Ordinances

Ordinance: #187 An Ordinance Concerning The Curfew Hour

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MO., as follows:

The curfew hour is 11pm.

It shall be unlawful for any child, under the age of 17 years of age, to be found walking or in vehicles, on the streets or public grounds, of said City of Skidmore, MO., after said curfew hour, unless supervised by such child’s parent or guardian. If such child is found on any street or public grounds, walking or in vehicles, parent and/or parents and/or guardian will be notified.

If the child fails to leave streets or grounds, proper City, County, and/or State Officials will be notified.

Anyone violating the provisions of this ordinance shall upon conviction be fined not less then $25 and not more than $100.

This ordinance shall be in full force and effective immediately.

Any ordinance or parts of ordinance in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

Passed and adopted by the City Council of Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri, on this 13th day of October, 1988.

Signed by: Mayor Harold L. Smith: City of Skidmore

Attest by: Clerk, E. Frances Wright City of Skidmore.

It shall be unlawful for any child, under the age of 17 years of age, to be found walking or in vehicles, on the streets or public grounds, of said City of Skidmore, Mo., after said curfew hour. If the child is in route to his or her residence following a school activity or supervised lawful activity, then there shall be a proper allotted time allowed for them to reach their home. If, however, these children are found to be loitering on the streets or public grounds after 11pm, the full force of Ordinance No. 187 will be in effect.

PASSED AND ADOPTED on this 8th day of September, 1994.

Signed by Mayor: Lois Y. Bowenkamp

Attest by Clerk: E. Frances Wright

Ordinance: #333 Alcohol

An Ordinance relating to the regulation, control, manufacture, brewing, possession, transpiration, and distribution of beverages containing alcohol within the City of Skidmore, Missouri, defining intoxicating beverages and other terms; providing for the issuance of licenses, for the manufacture and sale both at wholesale and retail of beverages containing alcohol.

Be it ordained by the board of Aldermen of the City of Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri, as follows:

The term “intoxicating liquor” as used in this ordinance, shall mean and include alcohol of beverages purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt, or other liquors, or combination of liquors, apart of which is spiritous, vinous, or fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes, containing in excess of three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) by weight. The phrase “non-intoxicating beer” as used in this ordiance shall be construed to refer to and to mean any beer manufactured from pure hops or pure extract of hops. and pure barley malt or other wholesome grains or cereals, and wholesome yeast, and pure water, and free from all harmful substances, preservatives, and adulterants, and having an alcoholic content of more than one-half of one percent by volume and not exceeding three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) by weight.

License required. It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell, expose for sale, either at wholesale or retail in the City of Skidmore, Missouri, intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer in any quantity without having first obtained a license from the City of Skidmore, Missouri, thereof.

License and license charges. For each imposed and required by this ordinance, there shall be collected by and paid to the City of Skidmore, Missouri, an annual license charge commencing on the 1st of July and expiring on the last day of June of the following year, the license charge to be as follows.

For a license for the manufacture and sale by the manufacturer of non-intoxicating beer brewed or manufactured in this city, Two Hundred and Fifty ($250) dollars.

For a license authorizing the sale by any distributor or wholesaler other than the manufacturer or brewer thereof, of non-intoxicating beer in the City of Skidmore, Missouri, Fifty ($50) dollars.

For a license authorizing the sale of non-intoxicating beer for consumption on premises where sold, Twenty-Five ($25) dollars.

For a license authoring the sale of non-intoxicating beer by grocers and other merchants and dealer, for sale in the original package direct to consumer, but not for resale, Fifteen ($15) dollars.

For the privilege of selling to duly licensed wholesalers and for soliciting orders for the sale of non-intoxicating beer, Fifty ($50) dollars.

For the privilege of manufacturing and brewing in the City of Skidmore, Missouri, malt liquor containing not in excess of Five (5%) per cert of alcohol by weight, Two-Hundred ($200) dollars.

For a license to sell intoxicating liquor containing not in excess of Five percent (5%) of alcohol by weight, by a wholesaler, to a person duly licensed to sell the same of retail. the sum of Fifty ($50) dollars.

For a license to sell intoxicating liquor containing not in excess of Twenty-Two percent (22%)  of alcohol by weight, by a wholesaler to a person duly licensed to sell the same at retail, the sum of One-Hundred ($100) dollars.

For a license to sell intoxicating liquor of all kinds to or by a duly licensed wholesaler to a person duly licensed to sell intoxicating liquor at retail, the sum of Two-hundred and fifty ($250) dollars.

For a license for the sale of intoxicating beverages containing in excess of Five (5%) percent of alcohol by colume at retail in the original package, the sum of Fifty ($50) dollars.

For a license for the sale of intoxicating liquor containing more than Three and Two Tenths percent (3.2%) of alcohol by weight and not in excess of Five percent (5%) of alcohol by weight, and light wines containing not in excess of fourteen percent of alcohol by weight made exclusively from grapes, berries, and other fruits and vegetables, the sum of Fifty ($50) dollars.

For a license authorizing the sale of intoxicating liquor containing in excess of Three and Two Tenths percent (3.2%) of alcohol by weight and not in excess of Five percent (5%) of alcohol by weight by grocers and other merchants and dealers for sale in the original package, direct to consumer, the sum of fifteen ($15) dollars.

Licenses not transferable. No license issued under this ordinance shall be transferred or assigned.

Licenses-Application. All application for licenses under this ordinance shall be made in writing to the Board of Aldermen and shall be made in such form as the city may direct and prescribe. All applications for sale at retail, except for sale of beverages containing less than Five percent (5%) of alcohol by volume, shall be accompanied y an inventory and appraisal of applicants stock of goods, exclusive of fixtures and liquors, at the proposed place of business which inventory and appraisal shall be under oath, that application shall also give location of the premises where such intoxicating liquors or non-intoxicating beers are to be sold.

No business shall be less than 300 feet of a church or a school, if they manufacture, blend, distill or rectify, retail or wholesale intoxicating liquors or non-intoxicating beers.

License qualifications of applicant. No person shall be granted a license hereunder unless such person is of good moral character, and no person shall be granted a license hereunder whose license to sell intoxicating liquors has been revoked or who has been convicted since the ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America law pertaining to the possession of sale of intoxicating liquors, or who employ in their place of business such persons.

License, Duration, Number, and Content. Each license issued under this ordinance shall bear the date thereof and shall expire on the last day of June following the date of the issuance thereof. No person, firm or corporation, or any employee, officer, agent, subsidiary or affiliate thereof, shall have more than three licenses. A separate license issued under this provision of this ordinance shall particularly describe the premises where such liquor is to be sold and such license shall not be deemed to authorize or permit the sale of such liquors at any other place.

Licenses by whom granted. Procedure. Upon approval of the license by the board of alermen and the payment of the license fee required, the city clerk shall issue a license in accordance to the provisions of this ordinance, and shall file a copy of such license at City Hall, provided such approval shall be made a matter of record and entered on the minutes of the meeting of the board of aldermen, and duly passed and adopted before such license shall be issued. Such license shall at all times be posted in a conspicuous place upon the premises and after expiration, the licensee shall destroy the same.

No person shall sell, file away or otherwise dispose of intoxicating liquor, or suffer the same to be done upon or about his premises, between the hours of one o’clock a.m. and six o’clock a.m.

License Revocation. Whenever it shall be shown or whereever the board of aldermen has knowledge that a license hereunder has not at all times kept an orderly place or house or has violated the law of the State of Missouri relating to the sale of intoxicating liquors or non-intoxicating beers or for other good cause shown, the board of aldermen may revoke any license issued hereunder, but the licensee must be given ten (10) days notice of the proceedings for the revocation of such license, and such licensee shall be given a full hearing upon the matter of the revocation of such license. The notice of proceedings for the revocation of such license shall be signed by the Mayor, Chief of Police or City Attorney, and shall state the grounds upon which it is sought to revoke such license. The notice may be served upon the licensee by any person leaving a copy thereof with the licensee or employee in charge of business of such license. In the event such license shall be revoked, no part of the license fee there-tofore paid shall be refunded. No license shall be renewed except in the same manner for the original issuance of a license.

