Section 11-48-29

Fixing of amount of assessments by council and effect thereof; reduction, abatement, etc., of assessments generally.

(a) At such meeting or any adjourned meeting the council shall proceed by order or resolution to fix the amount of the assessment against each lot or tract of land described and included in said assessment roll, and all such assessments from the date of such order or resolution shall be and constitute a lien on the respective lots or parcels of land upon which they are levied superior to all other liens, except those of the state and county for taxes.

(b) The council shall have no power to reduce or abate an assessment made for public improvements after such assessments shall have been made final, unless an appeal shall have been taken from such assessments within the time prescribed by law, except as provided in Sections 11-48-30 and 11-48-31, but this provision shall not affect the power of such council to split an assessment between two or more parties as now provided by law.

(Code 1907, §1384; Code 1923, §2199; Acts 1927, No. 639, p. 753; Code 1940, T. 37, §538.)