City of Crestwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 216, § 1, 3-22-1955; Ord. No. 710, § 1, 4-17-1962; Code 1965, § 4.01]
(a) 
Officers of the City shall consist of the following:
(1) 
All persons holding an elective office, whether appointed or elected; and
(2) 
All persons holding any office which is required to be filled by appointment by the Mayor or the Board of Aldermen under commission and which office is not subject to be filled at any City election.
(b) 
Any person holding an office in an ex officio capacity shall be deemed an officer in a single capacity. All officers must take an oath of office and shall be commissioned by the Mayor, whether appointed by him or by the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 68, §§ 1, 2, 2-27-1951; Code 1965, § 4.02]
Unless removed from office or the office is abolished, all appointive and elective City officials shall hold office until their successors are duly appointed or elected, as may be provided by law or ordinance, and until such successor has duly qualified for office. If any appointive or elective office is abolished, the term of the official holding such office on the date fixed by law for abolishment thereof, shall terminate.
[Ord. No. 68, § 3, 2-27-1951; Code 1965, § 4.03]
If two or more persons receive an equal number of votes for election to a City office, and a higher number of votes than any other candidate for election to the same office, the officer with whom such candidates filed their declarations of candidacy shall, immediately after the results of the election have been certified, issue a proclamation stating the fact and ordering a special election to determine which candidate is elected to the office. The proclamation shall set the date of the election and shall be sent by the officer to each election authority responsible for conducting the special election. In his proclamation, the officer shall specify the name of each candidate for the office to be voted on at the election, and the special election shall be conducted and the votes counted as in other elections.
[Ord. No. 108, 8-12-1952; Code 1965, § 4.04]
(a) 
Officers of the City elected at any regular or special election may take the oath of office before any person authorized to administer oaths at any time after completion of the official count.
(b) 
In the event a newly elected official takes the oath of office and qualifies for the office to which he was elected within 10 days after completion of the final count of ballots at such election, the officer or officers whom he succeeded shall not be entitled to salary or compensation for any period after March 31st preceding the date of the election, if a regular election, or for any period after the date of the election, if a special election.
(c) 
In the event a newly elected official fails to take the oath of office and qualify within 10 days after the official count is completed, the official whom he is to succeed shall be entitled to compensation until his successor does qualify, and if compensation is based on a weekly, monthly or other periodic basis, he shall be paid on a pro rata basis until his successor qualifies.
[Ord. No. 175, §§ 1 — 3, 5, 7, 5-11-1974; Code 1965, § 4.05; Ord. No. 1556, 2-11-1975]
(a) 
Amount. Each of the following officers of the City shall enter into an official bond in the respective amount herein designated, in favor of the City, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties as an officer of the City and that he shall account for all funds and other property which may come into his possession and custody as such officer:
Finance officer/treasurer:
$50,000
City clerk/collector:
$50,000
All other officers and employees as may be directed by the Board of Aldermen.
(b) 
Date of filing. In the case of elected officials, bond shall be furnished within 15 days after the official count of the election is returned to the Board of Aldermen. In the case of the acting president of the Board of Aldermen, City Clerk/Collector, Director of Public Works and police officers, their bonds shall be filed within 15 days after the appointments are made or approved by the Board of Aldermen.
(c) 
Payment of premiums. The City shall pay the premium on the bonds of the City officers.
(d) 
Approval. All bonds must be filed with and approved by the Board of Aldermen, and such bonds shall remain in force during the entire period that the official in question holds his office.
(e) 
Failure to furnish bond. No officer shall enter upon the duties of his office until he has furnished bond as herein required, and in the event of the failure of any official to furnish bond his office shall be forfeited and his successor may be chosen as provided by law and this Code.
[Ord. No. 2080, § 1, 11-11-1986]
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 election.
[Ord. No. 30, §§ I, III — XI, 2-14-1950; Code 1965, § 4.17]
(a) 
Elective officers. The Mayor may, with the consent of a majority of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, remove from office, for cause shown, any elective officer of the City, such officer being first given opportunity, together with his witnesses, to be heard before the Board of Aldermen sitting as a court of impeachment. Any elective officer, including the Mayor, may in like manner, for cause shown, be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation.
(b) 
Notice of hearing. Whether the proceedings for removal are instituted by the Mayor or the Board of Aldermen, the official sought to be removed shall be notified in writing, delivered or mailed to him at his last known address, at least 10 days before the date set for hearing on the subject of his removal, such notice to specify the charges against him.
(c) 
Counsel; continuances. The elective officer against whom the proceedings are brought may be represented by counsel and shall be entitled to one continuance of not more than seven days, and the City or prosecution shall likewise be entitled to one continuance of not more than seven days.
