City of Pagedale, MO
St. Louis County
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No person shall be an Alderperson unless he/she be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant and resident of the City for one (1) year next preceding his/her election, and a resident, at the time he/she files and during the time he/she serves, of the ward from which he/she is elected.
No person shall be Mayor unless he/she be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the City at the time of and for at least one (1) year next preceding his/her election.
[CC 2000 §110.040; CC 1990 §120.050]
The Mayor and the members of the Board of Alderpersons shall receive such compensation as is set forth by ordinance from time to time.
The Board shall elect one (1) of their own number who shall be styled "Acting President of the Board of Alderpersons" and who shall serve for a term of one (1) year.
When any vacancy shall happen in the office of Mayor by death, resignation, removal from the City, removal from office, refusal to qualify, or from any other cause whatever, the Acting President of the Board of Alderpersons shall, for the time being, perform the duties of Mayor, with all the rights, privileges, powers and jurisdiction of the Mayor, until such vacancy be filled or such disability be removed or, in case of temporary absence, until the Mayor's return.
The Mayor and Board of Alderpersons of each City governed by this Chapter shall have the care, management and control of the City and its finances and shall have power to enact and ordain any and all ordinances not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State, and such as they shall deem expedient for the good government of the City, the preservation of peace and good order, the benefit of trade and commerce, and the health of the inhabitants thereof, and such other ordinances, rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary to carry such powers into effect and to alter, modify or repeal the same.
The Mayor shall have a seat in and preside over the Board of Alderpersons but shall not vote on any question except in case of a tie, nor shall he/she preside or vote in cases when he/she is an interested party. 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 to such City, are complied with.
The style of the ordinances of the City shall be: "Be it ordained by the Board of Alderpersons of the City of Pagedale, as follows:" 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 Board of Alderpersons shall vote for it, and the "ayes" and "nays" be entered on the journal. Every proposed ordinance shall be introduced to the Board of Alderpersons 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 Board of Alderpersons. 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 Board of Alderpersons. No bill shall become an ordinance until it shall have been signed by the Mayor, or person exercising the duties of the Mayor's office, or shall have been passed over the Mayor's veto as herein provided.
Every bill duly passed by the Board of Alderpersons and presented to the Mayor and by him/her approved shall become an ordinance, and every bill presented as aforesaid, but returned with the Mayor's objections thereto, shall stand reconsidered. The Board of Alderpersons 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 vote on this question shall be taken by "ayes" and "nays" and the names entered upon the journal, and if two-thirds (⅔) of all the members-elect shall vote in the affirmative, the City Clerk 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 Board of Alderpersons; 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 Board of Alderpersons, the same shall become a law without his/her signature.
The Board of Alderpersons 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. The Board of Alderpersons may prescribe and enforce such rules as it may find necessary for the expeditious transaction of its business.
The Board of Alderpersons shall semi-annually each year, at times to be set by the Board of Alderpersons, 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 with the last day of the month immediately preceding the date of such report, which account and statement shall be published in some newspaper in the City.
In the event the financial statement of the City is not published as required by Section 110.100, the Treasurer of the City shall not pay out any money of the City on any warrant or order of the Board of Alderpersons after the end of the month in which such financial statement should have been published until such time as such financial statement is published. Any Treasurer violating the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation.
The Board of Alderpersons shall have power to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers and records relating to any subject under consideration in which the interest of the City is involved and shall have power to call on the proper officers of the City, or of the County in which such City is located, to execute such process. The officer making such service shall be allowed to receive therefor such fees as are allowed by law in the Circuit Court for similar services, to be paid by the City. The Mayor or Acting President of the Board of Alderpersons shall have power to administer oaths to witnesses.
The Mayor shall sign the commissions and appointments of all City Officers elected or appointed in the City and shall approve all official bonds unless otherwise prescribed by ordinance.
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.
The Mayor shall, from time to time, communicate to the Board of Alderpersons 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.
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 so construed as to authorize the Mayor to remit any costs which may have accrued to any officer of said City by reason of any prosecution under the laws or ordinances of such City.
[CC 2000 §110.020; CC 1990 §120.020; Ord. No. 3 §§2 — 7, 14 — 17, 2-21-1950; Ord. No. 181 §2, 4-12-1956; Ord. No. 510 §1, 10-10-1974; Ord. No. 774 §1, 6-26-1985; Ord. No. 775 §1, 6-13-1985; Ord. No. 798 §1, 8-9-1985; Ord. No. 799 §1, 10-28-1985; Ord. No. 800 §1, 11-15-1985; Ord. No. 914 §§1 — 2 (L — M), 5-10-1990; Ord. No. 920 §§1 — 3 (A,N,O), 5-10-1990; Ord. No. 1091 §§1 — 4, 12-12-1996; Ord. No. 1349 §1, 10-12-2006]
A. 
Meetings.
1. 
The Board of Alderpersons of the City of Pagedale shall hold a regular meeting on the second (2nd) Thursday of each month at 7:30 P.M. at City Hall for the purpose of conducting City business. The meeting shall automatically adjourn at 9:30 P.M. unless a motion is made and passed to extend the meeting past 9:30 P.M.
