[R.O. 2009 §2-41; Code 1969 §2-13; Ord. No. 3309 §1, 11-15-1993; Ord. No. 3680 §1, 3-6-2000; Ord. No. 3739 §1, 12-18-2000; Ord. No. 4653 §1, 8-17-2015]
The regular meetings of the Board of Aldermen shall be held on the first and third Mondays of each month from September through May and on the third Mondays in June, July and August at 7:00 P.M. In the event that any regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen shall fall upon a legal holiday, such meeting shall be held at 7:00 P.M. on the next day which is neither a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday. All regular meetings of the Board of Aldermen shall be held in City Hall or at such other publicly accessible location located in the City of Brentwood that is sufficient to accommodate the anticipated attendance of the meeting.
[R.O. 2009 §2-42; Code 1969 §2-14;Ord. No. 4620 §1, 4-6-2015]
Special meetings may be called by the Mayor at any time. Unless notice of such meeting is waived by each member of the Board of Aldermen, such meetings shall be called by giving notice thereof to the City Clerk/Administrator who shall make out a written notice of such special meeting stating therein the time, place and purpose of such meeting. A copy of the City Clerk/Administrator's notice shall immediately thereafter be delivered to each Alderman or to some member of his/her family over the age of fifteen (15) years at his/her usual place of abode by the Chief of Police or his/her designee and by e-mail at an established e-mail address of the member. If the Alderman and his/her family are not available for such service of notice, it shall be sufficient to post such notice at the door of his/her address. The Chief of Police or his/her designee shall make return of their service of such notices to the City Clerk/Administrator on the same day on which such notices were delivered, and the City Clerk/Administrator shall enter upon the journal of the Board of Aldermen a copy of the return of service by the Chief of Police or his/her designee. In case of a waiver of notice, the same shall be made a part of the records of the City Clerk/Administrator.
The Mayor shall also call special meetings of the Board of Aldermen upon the written request of any four (4) members of the Board of Aldermen.
Notice of special meetings shall also be given as required by State law.
[R.O. 2009 §2-43; Code 1969 §2-15; Ord. No. 3298 §1, 8-16-1993]
There being four (4) wards in the City and each of such wards having two (2) members on the Board of Aldermen, making a total of eight (8) members exclusive of the Mayor, no meeting of the Board of Aldermen shall be commenced or held unless there are present either five (5) Aldermen and the Mayor or five (5) Aldermen exclusive of the Mayor, either of which shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any City business.
[R.O. 2009 §2-45; Code 1969 §2-17]
The Mayor shall rule on all questions arising in meetings of the Board of Aldermen and his/her ruling shall be final, except when an appeal from such ruling shall be voted by a two-thirds (⅔) majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen. Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised and all future editions thereof, shall be followed when in doubt or in the absence of a specific rule.
State Law Reference — Authority to adopt rules for the conduct of business, §79.150, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §2-46; Code 1969 §2-19]
The Board of Aldermen shall semi-annually in February and August of each year make out and spread upon their records a full and detailed account and statement of the receipts and expenditures and indebtedness of the City for the half-year ending December thirty-first (31st) and June thirty-first (31st) preceding the date of such report, which account and statement shall be published in some newspaper in the City.
State Law Reference — Publication of semi-annual statements, §79.160, RSMo.
[R.O. 2009 §2-221; Ord. No. 2430 §2, 4-2-1979; Ord. No. 2715 §2, 12-17-1984; Ord. No. 3280 §1, 6-7-1993; Ord. No. 4701 §1, 3-7-2016]
The Board of Aldermen shall fix the compensation of all officers and employees on an annual basis in connection with its adoption of the City's annual budget. As to officials elected or appointed to a fixed term of office, compensation shall be specified in a separate ordinance dealing only with that subject; provided, however, that in accord with Section 79.270, RSMo., the salary of an officer elected or appointed for a fixed term shall not be changed during the time for which he or she was elected or appointed.
[R.O. 2009 §2-56; Code 1969 §2-43; Ord. No. 3277 §1, 5-3-1993]
Appointment. At the first (1st) meeting of the Board of Aldermen after each annual election, the Mayor shall appoint the Chairmen and members of all standing committees. Such appointments shall be made with the advice and consent of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen.
Members — Number And Requirements. The number of members of each committee shall be as provided by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at the time of appointment. Only members of the Board of Aldermen shall be eligible to serve on the following standing committees: Public Safety, Public Works and Ways and Means. Members of the Board of Aldermen and any resident of the City who is a qualified voter under the laws and Constitution of this State and this City may serve on all other standing committees, whether now existing or hereafter created.
Notice. Notice of meetings of any standing committee shall be given as required by applicable law.
[R.O. 2009 §2-58; Code 1969 §§2-42, 2-44]
There is established a Public Safety Committee.
The Committee shall review all ordinances relating to the Police Department, Fire Department, public safety and fire safety and shall have legislative oversight over all matters relating to public safety. The Committee shall have such other functions as may be provided by the Board of Aldermen.
[R.O. 2009 §2-59; Code 1969 §§2-42, 2-44]
There is established a Public Works Committee.
The Public Works Committee shall have legislative oversight over all matters relating to sewers and sewage disposal, streets, sidewalks, parks and recreation, planning, zoning and development. The Committee shall have such other functions as may be provided by the Board of Aldermen.
[R.O. 2009 §2-60; Code 1969 §§2-42, 2-44]
There is established a Ways and Means Committee.
The Ways and Means Committee shall have legislative oversight over the financial affairs of the City and shall review all ordinances relating to licenses and occupational regulations. The Committee shall have such other functions as may be provided by the Board of Aldermen.
The Communications Committee reviews all ordinances, strategy, and policies that directly impact City Government as a whole. Brentwood's communication tools and resources are:
Brentwood TV: AT&T U-verse channel 99 and Charter channel 993
City website: www.brentwoodmo.org
City of Brentwood newsletter: "Bulletin Board"
Brentwood Board and Planning and Zoning meetings aired on YouTube