City of Bolivar, MO
Polk County
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Section 105.010 Regular Meetings of The Board of Aldermen.

[R.O. 2007 §105.010; Ord. No. 3060 §I, 9-13-2012; Ord. No. 3088 §I, 8-13-2013]
The Board of Aldermen shall hold regular meetings at City Hall on the fourth Tuesday of each month and on the first Tuesday following the Tuesday in April on which the annual municipal election is held if that Tuesday is other than the fourth Tuesday of the month. The time of regular meetings shall be established from time to time by motion approved by a majority of the entire Board of Aldermen.

Section 105.011 Special Meetings of The Board of Aldermen.

[R.O. 2007 §105.011; Ord. No. 3089 §I, 8-13-2013]
A. 
Special meetings of the Board of Aldermen may be held at such date, time and place as shall be specified in the call of such meeting. Special meetings shall not be held outside the corporate limits of the City of Bolivar except upon the written consent of the Mayor and all members of the Board of Aldermen. A special meeting may be called by the Mayor or by any two (2) Aldermen. Any such call must be in writing, must specify the purpose or purposes for which the meeting was called, specify the date, time and place for meeting and must be delivered to the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall deliver or cause notice of the call of such special meeting to be delivered to each of the members of the Board of Aldermen by any one or more of the following methods:
1. 
Personally delivered to a member of the Board of Aldermen at least twenty-four 24 hours prior to the date and time for such meeting; or
2. 
Electronically delivered via e-mail or facsimile transmission to the electronic e-mail addresses or facsimile number on file with the City Clerk for a member of the Board of Aldermen at least twenty-four 24 hours prior to the date and time for such meeting; or
3. 
Actual notice to a member of the Board of Aldermen by telephone conference directly with the member of the Board and documented as to date and time of the conference by the City in writing at least twenty-four 24 hours prior to the date and time for such meeting; or
4. 
Mailed by ordinary United States mail, postage fully prepaid, addressed to the Alderman at his/her regular residence address at least seventy-two 72 hours prior to such meeting.
B. 
If the call of the special meeting is made by two (2) or more Aldermen, notice thereof shall also be given to the Mayor by one of the methods specified above. For personal delivery of notices, the Chief of Police shall deliver or cause the officers under his/her command to deliver notice of special meetings upon the request of the City Clerk after receiving the call of such meeting by the Mayor or Aldermen.

Section 105.012 Adjourned Meeting of The Board of Aldermen.

[R.O. 2007 §105.012]
Any regular or special meeting of the Board of Aldermen may be adjourned upon notice approved by a majority of the members present to a date, time and place set forth in the motion and any adjourned meeting of the Board of Aldermen may be further adjourned by similar motion. No notice of an adjourned meeting need be given to any Alderman present when the motion to adjourn was made and voted upon, but notice of an adjourned meeting shall be given by the City Clerk to any absent member of the Board (and to the Mayor, if he/she was absent) in the same manner and within the same times as provided in Section 105.011 for a special meeting. No purpose or purposes of an adjourned meeting need be stated in the adjournment motion.

Section 105.014 Quorum of Board of Aldermen.

[R.O. 2007 §105.014; Ord. No. 1196, 2-6-1992]
At all meetings of the Board of Aldermen, a majority of the Board of Aldermen holding office at the time of such meeting shall constitute a quorum, but less than a majority may meet and adjourn or compel the attendance of absent Aldermen in a summary manner by issuing a writ signed by the Presiding Officer and directed to the Chief of Police or any Policeman commanding such officer to arrest and bring each or any absentee to such meeting. (Repealed Ord. No. 881 §1, 1984)

Section 105.015 Salary For The Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

[R.O. 2007 §105.015; Ord. No. 1360, 3-10-1994; Ord. No. 2192A, 2001]
A. 
The salary of the Board of Aldermen shall be as follows:
1. 
The salary for the members of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Bolivar, Missouri, is hereby established at two hundred ninety-one dollars sixty-seven cents ($291.67) per month.
2. 
The salary for the Mayor of the City of Bolivar, Missouri, is hereby established at five hundred dollars ($500.00) per month. (Repeals Ord. No. 916, 1986)

Section 105.020 Mayor.

[R.O. 2007 §105.020; Ord. No. 870 §2, 12-8-1983; Ord. No. 1269, 2-11-1993; Ord. No. 1442, 2-9-1995; Ord. No. 1619, 2-13-1997; Ord. No. 1827, 11-12-1998; Ord. No. 1847, 2-11-1999; Ord. No. 2371, 2-12-2003; Ord. No. 2428, 11-10-2003; Ord. No. 2689, 2-8-2007; Ord. No. 2705, 4-12-2007; Ord. No. 2956 §I, 9-9-2010]
A. 
The Mayor shall have a seat in and preside over the Board of Aldermen but shall not vote on any question except in case of a tie, nor shall he/she preside or vote in cases when he/she is an interested party. Whenever he/she shall approve any ordinance or bond as provided by law, he/she shall write at the bottom "Approved this ______ day of ______ Mayor" and return the same to the City Clerk and when he/she shall veto any ordinance, he/she shall return the same to the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen with his/her reasons therefore as provided by Statute. He/she shall do and perform all duties imposed upon him/her by Statute ordinance and shall have the general supervision of interest and business of the City. Beginning with the municipal election of the Mayor to be held April 6, 1999 and ending at the expiration of the term of office commencing on the day after the municipal election date in the year 2007, the term of office for the Mayor shall be for a period of four (4) years. Beginning with the municipal election date in the year 2011, the term of office for the Mayor shall be for a period of two (2) years. The Mayor's term of office shall commence at 12:01 A.M. on the day immediately following the municipal election for which the office of Mayor is elected and shall terminate at Midnight on the next municipal election day for which the office of Mayor is elected or until his/her successor is duly elected and qualified. Beginning with the Mayoral term commencing on the day after the municipal election date in the year 2011, it shall be the duty of the Board of Aldermen to review and establish the compensation to be received by the Mayor at the regular Board of Aldermen meeting at which the budget for the City of Bolivar is adopted for the calendar year that corresponds with the year of regular mayoral elections; by way of example, the Board of Aldermen shall review and establish the compensation to be received by the Mayor for mayoral term beginning the day after the municipal election date in the year 2011 at the regular Board of Aldermen meeting at which the City's budget for the year 2011 is adopted.
1. 
Pursuant to Subsection 105.020(A) the compensation for the Mayor of the City of Bolivar for the period beginning at 12:01 A.M. April 4, 2007 and continuing through and including the municipal election date in the year 2011 shall be the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000.00) per year payable in equal monthly installments, subject to all applicable Federal and State withholding.
B. 
Whenever any vacancy shall happen in the office of Mayor by death, resignation, removal from the City, removal from office, refusal to qualify or from any other cause whatever, the Acting President of the Board of Aldermen shall, for the time being, perform the duties of Mayor, with all the rights, powers and jurisdiction of the Mayor, until such vacancy can be filled or such disability is removed or, in the case of temporary absence, until the Mayor's return.

