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19-3623a.Same; detachment of territory located within certain cities and consolidation of remaining area with adjoining fire district; procedure; outstanding bond issues; tax levies; governing board of district. Whenever any of the area of a fire district created under the provisions of K.S.A. 19-3613 to 19-3623 shall be within the corporate limits of any city of the second class having a volunteer or paid or partly paid fire department, the board of county commissioners of the county in which such fire district and city are located may detach the area of the fire district which is within the corporate limits of such city from the fire district and consolidate the remaining area of such fire district to an adjoining fire district which is operating under the provisions of K.S.A. 80-1512 to 80-1523, and any acts amendatory thereof, in the manner and in accordance with the procedure hereinafter provided.

Whenever a petition signed by the owners of at least twenty percent (20%) of the portion of the area of such fire district which is located within the corporate limits of the city of the second class is filed with the county clerk of the county in which such fire district is located requesting the board of county commissioners to hold a public hearing for the purpose of determining the advisability of detaching from such fire district the area thereof which is within the corporate limits of such city and consolidating the remaining area of the fire district with such an adjoining fire district, the board of county commissioners shall hold such a public hearing within thirty (30) days after the filing of such petition and shall publish a notice thereof once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, the last publication of which shall be not more than six (6) days prior to the date fixed for the holding of the hearing. Within five (5) days after the holding of such public hearing, the said board shall enter an order approving or rejecting the petition.

If said board shall approve the petition it shall forthwith enter an order detaching from the fire district that portion of the area which is located within the corporate limits of the city and attaching the remaining area of the fire district to an adjoining fire district operating under the provisions of K.S.A. 80-1512 to 80-1523, or acts amendatory thereof. Thereupon, the fire district organized under the provisions of K.S.A. 19-3613 to 19-3623 shall be dissolved and all the property belonging to said fire district shall become the property of the fire district with which such remaining area is consolidated. If the fire district dissolved shall have outstanding at the time of its dissolution any general obligation bonds, the board of county commissioners shall annually make a tax levy on the taxable property located in the territory of such dissolved fire district sufficient to retire said bonds and to pay the interest thereon. Whenever the fire district which is consolidated with part of the territory of the dissolved district shall have general obligation bonds outstanding at the time of such consolidation, the tax levies to retire said bonds and to pay the interest thereon shall only be levied on the taxable property located in the territory of such district prior to its consolidation.

If the township board is not the governing body of the fire district with which such remaining area is consolidated, the terms of office of all the members of the governing body of such fire district shall expire upon the entry of such orders and a new governing body in such fire district shall be appointed in like manner as provided in K.S.A. 80-1514, for the appointment of the members of the first board after such a fire district is created.

History: L. 1961, ch. 164, § 1; April 19.



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2017. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2017-10-14T20:48:05. Head Rev No: 273681