No person shall sell, offer for sale, or possess within the City  of Skidmore, Missouri, an intoxicating liquor, as herein defined, unless same has been inspected and labeled according to the provision of the State Liquor Control Act, or in packages that shall have upon them the certificate and label of the State Supervisor of Liquor Control.

It shall be unlawful for any person to drink or consume intoxicating liquor upon any Public Street or Alley of the City of Skidmore or in any Public Conveyance or in an automobile, truck, or other motor vehicle, upon the Public Streets or Alleys of the City of Skidmore.

No person licensed under this ordinance shall sell or supply or permit any of his employees to sell or supply, any intoxicating liquor to habitual drunkards, or to any person who is under, or is apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or to any person who is under 21 years of age.

Any person violating the terms of this ordinance or any section thereof, shall upon conviction be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding one-hundred ($100) dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than Thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Should any section or any provision, or any paragraph, sentence, phrase, or clause of this ordinance, be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the remainder of said ordinance shall not be affected thereby.

All ordinances or parts of or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval. Read three times, passed and approved on the day of August 2, 1983.

 

Signed by the Mayor

Attest by City Clerk Beverly

For a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink not in excess of Twenty-Two percent (22%) of alcohol by weight, by a wholesaler to a person duly licensed to sell the same of retail, by a resort as in section 311.095  RSMO, the sum of One Hundred ($100) dollars.

 

Adopted June 10, 2004

Signed by Mayor Robert Saxton

Attested by City Clerk Tracy Shewey

Ordinance: #1999-1 An Ordinance to vacate the east half of the alley in block 7 of highland view addition in the city of Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri. According to Missouri Statutes (RSMO) Chapter 88 Section 88.673.

To vacate the East 1/2 of the Alley between S. Locust St. & S. Willow St. adjacent to Lots 1,2,3,10,11 & 12 of Block 7 Highland View Addition, City of Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri, to present purchaser of the above mention Lots and Above said Block 7 Highland View Addition to Gary N. Dowling. With the right to Legally Claim the Adjacent Alley which it 20 feet Wide by 150 feet Long or Deep to his Property to do with as he shall see fit for building purposes.

Let it be Known as of this Month of July 27th day of 1999 the City of Skidmore, Board of Alderman do hear by acate the East Half of the Alley adjacent to Gray N. Dowling’s Properties in Block 7 Highland View Addition Lots 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12. To be Recorded in the Nodaway County Recorder of Deeds Office as well as reported to the Nodaway County Assessors Office.

 

Attested this 28th day of July 1999.

Signed by Skidmore City Clerk- Vera H. Kelly

Signed by Mayor: Franklin D. Aldridge

Board of Alderman:
East Side: Terry Diggs, Kyle Nelson
West Side: Deb Abrams, Lee Dearmont

The curfew hour is 11pm.

It shall be unlawful for any child, under the age of 17 years of age, to be found walking or in vehicles, on the streets or public grounds, of said City of Skidmore, MO., after said curfew hour, unless supervised by such child’s parent or guardian. If such child is found on any street or public grounds, walking or in vehicles, parent and/or parents and/or guardian will be notified.

If the child fails to leave streets or grounds, proper City, County, and/or State Officials will be notified.

Anyone violating the provisions of this ordinance shall upon conviction be fined not less then $25 and not more than $100.

This ordinance shall be in full force and effective immediately.

Any ordinance or parts of ordinance in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

Passed and adopted by the City Council of Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri, on this 13th day of October, 1988.

Signed by: Mayor Harold L. Smith: City of Skidmore

Attest by: Clerk, E. Frances Wright City of Skidmore.

It shall be unlawful for any child, under the age of 17 years of age, to be found walking or in vehicles, on the streets or public grounds, of said City of Skidmore, Mo., after said curfew hour. If the child is in route to his or her residence following a school activity or supervised lawful activity, then there shall be a proper allotted time allowed for them to reach their home. If, however, these children are found to be loitering on the streets or public grounds after 11pm, the full force of Ordinance No. 187 will be in effect.

PASSED AND ADOPTED on this 8th day of September, 1994.

Signed by Mayor: Lois Y. Bowenkamp

Attest by Clerk: E. Frances Wright

Ordinance: # 2001- 2R

AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE #2001-2 AND ALL OTHER FIREWORKS RELATED ORDINANCES.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS.

This Ordinance hereby repeals Ordinance #2001-2 and any other fireworks related ordinances.

This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after it’s passage and approval.

PASSED by the Board of Aldermen and APPROVED by the Mayor, this 9th day of September, 2010.

Signed by Mayor Deborah J.

Attested by City Clerk Tracy Shewey

Ordinance: #2002 ANEX

ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN ADJACENT TERRITORY INTO THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI

WHEREAS, on August 7, 2002, a verified petition signed by the owners of the real estate hereinafter described requesting annexation of said territory into the City of Skidmore , Missouri, was filed with the city clerk; and

WHEREAS, said real estate as hereinafter described is adjacent and contiguous to the present corporate limits of the City of Skidmore, Missouri; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing concerning said matter was held at the City Hall in Skidmore, Missouri, at 6:45pm on September 12, 2002; and

WHEREAS, notice of said Public Hearing was given b publication of notice thereof, on September 5, 2002 in Maryville Daily Forum, a daily newspaper of general circulation in the county of Nodaway, State of Missouri; and

WHEREAS, at said Public Hearing, all interested persons, corporations or political subdivisions were afforded the opportunity to present evidence regarding the proposed annexation; and

WHEREAS, no written objection to the proposed annexation was filed with the Board of Aldermen of the City of Skidmore, Missouri, within fourteen days after the public hearing; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen of the City of Skidmore, Missouri, does find and determine that said annexation is reasonable and necessary to the proper development of the City; now

THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Skidmore, Missouri as Follows.

Pursuant to the provision of Section 71.012 RSMo 1969 as amended by laws of 1976, the following described real estate is hereby annexed into the City of Skidmore, Missouri, to wit:

Beginning at a point on the East line of the right-of-way of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad where said line intersects the North line of Adams Street in Downing Place Addition to Skidmore, Missouri, running thence East along the North line of Adams Street a distance of Five Hundred & Forty Seven (547) feet to a point due North of the Northeast corner of Block No. One (1), in said Addition; running thence North a distance a distance of Three Hundred & Ninety Eight (398) feet; thence West a distance of Five Hundred & Fifty Seven (557) feet to the East line of the right-of-way of the said Chicago, Burlington &  Quincy Railroad; thence South following the East line of said Right-of-way to the place of beginning containing 5 acres and being situated upon the South half of the Southwest quarter of Section No. four (4), Township Sixty-three (63), Range No. Thirty-Seven (37)

It shall be unlawful for any child, under the age of 17 years of age, to be found walking or in vehicles, on the streets or public grounds, of said City of Skidmore, MO., after said curfew hour, unless supervised by such child’s parent or guardian. If such child is found on any street or public grounds, walking or in vehicles, parent and/or parents and/or guardian will be notified.

If the child fails to leave streets or grounds, proper City, County, and/or State Officials will be notified.

Anyone violating the provisions of this ordinance shall upon conviction be fined not less then $25 and not more than $100.

This ordinance shall be in full force and effective immediately.

Any ordinance or parts of ordinance in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

Passed and adopted by the City Council of Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri, on this 13th day of October, 1988.

Signed by: Mayor Harold L. Smith: City of Skidmore

Attest by: Clerk, E. Frances Wright City of Skidmore.

