Velda City, MO
St. Louis County
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[CC 1974 §120.010; Ord. No. 213 §§1 — 2, 8-25-1974]
A. 
The City shall be divided into two (2) Wards:
1. 
Ward I. Starting at the south corner of Lucas and Hunt Road and Lincoln and proceeding northerly on the east side of Lincoln to a point one hundred fifty (150) feet north of Claremore, proceeding easterly to a point one hundred fifty (150) feet north of Claremore and Maywood, proceeding southerly on Maywood to include Normandale and Leadale and McKinley School on the east side of Maywood to a point two hundred (200) feet south of Maywood, proceeding from this point two hundred (200) feet south of Maywood northerly to the southwest corner of Lincoln and Lucas and Hunt Road, and to include in these boundaries, the following streets, Claremore, Myron, Parkdale, Leadale, Normandale, Colonial Avenue to a point one hundred fifty (150) feet north of Claremore and Maywood proceeding northerly to a point one hundred fifty (150) feet north of Claremore.
2. 
Ward II. Starting at Northeast Lincoln and Lucas and Hunt Road proceeding northerly on the west side of Lincoln to a point one hundred fifty (150) feet south of Lexington proceeding easterly to a point at one hundred fifty (150) feet south of Lexington and Maywood proceeding northerly on Maywood to a point of one hundred fifty (150) feet north of Edison Avenue then proceeding westerly to a point one hundred fifty (150) feet north of Edison and Lucas and Hunt Road proceeding southerly to the northeast corner of Lincoln and Lucas and Hunt Road. Ward II shall contain the following streets, west side of Lincoln to Lexington and then both east and west side of Lincoln to a point one hundred fifty (150) feet north of Edison also Colonial from a point one hundred fifty (150) feet north of Claremore to a point one hundred fifty (150) feet north of Edison shall also include Lexington, Woodrow, Glenmore and Edison Avenue.
All City elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.
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 odd-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Velda City 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. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of odd-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Velda City shall be held for the purpose of electing one (1) Alderman from each ward who shall hold his/her office for a term of two (2) years, and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
D. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of even-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Velda City shall be held for the purpose of electing one (1) Alderman from each ward, who shall hold his/her office for a term of two (2) 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 fifteenth (15th) 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.
The City Clerk shall, on or before the fifteenth (15th) 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 written notice shall be executed on behalf of the Board of Aldermen by the Mayor of the Board, and shall include the attestation of the City Clerk and shall have affixed thereto the Seal of the City of Velda City. 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.
[CC 1974 §120.060; Ord. No. 294 §1, 1-12-1978; Ord. No. 392 §3, 1-8-1986; Ord. No. 415 §3, 11-9-1988; Ord. No. 462 §1, 6-8-1994; Ord. No. 515 §1, 8-12-1998]
A. 
Declaration — Filing Fee. Any person seeking elective office in Velda City, Missouri, shall file with the City Clerk a signed written declaration of candidacy setting forth the title of the office sought and his/her residence address together with payment to the City of a filing fee of twenty dollars ($20.00). Filing fees of candidates received by the City Clerk shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund of the City.
B. 
Statement Of Qualifications — Form. If the person is seeking the elective office of Mayor or a member of the Board of Aldermen, he/she shall further certify and affirm in the presence of the City Clerk that he/she has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years or more; that he/she is a citizen of the United States and the State of Missouri; and that he/she has resided within Velda City for not less than three hundred sixty-five (365) days next prior to the date the election is to be held.
The suggested form for a Declaration of Candidacy for the office of Mayor or a member of the Board of Aldermen is as follows:
DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY
I, ____________________, the undersigned, do hereby file as a candidate for election as Mayor as a member of the Board of Aldermen of Velda City, St. Louis County, Missouri, at the City general election to be held on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday of April. I certify and affirm that I have attained the age of twenty-one (21) years or more; that I am a citizen of the United States and the State of Missouri; and that I have resided within Velda City for not less than three hundred sixty-five (365) days next prior to the date said election is to be held, and presently reside at ____________________.
  (Signature of Candidate):
Date and time filed: ___________________________
Filing fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) paid.
Certified/Affirmed before me in my presence the date and time above-noted.
  City Clerk