A CHARTER ORDINANCE REPEALING CONCORDIA CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 21, CONCERNING THE ELECTION AND TENURE OF CITY COMMISSIONERS; EXEMPTING THE CITY OF CONCORDIA FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 12-1005C, K.S.A. 14-1204, AND K.S.A. 12-2107, RELATING TO THE NUMBER, TERM, AND TENURE OF COMMISSIONERS AND THE FREQUENCY OF ELECTIONS; AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT.
BE IT ORDAINED by the governing body of the City of Concordia, Kansas:
Section 1. The City of Concordia, by the power vested in the city by Article 12, Section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby repeals Charter Ordinance No. 21 of the City of Concordia.
Section 2. The City of Concordia, by the power vested in the city by Article 12, Section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself from and make inapplicable to it those parts of K.S.A. 12-1005c, K.S.A. 14-1204, and K.S.A. 25-2107, relating to the number, term and tenure of commissioners and the frequency of elections, which apply to the city but provisions of which do not apply uniformly to all cities, and to provide substitute and additional provisions on the same subject.
Section 3. The governing body shall consist of five commissioners.
Section 4. Four members of the governing body shall constitute a quorum for transacting business.
Section 5. The governing body shall choose its own chairperson annually at its regular meeting held on the second Monday in January of each year, and the chairperson shall have the title of mayor, and such authority as is provided by law.
Section 6. The terms of the city commissioners holding office as of the date of adoption of this ordinance shall continue as provided by law.
Section 7. The registered voters of the City of Concordia at an election to be held on the first Tuesday of April, 2016, shall duly elect two commissioners at large, each of whom shall have a term of office commencing with and including the first regular meeting of the governing body following certification of the election results, and ending on the second Monday of January, 2020.
Section 8. The filing deadline for candidates for the 2016 election shall be 12:00 o’clock noon of the Tuesday preceding by 10 weeks the first Tuesday in April.
Section 9. The terms of commissioners that would expire in April, 2017, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2018, when newly elected members of the governing body shall take office.
Section 10. The terms of commissioners that would expire in April, 2018, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2019, when newly elected members of the governing body shall take office.
Section 11. Thereafter, all city commissioners shall be elected for terms of three years. All commissioners shall hold their offices until their successors are elected and qualified.
Section 12. In 2017 and thereafter, the City of Concordia shall hold a general city election each year on the first Tuesday in November. Primary elections when required shall be conducted as provided by law.