Article I In General
[Code 1980 §2-1; CC 1990 §2-1]
Any check or draft drawn on the funds of the City shall be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk; provided that in the event of the unavailability of either of such persons, the Director of Finance is hereby authorized to sign any such check or draft together with the remaining available official. No such check or draft shall be valid without the signatures of two (2) of the officers designated in this Section thereon.
[Code 1980 §2-2; CC 1990 §2-2]
The bonds required of the Mayor, City Clerk and Director of Finance under Article V, Section 5.5 of the Charter shall be in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) each. They shall be conditioned upon the faithful and proper performance of duties and upon the prompt accounting for and paying over to the City of all monies belonging to the City that may be received.
Any bond required by the Charter, or existing or future ordinances, to be given by any officer or employee of the City for the faithful performance of duties and for accounting for and paying over City monies referred to herein shall be approved as to sufficiency by the Director of Finance, except in the case of the bond of the Director of Finance, which as to its sufficiency shall be approved by the Mayor.
The surety on each of such bonds shall be either a corporation engaged in the business of furnishing bonds and authorized to transact such business in the State, or the sureties on such bonds shall be not less than two (2) residents of this City owning unencumbered real estate located within the City of ample value above all debts and exemptions to satisfy the bond.
The bonding of the various offices or positions under Article V, Section 5.5 of the Charter may be in the form of a blanket policy, the same to be renewable from year to year by payment of renewable premiums.
The Director of Finance shall arrange with sureties under the provisions of this Section for the continuance of their security on such bonds by automatic, annual renewal thereof so long as the officer or employee bonded thereby retains the office or position.
[Code 1980 §2-3; CC 1990 §2-3]
The City Council may appoint a consultant to the Planning and Zoning Commission, whose duty it shall be to advise and consult with the Planning and Zoning Commission as requested.
The consultant so appointed shall be graduated from a college or university of recognized standing with specialization in architecture. He/she must demonstrate extensive professional experience in the practice of architecture, having been registered with the State Board of Registration for architects and professional engineers for at least five (5) years. His/her experience must include three (3) years of supervisory experience. He/she must have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of architecture, the modern methods and techniques of building construction, of the provisions of the Building Code of the City and of construction materials. He/she must further have an ability to inspect existing structures and to suggest plans and estimate costs for necessary additions or changes, to write specifications, to inspect work under construction and to plan and supervise the work of other architects.
[Code 1980 §2-4; CC 1990 §2-4]
The Mayor shall notify all members of the City Council of his/her disapproval of any ordinance adopted by the Council by delivering to the Council members written notification of such disapproval within ten (10) days of passage of the ordinance so disapproved by the Mayor. Such delivery shall be by regular United States mail with proper postage affixed thereto.
The Mayor may include a statement of the reason or reasons for disapproval with such written notification of veto.
The written notification of disapproval shall be read at the first (1st) Council meeting held following such disapproval.
[Code 1980 §2-5; CC 1990 §2-5]
Annually, the City Clerk shall cause to be published a notice of the public hearing which is required to be held on the budget of the City in time, under Section 6.7 of the Charter, so that a public hearing on the budget may be held on the second (2nd) Monday in October of each year.
[Code 1980 §2-6; CC 1990 §2-6]
All appropriate legal proceedings shall be instituted and processed to completion for a judicial determination as to the assessment, for the years omitted, of all parcels within the City which have not been placed upon the assessment rolls applicable to the City.
[Code 1980 §2-7; CC 1990 §2-7]
Simultaneously with the submittal of the annual budget, the Mayor shall annually submit to the City Council the following information:
For each department of the City, an analysis of the expenses of operation based upon the then existing level of services and, separately stated, a projection as to capital expenditures anticipated to be required and the anticipated number of employees which will be required, which information shall be set out for each of the four (4) years following such budget year; and
An analysis as to the income anticipated to be generated, based upon existing revenue sources and rates, for the four (4) years following such budget year.
[Code 1980 §2-9; CC 1990 §2-9]
Each employee of the City and each member of any board or commission of the City who shall use his/her privately owned automobile in conducting City business shall be reimbursed, upon presentation of statement showing mileage so driven, a sum equal to the amount of miles driven times the allowable reimbursement of automotive expense as authorized by the Internal Revenue Service on the date such expense was incurred.
[Code 1980 §2-11; CC 1990 §2-11]
The City Clerk, or in the City Clerk's absence the Mayor's secretary, or in their absence the Director of Finance, is hereby designated as the agent for the Council to receive any and all reports and notices required by the Charter or any ordinance of the City, and such service upon the City Clerk, or in the City Clerk's absence the Mayor's secretary, or in their absence the Director of Finance, shall be deemed as full service upon all members of the City Council.