Ordinance: # 2005- WTS
To control weeds, trees, and shrubs

Be it ordained by the Board Council Members of the City of Skidmore, Missouri, as follows to control weeds, trees, and shrubs:

It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant or any person or persons, agent, firm or corporation having control or management of any occupied lot, place or parcel of land, within the City, or on or along the sidewalk, street or alley adjacent to the same between the property line and curb, to permit or allow the presence thereof or any portion thereof, any growth of obnoxious, harmful or unsightly weeds, trees, shrubs, or poisonous or harmful vegetation or allow for the growth of grasses that are a greater height than seven (7) inches. Such obnoxious, harmful or unsightly growths shall include but not be limited to: Giant ragweed, Common ragweed, Bull thistle, Musk thistle, Canadian thistle, Wild hemp, Stinging mettle, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac, Common Milkweed, Uncultivated multiflora rose, and any other growths deemed harmful, obnoxious or unsightly by the Mayor or other authorized representative of the City.

Any person previously mentioned in section 100.100 may be allowed to

have grasses that are greater than seven (7) inches in height if an area is being used as pasture or for hay. The area must be the size of¼ of a City block and permission must be obtained from the council in order for the said person(s) to be allowed to have such an area. The council will grant permission at their discretion.

The mayor is hereby empowered to designate and declare certain varieties and species of plants as injurious on the basis that such species or varieties are actually or potentially injurious to the public health and as to the height of the growth of grass and all such are hereby declared to be a common a nuisance.

  1. The owner of or occupant of property within the City shall maintain trees and shrubs on the property and adjacent right of ways in a safe and healthy manner, and keep the trees and shrubs on the property property removed, trimmed or pruned so as to avoid hazards to persons and property using the streets and sidewalks adjacent to such property.
  2. No person shall allow any vegetation (trees, shrubs, grasses) or any other object to be so located as to unreasonably obstruct the view of approaching or cross traffic at any street intersection.

All vegetation or part thereof, as herein defined growing upon private or public property on comer lots or adjacent to the interior curbs of a curbed street, or adjacent to streets, alleys and public driveway intersections, which obstruct a reasonable and safe view by motor vehicle drivers upon such streets, alleys or public drives of oncoming and intersecting traffic; and any such vegetation or structure which extends more than thirty inches above the top of the nearest curb, or if no curb exists, above the adjacent grade of any street, alley or public driveway intersection, the same being within a triangle fonned by joining points measured twenty feet distant along the property line from the intersection of two street rights of way or within fifteen feet of the alley or public drive intersection with a public street, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance; provided that trees now growing in such areas may grow above such height if the limbs are trimmed to a minimum height of ten feet above the grade of the street or sidewalk.

Any vegetation or part thereof located in, overhanging, impeding or interfering with the use of any street, alley, sidewalk or public place in the City shall be declared a public nuisance, unless such overhanging vegetation shall be kept trimmed to a height of at least ten feet above the street and eight feet above any alley, sidewalk or public place. It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupier of any real estate in the City to maintain such nuisance by allowing any vegetation or limb, branch, or part thereof to overhang any street, alley, sidewalk, or public place in such a way as to interfere or impede with vehicular or pedestrian traffic or travel on any such public way or place or which has become likely to fall on or across any such public way or place. Any such vegetation or limb, branch or part thereof shall be trimmed or removed by the owner or occupier of the premises on which such tree or shrub grows in order to remove any such condition. The Mayor and his duly appointed agents may trim or remove any such vegetation which constitutes a public nuisance by impeding or interfering with vehicular or pedestrian traffic or travel on any public way or place or which has become likely to fall on or across any such public way or place.

It shall be the duty of any owner, lessee or occupant of any lot or land to cut and remove or cause to be cut and removed all such weeds, grass, trees, shrubs or harmful vegetation as often as necessary to comply with provisions of this section.

Employees or persons acting on the City’s behalf are hereby given the right to enter upon private property for the purpose of cutting such weeds, grass, trees, shrubs, or deleterious, unhealthy growths or other noxious matter on private property after the notice has been given. By giving City employees or persons acting on the City’s behalf access to private property to abate a violation, the City is not claiming responsibility or legal obligation to do so. Neither the City nor any of its officials and agents, nor those with whom they may contract, shall be deemed in violation of the law when entering on private property for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this ordinance.

In the event it is necessary to use City equipment and employees or agents to cut weeds and/or remove trash, charges shall be made at the following rates:

  1. For each piece of mechanical equipment , together with its operator, per hour or fraction thereof………………………………….. $50.00
  1. For each additional employee or agent, with non-mechanical equipment, per hour or fraction thereof……………………………………….. $25.00

Where the full amount due the City is not paid by such owner within thirty days after the cutting, destroying and/or removal of such weeds, grass, trees, shrubs, or deleterious, unhealthy growths or other noxious matter, as set forth in this section, the Mayor shall cause to be recorded in the office of the City Clerk a sworn statement showing the cost and expense incurred for the work and the date, place or property on which said work was done, and the recordation of such sworn statement shall constitute a lien and privilege on the property and shall remain in full force and effect or the amount due in principal and interest, plus cost of court, if any, for the collection until final payment has been made; said costs and expenses shall be collected in the manner fixed by law for the collection of taxes and further shall be subject to a delinquent penalty of eight percent in the event same is not paid in full on or before the date the tax bill upon which said charge appears becomes delinquent; sworn statements recorded in accordance with the provisions hereof shall be prima facie evidence that all legal formalities have been complied with and that the person concerned that the amount of the statement, plus interest, constitutes a charge against the property designated or described in the statement and that the same is due and collectible as provided by law.

Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined up to Five Hundred dollars ($500.00), imprisoned for up to ninety days or be both fined and imprisoned. Each day constitutes a separate offense.

For all purposes of this Ordinance, the Mayor is hereby declared as administrator of the provisions of this Ordinance and shall at ail times be deemed vested with full authority to carry out the terms and provisions hereof.

Upon notice that a property owner or occupier has failed to comply with this ordinance, the Mayor shall upon initial notification of non-compliance by an owner or occupier for a specific lot, place or area within the City, notify, in writing, the property owner or occupier to cut, trim, destroy and/or remove any such weeds, grass, shrubs, trees or deleterious, unhealthy growths or other noxious matter found growing, lying or located upon said owner’s property or upon the sidewalk abutting the same. Said notice shall be made by first-class mail, addressed to said owner, occupier or said agent of said owner or occupier at his last known address. Only one such notice shall be required within any twelve month period for the same owner at the same lot, place or area within the City.

  1. Upon the failure, neglect or refusal of any owner, occupier or agent notified pursuant to Section 100.180, to cut, destroy, and/or remove weeds, grass, shrubs, trees, or deleterious, unhealthy growths or other noxious matter found growing, lying or located upon said owner’s or occupier’s property and/or adjacent right a ways, within ten business days after the date of the sending of such written notice or its return by the postal service, said owner, occupier or agent of the owner may be cited for violation of the provisions of this
  2. In the event any owner, occupier or agent of the owner has been notified within the previous twelve months, pursuant to Section 100.180 as to a specific lot, place or area within the City then the City shall not be required to provide additional written notice to the same owner as to that same lot, place or area and may proceed immediately to cite the owner, occupier or agent of the owner for non-compliance of the provisions of this ordinance.

In the event the weeds, grass, vegetation, trees and shrubs are not cut, trimmed and removed by the time designated by the Mayor, the cost to the City shall be certified to the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall cause a special tax bill therefor against the property to be prepared and to be collected by the Collector with other taxes assessed against the property.

  1. Such tax bill, if not paid when due, shall bear interest at the rate of eight percent per annum.
  2. Each such special tax bill shall be a first lien on the property from the date of its issuance until paid.

