A board of commissioners consisting of five commissioners, shall constitute the governing body of the city. They shall organize and select one of their number as mayor.

(K.S.A. 12-104; C.O. No. 3; C.O. No. 4; Code 2016)

The mayor and each of the commissioners shall be a citizen of the United States, and a qualified elector of the City of Anthony.

(K.S.A. 14-1301; Code 1973, 1-102)

No member of the board of commissioners shall hold any office of profit under the laws of any state or the United States, or hold any county or other city office.

(K.S.A. 14-1302; Code 1973, 1-103)

No city officer or employee shall be eligible to serve as a member of the governing body.

(Code 1973, 1-104)

In case of a vacancy, from any cause, in the office of commissioner, the remaining members of the board of commissioners shall within 10 days after the occurrence of the vacancy elect some suitable person to fill the vacancy until the next city election, at which time a successor shall be elected to fill the unexpired terms, provided there is any portion of the term unexpired. In case the remaining members cannot agree upon some suitable person, they shall call in the city attorney, who shall cast the decisive vote for such appointment. The resignation of the mayor or commissioner shall be made in writing to the board of commissioners for their action thereon. If the mayor or any commissioner shall remove from the territorial limits of the city, such removal shall be deemed to create a vacancy in his or her office.

(K.S.A. Supp. 14-1305; Code 1973, 1-105)

Each commissioner of the city duly elected, qualified and serving shall receive a salary in an amount as may from time to time be fixed by ordinance.

(Code 1973, 1-106)

In addition to the salary provided in section 1-206, each commissioner shall receive the amount of per diem reimbursement, as may be fixed by ordinance, when serving as a commissioner outside the city on meetings or other city business.

(Code 1973, 1-106)

The mayor shall preside at all meetings of the board of commissioners. His or her duties and powers shall be as provided for by ordinance or statute.

(K.S.A. 14-1401; Code 1973, 1-107)

The commissioner of finance and revenue shall have under his or her special charge the preparation of the annual budget, the collection of all revenue belonging to the city from whatever source the same may be derived, and the management of the finances of the city. The commissioner of finance and revenue shall act instead of the mayor at all times during which the mayor is unable to perform the duties of his or her office for reason of temporary or continued absence, sickness or disability, and the commissioner shall be vested with all of the powers and shall perform all the duties of the mayor of the city during such absence or sickness.

(Code 1973, 1-108)

The commissioner of public utilities shall have special charge over all public utilities that may hereinafter be owned by the city including the Anthony Municipal Lake property, shall have supervision of all public improvements or public buildings in the city and at Anthony Municipal Lake, and shall have charge of the engineering department of the city. It shall be his or her duty to demand faithful compliance from all persons, corporations or companies with any grant, franchise or privilege granted to them by said city.

(Code 1973, 1-109)

The commissioner of parks, police and fire departments is responsible for the enforcement of city ordinances and police regulations of the city. He or she has general supervision over the fire department, and has charge of the public parks and all property of the city, not specifically otherwise enumerated. He or she, in conjunction with the commissioner of roads and streets, shall keep the streets, alleys, and public grounds of the city in a sanitary condition. He or she shall enforce all rules and regulations necessary to this end, and protect the health and inhabitants of the city.

(Code 1973, 1-110)

The commissioner of roads and streets has supervision of streets, roads and alleys, the repair, construction and maintenance of sidewalks, bridges, airport and all other public improvements not otherwise provided for. He or she also sees that all contracts for public improvements under his or her supervision are faithfully complied with, and that the conditions of all permits to excavate in the streets and alleys of the city and the grant of any franchise or privilege are faithfully performed.

(Code 1973, 1-111)

The board of commissioners so constituted shall have control and supervision over all departments of the city, and shall have power to make and enforce such rules and regulations as they may deem fit and proper for and concerning the organization, management and operation of all of the departments of the city, and whatever agencies may be created for the administration of its affairs. They shall have such other and further powers, and perform such other and further duties as are now conferred upon cities of the second class in the State of Kansas, governed by a board of commissioners.

(Code 1973, 1-112)

The mayor shall sign all ordinances passed by the board of commissioners and shall have the right to vote as a member of said board on questions that may arise, but the mayor shall have no veto power.

(K.S.A. 14-1402; Code 1973, 1-114)

The mayor is hereby authorized to call upon every inhabitant of the city over 18 years of age and under the age of 50 years to aid in enforcing the laws and ordinances of the city.

(Code 1973, 1-117; Code 2007)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person attending a lawfully called executive session of the governing body of the city to divulge the contents of discussions held at the executive sessions except when so designated or directed by the governing body.

(b)   Violation of this section will be punishable by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $100.00.

(Ord. G-2617, Secs. 1:2)