City of Republic, MO
Greene County
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Editor's Note — At the discretion of the editor, ch. 115 has been renumbered. Due to a change in government, this chapter has been reorganized. The changes were set out in ord. no. 07-28. The entire chapter derived from the 2002 Codification. Additionally, sections 115.170 "meetings generally" and 115.180 "special meetings" derived from CC 1999 §2-13, 2-15; R.O. 1916 §114.
[Ord. No. 07-28 §1, 6-11-2007]
The City Council shall semi-annually each year, at times to be set by the City Council, make out and spread upon their records a full and detailed account and statement of the receipts and expenditures and indebtedness of the City for the half year ending with the last day of the month immediately preceding the date of such report, which account and statement shall be published in some newspaper in the City.
[Ord. No. 07-28 §1, 6-11-2007]
In the event the financial statement of the City is not published as required by Section 115.010, the Treasurer of the City shall not pay out any money of the City on any warrant or order of the City Council after the end of the month in which such financial statement should have been published until such time as such financial statement is published. Any Treasurer violating the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation.
[Ord. No. 07-28 §1, 6-11-2007]
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.
[Ord. No. 07-68 §1, 10-22-2007]
Section 3.11 of the City Charter provides for two (2) readings of an ordinance before final passage except for emergency ordinances. The vote on final passage is the vote that takes place after the second (2nd) reading of the ordinance or after the reading of an emergency ordinance.
An ordinance is introduced by filing a Council bill with the City Clerk setting forth the language of the ordinance to be considered.
Generally, a Council bill is to be filed before the agenda of the meeting at which the bill is to be considered is posted so that consideration of the Council bill can be set forth on the agenda unless unusual or unforeseen circumstances prevent the filing of the Council bill before the posting of the agenda. In that case, the Council bill should be filed as soon as possible with a written explanation as to the unusual or unforeseen circumstances.
The call for the reading of an ordinance is by motion and second with approval of a majority of the Council. Upon approval of the call for the reading, the City Clerk may read the ordinance by title. After the reading of the bill, discussion may follow and such motions or actions may be made or taken as are deemed appropriate and within the established rules of the Council. There shall, however, be no need for a motion to approve the reading of an ordinance after the City Clerk reads the ordinance.
Upon the close of discussion after the first (1st) reading of the ordinance, the matter shall be placed on the next agenda for second (2nd) reading unless otherwise directed by the Mayor or by a majority vote of the Council. An ordinance may be considered for emergency passage after the first (1st) reading, upon a motion and second seeking declaration of an emergency and approval by a majority vote of Council. The ordinance may then be considered for final passage pursuant to the requirements set forth in the Charter for emergency passage. If the motion for emergency consideration or if the ordinance itself fails to receive the required number of votes for emergency passage, then the ordinance shall be treated as a first (1st) reading ordinance for further consideration by Council.
Upon the dose of discussion after the second (2nd) reading of an ordinance or after declaration of an emergency, a motion and second to approve final passage of the ordinance shall be in order. Prior to the vote on the motion for final passage, such further discussion or action as may be deemed in order under Council rules may be allowed. Upon the close of discussion, the final passage of the ordinance shall require a majority vote of the entire Council or, in the case of an emergency ordinance, a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the entire Council shall be required for final passage. If a higher number of votes is required for a particular issue by Charter, ordinance or State law, then that number of votes shall be required for final passage of the ordinance.
[CC 1999 §2-2; R.O. 1916 §1; Ord. No. 07-28 §1, 6-11-2007]
It shall be the duty of each member of the City Council to be present at each meeting of the Council unless leave of absence is granted, or such member is sick and unable to attend.
[CC 1999 §2-4; R.O. 1916 §3; Ord. No. 07-28 §1, 6-11-2007]
Upon a call of the City Council, the names of the members shall be called over alphabetically, the absentees noted and those who do not appear may be sent for by a special messenger on the written order of the Mayor.
[CC 1999 §2-23; R.O. 1916 §59; Ord. No. 07-28 §1, 6-11-2007]
In all proceedings of whatever nature provided for by this Code or other ordinance and regulated by law, Robert's Rules of Order shall be the guide and rule.