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Ordinance No. 187

AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF RAMONA, KANSAS, AND ESTABLISHING ITS JURISDICTION; CREATING THE OFFICE, QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPENSATION OF THE MUNICIPAL JUDGE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY:

ARTICLE 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1    Judicial Office created
    There is hereby created a municipal court in and for this municipality, which shall be presided over by a municipal judge.

Section 2    Qualifications
    A person shall be qualified to hold the office of municipal judge if such person:
a.    Is qualified pursuant to K.S.A. 12-410; and
b.    Has taken the oath of office after having been duly appointed by the city

Section 3    Oath of Office
The municipal judge shall, prior to taking office, take an oath of office in which the judge shall swear to uphold the constitution and laws of the United States of America and the State of Kansas, and the ordinances of the municipality, and to faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all of the duties of the office.

Section 4    Compensation
    Salary and amount of time to be worked by the municipal judge shall be provided by ordinance adopted by the governing body, which ordinance shall be adopted prior to the date of the beginning of any term for which the municipal judge is elected or appointed to serve.

ARTICLE II.    JURISDICTION

Section 5    Jurisdiction.
The municipal court shall have jurisdiction over all offenses and complaints under the ordinances of the municipality and may issue subpoenas and warrants and punish for contempt, and the municipal court shall have jurisdiction over other matters as may be authorized pursuant to state law.

Section 6    Proceedings
    Municipal Court proceedings shall be held at a time and place determined to be consistent with the convenience of the parties involved and the interests of justice.  All complaints and notices to appear before the Municipal Judge shall provide the time for appearance in standard time format and shall plainly provide the address wherein the matter will be heard.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED THIS 9TH DAY OF MARCH, 2009


Signed by

MAYOR PAT WICK





ATTESTED by City Clerk, Jessica Gilbert

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