Concerning Organization of City
Whereas, the City ofRich Hillis now duly organized as a City of the Fourth Class under the laws of the State of Missouri and
Whereas the last national census of 1890 shows that the City has the requisite population to entitle it to be incorporated as a City of the Third Class under the general laws of the State of Missouri
Therefore be it resolved that an ordinance to incorporate the City ofRich Hillas a City of the Third Class be adopted by the Board of Alderman and submitted to the legal voters of said City for their adoption or rejection as follows to wit:
Ordinance No. 262
Be it ordained by the Board of Alderman of the City of Rich Hill as follows;
Section 1st. That the City of Rich Hill, Bates Co. Missouri, be and the same, is hereby incorporated as a City of the Third Class under and by virtue of the general laws of the State ofMissouri providing for the incorporation, organization, and government of Cities of the Third Class.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the City of Rich Hill Missouri, at an Election to be held for that purpose on the 7th day of April 1896, at the usual voting precincts in said City which election shall be conducted and the returns thereof made in all respects as provided by the laws and ordinances governing elections in said City. At such election all the qualified voters of said City ofRich Hill shall be entitled to vote.
Those voting in favor of the ratification of said ordinances shall cast a ballot in the following form; “For the Ordinance to incorporate the City of Rich Hill Missouri as a City of the Third Class: Yes.”
Those voting against the ratification of said ordinances shall cast a ballot in the following form; “For the Ordinances to incorporate the City of Rich Hill Missouri, as a City of the Third Class: No.”
If it shall appear from the returns of said election that a majority of the qualified voters voting there at shall ratify this ordinance and be in favor of such incorporation as a City of the Third Class, then the Mayor of the said City of Rich Hill shall issue his proclamation declaring the result of such election and the adoption of this ordinance and thereafter the City shall by virtue of the said majority vote be incorporated under the provisions of the laws of the State of Missouri providing for the government of Cities of the Third Class.
Section 3. The Mayor shall give public notice of the time and place of holding said election by a proclamation thereof published for twenty days in the Rich Hill (weekly) Mining Review, a newspaper published in the said City of Rich Hill and by at least 20 printed proclamations posted up in 20 public places in the City.
Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force from and after its ratification by the legal voters as provided in this ordinance passed this 10th day of March 1896.
Approved this 10th day of March, 1896
J.W. Jamison, Mayor
No Voting Record