Section 101-437 Ord. 16564; Calling a Special Election on November 7, 2000 RE: Imposing a Local Parks Sales Tax


Ordinance No.            16564              Council Bill No.           B 259-00A            

AN ORDINANCE

calling a special election in the City of Columbia, Missouri, to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000, on the question whether to authorize the City to impose a local parks sales tax; directing notification of the election authority; describing the form of the notice of election; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  A special election is hereby ordered to be held in the City of Columbia, Missouri, on Tuesday, November 7, 2000, on the following question:

PROPOSITION 1
LOCAL PARKS SALES TAX

Shall the City of Columbia, Missouri, impose a sales tax of one-fourth of one percent for five years and one-eighth of one percent thereafter, for the purpose of providing funding for local parks, in order to purchase, improve and manage parks, trails and natural lands for water quality, wildlife, tree preservation, and recreation purposes?  All expenditures will be subject to an annual public audit. Revenue from this tax would be used to purchase, improve and manage the Stephens Lake property and for other park purposes.

    SECTION 2.  The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to notify the Clerk of the County Commission of Boone County, Missouri, of the adoption of this ordinance no later than 5 o'clock p.m. on August 29, 2000, and to include in the notification all of the terms and provisions required by Chapter 115, RSMo. 1994, as amended.

    SECTION 3.  The form of the notice of election shall be substantially as set forth on "Exhibit A" attached hereto and made a part hereof as fully as if set forth herein verbatim.

    SECTION 4.  The election shall be held and conducted, and the results thereof canvassed and returned, in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri.

    SECTION 5.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    Passed this 21st day of August, 2000.