A CHARTER ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 3.2 OF PART I, CHARTER ORDINANCES OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF STERLING, KANSAS, AND EXEMPTING THE CITY OF STERLING, KANSAS FROM K.S.A. 1974 SUPP. 79-1952 AUTHORIZING AND LIMITING TAX LEVIES IN ANY ONE YEAR ON EACH DOLLAR OF ASSESSED TANGIBLE VALUATION AND PRESCRIBING AN AGGREGATE FOR ALL CITY TAX LEVIES.
Section 1. The City of Sterling, Kansas by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself from and make inapplicable to K.S.A. 1974 Supp. 79-1952 and provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter set forth in this ordinance. Such referenced provision is applicable to this city, but is not applicable uniformly to all cities. Section 2. That Section 3.2 of Part I entitled Charter Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows, to-wit: “Sec. 3.2. Same--Substituted provisions. The governing body of the City of Sterling, Kansas, is hereby authorized and empowered to levy taxes in each year for the following city purpose, but said governing body shall not fix a rate of assessed tangible valuation of said city in excess of the following 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; sewage treatment and disposal; parks, cemeteries, street lighting; restroom; hydrant rental; forestry; military memorial maintenance and civil defense -23.00 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 operating fund and shall be used exclusively for the purpose for which received. Library - 3.00 mills. Provided, that 1 mill of said levy shall be outside the aggregate levy limit prescribed by this section. Hospital: Equipping, maintaining and improving as authorized by K.S.A. 14-603 - 3.00 mills. Special street fund (which shall include the following activities): regarding, repaving, re-oiling, macadamizing, resurfacing, repairing and maintaining any streets or any portion of any street which is located within said city - 3.50 mills. Provided that the aggregate of all city-wide tax levies of such 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 33 mills on each dollar of assessed tangible valuation of such city.”