Section 11-48-30

Reduction or abatement of assessments on property owned by government or charitable organizations in municipalities having population of 20,000 or less - Authority generally; reconveyance of property acquired through foreclosure of assessment.

The council of any town or city having a population of less than 20,000 people according to the last federal census or which shall hereafter have such a population according to any such census that may be taken hereafter shall have the power to reduce or abate any assessments heretofore or hereafter made for public improvements in such town or city in cases where such assessments have been levied or attempted to be levied against property owned by the State of Alabama or by such town or city or by the county in which such town or city is located or owned by any church, hospital, or other charitable organization, whether or not such assessment shall have been made final and the time to appeal therefrom expired.

Such council may also convey, with or without consideration, to the State of Alabama or to the county in which such town or city is located or to any church, hospital, or other charitable organization any property which such town or city had acquired through foreclosure of an assessment and any conveyance heretofore made by any such town or city, with or without consideration, to any of the class defined in this section is hereby ratified, confirmed, validated, and approved.

(Acts 1939, No. 94, p. 126; Code 1940, T. 37, §539; Acts 1945, No. 325, p. 527.)