A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF DEERFIELD, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 15-209 WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE QUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIALS OF THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR SUBSTITUTE PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the City of Deerfield, Kansas:
The City of Deerfield, Kansas (city), under the authority of Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself from and to make inapplicable to it, the provisions of K.S.A. 15-209, which applies to the city, but does not apply uniformly to all cities, establishing qualifications for elected or appointed officials of the city. The city, through enactment of this charter ordinance, shall establish a substitute to K.S.A. 15-209.
Officers elected or appointed for the city shall be qualified electors of the city, except the city may appoint nonresidents as city clerk, city attorney, municipal judge 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, That nothing herein shall authorize the appointment of nonresidents of this state. The city attorney shall be a qualified elector of the city, Kearny County, Kansas, or of an adjoining county. The removal from the city of any officer elected or appointed under this act, who is required to be a qualified elector of the city, shall create a vacancy in the office. All vacancies in office, except in the offices of mayor and councilman, may be filled until the next regular time for appointment by appointment by the governing body. Every appointment to office, and the date thereof, shall be entered on the journal of proceedings of the council.