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Legislation #: 140197 Introduction Date: 3/6/2014
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-1255, Membership and organization of board of trustees, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter that clarifies the existing ordinance, making it clear that the terms of all four members that represent the union should be staggered, and corrects references to Local Union No. 42.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/6/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/6/2014 Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee
3/19/2014 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Consent
3/20/2014 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 140197

 

Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-1255, Membership and organization of board of trustees, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter that clarifies the existing ordinance, making it clear that the terms of all four members that represent the union should be staggered, and corrects references to Local Union No. 42.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 2-1255, Membership and organization of board of trustees, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2-1255. Membership and organization of board of trustees.

 

(a)    Membership. The general administration and the responsibility for the proper operations of the pension system shall be vested in a board of trustees of nine persons, which board shall be constituted as follows:

 

(1)               The fire chief, ex officio;

 

(2)               The director of finance, ex officio;

 

(3) The director of human resources, ex officio;

 

(4) The city treasurer, ex officio;

 

(5) Three members who are current members of Local 42 and one member who is a current member of Local 3808 to be elected by the members of the pension system with nominations and vote by secret written ballot, at an election supervised by the ex officio members of the board of trustees, for terms of three years each respectively; except that for the first election following April 1, 2014, the initial term of the newly‑elected third member trustee from Local 42 shall be two years; and provided however, one of the original three members so elected shall serve for one year, one member for two years, and the third member for three years from the date such pension system becomes operative; and thereafter all members so elected shall serve for terms of three years each, respectively; and

 

(6) One retiree member to be jointly appointed by Local 42 and Local 3808 of the International Association for Fire Fighters; provided however, the retiree member shall have all the rights and responsibilities of the trustees on the board, but non-voting, and therefore shall not be counted towards a quorum.

 

(b)    Vacancies.  If a vacancy occurs in the office of an elected trustee, the vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by the remaining trustees from the membership of the pension system. 

 

(c)    Compensation.  Trustees shall serve without compensation, but they shall be reimbursed from the pension fund for all necessary expenses which they may incur through service on the board. 

 

(d)    Oath of office.  Each trustee shall, within ten days after his appointment or election, take an oath of office before the director of records that, so far as it devolves upon him, he will diligently and honestly administer the affairs of the board and that he will not knowingly violate or willingly permit to be violated any of the provisions of this division as it is now written or as it may hereafter be amended. Such oath shall be subscribed to by the member making it, certified by the director of records, and filed in the office of the director of records. 

 

(e)    Vote.  Each trustee shall be entitled to one vote on the board. The majority vote of the quorum present shall be necessary for a decision by the trustees at any meeting of the board. A quorum of the board shall be five trustees; because the non-voting member will not be counted towards determining a quorum. 

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Saskia C.M. Jacobse

Assistant City Attorney