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2/16/2016 - Charter Ordinance No. 39 General Improvements

CHARTER ORDINANCE NUMBER 39

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 13-1024a AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT RELATING TO GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING FOR THE IMPROVEMENTS; AND REPEALING CHARTER ORDINANCE NUMBER 38.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the City of Salina, Kansas:

Section 1.    Election to Exempt.  The City of Salina, Kansas (the “City”) by virtue of the powers vested in it by Article 12, Section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself from and hereby make inapplicable to it Section 13-1024a, Kansas Statutes Annotated, that applies to the City, but is part of an enactment which does not apply uniformly to all cities, and thereby provides substitute and additional provisions on the same subject as hereinafter provided.

Section 2.  Substitute and Additional Provisions.  The City of Salina, Kansas hereby adopts the following substitute and additional provisions of Section 13-1024a, Kansas Statutes Annotated:

As a complete alternative to all other methods provided by law, the city may borrow money and issue its bonds for the purpose of paying the project cost (which may include acquisition of interests in real estate and architectural, engineering, and other professional services) for the following categories of projects:

  Project
  Category   Description

A. Streets.  Construction, reconstruction, improvement or repair of
any street or roadway located within or partially within the city limits and not designated as a main trafficway pursuant to K.S.A. 12-685 et seq.

B. Bridges and Viaducts.  Construction, reconstruction, improvement or repair of any bridge or viaduct located within or partially within the city limits and not located on a street designated as a main trafficway pursuant to K.S.A. 12-685 et seq.

C. Public Parks.  Acquisition of land for public park purposes and acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement and repair of park and recreation facilities other than those more specifically addressed under categories G and H below, whether located inside or outside the city limits.

D. Public Buildings.  Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement or repair of public buildings or acquisition of land for the construction, reconstruction, improvement or repair of public buildings, whether located inside or outside the city limits.

E. Storm Water Drainage Systems.  Improvement, extension, or repair of the city-owned water works and/or sanitary sewer systems, and appurtenances thereto, whether located inside or outside the city limits.

F. Water Works and/or Sanitary Sewer Systems.  Improvement, extension, or repair of the city-owned water works and/or sanitary sewer systems, and appurtenances thereto, whether located inside or outside the city limits.

G. Family Aquatic Park.  Financing, constructing, equipping, supplying and maintaining a family aquatic park.

H. Public Building for Recreational Purposes.  Acquisition or construction of a public building for recreational purposes and acquisition of land for the construction of a public building for recreational purposes.

Issuance of bonds by the city pursuant to this charter ordinance shall require authorization by a majority of the votes cast at an election held for that purpose, except, however, that in any calendar year the city may issue bonds pursuant to this charter ordinance without an election, as follows:

(1) a maximum of $1,000,000 under each of project categories A through E;
(2) a maximum of $2,000,000 under project category F;
(3) a maximum of $12,500,000 under project category G; and
(4) a maximum of $7,000,000 under project category H.

Section 3. Repealer.  That Charter Ordinance 38 of the City of Salina, Kansas, is hereby repealed.

Section 4. Publication of Ordinance.  This Charter Ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official City newspaper.

Section 5. Effective Date.  This Charter Ordinance shall take effect sixty-one (61) days after final publication unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed requiring a referendum to be held on this ordinance as provided in Article 12, Section 5, Subdivision (c)(3) of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case the ordinance shall become effective if approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon.

Passed by the governing body, not less than two-thirds of the members elect voting in favor thereof.

      Introduced: February 1, 2016
Passed: February 16, 2016
      Passed by a vote of 5 yes; 0 no; 0 abstain

Jon R. Blanchard, Mayor
[SEAL]
ATTEST:

Shandi Wicks, CMC, City Clerk