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2012 Statute


80-1909.Bonds for buildings and equipment; election; tax levy limitations not to apply, when; election expenses. In any township where a township fire department has been created under the provisions of this act, the township board shall have authority, subject to an election as hereinafter provided, to issue bonds for the purpose of purchasing land, constructing or purchasing buildings to be used as fire stations, constructing or purchasing fire equipment and supplies and for the payment of other necessary expenses incident thereto. Before any such bonds are issued, the question of issuance shall be submitted to the voters of such township at a general or special election to be called by the township board by resolution and to be held under the provisions of article 1, chapter 10 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at such election shall be sufficient to authorize the issuance of such bonds.

The township board may also submit, at such election, the question whether the tax levy provided in K.S.A. 80-1903, and amendments thereto, shall be in excess of two mills, or four mills for townships in counties having a population of more than 150,000 and less than 250,000, and if a majority of the votes cast at such election shall be in the affirmative, the township board shall thereafter be authorized to make such levy without regard to such limitations. The expense of any special election called under the provisions hereof may be paid out of the proceeds of the bond issue, if such bonds shall be authorized at such election, otherwise from the general fund of the township.  Only a single election board shall serve in any precinct at any such special election.

History: L. 1939, ch. 348, § 9; L. 1999, ch. 154, § 63; May 27.