City of Ellisville, MO
St. Louis County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
PREAMBLE: In order to provide for the government of the City of Ellisville and secure the benefits and advantages of constitutional home rule under the Constitution of the State of Missouri, the people of Ellisville adopt the following Charter.
Article I Incorporation and Name

Section 1.1 Incorporation and Name.

Article II Powers

Section 2.1 Powers and Construction.

Article III The Council

Section 3.1 Powers Vested.

Section 3.2 Composition.

Section 3.3 Compensation; Expenses.

Section 3.4 Prohibitions.

Section 3.5 Vacancies; Forfeiture of Office; Filling of Vacancies.

Section 3.6 Judge of Qualifications.

Section 3.7 City Clerk.

Section 3.8 City Attorney.

Section 3.9 Prosecuting Attorney.

Section 3.10 Municipal Judge.

Section 3.11 Investigations.

Section 3.12 Independent Audit.

Section 3.13 Legislative Proceedings.

Section 3.14 Revision of Ordinances.

Article IV The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore

Section 4.1 Duties.

Section 4.2 Vacancy; Forfeiture of Office; Filling Vacancy.

Section 4.3 Prohibitions.

Article V City Manager

Section 5.1 Appointment and Evaluation.

Section 5.2 Removal.

Section 5.3 Acting City Manager.

Section 5.4 Powers and Duties of The City Manager.

Article VI Administrative Organization and Personnel System

Section 6.1 Existing Organizations.

Section 6.2 Performance Based Personnel System.

Article VII Financial Procedures

Section 7.1 Fiscal Year.

Section 7.2 Budget.

Section 7.3 Taxation Powers.

Section 7.4 Sale of Bonds.

Article VIII Nominations and Elections

Section 8.1 City Elections.

Section 8.2 Filing For Elected Offices.

Section 8.3 Preparation of Ballot.

Section 8.4 Election Procedure and Determination of Results.

Section 8.5 Filling Vacancies in Office.

Section 8.6 City Council Districts.

Article IX 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 Procedure After Filing.

Section 9.5 Referendum Petitions; Suspension of Effect Of Ordinance.

Section 9.6 Action On Petitions For Initiative and Referendum.

Section 9.7 Actions On Petitions For Recall.

Section 9.8 Withdrawal of Petitions.

Section 9.9 Results of Election; Limit On Resubmission.

Article X Franchises

Section 10.1 Granting of Franchises.

Section 10.2 Right of Regulation.

Section 10.3 Revocable Permits.

Section 10.4 Operation Beyond Franchise Period.

Article XI Licensing, Taxation and Regulation of Businesses, Occupations, Professions, Vocations and Other Activities

Section 11.1 Objects of Licensing, Taxation and Regulations.

Article XII General Provisions

Section 12.1 Personal Financial Interest.

Section 12.2 Political Activity.

Section 12.3 Activities Prohibited.

Section 12.4 Notice of Suits.

Section 12.5 Official Bonds.

Section 12.6 Charter Amendment.

Section 12.7 Public Improvements and Special Assessments.

Section 12.8 Proof of Ordinance.

Section 12.9 Separability.

Section 12.10 Enactment of Charter Enforcement Commission.

Section 12.11 Charter Review.

Article XIII 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.

Article XIV Schedule

Section 14.1 Purpose of Schedule.

Section 14.2 Election To Approve A Charter.

Section 14.3 First Elections.

Section 14.4 Time of Taking Full Effect.

Section 14.5 Incumbent Members of The Legislative Branch and Mayor.

Section 14.6 Temporary Ordinances.

Section 14.7 First City Manager of Charter.

Section 14.8 Enactment of Performance Based Personnel System.