Charter Ordinance No. 4  


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  • CHARTER ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WICHITA, KANSAS, PROVIDING THAT SECTION 13-10, 117 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES OF KANSAS, 1949, SHALL NOT APPLY TO SAID CITY AND EXEMPTING SAID CITY THEREFROM AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISION ON THE SAME SUBJECT; PROVIDING THAT THE COST OF THE IMPROVEMENT OF A MAJOR TRAFFIC STREET IN SAID CITY SHALL INCLUDE THE COST OF ACQUISITION OF RIGHT OF WAY TO EXTEND AND WIDEN STREET, ROUNDING OF CORNERS AND STRAIGHTENING OF STREETS, PERMANENT CONSTRUCTION OR RECONSTRUCTION, BRIDGES, CULVERTS, DRAINAGE, GUTTERS, CURBING, SIDEWALKS, CURB CUTS, CURB CUTBACKS, DRIVE-WAYS AND INCIDENTALS.

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

    SECTION 1. The City of Wichita, Kansas, a commission-manager city of the first class, by the power invested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to and exempts itself from, and makes inapplicable to it, Section 13-10, 117 of the General Statutes of Kansas, 1949, which applies only to cities with a population of over 120,000 and applying to said city, and to provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter provided.

    SECTION 2. The improvement or reimprovement of a major traffic street may include the acquisition of right of way to extend or widen said street or for the rounding of corners, or for the straightening of the street. The improvement, in addition to permanent construction or reconstruction, may also include bridges, culverts, drainage, gutters, curbing, sidewalks, curb cuts, curb cutbacks, driveways and incidentals. For the purposes of this ordinance the resolution declaring a street to be a major traffic street as provided in Section 13-10, 115 of the General Statutes of Kansas, 1949, shall be conclusive that such street is a major traffic street.

    SECTION 3. This ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city paper.

    SECTION 4. This is a charter ordinance and shall take effect sixty-one (61) days after final publication, unless a sufficient petition or referendum is filed and a referendum held on the ordinance as provided in Article 12, Section 5, Subdivision C-3 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case, the ordinance shall become effective if approved by a 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 19th day of May, 1964.

    VINCENT L. BOGART
    Mayor

    ATTEST:

    ROBERT G. FINCH
    City Clerk

    (SEAL)