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  • Charter Ordinance 1 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from section 14-201 of the 1959 Supplement of the General Statutes of Kansas, 1949, and providing substitute and additional provisions of the same subject providing for the election of the mayor, police, judge, and councilmen, and the appointment of the city marshals, city clerk, city attorney, city treasurer, city assessor, and the officers, and providing for their term of office.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 10-3-1961
  • Charter Ordinance 2 (Repealed by Charter Ordinance 43) - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from section 14-204 of the general statutes of Kansas, 1949, and providing substitute and additional provisions for the same subject and providing for the election of councilmen, their qualifications, the vote, and filling of vacancies.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 10-3-1961
  • Charter Ordinance 3 (Repealed by Charter Ordinance 12) - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from section 12-112 of the 1959 supplement to the general statutes of Kansas, 1949, and providing substitute and additional provisions for the same subject and providing for the salaries of the mayor and councilmen.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 5-7-1963
  • Charter Ordinance 4 (Amended by Charter Ordinance 26) - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from section 32 of House Bill Number 1709 of the 1968 session of the Kansas Legislature, which section amended K.S.A. 1967 provisions of the same subject, relating to the election and appointment of city officers and the terms of officers.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-18-1968
  • Charter Ordinance 5 (Repealed by Charter Ordinance 37 and amended by Charter Ordinance 29) - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas from G.S.A. 78-1952, and providing substitute and additional provisions for the same subject and providing for the levying of taxes for the operation of city government.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-2-1970
  • Charter Ordinance 6 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas from K.S.A. 14-103; providing substitute and additional provisions of the same subject, relating to the election of city officers and the terms of officers.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 8-4-1970
  • Charter Ordinance 7 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from G.S.A. 14-439, and providing substitute and additional provisions for the same subject and providing for the levying of taxes for the operation of city government.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-15-1971
  • Charter Ordinance 8 - Number assigned to ordinance that was ultimately tabled.
  • Charter Ordinance 9 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from K.S.A. 14-201 and K.S.A. 14-103 last paragraph as amended; providing substitute and additional provisions on the same subject, relating to the elections and appointment of city officers and the terms of officers.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 8-21-1973
  • Charter Ordinance 10 (Amended and repealed by Charter Ordinance 14) - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from certain portions of K.S.A. 12-1503, and amending City of Derby, Kansas plumbing code to exempt the Board of Examiners and Base Fitters, and to allow the appointment of two members of said board outside of the City of Derby, and to create the position of a health officer for the City of Derby.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 4-6-1976
  • Charter Ordinance 11 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from certain portions of K.S.A. 14-201, as amended, and providing substitute and additional provisions in the same subject; setting forth the terms of appointed officers and providing for their termination; and repealing previously passed ordinances.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 4-6-1976
  • Charter Ordinance 12 - A Charter Ordinance repealing Charter Ordinance 3, which ordinance provides for the salary of the mayor and councilmen.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 4-6-1976
  • Charter Ordinance 13 (Repealed by Charter Ordinance 19) - A Charter Ordinance creating a Park Board, establishing the number of members, who shall serve without compensation, and the terms of office; and exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from certain portions of K.S.A. 14-537, insofar as said statute designates the number of members who shall serve and the terms of said office.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 8-17-1976
  • Charter Ordinance 14 - A Charter Ordinance amending Charter Ordinance 10 of the City of Derby, Kansas, whereby the Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters is expanded to six members including one journeyman gas fitter and repealing sections 2, 4, and 5 of Charter Ordinance Number 10.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 4-19-1977
