The governing body of such contracting city, pursuant to authorizing ordinances as
hereinafter provided, is hereby authorized to obligate itself to reimburse the United
States of America or any instrumentality or political subdivision of the state government,
such portion of the cost of such storage and distribution facilities, not exceeding
fifteen percent (15%) of the assessed valuation of the tangible property within the
corporate limits of the contracting city, and interest thereon not exceeding the maximum
rate of interest prescribed by K.S.A. 10-1009, as may be determined by such city and the United States of America, or any instrumentality
or political subdivision of the state government, to be allocable to the municipal
water supply and distribution facilities and recreational area and facilities furnished
or constructed by the United States of America, or any agency or instrumentality thereof,
or with the state of Kansas or any instrumentality or political subdivision thereof,
and such contract for reimbursement may provide for payment of costs allocable to
the city at the time of construction or may extend over such period of years as is
permissible under applicable laws and regulations for a period of not exceeding fifty
(50) years, or may extend over any shorter period as may be agreed to by the governing
body of such city.
For the purpose of financing such reimbursement, such contracting city is hereby authorized
to levy an annual tax of not to exceed two (2) mills on all the taxable tangible property
of such city during the period of said reimbursement contract. Such levy shall be in addition to all other tax levies authorized by law, and shall
not be subject to nor within the aggregate tax levy limits prescribed by article 19 of chapter 79 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto. The governing body of the city may also issue general obligation bonds of the city,
subject to the limitations prescribed in this act, for the purposes herein specified,
and all such bonds shall be issued, registered, sold, delivered and retired in accordance
with the applicable provisions of the general bond law. Contractual obligations of the contracting city shall not be subject to nor within
any bonded debt or other debt or obligation limitation prescribed by the laws of the
state of Kansas, and shall not be considered or included in applying any other law
limiting bonded indebtedness or limiting other obligations of such cities.
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