):

Proposals have been made to the .......................... (council, board of directors, commissioners or other governing body) of the ............................. (city, town or village) of ....................... (name of municipality) to permanently improve the portion of the ................. (street, alley, public way or easement, or sewer right-of-way or easement) above described in ..................................... (name of municipality) by ......................... (grading, regrading, paving, repaving, surfacing, resurfacing, curbing or recurbing, building or renewing of sidewalks, or the constructing of sanitary or storm sewers, or other general description of the proposed improvements) as the ................................... (council, board of directors, commissioners or other governing body) may deem proper, and to assess the cost of such improvements on the property abutting said portion of said .......................... (street, alley, public way or easement, or sewer right-of-way or easement).

The proposals to make such improvements, and the plans, specifications, profiles and estimates therefor, will be considered by the ........................... (council, board of directors, commissioners or other governing body) at a public meeting to be held on the ......... day of ............., 19......, at ...... M. at .................. Any abutting owner or interested party will be given an opportunity to protest or be heard at said meeting or an adjournment thereof.

........................... (name of recorder)

........................... (official position)."

An affidavit of publication of the notice, made by the newspaper publisher, or some person authorized to do so on behalf of such publisher, and a copy of the notice shall be made a part of the minutes of the governing body and spread on its records of the meeting described in the notice. The service of said notice upon all persons owning any interest in any property abutting upon any portion of said street, alley, public way or easement, or sewer right-of-way or easement, to be improved shall conclusively be deemed to have been given when such newspaper publication shall have been completed.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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