(d) 
Cause for removal. Cause for removal of office shall consist of gross negligence of duty, failure to attend meetings without excuse, offense in office, unbecoming or scandalous conduct or demeanor, misfeasance of duties in office and such other conduct as may make the person to be removed unfit to continue to enjoy the honors, emoluments and dignities of his office.
(e) 
Appointive officers. Appointive officers may be removed by the Mayor at will and without cause with the consent of a majority of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen. Appointive officers may be removed at will and without cause by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation.
(f) 
Suspension during proceedings. Any elective or appointive officer against whom proceedings are brought hereunder may be suspended from office pending final determination of the matter by a majority vote of the Board of Aldermen. If an officer, either elective or appointive, is removed from office under this chapter, he shall not continue to hold office during the review of the proceedings in any court, but shall be automatically suspended from office during the pendency of the cause in court.
[Ord. No. 647, §§ 1 — 9, 2-21-1961; Code 1965, § 4.06; Ord. No. 1378, §§ 1 — 9, 9-12-1972; Ord. No. 1387, § 1, 9-26-1972; Ord. No. 1583, § 1, 12-9-1975; Ord. No. 1619, § 1, 7-27-1976; Ord. No. 1636, § 1, 11-9-1976; Ord. No. 1685, § 1, 10-11-1977; Ord. No. 3175, § 1, 11-11-1990; Ord. No. 3773, § 1, 3-11-2003; Ord. No. 4035, § 1, 2-28-2007; Ord. No. 4139, § 1, 8-12-2008; Ord. No. 4675, § 1, 7-26-2016; Ord. No. 4783, § 1, 8-22-2017]
(a) 
Creation of office. The office of City Administrator is hereby created.
(b) 
Appointment. The City Administrator shall be a person appointed at the recommendation of the Mayor with the consent of a majority vote of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen. The appointment may be for an indefinite term of office. He shall be at least 21 years of age, a graduate of an accredited university or college, majoring in public, business or municipal administration, or shall have the equivalent qualifications and experience in financial and/or administrative fields. The City Administrator shall be a resident of the City while serving as City Administrator unless such requirement is waived at the request of the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen.
(c) 
Oath of office. Before entering upon the duties of this office, the City Administrator shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation before the City Clerk/Collector or some court of record in the county, that he possesses all the qualifications prescribed for his office by law, that he will support the Constitutions of the United States and the state, the provisions of all laws of the state affecting cities of this class and the ordinances of the City, and that he will faithfully demean himself while in office.
(d) 
Bond. The City Administrator, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall file with the City a bond conditioned upon faithful and honest performance of his duties and the rendering of full and proper accounts to the City for funds and property that shall come into his possession or control. The cost of said bond shall be paid by the City; however, should the City Administrator be covered by a blanket bond to the same extent, an individual bond shall not be required.
(e) 
Compensation. The City Administrator shall receive as compensation for the performance of the duties of his office an amount established by the Mayor, with the approval of a majority of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen, or by a three-fourths vote of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen on its own initiative.
(f) 
Removal. The City Administrator may be removed by the recommendation of the Mayor with the consent of a majority of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen, or by a three-fourths vote of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen on its own initiative, with no right of appeal.
(g) 
Office full-time position. The office of City Administrator shall be a full-time position, and the City Administrator shall not hold outside employment for remuneration except with the consent of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
(h) 
Ex officio deputy City Clerk/Collector. The City Administrator shall be ex officio City Clerk/Collector and shall have and perform all of the powers, rights and duties of the City Clerk/Collector in the event of his absence, illness or disability and shall act for and on his behalf, but shall receive no additional compensation therefor.
(i) 
Powers; duties. The City Administrator shall be responsible to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen for the administration of all City affairs placed in the City Administrator's charge by or under the Charter of the City of Crestwood, and shall have the powers and duties set forth in Section 5.2 of said Charter, and such powers and duties that are provided for herein, by other ordinance, or directed by the Board of Aldermen, consistent with Charter Section 5.2(j). At all times the actions of the City Administrator shall be subject to the general supervision of the Mayor, and the City Administrator shall account to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for any actions taken, when requested to do so. He may head one or more departments and shall be responsible to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for proper administration and management of the government business, officers and employees of the City. To that end, he shall have the power and shall be required to:
(1) 
Qualify and recommend to the Mayor for appointment, with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, the following department heads: Police Chief, Fire Chief, Director of Public Works and Director of Parks and Recreation, who shall hold office until their successors are recommended, qualified and appointed. He shall have the authority to dismiss, suspend and discipline department heads and set aside any action taken by a department head and may supersede him in the functions of his office;
(2) 
Appoint, dismiss, suspend and discipline all employees subject to restrictions of the legally constituted civil service system of the City under Chapter 18, Personnel Administration;
(3) 
Serve as the budget officer and prepare the proposed budget annually in accordance with Charter Sections 5.2(f) and 7.2, and Chapter 2 of the Municipal Code, and submit it to the ways and means committee, together with a message describing important features, the budget to be supported by appropriate schedules and analysis;
(4) 
Keep the Mayor and Board of Aldermen advised of the financial condition and future needs of the City on at least a quarterly basis, and make such recommendations as he may deem desirable;
(5) 
Recommend to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen such rules and regulations as are necessary or expedient for the conduct of administrative departments or agencies of the City;
(6) 
Coordinate the activities of all departments and administer the rules and policies of department heads;
(7) 
Meet with standing committees and special committees appointed by the Mayor on matters concerning general and special administrative problems as may be necessary, who shall consult with and render service to the City Administrator on such matters;
(8) 
Supervise the purchase of all materials, supplies and equipment for which funds are provided in the budget. He shall have the power to purchase materials, supplies, services and equipment without Board approval as provided in the purchasing policies of the City set forth in Chapter 2, Article IV, Division 3 of this Code;
(9) 
Supervise the preparation of all bid specifications for services and equipment and the presentation of bids to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen;
(10) 
Attend all meetings of the Board of Aldermen unless excused by the Board of Aldermen and have the right to take part in discussions at any meeting of the Board of Aldermen;
(11) 
Assemble operational reports from all departments for presentation to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on an as-needed or as-requested basis; and
(12) 
He may attend meetings of all boards and commissions of the City and render such assistance and information to them as may be required of him.
(j) 
Appointments, hiring, and removals. The hiring, appointment, and removal of City employees subordinate to the City Administrator is the purview and responsibility of the City Administrator. Neither the Mayor or Board of Aldermen nor any of its members shall in any manner control, demand, request, or dictate the appointment, hiring, or removal of any City employees whom the City Administrator or any of the City Administrator's subordinates are empowered to appoint, but the Mayor or aldermen may express their views and fully and freely discuss with the City Administrator anything pertaining to appointment and removal of such employees in the appropriate venue. The Mayor and the Board of Aldermen, and its members, shall not reprimand or give orders to any subordinates of the City Administrator, either publicly or privately (except for the purpose of inquiries and investigations under Section 3.11 of the Charter, and except as otherwise allowed by law), but shall refer all matters of concern regarding City personnel to the City Administrator for disposition.
(k) 
Political activity. The City Administrator shall refrain from participation in the election of the members of the Board of Aldermen and the Mayor.
[Code 1965, § 4.065; Ord. No. 932, § 1, 5-10-1966; Ord. No. 1326, § 1, 4-11-1972; Ord. No. 1505, § 1, 6-11-1974; Ord. No. 4834, § 1, 1-9-2018]
(a) 
Office created. The office of City Attorney is hereby created and shall be filled by a licensed and practicing attorney at law in the state.
(b) 
Appointment. The City Attorney shall be nominated by the Mayor and appointed with the advice and consent of the majority of the Board of Aldermen. The City Attorney may be removed on recommendation of the Mayor with the advice and consent of the majority of the Board of Aldermen, or by a three-fourths vote of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen on its own initiative, with no right of appeal.
(c) 
Duties. The City Attorney shall attend all regular and special meetings of the Board of Aldermen, shall attend the meetings of other boards and commissions of the City upon the request of the Mayor or City Administrator; shall advise the City officials, including the permanent boards and commissions, on legal questions; draft bills for introduction into the Board of Aldermen upon request of any two members or of the Mayor or other official; prepare, examine and approve all deeds, releases, easements, contracts, bonds and other legal documents relating to City affairs and shall generally serve as the consultant, legal adviser and representative of the City and its officials and agencies.
(d) 
Court duties. The City Attorney may prosecute all cases in the municipal division and, on appeal, to the higher courts, or the Board of Aldermen may designate an attorney to prosecute the violations of the City's ordinances. The City Attorney shall have responsibility for the handling of all litigation in the courts of this state and the United States in which the City has any interest and before all boards, commissions, offices and bureaus of this state and the United States in which the City has any interest, unless the Board of Aldermen shall direct otherwise and appoint special counsel to represent the City in a particular instance, or unless counsel is appointed to represent the City by an insurer under a policy of insurance in which the City is insured.
[Code 1965, § 4.066; Ord. No. 1326, § II, 4-11-1972; Ord. No. 1505, § 2, 6-11-1974]
(a) 
Office created. The office of Assistant City Attorney is hereby created and is to be filled by a licensed and practicing attorney at law in the state.
(b) 
Appointment. The Assistant City Attorney shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and approval of the Board of Aldermen to serve for a term commensurate with that of the Mayor and until his successor is appointed and qualified.
