[CC 1974 §2-161; Rev. Ords. 1929, No. 7 §1]
Until otherwise provided by ordinance, the City Council shall consist of eight (8) members, two (2) of whom shall be chosen from each ward of the City in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State governing Cities of the Third Class.
[CC 1974 §2-162; Rev. Ords. 1929, No. 7 §2]
No person shall be eligible to the office of Councilman who is not twenty-one (21) years of age, a citizen of the United States, a qualified voter and an inhabitant of the City for one (1) year, and a resident of the ward from which he/she is elected six (6) months next preceding his/her election; nor shall any person be elected a Councilman who is in arrears for any amount owed to the City, forfeiture or defalcation in office. Members of the City Council shall hold their office for two (2) years ensuing their election.
Every officer of the City and his/her assistants, and every Councilman, 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 the qualifications prescribed for his/her office by law; that he/she will support the Constitution of the United States, and of the State of Missouri, the provisions of all laws of this State affecting Cities of this Class, and the ordinances of the City, and faithfully demean himself/herself in office; which official oath or affirmation shall be filed with the City Clerk.
The City Council shall publish a full and detailed statement of the receipts and expenditures and indebtedness of the City at the end of each fiscal year and six (6) months after the end of each fiscal year in a newspaper of general circulation in the City. Each such statement shall be for the six (6) month period preceding the date of the statement.
[CC 1974 §2-165; Rev. Ords. 1929, No. 7 §7]
By a two-thirds (⅔) vote of its members, the City Council may compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers relating to any subject under consideration in which the interest of the City is involved and to that end may authorize subpoenas to be issued by the City Clerk and require the Chief of Police or any Policeman to serve the same. The Presiding Officer of the Council is hereby authorized to administer oaths or affirmation to such witnesses.
[CC 1974 §2-166; Rev. Ords. 1929, No. 7 §8]
The compensation of all officers and employees of the City shall be fixed by the City Council; but the salary of an officer shall not be changed during the time for which he/she was elected or appointed.
[CC 1974 §2-167; Rev. Ords. 1929, No. 7 §12]
Resignation of Councilmen shall be in writing and addressed to the President of the Council.
[CC 1974 §2-168; Rev. Ords. 1929, No. 7 §14]
The Chief of Police shall be ex officio sergeant at arms of the City Council and shall attend its meetings and execute all its orders. He/she shall keep the Council chamber in order and provide lights, fuel and other necessary articles therefor at the expense of the City.
[CC 1974 §2-170; Rev. Ords. 1929, No. 7 §24]
No member of the City Council or other person shall take any paper or document from the City Clerk's office without permission, and all papers and documents withdrawn therefrom with permission shall be returned by the person withdrawing the same uninjured and undefaced. All papers or documents delivered to any committee or officer by the City Clerk, for the purpose of reporting thereon, shall be returned by the committee or officer at the time of making the report.
[Ord. No. 1804 §1, 10-24-2001]
Except as otherwise provided by Statute or ordinance, the majority of "yes" and "no" votes cast will be the deciding factor for approval of an action or a choice by the City Council. An abstention will not be counted as a vote.
[Ord. No. 2287 §I, 4-23-2013]
The City Council shall have the power to temporarily suspend the applicability of certain City Code provisions, including but not limited to, Sections 205.160 (Use of Fireworks Restricted), 215.220 (Peace Disturbance), 215.310 (Loud and Boisterous Conduct While Congregating on Quasi-Public Thoroughfare), 215.340 (Loud and Unusual Sounds and Noises Prohibited), 215.790 (Prohibiting the Sale of Anything of Value in City-Owned Parks) and 600.140 (Open Containers of Intoxicating Liquor - Where Prohibited - Penalty). City Council's authority to suspend shall be by a motion and vote of the City Council.
The City Council shall only suspend the applicability of those City Code provisions listed in Subsection (A) for special community events hosted by the City or other non-profit corporation, including but not limited to the Mushroom Festival, Relay for Life, Fourth of July Celebration, Outlaw Days, etc.
At least fifteen (15) days prior to the special event date, either the City or non-profit organization shall submit a request to the City, including the date, time and place of the event and asking to suspend those City Code provisions applicable to the special event. After consideration of the request at the next available City Council meeting, the City Council may, in its discretion, suspend all or some of the requested City Code provisions.
If the City Council approves the suspension of the applicability of certain City Code provisions, said suspension shall only be for the place, time and date specified in the request.