  • Charter Ordinance 15 (Amended by Charter Ordinance 18, 28 & 35) - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from the provisions of K.S.A. 12-4112 and 12-4411, and providing substitute and additional provisions of the same subject relating to the code of procedure for municipal courts.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-3-1980
  • Charter Ordinance 16 (Amended by Charter Ordinance 25) - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from the whole or part of K.S.A. 14-205, 14-301, 14-306 and 14-307, providing substitute and additional provisions relating to the appointment of a city manager, and to the powers and duties of said manager and of the mayor and the council, and repealing and amending section 1 of Charter Ordinance Number 11.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 9-16-1980
  • Charter Ordinance 17 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from K.S.A. 79-5011; providing substitute and additional provision of the same subject; and authorizing the levying of taxes to create a special fund for the purpose of paying utility service costs.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-16-1981
  • Charter Ordinance 18 (Amended by Charter Ordinance 27 & 35) - A Charter Ordinance amending section 2 of Charter Ordinance 15 establishing fees and costs for cases in municipal court.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 8-4-1981
  • Charter Ordinance 19 (Amended by Charter Ordinance 30) - A Charter Ordinance repealing Charter Ordinance 13; creating a Park Board, establishing and reducing the number of members, who shall serve without compensation, and the terms of office; and exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from certain portions of K.S.A. 14-537, insofar as said statute designates the number of members who shall serve and the terms of said office.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 12-1-1981
  • Charter Ordinance 20 (Amended by Charter Ordinance 35) - An ordinance amending section 7 of Charter Ordinance 15 relating to the disbursement of court costs assessed and collected in the municipal court.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 4-6-1982
  • Charter Ordinance 21 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from K.S.A. 79-5011; providing substitute and additional provisions on the same subject; and authorizing the levying of taxes to create a special fund for the purpose of paying parks systems maintenance costs.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-15-1982
  • Charter Ordinance 22 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from K.S.A. 79-5011; providing substitute and additional provisions on the same subject; and authorizing the provisions for the same subject and providing for the levying of taxes to create a special fund for the purpose of paying parks systems maintenance costs.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-15-1982
  • Charter Ordinance 23 (Repealed by Charter Ordinance 42) - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from K.S.A. 79-501; providing substitute and additional provisions on the same subject; and authorizing the levying of taxes to create a special fund for the purpose of paying employee benefit costs.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-15-1982
  • Charter Ordinance 24 - A Charter Ordinance pledging the general purposes proposed by the future use of all revenue to be received by the city from any county sales tax.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 7-6-1982
  • Charter Ordinance 25 (Amended by Charter Ordinance 31 & 37) - A Charter Ordinance amending sections 4, 11, and 12 of Charter Ordinance 16 relating to the powers and duties of the city manager and the mayor and the removal of officers and employees.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 10-6-1982
  • Charter Ordinance 26 - A Charter Ordinance amending section 2 of Charter Ordinance 4 relating to the election and terms of office of the mayor and council persons.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 1-18-1983
  • Charter Ordinance 27 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from K.S.A. 79-5011; providing substitute and additional provisions on the same subject; and authorizing the levying of taxes to create a special fund for the purpose of paying employment benefit costs, utility service costs, parks system maintenance costs, and street reconstruction and maintenance costs.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-7-1983
  • Charter Ordinance 28 (Amended by Charter Ordinance 35) - A Charter Ordinance amending sections 2 and 7 of Charter Ordinance 15 and section 1 of Charter Ordinance 18 relating to court costs in municipal court.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-16-1987
  • Charter Ordinance 29 (Repealed by Charter Ordinance 38) - A Charter Ordinance amending section 2 of Charter Ordinance Number 5 relating to the levy of taxes for certain purposes.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 5-17-1988