(c) 
Duties. The Assistant City Attorney shall perform any and all of the duties set out for the City Attorney when authorized by the City Attorney or if the City Attorney is absent or temporarily unable to perform any of this duties. The Assistant City Attorney shall have full power and authority to carry out the duties of the City Attorney in the absence or temporary disability of the City Attorney to act.
(d) 
Other assistants. The City Attorney may, with the approval of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, appoint other assistants in addition to the Assistant City Attorney to aid him in the performance of his duties, and they shall be compensated in such manner as may be provided by ordinance of the City.
[Code 1965, § 4.075; Ord. No. 1326, § III, 4-11-1972; Ord. No. 1505, § 3, 6-11-1974]
The City Attorney and Assistant City Attorney shall receive from the City Clerk/Collector, whose duty it shall be to furnish them with same, all copies of ordinances, rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Aldermen or by any board or commission of the City, and they shall also receive copies of all minutes of the Board of Aldermen, Planning and Zoning Commission, police and fire boards and other boards and commissions which keep minutes.
[Ord. No. 706, §§ 1 — 3, 4-17-1962; Ord. No. 707, §§ 1, 3, 4, 4-17-1962; Ord. No. 709, § 1, 4-17-1962; Code 1965, § 4.08; Ord. No. 948, § 1, 6-28-1966; Ord. No. 1396, § 1, 11-14-1972]
(a) 
The duties of City collector shall be performed by the City Clerk, who shall be designated City Clerk/Collector and shall be appointed as provided in Subsection 2-53(i)(2) of this Code.
(b) 
The City Clerk/Collector shall perform all of the duties required of him and all of the powers provided by law for clerks and collectors of fourth-class cities and by ordinances of the City, and shall have all the powers and perform all of the duties required by law and ordinance as license collector.
[Ord. No. 514, §§ 3, 5, 6, 8 — 11, 4-28-1959; Code 1965, § 4.09]
(a) 
Duties. As license collector, the City Clerk/Collector shall collect all road tax refunds and all license taxes and fees under this Code pertaining to the licensing and taxing of utilities, motor fuel sales, intoxicating liquor and non-intoxicating beer sales, merchants and manufacturers, dogs, automobiles, coin-operated machines, miscellaneous businesses, occupations and trades and all other subjects. He shall have such other powers and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated to him by the Board of Aldermen or by ordinance.
(b) 
Disposition of collections. The City Clerk/Collector shall by the fifteenth day of each month account to and pay over to the City Director of Finance all collections made by him for the City, and shall account for all receipts and disbursements made and authorized by ordinance. His accounting shall include all necessary reports and explanatory information. A copy of the account and report shall be laid before the Board of Aldermen at its next regular meeting.
(c) 
Tax inspections. The City Clerk/Collector shall have such power and authority to examine and inspect the books and records of all businesses and persons subject to license taxes in the City, whether such books and records are kept in the City or elsewhere, in order to determine all information necessary for the proper, full and complete assessment and collection of license taxes and fees, and shall have the power to subpoena witnesses and require the production of books, papers and records required for such purposes.
(d) 
Permission to inspect taxpayers' books. No person shall refuse to permit the examination and inspection of books and records, or conceal any information reasonably required for the proper assessment and collection of license fees and taxes, or fail to produce books, papers and records, or fail to appear in response to the City Clerk/Collector's subpoena as herein authorized.
(e) 
Tax collection. The City Clerk/Collector shall render such assistance as is necessary to any agency collecting real and personal property taxes for the City to insure that all property subject to taxation by the City is entered on the tax rolls and that the certified abstract of the county clerk properly reflects all property within the City subject to taxation with the correct assessed valuation thereof as agreed upon by the Board of Equalization.
(f) 
Reports. The City Clerk/Collector shall make an annual report on March 1st of each year to the Board of Aldermen, showing in a general way the amount of license fees and taxes assessed and collected, and full details as to delinquent amounts, and shall make such recommendations as may appear advisable or necessary with respect to the assessment and collection of license fees and taxes.
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Editor's Note: Former § 2-59, which pertained to the Director of Finance and was derived from Ord. No. 707, adopted 4-17-1962, as amended, was repealed 2-28-2007 by Ord. No. 4035.
[Ord. No. 42, §§ 1 — 3, 11, 5-23-1950; Ord. No. 867, § 1, 2-9-1965; Code 1965, § 4.10; Ord. No. 1363, § 1, 7-11-1972]
(a) 
Established; Director. There is hereby established a Department of Public Works. The head of the department shall be the Director of Public Works and if filled by a professional engineer may also be known as the City engineer.
(b) 
Duties. The Director of Public Works shall supervise all public works of the City and perform such other duties as may be directed by the City Administrator.
