WVC 19 - 21 - 12
§19-21-12. Board of appraisers.
After the board of supervisors has adopted the plan for
reclamation the secretary of such board shall file a certified
copy of same, together with a copy of the order of such board
approving "the plan for reclamation," with the clerk of the
circuit court in which the district was organized. The court
shall then in term time, or the judge in vacation, by an order,
appoint a board of three appraisers who are in no way interested
in such proceedings, for the purpose of assessing benefits and
damages that may result from the making of the improvements
described and set forth in "the plan for reclamation" approved by
the board of supervisors. The secretary of the board of
supervisors shall transmit to such board of appraisers a
certified copy of the petition and of "the plan for reclamation,"
which has been approved by the board of supervisors. The members
of the board of appraisers, at a meeting to be held within ten
days after their appointment, shall each take and subscribe to an
oath before the clerk of the court that they will faithfully and
impartially discharge their duties and make a true report of the
work done by them. If any person appointed as an appraiser fails
to take the oath within the prescribed time, he shall be deemed
as having declined the appointment and the court or judge shall
make further appointment either in term time or vacation. They
shall at the same meeting organize by electing one of their
number as chairman. A majority of said board of appraisers shall
constitute a quorum and shall control the action of the board on
all questions. The secretary of the board of supervisors shall furnish to the board of appraisers a complete list of lands and
corporate and other property described in the petition.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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