St. Charles County, MO
 
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[Ord. No. 06-143 §1, 11-1-2006]
As set forth in the Charter of St. Charles County, the Governing Body of the County is the County Executive, as vested with all executive power of the County, and the County Council, as vested with all legislative power. The County Governing Body shall be the Governing Body of the Section Eight Housing Choice Voucher Program in St. Charles County.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §2, 11-1-2006]
Pursuant to Article Three, Section 3.100, the executive power of the County is vested in the County Executive and thus the County Executive shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Section Eight Housing Choice Voucher Program.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §3, 11-1-2006]
The Section Eight Housing Choice Voucher Program shall be known as the "St. Charles County Housing Assistance Program" and the office location for the program shall be known as the "St. Charles County Housing Assistance Center".
[Ord. No. 06-143 §4, 11-1-2006]
The Seal of the St. Charles County Housing Assistance Program shall be the Seal of the County of St. Charles.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §5, 11-1-2006]
The St. Charles County Housing Assistance Program shall utilize January 1 through December 31 of each year as its fiscal year.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §16, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 18-008 § 1, 1-29-2018]
The day-to-day operations of the Housing Assistance Program shall be administered by an entity, under the supervision of the County Executive, as contracted by separate ordinance. The County Executive shall be responsible for oversight of the contract through the Department of Community Development.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §6, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 10-104 §3, 11-5-2010]
Pursuant to Article Five, Section 5.102 et seq., the Governing Body of St. Charles County hereby establishes the Commission on Housing Assistance. The Commission shall serve as an advisory body to the County Executive with regard to matters of administration, operation and management of the Housing Assistance Program and thereby be a part of the decision-making process of the County.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §7, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 10-104 §3, 11-5-2010]
The term of the members of the Commission on Housing Assistance shall be for three (3) years. The initial term of two (2) members shall be November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2009. The initial term of two (2) additional members shall be November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2008 and the initial term of the remaining member shall be November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2007. All additional terms shall be for three (3) years. As set forth in Section 121.080(C), the tenant member of the Commission shall be a current resident of the County utilizing Section Eight vouchers through the Housing Assistance Program. Should the tenant member of the Standing Committee move from the County or cease participation in the Section Eight voucher program, that member shall cease to be a member of the Standing Committee and the Chair of the Commission shall immediately notify the County Executive of the necessity of appointing a new tenant member to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §8, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 10-104 §3, 11-5-2010]
A. 
The Commission shall consist of five (5) members who shall have qualifications in the following areas:
1. 
One (1) person shall have experience with property code requirements;
2. 
One (1) person shall be a current tenant assisted by the Section Eight Housing Choice Vouchers;
3. 
One (1) member shall be familiar with matters of public safety;
4. 
One (1) member shall be familiar with public health; and
5. 
One (1) member shall be a member at large.
B. 
The County Executive shall appoint the Chair.
C. 
The tenant member on the Commission on Housing Assistance shall at all times be directly assisted by the Housing Assistance Program. A tenant board member who ceases to be directly assisted by the Housing Assistance Program is no longer an "eligible tenant".
D. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (D), which provided that the County Director of Policy Research and Development would consult and assist the Commission, was repealed 1-29-2018 by Ord. No. 18-008 § 1.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §9, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 10-104 §3, 11-5-2010]
The appointment of the members of the Commission shall be made by the County Executive and approved by the Council within the time line for Council approval of County Executive appointments as set forth in Article II, Section 2.503 of the County Charter.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §10, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 10-104 §3, 11-5-2010]
The Administrative Assistant to the Department of Community Development shall serve as the Recording Secretary of the Commission. Official records of the Commission shall be lodged with the County Registrar.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §11, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 10-104 §3, 11-5-2010; Ord. No. 18-008 § 1, 1-29-2018]
The Commission on Housing Assistance shall meet as needed, such meetings to be known as the regular meeting of the Commission. Such regular meetings shall be held in a County facility. Notice of such meetings shall conform, at a minimum, to the requirements of the Missouri Open Meetings Act, Chapter 610, RSMo. Each regular meeting shall include, at a minimum, a public comment period.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §12, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 10-104 §3, 11-5-2010]
The Robert's Rules of Order are hereby adopted for business conducted before the Commission on Housing Assistance. Matters before the Saint Charles County Council are governed by Council Rules adopted July 25, 1995, as amended January 11, 2005, except as explicitly modified by ordinance.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §13, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 10-104 §3, 11-5-2010]
The Commission shall initially hear all comments, concerns or requests regarding the St. Charles County Housing Assistance Program and shall make a recommendation to the County Executive concerning the disposition or resolution of such comments, concerns or requests.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §14, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 10-104 §3, 11-5-2010; Ord. No. 18-008 § 1, 1-29-2018]
The Commission on Housing Assistance shall report on matters as necessary to the County Executive and Governing Body.
[Ord. No. 06-143 §15, 11-1-2006; Ord. No. 10-104 §3, 11-5-2010]
When the County Council meets to take up matters concerning the Housing Assistance Program, the tenant member of the Commission on Housing Assistance shall participate in matters concerning the Housing Assistance Program, including the right to participate in any necessary vote concerning the Housing Assistance Program.