This ordinance repeals Ordinance # 2003-WTS and any other ordinances or parts of ordinances that were previously passed for these purposes. This ordinance shall supersede any such ordinances.

Approved 13th day of October, 2005.

Ordinance: #2006-CST

AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING A TAX FOR GENERAL REVENUE PURPOSES ON ALL SELLERS FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF ENGAGING IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY OR RENDERING TAXABLE SERVICES AT RETAIL AT THE RATE OF ONE PERCENT (1%) ON THE RECEIPTS FROM THE SALE AT RETAIL OF ALL TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY OR TAXABLE SERVICES AT RETAIL WITHING THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI, IF SUCH PROPERTY AND SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO TAXATION BY THE STATE OF MISSOURI UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 144.010 TO 144.510 RSMO, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY GRANTED BY AND SUBJECT O THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 94.500 TO 94.570 RSMO, AND PROVIDING FOR SUBMISSION OF THIS ORDINANCE TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF SAID CITY FOR THEIR APPROVAL AT THE GENERAL ELECTION CALLED AND TO BE HELD IN SAID CITY ON TUESDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2007.

The cities of the state are empowered to impose by ordinance, for general purposes, a tax for general revenue purposes on all sellers for the privilege of engaging in the business of selling tangible personal property of rendiering taxable services at the rate of one-half of the one percent, at seven-eighths of one percent, or at one percent on the receipts from the sale of retail of all tangible personal property or taxable services at retail within any city adopting such tax, if such property and services are subject to taxation by the State of Missouri under the provisions of Section 144.010 to 144.510 RSMo, and the City of Skidmore, Missouri desires to avail itelsf of such authoriation and within the terms thereof, and…

No ordinance enacted pursuant to the authority granted by the provisions of said Section shall be effective until it has been submitted to the qualified voters of the city and approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI.

Pursuant to the authority granted by and subject to the provisions of Sections 94.500 to 94.570 RSMo, a tax for general revenue purposes hereby is imposed upon all sellers for the privilege of engaging in the business of selling tangible personal property of rendering taxable services at retail to the extent and in the manner provided in Section 144.010 to 144.510 RSMo, but including residential utilities, and the rules and regulations of the Director of Revenue issued pursuant thereto. The rate of the tax shall be one percent (1%) on the receipts from the sales at retail of all tangible personal property or taxable services at retail within Skidmore, Missouri, if such property and taxable services are subject to taxation by the State of Missouri under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.510 RSMo, but including residential utilities, The tax shall become effective as provided in subsection 4 of Section 94.510 RSMo, and shall be collected pursuant to the provisions of Section 94.500 to 94.570 RSMo.

This ordinance shall be submitted to the qualified voters of Skidmore, Missouri, for the approval, as required by the provisions of Section 94.510 RSMo, at the General Election hereby called and to be held in said City on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007.  The ballot title will be:

 

YES: Shall there be a city sales tax of one percent (1%) in the city of Skidmore, Missouri?

NO: Ordinance No. _______ of Skidmore, Missouri, passed (DATE), imposing a city sales tax at the rate of one percent (1%) on the receipts from the sale of retail of all tangible personal property of taxable services at retail, subject to the sales tax imposed by the State of Missouri, and on residential utilities.

 

The voter who desires to vote in favor of said ordinances shall place a cross mark (x) in the square opposite the word “yes”. The voter who desires to vote against said ordinance shall place a cross mark (x) in the square opposite the word “no”.

If the majority of the qualified voters voting at said election shall vote in favor of the approval of this ordinance, then the same shall be binding and in full force and effect.

Within ten (10) days after the approval of this ordinance by the qualified voters of Skidmore, Missouri, the City Clerk shall forward to the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri by United States registered mail or certified returns and accompanied by a map of the city clearly showing the boundaries thereof.

This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after December 21, 2006

READ THREE TIMES AND PASSED THIS 21ST DAY OF DECEMBER 2006

Mayor: Deborah Abrams

Attested by Tracy Shewey (City Clerk).

Be it remembered that the above ordinance was re-enacted by the city on the date indicated above, by the vote of the governing body of the city of followers:

Those voting “aya” were:
Jeff Dearmont, Lee Dearmont, and Alice Chesnut

Those voting”nay” were:
None

Ordinance: #2006-FHY

AN ORDINANCE ON INTERFERING WITH AND BLOCKING OF THE FIRE HYDRANTS IN THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI AND PROVIDING PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE.

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Skidmore, Missouri, that any person, unless properly authorize, or an employee of the City, or a fire department member acting in the line of duty, who takes off or unscrews the cap from any fire hydrant in any manner, is guilty of an offense.

Any person, unless properly authorized, or is an employee of the City or a fire department member acting in the line of duty, who parks within ten (10) feet, in any direction, of an active fire hydrant is guilty of an offense.

Any vehicle that is in violation of this ordinance at he time of a fire, may be damaged or removed out of the way so as fire equipment has access to the fire hydrant. All damage and removal costs will be at the expense of the owner of the vehicle.

Any person or persons that violate the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine up to Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned for up to ninety (90) days or shall be both fined and imprisoned for each violation, Each day shall constitute a new violation.

This ordinance repeals Ordinance #75.

This ordinance shall be in full force and in effect immediately following its passage.

Passed and adopted by the Board of Aldermen of Skidmore, Missouri, on the 23rd day of February 2006.

Signed by Mayor Robert L. Saxton

Attested by City Clerk, Tracy Shewey

Ordinance: #2006-VEH

AN ORDINANCE TO CONTROL DEREUCT VEHICLES IN THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE ALDERPERSONS OF THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS, TO CONTROL DERELICT VEHICLES:

DAMAGED OR DISABLED VEHICLE: Any vehicle within the city that does not have license plates attached properly to the vehicle that are valid, current and not expired, OR a vehicle in such a state of repair as not to be operable except vehicles on the premises of a duly licensed automobile repair business.

JUNK VEHICLE: Any type of, or part thereof, designed to be self-propelled, or that is moved by power, other than human power, is designed to travel along the ground, is located on private property and is damaged, stripped or wrecked or has missing wheels or tires, or flat tires, or broken or missing window glass and is located outside of an enclosed structure. Junk vehicles shall include, but not limited to: (1) all-terrain vehicles, (2) automobiles, (3) motorcycles, (4) snowmobiles, (5) tractors, (6) trailers, (7) trucks, (8) wagons, and (9) lawn mowers. Exclusions from the definition of a junk vehicle are yard ornamentation such as antiques, including wagon wheels, hand plows, wagons, etc., which are tastefully displayed and maintained, and are used to enhance the landscaping of a property.

PROPERTY: Any land owned by the City or land located within the City limits, not including streets and highways.

STREET OR HIGHWAY: The entire area of right-of-way in connection with any street or highway including the area commonly known as the parkway, as well as the portion of the right-of-way used for vehicular traffic.

VEHICLES: Any machine propelled by power other than human power designed to travel along the ground by the use of wheels, treads, runners or slides, including but not limited to automobiles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, tractors, buggies, riding lawnmowers, wagons and the like, or any part thereof.

Any damaged or disabled vehicles, parts thereof, or junk vehicle (described in section 100.110), located on any property, including that of the owner, tenant or occupier; street or highway inside the City limits of Skidmore, Missouri is hereby considered a violation of this ordinance.

Only one vehicle will be allowed at any one time by a property owner for the purpose of restoration. Only one other vehicle may be brought in at a time for parts to be removed for the restoration project. The parts vehicle may only be on the property for thirty (30) days. After thirty (30) days, the parts vehicle will be considered a nuisance. The restoration project must begin within sixty (60) days of the vehicle being brought onto the property and the project must not take more than two (2) years. After sixty (60) days, the restoration vehicle must be tastefully covered or put inside an enclosed structure. If the project is not started with sixty (60) days, the vehicle will be considered in violation of this ordinance.

