Platte City, MO
Platte County
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Section 105.010 Conduct of Elections.

[CC 1992 §110.050]
All City elections, general and special, shall be conducted in conformity with all applicable Missouri State election laws.

Section 105.020 Qualification of Voters.

[CC 1992 §110.040; R.O. 1979 §4.300]
Any bona fide resident of the City qualified to vote in State and County elections shall be entitled to vote in all elections for City Officers.

Section 105.030 Ordinance Calling For Election.

[CC 1992 §110.060; R.O. 1979 §4.600]
All ordinances calling for any election required hereunder shall be designated a special ordinance.

Section 105.040 City Election Official.

[Ord. No. 1271 §1, 11-13-2002]
A. 
The City Clerk shall serve as the election official for the City of Platte City, Missouri, and perform any duties related thereto with the exception of those functions performed by the County election authority.
B. 
A Deputy City Clerk may be appointed by special ordinance for the sole purpose of performing the duties of the City election official when the City Clerk is unavailable.

Section 105.050 Declaration of Candidacy — Dates For Filing.

Any person who desires to become a candidate for an elective City office at the general City election shall file with the City Clerk, not prior to the hour of 8:00 A.M., on the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to, nor later than 5:00 P.M., on the eleventh (11th) Tuesday prior to the next City municipal election, a written declaration of his/her intent to become a candidate at said election. The City Clerk shall keep a permanent record of the names of the candidates, the offices for which they seek election, and the date of their filing, and their names shall appear on the ballots in that order.

Section 105.060 Candidates For Municipal Office — No Arrearage For Municipal Taxes or User Fees Permitted. [1]

No person shall be a candidate for municipal office unless such person complies with the provisions of Section 115.346, RSMo., regarding payment of municipal taxes or user fees.
[1]
Editor's Note — As to arrearage or delinquency in all taxes, see §115.342, RSMo.

Section 105.070 Declaration of Candidacy — Notice To Public.

The City Clerk shall, on or before the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to any election at which City offices are to be filled by said election, notify the general public of the opening filing date, the office or offices to be filled, the proper place for filing, and the closing filing date of the election. Such notification may be accomplished by legal notice published in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation in the City.

Section 105.080 Notice of Elections.

In City elections, the City Clerk shall notify the Board Of Election Commissioners prior to 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to any City election except as noted in Section 115.125.1, RSMo. The notice shall be in writing, shall specify that the Board of Aldermen is calling the election, the purpose of the election, the date of the election, and shall include a certified copy of the legal notice to be published including the sample ballot. The notice and any other information required by this Section may, with the prior notification to the election authority receiving the notice, be accepted by facsimile transmission prior to 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to the election, provided that the original copy of the notice and a certified copy of the legal notice to be published shall be received in the office of the election authority within three (3) business days from the date of the facsimile transmission.

Section 105.090 Division of City Into Wards.

[CC 1992 §110.010; R.O. 1979 §4.000]
The City shall be and it is hereby declared to be divided into three (3) Wards to be known as "First Ward", "Second Ward" and "Third Ward".

Section 105.100 Designation of Territory of Wards.

[CC 1992 §110.020; Ord. No. 439 §1, 3-28-1988; Ord. No. 1047, 11-10-1998; Ord. No. 1225 §1, 12-12-2001]
A. 
Ward One. All that part of the City lying north and west of the following line: Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of HH Highway and the eastern boundary line of the City of Platte City, thence proceeding westerly and northwest along the centerline of HH Highway to the intersection of the centerline of Prairie View Road and HH Highway AKA Main Street, thence proceeding south along the centerline of Prairie View Road to the intersection of the centerline of Highway 92 and Prairie View Road, thence northwesterly along the centerline of Highway 92 to the intersection of the centerline of Fourth Street and Highway 92, thence proceeding south along the centerline of Fourth Street to the intersection of the centerline of Fourth Street and Zed Martin Street, thence west along centerline of Zed Martin Street to the intersection of the centerline of Second Street and Zed Martin Street, thence south along the centerline of Second Street to the intersection of Second Street and Spring Street, thence west along the centerline of Spring Street to the intersection of centerline of Spring Street and First Street, thence south along the centerline of First Street to the intersection of the centerline of First Street and Academy Street, thence east along the centerline of Academy Street to the intersection of the centerline of Academy Street and Radar Street, thence south along the centerline of Radar Street to the intersection of the centerline of Radar and Almond Streets, thence east along the centerline of Almond Street, to the intersection of the centerline of Almond Street and Todd Street, thence south along the centerline of Todd Street to the intersection of the centerline of Todd Street and Collins Drive, thence westerly along the centerline of Collins Drive to the intersection of Collins Drive and a point described as 25 feet due east of the northeast corner of Lot 13, May Day #3 Subdivision as approved by the City of Platte City, Missouri, on May 8, 1968, thence west 114.77 feet of Lot 13, May Day #3 Subdivision to the intersection of the City limits of Platte City, Missouri.
B. 
Ward Two. All that part of the City lying south and east of the line described above to define the area of Ward One, except that part of the City of Platte City described as Ward Three herein below.
C. 
Ward Three. All that part of the City lying south and east of the following: Beginning at the intersection of the Eastern City limits of Platte City, Missouri, and HH Highway, thence west along the centerline of Highway HH, thence westerly along the centerline of Highway HH to the intersection of the centerline of Highway HH and Prairie View Road, thence south along the centerline of Prairie View Road to the intersection of Prairie View and Highway 92, thence westerly along the centerline of Highway 92 to the intersection of Highway 92 and Fourth Street, thence south along the centerline of Fourth Street to the intersection of Maple Drive to the intersection of the centerline of Maple Drive and Fourth Street, thence southeasterly along the centerline of Maple Drive to the intersection of the centerline of Maple Drive and Hillcrest Drive, thence southeasterly along the centerline of Hillcrest to the intersection of the centerline of Hillcrest Drive and Thomas Road, thence east along the centerline of Thomas Drive to a point described as the intersection of the centerline of Thomas Road and the western boundary of the east half of the southeast ¼ section of 36 t53 r35, thence due south along the west line of the southeast ¼ of section 36 t53 r35 to the southern City limits of Platte City, Missouri.