A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF DOUGLASS, KANSAS, FROM K.S.A. 79-1953; PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT; AND REMOVING ANY LIMITATION OF TAX LEVY; REPEALING CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 1 OF SAID CITY (ALSO BEARING ORDINANCE NO. 379).
Section 1. The City of Douglass, Kansas, a city of the third 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. 79-1953, and provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter set forth in this ordinance. K.S.A. 79-1953 is applicable to this city is not applicable uniformly to all cities of the third class, and the legislature has not established classes of cities for the purpose of imposing tax limitations and prohibitions under said constitutional provision.
Section 2. The governing body of the City. of Douglass, Kansas, is hereby authorized and empowered to levy taxes in each year on each dollar of assessed tangible valuation of said city for the following city purposes; provided, that the city purposes specifically authorized by other statutes are not excluded because they are not enumerated herein:
General operating fund (which shall include the following activities);
General government; police department; fire department; heath 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; restrooms; hydrant rental; forestry; ambulance service; community buildings; recreation, and library fund.
Said governing body may levy an amount necessary to meet the requirements of its adopted budget.
Section 3. Charter Ordinance No. 1 (bearing Ordinance No. 379) adopted by the City of Douglass, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.