Section 105.030 Board To Select An Acting President — Term.

The Board shall elect one (1) of their own number who shall be styled "Acting President of the Board of Aldermen" and who shall serve for a term of one (1) year.

Section 105.035 City Administrator.

[R.O. 2007 §105.035; Ord. No. 1613, NA; Ord. No. 1696, 10-9-1997; Ord. No. 2865 §I, 7-9-2009; Ord. No. 3022 §I, 1-12-2012]
A. 
Office Of City Administrator Established. There is hereby created and established the office of City Administrator for the City of Bolivar, Missouri.
B. 
Appointment, Tenure And Removal. A qualified person shall be employed at will, or alternatively by contractual term, at the pleasure of the Board of Aldermen for the City of Bolivar, Missouri. In the event the City Administrator is an at will employee of the City, the same shall not be removed from office but upon a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Board of Aldermen.
C. 
Qualifications. The person appointed to the office of City Administrator shall be at least twenty-five (25) years of age and shall be a graduate of an accredited university or college majoring in public or municipal administration or shall have the equivalent qualifications and experience in financial, administration and/or public relations fields.
D. 
Bond. The City Administrator, before entering upon the duties of his/her office, shall file with the City a bond in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00); such bond shall be approved by the Board of Aldermen and such bond shall insure the City of Bolivar for the faithful and honest performance of the duties of the City of Bolivar and for rendering a full and proper account to the City of Bolivar for funds and property which shall come into the possession or control of the City Administrator. The cost of such bond shall be paid by the City of Bolivar; however, should the City Administrator be covered by a blanket bond to the same extent, such individual bond shall not be required.
E. 
Compensation. The City Administrator shall receive such compensation as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Aldermen and in accordance with any employment contract entered into between the City Administrator and the City of Bolivar.
F. 
Duties.
1. 
Administrative officer. The City Administrator shall be the administrative officer of the City Government. Except as otherwise specified by ordinance or by the law of the State of Missouri, the City Administrator shall coordinate and generally supervise the operation of all departments of the City of Bolivar.
2. 
Purchasing. The City Administrator shall be the purchasing agent for the City of Bolivar and all purchases shall be made under his/her direction and supervision and all such purchases shall be made in accordance with purchasing rules and procedures approved by the Board of Aldermen and within budgetary guidelines established by the Board.
3. 
Budget. The City Administrator shall be the budget officer of the City of Bolivar and shall assemble estimates of the financial needs and resources of the City for each ensuing year and shall prepare a program of activities within the financial power of the City, embodying it in a budget document with proper supporting schedules and an analysis to be proposed to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for their final approval.
4. 
Financial reports. The City Administrator shall oversee and assist the City Clerk in the preparation and submission to the Board of Aldermen a financial statement showing the condition of finances of the City on the thirtieth (30th) day of June and the thirty-first (31st) day of December of each year, which said statement shall be prepared and submitted to the Board of Aldermen at the first (1st) regular meeting in January and July of each year.
5. 
Annual report. The City Administrator shall prepare and present to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen an annual report of the City's affairs, including in such report a summary of reports of department heads and such other reports as the Mayor and Board of Aldermen may require.
6. 
Personnel system. The City Administrator shall act as the Personnel Officer of the City and shall have the authority to appoint, hire, discipline, remove and terminate City employees, except department heads, appointed or elected officials and commissioned Police Officers. For the purposes of this Code, the words "department heads" shall mean the Chief of Police, the Fire Chief, the Director of Public Works, the Zoning Administrator and the City Clerk. The City Administrator shall be the direct supervisor of department heads and may make recommendations regarding their appointment, reappointment, discipline or removal to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, either upon the initiative of the Administrator or upon the request of the Mayor and/or the Board of Aldermen. The City Administrator shall have the authority to create departments of the City, to be managed by the various department heads, and to assign personnel to those departments to enable them to fulfill the functions to which they are assigned. The City Administrator shall provide monthly reports to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen regarding the hiring, firing or disciplining of personnel of the City other than department heads; and shall recommend salaries and benefits for all personnel, including department heads, for approval by the Board of Aldermen in its annual budget or as such budget may be amended from time to time.
7. 
Policy formulation. The City Administrator shall recommend to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen adoption of such measures as he/she may deem necessary or expedient for the health, safety or welfare of the City or for the improvement of administrative services for the City.
8. 
Board of Aldermen agenda. The City Administrator shall submit to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen a proposed agenda for each regular Board of Aldermen meeting at least forty-eight (48) hours before the time of the regular Board of Aldermen meeting.
9. 
Boards and committees. The City Administrator shall work with all City boards and committees to help coordinate the work of each.
10. 
Attend City meetings. The City Administrator shall attend all meetings of all City boards.
11. 
Bid specifications. The City Administrator shall supervise the preparation of all bid specifications for services and equipment and receive sealed bids for presentation to the Board of Aldermen.
12. 
State and Federal aid programs. The City Administrator shall be knowledgeable regarding State and Federal aid programs for which the City may be eligible and shall be responsible to make grant and aid applications as approved by the Board of Aldermen and shall supervise and/or administer any grants or aid received by the City in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations of the granting authority.
13. 
Conference attendance. The City Administrator shall attend State and regional conferences and programs applicable to his/her office and the business of the Board of Aldermen, whenever such attendance is directed and approved by the Board of Aldermen and Mayor.
14. 
Press releases. The City Administrator shall be responsible for keeping the public informed regarding the purposes and methods of City Government through all available news media.
15. 
Record keeping. The City Administrator shall keep full and accurate records of all actions taken by him/her in the course of his/her duties and he/she shall safely and properly keep all records and papers belonging to the City of Bolivar and entrusted to his/her care; all such records shall be and remain the property of the City of Bolivar and be open to inspection by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at all times.
16. 
Miscellaneous. In addition to the foregoing duties, the City Administrator shall perform any and all other duties or functions prescribed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
G. 
Powers.
1. 
City property. The City Administrator shall have responsibility for all real and personal property of the Board of Aldermen. He/she shall have responsibility for all inventories of such property and for the upkeep of all such property. Single items of personal property having a value of less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) may be transferred, sold, or otherwise disposed of at the discretion of the City Administrator. All other personal property may be sold by the City Administrator only with the approval of the Board of Aldermen. Real property may be sold only with the approval of the Board of Aldermen by resolution or ordinance.
[Ord. No. 3195 §I, 3-24-2015]
2. 
Set administrative policies. The City Administrator shall have the power to prescribe such rules and regulations as he/she shall deem necessary or expedient for the conduct of administrative agencies subject to his/her authority and he/she shall have the power to revoke, suspend or amend any rule or regulation of the administrative service unless otherwise prescribed by the Board of Aldermen.
3. 
Coordinate departments. The City Administrator shall have the power to coordinate the work of all the departments of the City and, at times of an emergency, shall have authority to assign the employees of the City to any department where they are needed for the most effective discharge of the functions of City Government.
4. 
Investigate and report. The City Administrator shall have the power to investigate and to examine or inquire into the affairs or operation of any department of the City under his/her jurisdiction and shall report on any condition or fact concerning the City Government requested by the Mayor or Board of Aldermen.
5. 
Coordinate officials. The City Administrator shall have the power to overrule any action taken by a department head and may supersede him/her in the functions of his/her office.
6. 
Appear before the Board of Aldermen. The City Administrator shall have the power to appear before and address the Board of Aldermen at any meeting.
7. 
At no time shall the duties or powers of the City Administrator supersede the action by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
H. 
Interference By Members Of The Board Of Aldermen Or Mayor. No members of the Board of Aldermen or the Mayor shall directly interfere with the conduct of any department or duties of employees subordinate to the City Administrator except at the express direction of the Board of Aldermen or with the approval of the City Administrator.
I. 
Vacancy Of Position Or Unavailability Of City Administrator. In the event that the position of the office of City Administrator is vacant; or in the event that the then current City Administrator is unavailable for any reason for the conduct of substantially all of the administrator's duties, then the delegation of the duties of the office of City Administrator will fall to the following persons, in descending order of succession:
1. 
The Mayor, so long as the person holding the office is available and willing to so act; and in the event that the Mayor is unavailable or unwilling for any reason to conduct the duties of the office of City Administrator, then to
2. 
The President of the Board of Aldermen, so long as the person holding the office is available and willing to so act; and in the event that the President of the Board of Aldermen is unavailable or unwilling for any reason to conduct the duties of the office of City Administrator, then to
3. 
A person(s) designated by a majority of the Board of Aldermen voting on the question at a duly held meeting with a quorum.
The person responsible for carrying out the duties of the office of the City Administrator will perform such duties until either:
1.
The person voluntarily resigns from those duties or is no longer able to perform for any reason; or
2.
The current City Administrator is able to resume their duties with Board approval; or
3.
The Board hires a permanent replacement City Administrator; or
4.
The Board of Aldermen revokes the authority of the person to carry out such duties by a majority vote of the Board voting on the question, whichever event happens first.
The person carrying out the duties of the City Administrator under this Section will exercise those duties of the office of City Administrator as the Board may determine; and if the person so acting is not an elected official, the person will receive an amount of compensation as the Council may determine. If an elected official is carrying out the duties of the City Administrator under this Section, then the compensation received for the work performed as incident to the duties of the City Administrator may not exceed that which is otherwise provided for the office that the elected official holds.

