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12-17,141. Same; definitions. As used in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 12-17,140 through 12-17,149, and amendments thereto: (a) "Acquire" means the acquisition of property or interests in property by purchase, gift, condemnation or other lawful means and may include the acquisition of existing property and projects already owned by a municipality.

(b) "Act" means the provisions of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 12-17,140 through 12-17,149 and 12-17,147a, and amendments thereto.

(c) "Bonds" means special obligation bonds or special obligation notes payable solely from the sources described in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 12-17,147, and amendments thereto, issued by a municipality in accordance with the provisions of this act.

(d) "Consultant" means engineers, architects, planners, attorneys and other persons deemed competent to advise and assist the governing body in planning and making of projects.

(e) "Cost" means: (1) All costs necessarily incurred for the preparation of preliminary reports, the preparation of plans and specifications, the preparation and publication of notices of hearings, resolutions, ordinances and other proceedings, necessary fees and expenses of consultants, interest accrued on borrowed money during the period of construction and the amount of a reserve fund for the bonds, together with the cost of land, materials, labor and other lawful expenses incurred in planning and doing any project and may include a charge of not to exceed 5% of the total cost of a project or the cost of work done by the municipality to reimburse the municipality for the services rendered by the municipality in the administration and supervision of such project by its general officers; and (2) in the case of property and projects already owned by the municipality and previously financed by the issuance of bonds, "cost" means costs authorized by K.S.A. 10-116a, and amendments thereto.

(f) "District" means a transportation development district created pursuant to this act.

(g) "Governing body" means the governing body of a city or the board of county commissioners of a county.

(h) "Municipality" means any city or county.

(i) "Newspaper" means the official newspaper of the municipality.

(j) "Owner" means the owner or owners of record, whether resident or not, of real property within the district.

(k) "Project" means any project or undertaking, whether within or without the district, to improve, construct, reconstruct, maintain, restore, replace, renew, repair, install, furnish, equip or extend any bridge, street, road, highway access road, interchange, intersection, signing, signalization, parking lot, bus stop, station, garage, terminal, hangar, shelter, rest area, dock, wharf, lake or river port, airport, railroad, light rail or other mass transit facility, streetscape or any other transportation related project or infrastructure including, but not limited to, utility relocation; sanitary and storm sewers and lift stations; drainage conduits, channels and levees; street light fixtures, connection and facilities; underground gas, water, heating and electrical services and connections located within or without the public right-of-way; sidewalks and pedestrian underpasses or overpasses; and water main and extensions. "Project" includes a building facade but only when part of remodeling, repairing, enlarging or reconstructing an existing building.

(l) "Transportation development district sales tax" means the tax authorized by K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 12-17,145, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2003, ch. 120, § 5; L. 2005, ch. 130, § 1; L. 2007, ch. 139, § 1; L. 2009, ch. 54, § 3; July 1.

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