A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF ANDOVER, KANSAS FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 14-205, RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF CERTAIN CITY OFFICERS.
WHEREAS, the City of Andover, Kansas has been designated as a city of the second class; and
WHEREAS, the City of Andover, Kansas deems it advisable to exempt itself from certain state enactments generally applicable to cities of the second class;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ANDOVER, KANSAS:
SECTION I. The City of Andover, Kansas, by virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to make inapplicable to it and exempts itself from those portions of K.S.A. 14-205 requiring that appointed officers be qualified electors of said City. In exempting itself, the city finds that such provisions are applicable to cities of the second class, but not uniformly applicable to all cities and provides substitute and additional provisions on the same subject as hereinafter provided.
SECTION 2. Those provisions within K.S.A. 14-205 governing the qualification, removal, and replacement of appointed city officers shall be applicable to appointed officers within the City of Andover, Kansas; provided, however, that when deemed necessary to promote the public health, safety, or convenience, the city clerk, and his/her deputies may reside outside the city limits. Notwithstanding the foregoing, qualified city residents will, in every instance, be granted preferential consideration over nonresidents at the time of the appointment of city officers.