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City of Frontenac, MO
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[CC 1991 §2-16; Ord. No. 151 §§1 — 3, 10-8-1957]
A. 
There is hereby established the office of Acting President of the Board of Aldermen.
B. 
When any vacancy shall happen in the office of Mayor by death, resignation, removal from the City, removal from office, refusal to qualify or from any other cause whatever, the Acting President of the Board of Aldermen shall for the time being perform the duties of Mayor, with all the rights, privileges, powers and jurisdiction of the Mayor, until such vacancy be filled or such disability be removed, or, in case of temporary absence, until the Mayor's return.
C. 
The Board of Aldermen shall elect one (1) of their own number to occupy such office until the next regular meeting of such Board immediately following the general election for the elective officers of the City. In the event of a vacancy in such office, the Board of Aldermen shall, at the next regular meeting, elect a successor for the remainder of such one (1) year term.
[CC 1991 §2-17; Ord. No. 89 §2, 8-3-1953; Ord. No. 220 §2, 8-9-1960; Ord. No. 786 §2, 12-13-1988; Ord. No. 848 §1, 2-21-1990; Ord. No. 99-1132 §1, 5-18-1999]
The stated meetings of the Board of Aldermen shall be held on the third (3rd) Tuesday of each month at the time announced by City Hall, located at 10555 Clayton Road in the City of Frontenac.
[CC 1991 §2-18; Ord. No. 89 §3, 8-3-1953]
Special meetings of the Board of Aldermen may be convened by the Mayor or the Acting President of the Board of Aldermen at any time on oral notice to the members, or by mailing, a notice two (2) days in advance of the date of the meeting to the residence addresses of the members.
[CC 1991 §2-19; Ord. No. 89 §4, 8-3-1953]
Members of the Board of Aldermen shall be required to attend all stated and special meetings of the Board unless leave of absence is granted by the Board or unless excused by the Mayor or Acting President for illness or other special reason.
[CC 1991 §2-20; Ord. No. 89 §5, 8-3-1953]
At the appointed hour for meetings of the Board of Aldermen, the Mayor, or in his/her absence the Acting President of the Board of Aldermen, shall call the Board to order, the Clerk shall call the roll of members and announce whether or not a quorum is present. A majority of the Board of Aldermen shall constitute a quorum, and if a quorum is not present, a smaller number may adjourn the meeting until a quorum is present.
[CC 1991 §2-21; Ord. No. 89 §6, 8-3-1953; Ord. No. 2004-1410 §1, 7-20-2004; Ord. No. 2005-1439 §1, 4-19-2005; Ord. No. 2018-1869, 11-27-2018]
A. 
Order.
1. 
The order of events associated with all regular meetings of the Board of Aldermen shall be substantially as follows:
a. 
Call to order.
b. 
Pledge of allegiance.
c. 
Roll call.
d. 
Approval of agenda.
e. 
Approval of the minutes of the previous regular and special meetings.
f. 
Public forum: presentation of remarks and/or petition by members of the audience.
g. 
Mayor's comments, reports, appointments.
h. 
Comments by Board of Aldermen members.
i. 
Reports of officers and committees and approved minutes.
j. 
Consent agenda.
k. 
Old business.
l. 
New business.
m. 
Approval of bills for payment.
n. 
Closed sessions (as needed).
o. 
Adjournment.
2. 
The Board of Aldermen, by majority vote of the members present, may change the order of business.
B. 
Consent Agenda.
1. 
At the time of establishing the agenda, the Mayor or City Administrator may include one (1) or more of the following items of business on the agenda as being on the consent agenda:
a. 
Minutes of Board of Aldermen meetings;
b. 
Reports of Officers and committees and approved minutes;
c. 
Approval of licenses;
d. 
Report of bid openings;
e. 
Approval of warrant list; and
f. 
Resolutions for approval of City contracts, purchases and similar administrative matters.
2. 
At the request of the Mayor or one (1) or more members of the Board of Aldermen, any item of business shall be removed from the consent agenda and considered on the regular agenda under new business.
3. 
The Board of Aldermen, by a majority vote of the members present, may approve and adopt the consent agenda by a single motion. Upon approval of the consent agenda, each item thereon shall be deemed passed, approved and adopted, as if considered individually.
[CC 1991 §2-22; Ord. No. 89 §7, 8-3-1953]
All committees of the Board of Aldermen shall be appointed by the Mayor, or in the case of a vacancy in the office of the Mayor the Acting President of the Board of Aldermen, unless on motion the Board shall elect to appoint any such committee.
