No person shall be a Trustee who has not attained the age of twenty-one (21) years; who is not a citizen of the United States; who is not an inhabitant of the Village at the time of his/her election, and has not resided therein for one (1) whole year next preceding the time of his/her election. (RSMo. § 80.050)
Every Trustee, before entering upon the duties of his/her office, shall take the oath prescribed by the Constitution of this State, and that he/she will faithfully demean himself/herself in office. Every Board of Trustees shall assemble within twenty (20) days after its appointment or election, and choose a Chairman of its number, and some other person as Clerk. The Chairman may vote on any proposition before the Board. The Board of Trustees, by law or ordinance, shall fix the time and place of holding its stated meetings, and may be convened by the Chairman at any time. (RSMo. § 80.060)
Meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Kingdom City shall be held at the Village Hall located at 5584 Dunn Drive, Kingdom City, Missouri, and at other locations designated by the Board of Trustees. Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be held at least once per month at a time and on a date designated by a Resolution adopted each April, or as often as the Board shall desire; provided, however, that a regular meeting may be rescheduled by the Chairman in a given instance if holidays, weather or a conflict with other events of concern to the Village necessitate.
[Ord. No. 111, 3-8-2011; Ord. No. 131, 11-19-2019]
Special meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Kingdom City may be called by any three (3) members of the Board by requesting such special meeting with the Village Clerk, who shall thereupon prepare a notice of such special meeting. Special meetings may also be called by the Chairman of the Board in the same manner. The notice of such special meeting shall state the date and hour of the meeting and the purpose for which the meeting is called, and no business shall be transacted thereat, except such as is stated in the notice. Said notice of the time and object of the special meeting shall be given to each member of the Board by the Village Clerk causing such notice to be delivered at the usual place of abode of said members twenty-four (24) hours before the stated special meeting. Such notice shall also be posted within the Village Hall in a manner visible to the general public and shall be made available to any representative of the news media who requests notice of meetings of the Board of Trustees twenty-four (24) hours before said special meeting. By unanimous consent, a special meeting may be held at any time; provided, however, that when twenty-four (24) hours' notice cannot be given or when the time or place is not convenient or accessible to the public, the nature of the good cause justifying that departure from the normal requirements shall be stated in the minutes.
At all meetings of the Board, a majority of the Trustees shall constitute a quorum to do business; a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the attendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as the Board of Trustees previously, by ordinance, may have prescribed. (RSMo. § 80.070)
Members of the Board of Trustees shall be required to attend all stated and special meetings of the Board, unless leave of absence is granted by the Board, or unless excused by the Chairman for illness or other special reason.
At the hour appointed, the Chairman, or in his/her absence any Trustee, shall call the Board to order, the Clerk shall call the roll of members and announce whether or not a quorum is present.
The Board of Trustees, upon the announcement of a quorum, shall proceed to transact the business before it in the following order:
Reading of the minutes of the last meeting or meetings unless temporarily waived, and approval of the same as read unless changed or objection by a member, in which event they shall be approved as corrected.
The presentation of complaints and petitions by inhabitants of the Village.
The reports of officers and committees.
The audit of all bills and claims against the Village and ordering of payment of bills approved and allowed.
The presentation of comments and suggestions by inhabitants of the Village.
All committees shall be appointed by the Chairman unless, on motion, the Board shall elect to appoint any such committee.
Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of the Board, except when otherwise provided by ordinance, and any question arising thereunder shall be decided by the Chairman subject to appeal to the Board of Trustees by any member.
The Board of Trustees shall keep a journal of its proceedings and, at the desire of any member, shall cause the "yeas" and "nays" to be taken and entered on the journal on any question, resolution or ordinance. The Board's proceedings shall be public. (RSMo. § 80.080)
The style of ordinances of the Village of Kingdom City shall be: "Be it ordained by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Kingdom City, as follows: . . . ." No ordinance shall be passed except by bill, and no bill shall become an ordinance unless on its passage a majority of all the members of the Board of Trustees vote therefor, and the "yeas" and "nays" be entered upon the journal. Every proposed ordinance shall be introduced to the Board of Trustees in writing and shall be read by title or in full two (2) times prior to passage; both readings may occur at a single meeting of the Board of Trustees. If the proposed ordinance is read by title only, copies of the proposed ordinance shall be made available for public inspection prior to the time the bill is under consideration by the Board of Trustees. All ordinances shall be in full force and effect from and after their passage after being duly signed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and attested by the Village Clerk. (RSMo. §§ 80.100, 80.110)
In case of absence of the Chairman at any meeting of the Board, the Board may appoint a Chairman Pro Tempore, and in case he/she shall die, resign, be removed from office or remove from the Village, the Board of Trustees shall appoint one (1) of its number Chairman, who shall hold the office for the unexpired term. (RSMo. § 80.120)
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees shall semiannually make out a correct statement of all monies received and expended on account of the Village of Kingdom City during the six (6) months next preceding; and shall cause such statement, within ten (10) days thereafter, to be published, either in some newspaper printed in the Village, or by causing copies of such statement to be put up in six (6) of the most public places in the Village. (RSMo. § 80.210)
All vacancies in the Board of Trustees shall be filled by the remaining members of the Board. In case the office of Chairman becomes vacant, the remaining members shall select one (1) of their own number as temporary Chairman and then proceed to elect some person to fill such vacancy; provided, the Chairman or temporary Chairman shall have no vote except in case of a tie. (RSMo. § 80.230)
Such Board of Trustees shall have power to appoint an Assessor, Collector, Marshal, Treasurer, and such other officers, servants and agents as may be necessary, remove them from office, prescribe their duties and fix their compensation. (RSMo. § 80.240)