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Section 9-205 Objections, Claims for Damages.

At the time of hearing, if the Council finds that no claims for structural damages have been presented by property owners and that any objections filed do not represent three-fifths in area of the property affected, the Council may by ordinance make such change of grade without awarding damages and without further proceedings, or may determine that a further report concerning damages to owners of property injured and benefits to owners of property specially benefitted should be made by the City Engineer. If the Council finds that the owners of more than three-fifths in area of the property affected have filed written objections, no further proceedings shall be taken for a period of six (6) months, except on petition of the owners of more than half in area of the affected property, or unless the Council determines that an award of damages shall be made for probable injuries to property. If the Council determines at the hearing that there are probable injuries to affected property as a result of the proposed change, then the Council may direct the City Engineer to report on damages and benefits. All owners' claims for damages shall be verified and shall state the facts upon which the claim is based and the amount thereof. [Nov. 7, 1922, new sec. 260; 1928 pub., sec. 260; 1942 recod., sec. 9-205; am. Nov. 8, 1966; am. Nov. 3, 1992.]