(c) 
Appointment. The Director of Public Works shall be appointed as provided in Subsection 2-53(i)(2).
The Director of Public Works may, in his discretion, obtain engineering review of grading, drainage and sewer plans from an independent consulting engineering firm, in lieu of review by the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic, provided that all fees incurred for such engineering review shall be paid by the permittee or applicant.
[Code 1965, § 9.01; Ord. No. 1243, § 1, 12-22-1970; Ord. No. 1360, § 1, 6-27-1972; Ord. No. 1376, § 1, 9-5-1972; Ord. No. 1686, § 1, 10-25-1977; Ord. No. 3301, § 1, 4-12-1994; Ord. No. 3731, §§ 2, 3, 5-28-2002; Ord. No. 4762, § 1, 6-15-2017]
(a) 
Composition. The Public Works Board shall consist of seven citizens with an interest in public works. Members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of a majority of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen. Reasonable efforts shall be made to ensure all wards are represented, however the qualifications of members shall be the primary guiding principle in making appointments and no board shall be deemed improperly constituted or unlawful if all wards of the City are not represented thereon. All citizen members shall be appointed to terms of three years in duration, with each term beginning and ending on July 1. The terms shall be staggered in three groups with one group consisting of three members and two groups consisting of two members each. Only one group shall be appointed on July 1 of each year, and another group shall be appointed on July 1 of every following year.
(b) 
Meetings and quorum. The Public Works Board shall hold regular meetings at a minimum on a quarterly basis, at a time scheduled by the Public Works Board. Additional meetings may be scheduled at any time by the chairperson or three members of the Public Works Board provided that there is one week's notice provided to the public and all members of the Public Works Board, including the aldermanic representatives and the Director of Public Services. A quorum shall consist of four citizen members. The aldermanic representatives and any ex officio members do not count towards establishing quorum.
(c) 
Attendance. Public Works Board members absent without excuse from three consecutive meetings, whether regular or special, shall be subject to replacement by the Mayor and a majority of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen.
(d) 
Duties and responsibilities. The Public Works Board shall provide advice and recommendations to the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and Director of Public Services on policy matters relating to the overall public works functions, including matters relating to stormwater situations. Policy matters shall be defined to include budgeting, capital improvement programming, planning, public relations, City-wide public works programs and any other matters that may be assigned by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
(e) 
Chairperson. The Mayor shall appoint a chairperson from one of the citizen members who shall serve as chairperson for the remainder of that person's term. The chairperson shall be the presiding officer of all meetings of the Public Works Board and shall have voice and vote the same as all other Public Works Board members. At the beginning of each term, the Public Works Board shall organize by electing a vice-chairperson and a secretary from their number. The vice-chairperson shall act as chairperson in the chairperson's absence. In the absence of the chairperson and vice-chairperson, the secretary shall serve as acting chairperson.
(f) 
Aldermanic representatives. The Mayor, with the approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint two aldermanic representatives from the members of the Board of Aldermen to act as liaison between the Board of Aldermen and the Public Works Board and provide policy direction. At least one of the aldermanic representatives shall be present at all scheduled meetings of the Public Works Board. Participation in all discussions is strongly encouraged, but the representatives shall not have a vote. The Mayor may act as a substitute or the Mayor or aldermanic representatives may designate a substitute from the Board of Aldermen or City administration if an aldermanic representative is unable to attend a meeting.
(g) 
Ex officio members. The Director of Public Services shall be an ex officio, non-voting member of the Public Works Board, acting in an advisory capacity and shall attend all meetings of the Public Works Board. If the Director of Public Services is unable to attend any such meeting, a representative shall be designated to attend by the Director of Public Services or City Administrator.
(h) 
Clerical staff. The Public Works Board shall be provided with a clerical staff person by the City administration, who is not a voting member of the Board. It shall be the duty of this staff to take minutes of the proceedings of the Board. A set of minutes of the Public Works Board meetings shall be made public in accordance with applicable state law.
(i) 
Vacancies. Vacancies among non-ex officio members of the Board shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, with the replacement to serve the unexpired term.
[Ord. No. 3875, § 1, 11-23-2004; Ord. No. 3916, § 1, 7-12-2005; Ord. No. 4762, § 2, 6-15-2017]
(a) 
Composition. The Economic Development Commission (EDC) shall consist of seven members, at least five of whom shall be citizens of Crestwood. No more than two members may be non-residents of the City who are business owners, managers or employees of Crestwood businesses or owners of real property located in the City. Members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of a majority of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen. Reasonable efforts shall be made to ensure all wards are represented, however the qualifications of members shall be the primary guiding principle in making appointments and no board shall be deemed improperly constituted or unlawful if all wards of the City are not represented thereon. All citizen and business members shall be appointed to terms of three years in duration, with each term beginning and ending on July 1. The terms shall be staggered in three groups with one group consisting of three members and two groups consisting of two members each. Only one group shall be appointed on July 1 of each year, and another group shall be appointed on July 1 of every following year.
