City of Harrisonville, MO
Cass County
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Section 105.010 Conformance of City Elections With State Law.

All City elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.

Section 105.020 Date of Municipal Election.

A. 
A municipal election for the qualified voters of this City shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April.
B. 
On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April, 2003, and every four (4) years thereafter, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Harrisonville shall be held for the purpose of electing a Mayor who shall hold his/her office for a term of four (4) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
C. 
On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April, 2003, and every four (4) years thereafter, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Harrisonville shall be held for the purpose of electing one Alderman from each ward who shall hold his/her office for a term of four (4) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
D. 
On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April, 2004, and every four (4) years thereafter, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Harrisonville shall be held for the purpose of electing one (1) Alderman from each ward who shall hold his/her office for a term of four (4) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.

Section 105.030 Declaration of Candidacy — Dates For Filing.

Any person who desires to become a candidate for an elective City office at the general City election shall file with the City Clerk, not prior to the hour of 8:00 A.M. on the 16th Tuesday prior to, nor later than 5:00 P.M. on the 11th Tuesday prior to, the next City municipal election, a written declaration of his/her intent to become a candidate at said election. The City Clerk shall keep a permanent record of the names of the candidates, the offices for which they seek election, and the date of their filing, and their names shall appear on the ballots in that order.

Section 105.035 Candidates For Municipal Office — Disqualifications, Filing of Affidavit, Tax Delinquency.

[Ord. No. 3295 §1, 12-1-2014]
A. 
No person shall qualify as a candidate for elective public office in the State of Missouri who has been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the Federal laws of the United States of America or to a felony under the laws of this State or an offense committed in another State that would be considered a felony in this State.
[Ord. No. 3343 §1, 12-7-2015[1]]
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Editor's Note: Pursuant to Subsection 2 of Ord. No. 3343 the title of this Section changed from "Candidates For Municipal Office - No Arrearage For Municipal Taxes or User Fees Permitted" to "Candidates For Municipal Office Disqualifications, Filing of Affidavit, Tax Deliquency," and former Subsections (A) through (C) were redesignated as Subsections (B) through (D), respectively.
B. 
Any person who files as a candidate for election to a public office shall be disqualified from participation in the election for which the candidate has filed if such person is delinquent in the payment of any State income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence, as stated on the declaration of candidacy, or if the person is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the State.
C. 
Each potential candidate for election to a public office shall file an affidavit with the Department of Revenue and include a copy of the affidavit with the declaration of candidacy required under Section 115.349, RSMo., and Section 105.050 of this Code. Such affidavit shall be in substantially the following form:
[Ord. No. 3343 §2, 12-7-2015]
AFFIRMATION OF TAX PAYMENTS AND BONDING REQUIREMENTS:
I hereby declare under penalties of perjury that I am not currently aware of any delinquency in the filing or payment of any State income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence, as stated on the declaration of candidacy, or that I am a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the State, other than those taxes which may be in dispute. I declare under penalties of perjury that I am not aware of any information that would prohibit me from fulfilling any bonding requirements for the office for which I am filing.
___________________________________________ Candidate's Signature
___________________________________________ Printed Name of Candidate.
D. 
Upon receipt of a complaint alleging a delinquency of the candidate in the filing or payment of any State income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence, as stated on the declaration of candidacy, or if the person is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the State, the Department of Revenue shall investigate such potential candidate to verify the claim contained in the complaint. If the Department of Revenue finds a positive affirmation to be false, the Department shall contact the Secretary of State, or the election official who accepted such candidate's declaration of candidacy, and the potential candidate. The Department shall notify the candidate of the outstanding tax owed and give the candidate thirty (30) days to remit any such outstanding taxes owed which are not the subject of dispute between the Department and the candidate. If the candidate fails to remit such amounts in full within thirty (30) days, the candidate shall be disqualified from participating in the current election and barred from refiling for an entire election cycle even if the individual pays all of the outstanding taxes that were the subject of the complaint.

