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Ordinance #132

AN ORDINANCE HAVING FOR ITS PURPOSE THE
ORGANIZATION OF THE TOWN OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS,
INTO A CITY OF THE SECOND CLASS; PROVIDING FOR THE
DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE MAYOR, RECORDERTREASURER,
AND ALDERMEN; FIXING THE SALARIES OF
THE OFFICIALS OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, A CITY OF THE
SECOND CLASS; DIVIDING THE CITY INTO WARDS; AND
FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
WHEREAS, the Board of Municipal Corporations of the State of

Arkansas, on the 27 day of May, 1994,

officially declared the Town of Johnson to be a City of the
Second Class, and

WHEREAS, the State Law provides that when the Town becomes a
City of the Second Class, the Town officials become the City
Officials of the City of the Second Class, to serve as such for
the full period of time for which they were elected, or until
their successors are elected and qualified, and

WHEREAS, it becomes the duty of the City of the Second Class
to re-organize itself and to divide the City into wards,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
JOHNSON, ARKANSAS:
SECTION 1. That Johnson is hereby declared to be a City
of the Second Class.
SECTION 2. That the present Officers of the Incorporated
Town of Johnson shall be the Officers of the City of Johnson
until their successors are elected and qualified according to
law.

 

SECTION 3. That the fees and salaries of the Officers of
the City of Johnson are as follows; effective
June 14, 1994.
Mayor  200.00
Recorder-Treasurer 200.00
Alderman 10.00
SECTION 4. That the Mayor of the City of Johnson shall
be Judge of the City Court and shall have within the limits of
the City all the jurisdiction and power of a Justice of the Peace
in all matters, civil or criminal, arising under the laws of this
State, to all intents and purposes whatsoever, and for crimes and
offenses committed within the limits of Johnson, Arkansas. His
jurisdiction shall be co-extensive with the County. All fines
and penalties in said Mayor's Court in such cases shall be paid
into the City Treasury of the City of Johnson, Arkansas, and the
Mayor shall charge and collect the same fees as a Justice of the
Peace is allowed to charge for similar services; the Mayor shall
give bond and security in any amount to be determined and
approved by the City Council; he shall have exclusive
jurisdiction over all prosecutions of violations of any
Ordinances of the City; he may award or issue any processes or
writs that may be necessary to insure the administration of
justice throughout the City, and for the exercise of his
jurisdiction according to usages and principles of law and he
shall, in the discharge of his duties of Justice of the Peace,
receive the same fees and compensation as may be allowed them by
law. The Mayor may appoint 'any lawyer within Washington County
to be Judge of the Mayor's Court.

SECTION 5. The City of Johnson shall be divided into
three (3) wards, each of which shall have representation in the
City Council as now provided by law; said wards shall be known as
1st Ward, 2nd Ward, 3rd Ward/ etc.
The 1st Ward shall embrace and comprise the following
territory:
East boundary runs south along Carley Road to
Main, then west to Railroad, then south to 2nd
street, then east to Ball street, then south to
Clear Creek, then following Clear Creek west to
town boundary back to eastern point.
The 2nd Ward shall embrace and comprise the following
territory:
Starting at northwest corner boundary then east
and south along boundary to Clear Creek, then west
along Clear Creek to Wilkerson, then north to
Main, then east to Elheone, then north to
beginning.
The 3rd Ward shall embrace and comprise the following
territory:
Starting at Main Street south on Wilkerson to
Clear Creek, then following town boundary line to
a point at Clear Creek and Ball Street north on
Ball to 2nd, then West on Second to
Arkansas/Missouri Railroad tracks, then north to
Main, then east to Post Office.
SECTION 6. On the Tuesday following the first Monday in
November, 1994, the gualified electors of the City of Johnson,
shall elect one Mayor, who shall hold office for a period of four
years, to take office January 1, 1995 and to serve until January
1, 1999; on Tuesday following the first Monday in November, 1996,
the qualified electors of the City of Johnson shall elect one
Recorder-Treasurer, who shall hold office for a period of four

years/ taking office on January 1, 1997 and serving until January
1r 2001. On the Tuesday following the first Monday in November,
1994, the qualified electors of the City of Johnson shall elect
two Aldermen from each ward who shall hold office for a period of
two years. The Aldermen shall run for Position No. 1 or Position
No. 2 in each ward.
SECTION 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in
conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
SECTION 7. WHEREAS, it is necessary for the efficient
administration of the Municipal Government of the City of Johnson
that the City perfect itself as a City of the Second Class.
Therefore, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this
Ordinance being necessary for the preservation of the public
peace, health and safety, this Ordinance shall be in full force
and effect from and after its passage'and approval.