S.B. 562 clarifies a statute dealing with resetting of cornerstones or monuments. County surveyors that are notified that a cornerstone or monument projects above a roadbed must notify that township board (township roads), the board of county commissioners (county roads), or the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) (state or federal roads). The bill provides that the township or county governing body or KDOT must approve the resetting of any monument or cornerstone. The bill also clarifies that costs associated with resetting monuments or cornerstones on private property are to be paid by the property owners.
The bill was requested for Ford County. Under current law, the county surveyor is required to reset the cornerstones or monuments and then bill the appropriate government entity for payment. Some private surveyors apparently bill the governmental entity for resetting cornerstones or monuments located on private property.
The bill has no fiscal impact on the state.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext-bill.html.