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Section 723.431 | Removal or repair of street railway.


At the time of or subsequent to the adoption by the legislative authority of a municipal corporation of a resolution declaring it necessary to improve, pave, repave, surface, or resurface a street or other public thoroughfare, in which are located rails, ties, roadbed, or tracks owned or operated by a street railway company which have become worn out or defective, such legislative authority may by resolution declare the necessity of requiring such company, at the time the street or thoroughfare is torn up for such improvement to remove, renew, replace, repair, or reconstruct the rails, ties, roadbed, and tracks therein in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by the engineer of such municipal corporation. Such plans and specifications, together with the engineer's estimate of the cost shall be on file and open to public inspection in the office of the clerk of the legislative authority.

A certified copy of such resolution, together with a written notice setting forth the time in which the company may file objections shall be sent to the company by certified mail. Such objections shall be heard by the legislative authority at the next regular meeting and the decision of the legislative authority shall be final.

If such objections are filed, and after holding such hearing, the legislative authority may, by ordinance, order and require that at the time at which the street or other public thoroughfare is torn up for such improvement, paving, repaving, surfacing, or resurfacing, the company owning or operating such rails, ties, roadbed, and tracks shall renew, replace, reconstruct, or repair them in accordance with the plans and specifications. Any modifications or corrections thereof that are made by the legislative authority and a certified copy of such ordinance shall be sent to such company by certified mail.

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