[Code 1980 §1-20; CC 1990 §2-13]
The "flowering crab tree", sometimes known as the "flowering crab", is hereby proclaimed to be and the same is hereby adopted as the official tree of the City.
[Code 1980 §1-21; CC 1990 §2-14]
There is hereby approved and adopted, as the City flag, the flag in the form attached to Ordinance No. 2374, on file in the office of the City Clerk, and which is hereby made a part hereof.
[Code 1980 §1-22; CC 1990 §2-15]
Any park hereafter to be named as a City park and any public building hereafter to be named which belongs to the City shall receive its name by ordinance. No park or public building will be named after any elected official while he/she is serving in office.
[CC 1990 §2-16; Ord. No. 5275, 8-26-1991; Ord. No. 5524, 8-23-1993; Ord. No. 5639, 8-22-1994; Ord. No. 5753, 8-28-1995; Ord. No. 5876, 8-26-1996; Ord. No. 6143, 8-24-1998; Ord. No. 6290, 8-23-1999; Ord. No. 6568, 8-27-2001; Ord. No. 6884, 8-11-2003; Ord. No. 7193 §1, 8-26-2005; Ord. No. 7440 §1, 8-28-2007; Ord. No. 7615 §1, 8-19-2009; Ord. No. 7806 §1, 6-28-2011; Ord. No. 7980 §1, 7-22-2013; Ord. No. 8327 §1, 7-10-2017]
All elected and appointed officials as well as employees of the City must comply with the applicable provisions of Sections 105.450 through 105.498, RSMo., on conflicts of interest as well as any other State law governing official conduct.
Any City Officer, Board member, Council member, Commission member or employee who has a substantial financial interest, direct or indirect, or by reason of ownership or stock in any corporation, any contract with the City for the sale of land, material, supplies or services to the City or to a contractor supplying the City, shall make known that interest and shall refrain from voting upon or otherwise participating as a City Officer, Board member, Council member, Commission member or employee in the making of such contract. Any person who is a City Officer, Board member, Council member, Commission member or employee who willfully conceals such a substantial financial interest or willfully violates the requirements of this Subsection shall be guilty of malfeasance in office or position and shall forfeit such person's office or position. Violation of this Subsection with the knowledge, expressed or implied, of the person or corporation contracting or making a sale to the City shall render the contract or sale voidable by the Mayor.
Any member of the governing body of the City who has a substantial or private interest in any measure, bill, order or ordinance proposed or pending before such Governing Body must disclose that interest to the City Clerk and such disclosure shall be recorded in the appropriate journal of the City. For the purposes of this Section, "substantial or private interest" is defined as ownership by the individual, his/her spouse, or his/her dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly, of:
Ten percent (10%) or more of any business entity; or
An interest having a value of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or more; or
The receipt of a salary, gratuity, or other compensation or remuneration of five thousand ($5,000.00) or more, per year from any individual, partnership, organization, or association within any calendar year.
Each elected official, the Mayor as the Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief Purchasing Officer as identified in Section 105.483(11), RSMo., and the full-time general counsel, if any, shall disclose the following information by May 1 if any such transactions occurred 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 the 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.
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 Mayor as the Chief Administrative Officer and the Chief Purchasing Officer also shall disclose by May 1 for the previous calendar year the following information:
The name and addresses of each of the employers of such person front whom income of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more was received during the year covered by the statement;
The name and addresses of each sole proprietorship that he owned, the name, address and the general nature of the business conducted of each general partnership and 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; the name, addresses and general nature of the business conducted of 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 name 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 interests;
The name and addresses of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of a director, officer or receiver.
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.
Every person required to file a financial interest statement shall file the statement annually not later than May 1, and the statement shall cover the calendar year ending immediately preceding December 31; provided that any member of the City Council may supplement the financial interest statements to report additional interests acquired after December 31 of the covered year until the date of filing of the financial interest statement.
Each person appointed to office shall file the statement within thirty (30) days of such appointment or employment.
Reports shall be filed with the City clerk and the Missouri Ethics Commission. The reports shall be available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours.
[CC 1990 §2-17; Ord. No. 6498, 2-26-2001]
Any real estate now or hereafter owned by the City, which is principally used or held out for use as a public park or recreational facility, shall not be leased, except for lease periods of one (1) year or less, unless the lease is approved by the City Council.