CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 1 (REPEALED)
A Charter Ordinance Exempting the City of Moundridge, Kansas from Section 44 of House Bill No. 1709 of the 1968 Session of the Kansas Legislature, Which Section Amended K.S.A. 1967 Supp. 15-201, Providing Substitute and Additional Provision on the Same Subject, Relating to the Election of the Mayor and Councilmen, Their Terms of Office and the Filling of Vacancies.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MOUNDRIDGE, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. The City of Moundridge, Kansas, by the power
vested in it by Article 12, Section 5, of the Constitution of the State of
Kansas hereby elects to exempt itself from and make inapplicable to it Section
44 of House Bill No. 1709, of the 1968 session of the Kansas Legislature, and
provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter set forth in this
ordinance. Such statutory section is
applicable to this city but is not applicable uniformly to all cities. SECTION 2. On the first Tuesday in April, 1969 there
shall be elected a mayor and five councilmen.
At said election the mayor and the two candidates for councilmen
receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected for a term of
four years. The candidates for
councilmen receiving the next three highest number of votes shall be declared
elected for a term of two years.
Succeeding elections for all such offices shall be for four year terms,
or until the successors to such offices are qualified. SECTION 3. In case of a vacancy in the office of mayor,
the president of the council shall become mayor until the next regular election
for that office and a vacancy shall occur in the office of the councilman
becoming mayor. In case of a
vacancy in the council occurring by reason of resignation, death, or removal
from office or from the city, the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of
the remaining councilmen, shall appoint some suitable elector to fill the
vacancy until the next election for that office. In case any person elected as a councilman
neglects to qualify within thirty (30) days after his election, he shall be
deemed to have refused to accept such office and a vacancy shall exist, and
thereupon the mayor may, with the consent of the remaining councilmen, appoint
some suitable elector to fill said vacancy.
(09-03-1968; Repealed by C.O. No. 8)