APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 3

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF ST. JOHN, KANSAS, FROM KSA 15-201, AS AMENDED BY SEC. 44, CHAPTER 274,OF THE 1968 SESSION LAWS, AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT, PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF A MAYOR AND FIVE COUNCILMEN, TIE VOTES, TERMS OF OFFICE AND FILLING VACANCIES.

Section 2. Regular city elections shall be held every two years on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year. The terms of the three councilmen elected in the regular city election in 1967 for terms of four years shall continue until the regular city election in 1971. At the regular city election in 1969, and each four years thereafter, an election shall be held for a mayor and two councilmen, who shall hold office for four years and until their successors are elected and qualified. At the regular city election in 1971, and each four years thereafter, three councilmen shall be elected, who shall hold office for four years and until their successors are elected and qualified.

Whenever a tie vote shall occur in the vote on any of the aforesaid officers, the result shall be decided by lot by the board of canvassers.

In case of a vacancy in the council occurring by reason for resignation, death or removal from office or from the city, the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the remaining councilmen, shall appoint some suitable elector to fill the vacancy until the next regular election for that office.

If any person elected as a councilman neglects or refuses to qualify within 30 days after his election, he shall be deemed to have refused to accept such office and a vacancy shall exist, and thereupon the mayor may, with the consent of the remaining councilmen, appoint some suitable elector to fill said vacancy.

In case of a vacancy in the office of mayor, the president of the council shall become mayor until the next regular election for that office. And a vacancy shall occur in the office of .the councilman becoming mayor.

(11-19-1968; Repealed by C.O. No. 17)