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Chapter 8     Entire Code
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Chapter 8  |  Article 8 - 30

1 - PURPOSE AND SHORT TITLE; DEFINI

2 - CREATION OF MUNICIPALITIES

3 - FRAMING AND ADOPTING AN ORIGINA

3A - GOVERNMENT OF CLASS IV TOWNS O

4 - FRAMING AND ADOPTING A CHARTER

5 - ELECTION, APPOINTMENT, QUALIFIC

6 - ANNEXATION

7 - DECREASE OF CORPORATE LIMITS

8 - CONSOLIDATION OF MUNICIPALITIES

9 - PROCEEDINGS OF GOVERNING BODIES

10 - POWERS AND DUTIES OF CERTAIN

11 - POWERS AND DUTIES WITH RESPEC

12 - GENERAL AND SPECIFIC POWERS,

13 - TAXATION AND FINANCE

13A - BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRIC

13B - DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT DISTR

13C - MUNICIPAL TAX IN LIEU OF BUS

14 - LAW AND ORDER; POLICE FORCE O

14A - MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS AN

15 - FIRE FIGHTING; FIRE COMPANIES

15A - STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL F

16 - MUNICIPAL PUBLIC WORKS; REVEN

17 - LOW COST IMPROVEMENTS

18 - ASSESSMENTS TO IMPROVE STREET

19 - MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY WATERWOR

20 - COMBINED SYSTEMS

20A - NEIGHBORHOOD REHABILITATION

21 - BOARD OF PARK AND RECREATION

22 - RETIREMENT BENEFITS GENERALLY

22A - WEST VIRGINIA MUNICIPAL POLI

23 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

24 - PLANNING AND ZONING

25 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

26 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

26A - MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY HISTORI

27 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

27A - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

28 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

29 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

29A - COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITIES

29B - AIRPORT SECURITY

30 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -
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31 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

32 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

33 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

34 - JUDICIAL REVIEW

35 - DISSOLUTION OF MUNICIPALITIES

36 - CONSTITUTIONALITY AND SEVERAB

37 - MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL STABILIZA

38 - MUNICIPAL ECONOMIC OPPORTUNIT

WVC 8- CHAPTER 8. MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS.
WVC -30- ARTICLE 30. INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -- FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS.

WVC 8-30-1 §8-30-1. Establishment and operation of flood control projects by municipalities and counties.
Any municipality or county may establish, construct, maintain and operate for such municipality or county a flood control project, including the removal of accumulated snags and other debris from and the clearing and straightening of the channel of navigable streams and tributaries thereof, and any such municipality or county may accept any and all benefits, moneys, services and assistance from the federal government in connection with any agreement as authorized by federal statutes and laws relating to flood control, and any such municipality or county under such agreements as are required by section 701c, Title 33, United States Code or other federal statutes is hereby empowered and authorized to give assurances satisfactory to the secretary of the army or other proper federal authority that such municipality or county will: (a) Provide without cost to the United States, all lands, easements and right-of-ways necessary for the construction of the project; (b) hold and save the United States free from damages due to the construction works; and (c) maintain and operate all the works after completion in accordance with regulations prescribed by the secretary of the army.

Any such municipality or county is hereby further empowered and authorized to levy, within all constitutional and statutory limitations, for the maintenance or operation of a flood control project; to purchase land situate therein for the same; to institute condemnation proceedings for the acquiring of any land required under the flood control project; and to authorize the issuance and sale of bonds within all constitutional and statutory limitations, as is provided under general law for the issuance and sale of bonds by municipalities and counties for public purposes generally. Any levy shall be equal and uniform throughout the municipality or county, as the case may be. Real or personal property or moneys may also be acquired for such purpose by gifts to such municipality or county.

Any municipality or county is hereby empowered and authorized to adopt zoning ordinances restricting the use of the lands and the construction of buildings and structures within the flood control area and one hundred feet on each side thereof and to enforce such ordinances by fine or imprisonment, or both, in the circuit court of the county in which the offense occurred in the case of a county ordinance, or by injunction proceedings in the circuit court of the county in which the offense occurred. Prosecution for violation of any such municipal ordinance shall be as in any other municipal ordinance violation case.

The power and authority granted by this section may be exercised by any municipality or county in cooperation with each other or separately where such flood control project is located, regardless of the sponsoring agency of such project.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§ 8 - 13 - 22 A - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 415
PASSED - Regular Session

SB415 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/10/2016)
Lengthening maximum term of negotiable certificates of deposit municipal funds can hold
§ 8 - 12 - 5 G - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 686
PASSED - Regular Session

SB686 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
Authorizing local governing authorities hold sanctioned motor vehicle races on roads, streets or airports under their jurisdiction
§ 8 - 12 - 16 D - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2801
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2801 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/09/2016)
Permitting county commissions and municipalities to designate areas of special interest which will not affect the use of property in those areas
§ 8 - 13 - 24 - (New Code)
§ 8 - 13 - 25 - (New Code)
§ 8 - 13 - 26 - (New Code)
§ 8 - 13 - 27 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4163
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4163 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/02/2016)
Providing the authority and procedure for municipalities to give notice to, and publish the names of, entities delinquent in paying business and occupation taxes
§ 8 - 16 - 17 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 27 - 16 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4265
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4265 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Relating to payment by the West Virginia Municipal Bond Commission or state sinking fund commission or the governing body issuing the bonds
§ 8 - 22 A- 2 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 22 A- 6 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 22 A- 32 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 22 A- 33 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4519
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4519 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Allowing certain municipalities to elect to participate in the West Virginia Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
§ 8 - 38 - 5 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 7 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 8 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 12 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 14 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 23 - (New Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 24 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4612
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4612 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Relating generally to tax increment financing and economic opportunity development districts
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