Sunday, September 25, 2016



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  • RESOLUTION NO. 092016-D PUBLIS

    RESOLUTION NO. 092016-D Published in The Manhattan Mercury on Sunday, September 25, 2016. A RESOLUTION MAKING FINDINGS AS TO THE ADVISABILITY AND AUTHORIZING CONSTRUCTION OF AN IMPROVEMENT UNDER AND PURSUANT TO K.S.A. 12-6a01, et seq. WHEREAS, a petition was filed with the City Clerk on the 9th day of September, 2016, requesting street improvements for the Legacy Ridge Addition, Project No. ST1616, and the Governing Body of the City hereby find the petition to be sufficient. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MANHATTAN, KANSAS; that the following findings as to the advisability of the construction of said improvements are hereby made to-wit: a) GENERAL NATURE OF IMPROVEMENT: STREET Engineering and Construction of Royal Ridge Circle including all associated storm sewer, sidewalk, ADA curb ramps, grading, signage and modification of the Grand Mere Parkway island including cutting the island and relocation of existing landscaping to improve site distance, all as necessary to serve Legacy Ridge Addition an addition to the City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. b) PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (Public right-of-way excluded.): Lots 1-17 of Legacy Ridge, an Addition to the City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. The boundaries of the Improvement District cannot be modified after this Petition has been accepted by the City; however, in the event tracts or lots within the boundaries of the Improvement District are altered, prior to the adoption of any ordinance levying assessments in accordance with this petition, by a replat, lot split or boundary line adjustment accepted by the City, the legal description of the Improvement District shall be automatically adjusted to be consistent with such action and the levying ordinance shall be applied to such adjusted description. However, the acceptance of this Petition does not require the city to approve any suchrequested replat, lot split or boundary line adjustment. c) ESTIMATED OR PROBAB LE COST: Three Hundred and Ninety-One Thousand Dollars and no/cents ($391,000.00) d) METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Lots 1-17: 1 share each (equal share per lot) Total Shares = 17 In the event all or part of the lots in the Improvement District are altered by replat, boundary line adjustment or lot split accepted by the City and before assessments have been levied, the assessments against the Improvement District, as modified by such action, shall be applied on an equal share per lot, as those lots exist after such action. In the event a lot or lots within the Improvement District are altered by replat, boundary line adjustment or lot split accepted by the city after assessments have been levied by ordinance, the assessment applicable to the lot(s) so altered shall be apportioned to the new lot(s) based upon the relative square footage of those new lots. However, the acceptance of this petition does not require the City to approve any such requested replat, boundary line adjustment or lot split. e) APPORTIONMENT OF COSTS: Improvement District: 100% One Hundred Percent City-At-Large: 0% Zero Percent BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Engineer or his authorized representative of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, be and is hereby appointed and directed to prepare under oath a detailed estimate of the cost of said improvement together with plans and specifications therefore, and file the same with the City Clerk for consideration and action thereon by the Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Improvement District is subject to the City's Policy (the "Policy"), as set forth in Resolution No. 010516-C, which establishes certain conditions for the acceptance of petitions for the creation of improvement districts pursuant to K.S.A. 12-6a01, et. seq. and for the subsequent modification of lots or tracts within a previously created improvement district. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, 12-6a01, et seq. provides for the abovesaid improvements to be paid by the issuance of general obligation bonds of the City (the "Bonds"). The Bonds may be issued to reimburse expenditures made on or after the date, which is 60 days before the date of this resolution, pursuant to Treasury Regulation 1.150-2. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above described improvement is hereby authorized and declared to be necessary in accordance with the findings of the Governing Body as set out in this resolution, and that this resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication once in The Manhattan Mercury. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be filed with the Riley County Register of Deeds Office. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the benefit district portion of the cost of the above described improvement shall be bonded for twenty (20) years. ADOPTED AT Manhattan, Kansas, this 20th day of September, 2016. (SEAL) ________________________ Gary S. Fees, MMC, City Clerk ________________________ Usha Reddi, Mayor


  • CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 56 FIRST

    CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 56 First published in The Manhattan Mercury on Sunday, September 25, 2016; subsequently published on Sunday, October 2, 2016. A CHARTER ORDINANCE AMENDING CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 31, WHICH EXEMPTED THE CITY OF MANHATTAN, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE WATER POLLUTION ACT, K.S.A. 12-3101 THROUGH K.S.A. 12-3107, AND PROVIDED SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SEWER SYSTEMS, AND WHICH ESTABLISHED CERTAIN FEES RELATED THERETO, WHICH PROVIDED THE AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING FOR THE GROUNDS AND IMPROVEMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE OPERATION OF SUCH SYSTEMS; AND, REPEALING CHARTER ORDINANCE NOS. 43, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 54 AND 55, WHICH PREVIOUSLY AMENDED, IN PART, CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 31. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MANHATTAN, KANSAS: SECTION 1. The City of Manhattan, by virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, adopted Charter Ordinance No. 31 (the "Original Ordinance") which exempted the City, and made inapplicable to it, Sections 12-3101, 12-3102, 12-3103, 12-3104, 12-3105, 12-3106 and 12-3107, Kansas Statutes Annotated, which apply to said City, but not uniformly to all cities, and Charter Ordinance No. 31 provided further substitute and additional provisions as set forth therein. In addition, by virtue of the same power, the City of Manhattan adopted Charter Ordinance Nos. 43, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 54 and 55, which amended Section 32-185 of the Code of Ordinances, City of Manhattan, Kansas" as it is set forth in and established by Section 7 of the Original Ordinance. SECTION 2. Amendment/Repeal. The City of Manhattan does hereby repeal Charter Ordinance Nos. 43, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 54, and 55, and all other ordinances in conflict herewith, and does hereby amend Section 7 of the Original Ordinance by amending Section 32-185 of the Code of Ordinances of the City, which is set forth in Section 7 of the Original Ordinance, now amended, as follows: Section 32-185. Storm Drainage Fee. A. There is hereby assessed against all property within the City that is connected to either the water or sanitary sewer systems, or both, of the City a monthly storm drainage fee. Such fee is based upon a determination, using accepted engineering principals, of a comparable amount of impervious area for uses within each rate category, as set forth hereinafter. The owner, occupant and any person who is responsible for the payment of water and/or sewer service to the property shall all be jointly and severally responsible for the payment of said fee. Persons responsible for the payment of water and/or sewer service to the property shall include the person responsible for payment for water provided to a master meter that is then distributed to multiple users, whether or not said users are located on the same property as the master meter. The fee shall be calculated as follows: 1. All property devoted to a residential use shall be assessed the following sums, per month, per living unit, to-wit: from and after the effective date of this Charter Ordinance, from and after January 1, 2017, the sum of $4.88. The term "residential" shall include single family homes, mobile homes and mobile home parks, duplexes and apartment units. The term "residential" shall not include rooming and boarding houses, fraternities, sororities and similar facilities. The term "living unit" shall mean one or more rooms in a residential building which are arranged, designed, used or intended for use by one (1) family, and which includes cooking space and lawful sanitary facilities reserved for the occupants thereof. 2. Property devoted to any use other than residential, as set forth above, shall be assessed a monthly fee based upon the number of square feet developed for that particular use, as follows: Less than or equal to 20,000 square feet: from and after the effective date of this Charter Ordinance, from and after January 1, 2017, the sum of $7.92. From 20,001 to 100,000 square feet: from and after the effective date of this Charter Ordinance, from and after January 1, 2017, the sum of $38.10. From 100,001 to 200,000 square feet: from and after the effective date of this Charter Ordinance, from and after January 1, 2017, the sum of $76.20. From 200,001 to 400,000 square feet: from and after the effective date of this Charter Ordinance, from and after January 1, 2017, the sum of $152.39. From 400,001 to 1,000,000 square feet: a) from and after the effective date of this Charter Ordinance, from and after January 1, 2017, the sum of $316.77. From 1,000,001 to 2,000,000 square feet: a) from and after the effective date of this Charter Ordinance, from and after January 1, 2017, the sum of $593.95 From 2,000,001 to 4,000,000 square feet: a) from and after the effective date of this Charter Ordinance, January 1, 2017, the sum of $1,081.24, and for: 4,000,001 to 6,000,000 square feet.............. $1,324.98. 6,000.001 to 8,000,000 square feet...............$1,522.96. 8,000,001 to 10,000,000 square feet..............$1,675.26. 10,000,001 to 12,000,000 square feet............$1,766.63. For all properties in excess of 12,000,000 square feet (275+ acres) the fee shall be $6.44 multiplied by the number of acres in the property. 3. In determining the area of property developed for a particular use, the area measured shall include all property contiguous to the particular use, and under the same ownership, except that portion of said property that is both unimproved and legally subject to being subdivided from that portion actually devoted to the primary use. In situations where property is used in common with more than one use, the common area shall be included with each use in the same proportions as the area of each use bears to the area of the total of all uses. In situations where property is devoted to uses on more than one level, the area of the property shall be proportionately divided among the levels. B. The revenue generated by this fee shall be set aside in a special fund to be used only for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of stormwater system facilities, including the acquisition, and related costs thereof, of real estate for such use. In addition, said fund may be used to pay fees to study and prepare documents related to such facilities, and to make payments of principal and interest on bonds issued for such improvements. Nothing in this Article shall be deemed to limit or restrict the City's ability to use and obtain other sources of funds for the same or similar purposes. C. The monthly fees set forth above may be included as part of the monthly bill for water and sanitary sewer service, but shall be identified separately on said billing, said fees shall be due at the same time as water charges are due and the failure to pay said fees shall be considered a failure to pay water charges and enforceable pursuant to Section 32-52 of this Code. If the monthly fees are not included as part of a water or sewer bill, they shall be billed at least annually. In addition, any time water service is established, or re-established, to a property, all fees hereunder shall be paid current, as of the date such water service is established, orre-established. D. 1. Any person who disagrees with the calculation of their storm drainage fee or, who believes that the actual amount of impervious area located upon their property justifies a reduction in the square footage of their property used to calculate the fee, in order to make their fee consistent with other uses with a similar amount of impervious area, may appeal the determination of their fee to the City Engineer. The appeal shall be in writing. The City Engineer shall thereafter hold an informal hearing. The City Engineer, prior to such hearing, may request that the appealing party provide information concerning the basis of the appeal, including a land survey showing dwelling units, total property area, and impervious area, as appropriate, if such information is deemed to be material by the City Engineer. Based upon information provided, the City Engineer shall make a determination of the storm drainage fee for such property. The City Engineer shall notify parties in writing of his/her decision. 2. A person shall have the right to appeal the decision of the City Engineer to a board comprised of the City Manager, or his designee, the Director of Public Works, and the Director of Community Development. Such appeal shall be made within fifteen (15) days of the date of the written decision of the City Engineer. Such appeal shall be in writing and filed with the City Engineer. A hearing on such appeal shall be held within thirty (30) days from the date of filing and the applicant shall be given seven (7) days advance notice of the time and date of such hearing. Within seven (7) days after the conclusion of such hearing, the Board shall render a decision in writing that sets forth findings that support its decision. The decision of the Board shall be final and any further appeal of such decision shall be to the District Court pursuant to K.S.A. 60-2101(d). SECTION 3. All portions of the Original Ordinance, not amended hereby, shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 4. This Charter Ordinance shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the official City newspaper. SECTION 5. This is a Charter Ordinance and shall take effect sixty-one (61) days after final publication, or on January 1, 2017, whichever date is later, unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed requiring a referendum to be held on this 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 on January 1, 2017, or on the first day of the month following approval by a majority of the electors voting thereon, whichever date is later. PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY, NOT LESS THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS-ELECT VOTING IN FAVOR THEREOF, ON THE 20TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2016. SEAL: ATTEST: _________________________ Gary S. Fees, MMC, City Clerk _________________________ Usha Reddi, Mayor