Section 105.040 City Clerk.

[R.O. 2007 §105.040; Ord. No. 79 §§1 — 6, 7-3-1901; Ord. No. 2969 §1, 12-27-2010]
A. 
The Board of Aldermen shall, at its first regular meeting following the municipal election day in the year 2011, elect a City Clerk who shall hold office until such Clerk's death, resignation or removal from office. The salary of the City Clerk shall be established by the annual budget duly adopted by the Board of Aldermen and may be increased or decreased as of the first of each calendar year as shall be determined by the Board from time to time.
B. 
The City Clerk may be removed at any time, with or without cause by a majority vote of the entire Board of Aldermen. If the motion to remove the City Clerk is for cause, no vote shall be taken upon such motion until seven (7) days after the Clerk has been given written notice of the cause for which removal is proposed. The Clerk may file a response, in writing, to the statement of cause, which shall be delivered to each Alderman prior to the vote on the motion. A decision to remove approved by a majority of the entire Board of Aldermen shall be final for all purposes, and shall not be subject to further appeal.
C. 
In case the office of City Clerk becomes vacated from any cause, the Board of Aldermen shall proceed to elect a new City Clerk to serve out the unexpired term.
D. 
Among other things, the City Clerk shall keep a journal of the proceedings of the Board of Aldermen. He/she shall safely and properly keep all the records and papers belonging to the City which may be entrusted to his/her care; he/she shall be the general accountant of the City; he/she is hereby empowered to administer official oaths and oaths to persons certifying to demands or claims against the City.
E. 
The City Clerk shall act as financial accountant for the City and shall keep such books as may be necessary for that purpose, said books to be furnished by the City. He/she shall keep therein the following accounts:
1. 
A fuel account, which shall show all sums expended for fuel, the date of payment and to whom paid.
2. 
A salary account, which shall show all sums expended for salary, the date of payment and to whom paid.
3. 
A street and bridge account, which shall show all sums of money expended for street and bridge work and to whom paid.
4. 
A criminal court account, which shall show all sums of money expended for criminal cause, the date of payment and to whom paid.
5. 
He/she shall keep a strict and accurate account with the City Collector showing the monthly collections as made by the City Collector and shall credit the same to the proper funds. The account to be divided as follows:
a. 
General fund, which shall contain all money collected from current taxes, including all taxes on real estate and personal property, all license tax, fines, forfeitures and all money being the property of the City not otherwise provided for.
b. 
Electric light rental fund, which shall contain all collections made from users of electric lights.
c. 
Water rental fund, which shall contain all collections from users of City water.
d. 
Interest in sinking fund, which shall include all monies set apart out of the revenue of the City for the purpose of paying interest on the indebtedness of the City and to provide for the City bonds as they may become due.
6. 
He/she shall keep a strict and accurate account of all fines collected for violations of the City ordinances and credit the same to the General Revenue Fund.
7. 
He/she shall keep a license account showing all licenses issued by the City, the date of collection, the amount collected and name of person paying same and credit the same to the General Revenue Fund.
8. 
He/she shall keep a record showing all the names of persons using City water and electric lights and shall keep accounts with each separately showing the number of lights taken and rate charged and the amount of water used and the rate charged and shall enter the charges for electric lights monthly and the charges for water rentals quarterly on said book. He/she shall credit said users and takers with all said sums of money paid by them to the City Collector. The City Clerk shall keep such further accounts as may be from time to time required by the Board of Aldermen.
F. 
The City Clerk shall prepare and submit to the Board of Aldermen a financial statement showing the condition of finances of the City on the thirtieth (30th) day of June and the thirty-first (31st) day of December of each year, which said statement shall be prepared and submitted to the Board of Aldermen at the first (1st) regular meeting in January and July of each year.

