[Code 1985, §21.100; CC 1990 §2-86; Ord. No. 938 §2, 1-23-1995 passed in election of 4-4-95; Ord. No. 2156 §1, 6-13-2011]
The officers of this City shall consist of:
[Code 1985, §21.110; CC 1990 §2-87]
All appointive officers shall be appointed to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 2359 §1, 4-27-2015; Ord. No. 2439, 8-13-2018]
All officers elected to offices or appointed to fill a vacancy in any elective office under the City Government shall be voters under the laws and Constitution of this State and the ordinances of the City except that appointed officers need not be voters of the City. No person shall be elected or appointed to any office who shall at the time be in arrears for any unpaid City taxes, or forfeiture or defalcation in office. All elected officers shall be residents of the City. Any person elected or appointed to the office of City Clerk or Chief of Police shall reside within twenty (20) miles of Grain Valley City Hall. Other appointed officers are not subject to residency restrictions.
[Code 1985, §21.130; CC 1990 §2-89]
Every officer of the City and his/her assistants, before entering upon the duties of his/her office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation before some court of record in the County or the City Clerk that he/she possesses all qualifications prescribed for his/her office by law; that he/she will support the Constitution of the United States and of this State, the provisions of all laws of this State affecting the City and the Code of Ordinances and other ordinances of the City; and faithfully demean himself/herself while in office, which oath or affirmation shall be filed with the City Clerk. Every officer of the City, when required by this Code or other law or ordinance, shall, within fifteen (15) days after his/her appointment or election, and before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his/her office, give bond to the City in such sum and with such sureties as may be designated by this Code or other ordinance, conditioned upon faithful performance of his/her duty, and that he/she will pay over all money belonging to the City and fully account for the same, as provided by law, that may come into his/her hands. If any person elected or appointed to any office shall fail to take and subscribe such oath or affirmation or to give bond as herein required, his/her office shall be deemed vacant. For any breach of condition of any such bond, suit may be instituted thereon by the City, or by any person in the name of the City to the use of such person.
[Code 1985, §21.150; CC 1990 §2-91; Ord. No. 1309 §1, 2-14-2000; Ord. No. 2156 §2, 6-13-2011; Ord. No. 2406 § 1, 4-24-2017]
The Board of Aldermen shall have the power to fix the compensation of all officers of the City. The salary of an elected officer shall not be changed during the time for which he/she was elected. In addition to the fees allowed by this Code or other law or ordinance the City Officers shall receive such compensation for their services as the Board of Aldermen shall from time to time provide.
The compensation paid to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen elected to these positions in the April 4, 2017, general election and those elected thereafter shall be as follows:
[Code 1985, §21.160; CC 1990 §2-92]
The Mayor, Municipal Judge and City Clerk are hereby empowered and authorized to administer oaths or affirmations in the following cases:
The Mayor, to witnesses or other persons concerned with any subject under consideration by the Board of Aldermen in which the interest of the City is involved.
The Municipal Judge, to witnesses, jurors, or other persons relating to any trial or other proceedings within the jurisdiction of his/her court.
The City Clerk, to any person certifying to any demand or claim against the City concerning the correctness of the same.
[Code 1985, §21.170; CC 1990 §2-93]
Vacancies shall be filled as follows:
If a vacancy occurs in any elective office, the Mayor or person exercising the duties of Mayor shall cause a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen to convene where a successor to the vacant office shall be selected. The successor shall serve until the next regular election.
If a vacancy occurs in any office not elective, the Mayor shall appoint a suitable person to discharge the duties of such office until the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen thereafter, at which time such vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term which was vacated, by the Mayor and with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen.
Immediately upon the suspension of an officer it shall be the duty of the Mayor to appoint a competent and responsible person to discharge the duties of such officer for the period of the suspension.
[Ord. No. 1138, 10-27-1997]
In the event any judgment for punitive or exemplary damages is obtained against any officer or employee, as an individual, of the City of Grain Valley, Missouri, the said City of Grain Valley, Missouri, shall reimburse and hold said officer or employee totally and completely harmless from said punitive or exemplary damage award.
[Ord. No. 2327 §1, 3-10-2014]
Any member of a public governmental body and/or any City of Grain Valley employee, whether full-time, part-time or contractual, who has been entrusted with a "closed record" as defined in Section 610.021, RSMo., 2013, as amended, or who has been invited to participate in a closed meeting as defined in said Chapter, who discloses any closed record, or any information about the contents of any closed meeting to any person shall be guilty of an offense under the ordinances of the City.
Upon conviction thereof he or she may be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), ninety (90) days in jail, or both.
Any such person who is employed or working for the City may also be subject to the termination of his or her employment as a result of such disclosure.
Any such person who is an elected official may also be subject to impeachment from his or her office as a result of such disclosure, as further set forth in Section 79.240, RSMo., 2013, as amended.
It shall not be a violation of this Section:
To disclose a closed record or any information about the contents of a closed meeting to a Law Enforcement Officer for the purpose of investigation or enforcement of the provisions of this Section;
To disclose information that the public governmental body votes to make public; or
To disclose information to the extent that disclosure is otherwise required by law.