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2017 Statute


12-1673.Work performed by city upon failure to perform duties imposed by law or ordinance; costs, how collected; limitation on actions. (a) The governing body of any city located in a county designated an urban area as authorized by the Kansas constitution, in addition to any other authority provided by law, may provide for and charge all or any part of the cost of any work performed by the city which is deemed necessary as a result of the failure of any person to perform any work which has been made his or her duty to perform by law or ordinance.

(b) Such service assessment shall be made by ordinance which may be adopted not less than sixty (60) days after a written statement of the costs has been given the owner or other persons. Prior to the adoption of the ordinance the charge may be paid without interest to the city treasurer. All such moneys shall be credited as a reimbursable item to the fund created by K.S.A. 12-1674 from which the cost of such services by the city are paid or payable.

(c) Any service assessment may be paid in one (1) installment or, if the governing body deems it advisable, over a period of not to exceed five (5) years in equal annual installments.

(d) The governing body may let any of the aforesaid service work to contract or order the work to be done by its own personnel.

(e) All unpaid service assessments shall be certified by the city clerk to the county clerk with interest on the unpaid installments at a rate fixed by the governing body of the city, which shall not exceed ten percent (10%) per annum.

(f) No suit to set aside any service assessment shall be brought after the expiration of thirty (30) days from the publication of the ordinance fixing said assessments.

History: L. 1968, ch. 407, § 1; July 1.