One licensed, but disabled vehicle may be allowed on a property if the vehicle meets the following criteria: (1) it is totally intact (no missing parts), (2) it has all tires properly inflated, (3) it has all window glass intact, and (4) all grasses and weeds around the vehicle is kept cut.

If the property owner sells the vehicle that is brought in for restoration, bill of sale has to be presented to the City Council for proof of change of ownership in order for the original owner not be held liable for the vehicle.

Ordinance: #2015 KCP&L

An Ordinance Granting KCP&L greater MO operations company, it’s successors & assigns, a franchise & authorization to construct, operate & maintain all appropriate facilities for carrying on a light, heat & power business, granting the right to use the streets, alleys & all other public places of the city within the present or future certificated service territory of the company therefore, & prescribing the terms & conditions of such authorization.

Whereas, KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (herein called the Company) is a corporation organized & duly incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware, and admitted to do business in the State of Missouri as a foreign corporation for the purpose of carrying on a light, heat. and power business, and is presently engaged in generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric power and energy; and

WHEREAS, the City of Skidmore, Missouri (herein called the City) and the Company desire that the Company furnish power and energy to consumers thereof located within those portions of the present and future corporate limits of the City as may then be located within the certificated service territory of the Company;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN; CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

In consideration of the benefits to be derived by the City and the inhabitants thereof from the acquisition, construction, operation, and maintenance of an electric system and the supplying of electric power and energy to the public, there is hereby granted to the company and to its successors and assigns, for the term of twenty (20) years from the effective date hereof, a franchise and authority to acquire, construct, operate, and maintain within the existing and any future extended corporate limits of the City as may then be located within the certificated service territory of the Company, all appropriate facilities and plants for carrying on a light, heat, and power business and all other operations connected therewith or incident thereto for the purpose of supplying electric or other power and energy in such forms as may be reasonably required for domestic, commercial, industrial, municipal, and other purpose within the City and other areas within the Company’s then certificated service territory, to produce and supply such power and energy by manufacture, generation, purchase or otherwise, and to transmit and distribute same by means of underground or overhead lines or otherwise, and for any or all said purposes it is authorized to (i) construct conduits or other underground facilities for the installation and protection of its underground wires, pipes, and cables, and places poles, lamps posts, guys, anchor and other facilities in, and locate its overhead and underground wires, pipes, cables and street lights in, on, over, under, along and across all streets, alleys, avenues, bridges, parks, parking and other existing and any future public places, including dedicated easements, (ii) construct, erect and maintain all buildings, machinery and attachments of any and every kind of any and all of said purposes, (iii) enter upon any and all of said public places within the corporate limits of the City as they now exist or may hereafter be opened, widened, extended, laid out  and established, including any other territory hereafter added thereto or coming under the City jurisdiction, and(iv) to trim trees upon and overhanging such public places and make such excavations thereon, all as may be appropriate for the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement and removal of the Company’s facilities and plants.

Any pavements, sidewalks or curbing taken up or any and all excavations made shall be done under the supervision and direction of the City under all necessary permits in such manner as to cause the least reasonable inconvenience; and repairs and replacements shall be made by and at the expense of the Company with all convenient speed, leaving such properties in as good condition as before.

The company shall at all times during the term of this franchise supply to consumers of electric power and energy residing within the existing and all future extended corporate limits of the City as may then be located within the certificated service territory of the Company, such electric power and energy as they may require, and shall extend and construct its lines and services in accordance with legal requirements, and on terms and conditions prescribed by rates, rules and regulations filed from time to time with the Public Service Commission of the State of Missouri. The City shall cooperate with the Company to provide a map of the City’s corporate limits (the”Map”). The Map shall be of sufficient detail to assist Company in determining whether their customers reside within the City’s corporate limits. The Map shall serve as a basis for determining Company’s obligation hereunder to collect and pay the license tax from customers; provided, however, that if the City’s corporate limits are changed by annexation or otherwise, it shall be the Municipality’s responsibility to (a) update the Map so that such changes are included therein, and (b) provide the update Map to the Company. Company’s obligation to collect and pay the fee from customers within an annexed area shall not commence until such time after Company’s receipt from the City of actual notice of the annexation along with an updated Map including such annexed area as in reasonably necessary for such Company to identify the customers in the annexed area obligated to pay the fee. During the term of this Franchise Ordinance, the City shall provide a listing of customers that are exempt from license taxes under the provisions outlined in this Ordinance and Ordinance No. 2003-ELE. The City shall also be responsible for providing notification of any changes to the list of exemptions. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as a guarantee by the Company to furnish uninterrupted service. Interruption due to acts of God, delivery delays, breakdowns or damage of facilities, fire, civil or military authority, strikes or other labor disturbances, orders of courts or regulatory agencies and other causes reasonable beyond the Company’s control shall not result in a default by the Company hereunder.

All facilities of the Company installed hereunder shall be constructed in accordance with the then applicable provisions of the National Electrical Safety Code; Shall be installed, operated and maintained in accordance with the applicable safety rules and regulations of the Public Service Commission of the State of Missouri; shall be located and placed in public places, pursuant to permits to be issued by the appropriate City authority, in such manner as to interfere with and obstruct as little as reasonably practical in the ordinary use of the public places; and shall not unreasonably interfere with any gas or water main or ser line laid out or constructed upon or under such public places. The Company shall indemnify and hold the City harmless from and against any and all liability on account of injury to persons or damage to property caused by the negligence of the Company in the exercise by the Company of its rights hereunder.

The term “gross receipts” when used in this ordinance, shall mean the aggregate amount of all sales and charges from the business of supplying electricity by Company, or any affiliated company, in said municipality during any period less discounts, late payment charges, credits, refunds, sales taxes, franchise fees and collectible accounts.

All provisions of this Ordinance shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Company, its successors and assigns.

This Ordinance is made under and in conformity with the laws of the state of Missouri, and shall take effect and be in force as of the first day of the first month following written acceptance by the Company.

Passed and adopted this 12th day of March, 2015.

Signed by Board of Alderman: Presiding Officer

Attest by City Clerk:  Tisha Abrams

Passed and adopted this 12th day of March, 2015.

Signed by Mayor

Attest by City Clerk: Tisha Abrams

STATE OF MISSOURI

COUNTY OF NODAWAY

 

I, Tisha Abrams, the duly qualified and acting City Clerk of the City of Skidmore, Missouri in said County of Nodaway, and the Official custodian of the records of the said City do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true, correct and complete copy of Bill No. KCP&L 2015, Ordinance NO. KCP&L 20154 read two times and passed in the manner required by law at a meeting of the Board of Alderman of said municipality, held on the 12th day of March, 2015 approved and signed on the 12th day of March, 2015 and recorded on the 12th day of March, 2015 as said ordinance appears on the records in my office; that the vote of the Board of Alderman on said ordinance as cast and recorded on the records in my office was as follows:

For the Ordinance:
– Rick Allen
– Karen Kepka
-Chris Smock
– Elaina Smock

Against the Ordiance
None

Given under my hand and the corporate seal of said municipality this 12th day of March, 2015.

Attest by City Clerk: Tish Albrams

I, the undersigned Clerk of the CIty of Skidmore, Missouri, do hereby certify as follows:

  1. That the City of Skidmore, Missouri, is a duly constituted and existing City of the Fourth Class.
  2. That the Board of Alderman of said City did duly pass and adopt at a regularly called and held meeting on March 12, 2015 a certain bill containing Ordinance NO. KCR&L 2015, granting to KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company a franchise within said City for a term of 20 years.
  3. That said bill, completed in the form in which it was finally passed will filed in my office on December 9, 2014, more than 30 days before its final passage and adoption by the said Board of Alderman and from that date said bill has been on file in my office for public inspection.
  4. That no petition has been filed with me calling for the submission of the question of approval or disapproval of the grant of said franchise to KCP&L  Greater Missouri Operations Company.

