An Act concerning cities; relating to the general improvement and assessment law;
amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 12-6a02 and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 12-6a02 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 12-6a02. As a complete alternative to all other methods provided
by law, the governing body of any city is hereby authorized to make, or
cause to be made, municipal works or improvements which confer a spe-
cial benefit upon property within a definable area of the city and may levy
and collect special assessments upon property in the area deemed by the
governing body to be benefited by such improvement for special benefits
conferred upon such property by any such municipal work or improve-
ment and to provide for the payment of all or any part of the cost of the
work or improvement out of the proceeds of such special assessments as
hereinafter provided. Such work or improvements may include the fol-
lowing without limitation because of enumeration:

(a) Acquisition of property or interest in property when necessary for
any of the purposes authorized by this act.

(b) To open, widen and extend streets and otherwise to improve pav-
ing and other surfacing, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, crosswalks, driveway
entrances and structures, drainage works incidental thereto, and service
connections from sewer, water, gas and other utility mains, conduits or
pipes necessarily lying within curb lines.

(c) To improve main and lateral storm water drains and sanitary sewer
systems and appurtenances thereto.

(d) To improve street lights and street lighting systems.

(e) To improve waterworks systems owned by the city and water dis-
tribution systems owned and operated by a water district established pur-
suant to K.S.A. 19-3501 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(f) To improve parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities.

(g) To improve any street or other facility by landscaping the park-
ings, planting of trees, shrubs and other perennial plants.

(h) To improve dikes, levees and other flood control works, gates, lift
stations, bridges and streets appurtenant thereto.

(i) To improve vehicle and pedestrian bridges, overpasses and tun-

(j) To improve retaining walls and area walls on public ways or land
abutting thereon.

(k) To improve property for off-street parking facilities including con-
struction and equipment of buildings thereon for such purpose.

(l) Asbestos control projects and lead control projects.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 12-6a02 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

Approved March 27, 1998