ARTICLE II.
COMMON COUNCIL1

Sec. 2-15 Established.

There is hereby established a common council pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-271.

Sec. 2-16 Regular meetings.

(a) The common council shall hold its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers, located at the Municipal Complex, 310 North 4th Street, Kingman, Arizona.

(b) The common council shall hold work sessions as needed.

(Code 1966, § 2-12-75; Ord. No. 510, § 1, 10-11-83; Ord. No. 1434, § 1, 8-2-04; Ord. No. 1492, § 1, 8-1-05; Ord. No. 1550, § 1, 7-3-06; Ord. No. 1557, § 1, 10-16-06; Ord. No. 1683, § 1, 8-16-10)

State law references: Council to fix time and place of holding its stated meetings by ordinance, A.R.S. §§ 9-233, 9-499.01.

Sec. 2-16.1 Agenda.

(a) Purpose. Pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-234, this section provides a procedure for preparing the agenda for regular council meetings.

(b) Responsibility for the agenda.

(1) The mayor and the city manager, or acting city manager, are responsible for preparing the agenda for regular council meetings. Any person may suggest an agenda item through the mayor and council, or city manager. Any council member may submit an agenda item for the next regular council meeting and the item shall be placed on the agenda. Only the council member that submitted the agenda item may remove that item from the agenda. All council member submissions shall be in writing.

(2) Items for inclusion will be submitted to the mayor and/or manager as shown by the flow chart:

PUBLIC

MAYOR and COUNCIL

MAYOR AND CITY MANAGER

AGENDA

MANAGER

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS STAFF

PUBLIC

The manager shall decide if any item should go through the appropriate boards and commissions before coming to council.

(c) Agenda deadlines.

(1) The agenda and accompanying written information will normally be given to the councilmembers at least five (5) days prior to the applicable meeting.

(2) No issue will be placed on council’s agenda for discussion unless submitted seven (7) days prior to the next regular council meeting.

(3) The city manager or mayor may determine that it is in the best interests of the city to allow the late submittal and publication of the agenda.

(d) Agenda headings. The agenda shall contain the following headings in no particular order:

Call to order

Roll call

Invocation and pledge of allegiance

Approval of minutes

Appointments

Awards/recognition

Call to public

Consent agenda

Old business

New business

Department reports

Announcements by mayor and council

Executive session

Adjournment

The order of the agenda shall be determined by the mayor and city manager as appropriate. No item will be placed on the city council agenda for discussion that does not follow these procedures.

(Ord. No. 585, § D, 9-3-85; Ord. No. 756, 9-5-89; Ord. No. 1438, § 1, 8-2-04; Ord. No. 1480, § 1, 5-2-05; Ord. No. 1594, § 1, 10-17-07; Ord. No. 1619, § 1, 6-2-08; Ord. No. 1658, § 1, 7-6-09; Ord. No. 1673, § 1, 2-1-10; Ord. No. 1802, § 1, 9-15-15)

Sec. 2-17 Robert’s Rules.

Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall be a nonbinding reference of parliamentary procedure for the common council. Arizona state statutes and Kingman city ordinances take precedence regarding parliamentary procedure and open meeting law.

(Code 1966, § 2-13; Ord. No. 556, § 1, 1-7-85; Ord. No. 1745, § 1, 1-2-13)

State law references: Power of city council to prescribe rules for the government of its proceedings, A.R.S. §§ 9-234(A), 9-499.01.

Sec. 2-18 Salary.

(a) Until June 30, 1998, the mayor shall receive an annual salary of seven thousand two hundred dollars ($7,200.00). Beginning July 1, 1998, the mayor shall receive an annual salary of nine thousand six hundred dollars ($9,600.00).

(b) Beginning July 1, 1998, the councilmember serving as vice-mayor, and whose term is subject to election in 1998, shall receive an annual salary of seven thousand two hundred dollars ($7,200.00). Beginning July 1, 2000, the councilmember serving as vice-mayor and whose term is subject to election in 2000, and for subsequent terms thereafter, shall receive an annual salary of seven thousand two hundred dollars ($7,200.00).

(c) Until June 30, 1998, the common councilmembers whose terms are subject to election in 1998 shall receive an annual salary of three thousand six hundred dollars ($3,600.00). Beginning July 1, 1998, these common councilmembers shall receive an annual salary of six thousand dollars ($6,000.00).

