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17-4756.Exercise of urban renewal project powers; divesting powers and restoring to governing body; abolishment of urban renewal agency; reestablishment of agency. (a) A municipality may itself exercise its urban renewal project powers (as herein defined) or may, if the governing body thereof by resolution determines such action to be in the public interest, elect to have such powers exercised by the urban renewal agency (created by K.S.A. 17-4757) except the powers listed in subsection (h) of K.S.A. 17-4748. In the event the local governing body makes such determination, the urban renewal agency shall be vested with all of the urban renewal project powers in the same manner as though all such powers were conferred on such agency or authority instead of the municipality. If the governing body does not elect to make such determination, the municipality in its discretion may exercise its urban renewal project powers through a board or commission or through such officers of the municipality as the governing body may by resolution determine.

(b) (1) The governing body of any municipality which has heretofore elected to have such powers exercised by an urban renewal agency board of commissioners, may by ordinance, when it shall deem such action to be in the public interest, elect to divest such urban renewal agency board of the powers previously conferred upon it and restore such powers to the municipality. The governing body electing to divest any such board of urban renewal project powers and to exercise the same shall assume, on behalf of the municipality, title to all property, real or personal, owned or held by the urban renewal agency, and shall also assume all debts, contracts and obligations lawfully incurred or entered into by the urban renewal agency board during the period such powers were exercised by such agency.

(2) Any municipality which has elected to have such powers exercised by an urban renewal agency may also, by ordinance, provide for the division and assignment of urban renewal powers to the agency and to the municipality itself, except the powers listed in subsection (h) of K.S.A. 17-4748 shall not be assigned to any urban renewal agency board. In the event the governing body makes such determination, the urban renewal agency board shall be vested with the urban renewal powers specified by ordinance in the same manner as though such powers were conferred on such agency instead of the municipality.

(3) Any municipality electing, under subsection (b)(1) of this section, to divest such urban renewal agency board of the powers previously conferred upon it, may, by ordinance, abolish such urban renewal agency board. Any such municipality may, by subsequent ordinance, reestablish an urban renewal agency board which has been previously abolished.

(c) As used in this section, the term "urban renewal project powers" shall include the rights, powers, functions and duties of a municipality under this act, except the following: The power to determine an area to be a slum or blighted area or combination thereof and to designate such area as appropriate for an urban renewal project; the power to approve and amend urban renewal plans and to hold any public hearings required with respect thereto; the power to establish a general plan for the locality as a whole; the power to formulate a workable program under K.S.A. 17-4745; the powers, duties and functions referred to in K.S.A. 17-4759; the power to make the determinations and findings provided for in K.S.A. 17-4744, 17-4746 and subsection (d) of 17-4747; the power to issue general obligation bonds; and the power to appropriate funds, to levy taxes and assessments, and to exercise other powers provided for in subsection (h) of K.S.A. 17-4748: Provided, That in the carrying out of the urban renewal plan under the provisions of this act, public utilities, either publicly or privately owned, shall not be required to locate, remove or readjust utility facilities and services without fair and reasonable compensation.

History: L. 1955, ch. 86, § 15; L. 1975, ch. 139, § 1; April 5.



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