APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 12

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF BELLEVILLE, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A 14-103 AND K.S.A. 14-201 RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS, THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE, TRANSITIONS TO NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, THE APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS, AND NOMINATION PETITIONS; AND, PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT; AND REPEALING CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 3 AND ORDINANCE NO. 11.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERING BODY OF THE CITY OF BELLEVILLE, KANSAS:

Section 1:  The City of Belleville, 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. 14-13 and K.S.A. 14-201 that apply to this city, but are parts of enactments which do not apply uniformly to all cities.

Section 2:  The governing body shall consist of a mayor and six 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 Belleville, Kansas.

Section 3:  Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2016, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2017, when the city officials elected in November 2016 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 will take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2016. Succeeding elections will be held every year for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. The council members shall have two year terms. The Mayor and City Treasurer shall have two year terms.

Section 5:   Elections held under this ordinance shall be nonpartisan.

Section 6:  The mayor shall appoint, by and with the consent of the council, a municipal judge of the municipal court, a chief of police, city clerk, city attorney, 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 7:  In accordance with K.S.A. 25-205, and amendments thereto, any person may become a candidate for city office elected at large by having had filed on their behalf, a nomination petition or a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by any fee required by law.

(05-09-2016)