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1702 Bill No. 705 Storm Water and Parks Sales Tax

BILL NO. 705                                                                                    ORDINANCE NO. 1702

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, IMPOSING A SALES TAX FOR STORM WATER CONTROL PROJECTS AND MUNICIPAL PARKS AT THE RATE OF ONE-QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT (.25%) AFTER SUMBISSION TO AND CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE 7th DAY OF APRIL, 2020.

WHEREAS, the City of Rich Hill, Missouri (the “City”), currently imposes total two general local sales taxes levies, as defined in Section 32.085, RSMo, at a combined rate of two percent (2%); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority granted to the City by Section 644.032, RSMo, the City now desires to impose an additional sales tax levy at a rate of one-quarter of one percent (.25%); and

WHEREAS, the revenue generated by this additional sales tax levy would be used exclusively for storm water control projects and municipal parks: and

WHEREAS, this proposed sales tax levy, if approved by the voters, shall be imposed on all retail sales made within the City’s corporate boundaries, which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, except sales of food as defined in Section 144.014, RSMo; and

WHEREAS, this proposed sales tax levy requires the approval by the qualified voters of the City at an election.

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

Section 1.        Pursuant to the authority granted by and subject to, the provisions of Section 644.032, RSMo, a sales tax for storm water control projects and municipal parks shall be imposed on all retail sales made within the City’s corporate boundaries which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo, except sales of food as defined by Section 144.014, RSMo.

Section 2.        The rate of this sales tax levy shall be set at one-quarter of one percent (.25%).

Section 3.        This proposed sales tax levy shall be submitted to the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, for their approval, as required by the provisions of Section 644.032, RSMo, at the election to be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.  The ballot of submission shall contain the following language:

Shall the City of Rich Hill impose a sales tax of one-quarter of one percent (.25%) for the purpose of providing funding for storm water control and local parks for the municipality?

YES              NO

If you are in favor of the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “YES”. 

If you are opposed to the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “NO”.

Section 4.        Within ten (10) days after the approval of this question by the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, the City Clerk shall forward to the Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, by United States certified mail, a certified copy of this Ordinance along with certifications of the election results and a map of the City showing the boundaries thereof.

Section 5.        This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval.

PASSED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, THIS 8TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2020.

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                                                                        Jason Rich, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Casey Crews, City Clerk

Ayes:  Tourtillott, Humble, Kassner,

Nays:  None

Absent:  Robb