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19-3602.Same; resolution, contents; notice and hearing; abandonment or alteration of proposal; adoption of final resolution; publication, effect. Subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 19-270, the board of county commissioners upon its own motion or as provided in K.S.A. 19-3603, and amendments thereto, may proceed to organize any or all portions of its county into one or more fire districts by the adoption of a resolution at some regular or adjourned regular meeting of the board which shall recite that it is advisable in the public interest that a district or districts be organized in the county for the protection of lives and property from the hazards of fire and shall describe the limits and boundaries of the proposed district or districts under its or their proposed name or names. No fire district or part of a fire district heretofore or hereafter existing by virtue of law may be included within a fire district under this act, except as provided in K.S.A. 19-3611, and amendments thereto. The proposed districts may be described by metes and bounds or by township boundaries or names, or such districts may be described by existing school districts or any organized special districts containing the area of the proposed district. Such resolution shall be published once each week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper published and of general circulation in the area where the lands are located, or if there is no such newspaper, then in the official county paper. Each such resolution shall be published in connection with a map showing the territory of the proposed district or districts and a notice of a hearing on the advisability of organizing each such district. The notice shall fix a time not less than 10 days after the last publication thereof for a hearing before the board of county commissioners at a stated hour and place which may be at the county courthouse or at a place within each of the districts.

Any taxpayer or elector residing in the county, and any city therein, shall be entitled to appear in person or in its corporate capacity, or by counsel, and be heard on the advisability of organizing such districts. The board, at such hearing, may accept proposals for alteration of the proposed district by the inclusion of additional territory or by the exclusion of territory from any proposed district. The board may adjourn the hearing from day to day without further published notice and may fix a time for the final determination of the proposal to organize any such districts. At such time or times the board may abandon any proposal or it may adopt a final resolution organizing and naming the fire district or districts and declaring the boundaries thereof as finally determined. Each such district shall be finally and fully organized upon the publication of the resolution or resolutions one time in a newspaper published and of general circulation in the area where the lands are located or, if there is no such newspaper, then in the official county paper.

History: L. 1953, ch. 161, § 2; L. 1965, ch. 188, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 70, § 15; May 15.



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