CHAPTER 2
ADMINISTRATION

ARTICLE 2
CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR

Section 2-2-1. Mayor--Duties and Powers.

(a)

The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the City of Northglenn. He shall be the recognized head of the City government for all ceremonial and legal purposes.

(b)

The Mayor shall preside at the meetings of the City Council and shall vote in all matters coming before Council and requiring a vote. He shall have all the powers, rights, privileges and obligations of a council member. He shall execute and authenticate legal instruments requiring his signature as such official. He shall exercise such powers and perform such other duties as are or may be conferred and imposed upon him by the Charter or ordinances of the City of Northglenn.

(c)

The Mayor as presiding officer of the City Council shall sign the ordinances, resolutions, proclamations and contracts passed or adopted by the City Council. The absence or omission of the signature of the Mayor shall not affect the validity of any such ordinance, resolution or proclamation or the validity of the approval of any such contract by the City Council.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975]

Section 2-2-2. Mayor--Election and Qualifications.

(a)

The Mayor shall be elected from the City at Large for a term of four (4) years. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected Mayor.

(b)

The Mayor when nominated and elected shall be a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector residing within the limits of the City and shall have been a resident within the limits of the City and shall have been a resident of the City for at least one year next preceding his election.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975; 758, 1984]

Section 2-2-3. City Council.

(a)

The City Council shall have and exercise the legislative and corporate powers of the City, and shall have the management and control of the finances of all the property, real and personal, belonging to the City.

(b)

The members of the City Council, at the first meeting of the City Council following certification of general municipal election results, shall meet and organize the City Council. Such organization shall include election of a Mayor Pro-tem and appointment, if necessary, of Council members to unfilled or vacated commission or committee positions.

(c)

The City Council may delegate to the City Manager the authority to appoint any City officer except the City Attorney, City Manager and City Clerk.

(d)

The City Council shall provide for the salaries, compensation, and fees of all City employees, whether elected or appointed in the following manner:

(1)

City Council, Mayor, Mayor Pro-tem, City Manager and City Attorney and City Clerk - by resolution.

(2)

All Department Heads - by resolution, annually, which shall set the minimum and maximum salary range to be paid all Department Heads.

(3)

All other City employees - by ordinance, either directly setting such salary or by ordinance authorizing the City Manager to set such salaries.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975; 877, 1987; 1607, 2011; 1633, 2012; 1721, 2016]

Section 2-2-4. Council Members.

(a)

Two (2) Council members shall be elected from each of the four (4) wards of the City, and shall serve staggered terms as set forth in the City of Northglenn Home Rule Charter. At each regular election, one Council member from each ward shall be elected to serve a four (4) year term.

(b)

Elected officials shall assume office at the first meeting of City Council held following certification of election results.

(c)

Each Council member when nominated and elected shall be a citizen of the United States, a qualified elector of the City, shall have resided in the City for a minimum of one year immediately preceding such election, and shall have resided in the ward from which nominated for a minimum of thirty-two (32) days.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975; 758, 1984; 1558, 2010; 1633, 2012; 1721, 2016]

Section 2-2-5. Compensation and Employment of Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem and Councilmen.

(a)

The Mayor and the members of the City Council shall be paid an honorarium commensurate with his present salary. The Mayor shall receive an honorarium in an amount equal of City Council members together with an additional forty percent (40%) and the mayor pro-tem shall receive an additional fifteen percent (l5%). City Council may increase the honorarium, in an amount not to exceed ten percent (10%) per term, provided that the honorarium of any member may not be increased or decreased during his term of office, nor shall any increase be acted upon or effective within sixty (60) days prior to any general election.

(b)

The Mayor and councilmen may, upon order of the Council, be paid their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties of office.

(c)

No councilman nor the Mayor shall be appointed City Manager during the term for which he shall have been elected.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975]

Section 2-2-6. Mayor Pro-Tem. The Mayor Pro-tem shall be elected by council from its own membership at the organizational meeting pursuant to Section 2-2-4. In the absence or disability of the Mayor, the Mayor Pro-tem shall perform all duties and have all powers of the Mayor. The Mayor Pro-tem shall serve until the next organizational meeting unless sooner removed by a majority vote of the entire council.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975]

Section 2-2-7. Vacancies.

