[Ord. No. 647 §1, 3-16-1976; Ord. No. 2739 §1, 4-15-2014]
At the general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April, the qualified voters of the City of Parkville shall elect some suitable person as Mayor, who shall hold his office for a term of three (3) years, and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
[Ord. No. 647 §2, 3-16-1976; Ord. No. 1992 §1, 12-11-2001]
No person shall be Mayor unless he be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City at the time of and for at least one (1) year next preceding his election. A resident of a newly annexed area who will have been a resident of that area (continuously) for at least a year on the date of the next municipal election shall be deemed to have been a resident of the City for that period. This provision is for the purpose of eligibility for municipal office only.
[Ord. No. 647 §4, 3-16-1976]
The Mayor shall have a seat in and preside over the Board of Aldermen, but shall not vote on any question except in case of tie, nor shall he preside or vote in cases when he is an interested party. He shall have general supervision over all the affairs of the City and over all City officers, and may, whenever he shall see fit, examine into the condition of their respective offices, the books, papers and records therein, the manner of conducting their official business, and may call upon any officer for information in relation to any matter pertaining to his office; and he shall take care that the ordinances of the City and the State laws relating to such City are complied with.
[Ord. No. 1440 §§2—4, 6-7-1994; Ord. No. 2496 §1, 7-21-2009; Ord. No. 2539 §1, 6-15-2010; Ord. No. 2559 §1, 11-16-2010]
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen, shall make the following appointments. All appointments shall be made in accordance with any applicable rules and regulations adopted by Municipal Code and State Statutes.
Appointment of members to City committees, commissions and boards; and
Appointment of official City representatives to civic, citizen and other committees not created by the City; and
Appointment of official advisors to the City, the Board of Aldermen, committees, commissions and boards, as necessary; and
Appointment of a member to fill any vacancy that occurs before the expiration of the designated term.
Except for appointments made to fill vacancies, all new appointments and reappointments to City committees, commissions and boards shall be made at the first regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen in May. In the event that an appointment to a committee, commission or board is not or cannot be made in May, as specified herein, the member currently serving shall continue to serve until such time as the new appointment or reappointment is made.
In cases of emergencies, or for other causes where the public safety may require it, the Mayor shall have the power and is hereby authorized to appoint temporary special police officers, who shall have the same powers and perform the same duties as regular police officers, the appointment to be confirmed by a majority vote of the Board of Aldermen. Said special police officers shall be discharged by the Mayor when and as soon as, in his judgment, the emergency or need necessitating their appointment has ceased to exist. The compensation to be paid such special police officer shall be fixed by the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 647 §7, 3-16-1976]
When any vacancy shall have happened in the office of Mayor by death, resignation, removal from the City, removal from office, refusal to qualify, or from any other cause whatever, or the absence of the Mayor from the City or at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Aldermen, the Acting President of the Board of Aldermen shall, for the time being perform the duties of Mayor, with all the rights, privileges, powers and jurisdiction of the Mayor, until such vacancy be filled or such disabilities be removed; or, in case of temporary absence, until the Mayor's return.
[Ord. No. 647 §9, 3-16-1976]
The Mayor shall sign the commissions and appointments of all City officers elected or appointed in the City, and shall, with the Board of Aldermen and City Attorney, approve all official bonds. He shall sign all licenses, orders, drafts and warrants drawn on the City Treasury for money, the issue of which has been or may be legally authorized previously to his signing the same, and cause the City Clerk to attest the same.
He/she shall sign and properly execute all deeds to purchases of real estate which the City may sell when properly authorized to do so by the Board of Aldermen, and cause the City Clerk to attest the same and affix thereto the City Seal.
[Ord. No. 647 §10, 3-16-1976]
The Mayor shall be active and vigilant in enforcing all laws and ordinances for the government of the City, and he shall cause all subordinate officers to be dealt with promptly for any neglect or violation of duty; and is hereby authorized to call on every inhabitant of the City over eighteen (18) years of age and under fifty (50), to aid in enforcing the laws.
[Ord. No. 647 §11, 3-16-1976]
The Mayor shall, from time to time, communicate to the Board of Aldermen such measures as may, in his opinion, tend to the improvement of the finances, the police, health, security, ornament, comfort and general prosperity of the City.
[Ord. No. 647 §12, 3-16-1976]
The Mayor shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures, and to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses arising under the ordinances of the City; but this Section shall not be so construed as to authorize the Mayor to remit any costs which may have accrued to any officer of said City by reason of any prosecution under the laws or ordinances of the City.
[RSMo. §79.280; Ord. No. 2673 §1, 3-5-2013]
If a vacancy occurs in any elective office, the Mayor or, in the absence of the Mayor, the Acting President of the Board of Aldermen shall cause a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen to convene where a successor to the vacant office shall be selected by appointment by the Mayor with the advice and consent of a majority of the remaining members of the Board of Aldermen. 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. Except where specific procedure is otherwise set out in the Parkville Municipal Code, if a vacancy occurs in any non-elected office, the Mayor shall appoint a suitable person to discharge the duties of such office until the first regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen thereafter, at which time such vacancy shall be permanently filled.
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 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.
[Ord. No. 647 §16, 3-16-1976]
Every bill duly passed by the Board of Aldermen and presented to the Mayor and by him approved shall become an ordinance, and every bill presented as aforesaid, but returned with the Mayor's objections thereto, shall stand reconsidered. The Board of Aldermen shall cause the objections of the Mayor to be entered at large upon the Journal, and proceed at its convenience to consider the question pending, which shall be in this form: "Shall the bill pass, the objections of the Mayor thereto notwithstanding?" The vote on this question shall be taken by ayes and nays and the names entered upon the Journal, and if two-thirds (2/3) of all the members elect shall vote in the affirmative, the City Clerk shall certify the fact on the roll, and the bill thus certified shall be deposited with the proper officer, and shall become an ordinance in the same manner and with like effect as if it had received the approval of the Mayor. The Mayor shall have power to sign or veto any ordinance passed by the Board of Aldermen; provided, that should he neglect or refuse to sign any ordinance and return the same with his objections, in writing, at the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen, the same shall become a law without his signature.
[Ord. No. 2674 §1, 3-5-2013]
Except as otherwise delegated, all purchase decisions shall be made at the sole discretion of the Board of Aldermen. Where applicable, purchase decisions shall be made only after approval by a majority vote of the Board of Aldermen.
The Board of Aldermen does hereby delegate certain aspects of the Board's authority to make purchase decisions on behalf of the City to the Board's Finance Committee, City Administrator and Department Heads, and to any other elected or appointed officer and Committee of the Board, as it shall by Resolution determine, this delegation to be pursuant to and in accordance with the Purchasing Policies for the City of Parkville, Missouri, as the same shall be adopted and readopted from time to time by resolution of the Board of Aldermen. Said Purchasing Policies for the City of Parkville, Missouri are incorporated herein by reference and shall be maintained on file in the Office of the City Clerk.