All officers elected or appointed to offices under the City Government shall be qualified voters under the laws and Constitution of the State and the ordinances of the City, except that appointed Police Officers, the City Attorney, the City Clerk and other employees having only ministerial duties need not be registered voters of the City. No person shall be elected or appointed to any office who shall, at the time, be in arrears for any unpaid City taxes or forfeiture or defalcation in office. All officers, except appointed Police Officers, the City Attorney, the City Clerk and other employees having only ministerial duties shall be residents of the City.
[CC §130.020; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954]
Every officer of this City and his assistants, and every Alderman, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation before some court of record in the County, or the City Clerk, that he possesses all the qualifications prescribed for his office by law, that he will support the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Missouri, the provisions of all laws of this State affecting Cities of this class, and the ordinances of this City, and faithfully demean himself while in office, which official oath or affirmation shall be filed with the City Clerk. Every officer of the corporation, when required by law or ordinance shall, within fifteen (15) days after his appointment or election, and before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office, give bond to the City in such sum and with such sureties as may be designated by ordinance, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duty, and that he will pay over all monies belonging to the City, as provided by law, that may come into his hands. If any person elected or appointed to any office shall fail to take and subscribe such oath or affirmation, or to give bond as herein required, his office shall be deemed vacant. For any breach of condition of any such bond, suit may be instituted thereon by the City, or by any such person in the name of the City to the use of such person.
[CC §130.030; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954]
It shall be the duty of all the Officers of the City to report annually to the Board, such reports to embrace a full statement of the receipts and expenditures of their respective offices, and such other matters as may be required by the Board, by ordinance, resolution or otherwise.
[CC §130.040; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954]
The Board shall have power to fix the compensation of all officers and employees of the City, by ordinance. But the salary of an officer shall not be changed during the time for which he was elected or appointed.
[Ord. No. 346 §I, 3-26-1998; Ord. No. 540 §I, 7-28-2005]
[CC §130.050; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954]
Any member of the Board or officer of the City who shall, in official capacity, or under color of his office, knowingly or wilfully or corruptly vote or assent to, or report in favor of or allow or certify for allowance, any claim or demand against the City, which claim or demand shall be on account of or under color of a contract or agreement not authorized by law or ordinance of the City, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than one (1) year or by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[CC §130.060; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954]
The Mayor may, with the consent of a majority of the Board, remove from office, for cause shown, any elective officer of this City, such officer being first given opportunity, together with his witnesses, to be heard before the Board of Aldermen sitting as a Board of Impeachment. Any elective officer, including the Mayor, may in like manner, for cause shown, be removed from office by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all members of the Board of Aldermen, independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation. The Mayor may, with the consent of a majority of the Board, remove from office any appointive officer of the City at will and any such appointive officer may be so removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Aldermen, independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation. The Board may pass ordinances regulating the manner of impeachment and removal.