ORDINANCE NO. 856
PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCES
WHEREAS, K.S.A. 12-3001 and 12-3007 address consideration of publication of ordinances of a city, respectively; and
WHEREAS, the 2012 Kansas Legislature enacted House Bill No. 2166 amending K.S.A. 12-3001 and 12-3007; and
WHEREAS, House Bill No. 2166 amended K.S.A. 12-3001 to make it uniformly applicable to all cities; and
WHEREAS, House Bill No. 2166 amended K.S.A. 12-3007 to allow for publication of summaries of regular ordinances in the official city newspaper as long as the summary explains: (1) that it is a “summary” and that the full text of the ordinance may be obtained from the office of the city clerk; (2) the city attorney certifies that the summary is legal accurate and sufficient; and (3) the publication includes the city’s official website address where a copy of the original ordinance is available to the public for a minimum of one week following the summary publication in the newspaper; and
WHEREAS, House Bill No. 2166 is intended to reduce publication costs incurred by cities; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body desires to provide for the consideration and publication of ordinances consistent with state law as amended by House Bill No. 2166 enacted by the 2012 Kansas Legislature.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the City of Meade, Kansas:
Section 1. Publication of ordinances.
(a) The city clerk shall cause to be published in their entirety and for the number of times required by state law, all charter ordinances or other ordinances required by state law to be published in their entirety and for a specified number of times.
(b) In the case of all other ordinances, except appropriation ordinances which shall take effect upon passage, the city clerk shall cause to be published a summary of the ordinance as soon as practicable after it has been passed and signed by the mayor, so long as:
(1) The ordinance includes a section setting forth the summary to be published in the following format:
Ordinance No. __________ Summary
On __(date)__, the City of Meade, Kansas, passed Ordinance No. _____. The ordinance _____(description)____. A complete copy of the ordinance is available at www.cityofmeade.org or in the office of the city clerk, 132 S Fowler, free of charge. This summary is certified by the city attorney.
(2) The publication is identified as a “summary” and contains notice that the complete text of the ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the office of the City clerk;
(3) The city attorney certifies the summary of the ordinance prior to publication to insure that the summary is legally accurate and sufficient;
(4) The publication contains the city’s official website address where a reproduction of the original ordinance is available for a minimum of one week following the summary publication in the newspaper; and
(5) If the ordinance is subject to petition pursuant to state law, then the summary shall contain a statement that the ordinance is subject to petition.
Section 2. Summary of ordinance for publication. This ordinance shall be published by the following summary:
Ordinance No. 856 Summary
On April 14th, 2014, the City of Meade, Kansas, passed Ordinance No. 856. The ordinance approving the publication of ordinances. A complete copy of the ordinance is available at www.cityofmeade.org or in the office of the city clerk, 132 S Fowler, free of charge. This summary is certified by the city attorney to be legal, accurate and sufficient.
Section 3. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and publication by summary once in the official city newspaper. Passed and approved by the Governing Body of the City of Meade, Kansas this 14th day of April, 2014..
Richard Knott, Mayor
Tiffany Neel, City Clerk
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