City of Greenwood, MO
Jackson County
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[Adopted 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-2900[1]]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 110, City Officers, adopted and/or amended 4-19-1982 by Ord. No. 1.110A, as further amended.
All elected officials of the City of Greenwood shall serve for a term of two (2) years or until they resign or become disqualified for any reason.
The Mayor and members of the Board of Aldermen are hereby declared to be the only officers of the City of Greenwood to be elected by the people.
All officers elected to offices or appointed to fill a vacancy in any elective office under the City government shall be voters under the laws and constitution of this State and the ordinances of the City except that appointed officers need not be voters of the City. All officers, except appointed officers, shall be residents of the City.
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The Mayor and members of the Board of Aldermen shall be compensated in a reasonable amount as determined by the Board of Aldermen by ordinance. However, such amount shall not be changed effective during the term of the Mayor or Aldermen. The Mayor is authorized to participate in the City's health insurance program on the same terms and conditions as apply to the City's employees, effective with the Mayoral term starting April 2016. Each Alderman is authorized to participate in the City's health insurance program on the same terms and conditions as apply to the City's employees, effective with the Alderman terms starting April 2016 and April 2017, as the case may be.
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The Board of Aldermen hereby sets the compensation to be paid to the Mayor at one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200.00) per month, effective with the Mayoral term starting April 2016.
[Ord. No. 2016-2905 § 1, 3-8-2016]
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The Board of Aldermen hereby sets the compensation to be paid to Aldermen at three hundred dollars ($300.00) per month, effective with the Aldermen terms starting April 2012 and April 2013, respectively.
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, shall have power to appoint a Treasurer, City Attorney, City Assessor, Street Commissioner and night watchman and such other officers as he/she may be authorized by ordinance to appoint, and if deemed for the best interests of the City, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen may, by ordinance, employ special counsel to represent the City, either in a case of a vacancy in the office of City Attorney or to assist the City Attorney, and pay reasonable compensation therefor, and the person elected Marshal may be appointed to and hold the office of Street Commissioner.
If a vacancy occurs in any elective office, the Mayor or the person exercising the duties of the Mayor shall cause a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen to convene where a successor to the vacant office shall be selected by appointment by the Mayor with the advice and consent of a majority of the remaining members of the Board of Aldermen. If the vacancy is in the office of Mayor, nominations of a successor may be made by any member of the Board of Aldermen and selected with the consent of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen may adopt procedures to fill vacancies consistent with this Section. The successor shall serve until the next regular municipal election. If a vacancy occurs in any office not elective, the Mayor shall appoint a suitable person to discharge the duties of such office until the first regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen thereafter, at which time such vacancy shall be permanently filled.
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Clerk Of Board Of Aldermen.
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The City Clerk shall be the Clerk of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Greenwood and shall serve in this capacity and as otherwise provided in this Section.
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The City Clerk shall be the official title of the Clerk for the Board of Aldermen.
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Election — Duties. The Board of Aldermen shall appoint a Clerk for such Board, to be known as "the City Clerk," whose duties and term of office shall be fixed by ordinance. Among other things, the City Clerk shall keep a journal of the proceedings of the Board of Aldermen. He/she shall safely and properly keep all the records and papers belonging to the City which may be entrusted to his/her care; he/she shall be the general accountant of the City; he/she is hereby empowered to administer official oaths and oaths to persons certifying to demands or claims against the City.
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Term Of Office. The term of office shall be indefinite. The performance of the individual appointed to this office and the compensation shall be reviewed annually following the date of appointment.
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Powers And Authority. The City Clerk of the City of Greenwood shall have all the powers and authority provided by the laws of the State of Missouri.
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Compensation. The compensation paid to the City Clerk shall be established by the Board of Aldermen.
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Creation Of Office. The office of the City Collector of the City of Greenwood is hereby created.
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Official Title. The City Collector shall be the official title of the Collector of the City of Greenwood.
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Qualifications. The qualifications of the person to be appointed to the office of the City Collector shall be:
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The person be a qualified voter under the laws and Constitution of this State; and
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The person at the time of the appointment is not in arrears for any unpaid City taxes; and
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The person is not in forfeiture or defalcation in office.
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Term Of Office. The term of office shall be indefinite. The performance of the individual appointed to this office and the compensation shall be reviewed annually following the date of appointment.
