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Ord 726 Canceling the General Election TOWN OF WESTLAKE ORDINANCE NO. 726 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS CANCELING THE MAY 10, 2014, GENERAL ELECTION AND DECLARING EACH UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE ELECTED TO OFFICE; PROVIDING THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHALL DE CUMULATIVE OF ALL ORDINANCES; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake, Texas, is a General Law municipality located in Tarrant and Denton Counties, created in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Code and operating pursuant to the enabling legislation of the State of Texas; and WHEREAS, in accordance with law a general election has been ordered for May 10, 2014, for the purpose of electing a Mayor and two (2) Council Members to serve two (2) year terms on the Town Council in the Town of Westlake; and WHEREAS, no proposition is to appear on the ballot; and WHEREAS, the Town Secretary has certified in writing that each candidate on the ballot is unopposed for election to office; and WHEREAS, the filing deadlines for placement on the ballot and declaration of write-in candidacy have passed; and WHEREAS, in these circumstances Chapter 2, Subchapter C of the Texas Election Code authorizes a governing body to declare each unopposed candidate elected to office and cancel the election. NOW, THEREFORE, DE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION l: The following candidates, who are unopposed in the May 10, 2014, general election, are hereby declared elected to office, and shall be issued a certificate of election: Laura Wheat Mayor Michael Barrett Council Member Alesa Belvedere Council Member SECTION 2: The Town secretary is directed to post a copy of the Order of Cancellation attached as Exhibit "A", at each designated polling place on May 10, 2014. Ordinance 726 Page 1 of 2 SECTION 3: This ordinance shall be cumulative of all provisions of ordinances of the Town of Westlake, Texas, except where the provisions of this ordinance are in direct conflict with the provisions of such ordinances, in which event the conflicting provisions of such ordinances are hereby repealed. SECTION 4: It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Council that the phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of this ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this ordinance shall be declared unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of this ordinance, since the same would have been enacted by the Town Council without the incorporation in this ordinance of any such unconstitutional phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section. SECTION S: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, and it is so ordained. PASSED ANIS APPROVED BY THE 'TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, 'TEXAS, ON THIS 24TH DAY OF MARCH 2014. OF APPROVED: Laura Wheat, Mayor ATTEST: S Kell Edwar J , Town Secretary Thomas E. Bryme , Twn Manager APPROVED f L{ Stanton Lowry,.=Tvn Attorney Ordinance 726 Page 2 of 2 AW 12-2 Prescribed by Secretary of State Section 2.051—2.053,Texas Election Code 03107 OPRDER OF CANCELLATION r ORDEN DE CANCELA CION Town of Westlake The hereby cancels the election scheduled to be held on (official name of governing body) May 10, 2014, in accordance with Section 2.053(a) of the Texas (date on which election was scheduled to be held) Election Code. The following candidates have been certified as unopposed and are hereby elected as follows: Town of Westlake El por la presente cancela la eleccion que, de to contrario, (nombre official de la entidad gobernante) 2014, se hubiera celebrado el May 10, de conformidad, con la Seccion 2.053(a) (fecha en que se hubiera celebrado la eleccion) del Codigo de Elecciones de Texas. Los siguientes candidatos han sido certificados tomo candidates unicos y por la presente quedan elegidos tomo se haya indicado a continuation: Candidate (Candidato) Office Sought (Cargo al que presenta candidatura) Mayor Laura Wheat Council Member Michael Barrett Council Member Alesa Belvedere A copy of this order will be posted on Election Day at each polling place that would have been used in the election. El Dia de las Elecciones se exhibirk una copia de esta orden en todas las mesas eleetorales que se hubieran utilizado en la eleccion. Mayor @ter SecrtarY(Ser aria) Date of adoption(Fecha de adoption) C�O .M j (seal)(sella) Ordinance 726 Page 1 of 1 �' X AS