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80-2002. Same; creation; procedure; governing body; compensation; construction costs. Subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 19-270, and amendments thereto, the township board of any township having a public water supply, shall have the power, in the manner and as hereinafter provided, to establish one or more sewage districts within such township, or any part thereof, which shall be designated as " ______________ township sewage district No. ______, ______________ county, Kansas." A sewage district so established shall be a body corporate, with authority to levy taxes and special assessments, to enter into contracts, to sue and be sued in actions arising on contracts, and to establish, construct and maintain a sewage system for such sewage district and to issue bonds to pay therefor. The duly elected members of the township board shall be ex officio the governing body of such sewage district or districts, and each shall receive compensation for the time actually and necessarily spent in performing the duties required by this act. The amount of such compensation shall be determined by the township board as provided by K.S.A. 80-207, and amendments thereto.

All taxes and special assessments herein provided for shall be levied against property within such sewage district, and all bonds herein provided for shall be issued by such sewage district and shall not be an obligation of or lien against property in any part of the township which lies outside of such sewage district or against property in any other sewage districts in such township. The cost of the construction of all main, intercepting and outfall sewers and of all sewage disposal plants, and of the maintenance of the entire sewage system of such sewage district, shall be borne by the real property within such sewage district as a whole. The cost of the construction of lateral sewers within such sewage district shall be borne by the property benefited by such lateral sewers, by the organization of lateral sewer districts or otherwise as herein provided.

History: L. 1941, ch. 399, § 2; L. 1947, ch. 485, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 70, § 41; L. 1996, ch. 184, § 14; May 2.

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