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12-1933.Termination of joint recreation commission by agreement; establishment of recreation department; protest; tax levy. As an alternative to the procedure provided by K.S.A. 12-1929, and amendments thereto, the governing body of any city may authorize by ordinance that an agreement be entered into by such governing body with the governing body of any school district located in such city to terminate the recreation commission jointly established by such city and school district and to establish a recreation division within an existing department of the city government or to establish a recreation department of the city government. Such ordinance shall provide that such agreement may include provisions for the use of school property for recreation purposes. Such ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper and if within 30 days after the last publication of a petition signed by at least 5% of the qualified voters of the city requesting an election upon such question, an election shall be called and held thereon. Such election shall be called and held in the manner provided by the general bond law, and the cost of the election shall be borne equally by the city and the school district. If no protest or no sufficient protest is filed or if an election is held and the proposition is approved by a majority of those voting thereon, such city shall be authorized to establish such recreation division or department and may make a tax levy in an amount not to exceed four mills upon all taxable tangible property of the city for recreation purposes and to pay a portion of the principal and interest on bonds issued by such city under the authority of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto.

No levy in excess of three mills shall be made under the authority of this section until the governing body shall have adopted a resolution authorizing the making of the levy in excess of three mills. Such resolution shall state the purpose for which the levy in excess of three mills is to be made and shall be published once in the official city newspaper. Whereupon such annual levy in an amount not to exceed the amount stated in the resolution may be made for the ensuing budget year and each successive budget year unless a petition requesting an election upon the proposition to increase the tax levy in excess of the current tax levy, signed by not less than 5% of the qualified voters of the city, is filed with the city clerk within 30 days following publication of the resolution. In the event a valid petition is filed, no such increased levy shall be made without such proposition having been submitted to and having been approved by a majority of the qualified voters of the city voting thereon. Such election shall be called and held in the manner provided by the general bond law, and the cost of the election shall be borne by the city.

History: L. 1987, ch. 71, § 12; L. 1990, ch. 66, § 18; May 31.



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2018. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2018-02-09T21:30:10. Head Rev No: 414967