City of Bonne Terre, MO
St. Francois County
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Section 105.010 Conformance of City Elections With State Law.

[Ord. No. 2007-31 §4, 12-11-2007]
Elections Governed By State Law. Elections in the City of Bonne Terre shall be governed by the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo., as the same now exist or hereafter amended, except as may now or hereafter be provided by ordinance not inconsistent with the Missouri State Statutes.

Section 105.015 General Elections.

[Ord. No. 2007-31 §2, 12-11-2007]
The general election for elective officers for the City of Bonne Terre shall be held on municipal election days every year as set by Section 115.121(3), RSMo.

Section 105.017 Special Elections.

[Ord. No. 2007-31 §3, 12-11-2007]
Special elections shall be called by ordinance adopted by the City Council as provided by law.

Section 105.020 Date of Municipal Election.

[Ord. No. 2007-16 §3, 8-14-2007]
A. 
General. A municipal election for the qualified voters of this City shall be held on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of each year.
B. 
Mayor. On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of 2008, and every four (4) years thereafter, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Bonne Terre 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. 
Election Of Councilpersons. One (1) Councilperson shall be elected from each of such four (4) wards by the qualified voters thereof at the first (1st) election for Councilpersons held in the City. At the first (1st) election held on the 8th day of April, 2008, the Councilpersons elected from the odd-numbered wards shall be elected for a term of one (1) year and the Councilpersons elected from the even-numbered wards shall be elected for a term of two (2) years. At each annual election held thereafter, successors for Councilpersons whose terms expire in each year shall be elected for a term of two (2) years.

Section 105.025 Filing for Election.

[Ord. No. 2007-31 §8, 12-11-2007]
A. 
Any person who desires to become a candidate at any City election, for any elective office, shall file with the City Clerk not sooner than 8:00 A.M. on the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to the election and not later than 5:00 P.M. on the eleventh (11th) Tuesday prior to the election written declaration of his/her intent to become a candidate at the election. The form of serving declaration shall be substantially as follows:
To the City Clerk of the City of Bonne Terre:
I, the undersigned, having all the legal qualifications required by the Missouri State Statutes and by the City ordinances, hereby notify you in writing that I am and shall be a candidate for the upcoming municipal election for the office of __________ and request you to place my name on the official ballots as a candidate at the said election for the aforesaid office.
B. 
The City Clerk shall, before the seventeenth (17th) Tuesday prior to any election in which offices are to be filed, 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 publication published in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation in the City of Bonne Terre, Missouri.

Section 105.027 Filing Fee.

[CC 2001 §1.20.010; Ord. No. 1.26 §§1 — 2, 5-18-1995]
A. 
All candidates for municipal elective office must pay a filing fee in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) at the time of declaration of candidacy. The City Clerk shall not accept the declaration of candidacy without the fee payment.
B. 
All fees paid pursuant to this Section shall be directed to the City Treasurer for deposit into the City's general revenue account and a receipt so issued to the payor. The filing fee shall not be refundable.

Section 105.030 Candidates for Municipal Office — No Arrearage for Municipal Taxes or User Fees Permitted. [1]

No person shall be a candidate for municipal office unless such person complies with the provisions of Section 115.346, RSMo., regarding payment of municipal taxes or user fees.
[1]
Editor's Note — As to arrearage or delinquency in all taxes, see §115.342, RSMo.

Section 105.040 Declaration of Candidacy — Notice to Public.

The City Clerk shall, on or before the sixteenth (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 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 City Council 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 105.060 Tie Votes.

[Ord. No. 2007-31 §5, 12-11-2007]
Whenever there is a tie vote in the election of any elected official, the matter shall be decided as provided in Section 115.517, RSMo.

Section 105.070 City Clerk to Issue Certification of Election.

[Ord. No. 2007-31 §6, 12-11-2007]
When the election authority shall have declared any person elected to any City office, the City Clerk shall at the next meeting of the City Council administer the oath of office to the person, who shall attest their oath with their signature. The original of the oath shall be delivered to such person so elected as a certificate of this election, attested by the City Seal.

Section 105.080 Bonds May Be Issued.

[Ord. No. 2007-31 §7, 12-11-2007]
The Mayor and City Council are hereby authorized to issue and negotiate bonds or other securities for any purpose authorized by and in compliance with the terms of Sections 77.160, 77.180 and 95.320 et seq., RSMo.

Section 105.090 Division of City Into Wards.