Section 105.050 Deputy City Clerk.

[R.O. 2007 §105.050; Ord. No. 623A §§1 — 2, NA]
A. 
There is hereby created the office of Deputy City Clerk who shall, in the absence of the City Clerk, perform all the duties of the City Clerk provided by ordinance or law.
B. 
The Deputy City Clerk, pursuant to the provisions of Section 79.230, RSMo., shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent and approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen and shall serve at the will of the Mayor and majority of the Board of Aldermen or, alternatively, may be received by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Aldermen, all as provided by Section 79.240, RSMo.

Section 105.060 City Collector.

[R.O. 2007 §105.060; Ord. No. 871 §3-2, 12-8-1983; Ord. No. 1440 §1(A), 2-9-1995; Ord. No. 2192, 2001; Ord. No. 2539, 3-10-2005; Ord. No. 2690, 2-8-2007]
A. 
The City Collector shall hold office for two (2) years and before entering upon the duties thereof he/she shall enter into a bond to the City of Bolivar for the faithful performance of the duties of his/her office in an amount which shall, from time to time, be established by the Board of Aldermen by ordinance or resolution. The cost of such bond shall be paid by the City.
B. 
The City Collector shall pay all money collected by him/her daily and shall duplicate receipt therefore showing the amount collected for the various funds of the City and the date of payment to the Treasurer. The Collector shall file said duplicate receipts with the City Clerk within one (1) business day after paying over said money, together with an alphabetical list of all persons making payments during the reporting period, the purpose of such payment, the date of each payment and the total amount collected.
C. 
All fees, penalties and costs assessed to taxpayers for services of the Collector shall continue to be added to, assessed and collected by the Collector as may now or may hereafter be provided by State law or City ordinance; and all fees, costs, penalties and other charges that are collected shall be paid to the credit of the General Fund of the City of Bolivar and not to the City Collector. Effective 3/30/89
D. 
The salary of the City Collector shall be established by the budget but shall not be increased or decreased during his/her term of office.

Section 105.070 City Treasurer.

[R.O. 2007 §105.070; Ord. No. 872 §§1—2, 12-8-1983; Ord. No. 988 §1, 9-17-1987]
A. 
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint a City Treasurer at the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen following the annual City election. The Treasurer shall be appointed for a term which shall end at 7:00 P.M. on the day of the first (1st) regular meeting following each annual election.
B. 
The Treasurer shall give bond as from time to time established by the Board of Aldermen by resolution or ordinance. It shall be the duty of the Board to establish the amount of such bond immediately following the appointment of the Treasurer each year, but may be established or re-established at other times during the year. The cost of such bond shall be paid by the City.
C. 
The Treasurer may be removed from office at will prior to the expiration of his/her term in either of the manners specified by Section 79.240, RSMo.
D. 
The salary, if any, of the City Treasurer shall be established by the budget but shall not be increased or decreased during his/her term of office.

Section 105.080 Public Works Director.

[R.O. 2007 §105.080; Ord. No. 2557, 7-14-2005; Ord. No. 2659, 10-12-2006]
A. 
There is hereby created the position of Director of Public Works who shall have the duties and responsibilities hereinafter set forth.
B. 
The Director of Public Works shall be hired on an "at-will" or contract basis as shall be determined by the Board of Aldermen from time to time. The Director shall be hired following the same process as is now or as may in the future be used for the hiring of other hourly or salaried personnel.
C. 
Compensation for the Director of Public Works shall be as established by ordinance from time to time.
D. 
The Director of Public Works shall perform the following duties:
1. 
He/she shall have general supervisory responsibility for the construction, extension, improvement and maintenance of the City water and sewage system.
2. 
He/she shall have general supervisory responsibility for construction, extension, improvement and maintenance of the storm drainage system.
3. 
He/she shall have general supervisory responsibility for the construction, improvement and maintenance of all City streets, bridges, alleys and sidewalks.
4. 
He/she shall have general supervisory responsibility for the construction, improvement or maintenance of City buildings, grounds and improvements.
5. 
He/she shall recommend to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen improvements or maintenance which he/she deems necessary or appropriate to the City's water plant and system, sewage disposal plant and system, storm drainage system, streets, alleys, sidewalks, bridges, buildings and other improvements.
6. 
He/she shall estimate costs for construction or improvements for maintenance of all City utilities, streets, alleys, sidewalks, buildings and other improvements.
7. 
He/she shall draw or upon direction of the Board of Aldermen cooperate with professional engineers, architects and others in the drawing of plans and specifications for the construction, extension and improvement of the City water system, sewage system, storm drainage system, streets, bridges, alleys, sidewalks, buildings and other improvements; and when authorized by the Board of Aldermen shall seek bids from general contractors for any such construction, extension or improvements.
8. 
He/she shall have responsibility to perform traffic studies as required to evaluate the City's traffic plan, to designate stop and yield intersections, to designate turning lanes and places, to maintain traffic signals and devices and, in general, to perform all duties of a Traffic Engineer including, but not necessarily limited to, those specified by Title III of this Code to be performed by the City Traffic Engineer.
9. 
He/she shall perform all duties as may now or hereafter be provided by law or ordinance to be performed by the City Engineer, Street Commissioner or Traffic Engineer or Director of City Services, and reference to said positions by those or similar titles in existing or future ordinances shall be deemed to refer to the Director of Public Works.
10. 
He/she shall perform such additional duties as are consistent with his/her designated duties as directed by ordinance, resolution or motion of the Board of Aldermen or order of the Mayor.
E. 
The Director of Public Works shall provide at City expense, a fidelity bond in an amount that may from time to time be determined by the Board of Aldermen conditioned upon his/her accounting for and delivering to the City Treasurer all funds or other City properties which may come into his/her hands.

