Louisiana Laws > Revised Statutes > Title 19 > § 19:311 - Town of bernice; rail spur project; acquisition of property prior to judgment; definitions
Current as of: 2009
A. When the governing authority of the town of Bernice cannot amicably acquire property needed for its Rail Spur Project, it may acquire the same by expropriation and may acquire the property prior to judgment in the trial court fixing the amount of compensation due to the owner of the property.
B. At least fifteen days prior to filing a petition for expropriation, the governing authority must notify the owner or owners by certified mail, return receipt requested, of its intention to expropriate the property pursuant to this Part. The letter of notification must also inform the owner that if, within fifteen days after being served with the notice of suit, he does not object to the taking on the ground that it is not for a public purpose, he will waive all defenses to the taking except claims for compensation or damages. A copy of this Part must be enclosed with the letter of notification.
C. Except as otherwise provided in this Part, such expropriation by the governing authority shall be conducted in the manner that the Department of Transportation and Development may expropriate property for highway purposes, as set forth in R.S. 48:441 through 460.
D. As used in this Part, the term "property" means any portion of immovable property including servitudes, rights-of-way, and other rights in or to immovable property.
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