City of Sikeston, MO
Scott County
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We, the People of Sikeston, Missouri, in order to build on a proud heritage, promote the well-being of our community, ensure the free flow of information between local government and its constituents, and to secure the benefits and advantages of constitutional home rule under the Missouri Constitution, do hereby establish this Charter for the better government of our City.
Article I Incorporation, Name, Boundaries and Form of Government

Section 1.1 Incorporation, Name and Boundaries.

Section 1.2 Form of Government.

Article II Powers

Section 2.1 Powers.

Section 2.2 Construction.

Article III The Council

Section 3.1 Where Powers Vested.

Section 3.2 Composition, Eligibility, Election and Terms.

Section 3.3 Mayor.

Section 3.4 Compensation; Expenses.

Section 3.5 Prohibitions.

Section 3.6 Vacancies; Forfeiture of Office; Filling of Vacancies.

Section 3.7 Judge of Qualifications.

Section 3.8 City Clerk.

Section 3.9 City Treasurer.

Section 3.10 Investigations.

Section 3.11 Independent Audit.

Section 3.12 Legislative Proceedings.

Section 3.13 Revision of Ordinances.

Section 3.14 Regulation of Conflict of Interest Among Elected Officials and Employees.

Article IV City Manager

Section 4.1 Appointment; Qualifications; Compensation.

Section 4.2 Acting City Manager.

Section 4.3 Powers and Duties of the City Manager.

Section 4.4 Contract Authorized.

Article V Administrative Organization and Personnel System

Section 5.1 Administrative Organization.

Section 5.2 Personnel System.

Section 5.3 Oath of Office.

Section 5.4 Power to Administer Oath.

Article VI Financial Procedures

Section 6.1 Fiscal Year.

Section 6.2 Submission of Budget and Budget Message.

Section 6.3 Budget.

Section 6.4 Capital Program.

Section 6.5 Council Action on Budget.

Section 6.6 Council Action on Capital Program.

Section 6.7 Public Records.

Section 6.8 Amendment After Adoption.

Section 6.9 Administration of Budget.

Section 6.10 Tax Rates and Tax Rolls.

Section 6.11 Custody of City Money.

Article VII Nomination and Elections

Section 7.1 City Elections.

Section 7.2 Nominations.

Section 7.3 Number of Votes.

Article VIII Initiative, Referendum, and Recall

Section 8.1 General Authority.

Section 8.2 Commencement of Proceedings; Petitioners' Committee; Affidavit.

Section 8.3 Petitions.

Section 8.4 Procedure After Filing.

Section 8.5 Referendum Petitions; Suspension of Effect of Ordinance.

Section 8.6 Action on Petitions.

Section 8.7 Results of Election.

Section 8.8 Reverse Referendum; Advisory Election.

Article IX Franchises

Section 9.1 Granting of Franchises.

Section 9.2 Right of Regulation.

Section 9.3 Revocable Permits.

Section 9.4 Operation Beyond Franchise Period.

Article X Licensing, Taxation and Regulation of Businesses, Occupation, Professions, Vocation and Other Activities or Things

Section 10.1 Objects of Licensing, Taxation and Regulation.

Article XI General Provisions

Section 11.1 Prohibitions.

Section 11.2 Notice of Suits.

Section 11.3 Official Bonds.

Section 11.4 Charter Amendment.

Section 11.5 Public Improvements and Special Assessments.

Section 11.6 Proof of Ordinance.

Section 11.7 Separability.

Section 11.8 Gender.

Article XII Transitional Provisions

Section 12.1 Personnel System.

Section 12.2 Elected and Appointed Officials.

Section 12.3 Ordinances to Remain in Force.

Section 12.4 Pending Actions and Proceedings.

Section 12.5 Continuance of Contracts, Public Improvements and Taxes.

Article XIII Schedule

Section 13.1 Purpose of Schedule.

Section 13.2 Election to Adopt Charter.

Section 13.3 Election of Council Members and Mayor—2002.

Section 13.4 First Election After Adoption—2003.

Section 13.5 Time For Taking Full Effect.

Section 13.6 Incumbent Council Members; First Meeting of Newly Elected Council.

Section 13.7 Subsequent Council and Mayoral Elections—2004 and Beyond.

Section 13.8 Initial Salary of Council Members and Mayor.

Section 13.9 Temporary Ordinances.