(a) After the creation of an assessment district and the appointment of the board thereof, the board shall provide by resolution for the construction of the project, and shall also provide in the same or subsequent resolutions for the supervision of such work by a professional engineer, governmental agency or any other person designated by the board. The board may provide for the construction of the project by one of the two following methods, or any combination thereof:
(1) If there exists another governmental agency with the experience, knowledge and authority to construct the project, the board may elect to enter into a contract with such agency for the construction of all or part of the project or for any other service necessary or incident to the construction of the project, in which case such governmental agency shall be responsible for entering into contracts, subject to the board's approval, with such other persons as may be necessary or incident to the construction of the project; or
(2) The board may elect to enter into one or more contracts with such contractors and other persons as may be necessary or incident to the construction of the project, in which case it shall provide notice to the public and appropriate contractor associations of the general nature of the project, and shall designate in such notice the place where detailed plans, drawings and specifications of the project may be reviewed, and call for sealed proposals for construction of the project by a date not earlier than ten days after the last of such publications. Such notice shall be published as a Class II-O 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 the assessment district. All contracts for work on any project, the expense of which will exceed five hundred dollars, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder therefor, and the board may impose such conditions as it may deem necessary upon the bidders with regard to bond and surety, guaranteeing the good faith and responsibility of such bidders, and the faithful performance of such work according to contract, or for any other purpose. The board may reject any and all bids, and if it rejects all bids notices shall be published as originally required before any other bids may be received. The board may let portions of the work necessary to complete a project under different contracts.
(b) The resolution described in subsection (a) of this section shall also provide for payment of the cost of the project. The board shall provide in such resolution for the payment by (1) persons owning property abutting a wastewater or water project, in the case of such a project; (2) persons owning property on which a flood relief project, as defined in subparagraph (1) or (2), subsection (g), section two of this article, is constructed, in the case of such a project; or (3) persons owning property protected by a flood relief project, as defined in subparagraph (3), subsection (g), section two of this article, in the case of such a project, of the cost of the work in equal installments payable over a period of not less than five years nor more than ten years from the date of assessment, with interest payable from the date of assessment at such rate or rates as the board may determine are necessary or appropriate, and shall fix the number of installments in which the amounts assessed shall be payable: Provided, That upon failure of the owner of the property assessed to pay any installment as and when due, and if such default continues for sixty days after receipt of written notice of the default, then at the option of the holder of the assessment certificates applicable to such property, the entire balance due may be declared immediately due and payable and the holder of the certificates may forthwith proceed to enforce the collection thereof in accordance with this article. Delivery of notice of default shall be deemed complete upon the delivery of such notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, directed to the address of the property owner in default as shown on the face of the assessment certificate, or such other address provided in writing to the holder of the certificate subsequent to theissuance thereof.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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