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Legislation #: 141087 Introduction Date: 12/18/2014
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 7, 2015, a question to remove certain city property devoted to park use from the park system; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election no later than January 13, 2015; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
12/18/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/18/2014 Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee
1/7/2015 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
1/8/2015 Passed

View Attachments
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150280 Cass County.pdf Other 435K Certification of Election Results
Platte County-April 2014.pdf Other 492K Certification of Election Results
150280 Clay County.pdf Other 2460K Certification of Election Results
150280 Jackson and Cass Counties Pt. 1.pdf Other 16983K Certification of Election Results
141087.pdf Authenticated 248K Authenticated
141087 Fact Sheet.xlsx Fact Sheet 21K 534 Highland Fact Sheet Revised
Parks Resolution - 534 Highland.pdf Other 396K Signed Parks Resolution approving the Ordinance

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ORDINANCE NO. 141087

 

Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 7, 2015, a question to remove certain city property devoted to park use from the park system; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election no later than January 13, 2015; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.

 

WHEREAS, City Charter section 1004(b) reads:

 

If any property is determined by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to be no longer necessary or appropriate for park, parkway, or boulevard use, such property may be removed from the park system by a vote of the people.

 

and;

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners by its Resolution #30324 has approved and recommended that certain parklands generally consisting of approximately 2.444 acres dedicated in the 1927 Plat of Suwanee be removed from the park system; and

 

WHEREAS, such removal would allow the use of the property by the City for other government uses or would allow the City to dispose of the property as surplus property; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. ELECTION CALLED. That an election is called on April 7, 2015, for the purpose of submitting to the voters of Kansas City the question of removing property from the park system.

 

Section 2. BALLOT TITLE. The ballot title shall be:

 

Should the City of Kansas City remove from the park system vacant property located generally at 534 Highland Avenue, which has been determined by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to be no longer necessary or appropriate for park, parkway, or boulevard use?

 

 

 


Section 3. NOTICE OF ELECTION. The notice of election shall read as follows:

 

__________________________________________

 

NOTICE OF ELECTION

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Kansas City has called a special election to be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., at which election all qualified voters residing within Kansas City, Missouri will be given the opportunity to vote.

 

The official ballot will be in substantially the following form:

 

OFFICIAL BALLOT

CITY OF KANSAS CITY

 

SPECIAL ELECTION, APRIL 7, 2015

 

QUESTION NO. [ ]

(Park Property)

 

Should the City of Kansas City remove from the park system vacant property located generally at 534 Highland Avenue, which has been determined by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to be no longer necessary or appropriate for park, parkway, or boulevard use?

 

YES _____

NO _____

 

(Instructions to voters will be supplied by the election authorities.)

 

A full and complete copy of Ordinance No. ___ (as it may be amended) submitting the above question to the electorate is on file in the office of the City Clerk of Kansas City, Missouri where the same is open for inspection and copying.

 

The polling places for the election will be (INSERT LIST OF POLLING PLACES IN LAST PUBLICATION ONLY)

 

__________________________________________

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is the legal notice to be published pursuant to Section 115.127, RSMo, as amended.


Given under my hand and the official seal of the Kansas City, Missouri, this _____ day of _____________________, 2014.

 

(SEAL)

 

 

 

__________________________________

MARILYN SANDERS

City Clerk of Kansas City, Missouri

 

Before me, a notary public, personally appeared Marilyn Sanders, to me known to be the City Clerk of Kansas City, Missouri, and the person who acknowledged to me that she executed the same for the purposes therein stated.

 

 

 

___________________________________

Notary Public

 

My Commission Expires: ____________________________________________

 

Section 4. NOTICE TO ELECTION AUTHORITIES BY CITY CLERK. That following passage of this ordinance the City Clerk shall deliver certified copies of this ordinance and notice of election to the Clerk of Cass County, Board of Election Commissioners of Clay County, Board of Election Commissioners of Kansas City, and Board of Election Commissioners of Platte County, no later than January 13, 2015, which shall be the authority of each election authority of the City to submit the amendment to the electors of Kansas City and to give public notice as provided by law.

 

Section 5. EMERGENCY RECOGNIZED. This ordinance, providing for the submission of Charter amendments to the people of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby recognized to be an emergency measure within the meaning of Section 503(a)(3)(A) of the Charter, and as such shall become effective immediately following approval by the Mayor, or five days after passage if no action is taken by the Mayor to approve or veto the ordinance.

 

_______________________________________________

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 ______________________________

Austin M. Steelman

Assistant City Attorney