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R1551 R E S O L U T I O N NO. 1551 WHEREAS, Subdistrict No. 459 (Craig Lane) was established on petition by Ordinance No. 3677, adopted January 11, 1979, and WHEREAS, investigation has shown that such area is not adequately served by lateral sanitary sewers and that the public health is affected, and WHEREAS, it is estimated that the probable cost of installation of such sewers will be approximately One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), and WHEREAS, the District proposes to absorb the engineering, survey, and inspection costs estimated to be Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), and WHEREAS, the entire cost of such improvement exclusive of the engineering, survey and inspection costs is estimated to be Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000.00), and that the most practicable method of payment therefor is by special tax bills, or other evidence of special benefit assessments upon the land benefitted by such installation, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the construction of adequate lateral sanitary sewers in the area known as Subdistrict No. 459 (Craig Lane) is necessary in the interest of the public health; that such sewers shall consist of approximately 2,411 lineal feet of 8-inch sewers which shall be capable of efficiently serving or draining the entire local drainage area that the total estimated probable cost of such improvement is One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00); that such total cost shall be reduced by the District, providing without charge engineering, surveying, and inspection, contingent on appropriate procedure; that the entire costs of such improvement exclusive of engineering, survey, and inspection costs to be paid for by special tax bills or other evidence of special benefit assessments upon the land benefitted by such improvement is Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000.00), such special tax bills to be purchased by the District and held for collection, such purchase being done as part of the total cost reduction; and that such improvement be constructed in said subdistrict, such facilities to flow into or be connected with existing public lateral sanitary sewers located adjacent to said subdistrict. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that special benefit assessment for the entire cost to those properties benefiting from such improvement be levied against all land in the above described subdistrict, whether public or private, in the proportion that each such lot or parcel of land bears to the entire benefitted area of such subdistrict, exclusive of streets, roads and alleys. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a public hearing be held within said subdistrict to afford all persons interested in said improvement an opportunity to be heard; that such hearing shall be held at such time and place as the Executive Director shall determine, but not less than ten nor more than thirty days after the adoption of this Resolution; and that notice of such hearing shall be given by the publication of notice in at least one issue of a newspaper of general circulation within The Metropolitan St. 3 Louis Sewer District not less than ten days in advance of the date of such hearing. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that at such public hearing, those persons owning real property within in such subdistrict be informed that the District will encourage them to make the improvement by private means, as it is generally recognized that there can be a saving over some of the necessary costs of tax bills; that such methods, procedures and estimates of alternate costs be given to them, and that they be told that the District will proceed in its usual manner toward having the sewers constructed by the tax bill method, but that if before such contract for construction is advertised, the construction is being done by private means then, of course, the District will refrain from proceeding. 4 The foregoing Resolution was adopted June 13, 1979.