APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\Charter Ordinance No. 22

A CHARTER ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 9 OF CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 15, RELATING TO THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS CONSTITUTING THE CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU BOARD.

WHEREAS, the City of Abilene, Kansas, is a city of the Second Class, and

WHEREAS, K.S.A. 12-1696 to 12-16,101, inclusive, authorizes a levy by cities of a transient guest tax, which provisions are not uniformly applicable to all cities; and

WHEREAS, the City of Abilene, Kansas, has previously adopted Charter Ordinance No. 15, exempting itself from the provisions of K.S.A. 12-1696 to 12-16,101, inclusive and to provide substitute and additional provisions as set forth in that ordinance.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Article 12, Section 5(c)(4), cities may amend previously adopted Charter Ordinances; and

BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ABILENE, KANSAS:

Section 2. Section 9 of Charter Ordinance No. 15, relating to the number of members constituting the Convention and Visitor Bureau Board, is hereby amended to state as follows:

       Section 9. A “Convention and Visitor Bureau” is hereby established to advise the Governing Body and make recommendations concerning programs and expenditures for conventions and tourism. The bureau will consist of nine (9) members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Commission. Initially, two (2) members shall be appointed for terms ending April 30, 2013, three (3) members for terms ending April 30, 2014; three (3) members for terms ending April 30, 2015; and one ( 1) member shall be the a representative of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, who shall serve a one (1) year term. Thereafter, at the expiration of the terms of the original members, their successors shall be appointed for terms of three years each, and each shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified. The member of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce shall serve a one (1) year term ending April 30 each year. Any vacancies in the membership of the bureau shall be filled by the appointment of a new member as in the case of the original appointment, to fill the unexpired term of the member whose office is vacant.

(08-27-2012)