City of O'Fallon, MO
St. Charles County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
PREAMBLE
We, the citizens of the City of O'Fallon, Missouri, in order to secure the benefits of Constitutional Home Rule under the Constitution of the State of Missouri, build on a proud heritage, maintain a democratic form of government, provide for full publicity and openness in the conduct of affairs of City government, public meetings and records, provide for equality of citizenship for all residents of the City of O'Fallon, and promote the common welfare, do ordain and establish this HOME RULE CHARTER FOR THE CITY OF O'FALLON, MISSOURI.
We reaffirm our faith in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. This Charter, therefore, provides for officials and regulations for the government of the City of O'Fallon, Missouri, to which certain powers are given, and all powers not given - except those pre-empted by the United States of America and the State of Missouri - remain with the elected officials of this City and its citizens.
Article 1 Incorporation, Name, and Boundaries

Section 1.1 Incorporation, Name, and Boundaries.

Article 2 Powers, Construction, and Form of Government

Section 2.1 Powers.

Section 2.2 Construction.

Section 2.3 Form of Government.

Article 3 City Council

Section 3.1 Where Powers Vested.

Section 3.2 Composition of Wards, Eligibility of Council Members, and Apportionment Commission.

Section 3.3 Compensation and Expenses.

Section 3.4 President Pro Tempore.

Section 3.5 Prohibitions.

Section 3.6 Vacancies, Forfeiture of Office, Filling of Vacancies.

Section 3.7 City Clerk.

Section 3.8 Investigations.

Section 3.9 Independent Audit.

Section 3.10 Legislative Proceedings.

Article 4 Mayor

Section 4.1 Election, Term, and Qualifications.

Section 4.2 Salary.

Section 4.3 Vacancy in Office, Forfeiture, and Removal From Office.

Section 4.4 Mayor's Powers and Duties.

Article 5 City Administrator

Section 5.1 Appointment, Qualifications, Residency, and Compensation.

Section 5.2 Removal.

Section 5.3 Powers and Duties.

Section 5.4 Performance Review.

Article 6 Administration and Personnel System

Section 6.1 Administrative Organization.

Section 6.2 Personnel System.

Section 6.3 Organization and Structure.

Section 6.4 Police Department.

Section 6.5 Legal Department.

Section 6.6 Officers.

Article 7 Financial Procedures

Section 7.1 Establishing Financial Procedures.

Article 8 Municipal Elections

Section 8.1 City Elections.

Section 8.2 Declaration of Candidacy.

Article 9 Initiative, Referendum, and Recall

Section 9.1 General Authority.

Section 9.2 Commencement of Proceedings, Petitioners' Committee, Affidavit.

Section 9.3 Petitions.

Section 9.4 Time For Filing Petitions.

Section 9.5 Procedure After Filing.

Section 9.6 Referendum Petitions; Suspension of Effect of Ordinance.

Section 9.7 Action On Initiative and Referendum Petitions.

Section 9.8 Withdrawal of Initiative, Referendum, or Recall Petitions.

Section 9.9 Recall Election.

Section 9.10 Results of Election.

Article 10 Franchises

Section 10.1 Granting of Public Franchises.

Section 10.2 Right of Regulation.

Section 10.3 Operation Beyond Franchise Period.

Article 11 Licensing, Taxation, and Regulation of Businesses

Section 11.1 Regulation of Businesses.

Article 12 General Provisions

Section 12.1 Personal Financial Interest.

Section 12.2 Prohibitions.

Section 12.3 Notice of Suits.

Section 12.4 Official Bonds.

Section 12.5 Charter Amendments.

Section 12.6 Public Improvement and Special Assessments.

Section 12.7 Word Construction, Gender, Etc.

Section 12.8 Severability.

Section 12.9 Computation of Time.

Article 13 Transitional Provisions

Section 13.1 Personnel System.

Section 13.2 Ordinances To Remain in Force.

Section 13.3 Pending Actions and Proceedings.

Section 13.4 Continuance of Contracts, Public Improvements, and Taxes.

Section 13.5 Officials To Continue.

Article 14 Schedule

Section 14.1 Election To Adopt Charter.

Section 14.2 Time of Taking Full Effect.

Section 14.3 Incumbent City Council Members; First Meeting of Newly Constituted City Council.

Section 14.4 Temporary Ordinance.

Section 14.5 Election Timing.

Section 14.6 Purpose of Schedule.