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14-694.Same; designation of boundaries; publication of ordinance; election upon petition; attachment of territory; cost of election. The governing body of any city specified in K.S.A. 14-693 shall by ordinance designate the boundaries of the area outside the city limits which it proposes to incorporate in the city for hospital purposes only but any such ordinance shall not take effect until at least 16 days after the last publication required herein. If a sufficient petition is filed requesting an election as hereinafter provided, incorporation of the area shall not take effect until such election is held and unless a majority of the qualified electors of the district vote in favor thereof.

Such ordinance incorporating an area outside the city limits shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper having general circulation in the areas to be included. If within 15 days after the last publication of the ordinance, 10% of the qualified electors residing in the area petition the county commissioners of the county wherein the greater portion of the land is located to call a special election upon the question of including such area, the county commissioners shall call a special election in such area outside the city limits proposed to be incorporated. Notice of such election shall be given by the county clerk of the county in which the greater portion of the territory to be incorporated in the city is located. In calling the election, the county commissioners shall be governed by the provisions of the general election laws insofar as applicable.

The governing body of any city of the second class located in a county having a population of more than 10,000 and not more than 13,000 and an assessed tangible valuation of more than $24,000,000 and less than $30,000,000 shall by ordinance designate the boundaries of the area outside the city limits which it proposes to incorporate in the city for hospital purposes only but any such ordinance shall not take effect until approved at an election as hereinafter provided. The county commissioners shall call a special election in such area outside the city limits proposed to be incorporated. Notice of such election shall be given by the county clerk of the county in which the greater portion of the territory to be incorporated in the city is located. In calling the election, the county commissioners shall be governed by the provisions of the general election laws insofar as they are applicable. The election shall be held in accordance with the provisions of this section.

The board of county commissioners of the county in which the greater portion of the territory to be incorporated is located shall appoint the judges and clerks of the election and shall provide separate boards and separate ballots for any territory located in another county. Such county commissioners shall canvass the vote cast in such territory located in another county and shall keep a separate record of the results thereof. The proposition submitted shall be:

"Shall the city of __________________________be permitted to incorporate the following described area: _____________

  (here insert name of city)

_____________into its hospital district?"

If a majority of the qualified electors of the district vote in favor thereof, such territory shall be attached to the city for hospital purposes in accordance with the provisions of this act. No township or part of a township located in a county other than the county in which the hospital is located shall be incorporated in the city for hospital purposes unless a majority of all those voting in such township or part of a township at such election shall have voted in favor of the incorporation. If a majority of those voting in such township or part of a township located in such other county vote against the proposition, such results shall not prevent the incorporation of the remaining territory if the majority of the votes cast therein favor the incorporation of such territory. The cost of such election shall be reimbursed to the counties by the governing body of the city proposing to create such hospital district.

History: L. 1949, ch. 166, § 2; L. 1974, ch. 87, § 2; L. 1981, ch. 173, § 48; July 1.



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2017. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2017-11-16T04:53:07. Head Rev No: 337791