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  • ORDINANCE NO. 7246 SUMMARY (PU

    ORDINANCE NO. 7246 SUMMARY (PUBLISHED IN THE MANHATTAN MERCURY ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2016) On September 20, 2016, the City of Manhattan, Kansas adopted the following ordinance: AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN LAND TO THE CITY OF MANHATTAN, KANSAS, IN CONFORMITY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 12-520. The Ordinance annexes 188.24 acres of land consisting of the City of Manhattan's Wastewater Treatment Plant; portions of Levee System, Linear Trail, and raw water well field generally located along the Blue and Kansas Rivers; and a portion of U.S. Highway 24 located west of the Blue River. The complete text of the Ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and is available for at least one week following the publication date of this summary at http://www.cityofmhk.com. This Summary certified to be legally accurate and sufficient by City Attorney Katharine Jackson.


  • ORDINANCE NO. 7245 SUMMARY (PU

    ORDINANCE NO. 7245 SUMMARY (PUBLISHED IN THE MANHATTAN MERCURY ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2016) On September 20, 2016, the City of Manhattan, Kansas adopted the following ordinance: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF THE GREENBRIAR RESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, AND ORDINANCE NOS. 4581 and 7203. The Ordinance amends the Final Development Plan of the Greenbriar Residential Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Ordinance Nos. 4581 and 7203, to correct the existing number of dwelling units and bedrooms within the PUD. The Greenbriar PUD is located at the northwest corner of Kimball and College Avenues. The complete text of the Ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and is available for at least one week following the publication date of this summary at http://www.cityofmhk.com. This Summary certified to be legally accurate and sufficient by City Attorney Katharine Jackson.


  • NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL EXCES

    NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL EXCESS PERSONAL PROPERTY BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS First Published in The Manhattan Mercury on September 25, 2016. Subsequently Published on September 28, 2016 and October 2, 2016. Public notice is hereby given pursuant to K.S.A. 19-211(b)(1) that the Board of County Commissioners of Riley County, Kansas intends to offer for sale at public auction excess personal property, generally described as follows: Small appliances, artwork, audio/visual equipment, bulletin boards, Calculators, cameras, camera equipment, cash registers, chair mats, chairs, chainsaw, air compressor, computer equipment, computers, copiers, desks, electrical equipment, electronic equipment, fans, fax machines, file cabinets, Firewalls, furniture, footstool, bookshelf, bookcases, coat rack, miscellaneous furniture, lamps, laptops, hardware, lights, maintenance supplies, medical equipment, roll of plastic, roll of carpet, office equipment, office furniture, office supplies, computer monitors, partitions, equipment parts, phones, printers, safes, scales, scanners, servers, shelving, storage supplies, tables, telephones, traffic counters, used bridge steel in the yard and used fence t-posts, rolls of chain link fence, used guardrail, and chain link gates. Said sale is subject to the following terms and conditions: 1. The auction will take place on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. and will be held at the Riley County Public Works facility located at 6215 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan, Kansas. The auction will be conducted by Ruckert Realty & Auction LLC, Manhattan, Kansas, Telephone No: 785-565-8293. Items offered for sale are listed on the Riley County website at http://www.rileycountyks.gov. A printed list of such items may also be obtained at Riley County Public Works, 6215 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan, KS 66503. An additional list of the items for sale, as well as information on additional sale terms may be found by contacting Ruckert Realty & Auctions. 2. The items offered for sale are for sale in their present "as is" condition, and each bidder agrees to satisfy himself or herself that any item purchased is suitable for the bidder's intended purpose. No warranties of any kind are made by either Riley County or Ruckert Realty & Auction LLC. 3. Time is of the essence in the interpretation and enforcement of these conditions, and the sale herein authorized shall be closed according to the terms of the Ruckert Realty & Auction LLC and all such sales are final. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS _______________________ Chairman _______________________ Member _______________________ Member ATTEST: _______________________ Rich Vargo, Riley County Clerk (SEAL)


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  • ORDINANCE NO. 7243 SUMMARY (PU

    ORDINANCE NO. 7243 SUMMARY (PUBLISHED IN THE MANHATTAN MERCURY ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2016) On September 20, 2016, the City of Manhattan, Kansas adopted the following ordinance: AN ORDINANCE CREATING A TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT IN MANHATTAN, KANSAS; AUTHORIZING THE MAKING OF CERTAIN TRANSPORTATION PROJECT IMPROVEMENTS RELATING THERETO; APPROVING THE ESTIMATED COSTS OF SUCH TRANSPORTATION PROJECT IMPROVEMENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR THE METHOD OF FINANCING THE SAME. The Ordinance creates a Transportation District to be known as the Blueville Nursery Subdivision Transportation Development District (TDD), levying a transportation district sales tax in the amount of 0.5% in order to pay the costs of Transportation Projects, estimated to be in the amount of $6,000,000.00 The complete text of the Ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and is available for at least one week following the publication date of this summary at http://www.cityofmhk.com. This Summary certified to be legally accurate and sufficient by City Attorney Katharine Jackson.


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  • ORDINANCE NO. 7248 SUMMARY PUB

    ORDINANCE NO. 7248 SUMMARY PUBLISHED IN THE MANHATTAN MERCURY ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2016. On September 20, 2016, the City of Manhattan, Kansas, adopted the following ordinance: AN ORDINANCE CLASSIFYING ALL EMPLOYEE POSITIONS AND ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR SUCH CLASSIFICATIONS AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH OF THE CITY OF MANHATTAN, KANSAS. The Ordinance relates to the adoption of the City's pay plan, providing the salaries for classified, unclassified, and seasonal/temporary employees. The proposed 2017 Salary Ordinance reflects a wage adjustment of 1.5% in established pay grades and salary ranges. The 2017 Salary Ordinance also provides provisions for a 2% step increase based on the City's performance evaluation system. The complete text of the Ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and is available for at least one week following the publication date of this summary at http://www.cityofmhk.com. This Summary certified to be legally accurate and sufficient by City Attorney Katharine Jackson. City Attorney Date certified: ______________________


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  • ORDINANCE NO. 7247 SUMMARY (PU

    ORDINANCE NO. 7247 SUMMARY (PUBLISHED IN THE MANHATTAN MERCURY ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2016) On September 20, 2016, the City of Manhattan, Kansas adopted the following ordinance: AN ORDINANCE REZONING A TRACT OF LAND FROM RILEY COUNTY AG, AGRICULTURE DISTRICT AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY A1, AGRICULTURE DISTRICT, TO I-3, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF MANHATTAN, KANSAS, AND ALTERING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY. The Ordinance rezones 188.24 acres of land including the City of Manhattan's Wastewater Treatment Plant; portions of Levee System, Linear Trail, and raw water well field generally located along the Blue and Kansas Rivers; and a portion of U.S. Highway 24 located west of the Blue River. The complete text of the Ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and is available for at least one week following the publication date of this summary at http://www.cityofmhk.com. This Summary certified to be legally accurate and sufficient by City Attorney Katharine Jackson.


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