AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING SECTIONS 1-201 THROUGH 1-209 OF THE GOODLAND MUNICIPAL CODE; AMENDING SELECTION DATE OF THE MAYOR AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON, COMMISSIONER TERMS AND RULES OF PROCEDURE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. REPEAL AND REPLACE. Sections 1-201 through 1-209 of the Goodland Municipal Code are hereby repealed and replaced with new sections which shall read as follows:
Sec. 1-201. – Powers generally.
The governing body shall have power to enact, ordain, alter, modify or repeal any and all ordinances not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this state, and such as it shall deem expedient for the good government of the city, the preservation of the peace and good order, the suppression of vice and immorality, the benefit of trade and commerce, and the health of the inhabitants thereof, and such other ordinances, rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry such powers into effect.
Sec. 1-202. – Mayor.
The governing body shall choose its own chairperson annually during the first regular meeting in the month of January and determine its own order of business. The chairperson shall have the title of mayor during the term of his or her office. The mayor shall vote as a commissioner and shall execute formal agreements requiring the signature of the mayor but shall have no administrative duties.
Sec. 1-203. – Vice-chairperson.
The commission shall annually, at the first meeting in the month of January, choose a vice-chairperson. The vice-chairperson shall have the title of acting mayor, and in the absence of the mayor from any meeting of the commission, the acting mayor shall preside. In the absence of the mayor from the city or his or her inability to perform any of the duties imposed upon the office, the acting mayor shall exercise the duties of the office of mayor.
Sec. 1-204. – Meetings.
The commission shall have regular meetings on the first and third Monday of each and every month, and adjourned and special meetings at any other time they deem proper. The hour of the meeting shall be 5:00 p.m. Meetings which would normally fall on a holiday shall be held on the next business day, the following Monday, or any other date agreed upon by the commission.
Sec. 1-205. – Emergency government.
In the event of a catastrophe in which all, or a majority, of the members of the governing body are fatally injured, the interim governing body shall be composed of the surviving members, the city attorney, city manager, and city clerk, and a sufficient number of the appointed officials selected in the order of the greatest seniority in office to make up a governing body of the prescribed number.
Sec. 1-206. – Officers—Selection, qualification.
All officers elected shall be qualified electors of the city. The vacancy of any elected office shall be filled until the next annual election by appointment of the governing body. The clerk shall enter every appointment to office and the date thereon on the journal of proceedings. The commission may require all city officers elected or appointed to take and subscribe an oath and give bonds and security for the faithful performance of their duties, who shall qualify as required by law.
Sec. 1-207. – Compensation.
The compensation for the members of the governing body, other than the chairperson of the governing body, shall be $3,600.00 per year, and the compensation for the chairperson of the governing body shall be $4,200.00 per year.
Sec. 1-208. – Terms of governing body.
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. 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 the candidate receiving the third largest number of votes shall be elected for the two-year term commencing the first Monday in January following certification of the election.
Sec. 1-209. – Code of procedure.
- Incorporating code of procedure for Kansas cities. There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of establishing a code of procedure for the conduct of city commission meetings of the City of Goodland, Kansas, that certain model code known as the “Code of Procedure for Kansas Cities,” Fourth Edition (2017), prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas save and except for such articles, sections, parts or portions as are hereafter omitted, deleted, modified or changed.
- Official copies. At least three copies of the “Code of Procedure for Kansas Cities” shall be marked or stamped “official copy as incorporated by Ordinance No. 1730”, with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omission or change and to which shall be attached a copy of this ordinance. All official copies shall be filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection by the public during all reasonable business hours. Official copies of the “Code of Procedure for Kansas Cities” shall be furnished to all persons or departments charged with the enforcement of the code or to whom the Code is applicable and to such others as may be deemed necessary. All such copies shall be furnished at the cost of the city.
- Sections 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39 and 40 of the “Code of Procedure for Kansas Cities” relating to the council form of government are hereby declared to be and are omitted and deleted.
- Section 12 of the “Code of Procedure for Kansas Cities” is hereby changed to read as follows: Order of Business. At the hour appointed for the meeting, the mayor shall call the meeting to order. In council cities, the president of the council shall chair the meeting in the absence of the mayor. Upon having a quorum present, the governing body shall proceed to business, which shall be conducted in the following order:
- Public hearings;
- Public comments;
- Presentations and proclamations;
- Consent agenda;
- Approval of the minutes of the last regular meeting and intervening special meetings;
- Presentation of claims and appropriation ordinances;
- Ordinances and resolutions;
- Formal actions;
- Discussions and other business;
- Report of the city manager;
- Staff and committee reports;
- Reports of commissioners;
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the official City Newspaper.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 16th day of December, 2019, by the Governing Body of the City of Goodland, Kansas.
Brian Linin, Mayor
Mary P. Volk, City Clerk