1198 – Bill No. 182 Sales Tax

AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING A TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS FOR OPERATION AND MAINTANCE OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT AND FACILITY, AND MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT TO CITY PARKS SYSTEM ON ALL SELLERS FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF ENGAGING IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY OR RENDERING TAXABLE SERVICES AT RETAIL AT THE RATE OF ONE PERCENT (1%) ON THE RECEIPTS FROM THE SALES AT RETAIL OF ALL TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY OR TAXABLE SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO TAXATION BY THE STATE OF MISSOURI UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 144.010 TO 144.510 RSMo., PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY GRANTED BY AND SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 94.500 TO 94.570 RSMo., AND PROVIDING FOR SUBMISSION OF THIS ORDINANCE TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF SAID CITY FOR THEIR APPROVAL AT THE GENERAL ELECTION CALLED AND TO BE HELD IN SAID CITY ON April 6, 2004.

 

            WHEREAS, under the provisions of Sections 94.500 to 94.570 RSMo., the cities of the state are empowered to impose by ordinance, for general purposes, a tax for operation and maintenance of the police department, repair and maintenance of fire department equipment and facility, and maintenance and improvement to city parks system on all sellers for the privilege on engaging in the business of selling tangible personal property or rendering taxable services at the rate of one-half on one percent, at seven-eighths of one percent, or at one percent on the receipts from the sales at retail on all tangible personal property or taxable services at retail within any city adopting such tax, if such property and services are subject to taxation by the State of Missouri under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.510 RSMo., and the City of Rich Hill desires to avail itself of such authorization and within the terms hereof; and

           

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Sections 94.500 to 94.570 RSMo. no ordinance enacted pursuant to the authority granted by the provisions of said Sections shall be effective until it has been submitted to the qualified voters of the city and approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon.

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

 

            Section 1.  Pursuant to the authority granted by the subject to the provisions of Sections 94.500 to 94.570 RSMo., a tax for major water improvements and for street improvements and repairs purposes is hereby imposed upon all sellers for the privilege of engaging in the business of selling tangible personal property or rendering taxable services at retail to the extent and in the manner provided in Section 144.010 to 144.510 RSMo., and the rules and regulations of the Director of Revenue issued pursuant thereto.  The rate of the tax shall be one percent (1%) on the receipts from the sale at retail of all tangible personal property or taxable services at retail within the City of Rich, Missouri, if such property and taxable services are subject to taxation by the State of Missouri, if such property and taxable services are subject to taxation by the State of Missouri, under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.510 RSMo.  The tax shall become effective as provided in subsection 4 of Section 94.510 RSMo., and shall be collected pursuant to the provisions of Sections 94.500 to 94.570 RSMo.,

 

Section 2.  This ordinance shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, for their approval, as required by the provisions of Section 94.510 RSMo., at the general election hereby called and to be held in said city on Tuesday, the 6th day of April, 2004.  The ballot Title will be:

___Yes            Shall there be a city sales tax of one percent in the City Of Rich Hill, Missouri?

___No             Ordinance No. _1198__ of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, imposes a city sales tax at the rate of 1% of the receipts on the sales at retail of all goods and services subject to sales tax imposed by the State of Missouri for the purpose of providing funds for continued operation and maintenance of a full time police department, fire department and parks system.  One half cent to be used for the continued operation and maintenance of the police department, one fourth cent to be used for repair and replacement of fire department equipment and facility, and one fourth to be used for the maintenance of and improvements to the city park system. 

 

            The voter who desires to vote in favor of said ordinance shall place a cross mark (x) in the square opposite the word “Yes”.  The voter who desires to vote against said ordinance shall place a cross mark (x) in the square opposite the word “No”.

 

            If a majority of the qualified voters voting at said election shall vote in favor of the approval of the approval of this ordinance, then the same shall be binding and full force and effect.

 

            Section 3.  Within ten (10) days after the approval of this ordinance by the qualified voters of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, the City Clerk shall forward to the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri by United States registered mail or certified mail, a certified copy of this ordinance together with the certifications of the election returns and accompanied by a map of the city clearly showing the boundaries thereof.

 

            Section 4.  The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to prepare and cause to be published a notice of said election in substantially the following form, to-wit:

 

NOTICE OF ELECTION

 

            Notice Is Hereby Given That An Election Will Be Held In The City of Rich Hill, Missouri, On

Tuesday, The Sixth Day Of April, 2004

 

            For the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, the following proposition:

 

PROPOSITION NUMBER 1

SHALL THERE BE A CITY SALES TAX OF ONE PERCENT IN THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI?

 

_______YES

_______NO

 

ONLY QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL MISSOURI SHALL BE ALLOWED TO VOTE ON THIS PROPOSITION.

 

THE POLLING PLACES SHALL BE SAME AS THE POLLING PLACES FOR THEREGULARCITYELECTIONS TO BE HELD ONTUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2004

 

Ordinance No. _1198__ of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, imposes a city sales tax at the rate of 1% of the receipts on the sales at retail of all goods and services subject to sales tax imposed by the State of Missouri for the purpose of providing funds for continued operation and maintenance of a full time police department, fire department and parks system.  One half cent to be used for the continued operation and maintenance of the police department, one fourth cent to be used for repair and replacement of fire department equipment and facility, and one fourth to be used for the maintenance of and improvements to the city park system.        

 

            Section 5.  Taxes provided by this ordinance, assuming that it is approved by the qualified voters of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, shall become effective on the first day of the second calendar quarter after the Director of Revenue received the notice provided in Section 3 above.

 

            Section 6.  All revenue received by the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, as a result of the tax hereby created shall be placed in escrow for major water improvements and a special fund for the exclusive purpose of purchasing asphalt, oil and rock for street improvements and repairs within the City.

 

            Section 7.  All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

            Section 8.  Except as provided herein, this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval by law.

 

            Read the two times and passed this 23rd day of December 2003.

 

___________________________

Tammy Williams, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

___________________________

Rose Entrikin, City Clerk

 

Ayes: Turner, Humble, Greco

Nays: None

 

Miller was absent

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