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24-124. Powers under 24-117 to 24-122 extended; additional powers. That when any drainage district organized under the laws of the state of Kansas has heretofore adopted a resolution as provided in K.S.A. 24-117 to 24-122, inclusive, and as provided therein turned the management and maintenance of said drainage district to the board of county commissioners of the county in which said drainage district is situated, and said board of county commissioners has assumed the management, maintenance and control of said drainage district, said board of county commissioners after the effective date of this act, regardless of the population of said county shall have and there is hereby conferred on such board full power and authority to maintain, repair or improve any and all drainage ditches, canals or dikes in said drainage district and said board may further develop and improve said drainage district by causing such new or additional drainage ditches, levees, dikes or other constructions to be made as said board may from time to time order and direct.

That to pay for such maintenance, repairs, improvements or new and additional ditches or other constructions, said board of county commissioners shall have power and authority from year to year to levy a general tax not exceeding five mills on the dollar on all the taxable property within said drainage district. Said tax levy shall be in addition to all other tax levies authorized or limited by law. That on the taking effect of this act, any money in the hands of the county treasurer belonging to such drainage district may be used and expended by the board of county commissioners of such county during the year in which this law becomes effective.

History: L. 1945, ch. 198, ยง 1; April 5.

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