(b) 
Meetings and quorum. The EDC shall hold regular meetings at a minimum on a quarterly basis, at a time scheduled by the EDC. Additional meetings may be scheduled at any time by the chairperson or three members of the EDC provided that there is one week's notice provided to the public and all members of the EDC, including the aldermanic representatives and the City planner. A quorum shall consist of four members of the committee. The aldermanic representatives and any ex officio members do not count towards establishing quorum.
(c) 
Attendance. EDC members absent without excuse from three consecutive meetings, whether regular or special, shall be subject to replacement by the Mayor and a majority of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen.
(d) 
Duties and responsibilities. The EDC shall provide a forum for building consensus on the economic issues facing Crestwood and the means for addressing them; facilitate development of the City's vision as to the type of local economy the City needs, desires and can support; formulate, develop and implement economic development strategies for the City to achieve its economic goals; work with local, state, regional and federal organizations that can assist with the formulation and/or implementation of the City's economic development strategies; advise and make recommendations to the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and City Administrator relating to the City's economic goals and strategies; undertake such tasks and projects that are ancillary and/or complementary to the foregoing; and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen from time to time.
(e) 
Chairperson. The Mayor shall appoint a chairperson from one of the citizen members who shall serve as chairperson for the remainder of that person's term. The chairperson shall be the presiding officer of all meetings of the EDC and shall have voice and vote the same as all other EDC members. At the beginning of each term, the EDC shall organize by electing a vice-chairperson and a secretary from the members. The vice-chairperson shall act as chairperson in the chairperson's absence. In the absence of the chairperson and vice-chairperson, the secretary shall serve as acting chairperson.
(f) 
Aldermanic representatives. The Mayor, with the approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint two aldermanic representatives from the members of the Board of Aldermen to act as liaison between the Board of Aldermen and the EDC and provide policy direction. At least one of the aldermanic representatives shall be present at all scheduled meetings of the EDC. Participation in all discussions is strongly encouraged, but the representatives shall not have a vote. The Mayor may act as a substitute or the Mayor or aldermanic representatives may designate a substitute from the Board of Aldermen if an aldermanic representative is unable to attend a meeting.
(g) 
Ex officio members. The City planner shall be an ex officio, nonvoting member of the EDC, acting in an advisory capacity and shall attend all meetings of the EDC. If the City planner is unable to attend any such meeting, a representative shall be designated to attend by the City planner or City Administrator. The Mayor may appoint additional ex officio members, who shall be nonvoting members.
(h) 
Clerical staff. The EDC shall be provided with a clerical staff person by the City administration, who is not a voting member of the Commission. It shall be the duty of this staff to take minutes of the proceedings of the Commission. A set of minutes of the EDC meetings shall be made public in accordance with applicable state law.
(i) 
Vacancies. Vacancies among non-ex officio members of the EDC shall be filled in the same manner as an original appointment with the replacement to serve the unexpired term.
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Editor's Note: Former § 2-63, which pertained to the Public Relations Liaison Officer and was derived from Ord. No. 1335, adopted 5-9-1972, was repealed 1-26-2016 by Ord. No. 4616.
[Ord. No. 165, §§ 1 — 5, 3-16-1954; Ord. No. 688, § 1, 1-9-1962; Ord. No. 689, §§ 1 — 11, 1-9-1962; Code 1965, § 4-31; Ord. No. 1370, § 1, 7-25-1972; Ord. No. 1530, § 1, 10-8-1974; Ord. No. 3259, §§ 1, 2, 5-25-1993; Ord. No. 3851,[1] § 1, 7-13-2004]
(a) 
Organization. There is hereby created a local municipal organization for the preparation and the carrying out of all the emergency functions, other than the functions for which the military forces are primarily responsible, to minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disasters caused by enemy attack or disasters from fires, floods, earthquakes or other natural causes in accordance with the Missouri Civil Defense Act. The Crestwood Office of Civil Preparedness shall consist of a Director and a representative of each of the operating departments of the City and the City Clerk and finance officer.
(b) 
Director. The Director shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen. The Director may be an employee of the City. The Director shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration, and operation of the City office of civil preparedness, subject to the direction and control of the Mayor, as provided by statute. In the event of the absence or inability of the Director to serve for any reason, then the City Administrator shall act as Director. If the Director is not concurrently a City employee, compensation may be set by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. If the Director is concurrently a City employee, no compensation in addition to the compensation being received as a City employee shall be made. All other members of the office of civil preparedness shall serve without additional compensation.
