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24-504. Proclamation by governor; date for election of directors; record of proceeding. Whenever a majority of the counties to be included within the proposed drainage district have reported in favor of the organization of the drainage district, under the provisions of this act, the secretary of state shall report the fact to the governor of Kansas, who shall declare, by suitable proclamation, the territory described in the petition and set forth in the reports of the commissioners to constitute a public corporation, and the freeholders owning lands within the bounds, and resident within the state of Kansas, to be incorporated as a drainage district under the name designated in the petition, and the territory and the freeholders thereof, who are residents of the state of Kansas, and their successors, shall constitute a body politic and corporate under the corporate name and shall give perpetual succession.

In the proclamation the governor shall designate the Tuesday following the first Monday in November of the odd-numbered year following the issuing of the proclamation on which an election shall be held in each of the counties to be included within the proposed drainage district for the purpose of electing directors of the corporation, in number and in the manner hereinafter provided. The secretary of state shall make and keep full and complete records of the organization of all drainage districts organized under the provisions of this act, showing the findings and decisions of the boards of county commissioners and all of the acts of the governor in connection with the organization thereof, a true and correct copy of which he shall forward to the boards of county commissioners within five days after the issuing of the governor's proclamation provided for in this section, and they shall spread the same upon their records.

History: L. 1911, ch. 170, § 4; R.S. 1923, 24-504; L. 2015, ch. 88, § 27; July 1.

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