A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF BALDWIN CITY, KANSAS, FROM K.S.A. 15-209 (1991), AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR THE SAME SUBJECT; QUALIFICATIONS, OFFICERS, HOW VACANCIES FILLED.
Section 1. The City of Baldwin City, Kansas, a 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 does hereby exempt
itself from and makes inapplicable to it K.S.A. 15-201 (1991), which applies
only to mayor-council cities of the third class, and does hereby provide
substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter set out. Section 2. The
officers appointed to the City of Baldwin City, Kansas, shall be qualified
electors of the City of Baldwin City, Kansas, except the city may appoint non-residents
as city attorney, municipal judge, city clerk, and as law enforcement officers
when deemed necessary, including the appointment of nonresidents who also serve
as city attorney, municipal judge, or law enforcement officers of another
municipality or public agency. Provided however, that nothing herein shall
authorize the appointment of a nonresident of this state to any city office.
The city attorney shall be a qualified elector of the county in which Baldwin
City is located or of any other adjoining county. The removal of any officer
pursuant to this ordinance, who is required to be a qualified elector thereof,
shall occasion a vacancy in such office. All vacancies in office may be filled
until the next regular time for appointment by appointment by the governing
body. Every appointment to the office, and date thereof, shall be entered on
the journal of proceedings of the Baldwin City council.