Section 105.085 Building Inspector.

[R.O. 2007 §105.085; Ord. No. 1614, 1-9-1997; Ord. No. 2867 §§I — II, 7-9-2009]
A. 
Office Of Building Inspector Established. There is hereby created and established the office of Building Inspector for the City of Bolivar, Missouri.
B. 
Appointment, Tenure, Removal And Compensation. The Building Inspector shall be hired by the City Administrator (or the person performing the duties of the City Administrator in case that office is temporarily vacant). The Building Inspector shall be an "at will" employee of the City and shall serve at the pleasure of the Administrator. The Building Inspector shall be compensated as provided in budgets adopted by the Board of Alderman from time to time. The Building Inspector shall be assigned to work in such department and, subject to such supervision, as shall be determined by the City Administrator.
C. 
Duties, Responsibilities And Powers.
1. 
General duties. The Building Inspector shall be the City's administrative officer for the enforcement of the building code regulations for the City of Bolivar, Missouri.
2. 
Policy formulation. The Building Inspector shall recommend to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen the adoption of such measures as he/she may deem necessary or expedient concerning the building code regulations and enforcement thereof.
3. 
Boards and committees. The Building Inspector shall work with any and all committees which relate to the administration of enforcement of the building code regulations.
4. 
Attend City meetings. The Building Inspector shall attend all meetings of the Board of Aldermen.
5. 
Maintain records. The Building Inspector shall keep full and accurate records of all actions taken by him/her in the course of his/her duties and shall safely and properly keep all records and papers belonging the City of Bolivar and entrusted to his/her care; all such records shall remain the property of the City of Bolivar and be open to inspection by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at all times.
6. 
Miscellaneous. In addition to the foregoing duties, the Building Inspector shall perform any and all other duties or functions prescribed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
7. 
Power and authority. The Building Inspector shall have all powers specifically granted by the building codes of the City of Bolivar, Missouri, and all powers necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the office of Building Inspector.

Section 105.090 City Attorney.

[R.O. 2007 §105.090; Ord. No. 988 §3(b — c), 9-17-1987; Ord. No. 1857, 4-8-1999]
A. 
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint a City Attorney at the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen following the annual municipal election for a term of one (1) year which shall end at 7:30 P.M. on the day of the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen following the annual municipal election, unless the City Attorney shall die, resign or be removed from office or until a successor has been duly appointed and qualified.
B. 
The City Attorney and all Assistant City Attorneys appointed pursuant to Section 105.095 of the Bolivar Municipal Code, may be removed from office at will at any time in either of the manners specified by Section 79.240, RSMo.
C. 
The duties of the City Attorney shall be to advise the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and all other elected or appointed offices with respect to legal matters involving the City, to advise and consult with Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment, to handle all civil matters and litigation involving the City, to draft bills at the request of the Mayor, any member of the Board of Aldermen or appointed City Officer for consideration by the Board of Aldermen as an ordinance; to prosecute complaints involving alleged violations of City ordinances where, in his/her professional judgment, there is reasonable cause to believe a violation may have occurred; and in general to act as legal advisor, counselor, advocate and prosecutor for the City.

Section 105.095 Assistant City Attorney.

[R.O. 2007 §105.095; Ord. No. 811 §§1 — 5, 7-9-1981]
A. 
The office of Assistant City Attorney shall include all duties normally inherent in the office of City Attorney and to act in all respects in the same capacity as the City Attorney.
B. 
The office of Assistant City Attorney may be filled by one or more persons at any one (1) time with each to have the duties and authority as set forth in Subsection (A).
C. 
Any Assistant City Attorney's compensation shall be paid by the City Attorney.
D. 
Any vacancy or vacancies in the office of the Assistant City Attorney shall be filled in the same manner as provided for filling the office of City Attorney.

Section 105.100 Chief of Police.