(c) 
Duties. The Crestwood Office of Civil Preparedness shall perform such functions within the City as shall be prescribed in and by the state and local civil defense plans and programs prepared by the governor, and such orders, rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the governor, and, in addition, shall perform such duties outside the corporate limits as may be required pursuant to any mutual aid agreement with any other political subdivision, municipality or quasi-municipality entered into as provided by the Missouri Civil Defense Act or the state survival plan.
The Crestwood Office of Civil Preparedness shall promulgate rules and regulations to facilitate its obligation of the civil defense function with the City which are consistent with the Missouri Civil Defense Act or the state disaster plan and program.
The Director of the Crestwood Office of Civil Preparedness shall be responsible for the coordination, operation and implementation of an emergency operating plan. The plan shall be periodically updated with the approval of the affected governmental department and approved by the Mayor.
(d) 
Mutual aid agreements. The Mayor, with the approval of the governor, may enter into mutual aid arrangements or agreements with other public and private agencies within and without the state for reciprocal emergency aid. Such arrangements or agreements shall be consistent with the state disaster plan and program. In time of emergency, it shall be the duty of the Crestwood Office of Civil Preparedness to render assistance in accordance with such mutual aid arrangements or agreements. The Director, with the approval of the Mayor, may assist in the negotiations of reciprocal mutual aid agreements between this organization and other public and private agencies and between the governor and the adjoining states or political subdivisions thereof and shall carry out arrangements or agreements relating to the City.
(e) 
Use of City facilities. In carrying out the emergency powers under the provisions of this section, the executive officers or governing bodies of the City are directed to utilize the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of existing departments, offices and agencies of the City to the maximum extent practical, and the officers and personnel of all such departments, offices and agencies are directed to cooperate with and extend such services and facilities to the governor and to the state emergency management agency upon request.
There is hereby established an emergency operation center located in the lower level of the Crestwood Government Center, 1 Detjen Drive, Crestwood, Missouri, to be used for conducting emergency operations for the City during a disaster as declared by the Mayor. The emergency operating center shall be staffed by the Director and members of the office of civil preparedness as well as any additional persons required to fulfill the operation of said center. The emergency operation center shall be maintained consistent with the directives of the state and regional emergency management agency. A standard operational procedure defining the mode and method of the emergency operation center shall be contained in the City emergency operation plan.
(f) 
Federal or state aid. Whenever the federal government or state government, or officer or agency thereof, shall offer to the City, through the state, services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gift, grant or loan for the purpose of civil defense, the City, acting through its Mayor, with the consent of the governor, may accept such offer and, upon acceptance, the Mayor may authorize any officer of the City to receive such services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds on behalf of the City subject to the terms of the offer.
(g) 
Emergency action. In the event of an emergency, as defined in the Missouri Civil Defense Act, the Director of Civil Preparedness is authorized on behalf of the City to procure services, supplies, equipment or material as may be necessary for such purposes, in view of the exigencies, without regard to the statutory procedures or formalities normally prescribed by law pertaining to municipal contract obligations, as authorized by the Missouri Civil Defense Act; however, if the Board of Aldermen meets at such time, the Director shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by that body.
(h) 
Enemy attack/natural disaster. In the event of enemy attack or natural disaster as declared by the Mayor, time consuming procedures and formalities otherwise required by statute pertaining to the advertisement for bids for the performance of public work or entering into contacts shall be waived.
(i) 
Expenditure of funds. The expenditure of funds appropriated (or otherwise granted) to the Crestwood Office of Civil Preparedness shall be under the control of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and administered by the City Administrator.
(j) 
Oath. Every person appointed to serve in any capacity in the Crestwood Office of Civil Preparedness shall, before entering upon his duties, subscribe to the following oath, which shall be filed with the Director: "I,__________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of Missouri, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter; and I do further swear (or affirm) that I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any political party or organization that advocates, the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this state by force or violence; and that during such a time as I am a member of the Crestwood Office of Civil Preparedness, I will not advocate nor become a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this state by force or violence.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former § 2-64, which pertained to the Railway Commission and was derived from the Code of 1965 and Ord. No. 1527, adopted 9-10-1974. Said ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 2-65 and 2-65.1 as § 2-64 and 2-65.
[Ord. No. 3241, § 1, 12-8-1992; Ord. No. 3851, § 1, 7-13-2004]
Under the authority set forth in RSMo. 70.837, the City police, fire and public works departments are hereby authorized to respond and provide assistance as requested in any mutual aid or emergency aid request by a public safety agency in the State of Missouri or any bordering state having reciprocal legislation.
