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15-912. Same; ordinance; notice and hearing; filing with register of deeds; when election required; expenses. Any ordinance providing for attachment to the city for recreational purposes as described in K.S.A. 15-911 shall be published for two (2) weeks in the official city paper and shall describe the lands to be attached by giving the metes and bounds thereof, with the section, township, range and county in which the same are located. Such publication notice shall also give notice of the time and place of a meeting to be held by the governing body of the city for the purpose of answering and hearing any objections of owners of the affected recreational lots and blocks to such attachment. The time of such meeting shall be set not less than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) days after the date of final publication of said ordinance and notice.

After said meeting, if the governing body of the city shall determine by resolution that such attachment of territory should be made to the city, it shall file or cause to be filed a certified copy of the ordinance of attachment certified by the city clerk in the office of the county clerk and in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which said lands are located and thereupon said lands shall be attached to said city: Provided, That if the owners of twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the area of the lands so privately owned shall file written objections to such attachment with the city clerk of said city on or before the time of the meeting hereinbefore provided for, such attachment shall not take effect unless and until the question of such attachment shall have been submitted to a vote of the owners of the lots and blocks privately owned which are included in such attachment and the majority of those voting shall have voted in favor of the attachment.

Except as herein otherwise provided, such election shall be called, noticed, held and canvassed in like manner as provided by the general bond law for bond elections. The governing body of the city shall have the power to call such an election. The governing body shall specify the place where the votes shall be cast and may appoint the judges and clerks of election who shall make their returns of the canvass of such election to the city clerk. The expense of such election shall be paid by the city.

History: L. 1955, ch. 133, ยง 2; April 2.

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