City of Branson West, MO
Stone County
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Section 510.140 Vacation of Streets, Alleys, Etc.

[CC 1997 §20-41]
Any person owning property abutting upon any public square, public park, street, avenue, alley or other highway or any part thereof may petition the Board of Aldermen to vacate all or any part of said public square, public park, street, avenue, alley or other highway, giving a distinct description of the property to be vacated and the names of the owner of the property abutting thereon. Thereupon, the petitioner shall cause notices of the proposed vacation to be posted in three (3) prominent places in the vicinity of the area to be vacated or, in lieu thereof, the petitioner shall cause a notice of the proposed vacation to be published at least once a week on the same day of each week for three (3) weeks in the newspaper published in Stone County, Missouri; and no vacation shall take place until the petitioner shall have filed with the City Clerk proof that notice has been given of such proposed vacation as required herein.

Section 510.150 Consent of Adjoining Property Owners Required.

[CC 1997 §20-42]
The Board of Aldermen shall not vacate any street, avenue, alley or other highway unless the consent of persons owning two-thirds (2/3) of the front feet abutting on the portion of the street, avenue, alley or other highway to be vacated shall be obtained therefor, which consent shall be in writing, acknowledged and furnished to the City Clerk.

Section 510.160 Action of The Board of Aldermen — Effect of Protest.

[CC 1997 §20-43]
The Board of Aldermen shall not finally pass any ordinance vacating any area for at least thirty (30) days following the posting of notice or the first (1st) publication thereof as provided in Section 510.140 of this Chapter. After said thirty (30) day period, the Board of Aldermen may proceed to vacate the area sought to be vacated with such restrictions and reservations as it may deem for the public good, unless written opposition shall have been filed with the City Clerk by any person owning property abutting on a public square, public park, street, avenue, alley or other highway or part thereof, proposed to be vacated within the thirty (30) day period aforesaid, in which case the Board of Aldermen shall not act to vacate any such area until an additional period of thirty (30) days shall have passed, when, if all objectors shall consent to the vacation, the Board of Aldermen may vacate the same as aforesaid. If all the objectors shall not have consented, the Board of Aldermen may approve the vacation as aforesaid only upon a finding that the public interest requires such vacation despite the objections thereto.

Section 510.170 Ordinance Vacating Property To Be Filed in The Office of The Recorder of Deeds.

[CC 1997 §20-44]
Whenever the Board of Aldermen shall vacate any area in the City, the City Clerk shall cause a certified copy of the ordinance of vacation to be filed for recording in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Stone County, Missouri.

Section 510.180 City May Initiate Vacation Proceedings.

[CC 1997 §20-45]
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of Section 510.140 of this Chapter, the Board of Aldermen may initiate proceedings for the vacation of any public square, public park, street, avenue, alley or other highway or part thereof in accordance with the provisions of this Article insofar as they are applicable.

Section 510.190 Fee To Accompany Petition.

[CC 1997 §20-46]
No petition shall be accepted or received from any person for the vacation of all or any part on any public square, public park, street, avenue, alley or other highway unless said petition shall be accompanied by a fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) to defray the costs of administrative processing.