CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES - LIBRARIES - LIBRARY DISTRICT - DONATION OF MONEYS BY TOWNSHIP. John Travison, Chairman of Library Board, Louisburg Library District No. 1, Louisburg, August 19, 1982.
A library district may be established as provided by K.S.A. 12-1236 et seq. Financial support of such a district is provided by a mill levy of up to 1.5 mills upon all property located within the district pursuant to K.S.A. 12-1247. In the absence of any express authority by statute or authority under home rule, a township which is contained within the district's boundaries cannot contribute moneys to the district or to a civic organization formed in support thereof. However, if the township lies outside the boundaries of the district, it may enter into an agreement with the district for the furnishing of library services. Such an agreement would be within the implied power of the township under K.S.A. 12-1219 to provide library services to residents. Cited herein: K.S.A. 12-1219, K.S.A. 1981 Supp. 12-1234, K.S.A. 12-1236, 12-1238, 12-1247, 12-1248, K.S.A. 1981, Supp. 12-2904.
- Summary quoted from "Opinions of the Attorney General, Volume XVI, Opinions of Robert T. Stephan, Attorney General", State of Kansas, 1982.