16-18-1 Short title
16-18-2 Findings and declaration of necessity
16-18-3 Definitions
16-18-4 Creation of urban renewal authority
16-18-5 Powers of an authority
16-18-6 Preparation and approval of redevelopment plans
16-18-6a Municipal nonblighted property in slum or blight areas
16-18-7 Disposal of property in redevelopment project
16-18-8 Eminent domain
16-18-8a Relocation of public utility lines or facilities to accommodate urban redevelopment or slum clearance projects
16-18-9 Acquisition and development of undeveloped vacant land
16-18-10 Bonds
16-18-11 Powers in connection with issuance of bonds or incurring obligations under leases
16-18-12 Rights of obligee
16-18-13 Bonds as legal investments
16-18-14 Conveyance to federal government on default
16-18-15 Property of authority exempt from taxes and from levy and sale by virtue of an execution
16-18-16 Cooperation by public bodies
16-18-17 Grant of funds by community
16-18-18 Cooperation between authorities
16-18-19 Report
16-18-20 Title of purchaser
16-18-21 Separability of provisions
16-18-22 Inconsistent provisions
16-18-23 Additional and supplemental powers conferred
16-18-24 Additional legislative findings
16-18-25 Urban renewal projects
16-18-26 Urban renewal plan
16-18-27 Powers with respect to urban renewal
16-18-28 Assistance to urban renewal project by communities and other public bodies
16-18-29 Authority of governing body to prepare workable program; article confers additional and supplemental powers

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 16 > Article 18

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • community: as used in this article shall mean the governing bodies of the appropriate communities and the appropriate communities cooperating in the planning, undertaking or financing of such project or projects. See West Virginia Code 16-18-18
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation and the word "swear" or "sworn" to be complied with if the person referred to make solemn affirmation. See West Virginia Code 2-2-7
  • 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.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • personal property: include goods, chattels, real and personal, money, credits, investments and the evidences thereof. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, all rights thereto and interests therein except chattel interests. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • redevelopment: as used in this article (except in this section and in the definition of "redevelopment project" in section three shall mean "urban renewal" and the word "slum" and the word "blighted" as used in this article (except in this section and in the definitions in section three) shall mean "blighted, deteriorated, or deteriorating" and the finding prescribed in subsection (b) of section four with respect to a blighted area shall not be a required: Provided further, That any disaster area referred to in section twenty-five (b) shall constitute a "blighted area. See West Virginia Code 16-18-27
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • urban renewal plan: means a plan, as it exists from time to time, for an urban renewal project, which plan (1) shall conform to the general plan for the community as a whole, except as provided for disaster areas, and (2) shall be sufficiently complete to indicate such land acquisition, demolition and removal of structures, redevelopment, improvements, and rehabilitation as may be proposed to be carried out in the area of the urban renewal project, zoning and planning changes, if any, land uses, maximum densities, building requirements, and the plan's relationship to definite local objectives representing appropriate land uses, improved traffic, public transportation, public utilities, recreational and community facilities, and other public improvements. See West Virginia Code 16-18-26