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(a) At any regular or called session of the commissioners court after the filing of the surveyor's report, the court shall appoint five real property owners of the county as a jury of view. An appointee may not:
(1) have a direct interest in property adjacent to a proposed ditch or within one mile of a proposed ditch; or
(2) have a family relationship with a person having a direct interest in property described by Subdivision (1).
(b) The court may appoint a single jury of view for the entire proposed drainage system or a separate jury of view for each ditch.
(c) If the jurors selected fail or refuse to perform their duties or the report of the jury is rejected by the commissioners court, the court may appoint another jury of view with the same duties as the initial jury.
(d) A member of a jury of view is entitled to compensation in the amount of $3 for each day of service.
(e) After the appointment of a jury of view, the county clerk shall provide the jurors with a certified copy of the petition, court order, and the original surveyor's report with maps, specifications, and the surveyor's estimate of costs.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Transportation Code - TRANSP § 254.010. Appointment of Jury of View - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/transportation-code/transp-sect-254-010.html
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