[CC 1997 §2.37; Ord. No. 2629-95, 6-7-1995; Ord. No. 3034-99 §1, 2-3-1999]
Declaration Of Policy. The proper operation of government requires that public officials and employees be independent, impartial and responsible to the people; that government decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the governmental structure; that public office not be used for personal gain; and that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government. In recognition of these goals, there is hereby established a procedure for disclosure by certain officials and employees of private financial or other interests in matters affecting the City of Hazelwood, Missouri.
Conflict Of Interest.
All elected and appointed officials as well as employees of a political subdivision must comply with Section 105.454, RSMo., relating to conflict of interest, as well as any other State law governing official conduct.
Any member of the Governing Body of a political subdivision who has a "substantial personal or private interest" in any measure, bill, order or ordinance proposed or pending before the Governing Body, shall, before such official passes on the measure, bill, order or ordinance, file a written report of the nature of the interest with the City Clerk and such statement shall be recorded in the appropriate journal or other record of proceedings of the Governing Body.
"Substantial personal or private interest" is defined as ownership by the individual, his spouse, or his dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly of:
Ten percent (10%) or more of any business entity;
An interest having a value of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or more; or
The receipt by an individual, the individual's spouse or the individual's dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, of a salary, gratuity, or other compensation or remuneration of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or more, per year, from any individual, partnership, organization, or association within a calendar year.
Disclosure Reports. Each elected official, the City Manager, who is also the Chief Purchasing Officer, and officials or employees authorized to promulgate or vote on rules and regulations with the force of law, shall disclose in writing the following information by May first (1st) if any such transaction occurred during the previous calendar year:
For such person, and all persons within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity of such person, the date and the identities of the parties to each transaction with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that such person had with the political subdivision, other than compensation received as an employee or payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the political subdivision, and other than transfers for no consideration to the political subdivision.
The date and the identities of the parties to each transaction known to the person with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that any business entity in which such person had a substantial interest, had with the political subdivision, other than payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the political subdivision or transactions involving payment for providing utility service to the political subdivision, and other than transfers for no consideration to the political subdivision.
The City Manager of the City of Hazelwood, Missouri, shall also disclose in writing, by May first (1st), for the previous calendar year, the following information:
The name and address of each of the employers of such person from whom income of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more was received during the year covered by the statement;
The name and address of each sole proprietorship that he owned; the name, address and the general nature of the business conducted of each general partnership and joint venture in which he was a partner or participant; the name and address of each partner or co-participant for each partnership or joint venture unless such names and addresses are filed by the partnership or joint venture with the Secretary of State; the name, address and general nature of the business conducted of any closely held corporation or limited partnership in which the person owned ten percent (10%) or more of any class of the outstanding stock or limited partnership units; and the name of any publicly traded corporation or limited partnership that is listed on a regulated stock exchange or automated quotation system in which the person owned two percent (2%) or more of any class of outstanding stock, limited partnership units or other equity interests;
The name and address of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of a director, officer or receiver.
Filing Of Reports.
The financial interest statements shall be filed at the following times, but no person is required to file more than one (1) financial interest statement in any calendar year:
Every person required to file a financial interest statement shall file the statement annually not later than May first (1st), and the statement shall cover the calendar year ending the immediately preceding December thirty-first (31st); provided that officials may supplement their financial interest statement to report additional interests acquired after December thirty-first (31st) of the covered year until the date of filing of the financial interest statement.
Each person elected or appointed to an office provided for under Disclosure Reports shall file the statement within thirty (30) days of such appointment or employment.
Financial disclosure reports giving the financial information required under Disclosure Reports shall be filed with the City Clerk of the City of Hazelwood, Missouri, and the Missouri Ethics Commission. The reports shall be available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours.
[Ord. No. 4104-10 §1, 8-18-2010]
Any person violating any part of this Chapter shall be prosecuted under the general penalty ordinance of the City of Hazelwood as set forth in Section 100.130: General Penalty Provisions of the Code of Ordinances.