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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 20.14 Street Openings and Dedications

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Chapter 20.14
Street Openings and Dedications

Sections:

20.14.010 Subdivision plans.
20.14.020 Notice to Alderman of dedication.
20.14.030 Quitclaim deeds--Issuance.
20.14.040 Quitclaim deeds--Payments.
20.14.050 Redemption of property.
20.14.060 Notice to be given.
20.14.070 Plats to be furnished City Counselor.
20.14.080 Placing signs in streets or alleys to be vacated.
20.14.090 Street or alley vacation processing fee.

20.14.010 Subdivision plans.

All plans of subdivisions, additions or partitions, containing dedications of streets, avenues, boulevards or alleys, shall be submitted to the Board of Public Service. After having been examined and approved by the Board, the subdivision, addition or partition shall be a part of the general plan for the location and grade of the streets within the City, and the Board of Public Service, through the President thereof, shall endorse thereon that the same is in accordance with the general plan of the City; provided, however, that in all cases where any lands within the City are subdivided or laid out in blocks, lots or sublots, the map or plat thereof shall bear the certificate of a responsible surveyor to the effect that the streets thereon represented are correctly shown and located, and they shall be designated as streets, if they have been or are dedicated or opened according to law, or as proposed streets if opening is incomplete.
(Ord. No. 68604, 3, 3-16-2010.)

20.14.020 Notice to Alderman of dedication.

Whenever a petition or request is received by the Board of Public Service to approve a dedication or grant, absolute or conditional, of a highway, street, boulevard, parkway, or alley, under the provisions of Section 5(a) of Article XIII of the Charter, the Board of Public Service is directed to notify the Alderman of the ward in which the proposed dedication or grant is sought by mail within seventy-two hours after receipt of the request or petition that the petition or request has been made of such board.
(Ord. No. 68604, 3, 3-16-2010.)

20.14.030 Quitclaim deeds--Issuance.

The Mayor and Comptroller are authorized and directed to issue quitclaim deeds to the parties from whom the City acquired title, or to their legal representatives, for all property bought by the City for assessments of benefits in opening streets and alleys.
(Ord. No. 68604, 3, 3-16-2010.)

20.14.040 Quitclaim deeds--Payments.

Before any deed described in Section 20.14.030 shall issue the amount of the purchase money paid by the City for the property, and also all money expended by the City on account of the property, together with interest at the rate of six percent per year, from the date of purchase and expenditure of money aforesaid, and costs, shall be paid into the City Treasury, and a receipt for the same filed with the Comptroller. Thereupon a deed shall issue for the property so redeemed; provided, however, that in all cases in which the City has purchased any real property, or any interest therein, under a judgment or execution in a street or alley proceeding, the parties from whom the City acquired title, or their legal representatives shall pay the sum hereinabove provided within the period of one (1) year from the date the property was purchased; provided further, that in all cases in which the City has heretofore purchased any real property, or any interest therein, prior to March 14, 1941, under a judgment or execution in a street or alley proceeding, the parties from whom the City acquired title, or their legal representatives shall have the right to redeem the property as provided herein by paying the sum provided within the period of one year from March 14, 1941.
(Ord. No. 68604, 3, 3-16-2010.)

20.14.050 Redemption of property.

In all cases in which the City has purchased any real property or any interest therein, under a judgment or execution in a street or alley proceeding originating prior to October 22, 1876, or there exists an unsatisfied special assessment of the above character in favor of the City, the property affected may be redeemed upon the following conditions:

A. In cases where the property was purchased by the City under a judgment or execution, there shall be paid into the City Treasury one-half of the amount of purchase money named in the deed and thereupon a deed shall issue for the property so redeemed, provided, however, that this section shall not apply to property of which the City is in possession;

B. In cases where there exists an unsatisfied special assessment of the character described above there shall be paid into the City Treasury one-half of the amount of the original assessment, and thereupon the special assessment shall be marked satisfied on the records in the Comptroller's office, provided, property heretofore acquired by the City under this section may be redeemed as provided herein, by the parties from whom the City acquired title, or their legal representatives,, within one year from March 14, 1941.
(Ord. No. 68604, 3, 3-16-2010.)

20.14.060 Notice to be given.

The Comptroller is authorized to notify the parties interested herein, in such manner as to him shall seem most expedient.
(Ord. No. 68604, 3, 3-16-2010.)

20.14.070 Plats to be furnished City Counselor.

Whenever the Board of Aldermen shall provide by ordinance for establishing, opening, widening or altering any boulevard, street, avenue, alley, wharf, marketplace or public square or route for a sewer or water pipe or for changing an existing street into a boulevard or to condemn private property for other or different public uses than those already specified in this section, and it is necessary to take private property for the same, the Director of Streets shall furnish the City Counselor with all necessary plats showing the property affected by the proposed improvement and the metes and bounds and the names of the owners thereof.
(Ord. No. 68604, 3, 3-16-2010.)

20.14.080 Placing signs in streets or alleys to be vacated.

Whenever a bill vacating a street, alley, public walk, or parkway is introduced in the Board of Aldermen, the Clerk of the Board shall forward a copy thereof to the Director of Streets, who shall cause one or more signs to be posted within or adjacent to the area to be vacated. The signs shall state, in letters not less than two inches high, that a bill is pending in the Board of Aldermen to vacate the street, alley, public walk or parkway, as the case may be. When the signs are posted, the Director of Streets shall notify the Clerk, in writing, and the Clerk shall file the notice with the Committee of the Board of Aldermen to which the bill is referred.

When an ordinance authorizing the filing of a condemnation suit to open or widen a public highway is introduced, and contains a provision for the vacation of a portion of a street or alley, this section shall not apply.
(Ord. No. 68604, 3, 3-16-2010.)

20.14.090 Street or alley vacation processing fee.

A processing fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) is hereby established to be paid at the time a petition is submitted to vacate any street or alley within the City.
(Ord. No. 68604, 3, 3-16-2010.)

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