[CC 2001 §135.010; Ord. No. 1093 §1, 8-13-1998; Ord. No. 1188 §1, 8-14-2003; Ord. No. 1249 §1, 8-11-2005; Ord. No. 1308 §1, 8-9-2007; Ord. No. 1358 §1, 8-13-2009; Ord. No. 1390 §1, 8-11-2011]
The proper operation of government requires that public officials and employees of public entities be independent, impartial and responsible to the people; that government decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the governmental structure; that public office not be used for personal gain; and that the public have confidence in the integrity of government. In recognition of these goals, there is hereby established this policy and a procedure for disclosure by certain officials and employees of private financial or other interests in matters affecting the City.
[CC 2001 §135.020; Ord. No. 1093 §1, 8-13-1998; Ord. No. 1188 §1, 8-14-2003; Ord. No. 1249 §1, 8-11-2005; Ord. No. 1308 §1, 8-9-2007; Ord. No. 1358 §1, 8-13-2009; Ord. No. 1390 §1, 8-11-2011]
All elected and appointed officials as well as employees of the City shall comply with Section 105.454, RSMo., regarding conflicts of interest as well as comply with any other State law governing official conduct.
Any member of the Board of Aldermen who has a substantial or private interest in any measure, bill, order or ordinance proposed or pending before the Board of Aldermen must disclose that interest to the City and such disclosure shall be recorded in the appropriate journal of the Board of Aldermen. "Substantial or private interest" is defined as ownership by the individual, his/her spouse, or his/her dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly of:
Ten percent (10%) or more of any business entity; or
An interest having a value of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more; or
The receipt of a salary, gratuity, or other compensation or remuneration of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more per year from any individual, partnership, organization, or association within any calendar year.
Disclosure Reports. In the event that any of the following transactions occurred in the previous year affecting any elected official, the City Administrator, the City Purchasing Officer (if different than the City Administrator), or candidate for any elective office, such elected or appointed officer or candidate shall disclose the following information by filing an appropriate financial interest statement:
For such person, and all persons within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity of such person, the date and the 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, other than compensation received as an employee or payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the City, and other than transfers for no consideration to the City.
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) (one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) after 1998), if any, that any business entity in which such person had a substantial interest, had with the City of Edmundson, other than payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the City of Edmundson or transactions involving payment for providing utility service to the City of Edmundson and other than transfers for no consideration to the City of Edmundson.
Financial Interest Statement. The Mayor, the City Administrator, the Chief Purchasing Officer (if different than the City Administrator) and candidates for the office of Mayor also shall disclose the following information for the previous calendar year by filing an appropriate financial interest statement:
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;
The name and address of each sole proprietorship that he/she owned; the name, address and the general nature of the business conducted of each general partnership and joint venture in which he/she was a partner or participant; the name and address of each partner or co-participant; the name and address of each partner or co-participant for each partnership or joint venture unless such names and addresses are filed by the partnership or joint venture with the Secretary of State; the name, address and general nature of the business conducted of any closely held corporation or limited partnership that is listed in a regulated stock exchange or automated quotation system in which the person owned two percent (2%) or more of any class of outstanding stock, limited partnership units or other equity interests;
The name and address of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of a director, officer or receiver.
Financial Interest Statement — Filing Of Reports.
The financial interest statements required by this Section 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:
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 interests acquired after December thirty-first (31st) of the covered year until the date of filing of the financial statement.
Each person appointed to office shall file the statement within thirty (30) days of such appointment or employment.
Candidates for elective office, if required to file a financial interest statement, shall file the statement within ten (10) days of becoming a candidate for elective office.
The financial interest statements shall be filed with the City Clerk and the Missouri Ethics Commission. The reports shall be available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours.