All applicable sections of the Wyoming Election Code, title 22, chapter 23, sections 22-23-101 through 22-23-1007, Wyoming Statutes 1977, as amended, are hereby adopted by reference and incorporated into this section as fully as if such sections were completely set out in this article.
One copy of such provisions shall be kept on file in the office of the City clerk, where it shall be available for inspection by the public during the normal office hours of the City Clerk.
[Amended by Ord. No. 83-106; Ord. No. 87-12; Ord. No. 98-1]
There are created and established within the corporate limits three wards, Ward I, Ward II and Ward III, which are bounded and described as set forth on the voting ward map, which is attached to the ordinance codified in this section and incorporated herein as if fully set forth. The voting ward map shall be kept, maintained and made available for inspection by the City Clerk.
Elective officers of the City shall consist of one mayor, who shall be elected at large, and two councilmen from each ward as described in section 2-12, each to be elected for a term of four years and until his successor shall be qualified.
[Added by Ord. No. 82-32; amended by Ord. No. 89-6; Ord. No. 90-13; Ord. No. 03-19]
The annual salary of City council members shall be the sum of seven thousand two hundred dollars to be paid in equal installments every two weeks.
The annual salary for the mayor shall be the sum of thirty thousand dollars to be paid in equal installments every two weeks.
These salaries shall be paid in addition to any benefits designated by the governing body.
[Added by Ord. No. 92-33]
A vacancy in the position of mayor or council member shall exist if, during the term for which elected any mayor or council member, he or she:
Is convicted of a felony; or
Is determined by a court having jurisdiction to be insane or mentally incompetent; or
Is disqualified from holding office for any reason specified by law; or
Is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude or constituting a breach of oath of office; or
Refuses to take the oath of office, or to give or renew an official bond if required by law; or
Has had his or her election voided by court decision.
The governing body shall declare that a vacancy exists in the office of mayor or City council member by a motion duly approved by a majority of the members of the governing body present at a regularly scheduled meeting, after receiving competent evidence that a vacancy, as defined above, exists. Such evidence may consist of a letter of resignation, a death certificate, a court order or judgment, or other evidence which demonstrates that a vacancy does exist.
Any person aggrieved by the determination of the governing body that a vacancy does exists in the office of mayor or a council member shall, upon request, at the next regularly scheduled meeting be entitled to an informal public hearing before the governing body, may be represented by legal counsel and may present any relevant evidence relating to the existence or nonexistence of a vacancy. After receiving the evidence, the governing body shall affirm, modify or reverse its earlier determination that a vacancy in the office of mayor or City council member does exist.
Upon determining that a vacancy exists, the governing body shall appoint a qualified person to the office who shall serve until a successor is elected at the next municipal general election and qualifies, except that a vacancy in the office of mayor shall be filled only from the governing body.
The governing body shall specify a time period for submitting applications and shall then review applications received and may conduct any further review of candidates deemed necessary and, by a majority vote of all members of the governing body, shall appoint a temporary successor.
The application shall be submitted on a form approved by the governing body, which form shall require that the applicant submit information establishing the applicant's legal qualifications to hold office.