The inhabitants of the City of Billings, as its limits now are or may hereafter be defined by law, shall be and continue a body corporate by the name of "The City of Billings" 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 may do any act, exercise any power and render any service which contributes to the general welfare, and all courts of this State shall take judicial notice thereof.
[CC 1975 §1-13]
A map showing the City limits and describing such limits is on file in the office of the City Clerk.
The Seal of the City of Billings shall be circular in form, one and seven-eighths (1⅞) inches in diameter, with the words "Christian County, Missouri" engraved across the face thereof, and the words "Seal of the City of Billings" engraved on the face thereof and near the outer edge of said Seal, and the same is hereby declared to be adopted as the Seal of the City of Billings.
The City Clerk shall be the keeper of the common Seal of the City f Billings, and any impression of said Seal to any contract or other writing shall have no validity or binding obligation upon the City unless such impression be accompanied by the attestation and signature of the City Clerk, and then only in cases authorized by law or the ordinances of this City.