A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF GREENSBURG; KANSAS, FROM K.S.A. 15-201, AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT, PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF MAYOR AND FIVE COUNCILMEN, ELIMINATING COUNCIL VOTING DISTRICTS, TIE VOTE, THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE, QUALIFYING, FAILURE TO QUALIFY OR ACCEPT OFFICE, FILLING OF VACANCIES. AND REPEALING ANY CONFLIICTING ORDINANCE.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the City of Greensburg, Kansas:
SECTION 1: The City of Greensburg, Kansas, a mayor-council city of the third class, by the power vested in it by Article 12, section 5, of the Constitution of the state of Kansas, hereby elects to and does hereby exempt Itself from and makes inapplicable to it K.S.A. 15-201 which applies only to mayor-council cities of the third class, and Which applies to the City Of Greensburg, Kansas, and to provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter set out.
SECTION 2: A regular City election shall be held on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year. On the first Tuesday in April, 2008, there shall be elected a mayor and five council members. At the election the mayor, and the two council members receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected for a term of four (4) years. The candidates for council receiving the next three highest number of votes shall be elected for a term of two (2) years succeeding elections for all such offices shall be for a term of four (4) years, or until successors to such offices are elected and qualified.
SECTION 3: Effective with the election to be held in April, 2008, all council districts shall be dissolved and all council positions shall be elected on an at-large basis.
SECTION 4: The terms of the offices shall begin at the first regular meeting of the council In May following their election in April, and they shall qualify at any time before or at the beginning of said meeting. If any person elected to the office of councilman does not qualify within the required time, he f she shall be deemed to have refused to accept the office and a vacancy shall exist, and thereupon, the mayor shall, with the consent of a majority Of the council members remaining, appoint a suitable elector of the city to fill the vacancy for the term to which the refusing person was elected. In case of a vacancy in the office of a council member occurring by reason of resignation, death or removal from office or from the city, the mayor, by and with the consent of a majority of the remaining councilmen, shall appoint some suitable elector of the City to fill the vacancy until the next regular election.
SECTION 5: Other ordinances or portions thereof in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed.