City of Cool Valley, MO
St. Louis County
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Cross References — As to administration, Title I; as to board of aldermen, ch. 110.
State Law References — Election of officers in fourth class cities, §§79.030 et seq., RSMo.; election authorities and elections, ch. 115, RSMo.
All City elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §§2-6, 2-16; Ord. No. 740 §1, 6-19-1990; Ord. No. 1043 §§1, 6, 11-19-2002]
A. 
A municipal election for the qualified voters of this City shall be held on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of each year.
B. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of 2004 and every four (4) years thereafter, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Cool Valley shall be held for the purpose of electing a Mayor who shall hold his/her office for a term of four (4) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
C. 
City Divided Into Wards — Aldermen Elected.
1. 
The Board of Aldermen shall divide the City into two (2) wards of approximately equal population. The boundaries of those wards shall be studied every ten (10) years, after the Federal census and the boundary lines adjusted, if necessary. Each ward shall elect one (1) Alderman every two (2) years, each of whom shall serve a term of four (4) years, except as provided in this Section.
2. 
On the general municipal election day in April 2004, as prescribed by State law, one (1) Alderman shall be elected for a term of three (3) years to succeed any Alderman whose term of office expires at such time. On the general municipal election day in April 2005, as prescribed by State law and thereafter, one (1) Alderman shall be elected for a term of four (4) years to succeed any Alderman whose term expires at such time.
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 115.346, RSMo., regarding payment of municipal taxes or user fees.
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Editor's Note — As to arrearage or delinquency in all taxes, see §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.
[R.O. 2009 §6-6; Ord. No. 814 §2, 12-14-1993]
The City Clerk shall not accept any declaration of candidacy unless it is accompanied by a filing fee. The filing fees shall be as follows:
Filing fee for Mayor: $25.00.
Filing fee for Alderman: $25.00.
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. 2009 §6-4; Ord. No. 415 §3, 10-14-1980]
The City Clerk shall perform all duties required by law and provide all information to the Board of Election Commissioners of St. Louis County for the conduct of elections.
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State Law Reference — Municipal election date, §115.121(3), RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §6-5; Ord. No. 449 §1, 10-13-1981]
A. 
The City shall be divided into two (2) wards as evenly as possible by population. The area of each ward shall be defined by the City limit boundary lines and a mutual ward boundary line between each ward.
B. 
The wards shall be as follows:
1. 
Ward 1. Ward 1 shall comprise the area within the City generally east and north of the following ward boundary line:
Beginning at a point on the north right-of-way line of Geiger Road at its intersection with the City limit boundary of the City of Cool Valley, at the City's westernmost boundary line on Geiger Road; thence along the City limit boundary line and north 66° 48 minutes west 175 feet to a point; thence north 0° 0 minutes east 225 feet to a point; thence north 76° 37 minutes east 287.5 feet to a point; thence north 0° 0 minutes east to the centerline of United States Interstate Highway 70; thence eastwardly along the centerline of United States Interstate Highway 70 to its intersection with South Florissant Road; thence northwardly along the centerline of South Florissant Road to a point where an extension of the south property lines of property on the south of Hawkesbury Drive intersects with the centerline of South Florissant Road; thence westwardly along said extension and said south property lines to the centerline of Willingham Court; thence southwardly along said centerline of Willingham Court to its intersection with the centerline of Hastings Lane; thence westwardly along said centerline of Hastings Lane to its intersection with the centerline of North Hills Lane; thence southwardly along the centerline of North Hills Lane to a point where an extension of the south property lines of property on the south of Hastings Court intersects with the centerline of North Hills Lane; thence westwardly along said extension and said south property lines to the intersection with the western City limit boundary line (8404, 8406, 8412, 8414, 8415, 8417, 8420, 8422, 8423, 8425, 8428, 8430, 8431, 8433, 8436, 8438, 8439, 8441, 8447 and 8449 Fresno Court and all other residences generally east and north of the dividing ward boundary line).*
2. 
Ward 2. Ward 2 shall comprise the area within the City generally west and south of the following ward boundary line:
Beginning at a point on the north right-of-way line of Geiger Road at its intersection with the City limit boundary of the City of Cool Valley, at the City's westernmost boundary line of Geiger Road; thence along the City limit boundary line and north 66° 48 minutes west 175 feet to a point; thence north 0° 0 minutes east 225 feet to a point; thence north 76° 37 minutes east 287.5 feet to a point; thence north 0° 0 minutes east to the centerline of United States Interstate Highway 70; thence eastwardly along the centerline of United States Interstate Highway 70 to its intersection with South Florissant Road; thence northwardly along the centerline of South Florissant Road to a point where an extension of the south property lines of property on the south of Hawkesbury Drive intersects with the centerline of South Florissant Road; thence westwardly along said extension and said south property lines to the centerline of Willingham Court; thence southwardly along said centerline of Willingham Court to its intersection with the centerline of Hastings Lane; thence westwardly along said centerline of Hastings Lane to its intersection with the centerline of North Hills Lane; thence southwardly along the centerline of North Hills Lane to a point where an extension of the south property lines of property on the south of Hastings Court intersects with the centerline of North Hills Lane; thence westwardly along said extension and said south property lines to the intersection with the western City limit boundary line (8455, 8457, 8463, 8465, 8471, 8473, 8479, 8481, 8487, 8789, 8489, 8495, 8497, 8516, 8518, 8524 and 8526 Fresno Court and 8509, 8511, 8519, 8521, 8527, 8529, 8535 and 8537 Fontbonne Court and all other residences generally west and/or south of the dividing ward boundary line).*
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* Editor's Note — Maps of the boundaries of the wards are on file in the city clerk's office.
State Law Reference — City to be divided into wards, §79.060, RSMo.