K.S.A. 12-685 et seq. authorizes the governing body to designate and establish existing or proposed streets, boulevards, avenues or parts thereof located within the city as main trafficways, the primary function of which is, or shall be, the movement of through traffic between areas of concentrated activity within the city or between such areas within the city and traffic facilities outside the city performing the function of a major trafficway. Pursuant to that authority, the city hereby designates the following as “main trafficways”:

(a)   U.S. Highway 281 (Main Street) within the City limits.

(Ord. 1405; Code 2012)

Any account owed to the City of Hoisington which is referred to any outside agency or entity for collection, including the State of Kansas setoff program, shall have a fee equal to twenty five percent (25%) of the total delinquent amount added to said account. Such administrative fee shall be added and applied prior to referral for collection.

(Ord. 1409; Code 2012)

(a)   Neighborhood Revitalization Plan.  The City Council does hereby adopt the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein.

(b)   Designation of Neighborhood Revitalization Area.  That the City Council hereby designates the real property described in Part 1 of the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan as the Neighborhood Revitalization Area, finds that the following conditions exist within said Area: 1) a predominance of buildings which, by reason of dilapidation or obsolescence, are detrimental to public health, safety and welfare; 2) a substantial number of deteriorating structures which impair the sound growth of the city, retards the provision of housing and constitutes an economic liability; and 3) a predominance of buildings which, by reason of age, history or architecture, are significant and should be restored to productive use, and finds that the rehabilitation, conservation and redevelopment of said area is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare  of the residents of the city.

(c)   Neighborhood Revitalization Fund.  That the City Council does hereby create a Neighborhood Revitalization Fund to finance the redevelopment of the revitalization area and to provide a rebate of property tax increments as set forth in the revitalization plan.

(Ord. 1493)

A majority of the electors voting thereon having approved, at a special question election held on the 4th day of November, 2014, the levying of a retailers’ sales tax in the City of Hoisington, for the purposes of maintaining and improving public streets and infrastructure; stabilizing the property tax levy; improving, maintaining, equipping or constructing a public swimming pool and to provide improvements necessary to enhance the public’s quality of life, as authorized by K.S.A. 12-187 et seq., and amendments thereto, there is hereby levied a city retailers’ sales tax in the amount of one-quarter of one percent (0.25%) to take effect on the 1st day of April, 2015.

(b)   Except as otherwise provided by law, such tax shall be identical in its application and exemptions therefrom to the Kansas Retailers’ Sales Tax Act and all laws and administrative rules and regulations of the Kansas Department of Revenue relating to the state retailers’ sales tax shall apply to such city retailers’ sales tax insofar as such laws and regulations may be made applicable.  The services of the Kansas Department of Revenue shall be utilized to administer, enforce and collect such tax.

(Ord. 1505)