City of Berkeley, MO
St. Louis County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
PREAMBLE: We, the people of Berkeley, in order to take advantage of the provisions of the Missouri Constitution pertaining to home rule, do hereby adopt the following Charter for the government of our City.
Article I Name, General Powers, Form Of Government

Section 1 Corporate Name.

Section 2 General Powers Of The City.

Section 3 Form Of Government.

Article II The Council

Section 1 Composition And Term.

Section 2 Qualifications Of Members.

Section 3 Compensation.

Section 4 Vacancies.

Section 5 Rules Of Order.

Section 6 Meetings.

Section 7 Duties Of Mayor Of The Council.

Section 8 Legislative Procedure.

Section 9 Powers.

Section 10 Wards.

Section 11 Ward Redistricting.

Section 12 Revision Of Ordinances.

Section 13 City Clerk.

Article III The City Manager

Section 1 Appointment And Removal.

Section 2 Qualifications.

Section 3 Duties And Powers.

Section 4 Compensation.

Article IV Municipal Court

Section 1 Jurisdiction.

Section 2 Municipal Court Judge: Appointment And Qualifications.

Section 3 Marshal.

Section 4 Proceedings.

Article V Administrative Departments

Section 1 Departments.

Section 2 Directors Of Departments.

Section 3 Creation Or Abolishment Of Departments.

Section 4 Police Department.

Section 5 Fire Department.

Section 6 Department Of Public Works.

Section 7 Director Of Finance: Qualifications And Duties.

Section 8 Division Of Purchases.

Section 9 Competitive Bidding.

Section 10 Prohibition Of Interference.

Section 11 Performance Bonds.

Section 12 Park Board.

Section 13 City Attorney.

Section 14 Department Of Parks And Recreation.

Article VI Budget, Audit, Bonds

Section 1 Budget.

Section 2 Public Hearing On Budget.

Section 3 Tax Levy Ordinance.

Section 4 Certification Of Budget.

Section 5 Appropriations.

Section 6 Expenditure Control.

Section 7 Transfer Of Unexpended Appropriations.

Section 8 Emergency Appropriations.

Section 9 Fiscal Year.

Section 10 Audit.

Section 11 Bonds.

Article VII Personnel System

Section 1 Classified And Unclassified Service.

Section 2 Competitive Examinations.

Section 3 Personnel Administration.

Section 4 Civil Service Board.

Section 5 Appeals.

Section 6 (Reserved)

Section 7 Political Activity.

Section 8 Residency Requirements For Certain Officials.

Section 9 Relation To Elected Officials.

Article VIII Public Improvements

Section 1 Power.

Section 2 Institution Of Proceedings.

Section 3 Public Hearings.

Section 4 Authorization Of Improvement.

Section 5 Protests.

Section 6 Street Improvements.

Section 7 Plans And Specifications.

Section 8 Bids.

Section 9 Method Of Payment.

Section 10 Special Tax Bills.

Section 11 Property Subject To Special Assessment.

Section 12 Reassessments.

Section 13 Apportionment Of Costs.

Section 14 Additional Provisions.

Section 15 Revolving Public Improvement Fund.

Article IX Planning And Zoning

Section 1 City Plan Commission.

Section 2 Powers And Duties.

Section 3 Zoning.

Section 4 Public Hearing.

Section 5 Subdivision Plats.

Section 6 Board Of Adjustment.

Article X Nominations And Elections

Section 1 Time Of Elections.

Section 2 Non-Partisan Elections.

Section 3 Regulation Of Elections.

Section 4 Filing Fees And Statement Of Candidacy.

Section 5 Nomination Limited To One Office.

Section 6 Canvass Of Returns.

Section 7 Tie Elections.

Section 8 Voting Machines.

Article XI Recall Of Councilmen

Section 1 Petition.

Section 2 Certification By The Clerk.

Section 3 Election.

Section 4 Ballot.

Section 5 Effect Of Election.

Section 6 Limitation Of Recall.

Section 7 Filing Fee.

Article XII General Provisions

Section 1 Existing Ordinances.

Section 2 Effect Of Unconstitutional Provisions.

Section 3 Oath Of Office.

Section 4 Power To Administer Oaths.

Section 5 Pending Actions And Proceedings.

Section 6 Pending Contracts, Obligations And Public Improvements.

Section 7 Condemnation Proceedings.

Section 8 Use Of Masculine Pronoun.

Section 9 Personal Interest.

Section 10 Destruction Of City Records.

Section 11 Notice Of Suits.

Article XIII Amendment Of Charter

Section 1 Amendments.

Section 2 Review.