Section 101-593 Res. 224-00; Declaring the Results of the November 7, 2000 Election (Local Parks Sales Tax; Stephens Lake Property)


Council Bill No.          R 224-00          

A RESOLUTION

declaring the results of the election held in the City of Columbia on November 7, 2000.

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

    SECTION 1.  The Council declares that the election held in the City of Columbia, Missouri on November 7, 2000, to consider whether to authorize the City to impose a local parks sales tax was duly and regularly held and conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri and the ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri.

    SECTION 2.  In accordance with the results of the election certified by Wendy S. Noren, Clerk of the County Commission of Boone County and election authority for and within the County of Boone, State of Missouri, the Council hereby finds and declares that the following votes were cast in the November 7, 2000, election:

    PROPOSITION ONE
LOCAL PARKS SALES TAX

Shall the municipality 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 for the municipality, 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.
            
                YES     19,023
                NO          16,381

    SECTION 3.  Based on the results of the election set forth in Section 2, the Council hereby declares that a majority of the qualified voters of the City voting on Proposition 1 approved the proposition and the City is therefore authorized to impose a one-fourth of one percent local parks sales tax for five years and one-eighth of one percent local parks sales tax thereafter.

    ADOPTED this 13th day of November, 2000.