  • Charter Ordinance 30 (Repealed by Charter Ordinance 40) - A Charter Ordinance amending certain sections of Charter Ordinance 19; creating a Park Board; establishing and increasing the number of members, who will serve without compensation; establishing the scope of service without compensation; establishing the scope of service and function of the board; the terms of office; and exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from certain portions of K.S.A. 14-537, insofar as said statute designates the number of members who shall serve and the terms of said office.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-4-1991
  • Charter Ordinance 31 (Amended by Charter Ordinance 36) - A Charter Ordinance amending sections 2 and 3 of Charter Ordinance Number 25 relating to the powers and duties of the city manager and the mayor and the removal of officers and employees.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 4-7-1992
  • Charter Ordinance 32 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2302, 25-2309, and 25-2709, and amendments thereto, pertaining to voter registration responsibilities of the city clerk. (6-18-1996)
  • Charter Ordinance 33 - A Charter Ordinance of the City of Derby, Kansas, exempting such city from the provisions of K.S.A. 12-4113, defending certain terms pertaining to prosecutions in the municipal court; and providing substitute and additional provisions relating thereto.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 12-2-1997
  • Charter Ordinance 34 - A Charter Ordinance of the City of Derby, Kansas, exempting such city from the provisions of K.S.A. 12-1758, relating to the public building commissions and the issuance of revenue bonds thereby; and providing substitute and additional provisions relating thereto.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 12-2-1997
  • Charter Ordinance 35 - A Charter Ordinance authorizing the governing body to establish a schedule of fees and costs to be imposed in connection with proceedings in the Derby Municipal Court; and repealing original Charter Ordinances 15, 18, 20, and 28 of the City of Derby, Kansas, pertaining to the same subject as the same have from time to time been amended.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 5-5-1998
  • Charter Ordinance 36 (amended by Charter Ordinance 44) - A Charter Ordinance amending sections 1 and 2 of Charter Ordinance 31 relating to appointment and removal of city officers and employees; and repealing original sections 1 and 2 of Charter Ordinance 31.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 11-18-2000
  • Charter Ordinance 37 - A Charter Ordinance repealing Charter Ordinances Number 5, and 29 authorizing and empowering the City of Derby, Kansas, to levy taxes at specified rates for certain purposes.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-12-2001
  • Charter Ordinance 38 - A Charter Ordinance amending section 1 of Charter Ordinance 25 of the City of Derby, Kansas, setting forth the powers and duties of the city manager; and repealing original section 1 of said Charter Ordinance 25.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 1-8-2002
  • Charter Ordinance 39 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from the requirements of subsections (a) and (c) of Kansas statutes annotated 41-302, which require a voter-initiated petition to hold a city option election on package liquor sales; and providing substitute provisions therefore authorizing the governing body of the city to call for an election to determine whether the sale of alcoholic liquor by package should be licensed in the City of Derby, Kansas.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 1-11-2005
  • Charter Ordinance 40 - A Charter Ordinance repealing Charter Ordinance Number 30 of the city and so much of Charter Ordinance Number 19 of the city as has not heretofore been repealed, all pertaining to establishment, composition and duties of a Park Board.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 5-9-2006
  • Charter Ordinance 41 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from the provisions of K.S.A. 12-1697 relating to imposition of a transient guest tax upon sleeping accommodations within the city, and providing substitute and additional provisions therefore.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 10-10-2006
  • Charter Ordinance 42 - A Charter Ordinance repealing Charter Ordinance Number 23 exempting the city from operation of Kansas statutes annotated (K.S.A.) 79-5011 and authorizing the levying of taxes to create a special fund for the purpose of paying employee benefits.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 1-23-2007
  • Charter Ordinance 43 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas, from and making inapplicable to it the provisions of K.S.A. 14-204; providing substitute and additional provisions for the election of Council members, qualifications therefore, the votes and filling of vacancies; and repealing original Charter Ordinance Number 2 of the city.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 4-24-2007
  • Charter Ordinance 44 - A Charter Ordinance amending sections 1 and 2 of Charter Ordinance Number 36, providing for appointment and removal of city officers and employees; and repealing original sections 1 and 2 of Charter Ordinance Number 36.
