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17-1370. Cemetery districts in Sedgwick and Sumner counties; attachment of land in another county; petition; tax levy; transfer of moneys. In Sedgwick and Sumner counties, land adjacent to an established cemetery district which is a part of another organized cemetery district which lies in a county other than where the greater portion of the cemetery district to which it is proposed to be attached lies may be detached from one district and attached to the other cemetery district in the following manner. Upon presentation to the board of county commissioners of the county in which the greater part of the cemetery district lies, of a petition setting forth the boundaries of the area proposed to be attached to the cemetery district and signed by not less than 51% of the qualified electors of the area it shall be the duty of the board of county commissioners, at its next regular meeting, to examine the petition. If the board finds that the petition is sufficient, the board shall notify the board of each cemetery district and forward a copy of the petition filed. The board of the cemetery district to which the land would be attached shall return the petition accompanied by a copy of a resolution adopted by such board stating that the board desires such area to be attached to the cemetery district. The board of the cemetery district from which the land would be detached shall return the petition accompanied by a copy of a resolution adopted by such board stating that the board desires such area to be detached from the cemetery district.

Upon receipt of the petition and the resolutions the county commissioners shall issue an order attaching such territory to the cemetery district and notice of such attachment shall be given to the county clerk of the county where the territory seeking to be attached is located. The attachment shall take effect on the first day of March next following the entry of the order. Such attached territory shall be subject thereafter to the tax levied by the cemetery district which district shall certify such levy to the county clerk of the county of the territory attached, together with its budget, and such county clerk shall levy such tax on all the taxable tangible property of the county in the cemetery district. The treasurer of the county shall transfer before the fifteenth day of January and July of each year, all moneys belonging to the cemetery district, including all moneys for the payment of bonds or interest of the district to the treasurer of the district and the treasurer receiving the moneys shall issue a receipt therefor and forward it to the treasurer of the county from which the money was sent.

History: L. 1986, ch. 70, ยง 47; May 15.

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