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City of Gerald, MO
Franklin County
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[Ord. No. 844 § 1, 6-8-2017[1]]
The proper operation of municipal government requires that public officials and employees be independent, impartial and responsible to the people; that government decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the government structure; that public office not be used for personal gain; and that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government. In recognition of these goals, there is hereby established a procedure for disclosure by certain officials and employees of the City of Gerald (the "City") of personal or private interests in matters affecting the City.
[1]
Editor's Note: Sections 1 — 2 of this ordinance superseded former Ch. 117, Conflicts Of Interest, adopted and/or amended 1-21-2010 by Ord. No. 674 § 1, as amended.
[Ord. No. 844 § 1, 6-8-2017]
A. 
All elected and appointed officials as well as employees of the City must comply with Section 105.454, RSMo., on conflicts of interest as well as any other State law governing official conduct.
B. 
The Mayor or any member of the Board of Aldermen who has a substantial personal or private interest in any bill introduced to the Board of Aldermen shall disclose to the Board of Aldermen the nature of such interest, which disclosure shall be recorded in the minutes of the proceedings. Such person shall disqualify himself or herself from voting on any bill relating to such interest. "Substantial or private interest" is defined as ownership by the individual, his or her spouse, or his or her dependent children, singularly or collectively, directly, or indirectly of:
1. 
Ten percent (10%) or more of any business entity; or
2. 
An interest having a value of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or more; or
3. 
The receipt of a salary, gratuity, or other compensation or remuneration of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or more per year from any individual, partnership, organization or association within any calendar year.
[Ord. No. 844 § 1, 6-8-2017]
A. 
Each Alderman, the Mayor, the City Clerk and each candidate for elective office shall disclose in writing the following information by May 1 if any such transactions were engaged in during the previous calendar year:
1. 
For such person, and all persons within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity of such person, the date and the identities of the parties to each transaction with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that such person had with the City, other than compensation received as a fee or salary or payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the City, and other than transfers for no consideration to the City; and
2. 
The date and the identities of the parties to each transaction known to such person with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that any business entity in which such person had a substantial interest had with the City, other than payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the City or transactions involving payment for providing utility service to the City, and other than transfers for no consideration to the City.
[Ord. No. 844 § 1, 6-8-2017]
A. 
The Mayor and the City Clerk also shall disclose in writing by May 1 for the previous calendar year the following information:
1. 
The name and address of each of the employers of such person from whom income of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more was received during the year covered by the statement.
2. 
The name and address of each sole proprietorship that he or she owned; the name, address and the general nature of the business conducted of each general partnership and joint venture in which he or she was a partner or participant; the name and address of each partner or coparticipant for each partnership or joint venture with the Secretary of State; the name, address and general nature of the business conducted of any closely held corporation or limited partnership in which the person owned ten percent (10%) or more of any class of the outstanding stock or limited partnership units; and the name of any publicly traded corporation or limited partnership that is listed in a regulated stock exchange or automated quotation system in which the person owned two percent (2%) or more of any class of outstanding stock, limited partnership units or other equity interests.
3. 
The name and address of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of a director, officer or receiver.
[Ord. No. 844 § 1, 6-8-2017]
Disclosure reports of the information described in Sections 117.030 and 117.040 shall be filed with the City Clerk and with the Missouri Ethics Commission on forms prescribed by the City Attorney. The reports shall be available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours.
[Ord. No. 844 § 1, 6-8-2017]
A. 
The financial interest statements shall be filed at the following times, but no person is required to file more than one (1) financial interest statement in any calendar year:
1. 
Each person required to file a financial interest statement under this Section shall file such statement within thirty (30) days of appointment or election;
2. 
Every other person required to file a financial interest statement shall file the statement annually not later than May 1, and the statement shall cover the calendar year ending the immediately preceding December 31; provided that any member of the Board of Aldermen may supplement the financial interest statement to report additional interests acquired after December 31 of the covered year until the date of filing of the financial interest statement.
3. 
Every candidate required to file a personal financial disclosure statement shall file no later than fourteen (14) days after the close of filing at which the candidate seeks election. The time period of this statement shall cover the twelve (12) months prior to the closing date of filing for candidacy.
B. 
Financial disclosure reports giving the financial information required in Section 117.060(A)(3) shall be filed with the City and with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The reports shall be available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours.
[Ord. No. 844 § 1, 6-8-2017]
Any person found guilty of violating this Chapter shall be punished as provided in Section 100.100 of this Code.