City Clerk

Charter of The City of Kirkwood, MO

PREAMBLE

Article I. Incorporation, Name and Boundaries


Section 1.1 Incorporation, name and boundaries



Article II. Powers


Section 2.1 Powers



Article III. The Mayor and Council


Section 3.1 Powers vested


Section 3.2 Composition, eligibility, election and time


Section 3.3 Mayor


Section 3.4 Prohibitions


Section 3.5 Vacancies, forfeiture of office, filling of vacancies


Section 3.6 Judge of qualifications


Section 3.7 Investigations


Section 3.8 Independent Audit


Section 3.9 Legislative Proceedings


Section 3.10 Revision of Ordinances


Section 3.11 City Clerk


Section 3.12 Municipal Judge


Section 3.13 City Attorney



Article IV. Chief Administrative Officer


Section 4.1 Appointment and Evaluation


Section 4.2 Removal


Section 4.3 Acting Chief Administrative Officer


Section 4.4 Powers and duties of the Chief Administrative Officer



Article V. Administrative Organization


Section 5.1 Existing organizations


Section 5.2 Merit system



Article VI. Financial Procedures


Section 6.1 Fiscal year


Section 6.2 Submission of budget and budget message


Section 6.3 Budget


Section 6.4 Capital program


Section 6.5 Council action on budget


Section 6.6 Council action on capital program


Section 6.7 Public records


Section 6.8 Amendments after adoption


Section 6.9 Administration of funds and obligations


Section 6.10 Tax rates and tax rolls


Section 6.11 Sale of bonds



Article VII. Nominations and Elections


Section 7.1 City elections


Section 7.2 Nominations by petition


Section 7.3 Preparation of ballots


Section 7.4 Election procedure and determination of results



Article VIII. Initiative, Referendum and Recall


Section 8.1 General Authority


Section 8.2 Commencement of proceedings; petitioners' committee; affidavit


Section 8.3 Petitions


Section 8.4 Procedure after filing


Section 8.5 Referendum petitions; suspension of effect of ordinance


Section 8.6 Action on petitions for initiative and referendum


Section 8.7 Actions on petitions for recall


Section 8.8 Withdrawal of petitions


Section 8.9 Results of election



Article IX. Franchises


Section 9.1 Granting of franchises


Section 9.2 Right of regulation


Section 9.3 Revocable Permits


Section 9.4 Operation beyond franchise



Article X. Licensing, Taxation and Regulation of Businesses, Occupations, Professions, Vocations and Other Activities


Section 10.1 Objects of licensing, taxation and regulations



Article XI. General Provisions


Section 11.1 Personal financial interest


Section 11.2 Political activity


Section 11.3 Prohibitions


Section 11.4 Official bonds


Section 11.5 Charter amendments


Section 11.6 Public improvements and special assessments


Section 11.7 Proof of ordinance


Section 11.8 Separability



Article XII. Transitional Provisions


Section 12.1 Personnel system


Section 12.2 Ordinances to remain in force


Section 12.3 Pending actions and proceedings


Section 12.4 Continuance of contracts, public improvements and taxes



Article XIII. Schedule


Section 13.1 Election to adopt charter


Section 13.2 First election


Section 13.3 Time of taking full effect


Section 13.4 Incumbent members of the city council; first meeting of the newly elected council


Section 13.5 Acting Chief Administrative Officer


Section 13.6 Temporary ordinances


Section 13.7 Purpose of schedule