City of Woodson Terrace, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 1391 §§1 — 2, 8-8-1996]
There is hereby enacted a new ordinance to be entitled and known as the "City Election Law".
[Ord. No. 1391 §§3 — 5, 8-8-1996; Ord. No. 1431 §1, 10-9-1997]
A. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of 2002, an election shall be held each year for the election of one (1) Alderman from each ward for a term of four (4) years and for the election of the Mayor, the Collector and the Marshal for a four (4) year term at the expiration of each such officer's current four (4) year term and every four (4) years thereafter.
B. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday of in April of 2003, an election shall be held each year for the election of one (1) Alderman from each ward for a term of four (4) years at the expiration of each Alderman's current four (4) year term and every four (4) years thereafter.
C. 
No person shall be an Alderman unless he/she be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a inhabitant and resident of the City for one (1) year next preceding the date of his/her election, and a resident, at the time he or she files and during the time he or she serves, of the ward from which he or she is elected.
D. 
No person shall be the Mayor unless he/she be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City at the time of and for at least one (1) year preceding his/her election.
E. 
No person shall be elected Marshal unless he/she be at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
No person shall be a candidate for municipal office unless such person complies with the provisions of Section 115.346, RSMo., regarding payment of municipal taxes or user fees.
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Editor's Note — As to arrearage or delinquency in all taxes, §115.342, RSMo.
A. 
Any person who desires to become a candidate for an elective City office at the general City election shall file with the City Clerk, not prior to the hour of 8:00 A.M., on the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to, nor later than 5:00 P.M., on the eleventh (11th) Tuesday prior to the next City municipal election, a written declaration of his/her intent to become a candidate at said election. The City Clerk shall keep a permanent record of the names of the candidates, the offices for which they seek election, and the date of their filing, and their names shall appear on the ballots in that order.
B. 
The City Clerk shall, on or before the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to any election at which City offices are to be filled by said election, notify the general public of the opening filing date, the office or offices to be filled, the proper place for filing, and the closing filing date of the election. Such notification may be accomplished by legal notice published in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation in the City.
In City elections, the City Clerk shall notify the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners prior to 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to any City election except as noted in Section 115.125.1, RSMo. The notice shall be in writing, shall specify that the Board of Aldermen is calling the election, the purpose of the election, the date of the election, and shall include a certified copy of the legal notice to be published including the sample ballot. The notice and any other information required by this Section may, with the prior notification to the election authority receiving the notice, be accepted by facsimile transmission prior to 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to the election, provided that the original copy of the notice and a certified copy of the legal notice to be published shall be received in the office of the election authority within three (3) business days from the date of the facsimile transmission.
[Ord. No. 1391 §9, 8-8-1996]
The Board of Election Commissioners of St. Louis County shall be responsible for the conduct of the election and shall certify the results thereof to the City Clerk.
[Ord. No. 966 §§1 — 2, 1-7-1982]
A. 
The City of Woodson Terrace is hereby redistricted and new ward boundaries are established as provided herein and as shown on the "Ward Boundary Map 1982", which is incorporated herein and made a part of this Article and held on file in the City offices.
B. 
The new boundaries of the four (4) wards of the City of Woodson Terrace are as follows:
1. 
Ward One. All of the territory within the westerly and southerly City limits lines, and the following: the intersection of Woodson Road with a northern boundary of Lot 58, Block 2 of Woodson Terrace Subdivision, thence westwardly along the northern boundaries to the northern boundary of Lot 33, Block 3 of Woodson Terrace Subdivision, thence southwardly on the western border of Lot 33, Block 2 of Woodson Terrace Subdivision, continuing across Bataan Drive to the western boundary of Lots 34 & 35, Block 1 of Woodson Terrace Subdivision and the western boundary of Lot 27 Block 1 of Lambert Terrace Subdivision and continuing southwardly over Harold Drive to a point in the southern boundary of Lot 23, Block 4 of Lambert Terrace Subdivision, thence westwardly along rear lot lines of Block Four (4) of Lambert Terrace, thence westwardly along said rear lot lines and its prolongation northwardly to its intersection with the centerline of Harold Drive, thence westwardly along the centerline of Harold Drive to its intersection with the centerline of Edmundson Road, thence northwardly along the centerline of Edmundson Road at its intersection with the prolongation eastwardly of the north line of Woodson Gardens Subdivision, thence westwardly along said north line of the Woodson Gardens Subdivision to its intersection with the westerly City limits lines.
2. 
