16-12-1 Incorporation as sanitary district for sewage disposal; petition, notice and hearing; election; form of ballot; expenses of election
16-12-2 Board of trustees
16-12-3 Employment of clerk and other officers; compensation; trustee or employee not to be interested in contract, etc., of sanitary district
16-12-4 Publication and effective date of ordinances imposing penalty or making appropriation; certificate of clerk as proof of ordinances, orders and resolutions; evidence of passage and legal publication
16-12-5 Sewage treatment plant and necessary appurtenances; board not to operate waterworks system for municipality
16-12-6 Penalty for failure to provide sewers and sewage treatment plant; duties of the Division of Environmental Protection and the bureau of public health; prosecution
16-12-7 Collections for maintenance and operating costs of works for industrial sewage; how costs determined
16-12-8 Acquisition and disposition of property
16-12-9 Borrowing money; procedure for issuance of revenue or tax obligation bonds; debt limitation
16-12-10 Provision for service charges or direct annual tax to pay interest and principal of indebtedness
16-12-10a Ultimate liability for tax or service charge
16-12-11 Letting contracts; manner and cost of building additions or extensions; contracts to respond to emergency situations
16-12-12 When territory outside of district may use system
16-12-13 How additional contiguous territory may be added to sanitary district
16-12-14 Disconnection of territory from sanitary district

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 16 > Article 12

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • county court: include any existing tribunal created in lieu of a county commission. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • judgment: includes decrees and orders for the payment of money or the conveyance or delivery of land or personal property, or some interest therein, or any undertaking, bond or recognizance which has the legal effect of a judgment. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • personal property: include goods, chattels, real and personal, money, credits, investments and the evidences thereof. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • town: includes a city, village or town, and the word "council" any body or board, whether composed of one or more branches, who are authorized to make ordinances for the government of a city, town or village. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.