The City of Bonne Terre, as its limits now are or may hereafter be defined by law, shall be a body corporate under Chapter 77, RSMo., in the manner provided by law under the name of "The City of Bonne Terre" and as such shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts of law and equity and in all actions whatever; may receive and hold property, both real and personal, within such City and may purchase, receive and hold real estate within or without such City for the burial of the dead; and may purchase, hold, lease, sell or otherwise dispose of any property, real or personal, it now owns or may hereafter acquire; may receive bequests, gifts and donations of all kinds of property; and may have and hold one (1) common Seal and may break, change or alter the same at pleasure; and all courts of this State shall take judicial notice thereof.
[Ord. No. 2007-15 §2, 8-14-2007]
The City Council hereby adopts the Mayor-Council form of Municipal Government to become effective upon the 8th day of April, 2008, the next general municipal election in the City.
[CC 2001 §1.12.010; Ord. No. 1.15 §1, 12-15-1917; Ord. No. 1.15A §§1 — 4, 11-14-2000]
The City Council wishes to change to a new seal which is adopted on the fourteenth (14th) day of November, 2000. The impressions of the new seal is as follows: