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17-1331. Organization. Within 30 days after such order is entered by the board of county commissioners, as above provided, it is hereby made the duty of the township trustee of the township in which township lies the greatest portion of territory comprising such cemetery district, to call a meeting of the qualified electors of such cemetery district in the manner hereinafter provided, for the purpose of organizing such cemetery district into an association and for the election of five directors who shall have authority to provide for the caring and maintaining of such cemetery hereinafter provided for, and who shall hold their office until the next regular meeting of such cemetery association. Directors shall reside either (1) in the county or counties in which such cemetery district is located or (2) within 25 miles of the cemetery district boundaries. Upon the change of residency of any director as required by this section, such director's office shall be deemed to be vacated, and a successor shall be appointed to serve the remainder of the unexpired term by the remaining directors. Such township trustee shall cause notice of such meeting to be published, once each week for two consecutive weeks, in a newspaper of general circulation in such cemetery district, stating that a meeting of the qualified voters of such cemetery district will be held at the time and place fixed in the notice for the purpose of organizing the cemetery district into an association and for the election of five directors. The last publication of such notice shall be made not more than six days prior to the date fixed for the holding of the meeting.

History: L. 1925, ch. 148, § 2; L. 1978, ch. 77, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 95, § 1; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Cemetery district held subject to tort claims act. 96-11.


1. K.S.A. 17-1366 through 17-1368 relative to abandoned cemeteries and dissolution of cemetery corporations held permissible exercise of police power. State ex rel. Stephan v. Lane, 228 Kan. 379, 391, 614 P.2d 987.

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