§54-2-8. Powers of commissioners; hearings; view of property.
Any three of the commissioners may act in the absence of the
others, and any one of them may sign and issue subpoenas for
witnesses in like manner as a justice, and with like effect; and
may swear any witness who appears before them, that the evidence
which he will give relating to the matters to be reported upon by
the said commissioners shall be the truth, the whole truth, and
nothing but the truth. They may adjourn their sessions from time
to time as shall be necessary; and any person interested may attend
in person or by attorney, produce and examine witnesses, read
depositions duly taken, and other proper evidence, and be heard, if
he requests it, in support of his rights, according to the usages
and rules of law.
A view of the property to be taken shall not be required
unless a demand therefor is made by a party in interest. In the
event a court commissioner is appointed to preside over and
supervise all of the hearings to be held by a condemnation
commission pursuant to the provisions of section seven-b of this
article such court commissioner shall go with the commissioners and
shall control the proceedings.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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