Section 105.040 Declaration of Candidacy — Notice To Public.

The City Clerk shall, on or before the 16th Tuesday prior to any election at which City offices are to be filled by said election, notify the general public of the opening filing date, the office or offices to be filled, the proper place for filing, and the closing filing date of the election. Such notification may be accomplished by legal notice published in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation in the City.

Section 105.050 Declaration of Candidacy — Form.

The form of said written declaration of candidacy shall be substantially as follows:
STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY
STATE OF MISSOURI
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COUNTY OF CASS
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I, ____________________________, being first duly sworn, state that I reside at ____________________________, City of Harrisonville, County of Cass, Missouri; that I am a qualified voter; that I do hereby declare myself a candidate for the office of ____________________________, to be voted upon at the municipal election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April, __________, and I meet all the qualifications required of a candidate for said office, and I hereby request that my name be printed upon the official ballot for said election for said office and state that I will serve as such officer, if elected.
 
Signed:
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ______ day of ___________________, ______.
  City Clerk
  City of Harrisonville
(S E A L)

Section 105.060 Notice of Elections.

In City elections, the City Clerk shall notify the County Clerk prior to 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to any City election except as noted in Section 115.125.1, RSMo. The notice shall be in writing, shall specify that the Board of Aldermen is calling the election, the purpose of the election, the date of the election, and shall include a certified copy of the legal notice to be published including the sample ballot. The notice and any other information required by this Section may, with the prior notification to the election authority receiving the notice, be accepted by facsimile transmission prior to 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to the election, provided that the original copy of the notice and a certified copy of the legal notice to be published shall be received in the office of the election authority within three (3) business days from the date of the facsimile transmission.

Section 105.070 Division Into Wards.

[CC 1977 §10-4; Ord. No. 644, 4-5-1965]
The City is divided into four (4) wards.

Section 105.080 Ward Boundaries.

