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PAVING ASSESSMENTS IN THE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

HEARING

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-FIRST CONGRESS

THIRD SESSION

ON

S. 4962

A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR
THE PAVING OF ROADWAYS AND THE LAYING

OF CURBS AND GUTTERS

JANUARY 6, 1931

Printed for the use of the Committee on the District of Columbia

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COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ARTHUR CAPPER, Kansas, Chairman

WESLEY L. JONES, Washington.
ARTHUR R. GOULD, Maine.
JOHN J. BLAINE, Wisconsin.
ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan.
HAMILTON F. KEAN, New Jersey.
ROBERT D. CAREY, Wyoming.

WILLIAM H. KING, Utah.
CARTER GLASS, Virginia.
ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York.
MILLARD E. TYDINGS, Maryland.
COLE. L. BLEASE, South Carolina

W. H. SOUDENS, Clerk
JAMES RING, Assistant Clerk

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PAVING ASSESSMENTS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1931

UNITED STATES SENATE.

COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,

Washington, D. C.

The committee met, pursuant to call, at 2.30 o'clock p. m., in the committee room, Capitol Building, Senator Arthur Capper, chairman, presiding.

Present: Senators Capper (chairman), Kean, and Carey.

The committee had under consideration S. 4962. which is here printed in full, as follows:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1931

[S. 4962, Seventy-first Congress, third session]

A BILL To provide for special assessments for the paving of roadways and the laying of curbs and gutters

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter, whenever under appropriations made by Congress, the roadway of any street, avenue, or road in the District of Columbia is paved or repaved with sheet asphalt, asphalt block, asphaltic or bituminous concrete (except penetration macadam), cement concrete, granite block, vitrified brick, or other form of permanent pavement, one-half of the total cost thereof shall be charged against and become a lien upon the abutting property, and assessments therefor shall be levied pro rata according to the linear frontage of said property on the street, avenue, or road, or portion thereof, upon the roadway of which said new pavement or repaving is laid: Provided, however, That when such new pavement or repaving is laid solely on one side of the center line of such roadway, the one-half cost thereof shall be assessed, as herein provided, against the property abutting the side of the street, avenue, or road, or portion thereof, so improved. SEC. 2. For the purposes of computing the assessments under this act, the term " roadway" shall be construed to include the gutters and curbings: Provided, however, That where any permanent and new construction of curb, or curb and gutter, is laid, and the roadway of the street is not paved or repaved, or is not paved or repaved with a pavement of the character specified in section 1 hereof, the half cost of such curb, or curb and gutter, shall be assessed against the abutting property in the manner provided herein. SEC. 3. There shall be excepted from such assessments the cost of paving the roadway in excess of forty feet in width where the new pavement or repaving is laid on both sides of the center line of such roadway; the cost of paving the roadway in excess of twenty feet in width where the new pavement or repaving is laid solely on one side of the center line of such roadway; the cost of paving the roadway space included within the intersection of streets, avenues, and roads, as said intersections are limited by lines normally projected from the building lines of the street, avenue, or road being improved at its points of intersection with the building lines of the intersecting streets, avenues, or roads and also the cost of paving or repaving the space within such roadways for which street railway companies are responsible under their charters or under law, on streets, avenues, or roads where such railways have been or shall be constructed.

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