A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF RUSSELL, KANSAS, FROM SECTION 32 OF HOUSE BILL NO. 1709 OF THE 1968 SESSION OF THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE, WHICH SECTION AMENDED K.S.A. 1967 SUPP. 14-201; PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT, RELATING TO THE ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF CITY OFFICERS AND THE TERMS OF OFFICERS.
Section 1. The City of Russell, Kansas, by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself from and make inapplicable to it Section 32 of Chapter 274, of the 1968 Session Laws of the Kansas Legislature, and provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter set forth in this ordinance. Such statutory section is applicable to this city but is not applicable uniformly to all cities.
Section 2. There shall be elected on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year a mayor and one councilmember from each ward and on each even-numbered year one council member from each ward, as hereinafter provided. The councilmember shall be chosen by the qualified electors of their respective wards, and no person shall be eligible to the office of councilmember who is not at the time of his or her election or appointment an actual resident of the ward for which he or she is elected or appointed, and if any councilmember shall move from the ward from which he or she was elected or appointed, the office as councilmember shall thereby become vacated. Those members of the governing body elected in 1967 shall have terms that expire in 1969 and those members elected in 1968 shall have terms that expire in 1970.