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24-608. Organization of board of supervisors; district treasurer; county treasurer's duties. (a) Except as provided by subsection (b), the board of supervisors shall meet immediately after their election and select from their membership a chairperson and a treasurer. The board also shall select a secretary, who need not be a member of the board. The district treasurer shall give a bond in an amount approved by the board of county commissioners of the county in which the greater portion of the district is located. The bond shall be conditioned on the faithful and proper performance of duty. The treasurer shall have the same powers and duties stated in K.S.A. 24-415, and amendments thereto. The board may adopt a seal, with a suitable device, and shall keep a record of all its proceedings which shall at all times be open to the inspection of all owners of real estate in the drainage district. At each annual meeting the board shall make a report of what work has been done, and shall publish annually a statement of its receipts and expenditures in a legal newspaper printed, published and of general circulation in the county in which the district was organized.

(b) The board of supervisors may designate the county treasurer of the county in which the drainage district, or the largest portion thereof, is located, as ex officio treasurer of the drainage district, for the purpose of collecting and disbursing taxes and assessments. The treasurers of the counties in which the smaller parts of the district are located shall pay to the ex officio treasurer any and all funds collected by them for the benefit of the drainage district. The ex officio treasurer shall give a receipt for the funds received. A duplicate shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the county of which the person receiving same is treasurer.

It shall be the duty of the treasurer, who is ex officio treasurer of the drainage district, to pay any money of the drainage district on hand upon warrants, signed by the chairperson and attested by the secretary of the board of supervisors of the district, when presented for payment.

History: L. 1911, ch. 168, § 8; R.S. 1923, 24-608; L. 1983, ch. 118, § 18; July 1.

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