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University City, MO

University City, MO Friday, May 15, 2015

Adopting Ordinance AO. Adopting Ordinance AO

Charter Chapter C. Charter of The City of University City, Missouri In order to secure the benefits and advantages of the Constitution of the State of Missouri, adopted in the year 1945, and to establish home rule for the City under the provisions thereof, the people of University City hereby adopt the following Charter.

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Article I. Incorporation; Form of Government; Powers; Wards Section 1. Incorporation. [R.O. 2011 Charter Art. I § 1] The inhabitants of the City of University City, within the corporate limits as now established or as hereafter established in the manner provided by law, shall continue to be a municipal body politic and corporate in perpetuity, under the name of the "City of University City".

Section 2. Form of government. [R.O. 2011 Charter Art. I § 2] The municipal government provided by this Chapter shall be known as a "Council manager government". Pursuant to the provisions of this Charter and subject only to the limitations imposed hereby and by the constitution of Missouri, all powers of the city shall be vested in an elective council, hereinafter referred to as "the council," which shall enact local legislation, adopt budgets, determine policies and appoint the city manager, who shall execute the laws and administer the government of the city.



University City, MO

Section 3. Powers of the city. [R.O. 2011 Charter Art. I § 3] The city shall have all powers of local self-government and home rule, and all powers possible for a city to have under the constitution and laws of Missouri, or which it would be competent for the legislature to grant; and except as prohibited by the constitution or laws of the state, the city may exercise all municipal powers, functions, rights, privileges and immunities of every name and nature whatsoever. Such powers shall be exercised in the manner prescribed in this Charter, or, if not prescribed herein, in such manner as may be prescribed by the council. The enumeration of particular powers in this Charter is not exclusive of others, nor restrictive of general words or phrases granting powers, nor shall a grant or failure to grant power in this article impair a power granted in any other part of this Charter; and whether powers, objects or purposes are expressed conjunctively or disjunctively they shall be construed so as to permit the council to exercise freely any one or more such powers as to any one or more such objects for any one or more such purposes.

Section 4. Wards. [R.O. 2011 Charter Art. I § 4; Ord. No. 4389, § 3] The city is hereby divided into three wards, bounded and numbered as the wards of the city now are; provided that from time to time corrected ward boundaries may be established by ordinance, which shall comprise, as nearly as possible, compact and contiguous territory, and contain as nearly as may be an equal number of persons.

Article II. The Council and City Officers Generally Section 5. Generally. [R.O. 2011 Charter Art. II § 5; Ord. No. 3649, § 1; Ord. No. 5211, § 3] The council shall consist of seven members, each of whom shall be elected for a term of four years. Two councilmembers shall be elected by the qualified voters of each of the three wards of the city, and one who shall be the mayor shall be elected by the qualified voters of the city at large.

Section 6. Councilmembers — Qualifications. [R.O. 2011 Charter Art. II § 6; Ord. No. 4389, § 3; Ord. No. 4962, § 5; Ord. No. 5211, § 3] A councilmember shall be a qualified voter of the city and shall have been a resident thereof for at least three consecutive years immediately prior to his election. Councilmembers elected by wards shall be residents of the wards from which elected. Councilmembers sha