A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF WHITE CITY, KANSAS FROM SECTION 15-201 OF THE KANSAS STATUTES ANNOTATED AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS, THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE AND THE FILLING OF VACANCIES.
Section 1. The City of White City, 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 K.S.A. 15-201, and to 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.
city election shall be held on the first Tuesday in April of each odd numbered
year. At the regular city election in 1989, there shall be elected a mayor and
five councilmembers. At the said election, the mayor and the two candidates for
councilmembers receiving the highest numbers of votes shall be declared elected
for a term of four years. The three candidates for councilmember 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 elected and qualified.
Section 3. In case of a vacancy in the council occurring by reason of resignation, death, removal from office or from the city, the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the remaining councilmembers, shall appoint an elector to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term of that council position. In case any person elected as a councilmember neglects or refuses to qualify within 30 days after election, the councilmember shall be deemed to have refused to accept the office and a vacancy shall exist. The mayor may, with the consent of the remaining councilmembers appoint a suitable elector to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term of that council position.
Section 4. In case of a vacancy in the office of mayor, the president of the council shall become mayor until the next regular election for the office of mayor and a vacancy shall occur in the office of the councilmember becoming mayor.
(8-3-1988; Amended by C.O. No. 8)