ORDINANCE NO. 1740
AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE MERGER OF FIRE SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS AND SHERMAN COUNTY, KANSAS.
WHEREAS, the Interlocal Agreement Act (K.S.A. 12-2901 et seq.) authorizes any two or more political subdivisions to enter into an agreement with one another for the mutual benefit of the parties, including for the provision of fire protection services; and
WHEREAS, the Governing body of the City of Goodland, Kansas, and the Board of County Commissioners have determined it is in the best interest of the public and general welfare of the citizens of the County and the City to merge the fire protection services for all of Sherman County, Kansas; and
WHEREAS, the Governing body of the City of Goodland, Kansas, and the Board of County Commissioners have determined that an Interlocal Agreement merging fire protection services allows the City and County to cooperate with each other to provide high quality services to all of Sherman County, provide efficiencies and costs savings by minimizing duplication of employees and resources, and provide for consistency in training and operations in the most efficient manner possible.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS:
Section 1. the Governing body of the City of Goodland, Kansas, hereby approves and enters into an Interlocal Agreement with the Board of County Commissioners of Sherman County, Kansas, for the purpose of merging fire protection services.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in force and take effect after its publication in the Goodland Star News.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 7th day of June, 2021, by the Governing Body of the City of Goodland, Kansas.
John Garcia, Mayor
Mary P. Volk, City Clerk