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Section 9-501 Assessment District; Remonstrances.

When the Council has declared its intention to construct a sewer or sewer system and has fixed the boundaries of the assessment district to be benefitted and assessed therefor, the Auditor shall mail notice of such intention to the property owners within the proposed district, in accordance with procedures prescribed by ordinance. The procedures shall provide that an owner of any property within the proposed assessment district or such owner's agent who files proof of his or her authority, may file with the Auditor a written remonstrance against the proposed sewer or the plans therefor, and the Council, upon hearing the remonstrance, may discontinue proceedings in the matter. The period for filing of written objections or remonstrances shall be set by ordinance but shall not exceed sixty days from the date notice is mailed. The Council, however, may overrule any and all remonstrances and may order the improvement. The Council also may require changes in the proposed plans or changes in the boundaries of the proposed assessment district, and declare by resolution its intention to proceed on the revised basis. Such resolution shall be published and remonstrance period given as in the first instance. The improvement shall conform substantially to the plans and specifications adopted by the Council. [New sec. Nov. 8, 1966; am. Nov. 3, 1992.]