1533 Bill No 533 Election for Elimination of City Marshall

Bill No. ___533_____                     Ordinance _______1533___________

 

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE HOLDING OF AN ELECTION WITHIN AND FOR THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI ON THE QUESTION OF THE ELIMINATION OF THE ELECTED POSITION OF CITY MARSHAL AND INSTEAD PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A POLICE CHIEF AND SETTING THE TIME AT WHICH THE ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE.

Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Rich Hill as follows:

WHEREAS, Section 79.050 of the Missouri Revised Statutes provides that the Board of Aldermen may provide by ordinance, after approval of a majority of the voters voting at an election at which the issue is submitted, for the appointment of a Chief of Police rather than an elected Marshal; and

WHEREAS, the Board deems it advisable and in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Rich Hill to appoint a Chief of Police rather than elect a Marshal;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.  That an election shall be and the same is hereby called and ordered to be held in the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, on the  _5_ day of April 2016, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the City the following proposition:

Proposition No. 1

Shall the Board of Aldermen of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri provide by ordinance for the appointment of a Chief of Police instead of an elected Marshal as provided for by Section 79.050 of the Missouri Revised Statutes?

Section 2:  That the Election Authority of the County of Bates, Missouri, (hereinafter the Election Authority) shall conduct the election.  Not later than 5:00 p.m. on the tenth Tuesday prior to the election, the City Clerk of the City is hereby directed to notify the Election Authority of the election.  The notice shall be in writing and shall specify that the City is calling the election for the purpose of the election, the date of the election, and it shall include a certified copy of the legal notice to be published and the sample ballot, the form of which is attached hereto.

Section 3.  That notice of the election shall be given by the Election Authority by causing legal notice thereof to be published in the manner required by applicable law (Chapter 115.127, Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended).  The legal notice of the election shall include the purpose, date and time of the election, the name of the officer or agency calling the election, a sample ballot and the location of the polling place or places.

 

Section 4.  The Election will be held at the polling places in the City designated by the Election Authority pursuant to Section 115.115 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.

Section 5.  The election shall be held and conducted and the results thereof shall be canvassed in all respects in conformity with the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri.  The judges of the election shall be selected and appointed by the Election Authority in accordance with applicable law.  The returns of the election shall be certified to the City by the County Clerk Election Authority.  The City Clerk and the Election Authority are hereby authorized to take all action necessary or appropriate such that the election shall be conducted in full compliance with the requirements of applicable law and particularly, Chapter 115 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, as amended.

Section 6.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

 

Passed this_12th,  day of January 2016.

Approved this _12th,  day of January 2016.

 

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Mayor Jennifer Perkey Ewing

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Racheal Epperson, City Clerk

 

 

Ayes: Kassner,Pilcher,Dahman

 

Nays:none

 

 

Notice of Election:

Notice is hereby given that an election will be held in the City of Rich Hill, Missouri on Tuesday, the ___5th, day of April 2016 for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri the following proposition:

 

 

Proposition No. 1

Shall the Board of Aldermen of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri provide by ordinance for the appointment of a Chief of Police instead of an elected Marshal as provided for by Section 79.050 of the Missouri Revised Statutes?

YES  _____                                                          NO  ______

 

 

 

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