City of Brentwood, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 105.010 Applicability.

[R.O. 2009 §8-1; Code 1969 §11-1]
The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to all City elections, general or special. All such elections shall be held and conducted in accordance with the applicable Statutes of the State and in accordance with the regulations of the Board of Election Commissioners of the County where authorized by the Statutes of the State, anything in this Code to the contrary notwithstanding.

Section 105.020 Election of Officers — Generally. [1]

[R.O. 2009 §8-2; Code 1969 §11-7; Ord. No. 3559 §1, 9-15-1997; Ord. No. 4263 §1, 12-6-2010; Ord. No. 4590 §1, 12-1-2014]
The general municipal election shall be held in each ward on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of an election year. Elective officers of the City shall be elected every two (2) years beginning in the year 2015 with the election of a Mayor, Municipal Judge and one (1) Alderman each from Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4. In the year 2016, one (1) Alderman shall be elected each from Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4. The elective officers shall hold office for a term of two (2) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualifies.
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Editor's Note — Ord. No. 4251 submitted to the voters propositions A and B which would allow for four (4) year terms. The election was November 2, 2010, and both propositions passed.

Section 105.030 Wards. [1]

[R.O. 2009 §8-3; Code 1969 §11-2; Ord. No. 4311 §1, 10-3-2011]
A. 
The City shall be divided into four (4) wards and the boundaries of the several wards shall be as follows:
1. 
First Ward. Beginning at a point in the center line of Brentwood Boulevard where the same would intersect an eastern prolongation of the north line of White Avenue (west of Brentwood Boulevard), thence westwardly along the north line of said White Avenue to the northern prolongation of the east line of Annalee Avenue, thence southwardly along the east line of Annalee Avenue to a point where the east line of Annalee Avenue intersects the north line of Harrison Avenue, thence westwardly along the north line of Harrison Avenue to the east line of High School Drive, thence southwardly along the east line of High School Drive to the intersection of the north line of Litzsinger Road thence westwardly along the north line to the east line of McKnight Road, thence northwardly along the east line and a prolongation thereof to a point where the prolongation of the east line would intersect a prolongation of the south line of Eager Road thence eastwardly, southwardly and eastwardly along the south, west and south line of Eager Road to a point in the south line of Eager Road where the same intersects the west boundary line of Audubon Park Apartments, a subdivision of the City, thence generally southwardly, eastwardly, southeastwardly, southwardly and eastwardly along the boundary of the Audubon Park Apartments and along a prolongation of the south boundary line of the Audubon Park Apartments to a point where the prolongation of the south boundary line would intersect the center line of Brentwood Boulevard, thence southwardly along the center line of Brentwood Boulevard to the point of beginning.
2. 
Second Ward. Beginning at a point in the center line of Brentwood Boulevard where the same would intersect the north line of Litzsinger Road, thence northwardly along the center line of Brentwood Boulevard to a point where the center line of Brentwood Boulevard would intersect an eastern prolongation of the north line of Harrison Avenue, thence westwardly along the north line of Harrison Avenue to a point where the north line of Harrison Avenue would intersect the east line of Annalee Avenue, thence northwardly along the east line of Annalee Avenue to a point where the northern prolongation of the east line of Annalee Avenue would intersect the north line of White Avenue, thence eastwardly along the north line of White Avenue to the center line of Brentwood Boulevard, thence in a straight line to a point in the center line of Brentwood Boulevard where the center line intersects the north boundary line of Summit Park Addition, a subdivision of the City, thence eastwardly along the north boundary line and a prolongation of the north boundary line to a point where the prolongation would intersect the center line of a certain abandoned right-of-way of the St. Louis Public Service Company commonly referred to as the "Kirkwood 01 Right-of-Way," thence southwardly along the center line of the right-of-way to a point where the center line would intersect a prolongation of the center line of Florence Avenue, thence eastwardly along such prolongation and along the center line of Florence Avenue to a point where the center line of Florence Avenue intersects the center line of Helen Avenue, thence northwardly along the center line of Helen Avenue to a point in the center line of Helen Avenue where the same intersects the center line of that part of Florence Avenue east of Helen Avenue, thence eastwardly along the center line of Florence Avenue to a point where the center line intersects the center line of Cecelia Avenue, thence northwardly along the center line of Cecelia Avenue to a point where the center line intersects the center line of that part of Litzsinger Avenue east of Cecelia Avenue, thence generally eastwardly along the center line of Litzsinger Avenue to the west line of Hanley Road, thence northwardly along the west line to the south line of Eager Road, thence westwardly along the south line to a point where the same intersects the east boundary line of Evans Subdivision, a subdivision of the City, thence southwardly along the east boundary line and a prolongation thereof to a point where the prolongation would intersect a prolongation of the south boundary line of Howard Place, a subdivision of the City, thence westwardly along the prolongation and along the south boundary line and along a further prolongation westwardly of the south boundary line to a point where the same would intersect the center line of Brentwood Boulevard, thence northwardly along the center line to a point where the same would intersect a prolongation of the common boundary line between Lot 4 and Lot 5 of the Subdivision of Lot A of Kenilworth Lane, a subdivision of the City, thence westwardly along the common boundary line to the west line of Lot 5, thence northwardly along the west line to the common boundary line between Lots 36 and 37 of Kenilworth Lane, a subdivision of the City, thence westwardly along the common boundary line to the east line of Kenilworth Lane, thence in a straight line to a point in the west line of Kenilworth Lane at its intersection with the common boundary line between Lot 9 and Lot 10 of Kenilworth Lane, a subdivision of the City, thence westwardly along the common boundary line to the west boundary line of Kenilworth Lane, a subdivision of the City, thence southwardly along the west boundary line to the south boundary line of Audubon Park Apartments, a subdivision of the City, thence eastwardly along a prolongation of the south boundary line to a point where the same would intersect the center line of Brentwood Boulevard, thence southwardly along the center line of Brentwood Boulevard to the point of beginning.
3. 
Third Ward. Beginning at a point in the center line of Brentwood Boulevard where the same would intersect the north line of Litzsinger Road, thence northwardly along the center line of Brentwood Boulevard to a point where the center line of Brentwood Boulevard would intersect an eastern prolongation of the north line of Harrison Avenue, thence westwardly along the north line of Harrison Avenue to a point where the north line of Harrison Avenue would intersect the east line of High School Drive, thence southwardly along the east line of High School Drive to a point where the east line of High School Drive would intersect the north line of Litzsinger Road, thence westwardly along the north line to a point where the north line would intersect a prolongation of the east line of Bremerton Road, thence southwardly along the east line to its intersection with the north line of Manchester Road, thence along a line south 34° 22" west to the center line of Deer Creek (commonly known as the south leg of River Des Peres), thence generally eastwardly along the center line of Deer Creek and along the center line of the north branch thereof to a point where the center line intersects the north line of Manchester Road, thence eastwardly along the north line to the west line of Hanley Road, thence northwardly along the west line to the center line of Litzsinger Avenue, thence westwardly along the center line to its intersection with the center line of Cecelia Avenue, thence southwardly along the center line to its intersection with the center line of Florence Avenue, thence westwardly along the center line to its intersection with the center line of Helen Avenue, thence southwardly along the center line to its intersection with the center line of that portion of Florence Avenue lying west of Helen Avenue, thence westwardly along the center line of Florence Avenue and a prolongation thereof to its intersection with the center line of a certain abandoned right-of-way of the St. Louis Public Service Company, commonly referred to as the "Kirkwood 01 Right-of-Way" thence northwardly along the center line of the right-of-way to a point where the same would intersect a prolongation of the north boundary line of Summit Park Addition, a subdivision of the City, thence westwardly along the north boundary line to its intersection with the east line of Brentwood Boulevard, thence in a straight line to the point of beginning.
4. 
Fourth Ward. Beginning at a point in the center line of Brentwood Boulevard where the same would intersect a prolongation of the south boundary line of Audubon Park Apartments, a subdivision of the City, thence generally westwardly, northwardly, northwestwardly, westwardly, and northwardly along the boundary line of Audubon Park Apartments to the south line of Eager Road, thence eastwardly along the south line to the east boundary line of Evans Subdivision, a subdivision of the City, thence southwardly along the east boundary line and a prolongation thereof to a point where the prolongation would intersect a prolongation of the south boundary line of Howard Place, a subdivision of the City, thence westwardly along the prolongation and along the south boundary line and along a further prolongation westwardly of the south boundary line to a point where the same would intersect the center line of Brentwood Boulevard, thence northwardly along the center line to a point where the same would intersect a prolongation of the common boundary line between Lot 4 and Lot 5 of the subdivision of Lot A of Kenilworth Lane, a subdivision of the City, thence westwardly along the common boundary line to the west line of Lot 5, thence northwardly along the west line to the common boundary line between Lot 36 and Lot 37 of Kenilworth Lane, a subdivision of the City, thence westwardly along the common boundary line to the east line of Kenilworth Lane, thence in a straight line to a point in the east line of Kenilworth Lane at its intersection with the common boundary line between Lot 9 and Lot 10 of Kenilworth Lane, a subdivision of the City, thence westwardly along the common boundary line to the west boundary line of Kenilworth Lane, a subdivision of the City, thence southwardly along the west boundary line to the south boundary line of Audubon Park Apartments, a subdivision of the City, thence eastwardly along a prolongation of the south boundary line to the point of beginning.
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State Law Reference — Wards required, §79.060, RSMo.

