City of Weldon Spring, MO
St. Charles County
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[Ord. No. 07-22 §1, 10-9-2007]
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A number of committees, boards and commissions have been created and are governed in other Sections of the Municipal Code. This Chapter does not apply to those organizations established elsewhere. However, the Board of Aldermen has the authority to create other committees to assist in the conduct of public business.
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These committees, which are composed of unpaid volunteers, are intended to serve the City in an advisory and liaison capacity only. It is understood that the Board of Aldermen and the Mayor will not take any action to abrogate or assign the decision-making responsibilities of the City's elected officials to any appointed committee.
[Ord. No. 07-22 §1, 10-9-2007]
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The process to establish a standing committee will be initiated by the presentation of a bill to amend this Chapter of the Municipal Code. The Board of Aldermen may establish a committee by a majority vote of the full Board membership. If no specific time period is identified when the committee is created, it may exist indefinitely. The committee may be terminated at any time by a majority vote of the full Board of Aldermen.
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When a committee is established, the following should be explicitly stated:
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Purpose. A statement of what the committee will do and how it will aid the City.
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Membership and organization. Designate the make-up of the committee including number of members and special considerations for membership for the committee members and outline the process for review and assignment/reappointment of members. Define how the Chairman is selected.
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Practices and procedure. Identify how the committee will operate, when they will meet, how they will coordinate with City staff and the Board of Aldermen and any other special considerations. Generally, the quorum, rules of order and agenda requirements associated with public meetings within the City will be followed. Minutes of committee meetings will be provided to the City Clerk.
The committee Chairman may submit funding requests to the Mayor or Board of Aldermen. These requests should be handled as routine expenditure requests. Committee input may be requested to support the City's annual budget process.
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Purpose. The City of Weldon Spring recognized that the commercial enterprises within the City are important citizens. They provide employment for our citizens. They pay fees and taxes that are important to the maintenance and growth of the City and its programs. They provide a sense of pride to the City. The purpose of the Business Committee is to provide our commercial citizens with a means of communicating and participating in City activities and decisions.
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Membership. The Business Committee will be composed of one (1) Alderman and six (6) business representatives.
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The Alderman member will be appointed by the Mayor based on approval by a majority of the full Board of Aldermen. The Alderman will be appointed for a one (1) year term following the acceptance of the April election results every year. This Alderman will serve as the Chairman of the Committee and liaison to the Board of Aldermen.
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The six (6) business representatives will be appointed to the Committee by the Mayor based on an approval by the majority of the full Board of Aldermen. Local businesses will be encouraged to nominate potential members. The business members will be appointed for one (1) year terms. They will be replaced or reappointed each April. The business members do not need to be residents of the City but should be owners or employees of businesses within the City. One (1) business member may be the owner or employee of a business based outside the City but within one (1) mile of the City boundaries.
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Procedures And Practices.
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The Business Committee will meet at least quarterly. Additional meetings are encouraged and are at the discretion of the Committee members. Meetings may be held in the evenings or during the day. Meetings will be held at City Hall or other locations at the discretion of the Committee.
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The Committee should discuss matters of importance to both the business community and the City. These issues should be reported to the Board of Aldermen at scheduled Board meetings by the Committee Chairman and/or the business representatives. This report may be recorded in Board of Aldermen meetings minutes.
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Purpose. The City of Weldon Spring recognizes the need to provide activities for our residents that will make the City a more enjoyable place to live and raise a family and, at the same time, help develop a sense of community.
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Membership. The Activities Committee will be composed of one (1) Alderman and six (6) City residents.
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The Alderman member will be appointed by the Mayor based on approval by a majority of the full Board of Aldermen. The Alderman will be appointed for a one (1) year term following the acceptance of the April election results each year. This Alderman will serve as the Chairman of the Committee and liaison to the Board of Aldermen.
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The six (6) residents will be appointed to the Committee by the Mayor based on approval by a majority of the full Board of Aldermen. Residents of all sections of the City will be encouraged to participate. The residents will be appointed for one (1) year terms. They will be replaced or reappointed each April. Two (2) residents should be selected from each ward, if possible, to insure that all areas of the City are represented.
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Procedures And Practices.
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The Activities Committee will meet at least quarterly. Additional meetings are encouraged and are at the discretion of the Committee members. Meetings may be held in the evenings or during the day. Meetings will be held at City Hall or other locations at the discretion of the Committee.
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The Committee should identify social, educational and cultural activities that the City might sponsor for the benefit of City residents. These activities should be recommended to the Board of Aldermen at scheduled Board meetings by the Committee Chairman and/or the residents. This report may be recorded in Board of Aldermen meetings minutes.