City of Valley Park, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 2013 §105.010; CC 1984 §2-28; Ord. No. 164 §2, 2-24-1937]
At the general election to be held in the City on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April in odd-numbered years, there shall be elected from each Ward in the City one (1) member of the Board of Aldermen. On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April in even-numbered years, there shall be elected from each Ward one (1) member of the Board of Aldermen. Aldermen shall hold their offices for two (2) years and until their successors are elected and qualified.
[R.O. 2013 §105.020; CC 1984 §2-29; Ord. No. 162 §1, 2-15-1937; Ord. No. 164 §1, 2-24-1937; Ord. No. 1133 §1, 9-15-1993; Ord. No. 1134 §1, 9-15-1993; Ord. No. 1377 §1, 12-15-1997; Ord. No. 1695 §1, 2-22-2006; Ord. No. 1883 §1, 12-12-2011]
At the general election to be held in the City on the first (1st) Tuesday in April following the first (1st) Monday in April in 1998, and every two (2) years thereafter, there shall be elected a Mayor who shall hold his/her office for a term of two (2) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified. At said general election, and every four (4) years thereafter, there shall also be elected a City Marshal/ex officio Collector who shall hold his/her office for a term of four (4) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
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.
No person shall be a candidate for municipal office unless such person complies with the provisions of Section 115.342, RSMo., regarding payment of municipal taxes or user fees.
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State Law Reference — As to disqualification for arrearage or delinquency in taxes and bonding requirements, §115.342, RSMo.
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.
[R.O. 2013 §105.050; CC 1984 §2-30; Ord. No. 212 §1, 12-3-1943; Ord. No. 445 §1, 4-1-1968]
A filing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be paid to the City Clerk by all candidates for elective offices at general and special elections held in the City, said fee to be payable at the time of filing notice of candidacy with the City Clerk.
[R.O. 2013 §105.060; CC 1984 §2-31; Ord. No. 164 §3, 2-24-1937]
All special elections in the City shall conform to Chapter 115, RSMo.
[R.O. 2013 §105.070]
The boundaries of the ward are delineated on a map which is on file in the office of the City Clerk.