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14-308. Vacancy in office of mayor or council member, how filled; president of council. When any vacancy shall happen in the office of mayor by death, resignation, removal from the city, removal from office, refusal to qualify, or otherwise, the president of the council for the time being shall exercise the office of mayor, with all the rights, privileges and jurisdiction of the mayor, other than the appointment of officers pursuant to K.S.A. 14-201, and amendments thereto, until such vacancy be filled or such disability be removed, or, in case of temporary absence, until the mayor shall return. During the time the president of the council shall exercise the office of the mayor, the president shall receive the same compensation that the mayor would be entitled to; and in case of vacancy, other than a temporary absence or disability, the person exercising the office of mayor shall become mayor. Thereupon the council shall elect from its membership a new president of the council. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the office of council member, the governing body shall appoint an elector of the ward where the vacancy occurs to be council member for the balance of the unexpired term.

History: L. 1872, ch. 100, § 28; R.S. 1923, § 14-308; L. 1968, ch. 274, § 36; L. 1988, ch. 84, § 2; April 21.

Source or Prior Law:

L. 1862, ch. 46, art. 3, § 30; L. 1867, ch. 68, art. 2, § 9; G.S. 1868, ch. 19, § 23.


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