City of Stockton, MO
Cedar County
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[CC 1979 §26.050(1)]
The Board of Aldermen is responsible for the Waterworks and Sewer Department of the City of Stockton and may appoint an advisory board to be known as the Board of Public Works, which Board shall consist of five (5) persons, electors of the City of Stockton, Missouri, who have resided in said City for a period of two (2) years next before their appointment.
[CC 1979 §26.050(2 — 5)]
Appointment Of Members. The Mayor of the City of Stockton, Missouri, shall appoint such members of the Board of Public Works, and appointment shall be confirmed by the City Board in such manner as other appointive officers are appointed and confirmed.
Tenure Of Office. The members of said Board shall hold office for a term of four (4) years each, except the first (1st) incumbents, who shall be appointed as follows: Two (2) members for a term of four (4) years each, one (1) member for a term of three (3) years, one (1) member for a term of two (2) years, and one (1) member for a term of one (1) year.
Vacancy — How Filled. In case a vacancy shall exist in said Board, such vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments are made to said Board, but the vacancy shall be filled only for the unexpired term of the vacating member.
Members Of Board Not To Hold Other Office. Any members of said Board of Public Works who shall accept a nomination of appointment for any other City office during his/her official term shall be deemed thereby to have resigned as a member of said Board, and his/her membership shall thereby be ipso facto, vacated.
[CC 1979 §26.050(6)]
The Board of Public Works shall meet at least once a month in the City Hall. Three (3) members of said Board shall constitute a quorum. The Secretary of said Board shall submit written minutes of each meeting to the City Clerk.
[CC 1979 §26.050(7)]
Said Board of Public Works shall have the power, and it shall be its duty, to advise the Board of Aldermen concerning all streets and roadways, and any waterworks, sewer plant, gas works, electric light and power plants, steam heating plant, or any other device or plant for furnishing light, power or heat, telephone plant or exchange, street railway or other public transportation, conduit system or other public utility whatever, which may be owned or franchised by such City by purchase or otherwise, and of all appurtenances thereto belonging.
[CC 1979 §26.050(8)]
Said Board shall also exercise such other powers and perform such other duties in the superintendence of public works, improvements and repairs constructed by authority of the City Board of Aldermen or owned by the City as may be prescribed by ordinance. Said Board shall make all necessary regulations for the government of the department, not inconsistent with the general laws of the State, the Charter of this City, or the ordinances thereof.
[CC 1979 §26.050(9)]
There shall be a President, Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Public Works, who shall be appointed by said Board and at its pleasure removed. Said officers with the exception of the Secretary shall be elected from the Board of Public Works.
[CC 1979 §26.060]
The Secretary of the Board shall have the responsibility and custody of the books and the accounts of the Sewer and Waterworks Department. Salary for such services and an "errors and omissions" bond, if required, to be set by the Board of Aldermen. All monies received to be reconciled daily with receipts. Said monies to be kept in a separate fund by the Treasurer and to be known as the Public Works Fund of said City. It will be drawn upon by the City Clerk and the Mayor, based upon an annual budget prepared by the Public Works Board and the Public Works Supervisor. Such budget to be approved by the Board of Aldermen as a part of the annual City budget.
The Secretary will attend all meetings of the Board of Public Works and prepare minutes of same. The Secretary will present a list of delinquent accounts to the Board after the designated pay period of each billing period. These will be presented at a regular hearing in a time period between the deadline for payment and the grace period allowed before disconnection. The Secretary will keep records of all Board authorized letters and delinquent payment notifications.