Witness my hand and the Seal of said City this 12th day of March, 2015.

Signed & Sealed by Tisha Alrams

Ordinance: #2016 Alley Closure

An ordinance to vacate the entire alley in Block 6 of the Highland View Addition in the City of Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri. According to Missouri Statutes (RSMO) Chapter 88 section 88.673
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE ALDERPERSONS OF THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI:

To vacate the entire alley between South Spruce Street and South Locust Street adjacent to all of the lots, lots 1-12, in Block 6 of the Highland View Addition, City of Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri, to present purchaser of the above mentioned lots and of the above mentioned Block 6 of the Highland View Addition to Allen and Alice Chesnut, with the right to legally claim the fore mentioned alley which is 20 feet wide and 300 feet long or deep to their property to do with as they see fit.

Let it be known as of the Month of January. 14th day of 2016 the City of Skidmore, Board of Aldermen do hear by vacate the entire alley that is adjacent to Allen and Alice Chesnut’s properties in Block 6 of the Highland View Addition, Lots 1-12. To be recorded in the Nodaway County Recorder of Deeds Office as well as reported to the Nodaway County Assessors’ Office.

Signed on 14th of April, 2016.

Ordinance: #2017- Municipal Cases

An ordinance to Authorize the Transfer of Municipal Cases and the Filing of the New Municipal Cases with the Associate Circuit Court of Nodaway County.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE ALDERPERSONS OF THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

The City of Skidmore has historically had or may need Court adjudication of its municipal ordinances. Due to increasing rules and reporting requirements, it has become overly burdensome for the City to meet and comply with requirements set out by the Missouri Supreme Court, such that it is deemed appropriate to authorize the Associate Circuit Court of Nodaway County, Missouri to act as Clerk of the Skidmore Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Nodaway County, Missouri and for the Associate Circuit Judge of the County, or other Circuit Judge as assigned, to hear its cases.

The Board of Alderpersons of the City of Skidmore does hereby authorize the Associate Circuit Court of Nodaway County, Missouri to act as Clerk of the Skidmore Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Nodaway County, Missouri and requests the Associate Circuit Judge or other Circuit Judge as assigned, to hear its ordinance cases.

That all currently pending municipal cases shall be transferred from the current Clerk of the Skidmore Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Nodaway County, Missouri to the Associate Circuit Court of Nodaway County, Missouri, and all new cases from and after the effective data of this ordinance shall be filed with the Associate Circuit County of the Nodaway County, Missouri, which office shall act and fulfill the duties of Judge and Clerk of the Skidmore Municipal Division of the Circuit Court of Nodaway County, Missouri.

This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

Approved on the 23rd day of August 2017.

Ordinance: #2018-POS-B

AN ORDINANCE  REGULATING  THE PARKING  ON THE STREETS  OF THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE ALDERPERSONS OF THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI:

OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES PROHIBITED PARKING. Parking on the chipped and sealed and asphalted streets of the City of Skidmore, is prohibited by vehicles that are licensed for more than 24,000 pounds; which will include but not be limited to semi tractors with or without trailers and dollied trailers.

PARKING LIMITS. No vehicle, trailer, item or other obstruction shall be parked or left in any street, public alley or highway, as such that is stopping or preventing the flow of traffic of the City of Skidmore, Missouri at any time.

PARKING LIMITS ALONG ROADWAYS. No vehicle, trailer, item or other obstruction shall be parked along a roadway, alley, street, or highway that is obstructing the view at any intersection, is parked in a blind spot or that is parked within Ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant.

PRESUMPTION AS TO ILLEGAL PARKING. In charging of a parking violation, a prima facie presumption that the registered owner was the person who parked or placed such vehicle at the point where, and for the time during which, such violation occurred, shall be raised by proof that:

  1. The particular vehicle described was parked in violation of this
  2. The defendant named was the registered owner at the time in question.

AUTHORITY TO IMPOUND. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen are hereby authorized to remove a vehicle, trailer or any other item, from a street, public alley or highway to a place of their discretion, under the circumstances hereinafter enumerated;

  1. When any vehicle, trailer or other object is left unattended upon any street, public alley or highway and is so illegally parked as to constitute a violation of this ordinance.

Any person violating any provision of this ordinance may be fined up to Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned for up to ninety (90) days or shall be both fined and imprisoned for each violation. In addition to the penalties previously mentioned, the owner or driver of any vehicle, trailer or item impounded or hauled away, for violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be required to pay the cost of towing, hauling and storage charges that may occur.

REPEALER. This ordinance repeals Ordinance #2008 – POS and all other ordinances or parts of ordinances that are in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance.

This Ordinance shall take legal effect immediately upon its passage.

Read twice, passed and approved by the Board of Alderman of Skidmore, Missouri, this 10th day of May 2018.
This ordinance was put to a roll call vote. Results were:
Yay: Rick Allen, Jeanise Woods, Karen Kepka, and Tim Slagle.
Nay: None

Ordinance: #Animal 2019

No person shall willfully, maliciously or cruelly kill, maim, wound, beat, torture, overwork or impound without food, water, shelter and/or shade and adequate space to exercise any animal belonging to himself or another. Any person convicted of animal abuse is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as set out by State Statute and this Ordinance.

All dogs being kept within the City at the time that they reach six (6) months of age shall be vaccinated within thirty (30) days after they reach such age. Unvaccinated dogs over six (6) months of age acquired or moved into the City must be vaccinated within thirty (30) days after such acquisition or arrival. Every dog that has been vaccinated shall thereafter be re-vaccinated per instructions of a veterinarian.

The license fee will be as follows:
• Male (sexed or neutered)    $10.00
• Female (sexed or spayed)    $10.00

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons owning, controlling, harboring, possessing, or having the management or care, in whole or in part, of any dog, to permit such dog to run at large in the City. For the purpose of this Section, every dog when on any street, alley or other public place in the City, which is not securely attached to a leash and the other end of which is not securely held, or when on private property within the City, is not attached to a leash, the other end of which is not securely held, or is not so confined as to prevent its straying from the premises, shall be deemed to be running at large. However, if a dog is bearing an identification tag stating thereon its owner’s name and address and being kept on the property of its owner without a leash or other confinement, shall not be deemed to be running at large.

It shall be the duty of the Mayor or the Board of Aldermen and/or any person designated by the Mayor or the Board of Aldermen to take up and impound dogs at the Nodaway County Animal Shelter found within the City to be running at large contrary to the provisions of the Ordinance.

All dogs taken up and impounded because of a violation of this ordinance may be redeemed by the owner or person entitled thereto upon the following conditions:

  1. There shall be paid to the City, a $15.00 per day boarding fee that would cover the expense of transporting, impounding and keeping of said dog. The owner will also be responsible for paying any veterinarian’s fees incurred in the keeping or care of said dog and of all expenses of vaccination and licensing of said dog before the said dog is released to the owner.
      1.   If animal control is needed for pick up between the hours of 5:00 m. and 7:00 a.m., an additional fee of$20.00 will be assessed to the owner of the dog.
  1. In the event the owner or person entitled to such dog is a resident of the City, the dog shall have a current city license tag attached to a collar upon said dog. If said dog does not have a current city license tag, the owner or person entitled to said dog must purchase one before the dog is released to said owner or person entitled to said
  2. In the event the owner or person entitled to such dog is not a resident of the City, he or she shall be required to have the dog immunized against

Dogs that have been impounded for no more than 2 days will be transported to the NEW NODAWAY HUMAN SOCIETY with all fines responsible by owner.

