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80-1541. Township fire districts; powers and authority; territory, limitations. (a) Upon the creation of a fire district by the township board or boards, the governing body of the fire district as hereinafter provided may:

(1) Levy taxes and assessments;

(2) enter into contracts;

(3) acquire, operate and maintain fire-fighting equipment;

(4) acquire and construct buildings to house firefighting equipment;

(5) exercise eminent domain;

(6) exercise powers granted to fire districts under K.S.A. 80-1514, and amendments thereto;

(7) issue general obligation bonds and no-fund warrants as provided under K.S.A. 80-1514b, and amendments thereto; and

(8) do all things necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act.

(b) Any territory included in any fire district created under the provisions of this act which thereafter is annexed by a city shall be excluded from the fire district and shall be furnished fire protection by such city. Subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 19-270, new lands may be included in the district whenever a petition requesting such inclusion is filed with the governing body of the fire district under the same procedure and conditions as is required for the creation of a fire district, but no area may be included which is already in an existing fire district or city without the consent of that district or city.

History: L. 1965, ch. 553, § 2; L. 1975, ch. 508, § 1; L. 1979, ch. 75, § 13; L. 1986, ch. 70, § 38; L. 2004, ch. 166, § 5; July 1.

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