ORDINANCE NO. 2016-18

 

AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE AMENDING THE KEENESBURG MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING OFFICER AND EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION

 

            WHEREAS, Section 2-3-10 of the Keenesburg Municipal Code provides that at the first regular meeting held after each municipal election, or as soon thereafter as possible, the Board of Trustees by majority vote shall appoint certain officers, including a Town Manager, Town Attorney, Town Clerk, and Town Treasurer; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 2-3-70 of the Keenesburg Municipal Code provides that such officers and employees of the Town shall receive such compensation as shall be fixed by the Board of Trustees at or before their appointment; and

 

            WHEREAS, while the Board of Trustees annually appropriates Town funds for payment of salaries, the Board no longer fixes compensation for individual Town employees and officers; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists because the preservation of public property, health, safety and welfare requires that this discrepancy in the Keenesburg Municipal Code be corrected as soon as possible so that no doubt is cast upon any Town officer or employee’s compensation or the Town’s ability to pay such compensation as it becomes due.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF KEENESBURG, COLORADO:

 

Section 1.       Section 2-3-70 of the Keenesburg Municipal Code is hereby repealed.

 
Section 2.       The Board of Trustees herewith finds, determines, and declares that this ordinance is necessary to the immediate preservation of public property, health, welfare, peace, or safety. Pursuant to C.R.S. § 31-16-105 this ordinance shall be effective upon adoption.

 

Section 3.       If any article, section, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance is held to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The Board of Trustees hereby declares it would have passed this ordinance and each part or parts hereof irrespective of the fact that any one part or parts be declared unconstitutional or invalid.

 

Section 4.       All other ordinances or portions thereof inconsistent or conflicting with this ordinance or any portion hereof are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.

 

      INTRODUCED, READ, ADOPTED, APPROVED BY AT LEAST SIX AFFIRMATIVE VOTES, AND ORDERED PUBLISHED IN FULL this 2nd day of May, 2016.

 

 

                                                                                    TOWN OF KEENESBURG, COLORADO

 

 

 

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                                                                                    Danny Kipp, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Toni Pearl, Town Clerk