There shall be a Municipal Court which shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine all cases arising under this Charter and Ordinances of the City and to assess punishment as provided by Ordinance. The proceedings of the said Court shall be conducted in accordance with the "Missouri Rules of Practice & Procedure in Municipal & Traffic Courts" as promulgated by the Supreme Court of Missouri. The Municipal Court may punish contempt of Court by fines or imprisonment, or both.
[Ord. No. 4457-16 §1, 1-20-2016 passed in election of 4-5-2016]
The Municipal Court shall be presided over by one (1) or more Municipal Judges appointed and subject to removal as provided by Ordinance. A Municipal Judge shall be a licensed member of the Missouri Bar and be in active legal practice for at least five (5) years prior to appointment. Compensation shall be as provided by Ordinance.
The Chief of Police and his subordinates shall serve as Marshal and Deputy Marshals of the Municipal Court and shall enforce the Court's orders, judgments and decrees.