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80-1618. Same; powers. (a) Every district incorporated under this act shall have perpetual succession, subject to dissolution or consolidation pursuant to law and shall have the power to:

(1) Exercise eminent domain within the boundaries of such district;

(2) sue and be sued;

(3) contract;

(4) hold real and personal property acquired by will, gift, purchase or otherwise, as authorized by law;

(5) construct, install, maintain and operate such ponds, reservoirs, pipelines, wells, check dams, pumping installations or other facilities for the storage, transportation or utilization of water and such appurtenant structures and equipment necessary to carry out the purposes of its organization and may improve, extend or enlarge the water supply and distribution system and may sell and dispose of surplus water outside the district;

(6) employ any person necessary to carry out the provisions of this act;

(7) cooperate with and enter into agreements with the secretary of the United States department of agriculture or the secretary's duly authorized representative necessary to carry out the purposes of its organization;

(8) accept financial or other aid which the secretary of the United States department of agriculture is empowered to give pursuant to 16 U.S.C.A., §§ 590r, 590s, 590x-1, 590x-a and 590x-3, as amended;

(9) issue revenue bonds as provided by K.S.A. 80-1601 et seq., and amendments thereto; and

(10) acquire loans for the financing of the cost of construction or purchase of any project necessary to carry out the purposes of the district, as provided by the provisions of subsection (c) of K.S.A. 82a-619, and amendments thereto. Any such loan may be secured by any or all of the physical assets owned by the district, including easements and rights-of-way.

(b) No district organized under the provisions of this act shall have the power to levy any tax.

History: L. 1984, ch. 108, § 4; L. 1987, ch. 395, § 4; April 2.


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