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.