Section 11-48-16

Manner of assessment of costs of improvements generally - Sewers, swamp drainage, seawalls, levees, etc.

(a) When the improvement consists of a sanitary or storm water sewer or sewers or a sanitary or storm water sewer system, including sewage treatment or sewage disposal plants, the cost of any part thereof may be assessed in fair proportion against the frontage of the property drained by said sewer system or against all the lots or parcels of land lying within the district drained, served, or benefited, but the assessment shall not exceed the increased value of such property by reason of the special benefits derived from the improvement.

(b) When the improvement consists of the draining of swamps or the elevating, filling, reclamation, or draining of submerged, inundated, or overflowed land, then the council shall have the power and authority, after the completion and acceptance of such improvement, to assess the cost thereof or any part thereof upon or against the property so drained, elevated, or reclaimed and specially benefited thereby to the extent of the increased value of such property by reason of the special benefits derived by such property from such improvement.

(c) When such improvement consists of the construction of seawalls, dikes, levees, embankments, or other protection against seas, waves, storms, floods, waters, or rivers, then the council shall have power and authority, after the completion and acceptance thereof, to assess the cost of constructing said improvement or any part thereof upon or against the property abutting on such improvement and all other property protected or specially benefited thereby to the extent of the increased value of such property by reason of the special benefits derived by such property from such improvement.

(Code 1907, §1371; Code 1923, §2186; Acts 1927, No. 639, p. 753; Code 1940, T. 37, §525.)