A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF SOLOMON, KANSAS, FROM K.S.A. 1965 SUPP. 79-1953; AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT, AUTHORIZING AND LIMITING TAX LEVIES IN ANY ONE YEAR ON EACH DOLLAR OF ASSESSED TANGIBLE VALUABLE AND PRESCRIBING AN AGGREGATE FOR ALL CITYWIDE TAX LEVIES.
Section 1. The City of Solomon, 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, and does exempt itself from and makes inapplicable to it K.S.A. 1965 Supp. 79-1953, which is not applicable uniformity in all cities of the third class, the legislature not having established classes of cities for the purpose of imposing tax limitations, and hereby provides substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter provided.
Section 2. The governing body of the City of Solomon, Kansas, is hereby authorized and empowered to levy taxes in each year for the following city purposes, but said governing body shall not fix a rate of levy in any one year on each dollar of assessed tangible valuation of the city in excess of the following named rates:
General operating fund, (which shall include the following activities): General government; police department; fire department; health and sanitation, including refuse collection and disposal; highways (all public traveled ways including bridges); sewer maintenance; sewer treatment and disposal; parks cemeteries; street lighting; restroom; hydrant rental; forestry and civil defense - 16 mills, provided, that any revenues derived from the motor vehicle and motor fuel taxes shall be budgeted to the credit of the highway department of said general operating fund and shall be used exclusively for the purposes for which received;
Provided, that the aggregate of all city-wide tax levies of such city, except levies for the payment of bonds and interests thereon, and levies for the control and eradication of noxious weeds, and levies authorized by other statutes to be outside the aggregate is hereby limited to 19 mills on each dollar of assessed tangible valuable of such city.