[R.O. 2007 §105.100; Ord. No. 988 §§4, 6, 9-17-1987; Ord. No. 1857, 4-8-1999; Ord. No. 3036 §I, 4-26-2012; Ord. No. 3058 §I, 9-13-2012]
A. 
Office Of Chief Of Police Created. There is hereby established and created, as of April, 1975, the office of Chief of Police who shall perform all duties required of the City Marshall by the laws of the State of Missouri and by City ordinance.
B. 
Appointment Of Chief Of Police. The term of the Chief of Police holding office prior to the annual municipal election in 2013 will expire at the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen following the annual municipal election in 2013. Beginning as of the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen following the annual municipal election in 2013, the Chief of Police will be appointed as follows: The Mayor of the City of Bolivar will nominate a person who will be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to be Chief of Police, which nomination will thereupon be submitted to the Board of Aldermen for its approval or disapproval. Confirmation of the nomination by the Board of Aldermen will be by the majority vote of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Bolivar present at such meeting. The Chief of Police will hold office until his or her death, resignation or removal from office.
C. 
Removal From Office. The Mayor may, with the consent of a majority of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, remove the Chief of Police from office at will. Additionally, the Chief of Police may be removed at will by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation.
D. 
Vacancy. Any vacancy in the office of the Chief of Police occurring prior to the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen following the annual municipal election in 2013 will be filled consistent with the provisions of Section (B) above, to be effective for the remainder of the term ending at the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen following the annual municipal election in 2013. Any vacancy in the office of the Chief of Police occurring after the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen following the annual municipal election in 2013 will be filled consistent with the provisions of Section (B) above without regards to a set "term".
E. 
Police Officers — How Commissioned — Number Of Officers — At Will Employees.
1. 
The Chief of Police will have the duty to make the determination as to the persons hired as the City's Police Officers to serve under his/her immediate direction and control. The authority granted to the Chief of Police by this Section will be subject to the provisions contained herein regarding the number of Police Officers who may be on duty with the City according to the annual City budget in place at any given time.
2. 
The Mayor shall commission Police Officers to serve under the immediate direction and control of the Police Chief or his/her designee upon the hiring of such officers by the Chief of Police.
3. 
The number of Police Officers to be appointed shall be established by the annual City budget as adopted by the budget ordinance and as the budget may from time to time be duly amended.
4. 
All Police Officers of the City shall serve at the will of the City and may be removed with or without cause by either:
a. 
The Chief of Police; or
b. 
The City Administrator;
and upon the removal of an officer for any reason, the Mayor shall immediately withdraw the officer's commission. In the event that the City is without both a Chief of Police and a City Administrator, the Mayor may both remove officers and withdraw commissions upon such removal.
5. 
The Chief of Police, in addition to the power to remove, may, for good cause, grant paid or unpaid leaves of absence; and may discipline any officer for cause by suspension with or without pay or with partial pay; by written letter of reprimand; by written warning; by oral reprimand or warning; or in any other manner which is deemed appropriate by the Chief of Police.
6. 
Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this Section, no commissioned Police Officer who is regularly employed for more than thirty (30) hours per week shall be dismissed, demoted to a lower paying position or suspended without pay, if the officer proposed to be dismissed, demoted or suspended without pay shall request in writing within forty-eight (48) hours of the action, a meeting before the Board of Aldermen. Such meeting shall be conducted in compliance with Section 85.011, RSMo., as in effect from time to time.

Section 105.111 Fire Chief.

[R.O. 2007 §105.111; Ord. No. 2196, 4-10-2001; Ord. No. 2803 §1, 5-8-2008]
A. 
Creation Of Office Of Fire Chief. There is hereby created the position of Fire Chief. The Fire Chief shall be employed by the City as either an at-will or contract employee as shall be determined from time to time by the Board of Aldermen. The Fire Chief shall receive such compensation and benefits as shall be determined by the Board of Aldermen and set forth in the annual budget as adopted by ordinance. The Fire Chief shall perform those duties, shall have those responsibilities and shall possess those qualifications as set forth in this Section.
B. 
General Job Duties. The Fire Chief shall be responsible to direct the activities of the municipal Fire Department and will be under the general supervision of the City Administrator.
C. 
Specific Job Duties. In carrying out his/her general duties, the Fire Chief shall be responsible for performing or overseeing the performance of the following specific duties:
1. 
Training and operations. Direct the training and operations of all full-time, part-time or volunteer firemen and with the approval of the City Administrator shall develop and implement a chain of command and job descriptions for the various positions within the Fire Department.
2. 
Administer laws. Administer all Federal or State laws, rules and regulations and all local ordinances, rules or policies pertaining to fire prevention and fire protection.
3. 
Recommend policies. Review, evaluate and recommend ordinances, rules and policies pertaining to fire prevention, fire control and fire fighting; oversee compliance with such ordinances, rules and policies; maintain current knowledge of new fire prevention, fire control and fire-fighting methods and techniques and, within budgetary limitations, implement such methods and techniques; conduct studies of the operations of the City Fire Department with a view of increasing its effectiveness.
4. 
Command. Assume personal command at multiple alarm fires and at any other fires or functions that the Chief deems appropriate.
5. 
Supervise firefighters. Supervise firefighters when engaged in training, operations and maintenance functions.
6. 
Mutual-aid. Coordinate mutual fire protection plans with surrounding municipalities.
7. 
Budget. Survey buildings and grounds, equipment and personnel to determine needs of the City relating to fire prevention, protection and fighting and recommend operational and capital budgets to the City Administrator.
8. 
Public relations and education. Assume responsibility for maintaining good relationships between the City Fire Department and citizens, commercial enterprises and non-profit and community groups; oversee implementation and conduct of public relation and educational campaigns and efforts involving the responsibilities of the Fire Department; and confer with appropriate public official relating to changes and laws, rules, regulations or policies that, in the judgment of the Fire Chief, will advance the cause of fire prevention, fire control or fire fighting.
9. 
Investigations. Maintain knowledge as the causes of fire and techniques to investigate such causes; and within the scope of the knowledge, skills, training and ability of the Chief, to investigate the probable causes of fires of unknown origins.
10. 
Occupancy permits. Recommend the issuance or non-issuance of occupancy permits to the City Building Inspector; and make studies and recommendations to the City Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Administrator with respect to all aspects of the operations of the Commission and the Planning and Zoning Department pertaining to fire prevention in the context of zoning and subdivision.
11. 
Other. In general, to perform such other duties relating to fire prevention, fire control or fire fighting as may be assigned from time to time by lawfully enacted ordinances, rules, regulations or by the City Administrator.
D. 
Qualifications. The Fire Chief must be physically and mentally able to perform all of the essential duties of the position of Fire Chief with or without reasonable accommodation. In addition, the person appointed as Fire Chief must:
1. 
Education. Have no less than a high school education or its equivalent.
2. 
Training. Have completed appropriate training in fire prevention, control, fire fighting and investigation or have acquired the knowledge necessary to perform the duties of Fire Chief by a combination of training and experience.
3. 
Language skills. Possess the ability to read and write the English language; to read and comprehend technical documents, rules, instructions and manuals; to write routine reports and correspondence; and to speak effectively before municipal, community and legislative bodies.
4. 
Accounting. Understand and formulate basic budgets and possess sufficient knowledge of accounting to implement and carry out budgeted appropriations.
5. 
Reasoning ability. Possess the ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form and to deal with and reach common sense decisions when faced with multiple variables or options.
6. 
Decision making. Possess the ability to make quick and rational decisions under emergency conditions, including those where the lives or well-being of persons or the protection of property is at stake.
E. 
Licenses And Certificates. Possess or obtain and maintain all licenses or certificates now or hereafter required by all Federal, State or local laws, rules, regulations or ordinances.

