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Ordinance 1996-07

CALLING SPECIAL ELECTION
AN ORDINANCE CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE CITY OF
JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, ON THE QUESTION OF LEVYING A ONE PERCENT
SALES AND USE TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS;
PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO; AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Johnson, Arkansas (the "City"), has
passed on February 13, 1996, Ordinance No. 96-6 providing for the levy ofaone
percent (1%) sales and use tax: within the City (the "Sales and Use Tax"); and
WHEREAS, the purpose of this Ordinance is to call a special election on the
question of the levy of the Sales and Use Tax;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of
Johnson, Arkansas;
Sectionl. That there be, and there is hereby called, a special election to be held
on
March 19, 1996, at which election there shall be submitted to the electors of the City to
question of the levy of the Sales and Use Tax.
Section 2. That the question of levying the Sales and Use Tax shall be placed on
the ballot for the election in substantially the following form:
Vote on measure by placing an "X" in the square opposite the measure
either for or against:
FOR adoption of a 1% local sales and use tax within the City of Johnson,
Arkansas
AGAINST adoption of a 1% local sales and use tax within the City of
Johnson, Arkansas
Section 3. That the election shall be held and conducted and the vote canvassed
and the results declared under the law and in the manner now provided for municipal
elections unless otherwise provided in Title 26 Chapter 75, Subchapter 2 of the Arkansas
Code of 1987 Annotated (the "Authorizing Legislation") and only qualified voters of the
City shall have the right to vote at the election.
Section 4. That the results of the election shall be proclaimed by the Mayor, and
his proclamation shall be published one time in a newspaper published in the City and
having a general circulation therein., which proclamation shall advise that the results as
proclaimed shall be conclusive unless attacked in the courts within thirty days after the
date of publication.

Section 5. That a copy of this Ordinance shall be given to the City of Johnson
County Board of Election Commissioners so that the necessary election officials and
supplies may be provided. A certified copy of this Ordinance shall also be provided to
the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas as soon as practical.
Section 6. That the Mayor and City Clerk, for and on behalf of the City, be, and
they are hereby authorized and directed to do any and all things necessary to call and hold
the special election as hereby provided and, if the levy of the Sales and Use Tax is
approved by the electors , to cause the Sales and Use Tax to be collected in accordance
with the Authorizing Legislation., and to perform all acts of whatever nature necessary to
carry out the authority conferred by this Ordinance.
Section 7. That all ordinances and parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby
repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Section 8. It is hereby ascertained and declared that there is a great need to
establish a stable source of revenue to finance vital municipal services in order to
promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of the City its inhabitants. It is,
therefore, declared that an emergency exists and this Ordinance being necessary for the
immediate preservation of public peace, health and safety shall be in force and take effect
immediately from and after its passage.