Any person who owns or controls any animal that bites a person or that acts in a suspicious manner suggesting rabies, shall notify the Mayor of the name and address of the person bitten; and upon the order of the Mayor or his/her duly authorized representative, shall place said animal in an animal shelter operated by a veterinarian for a ten-day period of quarantine for observation for rabies. Said quarantined animal shall be kept from contact with any other animal or person in such a manner that neither a person nor an animal can be bitten during such period of observation.

No person shall kill or cause to be killed an animal suspected of being rabid, except when

necessary to protect the safety of persons or other animals or to effect the capture of such animal.

If a veterinarian diagnoses rabies in a quarantined animal, then the animal shall be humanely killed and the head of said animal shall be sent to a laboratory for pathological examination and confirmation of the diagnosis. Upon being advised of a confirmed diagnosis of rabies, the veterinarian shall be required to notify the Mayor or his/her duly authorized representative of said rabies diagnosis, who shall notify the person bitten and the owner of the animal of said diagnosis.

The cost of the confinement of any animal as in this section provided and any laboratory tests that may be required shall be the expense of the person who owns or has control of said

animal-

If, after the period of observation of said animal, and it is determined that said animal is not rabid, said animal shall be released to the person who owns or controls said animal, upon payment by said person of all costs of confinement of said animal.

No person shall keep, harbor, maintain or have in their possession or control the types of animals set forth below in excess of the quantities set forth below without written permission of most of the Board of Aldermen:

  1. No more than six (6) dogs or cats of either sex, over the age of six (6) months on any parcel ofland. Animals must be well kept and confined to a fenced in enclosure and/or yard and/or house with no visible signs of
  2. Any livestock, except when kept within an enclosure of at least three (3) contiguous acres for the first two livestock animals and an additional one acre for each livestock animal over two (2) in number.
  1. Any birds, commonly raised for the purposes of food or egg production, including but not limited to chickens, ducks, geese and quail, unless such birds are kept in a pen so as to prevent them from leaving the owner’s
    1. The combined number of the fore mentioned birds may not exceed twenty (20).
  2. No more than five (5) rabbits of either sex on any parcel
  3. Any exotic animals must be approved by the Board of

It shall be the duty of any person appointed by the Board of Aldermen for that purpose to take up and impound at the Nodaway County Animal Shelter all dogs found within the City limits without a license as herein provided.

  1. Every female dog in heat shall be confined in a building or secure enclosure in such a manner that such female dog cannot come into contact with another animal except for planned breeding
  2. Any animal that bites a person shall be confined and quarantined as provided by the Laws of the State of Missouri and the owner of said animal shall be responsible for the costs of the confinement during the quarantine period and for any veterinary expenses.

If any fierce, vicious or dangerous dog is found running at large in the City and cannot be safely taken up and impounded, then said dog shall be slain by a person appointed by the Board of Aldermen for that purpose.

No person shall own, keep or harbor within the City, any dog that is prone to loud and frequent or habitual barking, yelping or howling, is an annoyance to the peace of the neighborhood or any dangerous or vicious dog, without said dog being properly muzzled.

  1. If any dog bites, said dog is to be removed from the city limits of
  2. Valid complaints against any dog(s):
    1. First offense: $25.00
    2. Second offense: $100.00 fine and dog is to be removed from the city limits of Skidmore.

Any person or persons who violate this Ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of not more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200) or a jail term of ninety (90) days or both for each violation. Each day of violation shall be deemed a separate offense.

 

This Ordinance repeals Ordinance #WOOFWOOF2014 and any other ordinance or parts of an ordinance that was previously passed for these purposes. This Ordinance shall supersede any such ordinances.

This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

Passed and adopted by the City Council of Skidmore, MO on 10th of October 2019.

Ordinance: #LS2019

An ordinance to vacate the North Section of Locust Street, City Street in the City of Skidmore, Nodaway County Missouri, that is between state highway 113 – Also known as East Elm Street and 300th Street – Also known as East High Street.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE ALDERPERSONS OF THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI:

To vacate the North Section of Locust Street, City Street in the City of Skidmore, Nodaway County Missouri, that is between state highway 113 – Also known as East Elm Street and 300th Street – Also known as East High Street, in the City of Skidmore, Nodaway County Missouri, to present purchasers of the above mentioned Street that adjoins City block 2, lots 6 and 7, to block 3, lots 1 and 12 all in the Highland View Addition of the City of Skidmore to current owners Edward (Skip) and Karen Kepka and current owners Tammy and Richard Sanders to equally claim the right of the fore mentioned street which is 65 feet wide and 300 feet long. The city of Skidmore will retain easements rights to City utilities on the said mentioned portion of Locust Street and no permanent structures will be erected on said portion of Locust Street.

Let it be known as of the Month of September 12th, 2019 the City of Skidmore, Board of Aldermen do hear by do vacate the entire North half of Locust Street that is between Edward (Skip) and Karen Kepka, block 2, lots 6 and 7, and Tammy and Richard Sanders, block 3, lots 1 and 12 all in the Highlands View Addition of the City of Skidmore. To be recorded in the Nodaway County Recorder of Deeds Office as well as reported to the Nodaway County Assessors’ Office.

September 12th, 2019

Ordinance: #2020-ALDERMEN

AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN
BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen (Council Members) of the City of Skidmore, Missouri as follows.

In addition to the rights and duties conferred upon the Council Members by chapter 79 of the Revised Statues of the Ste of Missouri, such Council shall be amendable to be controlled by this and other ordinances of the City of Skidmore, Missouri

Regular meetings of the Council Members shall be held on the second Thursday of each month.

79.070.1- No person shall be a Council Member unless they are at least eighteen years of age, a citizen of the United States, and resident of the City of one year proceeding election.

The majority of the Council Members shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a less number may adjourn from day to day, and names of the absentees shall be noted by the Clerk upon the journal.

79.090.1- The Council shall elect one of their own number who shall be styled “a Mayor Pro-Temp” and who shall serve for a term of one year at $60.00 per meeting.

Any member or members of the Council, or any person or persons guilty of disorderly behavior at a meeting of the Council or in their presence, when assembled by the transaction of business, shall be punished by a fine of not less than two nor more than twenty-five dollars, or if the violator is a member, he or she may be expelled by concurrence of the other members of the Council and the assent of the Mayor. The person so offending shall, by direction of the Council or the Mayor be taken into custody, thence to be dealt with as other violators of the ordinances of the City.

Each member of the Council shall be paid $50.00 per City Council meeting attended in compensation for his or her services as such a Council Member, the same to be paid semi-annually out of the City Treasury. This is to include scheduled monthly meetings as well as special meetings and Council workdays.

If for any reason a member of the council must fill in to work for a city employee (i.e. due to illness or job vacancy) they may receive reimbursement for these duties at a rate of $10.00 per hour.

No person whether party attorney or other person shall at any regular or other meeting of the Council, or where the Council is assembled for the transaction of business, be permitted to discuss, or argue any question of law or fact before such council or any quorum thereof. Provided, however, that said Council, by majority of the same or any quorum thereof, may grant permission to any person to argue or discuss any question of law or fact in relation to any matter before or coming before such Council for consideration.

No officer of the City shall have any direct or indirect financial interest in any contract with the City unless it is approved by the City Council. This officer shall not vote in the determination of the said transaction.

In all matters, transactions, and business before the Council, except as otherwise provided by ordinance or by Chapter 91 of the Revised Statues of the State of Missouri, the same may be effected or made operative by motion or resolution of such Council, to the same being entered on record.

In voiting upon the adoption of any ordinances or the passage of any resolution, the members of the Council shall vote by yea and nay; the Mayor or Clerk shall call the roll and each member shall answer to his or her name and his or her answer shall be entered by the Clerk upon the journal, and the result of any such vote shall be given by the Mayor and he or she shall announce the same to the Council.

