APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 2

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF BELLEVILLE, KANSAS, FROM K. S. A. 79-1952, PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT; AND REMOVING ANY LIMITATION OF TAX LEVY. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY THE CITY OF BELLEVILLE, KANSAS:

SECTION 1. The City of Belleville, Kansas, a city of the second class, 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 it, K.S.A. 79-1952, and provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter set forth in the ordinance. K.S.A. 79-1952 is applicable to this city but is not applicable uniformly to all cities of the second class, and the legislature has not established classes of cities for the purposes of imposing tax limitations and prohibitions,

SECTION 2. The Governing Body of the City of Belleville, Kansas, is hereby authorized and empowered to levy taxes in each year for the following city purposes; provided, that the city purposes specifically authorized by other statutes are not excluded, because they are not enumerated herein. That said levy shall be on each dollar of assessed tangible valuation of said City for the following purposes:

       General Government (which shall include but not be limited to the following activities:)

       City 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, swimming pools, cemeteries; street lighting and other public lighting, restrooms and hydrant rental; forestry; civil defense; local flood control, traffic control; community buildings, memorial maintenance; Library, Airport, recreation.

Said Governing Body may levy an amount necessary to meet the requirements of its adopted budget.

(12-16-1968)