City of Owensville, MO
Gasconade County
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Section 105.010 Qualifications of Aldermen.

[Ord. No. 1235 § 1, 1-3-2017]
No person shall be an Alderman unless he/she be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant and resident of the City for one (1) year next preceding his/her election, and a resident, at the time he/she files and during the time he/she serves, of the ward from which he/she is elected.

Section 105.020 Regular Meetings.

[R.O. 2010 §105.020; CC 1970 C5 A3 §2; CC 1975 §115.07; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 301 §§1 — 2, 3-20-1989; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 352 §1, 3-18-1991; Ord. No. 623 §1, 4-19-1999]
The regular meetings of the Board of Aldermen shall be held at such place or places as the Board may from time to time designate on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Mondays of each month unless the first (1st) and/or third (3rd) Monday is a State holiday, in which case, the meeting shall be held on the next business day at 7:00 P.M. Regular meetings may be cancelled or adjourned at such time as the Board may direct.

Section 105.030 Special Meetings.

[R.O. 2010 §105.030; CC 1970 C5 A3 §3; CC 1975 §115.09]
Special meetings of the Board of Aldermen may be called by the Mayor or any two (2) Aldermen by notice thereof, in writing, stating therein the time and place of such meeting and the business to be transacted, which notice shall be delivered to each member of the Board or left at their usual place of residence. Such notice shall be served by the City Marshal or in case of his/her inability to serve the same then by some person over the age of twenty-one (21) years appointed by the Mayor or two (2) members of the Board of Aldermen, or by signing receipt of notice of meeting.

Section 105.040 Presiding Officer.

[R.O. 2010 §105.040; CC 1970 C5 A4 §2; CC 1975 §115.11]
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. He/she shall exercise a general supervision over all the officers and affairs of the City, and shall take care that the ordinances of the City, and State laws relating to said City are complied with, and the Mayor shall be ex-officio member of all committees of the Board of Aldermen.

Section 105.050 Board To Select An Acting President, Term.

[R.O. 2010 §105.050]
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 105.060 Journal of Proceedings.

[R.O. 2010 §105.060; CC 1970 C5 A3 §5; CC 1975 §115.15]
The Board of Aldermen shall cause to be kept a journal of its proceedings, and the "ayes" and "nays" shall be entered on any question at the request of any two (2) members.

Section 105.070 Compensation.

[R.O. 2010 §105.070; CC 1975 §115.33; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 42 §1, 3-3-1975; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 118 §1, 3-3-1980; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 266 §1, 4-4-1988; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 326 §1, 12-4-1989; Ord. No. 749 §1, 2-3-2003; Ord. No. 1051 §1, 4-5-2010]
Each Alderman shall receive as compensation for his/her services a sum as set from time to time by ordinance, payable out of the General Revenue Fund. The monthly compensation to be paid to each Alderman shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00) per month.

Section 105.080 Ordinances — Procedure To Enact.

The style of the ordinances of the City shall be: "Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Owensville, as follows:" No ordinance shall be passed except by bill, and no bill shall become an ordinance unless on its final passage a majority of the members elected to the Board of Aldermen shall vote for it, and the "ayes" and "nays" be entered on the journal. Every proposed ordinance shall be introduced to the Board of Aldermen in writing and shall be read by title or in full two (2) times prior to passage, both readings may occur at a single meeting of the Board of Aldermen. If the proposed ordinance is read by title only, copies of the proposed ordinance shall be made available for public inspection prior to the time the bill is under consideration by the Board of Aldermen. No bill shall become an ordinance until it shall have been signed by the Mayor, or person exercising the duties of the Mayor's office, or shall have been passed over the Mayor's veto as herein provided.

Section 105.090 Mayor's Approval or Veto of Bills.

[R.O. 2010 §105.090; CC 1970 C22 §3; CC 1975 §115.43]
The Mayor shall have power to sign or veto any ordinance passed by the Board of Aldermen; provided that should he/she neglect or refuse to sign any ordinance and return the same with his/her objections, in writing, at the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen, the same shall become a law without his/her signature.

Section 105.100 Overriding Mayor's Veto.

[R.O. 2010 §105.100; CC 1970 C22 §3; CC 1975 §115.45]
Every bill presented as aforesaid, but returned with the Mayor's objections thereto, shall stand reconsidered. The Board of Aldermen shall cause the objections of the Mayor to be entered at large upon the journal, and proceed at its convenience to consider the question pending, which shall be in this form, "Shall the bill pass, the objections of the Mayor thereto notwithstanding?" The vote on this question, shall be taken by "ayes" and "nays" and the names entered upon the journal, and if two-thirds (2/3) of all the members elect shall vote in the affirmative, the City Clerk shall certify the fact on the roll, and the bill thus certified shall be deposited with the proper officer, and shall become an ordinance in the same manner and in like effect as if it had received the approval of the Mayor.

Section 105.110 Qualifications.

[R.O. 2010 §105.110; CC 1970 C5 A4 §1; CC 1975 §117.03]
No person shall be Mayor unless he/she be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City of Owensville at the time of and at least one (1) year next preceding his/her election.

Section 105.120 Duty To Sign Commissions, Bonds, Drafts, Etc.

[R.O. 2010 §105.120; CC 1970 C5 A4 §3; CC 1975 §117.21]
The Mayor shall sign the commissions and appointments of all City Officers elected or appointed in the City, and shall approve all official bonds unless otherwise prescribed by ordinance.

Section 105.130 Duty To Enforce Laws.

[R.O. 2010 §105.130; CC 1970 C5 A4 §5; CC 1975 §117.23]
The Mayor shall be active and vigilant in enforcing all laws and ordinances for the government of the City, and he/she shall cause all subordinate officers to be dealt with promptly for any neglect or violation of duty; and he/she is hereby authorized to call on every male inhabitant of the City over eighteen (18) years of age and under fifty (50), to aid in enforcing the laws.

Section 105.140 Power To Remit Fines — Grant Reprieves — Pardons.

[R.O. 2010 §105.140; CC 1970 C5 A4 §6; CC 1975 §117.25]
The Mayor shall have the power to remit fines and forfeiture, and to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses arising under the ordinances of the City; but this Section shall not be so construed as to authorize the Mayor to remit any costs which may have accrued to any Officer of said City by reason of any prosecution under any of the laws or ordinances of such City.

Section 105.150 Vacancies in Certain Offices — 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 105.160 Compensation.

[R.O. 2010 §105.160; CC 1975 §117.33; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 43 §1, 3-14-1975; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 119 §1, 3-3-1980; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 267 §1, 4-4-1988; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 325 §1, 12-4-1989; Ord. No. 748 §1, 2-3-2003; Ord. No. 1052 §1, 4-5-2010]
The Mayor shall receive as compensation for his/her services the sum of two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00) per month, payable out of the General Revenue Fund.