[Code 1961 §2-11; CC 1976 §2-78; Ord. No. 97-7 §6, 2-24-1997]
No person shall be Mayor unless he/she is be at least thirty (30) years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of such City at the time of and for two (2) years next preceding his/her election. When two (2) or more persons shall have an equal number of votes for the office of Mayor, the matter shall be determined by the Council.
[CC 1976 §2-79; Ord. No. 2072 §2, 4-23-1984; Ord. No. 2396 §1, 3-28-1988; Ord. No. 2507 §1, 6-29-1989; Ord. No. 94-16 §1, 3-29-1994; Ord. No. 98-4 §1, 2-9-1998; Ord. No. 2005-53 §1, 10-25-2005]
As compensation for services as Mayor of the City, the person elected to the office of Mayor in April of 2006, and each person elected to said office thereafter, shall receive a monthly salary of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
The Mayor shall be active and vigilant in enforcing all laws and ordinances for the government of the City, and he/she shall cause all subordinate officers to be dealt with promptly for any neglect or violation of duty; and he/she is hereby authorized to call on every male inhabitant of the City, over eighteen (18) years of age and under fifty (50), to aid in enforcing the laws.
[Code 1961 §2-13; CC 1976 §2-81]
The Mayor shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures, and to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses arising under the ordinances of the City; but this Section shall not be construed as to authorize the Mayor to remit any costs which may have accrued to any officer of the City by reason of any prosecution under the laws or ordinances of the City.
The Mayor shall be President of the Council and shall preside over same, but shall not vote except in case of a tie in said Council, when he/she shall cast the deciding vote; but provided, however, that he/she shall have no such power to vote in cases when he/she is an interested party. He/she shall have the superintending control of all the officers and affairs of the City, and shall take care that the ordinances of the City and the State laws relating to such City are complied with.
The Mayor shall, from time to time, communicate to the Council such measures as may, in his/her opinion, tend to the improvement of the finances, the Police, health, security, ornament, comfort and general prosperity of the City.
[Code 1961 §2-15; CC 1976 §2-83]
Every bill presented to the Mayor and returned to the Council with the approval of the Mayor shall become an ordinance, and every bill presented as aforesaid, but returned with his/her objections thereto, shall stand reconsidered. The Council 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 votes on this question shall be taken by "ayes" and "nays" and the names entered upon the journal, and if two-thirds (⅔⅔) of all the members-elect shall vote in the affirmative, the president 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 City Council, and shall also possess the power to approve all or any portion of the general appropriation bill, or to veto any item or all of the same; provided, that should he/she neglect or refuse to sign any ordinance and return the same with his/her objections, in writing, at the next regular meeting of the Council, the same shall become a law without his/her signature.
[Code 1961 §2-16; CC 1976 §2-84]
The Mayor shall communicate to the City Council his/her appointments of the officers to be appointed and such members of boards, employees of the City, standing committees, special committees and such other appointments as he/she may be directed and authorized by ordinances to make. He/she shall exercise a general supervision over all the officers and affairs of the City, and shall take care that the ordinances of the City and the State laws relating thereto are complied with.
[Code 1961 §2-17; CC 1976 §2-85]
The Mayor shall cause subordinate officers to be dealt with promptly for any neglect or violation of duty, and he/she shall have the power, as often as he/she may deem it necessary, to require any officer of the City to exhibit his/her accounts or other papers or records, and to make reports to the City Council in writing, touching any matter relating to his/her office.
The Mayor shall sign the commissions and appointments of all City officers elected or appointed in the City, and shall approve all official bonds.
[Code 1961 §2-19; CC 1976 §2-87]
The Mayor shall have the power, whenever in his/her judgment any bond held by the City from any person has become or is likely to become impaired through any cause whatsoever, to require the principal in such bond, at a time to be appointed by him/her to show cause why a new bond shall not be given, and unless cause is shown, such person shall be required within ten (10) days to enter into a new bond, and in default thereof, the City shall have the right to declare a forfeiture of all rights and privileges granted by the City under the ordinance or contract of which said bond forms a part.
[Code 1961 §2-30; CC 1976 §2-108]
The City Council shall as often as it deems necessary require any officer of the City to exhibit his/her accounts or other papers or records, and to make report to the Council, in writing, touching any matter relating to his/her office.
[Code 1961 §2-20; CC 1976 §2-88]
The Mayor shall have power to administer oaths to witnesses in any matter under consideration in which the interest of the City is involved.
[Code 1961 §2-21; CC 1976 §2-89]
The Mayor shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be provided by the laws of the State or by ordinance.
[Code 1961 §2-23; CC 1976 §2-101; Ord. No. 97-7 §7, 2-24-1997]
No person shall be a Councilman unless he/she is at least twenty-one (21) years of age prior to taking office, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant of the City for one (1) year next preceding his/her election, and a resident of the ward from which he/she is elected six (6) months next preceding his/her election. Whenever there is a tie in the election of a Councilman, the matter shall be determined by the Council.
[CC 1976 §2-102; Ord. No. 2072 §2, 4-23-1984; Ord. No. 2398 §1, 3-28-1988; Ord. No. 2509 §1, 6-29-1989; Ord. No. 2004-70 §1, 12-14-2004]
As compensation for services as Councilman of the City, each person elected to the office of Councilman in April of 2005, and each person elected to said office thereafter, shall receive a monthly salary of five hundred dollars ($500.00).
[Code 1961 §2-24; CC 1976 §2-103; Ord. No. 1317 §1, 10-9-1973; Ord. No. 2007-12 §1, 4-25-2007; Ord. No. 2013-21 §1, 7-15-2013]
The City Council shall hold regular meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of each month with the exception of holidays and the months of July wherein there shall be one (1) meeting per month held on the third Monday of the month in the evening at an hour agreed upon by the Mayor and City Council and August and December wherein there shall be one (1) meeting per month held on the second Monday of the month in the evening at an hour agreed upon by the Mayor and City Council. Said meetings shall be held at the City Hall, unless the expected attendance exceeds the maximum capacity of the Council Chambers, in which case, the City Clerk shall provide for the meeting to be held at a larger facility to comply with Section 140.090 of this Code. Any regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council may be canceled in advance by a vote of the majority of the members of the City Council; provided, however, that there shall not be less than one (1) regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council in each calendar month. The date of any regular meeting of the City Council may be altered by a vote of the majority of the members of the City Council taken in advance, provided that in such cases reasonable notice shall be afforded to the public of such change in date. Adjourned meetings may be held for the purpose of completing the unfinished business of any meeting at such time as may be determined by the City Council. Special meetings may be called from time to time to be held in the City Hall at the time designated in the notice therefor; such special meetings may be called by the Mayor or by any four (4) Councilmen. Written notice of special meetings shall be given in person or by mail. If in person, it shall be given at least twenty-four (24) hours before the time set for the meeting. If by mail, it shall be deposited in the United States mail at least thirty-six (36) hours before the time set for the meeting. Public notice of special meetings shall be given in accordance with applicable laws of the State.
[Code 1961 §2-25; CC 1976 §2-104]
The members of the City Council shall attend all meetings of the Council unless leave of absence is granted or unless excused for illness or other special reasons.
[Code 1961 §2-26; CC 1976 §2-105; Ord. No. 2011-19 §2, 6-27-2011]
A quorum of the City Council shall consist of a simple majority of the full membership including vacancies and the Mayor of the City. If at any meeting, a quorum is not present, the meeting shall stand adjourned until the next regular or special meeting, provided that any four (4) members of the City Council, or the Mayor, may have a call of the City Council and send for and compel the attendance of the unexcused absent member or members and make and enter an order for his/her their censure or fine.
[Code 1961 §2-27; CC 1976 §2-106]
The City Council shall cause to be kept a journal of its proceedings, and the "ayes" and "nays" shall be entered on any question at the request of any two (2) members. In the vote on final passage of any ordinance, the "ayes" and "nays" must in all cases be entered in the journal showing the vote of each Councilman who is in attendance.
[Code 1961 §2-28; CC 1976 §2-107; Ord. No. 2002-26 §1, 5-13-2002]
The standing committees shall consist of one (1) Council member from each ward of the City Council to be appointed by the Mayor as soon after the annual City election as practical and as need for such arises. The first (1st) member named on a committee shall be the Chairman thereof. The standing committees and the special committees shall be such as are determined to be needed by the Mayor and City Council from time to time.
[Code 1961 §2-31; CC 1976 §2-109]
The City Council in its discretion may compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers relating to any subject under consideration in which the interest of the City is involved, and to call on the Marshal or Chief of Police of the City, or the proper officers of St. Louis County, to execute such process.
[Code 1961 §2-32; CC 1976 §2-110]
The City Council shall semi-annually in January and July of each year make out and spread upon their records a full and detailed account and statement of the receipts and expenditures and indebtedness of the City for the half year ending December thirty-first (31st) and June thirtieth (30th), preceding the date of such report, which account and statement shall be published in some newspaper in the City.
[Code 1961 §2-33; CC 1976 §2-111]
The City Council shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be provided by the laws of the State or by ordinance.
[Code 1961 §2-22; CC 1976 §2-112; Ord. No. 97-7 §8, 2-24-1997; Ord. No. 2004-06 §1, 2-9-2004]
At the first (1st) regular meeting of the City Council after the election in each year, which meeting shall occur at the time fixed by ordinance but shall not be later than the fourth (4th) Tuesday in April, the Council shall elect one (1) of its members President Pro Tem, who shall hold his/her office for the term of one (1) year and who, in the absence of the Mayor, shall preside at the meetings of the Council; provided, that in the absence of the Mayor and President Pro Tem, the Council may select one (1) of its members present to preside at such meetings who shall be styled "Acting President Pro Tem".
[Code 1961 §2-29; CC 1976 §2-120; Ord. No. 97-7 §9, 2-24-1997]
The style of all ordinances of the City shall be "Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Overland, Missouri, as follows:."
[Code 1961 §2-29; CC 1976 §2-121]
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 City Council shall vote for it, and the "ayes" and "nays" be entered on the journal.
[Code 1961 §2-29; CC 1976 §2-122; Ord. No. 2439 §1, 9-26-1988]
Every proposed ordinance shall be introduced to the City Council 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 City Council. If the proposed ordinance is read by title only, copies of the proposed ordinance shall be made available for public inspection prior to the time the bill is under consideration by the City Council.
No bill shall become an ordinance until it shall have been signed by the officer presiding at the meeting of the Council at which meeting it shall have been passed. When so signed, it shall be delivered to the Mayor for his/her approval and signature, or his/her veto.