City of Knob Noster, MO
Johnson County
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The elective officers of the City and their terms shall be those set out in Section 105.030 of this Code.
[R.O. 2012 §115.020; Ord. No. 538 §2, 10-19-1993]
The Board of Aldermen shall elect a City Clerk who shall serve for an indefinite term.
[R.O. 2012 §115.030; Ord. No. 538 §3, 10-19-1993]
The Mayor shall, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, appoint the following officers, to wit: a City Treasurer, a City Attorney and a Municipal Judge, who shall hold their respective offices for a two-year term concurrent with the Mayor's term of office, unless sooner removed.
[R.O. 2012 §115.040; Ord. No. 538 §5, 10-19-1993]
No person holding an elective office in the City of Knob Noster shall be appointed to any office or position to which any salary or compensation is allowed by ordinance, nor shall any officer of the City be interested in any contract with the City for improvements, or otherwise.
[R.O. 2012 §115.050]
If a vacancy occurs in any elective office, the mayor or the person exercising the duties of the Mayor shall cause a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen to convene where a successor to the vacant office shall be selected. If the vacancy is in the office of Mayor, nominations of a successor may be made by any member of the Board of Aldermen and selected with the consent of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen. The successor shall serve until the next regular municipal election. If a vacancy occurs in any office not elective, the Mayor shall appoint a suitable person to discharge the duties of such office until the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen thereafter, at which time such vacancy shall be permanently filled.
[R.O. 2012 §115.060; Ord. No. 503 §1, 1-7-1992]
The salaries of employees shall be authorized by the Board of Aldermen by approval of a salary schedule included in the annual budget.
[R.O. 2012 §115.070]
The Mayor may, with the consent of a majority of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, remove from office, for cause shown, any elective officer of the City, such officer being first given opportunity, together with his/her witnesses, to be heard before the Board of Aldermen sitting as a Board of Impeachment. Any elective officer, including the Mayor, may in like manner, for cause shown, be removed from office by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all members elected to the Board of Aldermen, independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation. The Mayor may, with the consent of a majority of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, remove from office any appointive officer of the City at will, and any such appointive officer may be so removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation. The Board of Aldermen may pass ordinances regulating the manner of impeachments and removals.
[R.O. 2012 §115.080]
Every officer of the City and his/her assistants, and every Alderman, before entering upon the duties of his/her office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation before some court of record in the County, or the City Clerk, that he/she possesses all the qualifications prescribed for his/her office by law; that he/she will support the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Missouri, the provisions of all laws of this State affecting Cities of the Fourth Class, and the ordinances of the City, and faithfully demean himself/herself while in office; which official oath or affirmation shall be filed with the City Clerk. Every officer of the corporation, when required by law or ordinance, shall, within fifteen (15) days after his/her appointment or election, and before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his/her office, give bond to the City in such sum and with such sureties as may be designated by ordinance, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his/her duty, and that he/she will pay over all monies belonging to the City, as provided by law, that may come into his/her hands. If any person elected or appointed to any office shall fail to take and subscribe such oath or affirmation, or to give bond as herein required, his/her office shall be deemed vacant. For any breach of condition of any such bond, suit may be instituted thereon by the City, or by any person in the name of the City to the use of such person.