2019 Arkansas Code
Title 18 - Property
Subtitle 2 - Real Property
Chapter 15 - Eminent Domain
Subchapter 9 - Public Landings
§ 18-15-908. Proceedings and Report of Viewers

Universal Citation: AR Code § 18-15-908 (2019)
  • (a)

    • (1) It shall be the duty of the viewers to meet at the time and place specified in the order or within five (5) days thereafter.

    • (2)

      • (A) After taking an oath or affirmation faithfully and impartially to discharge the duties of their appointments respectively, the viewers shall take to their assistance a surveyor and proceed to view, survey, lay out, and establish the public landing as prayed for in the petition, or as near the same as in their opinion a good public landing can be established and maintained at reasonable expense.

      • (B) The viewers shall take into consideration the ground, convenience and inconvenience, and expense which will result to individuals as well as to the public if the public landing shall be established as petitioned.

  • (b) The viewers shall assess and determine the damages sustained by any person on whose premises the public landing is proposed to be established.

  • (c) The viewers shall make and sign a report, in writing, stating their opinion in favor of or against the establishment of the public landing, which shall set forth the reason for their opinion. The report shall:

    • (1) Give a description and boundaries of the public landing, so that it can be readily found and located;

    • (2) State the value of the property sought to be appropriated for the establishment of the public landing; and

    • (3) State the amount of damages if any, and to whom due, which by them have been assessed and which would accrue by the establishment of the public landing.

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