City of Poplar Bluff, MO
Butler County
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Cross Reference — As to administration generally, Title I of this Code.
State Law References — Elections generally, §77.040, RSMo.; qualification of elected officers, §77.050, §§78.080 et seq., RSMo.; composition of council under city manager form of government, §78.460, RSMo.

Section 105.010 Adoption of State Law. [1]

[R.O. 2007 §11-1]
Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, the general election laws of the State, insofar as the same are applicable, shall apply to and govern all elections held within the City. The City Clerk is hereby designated as the election authority for the City.
[1]
State Law References — Conduct of elections generally, ch. 115, RSMo.; municipal elections, ch. 122, RSMo.

Section 105.020 Primary Elections for City Council — Elimination — Authority.

[R.O. 2007 §11-1.1; Ord. No. 4785 §§1 — 2, 11-7-1983]
A. 
The City Council hereby specifically eliminates primary elections for candidates for the City Council of the City of Poplar Bluff.
B. 
Further, this action is taken under Section 78.530, RSMo. To the extent required thereunder, the City Council specifically adopts the provisions of that Section in eliminating primary elections and avoiding the conduct of City elections as provided for in said Section.

Section 105.030 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 105.040 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.
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Editor's Note — As to arrearage or delinquency in all taxes, see §115.342, RSMo.

Section 105.050 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 105.060 Notice of Elections.

In City elections, the City Clerk shall notify the County Clerk 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 City Council 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.
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Cross Reference — As to city limits described, §100.140.
State Law Reference — Division of city into wards, §78.706, RSMo.

Section 105.070 Division of City Into Wards.

[R.O. 2007 §§11-41 — 11-45; Ord. No. 5064 §2, 2-2-1987; Ord. No. 6445 §1 — 2, 11-19-2001]
A. 
The City is divided into five (5) Wards numbered One, Two, Three, Four and Five.
1. 
Ward Number One. All of that part of the City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, which lies within the following boundary:
Beginning at the intersection of the east City limits and the south and west bank of Black River; north along the south and west bank of the Black River to the intersection of Henderson Avenue and Upper R.R.; south on Union Pacific to Velma Street extended west on Velma Street to Business Highway 67; south on Business Highway 67 to Pike Creek; west and south along the City limits.
2. 
Ward Number Two. All of that part of the City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, which lies within the following boundary:
Beginning at Pike Creek and Business 67 Highway south; north on Business 67 to Pine Boulevard; east on Pine Boulevard to 9th Street; north on 9th Street to Spring Street; east on Spring Street to Main Street; southeast on Main Street to Fairmont Street; north on Fairmont Street to Harper Street; west on Harper Street to 13th Street, north on 13th Street to Pershing Street; west on Pershing Street to Park View Drive; north on Park View Drive and 14th Street to Sylvan Drive; west on Sylvan Drive to Old Orchard Road; south on Old Orchard Road to Big Bend Road; west on Big Bend Road to Business Highway 67; northwest on Business Highway 67 to the City limits.
3. 
Ward Number Three. All of that part of the City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, south and east of the following described line:
Beginning at the intersection of the north City limits and Black River; south along Black River to Relief Street extended; west on Relief Street to Main Street; south on Main Street to Oak Street; west on Oak Street to 5th Street; south on 5th Street to Pine Boulevard; west on Pine Boulevard to Business Highway 67; south on Business Highway 67 to Velma Street; east on Velma Street to Union Pacific; northeast along Upper R.R. to Henderson Avenue; east on Henderson Avenue to Black River; south along Black River to south City limits.
4. 
Ward Number Four. All of that part of the City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, which lies within the following boundary:
Beginning at North Main Street and the north City limits; south on North Main Street to Harper Street; west on Harper Street to 13th Street; north on 13th Street to Pershing Street; west on Pershing Street to Park View Drive; north on Park View Drive and 14th Street to Sylvan Drive; west on Sylvan Drive to Old Orchard Road; south on Old Orchard Road to Big Bend Road; west on Big Bend Road to Business Highway 67; northwest on Business Highway 67 to the City limits.
5. 
Ward Number Five. All of that part of the City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, which lies within the following boundary:
Beginning at the intersection on North Main Street and the north City limits; south on Main Street to Harper Street; east on Harper Street to Fairmont Street; south on Fairmont Street to Main Street; northwest on Main Street to Spring Street; west on Spring Street to 9th Street; south on 9th Street to Pine Boulevard; east on Pine Boulevard to 5th Street; north on 5th Street to Oak Street; east on Oak Street to Main Street; northwest on Main Street to Relief Street; east on Relief Street to Black River; north along Black River to the north City limits.
B. 
On file in City Hall and marked Exhibit "B" and incorporated herein by specific reference thereto as if fully set out is a map of the City of Poplar Bluff outlining the proposed new boundary lines for the City's five (5) districts.