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2012 Statute


24-613.Hearing of objections to report of engineer; notice; filing of report. Within ten days after the filing of the report of the engineer as provided by K.S.A. 24-609 with the chairman of the board of supervisors of the drainage district the chairman of said board shall call a meeting at some public place in the county, in which the said district was organized, at which meeting the said board shall fix the time and place in said county not more than fifty nor not less than forty days from the day of said meeting for the hearing of all objections to the report of said engineer, and to the classification of the lands and other property therein, and all objections made by the owner or owners of any land, property, easement or franchise upon which the said engineer proposes an assessment for benefits as to whether the said classification is fair and just, and as to whether the said proposed assessment of benefits exceeds the benefits derived to their respective lands, and property from the said drainage improvements and all other matters and things connected with the proposed classification and assessment of benefits, in any way affecting said lands and property.

The said board of supervisors shall give notice thereof by causing a publication to be given once a week for two consecutive weeks, in some newspaper published in each county in the district, the last publication to be at least ten days before the day set for the hearing. It shall not be necessary in said notice for the said board of supervisors to name the parties interested and it shall be sufficient to say:

"Notice is hereby given to all parties interested in the following described lands and property in ________ county, Kansas (here describe the lands and property) included within (here insert name of drainage district) that the engineer heretofore appointed to make a topographical survey of said drainage district and maps and profiles thereto, and a complete plan for draining, reclaiming and protecting said district and an estimate of the cost of the proposed drainage improvements and to assess benefits to the property and lands in said drainage district and to classify the same, filed his report with the board of supervisors of (here insert the name of the drainage district) on the ______ day of ________, 19__, and you and each of you are hereby notified that you may file objections to said report within the time fixed by law. ______________

Chairman of Board of Supervisors of Drainage District Number ______ of ______ County, Kansas."

A copy of the above notice fixing the time and place of said hearing together with a resolution adopting the same shall be spread on the records of the board. The said reports of the engineer shall be spread at large on the minutes of the proceedings of the board of supervisors of said drainage district, and the maps and profiles shall be placed on file with the secretary of said board where all persons interested may have access to the same.

History: L. 1911, ch. 168, § 13; May 22; R.S. 1923, 24-613.