[CC 1991 §2-23; Ord. No. 89 §8, 8-3-1953; Ord. No. 95-1029 §1, 1-17-1995]
The Mayor may not vote on any bill, motion or other matter acted upon by the Board except in case of a tie.
[CC 1991 §2-24; Ord. No. 89 §8, 8-3-1953]
Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of the Board of Aldermen, and any question arising thereunder shall be decided by the Mayor or Acting President subject to appeal to the Board of Aldermen by any member thereof.
[CC 1991 §2-31; Ord. No. 110 §1, 2-24-1955; Ord. No. 2018-1870, 11-27-2018]
The style of the ordinances of the City shall be: "Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Frontenac, Missouri, as follows:" No ordinance shall be passed except by bill and no bill shall become an ordinance unless on its final passage a majority of the members elected to the Board of Aldermen shall vote for it and the "ayes" and "nays" be entered on the journal. Every proposed ordinance shall be introduced to the Board of Aldermen in writing and shall be read by title or in full two (2) times prior to passage. Both readings may occur at a single meeting of the Board of Aldermen. If the proposed ordinance is read by title only, copies of the proposed ordinance shall be available for public inspection prior to the time the bill is under consideration by the Board of Aldermen. No bill shall become an ordinance until it shall have been signed by the Mayor or person exercising the duties of the Mayor's office, or shall have been passed over the Mayor's veto, as herein provided.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 110.110, Enacting Clause, adopted and/or amended 2-24-1955 by Ord. No. 110 § 1, and as further amended; and former Section 110.120, How Passed, adopted and/or amended 2-24-1955 by Ord. No. 110 §§ 2 — 4, and as further amended, were repealed 11-27-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-1870.
[CC 1991 §2-34; Ord. No. 110 §§5 — 6, 2-24-1955; Ord. No. 2018-1870, 11-27-2018]
A. 
Every bill duly passed by the Board of Aldermen and presented to the Mayor and by the Mayor approved shall become an ordinance, and every bill presented as aforesaid, but returned with the Mayor's objections thereto, shall stand reconsidered. The Board of Aldermen shall cause the objections of the Mayor to be entered at large upon the journal, and proceed at its convenience to consider the question pending, which shall be in this form: Shall the bill pass, the objections of the Mayor thereto notwithstanding? The vote on this question shall be taken by ayes and nays and the names entered upon the journal, and if two thirds (2/3) of all the members-elect shall vote in the affirmative, the City Clerk shall certify the fact on the roll, and the bill thus certified shall be deposited with the proper officer, and shall become an ordinance in the same manner and with like effect as if it had received the approval of the Mayor. The Mayor shall have power to sign or veto any ordinance passed by the Board of Aldermen; provided that, should the Mayor neglect or refuse to sign any ordinance and return the same with the Mayor's objections, in writing, at the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen, the same shall become a law without the Mayor's signature.
B. 
Every resolution which calls for or contemplates the expenditure of funds of the City duly passed by the Board of Aldermen and presented to the Mayor and by the Mayor approved shall become effective, and every such resolution presented as aforesaid, but returned with the Mayor's objections thereto, shall stand reconsidered. The Board of Aldermen shall cause the objections of the Mayor to be entered at large upon the journal, and proceed at its convenience to consider the question pending, which shall be in this form: Shall the resolution pass, the objections of the Mayor thereto notwithstanding? The vote on this question shall be taken by ayes and nays and the names entered upon the journal, and if two-thirds (2/3) of all the members-elect shall vote in the affirmative, the City Clerk shall certify the fact on the roll, and the resolution thus certified shall be deposited with the proper officer, and shall become effective in the same manner and with like effect as if it had received the approval of the Mayor. The Mayor shall have power to sign or veto any resolution which calls for or contemplates the expenditure of funds of the City passed by the Board of Aldermen; provided that, should the Mayor neglect or refuse to sign any such resolution and return the same with the Mayor's objections, in writing, at the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen, the same shall become effective without the Mayor's signature.
[CC 1991 §2-35; Ord. No. 110 §7, 2-24-1955]
Every bill of the Board of Aldermen that contemplates the payment of money shall, upon its second (2nd) reading, be referred to the Treasurer or the person acting as Treasurer for his/her endorsement, to the effect that a sufficient sum stands to the credit of the City unappropriated in the fund covered by such ordinance to meet the requirements of such bill. No ordinance appropriating money shall be passed, unless there is a sufficient sum of unappropriated money in the fund in the Treasury upon which such ordinance is drawn to meet such ordinance.