2004 Regular Session
To: Local and Private
By: Senator(s) Flowers, Chamberlin
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF DESOTO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO ASSIST OLIVE BRANCH, MISSISSIPPI, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES LOCATED IN TENNESSEE, TO IMPROVE STATELINE ROAD AND REMOVE ALL SAFETY HAZARDS THAT AFFECT STATELINE ROAD; TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO TAKE CERTAIN ACTIONS WITH REGARD TO STATELINE ROAD; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The Board of Supervisors of DeSoto County, Mississippi, is authorized and empowered, in its discretion, to take any action that it considers necessary to assist Olive Branch, Mississippi, the State of Tennessee and other governmental entities located in Tennessee, to improve Stateline Road and remove safety hazards that affect Stateline Road.
(2) The Board of Supervisors of DeSoto County, Mississippi, is authorized and empowered, in its discretion, to:
(a) Resurface or realign Stateline Road including the parts of the road that are located in Tennessee;
(b) Do any work it considers necessary within the right-of-way of Stateline Road including the parts of the right-of-way that are located in Tennessee;
(c) Remove any safety hazard or contribute funds for the removal of any safety hazard on the right-of-way of Stateline Road that is located in Tennessee or that is located in Tennessee adjacent to the right-of-way of Stateline Road if:
(i) The board of supervisors deems the condition to be dangerous;
(ii) The State of Tennessee, Shelby County, Tennessee or Memphis, Tennessee, agree in writing to allow DeSoto County, Mississippi, to remove the safety hazard or contribute funds for the removal of the safety hazard; and
(iii) All affected landowners acquiesce to the work and give the appropriate Tennessee governmental entity the authority and grant all necessary easements;
(d) Compensate Tennessee landowners for necessary easements and pay for any damages to a Tennessee landowner's property; and
(e) Enter into agreements with Tennessee landowners that encompass the scope of the work to be done by DeSoto County and any necessary repairs for any damage to the landowner's property.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.