2. 
Adjourned meetings may be held for the purpose of completing unfinished business of any meeting at such time as may be determined by the Mayor and/or Board of Alderpersons.
3. 
Special meetings may be called from time to time by the Mayor or any two (2) Alderpersons, of which written notice shall be given to all members of the Board of Alderpersons and the Mayor, at least twenty-four (24) hours before the meeting, unless impossible or impractical.
4. 
Notification of all meetings shall conform to Section 610.020, RSMo., and Chapter 120 of this Code.
B. 
Members of the Board shall attend all meetings, unless leave of absence is granted or a valid excuse for absence therefrom exists.
C. 
A quorum shall constitute one (1) person more than half (½) of the total number of members of the Board. If a quorum fails to attend any meeting, it shall stand adjourned until the next regular or special meeting.
D. 
The Board of Alderpersons shall keep a journal of its proceedings and the "ayes" and "nays" shall be entered on any question at the request of any two (2) members, provided however, that 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 Alderperson in attendance.
E. 
The Board of Alderpersons shall, by majority vote of all members elected to the Board to be entered in the journal, elect an Acting President of the Board, who shall have the same power and duties as the Mayor, who shall serve a term of one (1) year when a vacancy occurs for any reason in the office of Mayor, pursuant to applicable State Statutes.
F. 
The Board of Alderpersons shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be provided by the laws of the State or by ordinance.
G. 
When not in conflict with other provisions of the ordinances of this City, Robert's Rules of Order shall control as to the conduct of meetings and business before the Board of Alderpersons.
H. 
All minutes of the regular and special meetings of the Board of Alderpersons shall be included in the City journal. Minutes of all meetings of the Board of Alderpersons shall be read and approved or corrected at a succeeding or special meeting of the Board of Alderpersons.
I. 
In the event the Mayoral seat becomes permanently vacated for any reason, the Acting President of the Board of Alderpersons shall fill such vacancy until the next general, special or annual election, whichever is applicable, and shall receive in place of the standard salary of an Alderperson the same salary as assigned to the position of Mayor according to the ordinances of the City of Pagedale, Missouri.
J. 
The month of August, only, shall be designated a vacation month and there will be no regular monthly meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderpersons. A list of all accounts payables for the month of August, which normally would be addressed in the regular monthly meeting, shall be forwarded to the Mayor and Board of Alderpersons before the second (2nd) Thursday in the month of August. If there are any objections to payment of any bill(s) on the August accounts payables, the City Clerk shall be duly notified and payment of said bill(s) shall be withheld until the September regular monthly meeting. Approval for payment of the August accounts payables bills shall be deemed granted if the City Clerk receives no notice of objection by the third (3rd) Thursday in the month of August. The City Clerk shall confirm, in writing, to the Mayor, Board of Alderpersons and City Treasurer verification which bills have been approved for payment, as well as those objectionable bills, whereby payment(s) will be withheld until further review at the September regular monthly meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderpersons.
K. 
Consent Agenda.
1. 
A consent agenda may be presented to the Mayor and Board of Alderpersons for purposes of expediting City business during any meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderpersons. A consent agenda shall consist of items and issues of City business which do not need further discussion, is mutually agreeable to a majority of the Board of Alderpersons and non-controversial in nature, content or purpose. A consent agenda shall be listed on the main agenda. On the main agenda, the consent agenda shall be prefaced with a brief explanation to the public and shall read as follows:
All items of business listed under the consent agenda have been previously reviewed and given due consideration by the Mayor and Board of Alderpersons. The listed items, being mutually agreeable to a majority of the Board of Alderpersons for expeditious handling, will be enacted by one (1) motion, followed by a roll call vote.
2. 
Any item on the consent agenda may be removed from the consent agenda for further discussion.
L. 
Work Sessions.
1. 
Work sessions may be called from time to time by the Mayor or by any two (2) members of the Board of Alderpersons of the City of Pagedale for the purpose of addressing new or old business.
2. 
Work sessions shall be productive forums for conducting public business and may involve issues or matters to be voted upon. All votes taken shall conform to and comply with Section 610.015, RSMo.
3. 
Written notice of work sessions shall be given to the Mayor and to all members of the Board of Alderpersons at least twenty-four (24) hours before the meeting, unless for good cause such notice is impossible or impractical, in which case as much notice as is reasonably possible shall be given. Notice of work sessions shall be given to the public in the manner provided by Section 610.020, RSMo.
4. 
In the event that written notice to the Mayor or to any member of the Board of Alderpersons is not given at least twenty-four (24) hours before the meeting, the minutes shall state the nature of the good cause justifying the departure from the notice requirement.
M. 
The smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other forms of smoking involving the burning of tobacco or similar products within the auditorium of the Pagedale City Hall at any time during which a public and open meeting of the Pagedale Board of Alderpersons or any committee thereof, is being held or conducted, whether in temporary recess or not, is prohibited.