City of Richmond Heights, MO
St. Louis County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
In order to provide for the government of the City of Richmond Heights, and secure the benefits and advantages of constitutional home rule under the Constitution of the State of Missouri, the people of Richmond Heights adopt the following Charter:
Article I Incorporation, Name and Boundaries

Section 1.1 Incorporation, Name and Boundaries.

Article II Powers

Section 2.1 Powers and Construction.

Article III The Council

Section 3.1 Powers Vested.

Section 3.2 Composition; Representation; Eligibility; Terms; Limitation on Terms.

Section 3.3 Compensation; Expenses.

Section 3.4 Prohibitions.

Section 3.5 Vacancies; Forfeiture of Office; Filling of Vacancies.

Section 3.6 Judge of Qualifications.

Section 3.7 City Clerk.

Section 3.8 City Attorney.

Section 3.9 Municipal Judge.

Section 3.10 Investigations.

Section 3.11 Independent Audit.

Section 3.12 Legislative Proceedings.

Section 3.13 Revision of Ordinances.

Article IV The Mayor

Section 4.1 Mayor, Duties.

Section 4.2 Vacancy; Forfeiture of Office; Filling Vacancy.

Section 4.3 Prohibitions.

Article V City Manager

Section 5.1 Appointment and Evaluation.

Section 5.2 Removal.

Section 5.3 Acting City Manager.

Section 5.4 Powers and Duties of the City Manager.

Article VI Administrative Organization and Personnel System

Section 6.1 Previously Existing Organizations.

Section 6.2 Merit System.

Article VII Financial Procedures

Section 7.1 Fiscal Year.

Section 7.2 Budget.

Section 7.3 Taxation Powers.

Section 7.4 Sale of Bonds.

Article VIII Nominations and Elections

Section 8.1 City Elections.

Section 8.2 Nominations by Petition.

Section 8.3 Preparation of Ballots.

Section 8.4 Determination of Election Results.

Section 8.5 City Council Districts.

Article IX Initiative, Referendum and Recall

Section 9.1 General Authority.

Section 9.2 Commencement of Proceedings; Petitioners' Committee; Affidavit.

Section 9.3 Petitions.

Section 9.4 Procedure after Filing.

Section 9.5 Referendum Petitions; Suspension of Effect of Ordinance.

Section 9.6 Action on Petitions for Initiative and Referendum.

Section 9.7 Actions on Petitions for Recall.

Section 9.8 Withdrawal of Petitions.

Section 9.9 Results of Election.

Article X Franchises

Section 10.1 Granting of Franchises.

Section 10.2 Right of Regulation.

Section 10.3 Revocable Permits.

Section 10.4 Operation Beyond Franchise Period.

Article XI Licensing, Taxation, and Regulation of Businesses, Occupations, Professions, Vocations, and Other Activities

Section 11.1 Objects of Licensing, Taxation, and Regulations.

Article XII General Provisions

Section 12.1 Personal Financial Interest.

Section 12.2 Political Activity.

Section 12.3 Prohibitions.

Section 12.4 Notice of Suits.

Section 12.5 Official Bonds.

Section 12.6 Charter Amendment.

Section 12.7 Public Improvements and Special Assessments.

Section 12.8 Proof of Ordinance.

Section 12.9 Separability.

Article XIII Transitional Provisions

Section 13.1 Personnel System.

Section 13.2 Ordinances to Remain in Force.

Section 13.3 Pending Actions and Proceedings.

Section 13.4 Continuance of Contracts, Public Improvements and Taxes.

Article XIV Schedule

Section 14.1 Election to Approve a Charter.

Section 14.2 First Election.

Section 14.3 Time of Taking Full Effect.