Article I Generally
Article II Rules of Procedure
[CC 1988 §2-16; Ord. No. 267 §§2 — 3, 1-20-1958; Ord. No. 711 §§1 — 2, 6-4-1973]
Regular. The Board of Aldermen of the City shall hold a regular meeting on the first (1st) Monday of each month at the City Hall at 7:00 p.m. Adjourned meetings may be held for the purpose of completing unfinished business of any meeting at such time as may be determined by the Board. Should the first Monday of any month fall on a legal holiday, the regular meeting of the Board shall be held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday of that month.
[Ord. No. 2990 §1, 2-1-2016]
Special. Special meetings may be called from time to time to be held in the City Hall at the time designated in the notice thereof; such special meetings may be called by the Mayor or by any five (5) Aldermen. Written notice of the special meeting shall be given in person or by mail. If given in person, it shall be given at least twenty-four (24) hours before the time set for the meeting. If notice is by mail, it shall be deposited in the United States mail at least thirty-six (36) hours before the time set for the meeting.
[CC 1988 §2-17; Ord. No. 4, 4-19-1948; Ord. No. 1397 §1, 3-21-1989; Ord. No. 1417 §1, 8-7-1989]
Style. The style of the ordinances of the City shall be: "Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Ann, 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.
Reading Bills. 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 before passage. Each bill may be read by title only, provided that copies of the proposed ordinance are made available for public inspection prior to the time the bill is under consideration by the Board of Aldermen and copies are available for distribution at the meeting at which the bill is read. A bill shall be read in full if so directed upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the members present.
Second Reading, Final Passage. No bill shall be read a second (2nd) time at the same meeting at which it is introduced, unless the motion for second (2nd) reading is approved by a favorable vote of all of the members present. After a bill has been read a second (2nd) time, it may be placed upon its final passage at that meeting or at any subsequent meeting.
Action By Mayor. When a bill is passed by the Board of Aldermen with the required vote for passage, it shall be signed by the Mayor and show the date of passage, and either be approved by the Mayor and/or returned with his/her objection by the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen and reconsidered by the Board of Aldermen. If the Mayor fails to approve or veto any ordinance, same shall become a law without his/her signature.
[CC 1988 §2-18; Ord. No. 40, 1-10-1949]
No person shall be elected Mayor unless he/she is at least twenty-five (25) years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City at the time of and for at least one (1) year next preceding his/her election.
[CC 1988 §2-18.1; Ord. No. 1439 §§1 — 2, 12-4-1989]
[CC 1988 §2-19; Ord. No. 40, 1-10-1949; Ord. No. 2112 §1, 12-6-1999]
Two (2) Aldermen shall be elected from each of these Wards by the qualified voters thereof. Each Ward shall elect annually one (1) Alderman, who shall hold his/her office for two (2) years.
No person shall be an Alderman unless he or she is at least twenty-one (21) years of age, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant and resident of the City for one (1) year next preceding his or her election, and a resident, at the time he or she files and during the time he or she serves, of the Ward from which he or she is elected.
[CC 1988 §2-36; Ord. No. 9 §2, 4-26-1948; Ord. No. 707 §2, 6-4-1973]
At the hour appointed, the Mayor, or in his/her absence the Acting President of the Board of Aldermen, shall call the meeting of the Board to order, and the Clerk shall call the roll of members and announce whether or not a quorum is present. A majority of the Aldermen shall constitute a quorum. If a quorum is not present, a smaller number may lawfully adjourn the meeting from day to day until a quorum is present.
[CC 1988 §2-38; Ord. No. 9 §4, 4-26-1948]
All committees shall be appointed by the Mayor.
[CC 1988 §2-39; Ord. No. 9 §5, 4-26-1948]
The Mayor shall not vote on any bill, motion or other matter acted upon by the Board of Aldermen except in case of a tie.
[CC 1988 §2-40; Ord. No. 9 §6, 4-26-1948]
Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of the Board of Aldermen, except when otherwise provided by ordinance, and any question arising thereunder shall be decided by the Mayor, subject to appeal to the Board by any member.