SARCOXIE TOWNSHIP FIRE CHIEF POSITION
TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES BY-LAWS
Pursuant to Kansas Statutes, Chapter 80 - Townships and
Township Officers, the Sarcoxie Township Board of Trustees shall work
collectively to promote safety and fire protection for township residents.
Board will function within the constraints of the tax revenue and volunteer
personnel that is available.
The Board will directly and actively meet with the Fire
Chief monthly for a review and exchange of fire department business.
There is no compensation for Board members, and all fire department
personnel are appointed as volunteers. The Board meeting is open for
public comment and suggestions for township improvements, and will
act as a vessel to the County Commissioners. The three member
Sarcoxie Township Board of Trustees meets monthly and consists of a
Trustee, Treasurer, and Clerk. The Trustee presides over meetings,
and speaks for the Board at major functions. The Treasurer prepares
the monthly budget, pays the bills, prepares the annual budget,
handles communication with vendors, keeps line items separate between
fire budget and general township budget, and prepares the web site
information. The Township check book is held by the Treasurer, and
all check payment requires the signature of two Township Board
members. The Board reconciles the bank balance with the treasurer’s
report monthly. The Clerk prepares the minutes and posts the agenda
for monthly meetings, acts as Sergeant-at-Arms during official
meetings, and represents the Board as requested for correspondence
and designated meetings. All Board members are elected from township
registered voters at the scheduled elections set by the County. Each
Board member serves a four-year term, without term limits. Board
responsibilities include: 1. Set and oversee the Township general
budget. 2. Set and oversee the Township Fire Department budget. 3.
Govern the Fire Department Special Equipment budget. 4. Annually
review and acknowledge the Fire Fighter Fund. 5. Oversee the
facilities and equipment. 6. Appoint the Fire Chief. 7. At the
January meeting, establish the annual meeting day, time, and place,
plus the official newspaper for publications, and the sarcoxietwp.com
web site. 8. At least two members must be at official meetings to
conduct business, and Roberts Rules of Order are followed. 9. The
Township Board acts also as the Fire Board.
10. In the event of a vacancy in the Sarcoxie Township Board, the
remaining Board members will notify the Jefferson County Commissioners
by written statement. Filling the vacancy will follow current County
Sarcoxie Township Board is opposed to and prohibits harassment in any
form which might interfere with the working
environment or impede the work performance of any Sarcoxie Township Board
and Fire Department members.
12. By-laws are
continuous, but may be changed at any time during a scheduled meeting
by majority vote. Current By-Laws are posted on the Sarcoxie Township
web site (sarcoxietwp.com).