WVC 17 - 22 - 6
§17-22-6. Purchase or condemnation; powers of Commissioner of
Highways; payment to claimants.
The Commissioner of Highways is hereby authorized and
empowered to make acquisition of all of the property rights and
interest specified in section five of this article by purchase at
private sale or, in the event he is unable to do so, by proceeding
in eminent domain. Upon any such taking or acquisition pursuant to
the provisions of this article, just and full compensation for the
sign and leasehold interest shall be paid directly to the owner
thereof, and just and full compensation for the loss of the right
to erect and maintain signs shall be paid directly to the owner of
the affected real property. In any condemnation proceeding
involving such taking or acquisition by the state, the
commissioners or jury shall ascertain the compensation to which the
owner of the sign and leasehold interest is entitled, separate and
apart from the compensation to which the owner of the real property
is entitled, as provided and authorized in section eighteen,
article two, chapter fifty-four of this code.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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