Section 105.112 Terms of Office of Appointed Officers.

[R.O. 2007 §105.200; Ord. No. 1284, 4-8-1993; Ord. No. 2650, 9-14-2006; Ord. No. 2655, 10-12-2006; Ord. No. 2659, 10-12-2006]
A. 
All appointed officers of the City of Bolivar, including the City Clerk (Section 105.040), City Treasurer (Section 105.070), City Attorney and his/her assistants (Sections 105.090 and 105.095), Chief of Police (Section 105.100), Municipal Judge (Section 125.020), shall serve the term of office established by the Sections of this Code relating to said positions or until their respective successor is duly appointed and qualified, unless such officer shall earlier die, resign or be removed from office as provided by this Code or the laws of the State of Missouri.
B. 
All prior provisions of the Bolivar Municipal Code which are in conflict with the provisions of this Section are repealed.

Section 105.114 Vacancies — How Filled.

If a vacancy occurs in any elective office, the Mayor or the person exercising the duties of the Mayor shall cause a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen to convene where a successor to the vacant office shall be selected by appointment by the Mayor with the advice and consent of a majority of the remaining members of the Board of Aldermen. If the vacancy is in the office of Mayor, nominations of a successor may be made by any member of the Board of Aldermen and selected with the consent of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen may adopt procedures to fill vacancies consistent with this Section. The successor shall serve until the next regular municipal election. If a vacancy occurs in any office not elective, the Mayor shall appoint a suitable person to discharge the duties of such office until the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen thereafter, at which time such vacancy shall be permanently filled.

Section 105.115 Other Employees.

[R.O. 2007 §105.115; Ord. No. 988 §6, 9-17-1987; Ord. No. 1280, 3-11-1993]
A. 
The Board of Aldermen shall in the annual City budget (including any amendments thereto) authorize such additional employees as deemed necessary or appropriate to the management and operation of the City and shall authorize the compensation to be paid to such employees.
B. 
All employees shall serve at will and may be disciplined or removed as provided by published personnel policies adopted by the Board of Aldermen by motion or resolution, as such policies may now be in effect and/or as they may hereafter be amended from time to time.

Section 105.116 Standing and Special Committees of The Board of Aldermen.

[R.O. 2007 §105.116; Ord. No. 1293, 5-13-1993; Ord. No. 1559, 8-8-1996; Ord. No. 2295, 4-11-2002; Ord. No. 2552, 5-12-2005; Ord. No. 2925 §I, 4-8-2010]
A. 
The following standing committee of the Board of Aldermen is hereby created which shall be constituted and which shall have those powers hereinafter set forth:
1. 
Personnel Committee, which shall have jurisdiction over all employees of the City relating to the creation or abolition of employee positions; hiring, firing and discipline of employees not subject to being hired, fired or disciplined by the City Administrator as may otherwise be provided in this Code or by the laws of the State of Missouri, provided that the City Administrator may confer with the Personnel Committee before taking action to hire, fire or discipline a prospective or current employee; the creation and amendment of job descriptions for all employees of the City; and the creation and amendment of policies and procedures governing employees of the City.
2. 
The Personnel Committee shall consist of four (4) members of the Board of Aldermen plus the Mayor. The four (4) members of the Board of Aldermen shall be those Aldermen who are serving the second (2nd) year of their two (2) year term, including Aldermen who may have been appointed to fill a vacancy created by the death, resignation or removal from office of a duly elected Alderman. Each Alderman constituting the Personnel Committee shall assume the position of committee member as of the first (1st) regular or special meeting of the Board of Aldermen following the annual municipal election at which the election authority for Polk County, Missouri, has filed with the City Clerk a certificate of election (or in case of appointment, then upon the Alderman qualifying for office) and shall serve until the first (1st) regular or special meeting after the next annual election at which the election authority for Polk County, Missouri, has filed with the City Clerk a certificate of election, or until the committee member's successor is duly elected and qualified.
3. 
The Personnel Committee shall elect a Chairman at its first (1st) meeting following the annual municipal election. The Chairman shall be a member of the Committee. The Chairman shall preside over all meetings of the Personnel Committee and shall sign on behalf of the Committee any written instruments that it may authorize to be issued. In the absence of the Chairman, the Committee shall elect a temporary Chairman to preside over a meeting. The City Clerk shall take and transcribe minutes of each meeting of the Committee, and in the absence of the City Clerk the Deputy Clerk shall perform such duties.
4. 
The Personnel Committee may establish by motion a regular date and time for meetings or may establish a meeting date and time at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Aldermen at which a majority of the committee members are present. The Committee shall also meet upon written call by the Mayor, the Chairman or any two (2) Committee members. Notice of a special meeting together with a written agenda for the meeting shall be personally delivered at least twenty-four (24) hours before the meeting or mailed at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting. A majority of the members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum. The Mayor may vote on any matter coming before the Committee but shall not be obligated to do so except in the case of a tie vote. The Personnel Committee shall be subject to all of the requirements of the Missouri "Sunshine Law" as set forth in Chapter 610 of the Missouri Revised Statutes as now in effect or as such law may hereafter be amended from time to time. Attendance at an adjourned or special meeting of the Personnel Committee without objection to proper notice shall constitute a waiver of inadequacy of notice. A majority vote of the Committee shall constitute an affirmative recommendation to the full Board of Aldermen that the issue or proposition be approved. A tie vote shall send the issue or proposition to the Board of Aldermen without a recommendation. A minority vote on an issue or proposition shall constitute a negative recommendation for approval by the full Board of Aldermen.
B. 
Special committees of the Board of Aldermen may be authorized by motion or resolution of the Board or by order of the Mayor. Any such motion, resolution or order shall describe the duties and function of the special committee. No special committee shall be authorized unless the purpose or purposes for which the committee is created is specified in the authorizing motion, resolution or order. Each special committee shall consist of at least one (1) representative from each of the four (4) wards of the City and the Mayor. If a special committee is authorized by motion or resolution of the Board of Aldermen, the members of the committee other than the Mayor shall be elected by the Board. If the special committee is created by order of the Mayor, the Mayor shall appoint the committee members.
1. 
Each special committee shall organize by the election of a Chairman who is also a member of the committee, and a Secretary who may but need not be a member of the committee. The Chairman shall preside over all meetings of the special committee and shall sign on behalf of the committee any written instruments that it may authorize to be issued. In the absence of the Chairman, the committee shall elect a temporary Chairman to preside over a meeting. The Secretary shall take and transcribe minutes of each meeting of the committee, and in the absence of the elected Secretary the committee shall elect a temporary Secretary to perform such duties.
2. 
Each committee may establish by motion a regular date and time for meetings or may establish a meeting date and time at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Aldermen at which a majority of the committee members are present. The committee shall also meet upon written call by the Mayor, the Chairman or any two (2) committee members. Notice of a special meeting together with a written agenda for the meeting shall be personally delivered at least twenty-four (24) hours before the meeting or mailed at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting. A majority of the members of each special committee shall constitute a quorum. The Mayor may vote on any matter coming before the committee but shall not be obligated to do so except in the case of a tie vote. Each special committee shall be subject to all of the requirements of the Missouri "Sunshine Law" as set forth in Chapter 610 of the Missouri Revised Statutes as now in effect or as such law may hereafter be amended from time to time. Attendance at an adjourned or special meeting of a special committee without objection to proper notice shall constitute a waiver of inadequacy of notice. A majority vote of the committee shall constitute an affirmative recommendation to the full Board of Aldermen that the issue or proposition be approved. A tie vote shall send the issue or proposition to the Board of Aldermen without a recommendation. A minority vote on an issue or proposition shall constitute a negative recommendation for approval by the full Board of Aldermen.

