Special Notices

RESOLUTION 17-03

 

WHEREAS, the city of Howard, Kansas, has been mandated by the United States

 

Department of Transportation to establish and regularly update a public awareness plan to

 

educate customers and non-customers who live or work near our pipelines to recognize the odor

 

of natural gas and how to respond to possible detections; and

 

WHEREAS, early recognition of natural gas odor saves lives and prevents property damage;

 

and

 

WHEREAS, it is the goal of the governing body to raise awareness of the affected public and

 

key stakeholders of the presence of buried natural gas pipelines; and

 

WHEREAS, a more informed public will play a greater role in preventing the loss of life and

 

property through a coordinated and integrated public awareness campaign; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Howard has demonstrated management support for and has

 

allocated resources to implement a Public Awareness Program;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THE City Council for the City of Howard,

 

Kansas hereby adopts a public awareness program, the terms of which are contained in a Public

 

Awareness Program for the City of Howard, Kansas and dated March 20, 2017.

 

Passed and approved this 20 day of March 2017

 

 

Richard P. Clark

Richard Clark

Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

 

Becky Oakleaf

Becky Oakleaf

City Clerk

 

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PROCLAMATION

MAYORS DAY OF RECOGNITION FOR NATIONAL SERVICE

WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges; and

WHEREAS, the nation’s mayors are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet city needs; and

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senor Corps participants address the most pressing challenges facing our cities and counties, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century and supporting veterans and military families to providing health services and helping communities recover from natural disasters; and   

WHEREAS, national service expands economic opportunity be creating more sustainable, resilient communities and providing education, career skills, and leadership abilities for those who serve; and

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants serve in more than 60,000 locations across the country, bolstering the civic, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations that are so vital to our economic and social well-being; and

WHEREAS, national service participants increase the impact of the organizations they serve with, both through their direct service and by recruiting and managing millions of additional volunteers; and

WHEREAS, national service represents a unique public-private partnership that invests in community solutions and leverages non-federal resources to strengthen community impact and increase the return on taxpayer dollars; and

WHEREAS, national service participants demonstrate commitment, dedication, and patriotism by making an intensive commitment to service, a commitment that remains with them in their future endeavors; and

WHEREAS, the Corporation for National and Community Service shares a priority with mayors nationwide to engage citizens, improve lives and strengthen communities; and is joining with the National League of Cities, City of Service, and mayors across the country to recognize the impact of service on the Mayors Day of Recognition of National Service on April 4, 2017.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I Richard P. Clark, Mayor of Howard do hereby proclaim April 4, 2017, as National Service Recognition Day, and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our city; to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.   

 

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City Gas rates have been increased.  The minimum charge has been increased from $19.17 to $23.17.

EFFECTIVE  February 6, 2017 ******************GAS RATES****************** ******************$15.00 ****************** *******$8.17 EACH UNIT AFTER*******
1)23.17         21)186.57      41)349.97
2)31.34         22)194.74      42)358.14
3)39.51         23)202.91      43)366.31
4)47.68         24)211.08      44)374.48
5)55.85         25)219.25      45)382.65
6)64.02         26)227.42      46)390.82
7)72.19         27)235.59      47)398.99
8)80.36         28)243.76      48)407.16
9)88.53         29)251.93      49)415.33
10)96.70       30)260.10      50)423.50
11)104.87     31)268.27      51)431.67
12)113.04     32)276.44      52)439.84
13)121.21     33)284.61      53)448.01
14)129.38     34)292.78      54)456.18
15)137.55     35)300.95      55)464.35
16)145.72     36)309.12      56)472.52
17)153.89     37)317.29      57)480.69
18)162.06     38)325.46      58)488.86
19)170.23     39)333.63      59)497.03
20)178.40     40)341.80      60)505.20

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The City of Howard is accepting applications for a full time street superintendent.  Applications available at the city office.  The city is a drug and alcohol-free work place.  Valid KS driver’s license and ability to secure a CDL is required.  Salary based on experience.  Any questions, call 620-374-2202. EOE

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DOG TAGS

City of Howard dog tags and kennel licenses are due by April 1, 2017.  There will be a $10.00 late fee added if not purchased in the month of April.  If you have four or more dogs, you will need to purchase a kennel license also.  City Ordinance No. 635 does not allow pit bull dogs in the City limits.  City Ordinance 636 requires all dogs to be on a leash or in a pen.  Dogs running loose are subject to a $120.00 fine.

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                                                            CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 002

               A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF HOWARD, KANSAS, FROM THE

               PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 15-201, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS, THEIR

               TERMS OF OFFICE, TRANSITIONS TO NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, THE FILLING OF

               GOVERNING BODY VACANCIES, AND NOMINATION PETITIONS; AND, PROVIDING

               SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT; AND REPEALING              

               CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 533.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF HOWARD, KANSAS:

 

               Section 1. The City of Howard, Kansas, by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section

5 of the Kansas Constitution hereby elects to and does exempt itself and make inapplicable to it

the provisions of K.S.A. 15-201, which applies to this city, but is part of an enactment which does

not apply uniformly to all cities.

 

               Section 2. The governing body shall consist of a mayor and five council members to be

elected to terms as set forth herein.  The mayor and council members shall be residents and

qualified electors of the City of Howard, Kansas.

 

               Section 3. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2017, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2018, when the city officials elected in the November 2017 general election take office.  Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2019, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2020, when the city officials elected in the November 2019 general election take office.

 

               Section 4. General elections shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2017.  Succeeding elections will be held every two years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired.  A mayor and two council members shall be elected at one election, and the remaining three council members shall be elected at the succeeding election.  The mayor and all council members shall have four year terms. 

 

               Section 5. All elections for the City of Howard, Kansas shall be nonpartisan.

 

               Section 6. In case of a vacancy in the council occurring by reason of resignation, death, or removal from office or from the city, the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the remaining council members, shall appoint an elector to fill the vacancy until the next election for that office.  In case any person elected as a council member neglects or refuses to qualify within 30 days after election, the council member shall be deemed to have refused to accept the office and a vacancy shall exist.  The mayor may, with the consent of the remaining council members, appoint a suitable elector to fill the vacancy.

 

               Section 7. In case of a vacancy in the office of mayor, the president of the council shall become mayor until the next regular election for that office and a vacancy shall occur in the office of the council member becoming mayor.

 

               Section 8. In accordance with K.S.A. 25-205, and amendments thereto, any person may become a candidate for city office elected at large by having had filed on their behalf, a nomination petition or a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by any fee required by law.  The nomination petition must be signed by 3% of the qualified electors of the City of Howard.

 

               Section 9. This Charter Ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper.

 

               Section 10. This Charter Ordinance shall take effect 61 days after the final publication unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed, requiring a referendum to be held on the ordinance as provided by Article 12, Section 5, Subsection (c)(3) of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case this Charter Ordinance shall become effective upon approval by the majority of the electors voting thereon.

 

               Passed by the Governing Body, not less than two-thirds of the members elect voting in favor thereof, this _16_day of     January_, 2017.

 

 

                                                                                         

                                                                                          Richard Clark

                                                                                          Mayor

              

Attest:

 

Becky Oakleaf

City Clerk

 

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