APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 8

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF GODDARD, KANSAS FROM CERTAIN TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 14-103 AND 14-204; PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECTS, RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS AND THE TENURE OF ELECTED CITY OFFICIALS; AND REPEALING CHARTER ORDINANCE NUMBER 1.

WHEREAS, the City of Goddard, Kansas has been designated as a city of the second class effective on the 17th day of June, 2010; and

WHEREAS, the City of Goddard, Kansas deems it advisable to exempt itself from certain state statutes generally applicable to cities of the second class; and

WHEREAS, the City of Goddard, Kansas has previously enacted Charter Ordinance No. 1  to exempt itself from certain state statutes generally applicable to cities of the third class concerning the election and tenure of city officials;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GODDARD, KANSAS:

Section 1.   Exemption.

The City of Goddard, Kansas, by virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to make inapplicable to it and exempts itself from 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 at the city election on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year. 

In exempting itself, the City of Goddard, Kansas finds that such provisions are applicable to cities of the second class, but not uniformly applicable to all cities.  Therefore, the City of Goddard, Kansas hereby adopts substitute and additional provisions on the same subject as hereinafter provided.

Section 2.   Council positions established.

There are hereby established five council member positions which shall be elected at large from the City of Goddard, Kansas.   Three council member positions shall be filled by election on the first Tuesday in April in 2011.  The remaining two council member positions shall be filled by election on the first Tuesday in April of 2013.  The positions shall be elected for four (4) year terms. Whenever a vacancy occurs, the governing body shall appoint an elector from the City of Goddard, Kansas to be council member for the balance of the unexpired term.

Section 3.   Existing council positions.

The existing members of the Goddard City Council shall hold office for their existing terms and until their successors have been elected and qualified as provided for above.

Section 4.   Repeal.

Charter Ordinance Number 1 of the City of Goddard, Kansas is hereby repealed.

(08-02-2010; Repealed by C.O. No. 13)