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6/14/2016 - Ordinance No. 16-10836 Levying General Purpose Retailers' Sales Tax within the Cit of Salina
ORDINANCE NUMBER 16-10836

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING A 0.75 PERCENT (0.75%) GENERAL PURPOSE RETAILERS’ SALES TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF SALINA AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 08-10475.

    WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 12-187, et seq. (the “Act”), the City of Salina, Kansas (the “City”) is a city of the first class authorized to implement a local retailers’ sales tax upon all retail sales within the boundaries of the City, except as specifically exempted by such legislation; and

WHEREAS, on January 25, 2016, the Governing Body of the City adopted Resolution Number 16-7317 submitting to the electors of the City, pursuant to the Kansas Mail Ballot Election Act (K.S.A. 25-531, et seq.), the question of whether the City’s current 0.40 percent (0.40%) special purpose retailers’ sales tax should be repealed and replaced with a 0.75 percent (0.75%) general purpose retailers’ sales tax (the “Sales Tax”), the proceeds of which shall be used to pay the cost of improving neighborhood streets and drainage; preserving a stable property tax rate; ensuring a quality park system; constructing and maintaining capital improvements; funding equipment; funding bonded debt issued for capital improvements; and continuing to support a fund managed by the City to attract quality jobs, with such Sales Tax to commence on October 1, 2016, or as soon thereafter as may be permitted by the Act, and terminate twenty (20) years after the Sales Tax is first collected; and

WHEREAS, the question of imposition of the Sales Tax was submitted to the electors of the City at a special question submitted mail ballot election on May 10, 2016; and at the election a majority of the electors of the City voted in favor of the Sales Tax; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of the Act, and the special question submitted election held on May 10, 2016, the Governing Body deems it necessary and advisable to levy the Sales Tax.

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

    Section 1.    A 0.75 percent (0.75%) general purpose city-wide retailers’ sales tax is hereby levied, with collection of the Sales Tax to commence on October 1, 2016, or as soon thereafter as permitted by law, and to expire twenty (20) years from the date the Sales Tax is first collected.

Section 2.    Ordinance Number 08-10475 levying a 0.40 percent (0.40%) special purpose retailers’ sales tax, and such sales tax and collection thereof, is repealed effective on the commencement date of collection of the Sales Tax.

    Section 3.     The City Clerk is authorized and directed to forward a certified copy of this ordinance to the Kansas Director of Taxation pursuant to K.S.A. 12-189 and request the implementation thereof effective on October 1, 2016.

    Section 4. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and publication once in the official city newspaper by the following summary:
Ordinance No. 16-10836 Summary

On June 13, 2016, the City Commission passed Ordinance No. 16-10836.  The Ordinance levies a 0.75 percent (0.75%) general purpose retailers’ sales tax within the City of Salina, commencing October 1, 2016, in place of the current 0.40 percent (0.40%) special purpose retailers’ sales tax, and repeals Ordinance Number 08-10475.  A complete copy of the Ordinance can be found at www.salina-ks.gov or in the office of the City Clerk, 300 W. Ash, free of charge.  This summary is certified by the City’s legal counsel.
                            
Introduced:    June 6, 2016
Passed:    June 13, 2016


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Kaye J. Crawford, Mayor
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Shandi Wicks, CMC, City Clerk

Certification of Publication Summary:


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Greg A. Bengtson, Legal Counsel