[Ord. No. 3174 §1, 8-15-2011]
The wards of the City of Harrisonville shall be and the same are hereby changed to include the territory hereinafter set forth. A map depicting these boundaries is on file in the Harrisonville City Clerk's office.
Ward 1: Beginning at the intersection of Mechanic Street and Eastwood Road; thence southward along the centerline of Eastwood Road to the intersection of South Street and Eastwood Road; thence eastward along the centerline of South Street to the intersection of Bird Avenue and South Street; thence northward along the centerline of Bird Avenue to the intersection of Meadowlark Drive and Bird Avenue; thence eastward along the centerline of Meadowlark Drive to the intersection of Quail Street and Meadowlark Drive; thence eastward along the centerline of Quail Street to the intersection of Pheasant Road and Quail Street; thence northward along the centerline of Pheasant Road to the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Pheasant Road; thence eastward along the centerline of Ridgewood Road to the intersection of Brookridge Drive and Ridgewood Road; thence southward along the centerline of Brookridge Drive to the intersection of Meadowlark Drive and Brookridge Drive; thence eastward along the centerline of Meadowlark Drive to the eastern line of the Meadowview Subdivision, 8th Addition; thence continuing east-north-easterly approximately 1,125 feet to the southeastern corner of the Villa's of Eastern Hills 2nd Plat; thence continuing east along the southern boundary of the Villa's of Eastern Hills 2nd Plat 890.48 feet; thence northward 660.92 feet along the eastern boundary of the Villa's of Eastern Hills Subdivision; thence east 425.47 feet to the centerline of Lincoln Road; thence north along the centerline of Lincoln Road to the intersection of Lincoln Road and Elm Street; thence west along the centerline of Elm Street approximately 2,300 feet to a point at the centerline of Elm Street adjacent to the southeast corner of Lot 44 of the Silver Maple Acres Subdivision; thence north along the eastern boundary of the Silver Maple Acres Subdivision 1041.83 feet to the northeast corner of said subdivision; thence continuing north approximately 717 feet to a point on the north line of Section 3, Township 44, Range 31; thence west along the north line of said Section 3 approximately 4,290' to the northwest corner of said Section 3, Township 44, Range 31; thence south approximately 570' to the northeast corner of Lot 101 of the Lake View Estates Subdivision; thence south along the east line of the Lakeview Estates Subdivision approximately 1275' to the intersection of Elm Street and Price Avenue; thence southward along centerline of Price Avenue to intersection of Mechanic Street and Price Avenue; thence westward along the centerline of Mechanic Street to the point of the beginning at the intersection of Mechanic Street and Eastwood Road.
Ward 2: Beginning at the intersection of Mechanic Street and Price Avenue; thence westward along the centerline of Mechanic Street to the intersection of Mechanic Street and Independence Street; thence northward along the centerline of Independence Street and continuing west along the centerline of Locust Street to the intersection of Commercial Street and Locust Street; thence westward along the centerline of Commercial Street to the intersection of Rockhaven Road and Commercial Street; thence continue westward along the centerline of Rockhaven Road to the western City limits; thence following City limits clockwise to a point on the north line of Section 2, Township 44, Range 31; thence west along the north lines of Sections 2 and 3 approximately 6,425' to the northwest corner of Section 3, Township 44, Range 31; thence south approximately 570' to the northeast corner of Lot 101 of the Lake View Estates Subdivision; thence continuing south along the east line of the Lakeview Estates Subdivision approximately 1,275' to the intersection of Elm Street and Price Avenue; thence southward along centerline of Price Avenue to the point of beginning being the intersection of Mechanic Street and Price Avenue.
Ward 3: Beginning at the intersection of Mechanic Street and Eastwood Road; thence westward along the centerline of Mechanic Street to the intersection of Independence Street and Mechanic Street; thence northward along the centerline of Independence Street and continuing west along the centerline of Locust Street to the intersection of Commercial Street and Locust Street; thence westward along the centerline of Commercial Street to the intersection of Rockhaven Road and Commercial Street; thence continue westward along the centerline of Rockhaven Road to the western City limits; thence following City limits counter-clockwise to a point on the south side of the City limits and at the centerline of U.S. Highway 71; thence; north along the centerline of U.S. Highway 71 to the intersection of South Commercial Street and U.S. Highway 71; thence north along South Commercial Street to the intersection of South Commercial Street and Independence Street; thence north and east along Independence Street to the intersection of Independence Street and South Street; thence east along the centerline of South Street to the intersection of South Street and Eastwood Road; thence north along the centerline of Eastwood Road to the point of the beginning at the intersection of Mechanic Street and Eastwood Road.
Ward 4: Beginning at the intersection of Eastwood Road and South Street; thence eastward along the centerline of South Street to the intersection of Bird Avenue and South Street; thence northward along the centerline of Bird Avenue to the intersection of Meadowlark Drive and Bird Avenue; thence eastward along the centerline of Meadowlark Drive to the intersection of Quail Street and Meadowlark Drive; thence east along the centerline of Quail Street to the intersection of Pheasant Road and Quail Street; thence northward along the centerline of Pheasant Road to the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Pheasant Road; thence eastward along the centerline of Ridgewood Road to the intersection of Brookridge Drive and Ridgewood Road; thence southward along the centerline of Brookridge Drive to the intersection of Meadowlark Drive and Brookridge Drive; thence eastward along the centerline of Meadowlark Drive to the eastern line of the Meadowview Subdivision, 8th Addition; thence continuing east-north-easterly approximately 1,125 feet to the southeastern corner of the Villa's of Eastern Hills 2nd Plat; thence following City limits clockwise to a point on the south side of the City limits and at the centerline of U.S. Highway 71; thence north along the centerline of U.S. Highway 71 to the intersection of South Commercial Street and U.S. Highway 71; thence north along South Commercial Street to the intersection of South Commercial Street and Independence Street; thence north and east along Independence Street to the intersection of Independence Street and South Street; thence east along the centerline of South Street to the intersection of South Street and Eastwood Road, said point being the point of beginning.