The governing body of the city shall consist of the mayor and four (4) councilmembers to be elected as set out in section 6-101 of this code. All councilmembers and the Mayor shall be a voting member of the governing body.

(C.O. No. 11 (05-01); Code 2014; C.O. No. 17 (15-01))

All powers exercised by cities of the second class or which shall hereafter be conferred upon them shall be exercised by the governing body, subject to such limitations as prescribed by law. All executive and administrative authority granted or limited by law shall be vested in the mayor and council as governing body of the city.

(K.S.A. 12-103; Code 2014)

(a)   The regular meeting of the Governing Body of the City of Marion, Kansas shall be held every other Monday (beginning Monday, June 16th, 2008) at 4:30 P.M.; and shall be held in the City Building located at 208 E. Santa Fe, Marion, Kansas. This meeting time may be occasionally altered to accommodate holidays or other events that conflict with it, however, any alteration of the regular meeting time shall be made only upon vote of the Governing Body. In this event, officials of the City shall post the time and place of the meeting at the City Building located at 208 E. Santa Fe, Marion, Kansas, and communicate the same information to the local press agencies and any citizens or patrons who have requested in writing to be specifically notified.

(b)   Special meetings may be called by the mayor at any time upon written request of no fewer than three members of the council. The request shall state the matters to be discussed at such special meeting and no other matters may be considered at such meeting.

(c)   Regular or special meetings of the governing body may be adjourned for the completion of its business at such subsequent time and place as the governing body shall determine in its motion to adjourn.

(K.S.A. 14-111; Ord. 1286; Code 2014)

At all meetings of the governing body, a majority of the councilmembers-elect shall constitute a quorum to do business.

(K.S.A. 14-111; Code 2014)

The mayor shall preside at all meetings of the governing body, and shall be a voting member of the governing body. The mayor shall:

(a)   Have the superintending control of all officers and affairs of the city;

(b)   Take care that the ordinances of the city are complied with;

(c)   Sign the commissions and appointments of all officers elected or appointed;

(d)   Endorse the approval of the governing body on all official bonds;

(e)   From time to time communicate to the city council such information and recommend such measures as he or she may deem advisable;

(f)   Sign all orders and drafts drawn upon the city treasury for money.

(K.S.A. 12-3002:3003; K.S.A. 14-301; C.O. No. 11 (05-01); Code 2014)

The city council shall elect one of its own body as vice mayor of the council. The vice mayor of the council shall preside at all meetings of the council in the absence of the mayor. In the absence of both the mayor and the vice mayor of the council, the council shall elect one of its members as “acting vice mayor of the council.” The vice mayor and acting vice mayor, when occupying the place of mayor, shall have the same privileges as other councilmembers.

(K.S.A. 14-204; Code 2014)

There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of establishing a code of procedure for the conduct of city council meetings of the City of Marion, Kansas, that certain code known as the “Code of Procedure for Kansas Cities,” 2nd Edition, 2006, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such articles, sections, parts or portions as are hereafter omitted, deleted, modified or changed. No fewer than three copies of said Code of Procedure for Kansas Cities shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Incorporated by the Code of the City of Marion, Kansas,” with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omission or change and to which shall be attached a copy of this section, and filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.

(Code 2014)

(a)   No city officer or employee shall be signatory upon, discuss in an official capacity, vote on any issue concerning or otherwise participate in his or her capacity as a public official or employee in the making of any contract with any person or business:

(1)   In which the officer or employee owns a legal or equitable interest exceeding $5,000 or five percent, whichever is less, individually or collectively with his or her spouse; or

(2)   From which the officer or employee receives, in the current or immediately preceding or succeeding calendar year, any salary, gratuity, other compensation or a contract for or promise or expectation of any such salary, gratuity or other compensation or remuneration having a dollar value of $1,000 or more; or

(3)   In which he or she shall hold the position of officer or director, irrespective of the amount of compensation received from or ownership held in the business.

(b)   The prohibitions contained in subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to the following:

(1)   Contracts let after competitive bidding has been solicited by published notice; and

(2)   Contracts for property or services for which the price or rate is fixed by law.

(K.S.A. 74-4301; Code 2014)