Section 11-88-80

Entire assessment due and payable upon default in payment of assessment or installments thereof; advertisement and sale of property assessed for improvement generally.

If the property owner who has not elected to pay in installments fails to pay his assessment within 30 days or, having elected to pay in installments, fails to pay the first installment in 30 days from the date of the assessment or makes default in the payment of any annual installment or the interest thereon, the whole of such assessment shall immediately become due and payable.

The officer designated by the authority to collect such assessments shall proceed to sell the property against which the assessment is made to the highest bidder for cash, but he shall first give notice by publication once a week for three consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in the county in which the property is located and of general circulation therein of the date and time of such sale and the purpose for which the same is made, together with a description of the property to be sold. If the said officer shall fail to advertise and sell any property on which the said payments or installments are past due, any user of the improvement or any holder of bonds of the series affected by the said failure shall have the right to apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a writ of mandamus requiring the said official to take such action and the said court shall, on proof, issue and enforce such writ.

(Acts 1973, No. 826, p. 1293, §41.)