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Powers And Authority. The City Collector shall have all powers and authority provided by the laws of the State of Missouri.
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Compensation. The compensation paid to the City Collector shall be established by the Board of Aldermen.
The Treasurer shall keep such records and make such reports as may be required by State Statute, the ordinances or the Board of Aldermen.
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In order to comply with safe and prudent building standards, an appointment shall be made for the position of City Engineer and/or the services of an engineering firm acting on behalf of the City in said capacity.
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An engineering firm acting on behalf of the City may be competitively selected by the Board of Aldermen. The person or firm shall be licensed in the State of Missouri. The term of the agreement will continue until terminated by either party.
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The City Engineer shall advise the City in engineering matters as requested by the Mayor and oversee the retention and supervision of other engineers retained for specialized work.
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Any and all fees and/or expenses incurred by the City in connection with the utilization of the services of the City Engineer, or that of a third-party contractor acting on behalf of the City in said capacity, shall be reimbursed to the City by the party for which the services were incurred, subject to a City administrative fee of fifteen percent (15%).
The City Attorney shall act as counselor for the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on all City matters and attend all meetings of the Board of Aldermen when requested to attend same by the Mayor or any member of the Board of Aldermen. He/she shall represent the City in all matters of a civil or police nature in which the City may be interested, draw all ordinances and legal documents and oversee the retention and supervision of outside counsel in cases of specialized work.
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The duties of the Director of Planning and Zoning will include, but not be limited to:
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Preparing all building permits, calculation of fees and collection of same.
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Performing all building inspections.
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Advising the contractor of his/her findings in writing; advising when failure of an inspection occurs as well as charging the appropriate fee for reinspection after correction of any/all defect(s) found during the initial inspection.
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Said Director will serve as a non-voting permanent member of the Planning and Zoning Board. In such capacity, the Director shall be responsible for all notices and correspondence required by law, and as such member will work with the City Engineer on all matters relating to said topic.
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Said Director will be responsible for coordinating work by the Public Works Department with the requirements arising from the decisions of the Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as new development within the City limits.
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Said Director shall be responsible for keeping the map of the City of Greenwood up to date, including the recording of new plats, the numbering of new housing additions and all other such related duties.
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Said Director shall serve in a full-time capacity and shall be hired/fired by the Board of Aldermen.
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Any and all other such duties as shall from time to time be deemed necessary by the Mayor.
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Said Director shall be compensated in such amount as established by the Board of Aldermen.
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The City Clerk be and hereby is appointed custodian of the records of the City of Greenwood, Missouri, and that such custodian is located at City Hall, City Clerk's office, 709 W. Main Street, Greenwood, Missouri 64034.
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Said custodian shall respond to all requests for access to or copies of a public record within the time period provided by Statute except in those circumstances authorized by statute.
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The fees to be charged for access to or furnishing copies of records shall be as hereafter provided: a fee that does not exceed ten cents ($0.10) per page for a paper copy not larger than nine (9) inches by fourteen (14) inches, with the hourly fee for duplicating time not to exceed the average hourly rate of pay for clerical staff of the City of Greenwood. Research time may be charged at the actual cost of research time. Based upon the scope of the request, the City shall produce the copies using employees that result in the lowest amount of charges for search, research and duplication time. Prior to producing copies of the requested records, the person requesting the records may request that an estimate of the cost be provided. Fees for records maintained on computer facilities, recording tapes or disks, videotapes or films, pictures, maps, slides, graphics, illustrations or similar audio or visual items or devices, and for paper copies larger than nine (9) inches by fourteen (14) inches shall include only the cost of copies, staff time, not to exceed the average hourly rate as described above, and the cost of the disk, tape or other medium used for duplication. Fees for maps, blueprints or plats that require expertise to duplicate may include the actual rate of compensation for trained personnel. If programming is required beyond the customary and usual level to comply with the request for records or information, the fees may include the actual costs of such programming.
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The public policy of the City of Greenwood that meetings, records, votes, actions and deliberations of this body shall be open to the public unless otherwise provided by law. All records which are permitted to be closed records by reason of the Sunshine Law, or by any other statute of Missouri, or by any statute or regulation of the United States government, are and shall be maintained as closed records.
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The City of Greenwood, Missouri, shall comply with Chapter 610, RSMo., the Sunshine Law, as now existing or hereafter amended.