0961 – Election for Library Tax Levy

ORDINANCE 961

AN ORDINANCE CALLING FOR A PROPOSITION TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORATE FOR APPROVAL OF AN INCREASE IN THE TAX LEVY FOR THE RICH HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY IN THE GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 4, 1986

            WHEREAS, the Constitution of the State of Missouri was amended in November, 1980 to provide in Article x, Section 22, known as the Hancock Amendment, that cities may not increase taxes, licenses, and fees without voter approval, and

            WHEREAS, The Supreme Court of Missouri has determined in a decision handed down in August, 1982 that this Constitutional provision applies to certain recreational and public works fees, as well as to municipal taxes, and

            WHEREAS, the increased costs of providing services desired by our citizens has made necessary the increasing of the tax levy for the Rich Hill Memorial Library.

            WHEREAS, the Council believes the residents of Rich Hill, Missouri would prefer that the Library maintain its high level of services even if it requires an increase in the tax levy of the citizens of this city.

            WHEREAS,    the council desires to submit to the electorate of Rich Hill, Missouri the approval of a tax levy increase for the Rich Hill Memorial Library at the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 1986

           NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL,MISSOURI:

            Section 1.  A special election shall be held in addition to the general election on Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 1986, at which time there shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri the following proposition:

PROPOSITION 1

            Shall the City of Rich Hill be authorized to increase the tax levy for the Rich Hill Memorial Library by $.13 on one hundred dollars assessed valuation (, which is not subject to any applicable tax rate reduction rollbacks) If this proposition is approved by the voters, the total operating levy of the Rich Hill Memorial Library will be $.25 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation (, subject to any applicable tax rate reduction rollbacks).

            Section 2.  That the polling places for said City election shall be the same as the polling places for the General Election to be held onTuesday, November 4, 1986.

            Section 3.  That the judges of said election appointed for the General Election to be held onNovember 4, 1986shall also serve as judges for the City election called herein.

            Section 4.  The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to prepare and cause to be published in a newspaper having a general circulation within the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, a notice of said election and an official ballot in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF ELECTION-OFFICIAL BALLOT

City of Rich Hill,Missouri-Notice of Election,Tuesday, November 4, 1986

Notice is hereby given that a special election will be held in the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, on the same day as the General Election,Tuesday, November 4, 1986for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, the following propositions:

PROPOSITION 1

            Shall the City of Rich Hill be authorized to increase the tax levy for the Rich Hill Memorial Library by $.13 on one hundred dollars assessed valuation (, which is not subject to any applicable tax rate reduction rollbacks).  If this proposition is approved by the voters, the total operating levy of the Rich Hill Memorial Library will be $.25 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation ,(subject to any applicable tax rate reduction rollbacks).

_____Yes

_____No

            Section 5.  The invalidity of any sections, clause, sentence, or provisions of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other part of this ordinance, which can be given effect without such invalid part or parts.

            Section 6.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its approval as provided by law.

            Read three times and passed this 26th day of August 1986.

            Approved this 26th day of August, 1986

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William Thelen-Mayor

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Tammy Williams-City Clerk

 

No voting record

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