2-1332. Notice of entry upon lands to control weeds; costs; statement, contents; filing with register of deeds and county clerk; liens, payable on sale or transfer of ownership. In the event the county weed supervisor enters or causes entry upon land to control any noxious weed infestation, after service of legal notice, such supervisor shall immediately notify or cause to be notified, by certified mail, the owner of such land with an itemized statement of the costs of treatment. Such costs of treatment shall include the total cost of material, labor and use of equipment. Such statement shall include a penalty charge of 10% of the total amount of treatment costs. The unpaid balance of any such treatment costs including such penalty charge shall draw interest from the date of treatment at the rate prescribed for delinquent taxes pursuant to K.S.A. 79-2004, and amendments thereto. A copy of such statement, together with proof of notification, shall at the same time be filed with the register of deeds in such county and the county clerk, and if such amount is not paid within 30 days from the date of mailing of such notice the county clerk shall record the amount of such statement upon the tax roll prepared by such county clerk and such amount shall become a lien against the entire contiguous tract of land owned by such person or persons of which the portion so treated is all or a part, and shall be collected as other taxes are collected and all moneys so collected shall be paid into the noxious weed eradication fund, except that not more than 10% of the assessed valuation of the entire contiguous tract of land of which the portion so treated is all or a part shall be recorded on the tax rolls against such land in any one year. If any land subject to a lien imposed under this section is sold or transferred, the entire remaining unpaid balance of such account plus any accrued interest and penalties shall become due and payable prior to the sale or transfer of ownership of the property, and upon collection shall be paid to the noxious weed eradication fund.
History: L. 1973, ch. 4, § 2; L. 1982, ch. 5, § 3; L. 1987, ch. 8, § 2; L. 1992, ch. 319, § 11; July 1.
2013. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2013-05-24T17:21:34. Head Rev No: 346362