Ward Two. All the territory easterly of the centerline of Woodson Road and lying southerly of the centerline of Harold Drive to its intersection at the centerline of Herbert Avenue, thence southwardly to the southerly City limits line; also, beginning at the point of intersection of Woodson Road with a northern boundary of Lot 58, Block 2 of Woodson Terrace Subdivision, thence westwardly along the northern boundaries to the north boundary of Lot 33, Block 2 of Woodson Terrace Subdivision, thence southwardly on the western border of Lot 33, Block 2 of Woodson Terrace Subdivision, continuing across Bataan Drive to the western boundary of Lots 34 & 35, Block 1 of Woodson Terrace Subdivision and the western boundary of Lot 27, Block 1 of Lambert Terrace Subdivision and continuing southwardly over Harold Drive to a point in the southern boundary of Lot 23, Block 4 of Lambert Terrace Subdivision, thence westwardly along rear lot lines of Block Four (4) of Lambert Terrace, thence westwardly along said rear lot lines and its prolongation northwardly to its intersection with the centerline of Harold Drive, thence westwardly along the centerline of Harold Drive to its intersection with the centerline of Edmundson Road, thence northwardly along the centerline of Edmundson Road at its intersection with the prolongation eastwardly of the north line of Woodson Gardens Subdivision, thence westwardly along said north line of the Woodson Gardens Subdivision to its intersection with the westerly City limits lines, thence northwardly along the westerly City limits to its intersection with the northerly City limits line, thence eastwardly along the northerly City limits line to its intersection northwardly with the prolongation of the centerline of Edmundson Road, thence southwardly and eastwardly and southwardly along the centerline of Edmundson Road to its intersection with the prolongation westwardly of the rear lot lines of Block Three (3) of Woodson Terrace Subdivision, thence eastwardly along said rear lot lines of Block Three (3) of Woodson Terrace Subdivision and its prolongation eastwardly to its intersection with the centerline of Woodson Road, thence southwardly along the centerline of Woodson Road to the point of beginning.
3. 
Ward Three. Beginning at a point in the northerly City limits line at its intersection with the prolongation northwardly of the centerline of Edmundson Road, thence southwardly, eastwardly and southwardly along the centerline of Edmundson Road to its intersection with the prolongation westwardly of the rear lot lines of Block Three (3) of Woodson Terrace Subdivision, thence eastwardly along said rear lot lines of Block Three (3) of Woodson Terrace Subdivision and its prolongation eastwardly to its intersection with the centerline of Woodson Road, thence southwardly along the centerline of Woodson Road to its intersection with the centerline of Harold Drive, thence eastwardly along the centerline of Harold Drive to its intersection with the centerline of Herbert Avenue, thence southwardly along the centerline of Herbert Avenue to its intersection with the southerly City limits line, thence eastwardly along the southerly City limits line to its intersection with the easterly City limits line, thence northwardly along the easterly City limits line to its intersection with the prolongation eastwardly of the line dividing lots three (3) and four (4) of Woodson Plat Number Four (4) Subdivision, thence westwardly along said line dividing said lots three (3) and four (4) of Woodson Plat Number Four (4) to its intersection with the centerline of Herbert Avenue, thence southwardly along the centerline of Herbert Avenue to its intersection with the prolongation eastwardly of the rear lot lines of the lots of Woodson Plat No. 4 fronting Macon Avenue and Stansberry Avenue, thence westwardly along said rear lot lines and its prolongation westwardly to its intersection with the centerline of Boswell Avenue, thence southwardly along the centerline of Boswell Avenue to its intersection with the centerline of Stansberry Avenue, thence westwardly along the centerline of Stansberry Avenue to its intersection with the centerline of Woodson Road, thence northwardly along the centerline of Woodson Road to its intersection with the centerline of Stansberry Avenue, thence westwardly along the centerline of Stansberry Avenue to its intersection with the centerline of Calvert Avenue, thence southwardly along the centerline of Calvert Avenue to its intersection with the centerline of Margo Ann Lane, thence westwardly along the centerline of Margo Ann Lane to its intersection with the centerline of Edmundson Road, thence northwardly along the centerline of Edmundson Road to its intersection with the northerly City limits line, thence westwardly along the northerly City limits line to the point of beginning.
4. 
Ward Four. All of the territory within the westerly, northerly and easterly City limits line, and lying north of a line beginning at a point in the intersection of the easterly City limits line with the prolongation eastwardly of the line dividing lots three (3) and four (4) of Woodson Plat Number Four (4) Subdivision, thence westwardly along said line dividing said lots three (3) and four (4) of Woodson Plat Number Four (4) to its intersection with the centerline of Herbert Avenue, thence southwardly along the centerline of Herbert Avenue to its intersection with the prolongation eastwardly of the rear lot lines of the lots of Woodson Plat Number Four (4) fronting Macon Avenue and Stansberry Avenue, thence westwardly along said rear lot lines and its prolongation westwardly to its intersection with the centerline of Boswell Avenue, thence southwardly along the centerline of Boswell Avenue to its intersection with the centerline of Stansberry Avenue, thence westwardly along the centerline of Stansberry Avenue to its intersection with the centerline of Woodson Road, thence northwardly along the centerline of Woodson Road to its intersection with the centerline of Stansberry Avenue, thence westwardly along the centerline of Stansberry Avenue to its intersection with the centerline of Calvert Avenue, thence southwardly along the centerline of Calvert Avenue to its intersection with the centerline of Margo Ann Lane, thence westwardly along the centerline of Margo Ann Lane to its intersection with the centerline of Edmundson Road, thence northwardly along the centerline of Edmundson Road to its intersection with the northerly City limits line.