(a)

An elective office shall become vacant whenever any elected officer is recalled, dies, resigns, becomes incapacitated, ceases to be a resident of the City, or is convicted of a felony. Any vacancy shall be filled as provided by the Charter.

(b)

If a vacancy occurs in the Office of the Mayor:

(1)

The City Council by vote of a majority of the members thereof shall appoint one of the members of the City Council to fill the vacancy.

(2)

If the City Council is unable to fill the vacancy in the manner provided by Section 2-2-7 (b)(1) of this article within thirty (30) days after the vacancy occurs, the City Council shall call a special election to be held not later than 75 days, to fill the vacancy, except as provided in Section 2-2-7(b)(3).

(3)

A special election to fill such vacancy shall not be called or held within the ninety (90) days next preceding a regular municipal election.

(c)

If a vacancy occurs in the membership of the City Council, the City Council shall appoint from among the qualified electors of the ward in which the vacancy exists, a person qualified for the office under the provisions of Section 2-2-7 of this chapter to fill the vacancy. In the event four or more vacancies in the membership of the City Council occur simultaneously, the remaining members of the City Council shall call a special election as soon as practicable to fill the vacancies.

(d)

If a vacancy occurs in the Office of City Clerk, a successor shall be appointed by the City Council from the classified employees of the City of Northglenn.

(e)

Before making an appointment to fill a vacancy in the membership of the City Council or in the Office of the City Clerk, the City Council shall give at least fourteen (14) days notice by publication, in the manner provided for publication of ordinances, of the deadline for filing with the City Clerk of written applications for appointment to the vacant office.

(f)

A person appointed to fill any vacancy in an elective office shall hold the office for the balance of the unexpired term of his predecessor and until his successor shall be duly qualified.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975; 516, 1978]

Section 2-2-8. Oath of Office. Before entering upon the duties of his office, every elective officer shall take, subscribe before, and file with the City Clerk an oath or affirmation that he will support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Colorado, the City Charter and the ordinances of the City, and will faithfully perform the duties of office.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975]

Section 2-2-9. Disqualification of Felon. A person who has been convicted of a felony shall not be a candidate for nor hold any elective office of the City.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975]

Section 2-2-10. Election and Tenure. Every officer at a general municipal election shall take office at the first meeting of City Council following certification of election results, and shall hold such office until his successor is duly qualified.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975; 1558, 2010; 1633, 2012; 1721, 2016]

Section 2-2-11. Recall.

(a)

Every elected public officer of the City of Northglenn may be recalled from office by the qualified electors of the City in the manner provided by the Charter and ordinances of the City.

(b)

If at any recall election the incumbent whose recall is sought is not recalled, the City shall upon receipt of a proper request for reimbursement which shall include receipts as set forth in this section 2-2-11(b), repay the incumbent for any money actually expended on authorized expenses as defined in this section 2-2-11(b).

(1)

Authorized expenses shall include, but are not limited to, any monies spent challenging the sufficiency of the recall petition and in presenting to the voters the official position of the incumbent, including campaign literature and advertising and the maintaining of a campaign headquarters.

(2)

Unauthorized expenses shall include, but are not limited to, monies spent on challenges and court actions not pertaining to the sufficiency of the recall petition; personal expenses for meals, lodging, and mileage for the incumbent; costs of maintaining a campaign staff; reimbursement for expenses incurred by a campaign committee which has solicited contributions; reimbursement of any kind for employees in the incumbent's office; and all expenses incurred prior to the filing of the recall petition.

(3)

The incumbent seeking reimbursement shall file a complete and detailed request for reimbursement with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days of the date of certification of the election results permitting the incumbent to remain in office.

(4)

The City clerk shall then promptly forward the request to the City Council for its review. The City Council shall determine the amount of authorized expenses that will be reimbursed pursuant to subsection (1) above.

(5)

The City shall reimburse the incumbent for all approved and authorized expenses within sixty (60) days of the City Clerk's receipt of the request.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975; 1512, 2008]

Section 2-2-12. Powers Expressly Withheld from Council. The Council shall concern itself with the administrative service solely and directly through the City Manager, and neither the Council, its members, nor committees shall either dictate the appointment or direct or interfere with the work of any office or employee under the City Manager.

[Source: Ord. 384, 1975]