    Date Passed by Governing Body: 8-28-2007
  • Charter Ordinance 45 - A Charter Ordinance providing for selection and appointment of a city manager and municipal judge; providing for appointment of members to city boards and commissions; and repealing sections 2, 3 and 6 of Charter Ordinance Number 16, original section 1 and 2 of Charter Ordinance Number 36 as heretofore amended, and Charter Ordinance Number 44. Date Passed by Governing Body: 9-25-2007
  • Charter Ordinance 46 - A Charter Ordinance establishing the office of President of the City Council; providing for selection of the President of the Council; prescribing the duties of such office; amending section 2 of Charter Ordinance Number 43 of the city, pertaining to election of Council members and filling of vacancies in the office of Council member; and exempting the City of Derby, Kansas from the provisions of K.S.A. 14-308. Date Passed by Governing Body: 6-10-2008
  • Charter Ordinance 47 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas from and making inapplicable to it the provisions of K.S.A. 12-1222, pertaining to appointment of Library Board members as amended by section 5 of chapter 163 of the 2008 Session Laws of the State of Kansas, pertaining to Mayoral appointments; and providing substitute and additional provisions therefor. Date Passed by Governing Body: 11-25-2008
  • Charter Ordinance 48 - A Charter Ordinance prescribing the powers and duties of the city manger of the City of Derby, Kansas; and repealing Section 1 of Charter Ordinance Number 38 of the city. Date Passed by Governing Body: 12-22-2009
  • Charter Ordinance 49 - A Charter Ordinance providing for reestablishment of wards and ward boundaries within the city; and repealing Charter Ordinance number 6 of the city. Date Passed by Governing Body: 4-13-2010
  • Charter Ordinance 50 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas from the provisions of the Water Pollution Act, K.S.A. 12-3101 through K.S.A. 12-3107, and providing substitute and additional provisions relating to establishment, operation and maintenance of sewer systems and to issuance of bonds for the purpose of paying for the grounds and improvements necessary for the operation of such systems. Date Passed by Governing Body: 7-10-2012
  • Charter Ordinance 51 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas from the provisions of K.S.A. 14-103, K.S.A. 14-201, K.S.A. 14-204, K.S.A. 14-308, and K.S.A. 25-2110a relating to the election of officers and qualifications therefor, their terms of office, transitions to November elections, requirements for nomination petitions, the filling of vacancies in Council positions, the position of Council president, and the reestablishment of wards and ward boundaries within the city; and providing substitute and additional provisions of the same subject; and repealing in their entirety charter ordinance nos. 1, 9, 26, 43, 46, and 49; and further repealing any previously unrepealed provisions of charter ordinance nos 2, 4, and 6.  
  • Charter Ordinance 52 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas from the provisions of K.S.A. 14-201, K.S.A. 14-205, K.S.A. 14-301, K.S.A. 14-306, K.S.A. 14-307, K.S.A. 14-537, K.S.A. 12-1222, K.S.A. 12-1503, and K.S.A. 12-16, 128 relating to the powers of the Mayor and the Council regarding the Mayor's authority to vote; and establishment and appointments to boards and commissions; and providing substitute and additional provisions of the same subjects; and repealing in their entirety Charter Ordinances Nos 10, 14, 40 and 47; and repealing Section 7 of Charter Ordinance No. 16; and repealing Sections 2 and 3 of Charter Ordinance No. 45; and further repealing any previously unrepealed provisions of Charter Ordinances Nos 13, 19, 30, 31, 36, and 44.
    Passed by the governing body: Feb. 26, 2016.  
  • Charter Ordinance 53 - A Charter Ordinance exempting the City of Derby, Kansas from the provisions of K.S.A. 14-201, K.S.A. 14-205, K.S.A. 14-301, K.S.A. 14-306, K.S.A. 14-307, K.S.A. 12-1039, K.S.A. 12-1040, and K.S.A. 12-1041 relating to the Mayor-Council-Manager form of government; the qualifications and selection of the City Manager; the powers and duties of the City Manager; and abandonment of the existing form of government; and providing substitute and additional provisions on the same subjects; and repealing in its entirety Charter Ordinance No. 48; and further repealing any previously unrepealed provisions of Charter Ordinance Nos 16, 25, 31, 36, 38, and 45. 



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