Powers of the Board of County Commissioners

The powers found in K.S.A. 19-212 are as follows:

  1. To make such orders concerning the property belonging to the county as they may deem appropriate,
    which includes establishing regulations by resolution for the use of the property and providing
    penalties for violation of these resolutions.

  2. To examine and settle all accounts (receipts and expenses) of the county, and after they have been settled,
    to issue county orders.

  3. To purchase sites and to build and repair county buildings; and to insure the buildings in the name
    of the county treasurer for the benefit of the county. If there are no county buildings, the board can
    provide suitable rooms for county purposes.

  4. To purchase an existing building and site in order to provide additional space for county offices.

  5. Apportion and order the levying of taxes.

  6. To represent the county and take care of the county property, and manage the business and concerns
    of the county, in all cases where no other provision is made by law.

  7. To set off, organize and change the boundaries of townships, to designate and give names to the new
    townships, and to appoint township officers who will serve until the next general election.

  8. To establish one of more election precincts in any township, for the convenience and requirements
    of the township inhabitants.

  9. To lay out, alter or discontinue any road running through one or more townships and to
    provide other duties with respect to roads.

  10. To enter into contracts with any landowner for the construction and maintenance of underpasses,
    bridges, and drainage ways under and across any county road in connection with the location, opening,
    laying out, construction or alteration of any county road running across or through such landowners land,
    whenever in the judgment of the Board of County Commissioners such contract is
    in the best interests of the county. Any such contract entered into by the Board of County Commissioners
    shall be binding upon subsequent boards of county commissioners and shall not
    be terminated without the written consent of the landowner or his heirs or assigns.

  11. To contract for the protection and promotion of the public health and welfare.

  12. To acquire, own and operate a county airport.

  13. To perform such other duties as are or may be prescribed by law.