City of Chillicothe, MO
Livingston County
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[Approved 26th February, 1869. (Acts 1869, page 96)]
AN ACT: To Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the City of Chillicothe",
Approved March 1, 1855, and the Acts
Amendatory Thereto
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:
Article I INCORPORATION OF BOUNDARIES, GENERAL POWERS AND THE DIVISION OF WARDS

Section 1-1 Prior charter amended.

Section 1-2 Boundaries.

Section 1-3 Body politic, corporate powers.

Section 1-4 Division into wards.

Section 1-5 Annexations.

Article II OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION

Section 2-1 Composition of governing body.

Section 2-2 Mayor is chief executive.

Section 2-3 Qualifications for mayor.

Section 2-4 Vacancy in mayor's office.

Section 2-5 Tie vote for mayor.

Section 2-6 Contested election.

Section 2-7 Removal of mayor.

Section 2-8 Filling vacancy in office of mayor.

Section 2-9 Qualifications for councilmen.

Section 2-10 Removal from ward.

Section 2-11 Judge of council.

Section 2-12 Quorum, adjournment.

Section 2-13 Regulation of conduct.

Section 2-14 Journal of proceedings.

Section 2-15 Councilman not to hold other office.

Section 2-16 Filling vacancies in council.

Section 2-17 Oath of office.

Section 2-18 Tie vote for councilman.

Section 2-19 Regular meetings.

Section 2-20 City marshal appointed.

Section 2-21 Annual election.

Section 2-22 Term of officers.

Section 2-23 Filling vacancies.

Section 2-24 Defaulters not qualified.

Section 2-25 Conduct of elections.

Section 2-26 Qualification of voters.

Section 2-27 Recall of elective officer.

Article III DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 3-1 Mayor presiding officer.

Section 3-2 Councilmen, fire wardens, conservators of peace.

Section 3-3 Call of special meetings.

Section 3-4 General powers of mayor.

Section 3-5 Mayor signs commission of officers.

Section 3-6 Mayor's authority over officers.

Section 3-7 Other elected, appointed officers.

Section 3-8 General duties of clerk.

Section 3-8.1 Recorder to be ex-officio city clerk.

Section 3-9 General duties of recorder.

Section 3-10 General duties of attorney.

Section 3-11 Compensation of attorney.

Section 3-12 General duties of marshal.

Section 3-12.1 Marshal to be street commissioner.

Section 3-13 General duties of engineer.

Section 3-14 General duties of auditor.

Section 3-15 General duties of treasurer.

Section 3-15.1 Treasurer to be tax collector.

Section 3-16 Commissioning of officers.

Section 3-17 Vacancy in elective office.

Article IV LEGISLATIVE POWERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Section 4-1 Appointment of officers, newspaper.

Section 4-2 Enumeration of powers.

Article V REVENUE

Section 5-1 Authority to assess.

Section 5-2 General power to collect taxes.

Section 5-3 Annual levy generally.

Section 5-4 Levy for street lighting.

Section 5-5 Poll tax, dog tax.

Section 5-6 Property tax.

Section 5-7 Assessment for sidewalks.

Section 5-8 Property liable for taxes.

Section 5-9 Tax deeds.

Section 5-10 General duties of treasurer.

Section 5-11 Warrants restricted.

Section 5-12 Appropriations restricted.

Section 5-13 Approval of certain appropriations.

Section 5-14 Cooperation of auditor, treasurer — criminal liability.

Section 5-15 Ordinances authorized.

Section 5-16 Transfer of monies to treasurer.

Section 5-17 Contracts, bids for public improvements.

Section 5-18 Borrowing limited.

Section 5-19 Subscription for stock restricted.

Section 5-20 Annual accounting.

Section 5-21 Bonds of officers.

Article VI OF OPENING AND IMPROVING AVENUES, STREETS AND ALLEYS, AND OF THE CLASSES AND CONSTRUCTION OF SEWERS

Section 6-1 Eminent domain — Compensation required.

Section 6-2 Same — Jury impaneled, notice, hearing.

Section 6-3 Same — Assessment of damages.

Section 6-4 Same — Set inquest aside, new inquest.

Section 6-5 Same — Action by council.

Section 6-6 Same — Compromise.

Section 6-7 Same — Status of judgments.

Section 6-8 Same — Appeal.

Section 6-9 Grades of streets generally.

Section 6-10 Classification of sewers.

Section 6-11 Sewer classes defined.

Section 6-12 Construction of public sewers.

Section 6-13 Construction of district sewers.

Article VII PUBLIC HEALTH

Section 7-1 Health officer generally.

Section 7-2 Health — Establishment, qualifications.

Section 7-3 Same — Appointment, clerk, vacancies.

Section 7-4 Same — General duties, powers.

Section 7-5 Same — Personnel, meeting place.

Section 7-6 Same — Meetings.

Section 7-7 Same — Sanitary inspectors.

Section 7-8 Abatement of nuisances — Generally.

Section 7-9 Same — When by board.

Section 7-10 Same — Manner, costs, personnel.

Section 7-11 Epidemic disease, taking of hospital.

Section 7-12 Occupations as nuisances — Generally.

Section 7-13 Same — Failure to abate.

Section 7-14 Same — Disposition of fines.

Section 7-15 Reports by physicians.

Section 7-16 Penalty for physician's failure to report.

Section 7-17 Compensation, expenses of board.

Section 7-18 Additional duties of board.

Section 7-19 Assistance to board.

Article VIII FIRE DEPARTMENT

Section 8-1 General control of buildings, construction.

Section 8-2 General enumeration of powers to control fire.

Section 8-3 Establish fire department.

Section 8-4 Privileges of firemen.

Article IX MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Section 9-1 Content of ordinances.

Section 9-2 Style of ordinances.

Section 9-3 Publication of ordinances.

Section 9-4 Publication in pamphlet form.

Section 9-5 Pleading of ordinances.

Section 9-6 Continuation of ordinances.

Section 9-7 Actions to recover penalties.

Section 9-8 Commencement of prosecutions.

Section 9-9 Issuance of warrants.

Section 9-10 Powers of arrest, detention.

Section 9-11 Validity of prior acts.

Section 9-12 Competency of inhabitants.

Section 9-13 Legal status of charter.

Section 9-14 Legislature may amend, repeal.

Section 9-15 Promulgation of charter.

Section 9-16 General repealer.

Section 9-17 Effective date.