Section 105.040 Time for Filing for Office.

[R.O. 2009 §8-4; Ord. No. 4211 §1, 11-16-2009]
The name of no candidate for any City office at an election held under this Chapter shall be printed upon any official ballot unless filed beginning at 8:00 A.M. the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to the election and ending at 5:00 P.M. on the eleventh (11th) Tuesday prior to the election of the year in which the candidate seeks election to such City office. The candidate shall have filed with the office of the City Clerk written declaration stating his/her intention to be a candidate and that, if elected to such office, he/she will qualify.

Section 105.050 Filing Fee — Exemptions.

[R.O. 2009 §8-5; Code 1969 §11-10]
Each candidate for any City office, at the time of filing a written declaration, shall pay to the office of the City Clerk/Administrator a filing fee of five dollars ($5.00) which shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund of the City. Provided however, if a candidate files a sworn affidavit with the City Clerk/Administrator stating he/she is financially unable to pay the filing fee, the candidate shall not be required to pay the fee.

Section 105.060 Order of Names on Ballot.

[R.O. 2009 §8-7; Code 1969 §11-10; Ord. No. 4058 §1, 2-5-2007; Ord. No. 4683 §1, 12-7-2015]
The City Clerk shall be responsible for the oversight of the filing of candidates and shall clearly designate where candidates shall form a line to effectuate such filings and determine the order of such filings; except that, in the case of candidates who file a declaration of candidacy with the City prior to 5:00 P.M. on the first day for filing, the City Clerk shall determine by random drawing the order in which such candidates' names shall appear on the ballot. Any drawing conducted pursuant to this Section shall be conducted so that each candidate, or candidate's representative if the candidate filed under Subsection 2 of Section 115.355.2 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, may draw a number at random at the time of filing. If such drawing is conducted, the number drawn shall be recorded with the candidate's declaration of candidacy. If such drawing is conducted, the names of candidates filing on the first day of filing for each office on each ballot shall be listed in ascending order of the numbers so drawn.