No person shall be a Trustee who has not attained the age of twenty-one (21) years; who is not a citizen of the United States; who is not an inhabitant of the Village at the time of his/her election and has not resided therein for one (1) whole year next preceding the time of his/her election.
Every Trustee, before entering upon the duties of his/her office, shall take the oath prescribed by the Constitution of this State, and that he/she will faithfully demean himself/herself in office. Every Board of Trustees shall assemble within twenty (20) days after their appointment or election, and choose a Chairman of their number and some other person as Clerk. The Chairman may vote on any proposition before the Board. The Board of Trustees, by law or ordinance, shall fix the time and place of holding their stated meetings and may be convened by the Chairman at any time.
[CC 1995 §24.010]
Regular Meetings. The Board of Trustees of this Village shall meet in regular session in a designated meeting area at the hour of 7:00 P.M. on the fourth (4th) Thursday of each month.
When any such meeting day is a holiday, the regular meeting shall be held at such time as may be provided by the Board on motion at the previous meeting.
The Board may, by motion, dispense with any regular meeting but at least one (1) meeting, regular or special, must be held in each calendar month.
Special meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Airport Drive may be called by any two (2) members of the Board by requesting such special meeting with the Village Clerk who shall thereupon prepare a notice of such special meeting. Special meetings may also be called by the Chairman of the Board in the same manner.
At all meetings of the Board, a majority of the Trustees shall constitute a quorum to do business; a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and may compel the attendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as the Board of Trustees previously, by ordinance, may have prescribed.
Members of the Board of Trustees shall be required to attend all stated and special meetings of the Board, unless leave of absence is granted by the Board, or unless excused by the Chairman for illness or other special reason.
[CC 1995 §24.045]
All adjourned meetings of the Board shall, to all intents and purposes, be continuations of the meetings of which there are adjournments, and the same proceedings may be had at such adjourned meetings as at the meeting of which there are adjournments.
[CC 1995 §24.050]
At the hour designated for Board meetings, the Chairman shall call the Board of Trustees to order, and he/she shall act as President of the Board.
The Chairman shall appoint all committees, subject to the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, the appointment or election of which is not otherwise provided for by this Code or other ordinance.
[CC 1995 §24.055]
The Board of Trustees shall elect, at the first (1st) meeting following the annual general election, one (1) of their own number to be Chairman Pro Tem of the Village.
[CC 1995 §24.060]
When any vacancy shall happen in the office of Chairman by death, resignation, removal from the Village, removal from office, refusal to qualify or from any other cause whatever, the Chairman Pro Tem shall, for the time being, perform the duties of the Chairman, with all the rights privileges, powers and jurisdiction of the Chairman, until such vacancy is filled or such disability is removed; or in case of temporary absence, until the Chairman returns, and if the vacancy is permanent, the Board of Trustees shall elect one (1) of their member Chairman and he/she shall hold the office for the unexpired term.
[CC 1995 §24.070]
The Presiding Officer of the Board of Trustees shall preserve decorum and shall decide all questions of the order of motions before the Board.
[CC 1995 §24.075]
Every member of the Board, including the Chairman, shall vote upon every question and when requested by any member, the vote upon any question shall be taken by "ayes" and "nos" and be recorded.
[CC 1995 §24.080]
No member of the Board of Trustees may leave the Council Chamber in regular or special session without permission from the Presiding Officer.
[CC 1995 §24.090]
At the meetings of the Board of Trustees, the order of business shall be as follows:
Call the meeting to order.
Reading and acting upon unapproved minutes of previous meetings.
Opening of bids.
Public hearing as required by law or ordinance.
Petitions, remonstrances, complaints and requests and the hearing of any person or group desiring to address the Board. All petitions, remonstrances, complaints and requests shall be presented to the Board in writing. However, the Board may decide to act on oral discussions of any petitions, remonstrances, complaints or requests presented by the interested parties appearing in open meeting. In this case such discussion by the interested parties shall be limited to five (5) minutes per speaker, except where an extension of time for oral discussion is granted by the Board.
