Ordinance No. 621

AN ORDINANCE OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ST. FRANCIS, KANSAS IMPOSING A ONE PERCENT (1.0%) CITY-WIDE SALES TAX FOR GENERAL PURPOSES.

            WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 2019-4, the governing body of the City of St. Francis, Kansas (the “City”), authorized and provided for a special election in the City for the purpose of submitting to the electors of the City the question of imposing, under K.S.A. 12-187 et seq. (the “Act”), a one percent (1.0%) City-wide sales tax (the “Sales Tax”) for City infrastructure improvements, including streets and payments on bonds issued to finance such improvements (the “Sales Tax Proposition”), with collection of such Sales Tax to commence on April 1, 2020; and 

            WHEREAS, a special question election was held in the City on October 8, 2019, at which time there was submitted to the qualified electors of the City the Sales Tax Proposition, and a majority of the qualified electors of the City voting on this proposition voted in favor thereof; and

            WHEREAS, pursuant to the Act and the results of the aforementioned special election, the governing body of the City deems it necessary and advisable to authorize the levy of the Sales Tax, which Sales Tax will be a general purpose sales tax under the Act.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ST. FRANCIS, KANSAS:

            SECTION 1.  The levy of the Sales Tax is hereby authorized, with collection of the Sales Tax to commence on April 1, 2020.

            SECTION 2.  The City Clerk, upon passage of this Ordinance, shall provide a certified copy of the same to the State Director of Taxation pursuant to K.S.A. 12-189.

            SECTION 3.  This Ordinance shall be effective upon passage by the governing body, approval and execution by the Mayor and publication once in the official City newspaper.

            PASSED by the governing body of the City of St. Francis, Kansas on November 25, 2019, and APPROVED and SIGNED by the Mayor.

                                                                                                Scott Schultz, Mayor

(SEAL)

ATTEST:

            Lila L. Whitmore, City Clerk

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