[Ord. No. 842 § 4, 6-8-2017]
There is hereby created the office of City Attorney. The City Attorney shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen. The City Attorney shall attend the meetings of the Board of Aldermen, advise the various City Officers, committees and boards upon legal questions pertaining to their respective duties for the City, draw ordinances, deeds, releases, assessments, contracts, bonds and other documents relating to municipal affairs, represent the City in all litigation in the courts and before administrative State and Federal agencies. The City Attorney shall be a lawyer licensed to practice in the courts of the State of Missouri. The City Attorney shall receive such compensation for the performance of his/her duties as may be determined by the Board of Aldermen by ordinance from time to time.
Editor’s Note: Former Section 115.140, Duties, Generally, adopted and/or amended CC 1987 § 21.420; Ord. No. 812 §§ 1 — 2, 5-12-2016, was repealed 6-8-2017 by Ord. No. 842 § 4.
[CC 1987 §21.430; Ord. No. 812 §§1 — 2, 5-12-2016]
The City Attorney shall attend all meetings of the Board of Aldermen unless excused by the Mayor or a majority of the Board of Aldermen. Any member of the Board of Aldermen shall confer with the Mayor and other Aldermen before calling upon the City Attorney for an oral or written opinion to decide any question of law, but not to decide upon any parliamentary rules or to resolve any dispute over the propriety of proposed legislative action.
[Ord. No. 812 §2, 5-12-2016]
There is hereby created the position of Municipal Prosecuting Attorney. The Municipal Prosecuting Attorney shall be selected and appointed consistent with all provisions of Section 115.130 of the Gerald Municipal Code as reserved for special counsel.
The compensation for such position shall be fixed by the Board of Aldermen and may be amended from time to time.
The Municipal Prosecuting Attorney shall pursue and prosecute any violation of the Municipal Code and shall report to the Board of Aldermen, as required by the Board, on the condition of any matters pending or unsettled in the Circuit Court, or any offense being pursued or prosecuted by the City for violation of City Ordinances.
[Ord. No. 885, 4-11-2019]
The Municipal Prosecuting Attorney shall, at all times, be a licensed and practicing attorney in the State of Missouri.