(d) Until June 30, 2000, the common councilmembers whose terms are subject to election in 2000, and for subsequent terms thereafter, shall receive an annual salary of three thousand six hundred dollars ($3,600.00). Beginning July 1, 2000, these common councilmembers shall receive an annual salary of six thousand dollars ($6,000.00).

(Ord. No. 145, §§ 2, 3, 2-15-72; Ord. No. 527, § 1, 5-21-84; Ord. No. 611, 5-5-86; Ord. No. 991, 12-6-93; Ord. No. 1169, § 1, 3-2-98)

Sec. 2-19 Mayoral selection process; duties.

(a) Election. The mayor shall be elected by the majority of the electorate at the primary and general municipal election as provided in Chapter 4, Article I. The term of office of mayor shall be two (2) years and shall begin on the first council meeting in December following the general election.

(b) Mayoral vacancy during term of office. Should the office of mayor become vacant for any reason during a term of office, the vice-mayor will become the mayor automatically as appointed by the city council.

(c) If for any reason the mayor and the vice-mayor are unable to attend the duties of mayor, then the council shall appoint one (1) of the councilmembers to act as mayor until the mayor or vice-mayor can resume the duties.

(d) Mayoral duties. Those duties as described in A.R.S. § 9-236 coupled with duties identified in the Kingman Code of Ordinances shall be the mayoral duties.

(Ord. No. 498, § 1, 7-11-83; Ord. No. 501(R), §§ 1, 2, 8-8-83; Ord. No. 549, § 1, 12-17-84; Ord. No. 593(R), 11-18-85; Ord. No. 614, § 1, 5-27-86; Ord. No. 1762, § 1, 7-16-13; Ord. No. 1777, § 1, 4-15-14)

Sec. 2-20 Vice-mayor selection process; duties.

(a) Selection of vice-mayor.

(1) At the first regularly scheduled meeting in December after a regular election or in the case of a vacancy, the mayor and common council shall meet and choose a vice-mayor from among the councilmembers.

(2) For purposes of discussing the vice-mayor candidates’ backgrounds, the mayor and council may go into executive session. Nominations of and voting for the vice-mayor position shall occur during an open meeting.

(3) The term of vice-mayor shall be for two (2) years unless removed earlier by the council.

(b) Duties of the vice-mayor.

(1) The vice-mayor shall act as mayor pursuant to section 2-19, if the office of mayor becomes vacant for any reason.

(2) In the temporary absence of the mayor, the vice-mayor shall act as mayor and assume those duties that usually fall upon the mayor.

(Ord. No. 498, § 2, 7-11-83; Ord. No. 549, § 2, 12-17-84; Ord. No. 1765, § 1, 8-6-13; Ord. No. 1777, § 1, 4-15-14)

State law references: When executive sessions are allowed. A.R.S. § 38-431.03.

Sec. 2-21 Staggered elections for council.

The members of the common council are divided into two (2) classes. Each class consists of three (3) members. Every two (2) years, alternating classes shall be elected. The members shall hold their office for four (4) year terms and until their successors are elected and qualified. The term of office for councilmembers shall begin on the first council meeting in December following the election of the councilmember.

(Ord. No. 549, § 3, 12-17-84; Ord. No. 614, § 2, 5-27-86; Ord. No. 1758, § 1, 7-16-13; Ord. No. 1777, § 1, 4-15-14)

Sec. 2-22 Smoking in council chambers.

Smoking shall be prohibited in council chambers whenever the council meetings are in session.

(Res. No. 1085, § 1, 9-2-86)

Editor’s note: Section I of Res. No. 1085, adopted Sept. 2, 1986, has been codified as § 2-22 at the discretion of the editor.

Sec. 2-23 Delegation and authority.

While the city council delegates management and authority, it retains control over all city business. The city council shall provide for the organization of the several offices and departments of the City of Kingman, Arizona, for the creation of additional departments, divisions, offices and agencies and for their consideration, alteration or abolition.

(Ord. No. 129, §§ 5, 6, 11-15-04)

Secs. 2-242-28. Reserved.


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State law references: Common council generally, A.R.S. § 9-271 et seq.; continuity of government after enemy attack, A.R.S. § 38-381 et seq.; cities to have powers of incorporated towns, A.R.S. § 9-499.01.