Ordinance 1699

ORDINANCE NO. 1699

 

AN ORDINANCE AFFIRMING THE CITY OF GOODLAND’S ADOPTION AND CONTINUED OPERATION UNDER THE COMMISSION-MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT

 

Be it Ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Goodland, Kansas:

 

WHEREAS, on the 2nd day of November, 1982 the citizens of the City of Goodland, Kansas, adopted by a majority vote the commission-manager form of government;

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas Legislature passed L. 2015, ch. 88 (H.B. 2104), which amended and transferred the statutory provisions for the commission-manager form of government, and L. 2015, ch. 88, sec. 8(a) states that a city shall continue to operate under its current form of government if established at an election until such time that the city’s form of government is changed;

 

WHEREAS, the statutory provisions for the commission-manager form of government have been recodified in L. 2015, ch. 88, sec. 10 through 12;

 

WHEREAS, L. 2015, ch. 88, sec. 8(b) states that all existing ordinances and charter ordinances relating to a city’s form of government shall remain in effect until amended or repealed by such city.

 

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

 

Section 1. FORM OF GOVERNMENT. The City of Goodland, Kansas, continues to operate under the commission-manager form of government, as codified in L. 2015, ch. 88, sec. 10 through 12, and pursuant to all existing ordinances and charter ordinances relating to its form of government.

 

Section 2. GOVERNING BODY; TRANSITION TO NOVEMBER ELECTIONS. Those governing body positions with terms that would have expired in April 2017, shall expire on the second regular commission meeting in January of 2018, when the city officials elected in the November 2017 general election take office.  Those governing body positions with terms that would have expired in April 2019, shall expire on the second regular commission meeting in January of 2020, when the city officials elected in the November 2019 general election take office.

 

Section 3. SAME; OFFICES AND ELECTIONS. (a) The governing body shall consist of five commissioners to be elected to terms as set forth herein. The commissioners shall be residents and qualified electors of the City of Goodland, Kansas.  

(b) General elections shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2017, and succeeding elections will be held every two years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired.

(c) In accordance with K.S.A. 25–205, and amendments thereto, any person may become a candidate for city office elected at large by having had filed on their behalf, a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by any fee required by law.

 

Section 4. SAME; TERMS.  There shall be elected two commissioners for four year terms and one commissioner for a two-year term. The candidates receiving the largest and second largest number of votes, respectively, shall be elected for four year terms and one commissioner for a two-year term. The candidates receiving the largest and second largest number of votes, respectively, shall be elected for four year terms and the candidate receiving the third largest number of votes shall be elected for the two-year term.

 

Section 5. SAME; VACANCIES. The laws establishing and relating to the commission form of government in cities of the second class shall govern the filling of vacancies in the governing body of the City of Goodland, Kansas.

 

Section 6. All elections for the City of Goodland, Kansas shall be nonpartisan.

 

Section 7. SAME; OFFICE AND POWERS OF THE MAYOR. The laws establishing and relating to the commission form of government in cities of the second class shall govern the selection and powers of the mayor for the City of Goodland, Kansas.

 

Section 8. SAME; MEETINGS. The laws establishing and relating to the commission form of government in cities of the second class shall govern the rules for governing body meetings for the City of Goodland, Kansas.

 

Section 9. CITY MANAGER. (a) The city governing body shall appoint a city manager to be responsible for the administration and affairs of the city. The city manager shall serve at the pleasure of the governing body.

(b) The city manager shall see that all laws and ordinances are enforced. The city manager shall appoint and remove all heads of departments and all subordinate officers and employees of the city. All appointments shall be made upon merit and fitness alone.

 

Section 10. PUBLICATION; EFFECTIVE DATE. The ordinance shall take effect and be in full force and effect immediately following its adoption and publication as provided by law.

 

 

 

Passed by the city commission on this 6th day of September, 2016.

 

           

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            Brian Linin, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Mary P. Volk, City Clerk

 

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