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 special 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 improvement 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 following without limitation because of
(a) Acquisition of (1) property or interest in property when necessary for any of
the purposes authorized by this act and (2) any improvement authorized to be constructed
under this act.
(b) To open, widen and extend streets and otherwise to improve paving 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
(d) To improve street lights and street lighting systems.
(e) To improve waterworks systems owned by the city and water distribution systems
owned and operated by a water district established pursuant 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, 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 tunnels.
(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 construction and
equipment of buildings thereon for such purpose.
(l) Asbestos control projects and lead control projects.
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