A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS, OTTAWA COUNTY, KANSAS, FROM K.S.A. 14-201 AND K.S.A. 25-2108a, PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT RELATING TO ELECTION OF THE MAYOR, CITY TREASURER AND COUNCILMEN AND THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE AND ABOLISHING THE PRIMARY CITY ELECTION.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS, OTTAWA COUNTY, KANSAS:
Section 1: The City of Minneapolis, Ottawa County, 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. 14-201 and K.S.A. 25-2108a and provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter set forth in this Ordinance. Such statutory sections are applicable to this city but are not applicable uniformly to all cities.
Section 2: On the first Tuesday in April of 1979, there shall be elected a Mayor, City Treasurer and two councilmen from each of the three wards of the City of Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas. At said election the Mayor and City Treasurer shall be elected for a term of two years. The candidates for councilmen receiving the highest number of votes in each ward shall be declared elected for a term of four years. The candidates for councilmen in each ward receiving the next highest number of votes for councilman in that ward shall be declared elected for a term of two years. Succeeding elections for Mayor and City Treasurer shall be for a term of two years. Succeeding elections for all councilmen shall be for a term of four years. All officers shall serve their respective terms or until successors are elected and qualified and all succeeding elections shall be held on the first Tuesday of odd number years.
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, a City Clerk, a City Attorney, and may appoint policemen and such officers as they may deem necessary. Officers so appointed and confirmed shall hold their offices for a term of one year and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The council shall by ordinance specify their duties and compensation, and by ordinance may abolish any office created by them whenever they may deem it expedient. The Council may retain a licensed professional engineer to act in capacity of City Engineer for specifically defined duties and provide for reasonable compensation for the services rendered.
Section 4: The primary City election is hereby abolished.