APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORD. NO. 77-1-18

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF MOUNT HOPE, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF KANSAS STATUTES ANNOTATED 15-201, AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE PROVISIONS FOR THE ELECTION OF THE COUNCILMEN AND MAYOR OF THE CITY, THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE, FAILURE TO QUALIFY OR ACCEPT OFFICE, AND FILLING OF VACANCIES.

Section 1.  That the City of Mount Hope, Kansas, a mayor-council city of the third class, by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5, of the constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to and exempts itself from and makes inapplicable to it the Kansas Statutes Annotated 15-201, which statute applies only to mayor-council cities of the third class and applying to said city, and to provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter provided.

Section 2.  A regular city election shall be held on the first Tuesday in April, 1977, and every two years thereafter an election shall be held by the authorities of the City of Mount Hope, Kansas, for the election of mayor and five councilmen.  The three councilmen obtaining the largest  number of votes first elected in 1977 shall hold office for four years and until their successors are elected and qualified. The mayor and two councilmen, receiving the fourth and fifth number of votes, elected in the April, 1977 election shall hold office for two years and until their successors are elected and qualified.  At the election in 1979, and each four years thereafter, the mayor and two councilmen shall be elected to hold office for four years and until their successors are elected and qualified.

Section 3.  In case of a vacancy in the council occurring by reason of resignation, death, or removal from office or from the city, the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the remaining councilmen, shall appoint some suitable elector to fill the vacancy until the next election for that office.  In case any person elected as a councilmen neglects or refuses to qualify within 30 days after his or her election, he or she shall be deemed to have refused to accept such office and a vacancy shall exist, and thereafter the mayor may, with the consent of the remaining councilmen, appoint some suitable elector to fill said vacancy in the office of mayor, the president of the council shall become mayor until the next regular election for that office and a vacancy shall occur in the office of the councilman becoming mayor.

(1-18-77; Superseded by L. 2015, ch.88 and Ord. 223-2015)