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10/8/2013 - Ordinace 13-10719 Expempting Certain Property Owned by Great Plains Manufacturing from Ad Valorem Taxation




 BE IT ORDAINED by the governing body of the City of Salina, Kansas:

Section 1.  That Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. is hereby granted exemption from ad valorem taxes for property located at 1720 Dewey Street, Salina, Kansas, under the terms of the City of Salina Tax Exemption Policy and the conditions and limitations set out herein (the “Exemption”), all pursuant to Section 13 of Article 11 of the Kansas Constitution and K.S.A. 79-251.

 Section 2.  That the Exemption shall only apply to buildings and improvements constructed between April 2, 2012 and October 1, 2013 for facilities located on the following described property:

Lot 5, Block 2 in the Great Plains Addition to the City of Salina, Saline County, Kansas. (aka Building S5 addressed as 1720 Dewey Street).

 Section 3.  That on April 2, 2012, the governing body conducted a public hearing on the granting of the Exemption after publishing notice of the public hearing and notifying in writing the affected taxing districts in accordance with K.S.A. 79-251(b).

 Section 4.  The governing body finds that the property for which the Exemption is to be granted will be used exclusively for the purposes specified in Section 13 of Article 11 of the Kansas Constitution, specifically the manufacture of agricultural and landscaping equipment.

 Section 5.  The governing body finds that the exemption herein granted for building improvements is required to create and retain jobs in the State of Kansas.

 Section 6.  That no exemption shall be granted for taxes due on the above described land upon which the qualified buildings and improvements are to be located. 

 Section 7.  That application of the City of Salina Tax Exemption Policy results in qualification for a tax exemption of One Hundred percent (100%) of the taxes due on the qualified property for years one (1) through five (5) and Fifty percent of the taxes due on the qualified property for years six (6) through ten (10).

 Section 8.  That the tax exemption shall be for a term of ten (10) years commencing in 2013, with an exemption of One Hundred percent (100%) granted for years one (1) through five (5) and one-half (1/2) of the total exemption, or Fifty percent (50%), granted for years six (6) through ten (10). 

 Section 9.  That the amount of property taxes not exempted or equivalent payments in lieu of such taxes shall be paid annually to the County Treasurer.  The County Treasurer shall distribute the payments to affected taxing jurisdictions according to the provisions of K.S.A. 12-148.  Failure of the applicant to fully make such payment when due shall be deemed grounds for the revocation of the Exemption. 

 Section 10.  That the applicant shall be responsible for filing the appropriate tax exemption claim forms as required by law. 

 Section 11.  That the applicant shall submit an annual report as required by the City of Salina Tax Exemption Policy by January 15 of each year for as long at the exemption remains in effect. 

 Section 12.  The Board of Commissioners shall have the right to revoke the Exemption for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this ordinance or the provisions of the City of Salina Tax Exemption Policy.
Section 13.  Summary of ordinance for publication.  This ordinance shall be published by the following summary:
Ordinance No. 13-10719 Summary

On October 7, 2013, the City of Salina, Kansas, passed Ordinance No. 13-10719.  The ordinance grants a property tax exemption to Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. on a recently completed building expansion at 1720 Dewey Street on Great Plains’ Salina campus. A complete copy of the ordinance is available at or in the office of the city clerk, 300 W. Ash Street, free of charge.  This summary is certified by the city attorney.

Section 14.  Effective Date.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and publication by summary once in the official city newspaper.

Introduced:  September 23, 2013
Passed:         October 7, 2013

(SEAL)       Barbara V. Shirley, Mayor

Lieu Ann Elsey, CMC, City Clerk