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2012 Statute


24-1102.Same; petition; notice and hearing; consolidation resolution; record of proceedings. Landowners owning a majority of the land within the former Missouri district, determined in accordance with the laws of Missouri to be the benefited area, may file a petition with the secretary of the governing body of the Kansas district involved requesting that the consolidation referred to in K.S.A. 24-1101 be made. Thereupon, the governing body of the Kansas district shall fix a time and place of a meeting of said body to determine whether or not the requested consolidation shall be made. The call of such meeting shall be made by said governing body within thirty (30) days after the filing of such petition. The secretary of the Kansas district shall give notice of the time, place, and purpose of such meeting by publication in a newspaper printed and published in the county in Kansas where the Kansas district was formed, and having a general circulation therein. Such notice shall be published for three consecutive weeks, and the first publication shall be made not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the meeting. Within seven (7) days after the date of the first publication the secretary shall mail, or cause to be mailed, a copy of the notice to each landowner owning land in the Kansas district or in the former Missouri district shown by the records of such districts or proceedings had in connection with said districts to be benefited by the improvements made or to be made under the plans of the districts. Thereafter, and prior to the date of the meeting, the secretary shall secure and file among the records of the Kansas district, proof of the publication of the notice and shall make and file among such records an affidavit showing his doings regarding the mailing of notice.

Should the secretary fail to perform his duties herein imposed, any person signing the petition for such consolidation may perform such duties with the same effect as though done by the secretary. At the meeting so called it shall be the duty of the governing body of the Kansas district to determine the advisability of the consolidation. Any owner of land in the benefited portions of the lands of either district may file objections to the consolidation, which objections shall be in writing and filed with the secretary of the Kansas district prior to the time of the meeting. Any such owner who shall have filed written objections to the consolidation shall be given ample opportunity to present evidence and arguments. The meeting may be adjourned by the governing body from day to day as it shall determine. The governing body shall have power to subpoena, swear, and examine witnesses and do all things necessary and incidental to a proper hearing and adjudication of the matter. After due consideration of the evidence and any plans and specifications adopted by either district, if the governing body finds that:

(1) The lands sought to be consolidated with the Kansas district lie adjacent to the Kansas district; and

(2) the lands of both districts are served by common flood protection installations or reclamation works or the plans of both districts provide for common flood protection or reclamation; and

(3) the consolidation is to the best interest of the landowners in both districts, the governing body shall order by resolution that such consolidation be effected. Such determination shall be final and conclusive, and no suit shall be filed in any court attacking or questioning the validity of the action of the governing body unless the same be filed within sixty (60) days after the date upon which said resolution is adopted. All proceedings had in connection with such meeting or any adjournment of it, together with the findings and order of the governing body shall be spread of record upon the official records of the Kansas district.

History: L. 1949, ch. 251, § 2; April 14.