15-112. Issuance of no-fund warrants by newly incorporated cities; computation of amount; protest petition; election. Whenever any town or village shall become an incorporated city, the governing body of each such city shall be authorized to issue no-fund warrants in amounts computed as hereinafter provided. Whenever the incorporation of a city occurs between August 1 and January 31 of any year such city, in order to function properly for the remainder of the year, may issue no-fund warrants in an amount not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the amount said city could levy in one year for its general operating fund, and such city, in order to function properly during the succeeding year, may also issue no-fund warrants in an amount not to exceed the total amount such city could levy in one year for its general operating fund.
Whenever the incorporation of any city occurs between January 1 and July 31 of any year such city, in order to function properly for the remainder of such year, may issue no-fund warrants in an amount not to exceed eighty percent (80%) of the amount such city could levy in one year for its general operating fund: Provided, No such warrants shall be issued until a resolution authorizing such issuance shall have been adopted by the governing board of such city and published once in a newspaper having a general circulation in such city, whereupon such warrants may be issued unless a petition in opposition to same, signed by not less than thirty percent (30%) of the qualified electors of such city is filed with the clerk of said city within ten (10) days following such publication. In the event such a petition is filed, it shall be the duty of the governing body of such city to submit the question to the voters at an election called for such purpose.
History: L. 1953, ch. 59; § 1; April 13.
2013. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2013-05-23T17:47:17. Head Rev No: 346362