A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF HILLSBORO, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 14-201 AND K.S.A. 1-204, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS, THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE, TRANSITIONS TO NOVEMBER ELECTIONS AND THE APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS; AND, PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT; AND REPEALING CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 13.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF HILLSBORO, KANSAS:
Section 1. The City of Hillsboro, Kansas, by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Kansas Constitution hereby elects to and does exempt itself and make inapplicable to it the provisions of K.S.A. 14-201 AND K.S.A. 14-204 that apply to this city, but are parts of enactments which do not apply uniformly to all cities.
(a) The governing body shall consist of a mayor and 4 council members to be elected to terms as set forth herein. The mayor and council members shall be residents and qualified electors of the City of Hillsboro, Kansas.
(b) The governing body of the city may, by ordinance, divide the city into wards and precincts, establish the boundaries thereof, and number the same. No ordinance redefining wards and precincts shall become effective less than 30 days prior to the next regular city election.
Section 3. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2016, shall expire when the city officials elected in the April 2016 general election take office. The terms of the officials elected in the April 2016 election shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2019, when the city officials elected in the November 2018 general election take office. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2017, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2018, when the city officials elected in the November 2017 general election take office.
Section 4. A general election of city officers shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2017. Succeeding elections will be held every year for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. The Mayor and one council member from each ward shall be elected at one election, and the other council member from that ward shall be elected at the succeeding election. The council members shall have two year terms. The Mayor shall have a two year term.
Section 5. The mayor shall appoint, by and with the consent of the council, a municipal judge of the municipal court, city attorney, city treasurer and any other officers deemed necessary. Any officers appointed and confirmed shall hold an initial term of office of not to exceed one year and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Any officers who are reappointed shall hold their offices for a term of one year and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The council shall by ordinance specify the duties and compensation of the office holders, and by ordinance may abolish any office created by the council whenever deemed expedient.
Section 6. Charter Ordinances 1, 6 and 13 are hereby repealed.