(1) Jurisdiction over a road within a city may be transferred to a county under this section whenever:
(a) The governing body of the city deems it necessary, expedient or for the best interest of the city to surrender jurisdiction over any road or portion thereof within the corporate limits of the city; and
(b) The governing body of the county deems it necessary or expedient and for the best interests of the county to acquire jurisdiction over the road or part thereof to the same extent as it has over other county roads.
(2) To initiate a proceeding for the transfer of jurisdiction under this section, the governing body of the city, upon its own motion or upon the request of the county by its governing body, shall give notice by:
(a) Posting in three public places in the county, one of which shall be within the unincorporated area of the county; or
(b) Publishing the notice once a week for four successive weeks in some newspaper of general circulation in the city.
(3) Notice under this section shall give the time and place of hearing and a succinct statement of the proposed action requested and describing the road or portion thereof proposed to be surrendered by the city to the county with convenient certainty.
(4) At the time and place mentioned in the notice under this section or at such adjournment as it may fix, the governing body of the city shall hear the matter, consider any objections or testimony offered by any person interested and determine whether it is necessary, expedient or for the best interests of the city to surrender jurisdiction over the road or portion thereof to the county.
(5) If the governing body of a city determines to surrender jurisdiction under this section and initiates action under this section:
(a) The governing body of the city shall make an order to that effect and offer to the county to surrender jurisdiction over the road or portion thereof, and may limit the time for the acceptance of the offer; and
(b) The county by order or resolution may within the time specified accept the city offer to surrender jurisdiction under this section.
(6) If a county governing body determines to initiate action under this section for the surrender of jurisdiction by a city over a road within a city:
(a) The county governing body may initiate the action by passage of a resolution or order that requests surrender and that may set any time or other limitations upon acceptance by the county of the surrender; and
(b) The governing body of the city may surrender jurisdiction of the road without further action by the county if the governing body of the city adopts an order surrendering the road that meets the limitations established by the county in its order or resolution.
(7) When a county adopts an order or resolution accepting a city’s order and offer under subsection (5) of this section or when the governing body of a city adopts an order meeting the limitations established by the county under subsection (6) of this section:
(a) The jurisdiction of the city over the road or portion thereof as a road within the city, or for its improvement, construction or repair shall cease;
(b) The full and absolute jurisdiction over the road for all purposes of repair, construction, improvement and the levying and collection of assessments therefor shall vest in the county; and
(c) The county shall have the same jurisdiction over the road or portion thereof as by its charter or the laws of the state are given or granted it over any of the county roads of such county.
(8) This section is applicable to all roads within a city, whether acquired by the city or the public by condemnation, defective condemnation and user, user or prescription or in any manner provided by law or in which the easement for road purposes is in the public. [1989 c.220 §2]Section: Previous 368.039 368.041 368.046 368.051 368.055 368.056 368.060 368.062 368.065 368.070 368.073 368.075 368.076 368.080 368.081 Next
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