[RSMo. §78.600; Ord. No. 2002-2506 §1, 4-23-2002; Ord. No. 2013-2949 §1, 3-12-2013; Ord. No. 2014-3002 §1, 6-9-2014]
The Council shall appoint a City Manager to serve as administrative head of the City Government. A vote of two-thirds (2/3) or more of the Council shall be required to appoint the City Manager. The City Manager shall hold his office at the pleasure of the Council or under terms of an employment contract not to exceed one (1) year. Terms of the contract may be renegotiated by simple majority vote of the Council. The contract shall be renewed for successive one-year periods unless two-thirds (2/3) or more of the Council vote against renewal. A vote of two-thirds (2/3) or more of the Council shall be required to discharge a City Manager during the contract period.
The Council shall appoint a City Clerk, City Assessor and City Treasurer; the offices of the City Clerk and City Assessor may be filled by one person. All other officers and employees of the City shall be appointed and discharged by the City Manager, the Council to have power to make rules and regulations governing the same.
[RSMo. §77.380; Ord. No. 97-2289 §1, 9-10-1997; Ord. No. 2008-2787 §1, 3-11-2008]
All officers elected or appointed to offices under the City Government shall be voters under the laws and Constitution of this State. No person shall be elected or appointed to any office who shall at the time be in arrears for any unpaid City taxes or forfeiture or defalcation in office.
[RSMo. §77.390; Code 1972, §2-5.1; CC 1988 §2-148; Ord. No. 96-2222 §4, 3-12-1996]
Every officer of the City and his assistants, and every Councilman, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation before some court of record in the County, or the City Clerk, that he possesses all the qualifications prescribed for his office by law; that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and of the State of Missouri, the provisions of all laws of this State affecting cities of this class, and the ordinances of the City, and faithfully demean himself in office; which official oath or affirmation shall be filed with the City Clerk. Every officer of the corporation, when required by law or ordinance, shall, within fifteen (15) days after his election or appointment, and before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office, give bond to the City in such sum and with such sureties as shall be designated by ordinance, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duty, and that he will pay over all monies belonging to the City, as provided by law, that may come into his hands. If any person elected or appointed to any office shall fail to take and subscribe such oath or affirmation, or to give bond as herein required, his office shall be deemed vacant. For any breach of condition of any such bond, suit may be instituted thereon by the City, or by any person in the name of the City for the use of such person.
This Section shall not affect, modify or rescind any other Section requiring bonds for certain City employees except that if any bond now required is an amount less than provided in this Section, the amount and provisions of this Section shall apply.
The following City Officers shall have a surety bond to the City the condition of which is such that such employee shall perform the duties of his office, the duties prescribed by law and all legal duties otherwise prescribed by the provisions of this Code. The bond shall be in the following amounts:
Mayor, ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00);
City Manager, twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00);
Finance Director, twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00);
City Clerk, twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00);
City Treasurer, ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00); and
City Collector, ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
The aforesaid bond shall be procured at the expense of the City. The bonds of the Treasurer and Collector shall be filed with the City Clerk. The bond of the City Clerk shall be filed with the City Treasurer.