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8/19/2014 - Ordinance No. 14-10750 Calling Special Election

ORDINANCE NUMBER 14-10750

 AN ORDINANCE CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION SUBMITTING TO THE VOTE OF THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM STATUTE (K.S.A. 12-3013), AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 7096, WHICH AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED THE WATER DEPARTMENT TO THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS, TO INSTALL AND OPERATE EQUIPMENT WHICH WILL FLUORIDE THE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS.

 WHEREAS, Ordinance Number 7096, which authorized and directed the Water Department of the City of Salina, Kansas, to install and operate equipment which will fluoride the water supply system in the City of Salina, Kansas, (the “Ordinance”) was adopted by the Governing Body on second reading on November 25, 1968, and was effective commencing November 27, 1968; and

 WHEREAS, the Saline County Election Officer has certified that a petition submitted pursuant to the initiative and referendum statute (K.S.A. 12-3013) containing a request that the Governing Body adopt an ordinance repealing the Ordinance was signed by the required number of electors qualified to sign; and

WHEREAS, under those circumstances, K.S.A. 12-3013(a) requires that the Governing Body, within 20 days after certification of the petition, either pass the petitioned ordinance to repeal Ordinance Number 7096, without alteration, or submit the petitioned ordinance, without alteration, to a vote of the electors of the city by calling a special election, unless a regular city election is to be held within 90 days thereafter; and
 
WHEREAS, for the reasons that (a) on this 11th day of August, 2014, the Ordinance as set forth in the petition was not approved on first reading by the Governing Body and (b) a regular city election will not be held within 90 days, the Governing Body is required by K.S.A. 12-3013 to forthwith call a special city election and at such election submit the ordinance, without alteration, to the vote of the electors of the city; and

WHEREAS, the County Election Officer has confirmed that the special city election may be held on the same date as and in conjunction with the general election to be held on November 4, 2014, so as to avoid the additional expense of a separately scheduled special city election;  SO NOW THEREFORE,

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

 Section 1.  In accordance with K.S.A. 12-3013, the Governing Body submits to the vote of the electors of the city at a special city election to be held on the same date as and in conjunction with the general election to be held on November 4, 2014, the following question:

 Shall the following be adopted?

Ordinance Number 14-10750

 An Ordinance of the City of Salina, Kansas repealing Ordinance 7096 which was titled “AN ORDINANCE. AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE WATER DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS, TO INSTALL AND OPERATE EQUIPMENT WHICH WILL FLUORIDE THE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS”; passed by the Governing Body of Salina, Kansas on November 25, 1968 and became effective on November 27, 1968.

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

 Section 1. That Ordinance Number 7096 of the City of Salina, Kansas, is repealed.

 Section 2. That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect after its adoption by the Governing Body of the City of Salina, Kansas, or after approval of a majority of the qualified voters of the City of Salina, Kansas.  

 Section 2.  If a majority of the electors of the city voting on the proposition approve the proposed ordinance, the proposed ordinance shall thereupon become a valid and binding ordinance of the City and Ordinance Number 7096 shall be repealed.
 
 Section 3.  The City Clerk is directed to request that the County Election Officer take all steps necessary to include the proposition set forth in Section 1 above on the ballot for the special city election to be held on the same date as and in conjunction with the general election to be held on November 4, 2014.

Section 4.   This ordinance shall be published by the following summary:

Ordinance No. 14-10750 Summary

On August 11, 2014, the City of Salina, Kansas, passed Ordinance No. 14-10750.  The ordinance calls a special election to be held on November 4, 2014, submitting to the vote of the electors of the city an ordinance repealing Ordinance Number 7096, which authorized and directed the Water Department to the City of Salina, Kansas, to install and operate equipment which will fluoride the water supply system in the City of Salina, Kansas.  A complete copy of the ordinance is available at www.salina-ks.gov or in the office of the city clerk, 300 W. Ash Street, free of charge.  This summary is certified by the city attorney.

 Section 5.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and publication by summary once in the official city newspaper. 

Introduced: August 11, 2014
Passed: August 18, 2014
[SEAL]
ATTEST:

Aaron K. Householter, Mayor
 

Shandi Wicks, CMC, City Clerk

Certification of Publication Summary:

Greg A. Bengtson, City Attorney