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2012 Statute


80-2205.Operation of solid waste disposal site by certain townships; tax levy; solid waste disposal fund; protest petition; election, when. The township board of any township located in a county having a population of more than seven thousand eight hundred (7,800) and less than eight thousand three hundred (8,300) and an assessed tangible valuation of more than forty-eight million dollars ($48,000,000) and less than fifty-seven million dollars ($57,000,000) may annually levy a special tax at a rate not to exceed one-half (1/2) mill on all taxable tangible property within the township for the purpose of operating and maintaining a site for the disposal of solid waste. The moneys derived from the levy authorized herein shall be placed in a special fund known as the "solid waste disposal fund" and shall be used only for the purposes authorized herein. Said levy shall be in addition to, and shall not be included within, any aggregate limit fixed by law for townships.

No such tax levy shall be made under the authority of this act until the board of township trustees shall have adopted a resolution authorizing the same and stating the purpose for which the levy is to be made. Such resolution shall be published once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the township. If, within sixty (60) days following the last publication of the resolution, a petition in opposition to the levy signed by not less than five percent (5%) of the qualified voters of the township is filed with the county election officer of the county in which such township is located, no such levy shall be made unless and until the same is approved by a majority of the qualified voters of the township voting thereon at a special election called and held for such purpose. Any such election shall be called, noticed and held in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 10-120, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1978, ch. 428, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 429, § 1; July 1.