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[R.O. 2011 §2.02.010; Code 1950 §101.1; Prior Code §2-1]
The members of the City Council shall be elected, shall have the qualifications and powers and shall perform the duties prescribed by Article II of the Charter.
[R.O. 2011 §2.02.020; Code 1950 §101.2; Prior Code §2-2]
The Council shall adopt rules governing the time of its meetings and its proceedings, which shall be kept on file with the City Clerk.
[R.O. 2011 §2.02.030; Code 1950 §§101.3 — 101.4; Prior Code §2-3]
A. 
The Council shall elect a City Clerk who shall serve during the pleasure of the Council.
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The City Clerk shall be the custodian of the seal and all deeds, contracts, ordinances and other official documents of the City. The City Clerk shall keep the journal of proceedings of the Council, authenticate by his/her signature all ordinances and resolutions, and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Council, the Charter, the provisions of this Code or any other ordinance.
[R.O. 2011 §2.02.040; Ord. No. 6702 §§1 — 5, 2007; Ord. No. 6922 §§1 –– 5, 9-9-2013; Ord. No. 6997 §§1 — 5, 9-8-2015; Ord. No. 7045 § 1, 8-14-2017; Ord. No. 7113, 9-9-2019]
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Declaration Of Policy. The proper operation of municipal government requires that public officials and employees be independent, impartial and responsible to the people; that government decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the governmental structure; that public office not be used for personal gain; and that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government. In recognition of these goals, there is hereby established a procedure for disclosure by certain officials and employees of private financial or other interests in matters affecting the City.
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Conflicts Of Interest. The Mayor or any member of the City Council who has a substantial personal or private interest as defined by Sections 105.450 (11, 12) and 105.461.1 RSMo., in any measure, bill, order or ordinance proposed or pending before the City Council, shall, before he or she passes on the measure, bill, order or ordinance, file a written report of the nature of the interest with the City Clerk, and such statement shall be recorded in the record of proceedings of the City Council.
C. 
Disclosure Reports.
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Each elected official, candidate for elective office, the City Manager, the Chief Purchasing Officer and the City Attorney (if employed full time) shall disclose in writing the following described transactions, if any such transactions were engaged in during the calendar year:
a. 
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; and
b. 
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.
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The City Manager and the Chief Purchasing Officer shall disclose in writing the following information:
(1) 
The name and address of each of the employers of such person from whom income of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more was received during the year covered by the statement;
(2) 
The name and address of each sole proprietorship which he or she owned; the name, address and the general nature of the business conducted of each general partnership and joint venture in which he or she was a partner or participant; the name and address of each partner or coparticipant 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, address 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 partners' units; and the name of any publicly traded corporation or limited partnership which 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; and
(3) 
The name and address of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of a director, officer or receiver.
D. 
Filing Of Reports. Duplicate disclosure reports made pursuant to this Section; in the format approved by the Missouri Ethics Commission, shall be filed with the City Clerk and the Missouri Ethics Commission. The City Clerk shall maintain such disclosure reports available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours.
E. 
When Filed. 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:
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Each candidate for elective office who is required to file a personal financial disclosure statement shall file the financial interest statement no later than fourteen (14) days after the close of the filing at which the candidate seeks nomination or election, and the statement shall be for the twelve (12) months prior to the closing date;
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Each person appointed to office shall file the statement within thirty (30) days of such appointment or employment;
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Every other 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 the immediately preceding December 31; provided that any member of the City Council may supplement the financial interest statement to report additional interests acquired after December 31 of the covered year until the date of filing of the financial interest statement.
[R.O. 2011 §2.04.010; Code 1950 §201.1; Prior Code §2-4]
The City Manager shall be chosen by the City Council on the basis of his/her executive and administrative qualifications with special reference to his/her actual experience in, or his/her knowledge of, accepted practice in the duties of his/her office. The City Manager may or may not be a resident of the City at the time of his/her selection, but shall live therein during his/her tenure of office. The City Manager shall be appointed for an indefinite term, subject to discharge as provided in the Charter, and shall devote his/her entire time to the duties of his/her office.
[R.O. 2011 §2.04.020; Code 1950 §102.2; Prior Code §2-5; Ord. No. 4639 §1]
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The City Manager shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the City, and shall be responsible to the Council for the proper administration of all the City's affairs. To that end the City Manager shall have power and shall be required to:
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Appoint and, when necessary for the good of the service, remove all officers and employees of the City except as otherwise provided by the Charter;
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Prepare the budget annually and submit it to the Council and be responsible for its administration after adoption;
3. 
Prepare and submit to the Council, as of the end of the fiscal year, a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the City for the preceding year;
4. 
Keep the Council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the City and make such recommendations as may seem to the City Manager desirable;
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Serve as the director of one (1) department, and, with the consent of Council, serve as the director of two (2) or more departments;
6. 
Enforce all laws and ordinances and see that all contracts and franchises are faithfully performed;
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Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Charter or required of the City Manager by the Council;
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Execute leases for the City parking lots, provided such leases do not exceed a term of one (1) year and provided such leases are approved on motion by a majority of the City Council.
[R.O. 2011 §2.04.030; Code 1950 §102.3; Prior Code §2-6]
The City Manager shall designate a department director as Vice Manager who shall perform the duties of the City Manager during any vacancy in such office, or during the absence or disability of the City Manager.