Section 11-52-52

Filing of tentative report of board of appraisers; notice of filing of report and of period for filing objections thereto; meeting of board of appraisers as to objections and transmittal of report to council; approval or disapproval of report by council; payment of compensation to property owners generally; effect of failure of council to approve report or provide for payment of compensation within 90 days.

The board of appraisers shall, within 90 days after the time fixed for the filing of claims, file its tentative report with the clerk of the council, setting forth its findings as to the amounts of compensation to be paid the respective owners of the lands included within the lines of such reservations as located on the approved plat. Thereupon the clerk of the council shall publish once a week for two consecutive weeks in at least two newspapers of general circulation in the municipality the fact of the filing of the report of the appraisers and specify a period of 30 days from and after the date of the first such publication within which objections to the report may be filed with the clerk of the council. If objections are filed within said period, then the clerk of the council shall cause the board of appraisers to hold a meeting at which said objections shall be transmitted to the board, and the board may modify its report. The report in its original form or, if modified, in its modified form shall be transmitted to the council by its clerk. Before passing on the report, the council may return it to the board of appraisers for reconsideration, and the board may, upon further consideration, transmit its former or a modified report to the council. The council may approve or disapprove the report.

If the report is approved by the council, the council shall provide for the payment of amounts of compensation set forth in the report within 90 days after the filing of the report with council. In the case of those property owners who file claims, payments shall be made through the clerk of the council, who shall notify the claimants at the addresses given upon the claims filed with him. Payments to all other persons shall be made through the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which the reserved location is situated by the payment to said clerk of the amounts awarded to such persons, notice of distribution to such persons to be given and made as may be provided by a rule or order of said court. Payments made as aforesaid to the clerk of the council or clerk of said court within said 90 days shall be deemed compliance with the above requirements for payment within 90 days.

If the council disapproves the report or fails to provide for such payment within said 90 days, such disapproval or failure shall be deemed a dismissal of the proceedings and a cancellation of the plat and an abandonment of the reservations of the street locations as shown on the plat, with the same liability of the municipality for expenses as provided in Section 11-52-51 in the case of abandonment by resolution, and thereupon the clerk of the council shall cause to be transmitted to the probate judge of the county an attested statement of such abandonment.

(Acts 1935, No. 534, p. 1126; Code 1940, T. 37, §806.)