City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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[R.O. 1996 § 105.010; CC 1968 § 2-14; Ord. No. 1191 § 1, 1-3-1983; Ord. No. 1255 § 1, 11-7-1983; Ord. No. 2029 § 1, 3-4-1991; Ord. No. 4818, 5-6-2019]
The election for Mayor shall be held on the first Tuesday in April of 1992 and on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April every four (4) years thereafter in an even-numbered year.
[R.O. 1996 § 105.020; CC 1968 § 2-15; Ord. No. 1191 § 1, 1-3-1983]
All City elections shall be conducted by the Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners in accordance with Chapter 115, RSMo.
[R.O. 1996 § 105.030; CC 1968 § 2-16; Ord. No. 1191 § 1, 1-3-1983; Ord. No. 1255 § 2, 11-7-1983; Ord. No. 1442 § 1, 9-3-1985; Ord. No. 1779 § 1, 9-19-1988; Ord. No. 1863 § 1, 8-21-1989; Ord. No. 2942 § 1, 12-2-1996; Ord. No. 3600 § 1, 9-15-2003]
A. 
Candidates for the office of Mayor and Councilmember shall file notice of their candidacy in person with the City Clerk for the offices to be elected in the year of filing, during normal business hours, commencing at 8:00 A.M. on the 16th Tuesday prior to the election with said filing period remaining open until 5:00 P.M. the 11th Tuesday prior to the April election.
B. 
Any person having properly filed his/her notice of candidacy for an elective office to be filled at any general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of each year and desiring to withdraw such candidacy shall do so in conformance with State law.
[Ord. No. 4818, 5-6-2019]
[R.O. 1996 § 105.040; CC 1968 § 2-17; Ord. No. 1191 § 1, 1-3-1983; Ord. No. 1442 § 2, 9-3-1985; Ord. No. 3601 § 1, 9-15-2003]
A. 
Notice of candidacy for the office of Mayor and Councilmember shall be filed with the City Clerk in affidavit form certifying the following:
1. 
The candidates's name;
2. 
The office sought;
3. 
Date of candidate's birth;
4. 
Candidate's residence address;
5. 
Candidate's telephone number;
6. 
Date candidate became a resident of Blue Springs; and
7. 
Voter registration number.
B. 
Proof of residency and voter registration must be provided to the City Clerk at the time of filing.
C. 
Should any candidate for said offices provide inaccurate, incorrect or incomplete information as herein required, the City Council may, following a hearing after notice of not less than ten (10) days to said candidate, declare the candidate ineligible for office. Should the incomplete, inaccurate or incorrect information become available after a candidate is duly elected, then upon a proper finding, after notice and a hearing as herein provided, the City Council may declare such office vacant. The provision herein contained is not intended to replace any criminal penalties that may be applicable under the laws of the State of Missouri.
D. 
Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, no person shall be certified as a candidate for a municipal office nor shall such person's name appear on the ballot as a candidate for such office who shall be in arrears for any unpaid County or City income, personal property, real property or sales taxes on the last day to file a notice of candidacy for the office or who shall be a convicted felon.
[Ord. No. 4518 § 2, 11-17-2014]
[R.O. 1996 § 105.050; CC 1968 § 2-18; Ord. No. 1191 § 1, 1-3-1983; Ord. No. 1442 § 3, 9-3-1985]
The City Clerk or his/her duly designated assistant shall accept notice of candidacy for the offices of Mayor and Councilmember and shall be responsible for certifying the candidates duly qualified as required by City Charter and ordinance and shall file with the Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners the notice of election together with the qualified candidates on a timely basis and accept properly executed withdrawal of candidacy all as provided in the Code of Ordinances.
[R.O. 1996 § 105.060; CC 1968 § 2-2; Ord. No. 1, 2-2-1904; Ord. No. 156A, 2-7-1955; Ord. No. 230 §§ 1 — 3, 3-4-1961; Ord. No. 488 § 1, 3-2-1970; Ord. No. 1135 § 1, 1-18-1982; Ord. No. 2084 § 1, 7-15-1991; Ord. No. 3407 § 1, 8-20-2001]
A. 
District Number One. District Number One shall consist of all that part of the City lying north and east of a line described as follows: Beginning at a point where the west line of the City limits intersects with the north right-of-way line of Interstate 70 Highway; thence east along the north right-of-way line of Interstate 70 Highway to the east right-of-way line of Missouri 7 Highway; thence south on the east right-of-way line of Missouri 7 Highway to the north right-of-way line of R.D. Mize Road; thence east on the north right-of-way line of R.D. Mize Road to the east right-of-way line of Sunnyside School Road; thence south on the east right-of-way line of Sunnyside School Road to the east right-of-way line of Moore Street; thence south on the east right-of-way line of Moore Street to the north right-of-way line of U.S. 40 Highway; thence east on the north right-of-way line of U.S. 40 Highway to the eastern City limits.
B. 
District Number Two. District Number Two shall consist of all that part of the City lying within an area described as follows: Beginning at the point of the intersection of the west City limits with the north right-of-way line of Interstate 70 Highway; thence east along the north right-of-way line of Interstate 70 Highway to the east right-of-way line of Missouri 7 Highway; thence south along the east right-of-way line of Missouri 7 Highway to the north right-of-way line of R.D Mize Road; thence east on the north right-of-way line of Sunnyside School Road; thence south on the east right-of-way line of Sunnyside School Road to the east right-of-way line of Moore Street; thence south on the east right-of-way line of Moore Street to the north right-of-way line of U.S. 40 Highway; thence west on the north right-of-way line of U.S. 40 Highway to the east right-of-way line of Missouri 7 Highway; thence south on the east right-of-way line of Missouri 7 Highway to the north right-of-way line of Clark Road; thence west on the north right-of-way line of Clark Road to the east right-of-way line of 19th Street; thence north on the east right-of-way line of 19th Street to the south right-of-way line of U.S. 40 Highway; thence west on the south right-of-way line of U.S. 40 Highway to the western City limits.
C. 
District Number Three. District Number Three shall consist of all that part of the City lying south of the south right-of-way line of U.S. 40 Highway, except that portion in District Number Two, as described in Subsection (B).