Charter Ordinance No. 140  


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  • A CHARTER ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WICHITA, KANSAS, PERTAINING TO ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MANDATORY SOCIAL SECURITY MEMBERSHIP FOR MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY; AND AMENDING CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 43 OF THE CITY OF WICHITA, KANSAS, BY THE ADDITION OF SECTION 5a.

    WHEREAS, The City of Wichita, Kansas, by virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, has previously by Charter Ordinance No. 43 elected to exempt itself and make inapplicable to it K.S.A. 12-1008, which section applies only to cities of the first class having a population of more than 150,000 and operating under the commission-manager form of government; and

    WHEREAS, The City of Wichita, Kansas, now wishes to amend Charter Ordinance No. 43 by the addition of a SECTION 5a thereto in order to provide for an alternative to mandatory Social Security membership for City Council members.

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

    SECTION 1. Charter Ordinance No. 43 of the City of Wichita, Kansas is hereby amended to add the following section:

    "SECTION 5a. In lieu of mandatory Social Security coverage which would otherwise be required by Section 11332 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, an additional sum may be contributed to the City of Wichita Deferred Compensation Program on behalf of each member of the City Council. The sum so contributed shall be considered compensation under the applicable Internal Revenue Regulations in order to permit its deferral into the program."

    SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper.

    SECTION 3. This is a charter ordinance and shall take effect sixty-one days after final publication unless sufficient petition for a referendum is filed and a referendum held on the ordinance as provided for in Article 12, Section 5, Subdivision (c)(3), of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case the ordinance shall become effective if approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon.

    PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY, not less than two-thirds of the members-elect voting in favor thereof, this 26th day of November, 1991.

    BOB KNIGHT
    Mayor

    ATTEST:

    PATRICIA L. BURNETT
    Deputy City Clerk