APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 3

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF BELLEVILLE, KANSAS FROM SECTION 32 OF CHAPTER 274 OF THE 1968 SESSION OF THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE, WHICH SECTION AMENDED KSA 1967 SUPP. 14-201 PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME S UDJECT, RELATING TO THE ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF CITY OFFICERS AND THE TERMS OF OFFICERS.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING 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 Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself from and makes inapplicable to it Section 32 of Chapter 274 of the 1968 session of the Kansas Legislature, (KSA 1968 Supp. 14-201), which statutory section is not applicable uniformly to all cities, and provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter set forth in this ordinance.

SECTION 2. There shall be elected on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year a Mayor, and one-half the number of Councilmen as hereinafter set forth in this section. The Mayor and Councilmen shall hold their offices for a term of two (2) years, one councilman from each ward shall be elected in an odd-numbered year and the remaining councilmen in each ward shall be elected in an even-numbered year. Councilmen elected in 1969 shall have terms expiring in 1971 and Councilmen elected in 1970 shall have terms expiring in 1972.

SECTION 3. 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 treasurer, city attorney, and may appoint policemen and such other officers as they may deem necessary. Officers so appointed and confirmed shall hold their offices for a term of one (1) year and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The council shall by ordinance specify their duties and compensation, and by ordinances may abolish any office created by them whenever they may deem it expedient. The council may retain a licensed professional engineer to act in the capacity of city engineer for specifically defined duties, and provide for reasonable compensation for the services rendered.

(01-06-1969; Section 3 repealed by C.O. No. 5; Section 2 repealed by C.O. No. 11; Repealed by C.O. No. 12)