A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF GODDARD, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 14-103 AND K.S.A. 14-204, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS, THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE, TRANSITIONS TO NOVEMBER ELECTIONS; AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT; AND REPEALING CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 8.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GODDARD, KANSAS:
Section 1. Exemption.
The City of Goddard, 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. 14-103 and those portions of K.S.A. 14-204 requiring the creation of wards and the election of two council members from each ward for two year terms. The City of Goddard, Kansas finds these statues do apply to this city, but are parts of enactments which do not apply uniformly to all cities and hereby adopts substitute and additional provisions on the subjects as hereinafter provided.
Section 2. Governing Body.
The governing body shall consist of a mayor and five (5) 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 Goddard, Kansas.
Section 3. Expiration of Terms.
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. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2019 shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2020 when the city officials elected in the November 2019 general election take office.
Section 4. Elections and Length of Terms.
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 two years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. The council members shall have four (4) year terms. The Mayor shall have a two (2) year term.
Section 5. Publication.
This Charter Ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper.
Section 6. Repeal.
Charter Ordinance Number 8 of the City of Goddard, Kansas is hereby repealed.
Section 7. Taking Effect.
This Charter Ordinance shall take effect sixty-one (61) days after the final publication unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed, requiring a referendum to be held on the ordinance as provided by Article 12, Section 5, Subsection (c)(3) of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case this charter Ordinance shall become effective upon approval by the majority of the electors voting thereon.