APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 21

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF DE SOTO, KANSAS FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 13-1024a AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT RELATING TO GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING FOR SAID IMPROVEMENTS.

WHEREAS, Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas (the "Act"), provides that cities may exercise certain home rule powers, including passing charter ordinances which exempt such cities from non-uniform statutes and acts of the Kansas Legislature; and

WHEREAS, the City of De Soto, Kansas (the "City") is a City, as defined in the Act, duly created and organized, under the laws of the State of Kansas; and

WHEREAS, K.S.A. 13-1024a is part of an enactment of the Kansas Legislature (K.S.A. 13-1024a et seq.) relating to general improvements and the issuance of bonds for such purposes, which enactment is applicable to the City, but is not uniformly applicable to all cities within the State of Kansas; and

WHEREAS, the governing body of the City desires, by charter ordinance, to exempt the City from the provisions of K.S.A. 13-1024a, and to provide substitute and additional provisions therefor.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF DE SOTO, KANSAS, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Exemption - K.S.A. 13-1024a. The City of De Soto, Kansas (the "City") by virtue of the powers vested in it by the Act, hereby elects to exempt itself from and hereby makes inapplicable to it K.S.A. 13-1024a, and does hereby provide the following substitute and additional provisions in place thereof:

        For the purpose of paying for any bridge, viaduct, public building, including the land necessary therefore, for lands for public parks and developing the same, within or without the city, for the establishment and construction of crematories, desiccating or reduction works, including the land necessary therefor, within or without the city, or for the improvement, repair or extension of any waterworks, sewage disposal plant, electric light plant, crematory, desiccating or reduction works or other public utility plant owned by the city, and for the purpose of rebuilding, adding to or extending to the same from time to time, as the necessities of the city may require, the city may borrow money and issue its general obligation bonds and/or temporary notes for the same.

SECTION 2. Severability. If any provision or section of this Charter Ordinance is deemed or ruled unconstitutional or otherwise illegal or invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect any other provision of this Charter Ordinance. In such instance, this Charter Ordinance shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal or invalid provision had not been contained herein.

(6-7-2007)