[Ord. No. 3197, § 1, 8-27-1991; Ord. No. 3280, § 1, 8-24-1993; Ord. No. 3315, § 1, 8-23-1994; Ord. No. 3368, § 1, 8-17-1995; Ord. No. 3471, § 1, 8-26-1997; Ord. No. 3575, § 1, 7-27-1999; Ord. No. 3679, § 1, 8-28-2001; Ord. No. 3793, § 1, 8-26-2003; Ord. No. 3834, § 3(Exh. A), 5-25-2004; Ord. No. 3925, § 1, 8-23-2005; Ord. No. 4080, § 1, 9-11-2007; Ord. No. 4197, § 1, 8-25-2009; Ord. No. 4311, § 1, 8-9-2011; Ord. No. 4429, § 1, 8-13-2013; Ord. No. 4572, § 1, 8-11-2015; Ord. No. 4773, § 1, 8-8-2017; reaffirmed and readopted 7-23-2019 by Ord. No. 4976]
(a) 
The proper operation of municipal government requires that public officials and employees be independent, impartial and responsible to the people; that government decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the governmental structure; that public office is not used for personal gain; and that the public has confidence in the integrity of its government. In recognition of these goals, there is hereby established a procedure for disclosure by certain officials and employees of private financial or other interest in matters affecting the City.
(1) 
Conflicts of interest. All elected and appointed officials, as well as employees of the City of Crestwood must comply with RSMo. 105.454 and City Charter regarding conflicts of interest, as well as any other state law governing official conduct. The Mayor or any member of the Board of Aldermen who has a substantial personal or private interest as defined by state law and set out below in any bill shall disclose on the records of the Board of Aldermen the nature of his or her interest and shall disqualify himself or herself from voting on any matters related to this interest.
(2) 
Substantial or private interest. The Mayor, any member of the Board of Aldermen, as well as any appointed officials and employees shall be considered to have a substantial or private interest in any measure, bill or other ordinance proposed or pending before the City if that interest is an ownership by the individual, his or her spouse, or his or her dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly of: (a) 10% or more of any business entity; or (b) an interest having a value of $10,000 or more; or (c) the receipt of a salary, gratuity, or other compensation or remuneration of $5,000 or more per year from any individual, partnership, organization, or association within any calendar year.
(3) 
Disclosure reports. Each elected official, the City Administrator (as the chief administrative officer), and the Director of Finance (as the chief purchasing officer) shall disclose the following information by May 1 if any such transactions were engaged in during the previous calendar year:
a. 
For such person and all persons within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity of such person, the date and the identities of the parties to each transaction with a total value in excess of $500, if any, that such person had with the political subdivision, other than compensation received as an employee or payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the political subdivision, and other than transfers for no consideration to the political subdivision; and
b. 
The date and the identities of the parties to each transaction known to the person with a total value in excess of $500, if any, that any business entity in which such person had a substantial interest, had with the political subdivision, other than payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the political subdivision or transactions involving payment for providing utility service to the political subdivision, and other than transfers for no consideration to the political subdivision.
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The City Administrator as the chief administrative officer and the Director of Finance as the chief purchasing officer also shall disclose by May 1 for the previous calendar year the following information:
a. 
The name and address of each of the employers of such person from whom income of $1,000 or more was received during the year covered by the statement;
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The name and address of each sole proprietorship that he or she owned; the name, address and the general nature of the business conducted of each general partnership and joint venture in which he or she was a partner or participant; the name and address of each partner or co-participant for each partnership or joint venture unless such names and addresses are filed by the partnership or joint venture with the Secretary of State; the name, address and general nature of the business conducted of any closely held corporation or limited partnership or limited liability corporation in which the person owned 10% or more of any class of the outstanding stock or limited partnership or member units; and the name of any publicly traded corporation or limited partnership that is listed on a regulated stock exchange or automated quotation system in which the person owned 2% or more of any class of outstanding stock, limited partnership units or other equity interests;
c. 
The name and address of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of a director, officer or receiver.
(5) 
Filing of reports. The reports shall be filed with the City Clerk and the Missouri Ethics Commission. The reports shall be available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours.
(6) 
When filed. The financial interest statements shall be filed at the following times, but no person is required to file more than one financial interest statement in any calendar year:
a. 
Each person appointed to office shall file the statement within 30 days of such appointment or employment;
b. 
Every other person required to file a financial interest statement shall file the statement annually not later than May 1 and the statement shall cover the calendar year ending the immediately preceding December 31; provided that any member of the Board of Aldermen may supplement the financial interest statement to report additional interests acquired after December 31 of the covered year until the date of filing of the financial interest statement.
(7) 
Filing of ordinance. The City Clerk shall send a certified copy of the ordinance and any amendments to the Missouri Ethics Commission within 10 days of its adoption.