Wright City, MO
Warren County
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[CC §140.010; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954; Ord. No. 9; Ord. No. 684 §I, 4-9-2009]
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, shall have power to appoint a City Clerk, City Treasurer, City Attorney, City Assessor, Police Chief, Street Commissioner, Health Inspector, Cemetery Superintendent, Waterworks Superintendent, Night Watchman and Park Director, and such other officers as he may be authorized to appoint.
[CC §140.020; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954]
The duties, powers and privileges of officers of every character in any way connected with the City Government, not herein defined, shall be prescribed by ordinance. Bonds may be required of any such officers for faithfulness in office in all respects.
[CC §140.030; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954]
If a vacancy occurs in any office not elective, the Mayor shall appoint a suitable person to discharge the duties of such office until the first regular meeting of the Board thereafter, at which time such vacancy shall be permanently filled.
[CC §140.100; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954]
The City Attorney shall be a person who has been admitted to practice law in the State. The duties which the City Attorney shall perform shall consist of:
Attend all regular meetings of the Board of Aldermen;
Advise the various City Officials upon legal questions pertaining to municipal affairs;
Prepare, draft or approve all ordinances, easements, contracts, deeds of the City, and other legal papers relating to affairs of the City.
Appear before the Public Service Commission or other similar bodies on municipal affairs;
Travel out of the City on municipal business or affairs;
Recommend to the Board relative to the ordinances of the City and for revising and modernizing same;
Perform such other duties of a legal nature as may be directed by a motion duly passed and approved by the Board;
If deemed for the best interests of the City, the Mayor and Board may, by ordinance, employ special counsel to represent the City, either in a case of a vacancy in the office of City Attorney or to assist the City Attorney, and pay reasonable compensation therefor.
[CC §140.200]
The Cemetery Superintendent shall be selected on the basis of his knowledge and ability to maintain the cemetery, to open or supervise the opening of graves, keeping or assisting in the keeping of cemetery records, and to work closely with the responsible authority in the operation of the cemetery.
[RSMo. §79.320]
The Board of Aldermen shall elect a Clerk for such Board, to be known as "the City Clerk", whose duties and term of office shall be fixed by ordinance. Among other things, the City Clerk shall keep a journal of the proceedings of the Board of Aldermen. He shall safely and properly keep all the records and papers belonging to the City which may be entrusted to his care; he shall be the general accountant of the City; he is hereby empowered to administer official oaths and oaths to person certifying to demands or claims against the City.
[CC §140.500; Ord. No. 76, 2-17-1972]
In accordance with an election providing for the elimination of an elected Marshal for the City, the Mayor shall appoint a Police Chief with the advise and consent of the Board of Aldermen.
[CC §140.600]
The Street Commissioner shall perform such duties as are provided by ordinance or orders of the Board.
[CC §140.700; Ord. No. 4, 8-16-1954]
The City Treasurer shall receive and safely keep all monies, warrants, books, bonds and obligations entrusted to his care, and shall pay over all monies, bonds or other obligations of the City on warrants or orders, duly drawn, passed or ordered by the Board of Aldermen, and signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk, and having the Seal of the City affixed thereto, and not otherwise; and shall perform such other duties as may be required of him by ordinance. Before entering upon the duties of his office he shall give bond in such sum as may be required.
Cross Reference — See also §110.020, Ch. 120, and §130.100.
[Ord. No. 170 §1, 9-8-1983]
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen may appoint an Assistant Treasurer and when such Assistant Treasurer shall have taken and subscribed to the oath of office and given bond he shall be possessed of all powers of the Treasurer as set forth in Section 115.090.
[CC §140.800]
The Waterworks Superintendent shall be appointed to supervise the City's Waterworks, performing such duties as are provided by ordinance and order of the Board.
Cross Reference — See also Chapter 700 for duties.
[Ord. No. 476 §I, 7-22-2004]
The Building Official shall perform duties as are provided by ordinance and orders of the Board of Aldermen.