Acting on unfinished business. The unfinished business from the last preceding meeting shall take precedence over any new business.
Reading of communications. All communications which in any manner whatever pertain to the business or functions of the Village or any of its elected or appointed employees shall be read.
[CC 1995 §24.160]
All special committees shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Village unless otherwise ordered by a majority of the Board. By consent of a majority of the Board, a special committee may be appointed at any time to hold public hearings for the Board upon any matter pending before it, and the committee will report to the Board of Trustees the result of those public hearings and their recommendations. A special committee shall be composed in part of members of the Board of Trustees; the concurrence of the Board shall not be required as to the membership of the special committee, unless the Board shall order otherwise.
[CC 1995 §24.190]
Any rule of the Village Board of Trustees may be repealed, altered or amended by a majority vote of the members. Every amendment offered shall lie on the table until the next meeting of the Board before being voted upon except by the unanimous consent of all elected members of the Board of Trustees (including the Chairman). Any rule may be suspended by a majority vote of the members of the Board, or quorum being present by unanimous consent.
Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of the Board, except when otherwise provided by ordinance and any question arising thereunder shall be decided by the Chairman subject to appeal to the Board of Trustees by any member.
The Board of Trustees shall keep a journal of their proceedings and, at the desire of any member, shall cause the "yeas" and "nays" to be taken and entered on the journal on any question, resolution or ordinance. Their proceedings shall be public.
The style of ordinances of the Village of Airport Drive shall be: "Be it ordained by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Airport Drive, as follows:". No ordinance shall be passed except by bill, and no bill shall become an ordinance unless on its passage a majority of all the members of the Board of Trustees vote therefor, and the "yeas" and "nays" be entered upon the journal; every proposed ordinance shall be introduced to the Board of Trustees in writing and shall be read by title or in full two (2) times prior to passage, both readings may occur at a single meeting of the Board of Trustees. If the proposed ordinance is read by title only, copies of the proposed ordinances shall be made available for public inspection prior to the time the bill is under consideration by the Board of Trustees. All ordinances shall be in full force and effect from and after their passage after being duly signed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and attested by the Village Clerk.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees shall semi-annually make out a correct statement of all monies received and expended on account of the Village of Airport Drive during the six (6) months next preceding and shall cause such statement, within ten (10) days thereafter, to be published either in some newspaper printed in the Village, or by causing copies of such statement to be put up in six (6) of the most public places in the Village.
All vacancies in the Board of Trustees shall be filled by the remaining members of the Board. In case the office of Chairman becomes vacant, the remaining members shall select one (1) of their own number as temporary Chairman and then proceed to elect some person to fill such vacancy; provided, the Chairman or temporary Chairman shall have no vote except in case of a tie.
Such Board of Trustees shall have power to appoint an Assessor, Collector, Marshal, Treasurer and such other officers, servants and agents as may be necessary, remove them from office, prescribe their duties and fix their compensation.
[CC 1995 §21.040; Ord. No. 88-9, 10-27-1988]
The Village of Airport Drive, Missouri, shall and does hereby indemnify any person who is or was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Airport Drive, Missouri, or any member of a Village board or commission against any and all expenses (including attorney's fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement incurred by such person in connection with any civil, criminal, administrative or investigative action, suit, proceeding or claim (including an action by or in the right of the Village) by reason of the fact that such person is or was serving in such capacity; provided however, that no such person shall be entitled to any indemnification on account of conduct which is finally adjudged to have been knowingly fraudulent, deliberately dishonest, willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence. Nothing in this Section shall be construed as waiving any defenses, at law or in equity, of the Village or its employees, officers, agents, members of any Village board or commission or member of the Village Board of Trustees.
[CC 1995 §24.150]
The Board of Trustees shall have the power to fix the compensation of all officers or employees of the Village by ordinance. In addition to the fees allowed by this Code or other law or ordinance, the Village Officers shall receive such compensation for their services as the Board of Trustees shall from time to time provide.