[CC 1979 §2-216; Ord. No. 91-575 §2, 8-19-1991; Ord. No. 04-1530 §1, 8-16-2004; Ord. No. 06-1698 §1, 8-21-2006]
The proper operation of municipal government requires that public officials and employees be independent, impartial and responsible to the people; that government decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the government structure; that public office not be used for personal gain; that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government. In recognition of these goals, there is hereby established a procedure for disclosure by certain officials and employees of private financial or other interests in matters affecting the City.
[CC 1979 §2-217; Ord. No. 91-575 §2, 8-19-1991; Ord. No. 04-1530 §1, 8-16-2004; Ord. No. 06-1698 §1, 8-21-2006]
All elected officials, appointed officials and employees of the City shall comply, in all respects, with the applicable provisions of Sections 105.452 and 105.454 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri as such may, from time to time, be amended. In addition, the Mayor or any member of the Board of Aldermen who has a substantial personal or private interest, as defined in Chapter 105 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, in any measure, bill, order or ordinance shall disclose on the records of the Board of Aldermen the nature of his/her interest and shall disqualify himself/herself from voting on any matters relating to this interest.
[CC 1979 §2-218; Ord. No. 91-575 §2, 8-19-1991; Ord. No. 04-1530 §1, 8-16-2004; Ord. No. 06-1698 §1, 8-21-2006]
Each official, officer or employee or candidate for office of the City and the City Administrator shall disclose in writing the following information by May first (1st) of each year if any such transactions were engaged in during the previous calendar year:
For such person, and all persons within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity of such person, the date and identities of the parties to each transaction with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that such person had with the City, other than compensation received as an employee or payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the City, and other than transfers for no consideration to the City; and
The date and the identities of the parties to each transaction known to the person with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that any business entity in which such person had a substantial interest, had with the City, other than payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the City or transactions involving payment for providing utility service to the City, and other than transfers for no consideration to the City.
The City Administrator shall further disclose in writing by May first (1st) each year for the previous calendar year the following information:
The name and address of each of the employers of such person from whom income of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more was received during the year covered by the statements;
The name and address of each sole proprietorship that he/she owned; the name, address and the general nature of the business conducted of each general partnership and joint venture in which he/she was a partner or participant; the name and address of each partner or co-participant for each partnership or joint venture unless such names and addresses are filed by the partnership or joint venture with the Secretary of State of the State of Missouri; the name, address and general nature of the business conducted by any closely held corporation or limited partnership in which the person owned ten percent (10%) or more of any class of the outstanding stock or limited partnership units; and the names of any publicly traded corporation or limited partnership that is listed on a regulated stock exchange or automated quotation system in which the person owned two percent (2%) or more of any class of outstanding stock, limited partnership units or other equity interest;
The name and address of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of a director, officer or receiver.
[CC 1979 §2-219; Ord. No. 91-575 §2, 8-19-1991; Ord. No. 04-1530 §1, 8-16-2004; Ord. No. 06-1698 §1, 8-21-2006]
The reports, in a format which shall be on file in the City offices, shall be filed with the City Administrator and with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The reports shall be available at the City of Manchester City Hall for public inspection and copying during normal business.
[CC 1979 §2-220; Ord. No. 91-575 §2, 8-19-1991; Ord. No. 04-1530 §1, 8-16-2004; Ord. No. 06-1698 §1, 8-21-2006]
The financial interest statements shall be filed at the following times, but no person is required to file more than one (1) financial interest statement in any calendar year.
Each candidate for elective office who is required to file a personal financial disclosure statement shall file a financial interest statement no later than fourteen (14) days after the close of filing at which the candidate seeks nomination or election, and the statement shall be for the twelve (12) months prior to the closing date, except that in the event an individual does not become a candidate until after the date of certification for candidates, the statement shall be filed within fourteen (14) days of the individual's nomination by caucus. The appropriate election authority shall provide to the candidate at the time of filing for election written notice of the candidate's obligation to file pursuant to Sections 105.483 to 105.492, RSMo., and the candidate shall sign a statement acknowledging receipt of such notice.
Each person appointed to office and each official or employee described in Section 105.483, RSMo., who is not otherwise covered in this Subsection shall file the statement within thirty (30) days of such appointment or employment.
Every other person required to file a financial interest statement shall file the statement annually not later than May first (1st) of each year, and the statement shall cover the calendar year ending immediately preceding December thirty-first (31st); provided, that any member of the Board of Aldermen may supplement the financial interest statement to report additional interests acquired after December thirty-first (31st) of the covered year until the date of filing of the financial interest statement.
[CC 1979 §2-221; Ord. No. 91-575 §2, 8-19-1991; Ord. No. 04-1530 §1, 8-16-2004; Ord. No. 06-1698 §1, 8-21-2006]
All terms used herein shall be defined, if applicable, by the laws of the State of Missouri therefore provided.
[CC 1979 §2-222; Ord. No. 91-575 §2, 8-19-1991; Ord. No. 04-1530, 8-16-2004; Ord. No. 06-1698 §1, 8-21-2006]
Any person who knowingly violates any provisions of this Chapter shall, upon conviction therefore, be punished in the manner provided by Section 105.492 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri as such may, from time to time, be amended.