The duties of the City Attorney shall be as follows:

(a)   Draft ordinances, bonds, contracts, leases, conveyances and other instruments of writing as required by the business of the city.

(b)   Advise the Governing Body and officers of the city upon all legal questions affecting the duties of their offices or the interest of the city.

(c)   Attend all meetings of the Governing Body, unless excused by the City Manager.

(d)   Furnish written legal opinions when required, and perform other professional services incidental to his office which may be required under the direction of the City Manager.

No person shall be eligible to serve as City Attorney who is not by profession an attorney at law admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas.

(a)   There is hereby created the office of the City Prosecutor for the City of Abilene, Kansas which office shall be filled at the first regular meeting in May of each year by appointment of the Mayor with consent of the City Council.

(b)   The City Prosecutor shall be charged with responsibility of appearing before and prosecuting Municipal Court cases within the Abilene Municipal Court as well as the Dickinson County District Court in connection with any Municipal Court case which is appealed.

(c)   The City Prosecutor shall receive such compensation as fixed from time to time by the Governing Body.

(Code 2014)

The Municipal Judge shall be appointed by the City Manager and hear and determine all cases brought into Municipal Court, and shall have power to bring before the Municipal Court all parties for trial upon complaints duly and properly made. The Municipal Judge shall have the authority to exercise all powers conferred by Kansas Code of Procedure for Municipal Courts.

The Municipal Court shall be conducted under the provisions of the Kansas Code of Procedure for Municipal Courts. Municipal Court shall be held at such time and place as determined by the Municipal Judge.

The Municipal Court Clerk shall assist the court with the clerical work of Municipal Court cases. The Municipal Court Clerk shall maintain a docket of all pending cases and a record of the disposition of all cases filed in the Municipal Court. The Municipal Court Clerk shall accept the payment of fines, including the forfeiture of bonds, for specified violations according to a schedule established by the Municipal Judge.