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80-2006. Assessment, certification; bonds, obligation of county, when. (a) Whenever authorized by an election as herein provided, the costs and expenses of constructing such main, intercepting and outfall sewers and appurtenances, with or without sewage-disposal plant, as above provided, together with the cost of acquiring land, engineering, appraisers, legal and other incidental expense, excepting only such part of the cost as may be borne by grant from the federal government, shall be assessed against the lots and pieces of ground contained within the sewage district, and shall be levied and collected as one tax, in addition to the other taxes and assessments, and shall be certified by the governing body of such sewage district to the county clerk, and be placed by such clerk upon the tax roll for collection, subject to the same penalties, entitled to the same rebates, and collected in the same manner as other taxes. The governing body may, in its discretion, provide for the payment of the cost thereof by installments instead of levying the entire tax or special assessment for such cost at one time; and for such installments, they may issue bonds of the sewage district, which bonds may mature serially or otherwise during a period of not more than 25 years from the date of issuance, and, except as herein provided, shall be subject to all of the provisions of article 1, chapter 10, of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. Any bonds issued for such purposes shall be in addition to and may exceed the limits of bonds for any other purposes as provided by law.

(b) If the county planning board and the board of county commissioners of any county in which a township sewage district has been created pursuant to the act of which this section is amendatory, each shall declare by resolution that a main, intercepting, or outfall sewer system or systems of such district, the plans and specifications of which have been finally approved, as provided in K.S.A. 80-2004, and amendments thereto, to be of public utility and necessary for the growth and needs of said county and necessary for the protection of the public health, the bonds issued under the authority of subsection (a) shall be, in addition to being obligations of the township sewage district, general obligations of the county. In case of default in the payment of such bonds or the interest thereon by the sewage district, the board of county commissioners of the county in which such sewage district is located shall levy a tax on the tangible property in such county sufficient to pay such bonds and interest.

No statute limiting the amount of bonded indebtedness of any county shall apply to any bonds issued under the authority of this section and such bonds shall not be considered in applying any statute limiting bonded indebtedness.

History: L. 1941, ch. 399, § 6; L. 1955, ch. 442, § 1; L. 1999, ch. 154, § 68; May 27.


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