Section 5.1.  Assessments for Sidewalk or Curb and Gutter Improvements; Petition Unnecessary. 
   In addition to any authority granted by general law, the Council may levy special assessments for sidewalk improvements or repairs or curb and gutter improvements or repairs without the necessity of a petition. Improvements or repairs may be ordered according to standards and specifications of the City, and four-fifths of the total costs assessed against abutting property, not including the cost of improvements made at intersections, according to one or more of the assessment bases set forth in Article 10 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes. In ordering improvements or repairs without a petition and assessing the costs thereof under authority of this Article, the Council shall comply with the procedures provided by Article 10 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes, except those provisions relating to petitions of property owners and the sufficiency thereof. The effect of levying assessments under authority of this Article shall be the same as if the assessments were levied under Authority of Article 10 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes.
(Sess. L. 2000-35, H.B. 1579)