A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF OTTAWA FROM THE PROVISIONS OF L. 2015, CHAPTER 88, SECTION 71, RELATING TO THE FILLING OF GOVERNING BODY VACANCIES AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF OTTAWA:
Section 1. The City of Ottawa, by virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects and does exempt itself and make inapplicable to it L. 2015, Chapter 88, Section 71, relating to the filling of governing body vacancies, which enactment applies to this city, but does not apply uniformly to all cities and provides the following substitute provisions on the same subject.
Section 2. In the case of any vacancy for any cause in the office of mayor or any commissioner, the remaining members of said Commission shall within sixty days after the occurrence of said vacancy elect by majority vote some suitable person to fill the vacancy until the next regular city election, at which time a successor shall be elected to fill the unexpired term, provided there is any portion of said term unexpired.
Section 3. The resignation of the mayor or any commissioner shall be made in writing and submitted to the City Commission. If the Mayor or any Commissioner shall move his or her residence from the territorial limits of the City, such removal shall be deemed to create a vacancy in that office.
Section 4. If a majority of the City Commission cannot agree upon a qualified person, between two finalists to fill a vacancy, then the tie shall be broken by lots being cast between the two individuals. The method and type of lots shall be determined by the Mayor, or Mayor pro tem if the Mayor is absent.
Section 5. Charter Ordinance 10-90, Ordinance No. 3303-98, and Section 2-113 of the 2015 Municipal Code of the City of Ottawa are hereby repealed.
Section 6. The City Clerk is directed to codify this charter ordinance in the appropriate section of the 2015 Municipal Code of the City of Ottawa