This act shall apply only in counties having a population of more than 16,000 and not more than 17,000. The board of county commissioners of any county owning fee simple title to real estate used as a county airport for the service of all aircraft and pilots desiring to use the same may make an annual tax levy for a period of not exceeding five years in an amount not to exceed two mills, upon the assessed taxable tangible property in such county for the purposes specified in this act. No levy shall be made under this act until a resolution is adopted by such board of county commissioners in the following form:
______________ County, Kansas
BE IT RESOLVED that:
The above-named county shall be authorized to make an annual tax levy for a period of _________ years in the amount of _____ mills upon the assessed taxable tangible property of such county for the purpose of construction, reconstruction, repair, remodeling, additions to, furnishing and equipping of buildings, runways and hangars for airport purposes, architectural expenses incidental thereto, purchasing, leasing or otherwise acquiring servitudes or easements over surrounding lands to provide safe and unobstructed approaches thereto for the landing and taking off of aircraft using such airport. The tax levy authorized by this resolution may be made, unless a petition in opposition to the same signed by not less than 5% of the qualified electors of such county is filed with the county election officer of the county within 60 days after the publication of this resolution. In the event such a petition is filed such county election officer shall submit the question of whether such tax levy shall be authorized to the electors in the county at a special election called for the purpose which may be at the time of the next general election or at another time, as is specified by the board of county commissioners of the above county.
This is to certify that the above resolution was duly adopted by the board of county commissioners, ________ County, Kansas, on the ____ day of ___________, 19___.
Clerk of the above board of county commissioners.
All of the blanks in the above resolution shall be appropriately filled. The blank preceding the word "years" shall be filled with a specific number, and the blank preceding the word "mills" shall be filled with a specific number, and no word shall be inserted in either of such blanks. Such resolution shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper having general circulation in the county. In the event that no petition as specified above is filed in accordance with the provisions of such notice, such board of county commissioners may make the tax levy specified in the resolution. If such a petition is filed as provided in such notice, such board of county commissioners may notify the county election officer of the date of a special election to be held to submit the question of whether such tax levy shall be authorized. In the event that such board of county commissioners fails to notify the county election officer within 60 days after such a petition is so filed, the resolution shall be deemed abandoned and no like resolution shall be adopted by such board of county commissioners within the nine months following the first publication of such notice. As used in this act, "unconditionally authorized to make a tax levy under authority of K.S.A. 3-316 " means that the county has adopted a resolution under this section, has published the same, and either that such resolution was not protested or that it was protested and an election has been held by which the tax levy of the county under this section was approved.