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13-527. Appointive officers and employees; terms and salaries; vacancies . Subject to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 12-16,128, and amendments thereto, the mayor, by and with the consent of the council, may appoint a city attorney, city prosecutor, city clerk, city treasurer, municipal judge of the municipal court, city engineer, director of public works, chief of police, policemen, and such other officers and employees as they may deem necessary for the best interests of the city, but no such officer shall be appointed until such officer's term of office and salary shall have been fixed by ordinance; and all contracts of employment of auditors, accountants, engineers, attorneys, counselors and architects for any special purpose shall be authorized by ordinance.

The term of all such officers shall be provided by ordinance. In case of an appointment to fill a vacancy such appointee shall only serve for the remainder of the term for which the officer's predecessor was appointed.

History: L. 1903, ch. 122, § 90; L. 1909, ch. 70, § 1; L. 1915, ch. 196, § 8; R.S. 1923, § 13-527; L. 1935, ch. 105, § 2; L. 1965, ch. 129, § 1; L. 1967, ch. 90, § 2; L. 2008, ch. 163, § 8; July 1.

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