[CC 2001 §1.16.010; Ord. No. 2007-16 §2, 8-14-2007; Ord. No. 2007-19 §§2 — 4, 6, 9-11-2007]
A. 
The Council shall divide the City into four (4) Wards. The boundaries of the Wards shall be approved by the Council and may be changed by the Council, however, the population of the Wards shall be as equal as possible. The exact description of the boundaries of the Wards and the map thereof shall be kept by the City Clerk at the City Hall with the date of approval of the map, signature of the Mayor and attestation by the Clerk.
B. 
Establishment Of Ward Boundary Lines. The map of the City of Bonne Terre prepared by the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission filed with the City Clerk and reviewed by the City Council dated the 14th day of August, 2007, is hereby approved in which the ward lines are shown but not described.
C. 
The legal descriptions prepared by the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission filed with the City Clerk and reviewed by the City Council dated the 11th day of September, 2007, are hereby approved and accepted as follows:
1. 
First Ward shall be that part of the City of Bonne Terre, Missouri, described as follows:
Beginning at the intersection of Benham Street and North Division Street, thence in an easterly direction along the centerline of Benham Street to its intersection with the existing corporate limits of the City of Bonne Terre, thence following the existing corporate limits of the City of Bonne Terre in a northerly, westerly and southerly direction to their intersection with the centerline of Buchanan Street located on the western side of the City, thence following the centerline of Buchanan Street in an easterly direction to its intersection with the centerline of North Norwine Street, thence in a northerly direction with the centerline of North Norwine Street to its intersection with the centerline of Southpark Drive, thence in an easterly direction with the centerline of Southpark Drive to its intersection with the centerline of Buchanan Street, thence in an easterly direction along the centerline of Buchanan Street to its intersection with the centerline of North Division Street, thence in a southerly direction along the centerline of North Division Street to its intersection with the centerline of Benham Street being the point of beginning.
2. 
Second Ward shall be that part of the City of Bonne Terre, Missouri, described as follows:
Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of Buchanan Street with the centerline of North Division Street, thence in a southerly direction along the centerline of North Division and South Division Streets to their intersection with the centerline of Murrill Street, thence in a westerly direction along the centerline of Murrill Street to its intersection with the centerline of Francis Street, thence in a southwesterly direction along the centerline of Francis Street to its intersection with the centerline of Shepard Street, thence in a southeasterly direction along the centerline of Shepard Street to its intersection with the centerline of Francis Street, thence in a southwesterly direction along the centerline of Francis Street to its intersection with the centerline of Cole Street, thence in a southeasterly direction along the centerline of Cole Street to its intersection with the centerline of Hill Street, thence in a southwesterly direction along the centerline of Hill Street to its intersection with the centerline of Branch Street, thence in a southwesterly direction along the centerline of Branch Street to its intersection with the existing corporate limits of the City of Bonne Terre, thence in a westerly and northerly direction along the existing corporate limits of the City of Bonne Terre to their intersection with the centerline of Buchanan Street, thence in an easterly direction along the centerline of Buchanan Street to its intersection with the centerline of North Norwine Street, thence in a northerly direction along the centerline of North Norwine Street to its intersection with the centerline of Southpark Drive, thence in an easterly direction along the centerline of Southpark Drive to its intersection with the centerline of Buchanan Street, thence in an easterly direction along the centerline of Buchanan Street to its intersection with the centerline of North Division Street being the point of beginning.
3. 
Third Ward shall be that part of the City of Bonne Terre, Missouri, described as follows:
Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of Buchanan Street with the centerline of North Division Street, thence in a southerly direction along the centerline of North Division and South Division Streets to their intersection with the centerline of Murrill Street, thence in a westerly direction along the centerline of Murrill Street to its intersection with the centerline of Francis Street, thence in a southwesterly direction along the centerline of Francis Street to its intersection with the centerline of Shepard Street, thence in a southeasterly direction along the centerline of Shepard Street to its intersection with the centerline of Francis Street, thence in a southwesterly direction along the centerline of Francis Street to its intersection with the centerline of Cole Street, thence in a southeasterly direction along the centerline of Cole Street to its intersection with the centerline of Hill Street, thence in a southwesterly direction along the centerline of Hill Street to its intersection with the centerline of Branch Street, thence in a southwesterly direction along the centerline of Branch Street to its intersection with the existing corporate limits of the City of Bonne Terre, thence along the existing corporate limits of the City of Bonne Terre in an easterly direction to its intersection with the centerline of the Union Pacific Railroad formerly the Missouri Pacific Railroad, thence in a northerly direction along the centerline of the Union Pacific Railroad formerly the Missouri Pacific Railroad to its intersection with the centerline of Benham Street, thence in a westerly direction along the centerline of Benham Street to the centerline of North Division Street being the point of beginning.
4. 
Fourth Ward shall be that part of the City of Bonne Terre, Missouri, described as follows:
Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of the Union Pacific Railroad formerly the Missouri Pacific Railroad with the centerline of Benham Street, thence in an easterly direction along the centerline of Benham Street to its intersection with the existing corporate limits of the City of Bonne Terre, thence in an easterly, southerly and westerly direction along the existing corporate limits of the City of Bonne Terre to their intersection with the centerline of the Union Pacific Railroad formerly the Missouri Pacific Railroad, thence in a northerly direction along the centerline of the Union Pacific Railroad formerly the Missouri Pacific Railroad to its intersection with the centerline of Benham Street being the point of beginning. Excluding two (2) small parcels along Lake Street, currently not within the corporate boundaries of the City of Bonne Terre, but surrounded by the City of Bonne Terre.
D. 
The City map delineating and describing the wards of the City shall remain in the City Hall and be available for inspection during normal business hours.