[Ord. No. 680 §1, 5-4-1954; CC 1976 §2-14; Ord. No. 2808 §1, 9-6-2011; Ord. No. 2845 §1, 10-16-2012; Ord. No. 3000 § 1, 3-21-2017]
Regular meetings of the Board of Aldermen shall be held at the City Hall on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 p.m., provided that the Mayor or a majority of the Board of Aldermen at a public meeting may from time to time establish by resolution, motion or otherwise such different dates, location, frequency, or time temporarily for regular meetings as may be appropriate to address availability of members or meeting places. A regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen may be canceled by the Mayor for good cause, including but not limited to a severe inclement weather event, flu pandemic or Acts of God such as fire, flood or tornado.
[Ord. No. 3184, 4-21-2020]
Special meetings of the Board of Aldermen may be called by the Mayor or upon written request of four (4) or more members of the Board of Aldermen. Notice of special meetings of the Board of Aldermen shall be posted on the public notice board at City hall and delivered in writing to all members of the Board of Aldermen at least forty-eight (48) hours before the time of such meeting. Such notice shall include the name or names of the official(s) calling such meeting and shall state the nature of the business to be considered; provided, however, that, the Board of Aldermen may by majority vote waive the requirement for forty-eight (48) hours' notice in the event of an emergency.
Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 3000 also changed the title of this Section from “Regular Meetings” to “Regular And Special Meetings.”
[Ord. No. 2231 §1, 7-3-2001]
It is hereby established that the procedures to be followed in conducting meetings by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Pacific shall be as set forth in Robert's Rules Of Order Newly Revised.
[Rev. Ords. 1910 §6; CC 1976 §2-15]
Regular meetings of the Board of Aldermen may be adjourned to such time as the Board may by resolution direct.
Whenever any special meeting of the Board of Aldermen shall be called, the City Clerk shall notify each member of the Board of the time of such special meeting.
[Rev. Ords. 1910 §9; CC 1976 §2-18]
All business transacted by the Board of Aldermen at any special meeting shall have the same force and effect as if done in regular session.
[Rev. Ords. 1910 §10; CC 1976 §2-19]
Four (4) members of the Board of Aldermen shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any two (2) members of the Board, and the Mayor, or any three (3) members may send for and compel the attendance of absent members and censure or fine such absentees.
[Rev. Ords. 1910 §11; CC 1976 §2-20]
No member shall be absent from any meeting of the Board of Aldermen unless he has leave, is sick or is unable to attend.
[Rev. Ords. 1910 §14; CC 1976 §2-21]
At the first (1st) meeting of the members of the Board of Aldermen, following their election, they shall elect one (1) of their number as Acting President of the Board of Aldermen.
[Rev. Ords. 1910, §14; CC 1976 §2-22]
The Mayor, or in his absence, the Acting President of the Board of Aldermen, shall be in charge of all Board meetings.
[Rev. Ords. 1910 §15; CC 1976 §2-23]
The Mayor, or in his absence the Acting President of the Board, shall take the chair precisely at the hour to which the Board shall have adjourned at its preceding meeting, and immediately call the members to order.
[Rev. Ords. 1910 §21; CC 1976 §2-24; Ord. No. 1411 §2, 8-21-1984; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 1-5-1993; Ord. No. 2172 §§1 — 2, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2330 §1, 5-6-2003; Ord. No. 2474 §1, 11-15-2005; Ord. No. 2517 §1, 8-1-2006; Ord. No. 2811 §1, 10-4-2011]
Each committee shall be composed of the Mayor and three (3) members of the Board of Aldermen, one (1) from each Ward. The Mayor shall only have a vote on the committee in the case of a tie. A quorum shall consist of three (3) of the four (4) members. On the first (1st) Tuesday of May each year, the committee shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman for each committee. The Administrative Committee and Operations Committee will meet as needed.
The Mayor may also appoint committees or commissions as may be necessary to carry out the administration and conduct the City's business. Such committees or commissions may be established and terminated with Board of Aldermen approval, by resolution, ordinance or motion, to advise the Board of Aldermen and Mayor from time to time as may be desired. Such advisory commissions or committees shall be subject to the following requirements unless otherwise provided:
Each shall have at least four (4) members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. The members shall serve terms as determined by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen upon appointment;
The City Clerk or his her designee shall serve as the Secretary and Custodian of Records for any commission or committee appointed pursuant to this Subsection;
In addition to the office of Secretary established above, each shall appoint a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and any other such officers as the commission or committee may find necessary or beneficial. The members, as appointed by the Mayor with Board of Aldermen approval, shall appoint officers among themselves;
The commission or committee shall from time to time when requested by the Mayor or Board of Aldermen make advisory recommendations to the Board of Aldermen on such issues within the commission's or committee's expertise or interests;
Members may be removed with the procedures set forth in Section 115.070 of the Municipal Code; and
All expenses incurred and related to the commission or committee shall be covered by the City and purchasing officer as for other City expenses.
[Ord. No. 1628 §1, 6-23-1992; Ord. No. 3186, 4-21-2020]
No ordinance shall be passed except by bill and no bill shall become an ordinance unless on its final passage a majority of the members elected to the Board of Aldermen shall vote for it and the ayes and nays be entered on the journal. Every prospective ordinance shall be introduced to the Board of Aldermen in writing and shall be read by title or in full two (2) times prior to passage and both readings may occur at a single meeting of the Board of Aldermen. No bill may be read by title or in full until it has been sponsored by individual Alderman or by the entire Board of Aldermen. Sponsorship may be announced when a meeting agenda is approved in a regular or special meeting of the Board of Aldermen. If the proposed ordinance is read by title only a copy of the proposed ordinance shall be made available for public inspection prior to the date that the bill is under consideration by the Board of Aldermen. No bill shall become an ordinance until it shall have been signed by the Mayor or person exercising the duties of the Mayor's office or shall have been passed over the Mayor's veto as provided herein.
[Rev. Ords. 1910 §165; CC 1976 §2-27; Ord. No. 1405 §2, 7-17-1984]
If a vacancy occurs in any elective office, the Mayor or the person exercising the duties of the 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 municipal 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 permanently filled.
[RSMo. §79.070; Ord. No. 2209 §1, 4-17-2001; Ord. No. 2889 §1, 12-17-2013]
No person shall be an Alderman unless he/she be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant of the City of Pacific for one (1) year next preceding his/her election, a resident of the ward from which he is elected, and shall not be in arrears for any unpaid City taxes, fees, or forfeiture, or defalcation in office.
[RSMo. §79.080; Ord. No. 2208 §1, 4-17-2001]
No person shall be Mayor unless he/she be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City at the time of and for at least one (1) year next preceding his/her election, and shall not be in arrears for any unpaid City taxes, fees, or forfeiture, or defalcation in office.
[Ord. No. 1699 §1, 5-18-1993]
The Mayor shall hold office for a period of four (4) years and shall be elected at the regular City election in even numbered years commencing in 1994. It shall be the duty of the Mayor to execute all duties set forth in the ordinances of the City of Pacific, State of Missouri.