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City Hall Access Limited to Appointment Only. Community Center Closed. Board & Commission Meetings Postponed. 

In an effort to protect the public and City employees, city hall is accessible by appointment only during regular business hours. Board & Commission Meetings and Municipal Court have been postponed until further notice. Kirkwood Electric & Kirkwood Water will not be doing shut-offs, and late fees for utility payments will be waived. The Community Center (including the ice rink) and Kirkwood Train Station are closed until further notice. Amtrak service has not been suspended. 

Please call police dispatch at 314-822-5858 for general inquiries or for further assistance.  Other inquiries can be made by emailing info@kirkwoodmo.org

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City Charter

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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