Ordinance 051806A

AN ORDINANCE REDISTRICTING CITY WARDS

WHEREAS, cities have an obligation and a responsibility to insure that wards are of substantially equal population; and

WHEREAS, as a result of cettain annexation initiatives, several areas have been incorporated into the city limits of Elkins; and

WHEREAS, recently certified results of a special census, conducted on 10/20/2005, indicate that the city's population has increased to 2,223 from 1,251; and

WHEREAS, the staff of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission has conducted a demographic analysis of the City's wards; has recommended that redistricting be undertaken; and has prepared a redistricting plan for consideration; and

WHEREAS, Arkansas law vests city councils with apportionment and redistricting authority; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the City Council, that the ward redistricting plan, as recommended, be approved.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELKINS, ARKANSAS:

SECTION 1. That the ward redistricting plan, depicted on the map attached hereto and made a part hereof, be and is hereby adopted; with said map to serve for 2006 general election purposes, and thereafter, beginning January 1, 2007, as the Official Ward Map for the City of Elkins, Arkansas.

SECTION 2. That all previous ward maps and boundary descriptions associated therewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. That a duly certified copy of said Map shall be submitted to the Washington County Election Commission, and filed in the Office of the Washington County Clerk.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 29th DAY OF June, 2006.

051806A img

Last modified on Thursday, 12 May 2016 14:12
More in this category: « Ordinance 050406A Ordinance 062906 »