Section 105.120 Suspension and Removal of Officers.

[R.O. 2007 §105.130; Ord. No. 91, 3-17-1896]
A. 
The Mayor may, with the consent of a majority of all the members elected on the Board of Aldermen, remove from office, for cause shown, any elective officer of the City, such officer being first given opportunity, together with his/her witnesses, to be heard before the Board of Aldermen sitting as a Board of Impeachment. Any elective officer, including the Mayor, may in like manner, for cause shown, be removed from office by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation. The Mayor may, with the consent of all members elected to the Board of Aldermen, remove from office any appointive officer of the City at will and such appointive officer may be so removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation.
B. 
The Mayor or any member of the Board of Aldermen may, at any meeting of the Board of Aldermen, prefer charges in writing against any elective officer of the City. Upon such charges being preferred, a day shall be set for the hearing of same and notice of such charges shall be served upon each elective officer at least five (5) days before the day set for hearing of same, such service to be delivering to such officer a written notice of such charges or in case he/she is absent from the City or cannot be found, then by having a copy of such charges at his/her last known place of business with the person in charge thereof or at his/her residence with some member of the family over the age of fifteen (15) years.
C. 
During the pendency of such charges, such officer may be temporarily suspended from office in the same manner as provided in the preceding paragraph and notice in writing of such temporary suspension shall be at once given to such officer and during such suspension, such officer shall have no right to perform any of the duties relating to the office to which he/she was elected.
D. 
The Mayor may, with the consent of a majority of the Board of Aldermen, appoint some suitable person, qualified under the ordinances of this City, to hold the office temporarily and perform the duties hereof while charges are pending against any City Officer and in case of his/her removal until his/her successor is elected.
E. 
At the time set for hearing, the Board of Aldermen shall meet and hear such evidence as may be offered in support of the charges and shall also hear such evidence as the accused may offer and may adjourn said hearing from time to time or to some future date.
F. 
After the evidence has all been offered, a vote shall be taken upon the question, "Shall the officer be removed?", the Clerk shall call the roll, calling the Mayor to vote first (1st) and shall then call the roll of the Board of Aldermen and shall record the vote and announce the result. If the Mayor, together with a majority of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, vote for the removal or if two-thirds (2/3) of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, independent of the Mayor, vote for such removal, then an order shall be entered on record removing such officer and declaring his/her office vacant and an officer elected as provided by law.

Section 105.130 Bond of City Officers.

[R.O. 2007 §105.140; Ord. No. 94 §1, 1-9-1903]
Any company authorized under the laws of the State of Missouri to do business in Missouri for the purpose of transacting the business of becoming surety on the bonds or obligations of persons or corporations or of insuring the fidelity of persons holding places of public or private trust and which has complied with all the requirements of the law regulating the admission of such companies to transact business in the State of Missouri may become and be accepted as surety upon any bond required under the ordinances of the City of Bolivar or on any recognizance or other writing obligatory of any person or corporation in or concerning any matter in which the giving of a bond or other obligation is authorized, required or permitted by the ordinances of the City of Bolivar.

Section 105.140 Health Insurance and Benefits For Elected Officials.

[R.O. 2007 §105.170; Ord. No. 2683, 1-11-2007]
A. 
The City of Bolivar shall not provide, from any City fund, for the payment of premiums or for reimbursement for deductibles and co-payments on any health insurance or health benefit plan offered through the City on behalf of any elected officer or elected official of the City or to any officer or official of the City who has been appointed for any reason during a term for which such person's position is an elected position as required by the Bolivar Municipal Code. This Section also applies to the family of any such officer or official as identified herein.
B. 
Any elected officer or elected official of the City or any officer or official of the City who has been appointed for any reason during a term for which such person's position is an elected position as required by the Bolivar Municipal Code may elect to be covered by any health insurance or health benefit plan offered through the City if such officer or official otherwise qualifies for such insurance and such officer or official may acquire group health insurance as offered to employees of the City if the elected official or officer otherwise qualifies for such employee group insurance coverage; however, any such officer or official shall at all times be solely responsible for payment of all premiums, deductibles and co-payments associated with any health insurance or health benefit plan. This Subsection also applies to the family of any such officer or official as identified herein.
C. 
The provisions of this Section shall be applicable to all officers and officials in elected positions for the City of Bolivar with the respective new terms of each such elected position beginning after January 11, 2007. This Subsection also applies to the family of any such officer or official as identified herein.