All appointed officers of the City, either under the laws of the State of Kansas or ordinances of the City, shall, before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe an oath (or affirmation), as follows:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Kansas and faithfully discharge the duties of (name of office), so help me God.”
(Code 1982; K.S.A. 14-205)
All officers and employees required by law to take and subscribe or file any oath or affirmation shall be supplied the necessary forms for the purpose, at the expense of the City, and upon the taking and subscribing or signing of any such oath or affirmation, such oath or affirmation form, the same shall be filed with the employment record of the employee or officer.
The Commission is authorized to fix by resolution the amount and condition of any surety bond to be given by any officer or employee of the City before entering upon the duties of his office or employment. Except as may otherwise be required by law, the bond shall be conditioned for the faithful performance of all the duties of his office for the officer or employee executing the bond. The Commission may, at its discretion, increase the amount of any bond or may require bonds of other officers or employees as it may deem expedient; provided, that the City Manager, Director of Finance and the City Treasurer shall, before entering upon the duties of their office, give a good and sufficient surety bond executed by a responsible bonding company authorized to do business in the state, payable to and for the use and benefit of the City, with a minimum of $25,000.00, or an additional amount established by resolution, conditioned for the faithful discharge of their duties, and that such officers will save the City harmless from all loss caused by their neglect of duty or malfeasance in office or for the willful expenditure or misappropriation of any monies, property or equities of the City in violation of law. The cost of such surety bonds required of the City Manager and all officers and employees of the City required to furnish such bonds shall be borne by the City.
(Code 1982; K.S.A. 14-205; K.S.A. 78-111; Code 2015)
The bonds of all officers and employees shall be filed with the City Clerk, except the City Clerk’s bond, which shall be filed with the City Treasurer. All bonds shall be approved as to form by the City Attorney and shall be approved by the Board of Commissioners, such approval being endorsed thereon by the Mayor.
No person required to give bond shall perform any of the duties of the office to which appointed without first having given the bond as required in Section 2-503 and obtained its approval.
No person shall continue to perform the duties of any office for which a bond is required after the bond has expired or has been canceled or otherwise is not in effect, unless such bond has been renewed or another bond has been given and approved.