APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 1

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF RUSSELL, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 79-1952 OF KANSAS STATUTES ANNOTATED AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT; AUTHORIZING AND LIMITING TAX LEVIES IN ANY ONE YEAR ON EACH DOLLAR OF ASSESSED TANGIBLE VALUATION AND PRESCRIBING AN AGGREGATE LIMITATION FOR ALL CITYWIDE TAX LEVIES.

Section 1. That the City of Russell, Kansas, a city of the second class, under and by virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas hereby elects to exempt itself and does exempt itself from the provisions of section 79-1952 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and makes said section inapplicable to it, said section not being applicable uniformly to all cities of the second class; and said city hereby provides substitute and additional provisions on said subject as hereinafter provided.

Section 2. The governing body of the city of Russell, Kansas, is hereby authorized and empowered to levy taxes in each year for the following city purposes but said governing body shall not fix a rate of levy in anyone year on each dollar of assessed tangible valuation of said city in excess of the following named rates:

General operating fund (which shall include the following activities):

General government; police department; fire department; health and sanitation, including refuse collection and disposal; highways (all public traveled ways, including bridges); sewer maintenance, sanitary and storm i sewage treatment and disposal; parks9 cemeteries; street lighting; restroom; hydrant rental; forestry, military memorial maintenance - 13.00 mills.

Provided that any revenues derived from the motor vehicle and motor fuel taxes shall be budgeted to the credit of the highways department of said general operation and shall be used exclusively for the purpose for which received.

Library - 3.00 mills.

Provided that two mills of said levy shall be outside the aggregate levy limit prescribed by this section.

Special lighting: As authorized by section 14-535 of the General

Statutes of 1949 of any amendments thereto - 1.00 mill.

Airport Acquisition, maintenance and improvement - 2.50 mills.

Band: As provided in section 12-14a02 of the General Statutes of 1949 or any amendments thereto:

Without an election - .50 mill.

With an election - 1.00 mill.

Public health nursing association - .20 mill.

Provided, That the aggregate of all citywide tax levies of said city, except levies for the payment of bonds and interest thereon, and levies for the control and eradication of noxious weeds, and levies authorized by other statutes to be outside the aggregate, is hereby limited to 16 mills on each dollar of assessed tangible valuation of said city. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the governing body to provide an aggregate limit for all citywide tax levies, except levies for the payment of bonds and interest thereon, and levies for the control and eradication of noxious weeds, and levies specifically authorized by the legislature of the State of Kansas to be outside the aggregate and the aggregate limit prescribed in this section shall include all other citywide levies of said city authorized by law unless specifically exempted by the law authorizing such levy.

(4-13-65)