UNDERGROUND CONVERSION OF UTILITIES
50-2509. Filing and hearing of protests and requests for inclusion. At any time within the time specified in the notice, any owner of property liable to be assessed for said work may make written protest against the making of such improvement, or the creation of such district, or the benefits to be derived by the real property in the district, and any property owner desiring to be included in such district may make a written request for inclusion. Such protests or requests must be in writing and be delivered to the clerk of the governing body not later than 5 P.M. of the last day within said period.
At time and place specified in the notice, the governing body shall meet and shall proceed to hear and pass upon all protests and requests so made, and its decisions shall be final and conclusive. Such hearing may be adjourned from time to time to a fixed future time and place. If at any time during the hearing, it shall appear to the governing body that changes in the proposed improvements or the proposed district should be made, which, after consultation with the public utilities concerned, appear to affect either the cost or the feasibility of the improvement, the hearing shall be adjourned to a fixed time and place and a new cost and feasibility report shall be prepared on the basis of the contemplated changes. Notice and an opportunity to protest shall again be given on the basis of such contemplated changes.
If protests against the making of the improvement are received from the owners of more than two-thirds (2/3) of the assessable property within the proposed improvement district, the district and project shall be abandoned.
[50-2509, as added by 1971, ch. 212, sec. 1, p. 923.]