Kansas Statutes > Chapter 19 > Article 33 > § 19-3307 - Same; powers conferred by 19-3301 et seq. also vested in cities; issuance of bonds; tax levy, use of proceeds
Current as of: 2009
Except as herein otherwise expressly provided, all of the rights, powers, authority and jurisdiction conferred on counties and boards of county commissioners by the provisions of chapter 19, article 33 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated are hereby also conferred upon and vested in any city located in any county such as described in K.S.A. 19-3301 and the governing body thereof.
The governing body of any such city, in the name of the city, shall have the power to enter into undertakings and contracts and make agreements in like manner and for like purposes as the board of county commissioners are authorized by this act to enter into undertakings and contracts and make agreements in the name of the county; and may acquire lands, rights-of-way and easements either within or without the limits of the city for like purposes as the board of county commissioners are authorized by K.S.A. 19-3302 and 19-3308 by purchase, gift or by eminent domain proceeding in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 26-501 to 26-516, inclusive, and may issue general obligation bonds of the city to pay the costs thereof and expenses connected therewith in the manner now provided by law; but the aggregate of any such bonds so issued shall not be in excess of three and one-half percent (3 1/2%) of the total assessed tangible valuation of the city. The governing body of any city may issue additional general obligation bonds of the city for such purposes not in excess of one and one-half percent (1 1/2%) of the total assessed tangible valuation of the city, but before such additional bonds may be issued, the governing body of the city shall submit the question of the issuance of such additional bonds and the amount thereof to the qualified electors of the city at a regular city election or at a special election called for that purpose as provided by law. The total aggregate of all such bonds shall not be in excess of five percent (5%) of the total assessed tangible valuation of the city. Any city having a population of more than one hundred ten thousand (110,000) located in a county having a population of less than one hundred eighty thousand (180,000) may issue such bonds in an aggregate amount, including bonds outstanding and any bonds previously retired, which is not in excess of six and one-half percent (6 1/2%) of the total assessed tangible valuation of such city.
Such bonds shall not be subject to, nor included in any restrictions or limitations upon the amount of bonded indebtedness of said city contained in any other law. Funds received from the sale of bonds by any such city may be used to pay any loss, damage or expense for which the city or the governing body thereof may be liable in like manner as counties are authorized to pay such loss, damages or expense under the provisions of K.S.A. 19-3304. For the purposes of maintaining and operating such flood control works as shall be constructed by the United States army corps of engineers or other agencies of the United States government, when the same shall have been completed and turned over to the city, and for the purpose of maintaining and operating any flood control works or dikes heretofore or hereafter constructed for the purpose of protecting such city from floods and to pay a portion of the principal and interest on bonds issued by such city under the authority of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto, the governing body of such city shall be empowered to make an annual tax levy upon all the taxable tangible property within said city. It shall be the duty of the governing body of the city to keep all such flood control works and dikes in serviceable condition and to make such repairs as may, from time to time, be necessary. Such cities are authorized to regulate excavations within their city limits as provided in this section, K.S.A. 19-3301 and K.S.A. 19-3309. Applications for excavation permits filed with the city shall be first considered by the city engineer and subject to review by the city governing body in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 19-3309 for the county engineer and the board of county commissioners.
History: L. 1945, ch. 391, § 7; L. 1947, ch. 202, § 1; L. 1957, ch. 189, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 197, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 234, § 49; L. 1965, ch. 180, § 1; L. 1970, ch. 69, § 18; L. 1971, ch. 93, § 4; L. 1975, ch. 494, § 31; L. 1979, ch. 52, § 126; July 1.
Questions & Answers: Water Next
Related Articles: Water