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12-839. Same; notice; hearing; election in cities of second class. Before the passage of the ordinance provided for in K.S.A. 12-838, the mayor of the city, upon the receipt of a petition signed by at least 10% of the taxpayers of the city, shall cause to be published in the official city paper a notice signed by the mayor and attested by the city clerk. Such notice shall state that, in pursuance of a resolution previously adopted, an ordinance will be passed on a date specified in the notice, providing for the improvement of the system of waterworks in accordance with plans and specifications covering such improvement on file in the office of the city clerk and providing bonds for the payment for the cost of such improvement, naming the amount. Such notice shall also provide that any person objecting to such improvement or the issuance of bonds may appear before the council or board of commissioners during such time and be heard as to such objection. Such notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks, the last publication to be more than 10 days prior to the date fixed therein for the passage of such ordinance.

If, in a city of the second class, before the passage of the ordinance provided for in K.S.A. 12-838, 25% of the qualified electors of the city petition the city governing body to submit such ordinance to a vote of the electors of such city, the city governing body shall submit such ordinance to a vote of the people before such ordinance is passed, and shall be governed by the result of such vote.

History: L. 1913, ch. 124, § 4; R.S. 1923, § 12-839; L. 1931, ch. 112, § 1; L. 1981, ch. 173, § 17; July 1.

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