City of Ste. Genevieve, MO
Ste. Genevieve County
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Section 119.010 Declaration of Policy.

[Ord. No. 3429 §1, 4-28-2005; Ord. No. 3504 §1, 8-10-2006; Ord. No. 3536 §1, 8-10-2007; Ord. No. 3629 §1, 8-12-2009; Ord. No. 3683 §1, 8-26-2010; Ord. No. 3744 §1, 7-28-2011]
The proper operation of government requires that public officials and employees be independent, impartial, and responsible to the people; that government decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the governmental structure; and public office not be used for personal gain; and that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government. In recognition of these goals, there is hereby established a procedure for disclosure by certain officials and employees of private financial or other interests in matters affecting the City.

Section 119.020 Conflicts of Interest.

[Ord. No. 3429 §2, 4-28-2005; Ord. No. 3504 §2, 8-10-2006; Ord. No. 3536 §2, 8-10-2007; Ord. No. 3629 §2, 8-12-2009; Ord. No. 3683 §2, 8-26-2010; Ord. No. 3744 §2, 7-28-2011]
A. 
All elected and appointed officials as well as employees of the City of Ste. Genevieve must comply with Section 105.454, RSMo., on conflicts of interest as well as any other State law governing official conduct.
B. 
Any member of the Governing Body of the City of Ste. Genevieve who has substantial personal or private interest in any measure, bill, order, or ordinance proposed or pending before such Governing Body must disclose that interest to the Secretary or Clerk of such body and such disclosures shall be recorded in the appropriate journal of the Governing Body. "Substantial personal or private interest" is defined as ownership by the individual his spouse, or his dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly of:
1. 
Ten percent (10%) or more of any business entity; or
2. 
An interest having a value of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or more; or
3. 
The receipt of a salary, gratuity, or other compensation or remuneration of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or more per year from any individual, partnership, organization, or association within any calendar year.

Section 119.030 Disclosure Reports.

[Ord. No. 3429 §3, 4-28-2005; Ord. No. 3504 §3, 8-10-2006; Ord. No. 3536 §3, 8-10-2007; Ord. No. 3629 §3, 8-12-2009; Ord. No. 3683 §3, 8-26-2010; Ord. No. 3744 §3, 7-28-2011]
A. 
Each elected official, candidate for elective office, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief Purchasing Officer, and the full-time general counsel shall disclose the following information by May first (1st), or the appropriate deadline as referenced in Section 105.487, RSMo., if any such transactions occurred during the previous calendar year:
1. 
For such person, and all persons within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity of such person, the date and identities of the parties to each transaction with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00) if any, that such person had with the City of Ste. Genevieve, other than compensation received as an employee or payment of any tax, fee, or penalty due to the City of Ste. Genevieve, and other than transfers for no consideration to the City of Ste. Genevieve.
2. 
The date and the identities of the parties to each transaction known to the person with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that any business entity in which such person had a substantial interest, had with the City of Ste. Genevieve other than payment of any tax, fee, or penalty due to the City of Ste. Genevieve or transactions involving payment for providing utility service to the City of Ste. Genevieve, and other than transfers for no consideration to the City of Ste. Genevieve.
3. 
The Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief Purchasing Officer and candidates for either of these positions also shall disclose by May first (1st) or the appropriate deadline as referenced in Section 105.487, RSMo., the following information for the previous calendar year:
a. 
The name and address of each of the employers of such person from whom income of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more was received during the year covered by the statement;
b. 
The name and address of each sole proprietorship that he owned; the name, address and the general nature of the business conducted of each general partnership and joint venture in which he was a partner or participant; the name and address of each partner or co-participant for each partnership or joint venture with the Missouri Secretary of State; the name, address, and general nature of the business conducted of any closely held corporation or limited partnership in which the person owned ten percent (10%) or more of any class of the outstanding stock or limited partnership units; and the name of any publicly traded corporation or limited partnership that is listed on a regulated stock exchange or automated system in which the person owned two percent (2%) or more of any class of outstanding stock, limited partnership units or other equity interests;
c. 
The name and address of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of a director, officer or receiver.

Section 119.040 Filing of Reports.

[Ord. No. 3429 §4, 4-28-2005; Ord. No. 3504 §4, 8-10-2006; Ord. No. 3536 §4, 8-10-2007; Ord. No. 3629 §4, 8-12-2009; Ord. No. 3683 §4, 8-26-2010; Ord. No. 3744 §4, 7-28-2011]
A. 
The financial interest statements shall be filed at the following times, but no person is required to file more than one (1) financial interest statement in any calendar year:
1. 
Every person required to file a financial interest statement shall file the statement annually not later than May first (1st) and the statement shall cover the calendar year ending the immediately preceding December thirty-first (31st); provided that any member of the Board of Aldermen may supplement the financial interest statement to report additional interests required after December thirty-first (31st) of the covered year until the date of the financial interest statement.
2. 
Each person appointed to office shall file the statement within thirty (30) days of such appointment or employment covering the calendar year ending the previous December thirty-first (31st);
3. 
Each candidate required to file a personal financial disclosure statement shall file no later than fourteen (14) days after the close of filing at which the candidate seeks nomination or election or nomination by caucus. The time period of this statement shall cover the twelve (12) months prior to the closing date of filing for candidacy.
B. 
Financial disclosure reports giving the financial information required in Section 119.030 of this Chapter shall be filed with the Ste. Genevieve City Clerk and the Missouri Secretary of State prior to January first (1st). After January first (1st), reports shall be filed with the Ste. Genevieve City Clerk and the Missouri Ethics Commission. The reports shall be available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours.

Section 119.050 Filing of The Chapter.

[Ord. No. 3429 §5, 4-28-2005; Ord. No. 3504 §5, 8-10-2006; Ord. No. 3536 §5, 8-10-2007; Ord. No. 3629 §5, 8-12-2009; Ord. No. 3683 §5, 8-26-2010; Ord. No. 3744 §5, 7-28-2011]
A certified copy of this Chapter, adopted prior to September fifteenth (15th), shall be sent within ten (10) days of its adoption to the office of the Missouri Ethics Commission.