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24-1215.Approval of bond issue by qualified voters of district required; notice; election procedures; tax levies for financing costs; resolution, publication; protest petition; election. When any general plan and resolution of financing has been finally adopted by the board, in accordance with the procedure set forth in K.S.A. 24-1214 and said resolution provides that all or any part of the cost of the works of improvement is to be paid by the issuance of improvement bonds of the entire district, it shall be the duty of the board to submit the question of approval of said bond issue to an election of the qualified voters of the district. Notice of the time and place and the purpose for which such election is to be held shall be given by one publication at least twenty (20) days prior to the date fixed for such election. Except as hereinbefore provided, the said special election shall be held and conducted in the manner prescribed for conducting and holding elections by K.S.A. 24-1207.

If the resolution of financing provides that all or any part of the cost of the works of improvement is to be paid by the issuance of improvement bonds to be paid by special assessment against the lands especially benefited by such project the board of directors shall proceed to determine the particular lands within the district upon which special assessments are to be levied and it shall be the duty of the board to submit the question of approval of the bond issue to an election of the owners of said lands. Notice of the time and place and the purpose for which such election is to be held shall be given by one publication at least twenty (20) days prior to the date of such election. Except as hereinbefore provided the said election shall be held and conducted in the manner prescribed for conducting and holding elections by K.S.A. 24-1207: Provided, however, That if it is proposed to issue improvement bonds to be paid partially by the entire district and partially by lands especially benefited, it shall be the duty of the board of directors to submit each question of approval separately as hereinbefore set forth: Provided further, That if said resolution of financing proposes that all costs to the district shall be borne by a general tax levy and makes no provision for the issuance of bonds, and no election is thereupon held, it shall be the duty of the board to publish said resolution once in a newspaper of general circulation within the district and said resolution shall be in full force and effect thirty (30) days after said publication unless petitions signed by landowners of the district in a number in excess of twenty percent (20%) of the landowners as determined by the verified enumeration filed with the petition for organization are filed with the secretary of the board.

In the event such petitions are filed, it shall be the duty of the board to submit the question of adoption of said resolution to the qualified voters of the district. Notice of the time and place and the purpose for which such election is to be held shall be given by one publication at least twenty (20) days prior to the date for such election. Except as hereinbefore provided the said special election shall be held and conducted in the manner prescribed for conducting and holding elections by K.S.A. 24-1207.

History: L. 1953, ch. 477, § 15; L. 1955, ch. 201, § 9; L. 1957, ch. 266, § 7; L. 1959, ch. 172, § 10; L. 1961, ch. 193, § 13; July 1.



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2017. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2017-12-09T22:53:50. Head Rev No: 341153