A CHARTER ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GREENSBURG, KANSAS EXEMPTING THE CITY FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 12-1758 AND K.S.A. 12-1767 RELATING TO PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSIONS AND THE ISSUANCE OF REVENUE BONDS THEREBY AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING THERETO.
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 the acts of the Kansas Legislature; and
WHEREAS, the City of Greensburg, Kansas (the “City”) is a city, as defined in the Act, duly created and organized, under the laws of the Slate of Kansas; and
WHEREAS, K.S.A. 12-1758 and K.S.A. 12-1767 are a part of an enactment of the Kansas Legislature (K.S.A. 12-1757 et seq.) relating to public building commissions and the issuance thereby of revenue bonds, which enactment is applicable to the City, but is not uniformly applicable to all cities within the Slate 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. 12-1758 and K.S.A. 12-1767, and to provide substitute and additional provisions therefor in order to provide (a) additional and alternative methods for financing certain public buildings and other facilities in the City and (b) an exemption from a protest period relating to the authorization of certain revenue bonds.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GREENSBURG, KANSAS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Exemption-K.S.A. 12-1758. The City, by the power vested in it by the Act, hereby elects to exempt itself from and make inapplicable to it, the provisions of K.S.A. 12-1758 and does hereby provide the following substitute and additional provisions in place thereof:
(a) The City, by appropriate ordinance, may create a public building commission for the purposes of acquiring a site or sites for and constructing, reconstructing, equipping and furnishing, or purchasing or otherwise acquiring, a building or buildings or other facilities of a revenue producing character. Such building or buildings or facilities shall be maintained and operated for (i) City offices or such other purposes as are commonly carried on in connection with such facilities and general City buildings, (ii) public, municipal, community or recreational purposes of the City, (iii) educational, recreational or administrative purposes for school districts, (iv) health care and long-term care facilities of the City, another governmental entity or a non-profit organization operating for such purposes in the City, (v) housing and accommodation of county offices or county businesses or such other purposes as are commonly carried on in connection with such facilities and general county buildings and (vi) for housing, accommodations and parking facilities for offices of state and federal agencies.
(b) A public building commission created by the City may acquire land and facilities adjacent to or near any educational institution under the supervision and control of the state board of regents or may acquire by lease, land and facilities constituting a part of the campus of any such institution. Any public building commission may construct, reconstruct, equip and furnish such facilities on such land and lease such land and facilities to the official governing body of such institution. Any such lease entered into shall pledge the net revenue from such land and facilities. The City also may pledge such funds as may be necessary from those which are provided to be paid over to the board of trustees from the annual tax levy as provided by K.S.A. 76-3a07, and amendments thereto. The governing body of the City is hereby authorized to designate any surplus from such tax levy as may be necessary to guarantee the rentals under any such lease, and the City is hereby exempted from the provisions of K.S.A. 10-1101 to 10-1122, inclusive, and 79-2925, and amendments thereto, to the extent necessary to enable the City to make a covenant to effect such guarantee,
Section 2. Exemption-K.S.A. 12-1767. The City, by the power vested in it by the Act, hereby elects to exempt itself from and make inapplicable to it the provisions of K.S.A. 12-1767 and does hereby provide substitute and additional provisions in place thereof as follows:
(a) Any revenue bonds proposed to be issued by a public building commission created by the City shall be issued as provided in K.S.A. 10-1201 et seq. and amendments thereto, except to the extent that such statutes are in conflict with this Charter Ordinance or K.S.A. 12-1757 et seq. Before any revenue bonds are authorized or issued under the provisions of this Charter Ordinance and K.S.A. 12-1757 et seq., the public building commission shall adopt a resolution specifying the amount of such bonds and the purpose of the issuance thereof.
(b) Such resolution shall be published once a week for two· consecutive weeks in the official City newspaper or in a newspaper having general circulation in a county if the lease is with such county or a school district in the county. The resolution may provide, and shall provide, if the lease is with a county, school district or other political, that if within 30 days after the last date of publication of the resolution a petition in opposition to the resolution, signed by not less than 5% of the electors of the City or by not less than 5% of the electors of the county, school district or other political subdivision, if the lease.is with such entity, is filed with the county election officer; the governing body of the City, the board of county commissioners or the governing body of the school district, as applicable, shall submit the question to the voters at an election called for that purpose or at the next general election.
(c) No construction or acquisition contract shall be let or approved by a public building commission until after the expiration of the protest period provided under this section, provided that, with respect to revenue bonds authorized by a resolution not subject to the protest provisions described in subsection (b) of this Section, the public building commission may let or approve a construction or acquisition contract upon completion of the publications required by such subsection (b).
Section 3. Severability. 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.