CITY OF BENSON, MINNESOTA ORDINANCE NO. 209
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2.05, VACANCIES IN THE COUNCIL, AND SECTION 4.01, THE REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION, OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF BENSON
The City of Benson does ordain:
§ 2.05 VACANCIES IN THE COUNCIL. A vacancy in the council shall be deemed to exist in case of the failure of any person elected thereto to qualify on or before the date of the second regular meeting of the new council, or by reason of the death, resignation, removal from office, removal from the city, continuous absence from the city for more than three months, or conviction of a felony of any such person whether before or after his qualification, or by reason of the failure of any councilman without good cause to perform any of the duties of membership in the council for a period of three months. In each such case the council shall by resolution declare such vacancy to exist and may forthwith appoint an eligible person to fill the same until the next regular municipal election or may hold a special election to fill the unexpired term. fill the vacancy as provided for by ordinance.
§ 4.01 THE REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION. A regular municipal election shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each oddeven-numbered year commencing in 1965 2022 at such place or places as the city council may designate. The city clerk shall give at least two weeks previous notice of the time and place of holding the election and of the officers to be elected by posting in at least one public place in each voting precinct and by publication at least once in the official newspaper, but failure to give such notice shall not invalidate such election. At the regular election there shall be elected in addition to the members of the council, such justices of the peace or municipal judges as may be provided by law.
This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage, publication and approval by the voters at the next General Election.
First Reading: July 6, 2021
Second Reading: July 19, 2021
Published: July 21, 2021
/s/ Terri Collins, Mayor
/s/ Glen Pederson, Clerk
ATTEST: /s/ Ben Wilcox, City Attorney