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The city council shall by ordinance determine and declare as nearly as may be the cost of
such improvements, exclusive of damages to property, and appoint five appraisers, who shall be
disinterested freeholders and qualified voters of the county, and none of whom shall be residents
of the town or ward or wards of the city in which the property so designated is situated, to view
the premises and appraise the damages which may be occasioned by the taking of private property
or otherwise in making such improvement, and to assess special benefits resulting therefrom.
These appraisers shall be notified as soon as practicable by the city clerk to attend, at a time
fixed by the clerk, for the purpose of qualifying and entering upon their duties. When a vacancy
may occur among these appraisers by neglect or refusal of any of them to act or otherwise,
such vacancy shall be filled by the city council.
History: (1513) 1905 c 18 s 5; 1986 c 444