This ordinance repeals Ordinance #2017-Board and any other ordinance or parts of Ordinances that may conflict with this ordinance.

This ordinance shall be in force following its passage and adoption.

PASSED AND ADOPTED on this 7th day of June 2020

Aye’s: Rana, Teresa, Jeanise

Nay’s: None

Signed by Mayor Sandy Wright

Attested by City Clerk Meagan Morrow

Ordinance: #2020-Cemeteries

AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE SKIDMORE CEMETERIES, SKIDMORE, MISSOURI.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri as follows:

Every full lot is 20 feet in length by 12 feet in width and a 4-foot walkway between each lot except for lots 176-184 at the south end.

No lot shall be used for any purpose other than as a place for burial of the deceased.

Lot owner shall not outline their lot other than cornerstones which shall be no larger than 6 inches square and made of natural quarried stone placed level with the ground surface, nor shall any enclosure of any kind be placed around the grave.

The City of Skidmore will not buy back any empty, unwanted, or partial plots. It will be up to the owners to resell unwanted plots or parts thereof. Anytime a plot or parts of a plot is resold or transferred, the City Clerk is to be notified so that the records may be updated. Any fees associated with the updating of plots will not be the responsibility of the City of Skidmore.

The Board of Aldermen shall be in full charge of all rules and regulations made on said cemetery.

If written orders for interments on lots are demanded by the Board of Aldermen, they must be furnished before the grave is opened.

No interments will be allowed until a proper contract is entered for the payment of the lots or lots.

The Board of Aldermen is hereby authorized to refuse interment in or erection out of any memorial work on any lot against which there is an unpaid charge due.

In case of death of the lot owner, it shall be the duty of the heirs or devisees to file with the Board of Aldermen satisfactory proof of the new ownership. This is especially important, as the Board of Aldermen may not allow interments to be made until such proof is furnished. After the death of the lot owner, burial on such lot may be made on the order of the person to whom such lot is specifically devised by will, or upon of whoever has inherited such lot. Heirship shall follow the laws of descent of the State of Missouri.

All work done in the cemeteries must be done under the supervision of the caretaker(s). Caretakers include the Mayor, Water Superintendent, and the City Clerk. The Board of Aldermen controls the caretakers.

The City reserves the right to enter upon any lot and change the surface level thereof to conform to the surrounding ground and to do any such work considered necessary by it for the betterment of the cemetery as a whole.

The Board of Aldermen reserves the right to hire any person(s) or company to do the grave digging, mowing, or maintenance od said cemetery.

The opening and closing of the graves is under the control of the caretaker(s).

The City strives to ensure both cemeteries are appealing and properly maintained. Due to the difficulty of maintaining around headstones, the City respectfully requests families limit the amount of decorations placed. Please do not plant live flowers or bushes around headstones,. Seven days after Memorial Dall all decoration are to be removed by family members or the City will remove and dispose of decorations.

The use of wood, metal, or concrete burial cases are permitted.

In case of removal from one plot to another, a written order from both plot owners is necessary as well as approval from all members of the Board of Aldermen.

Cemetery deeds shall be executed by the Mayor and the City Clerk.

Cemetery plots may be purchased through the City for $100 per plot for any Skidmore Cemetery.

Anyone that is found driving on the grass at any time except during funeral processions will be assessed a fine. The fines will be $25.00 for the first offense, $50.00 for the second offense, and $100 for the third offense and any subsequent offenses thereafter.

The Masonic Cemetery located in the Northwest section of Skidmore, shall be maintained by the City of Skidmore and all the existing rules and regulations for the Hillcrest Cemetery are applicable to the Masonic Cemetery.

All money received from the sale of plots, perpetual care from grants or donations, or fines assessed shall be deposited in a special class account (per QuickBooks) crediting the Skidmore Cemetery funds and shall be kept as separate funding from the City’s general funds.

This ordinance repeals Ordinance #2005HC and any other ordinance or parts of ordinances that were previously passed for these purposes.

This ordinance shall be in full force and take effect immediately following its passage.

PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE SKIDMORE CITY COUNCIL ON THIS 7th DAY OF July, 2020

Aye’s: Rana, Teresa, Jeanise

Nay’s: None

Signed by Mayor: Sandy Wright

Signed by City Clerk: Meagan Marrow

Ordinance: #2020 Disturbing the Peace

AN ORDINANCE FOR DISTURBING THE PEACE FOR THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI.BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN FOR THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI AS FOLLOWS FOR THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI.

That no person shall willfully disturb the public peace and quiet of any street, alley, public ground, public assembly, or any neighborhood within the city by the following:

A. Honking Horns, Revving Engines, Squalling of Tires
B. Use of indecent, profane, or obscene language
C. Loud arguing or conversations
D. Loud music
E. Any loud or unusual noises not mentioned above.

Any person or persons found to be guilty by the city of Skidmore violating this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not to exceed one hundred ($100.00) dollars.

This ordinance repeals Ordinance #74 and all other ordinances or part of ordinances that conflict with the provisions of this new ordinance.

This ordinance shall be in full force and in effect immediately after its passage.

Read twice, passed, and adopted on this 7th day of June, 2020.

This ordinance was put to a roll call vote. The results of the vote were:

Aye: Rona, Teresa, Jeanise

Nay: None

Signed by Mayor Sandy Wright

Attest by City Clerk Meagan Morrow

Ordinance: #2020-JunkYard

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE CONTROL OF JUNK MATERIALS, JUNKYARDS, AND ABANDONED  VEHICLES PERTAINING TO THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MISSOURI.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Skidmore, Missouri as followers:

Whereas the city of Skidmore of Board of Aldermen deems it necessary for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, and general welfare of the city of skidmore to enact such ordinance; and…

Whereas the Board of Alderman finds and declares that he establishment, use, and maintenance of Junkyards as defined further in the ordinance, in the vicinity of the city maintained public roads, in residential areas and in proximity to public facilities within the city off Skidmore should be regulated and controlled;

The purpose and objectives for which this Ordinance is adopted and enacted are as follow.

A. To promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the towns people in Skidmore.
B. To preserve the natural and scenic beauty of areas in the vicinity of roads located in all areas of the city.
C. To protect the public from health nuisances and safety hazards by controlling vectors, concentrations of volatile, or poisonous materials, and sources of danger to children.

These regulations shall be known and may be cited as the “City of Skidmore Ordinance for Control of Junk Materials, Junkyards, and Abandoned Motor Vehicles”.

These regulations shall be in effect in all portions of the City of Skidmore which are under the jurisdiction of any municipal zoning ordinance. This ordinance shall not apply to any statue of the State of Missouri in contradiction to this ordinance and which are actively regulated by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

To this ordinance, certain words and terms are here by defined:

Automobile Graveyard: Any tract of land, establishment or place of business which is maintained, used or operated for storing, keeping, buying, selling wrecked, scapped, ruined, dismantled motor vehicles, or motor vehicle parts for profit and shall include any tract of land, establishment or place of business upon which more than two (2) such motor vehicles cannot be operated under their own power, are not being restored to operable condition, and which are kept or stored for profit for a period of 90 days or more.

Establishment: Any place, land, building, or structure on which there is operated or maintained a business or ongoing concern.

Garage: Any establishment or place of business which is maintained and operated for the primary purpose of making mechanical and/or body repairs to motor vehicles, and which may store as many as two (2) motor vehicles that are not capable of being driven under their own power and are not being restored to operate condition, regardless of the length of the time that he individual motor vehicles are stored or kept at such property.

Health, Nuisance, or Safety Hazard: A motor vehicle, new or used machinery, or other new or used materials may be declared a health nuisance or safety hazard when it is found to be in any of the following conditions or combinations of.

  1. A breeding ground or harbor for mosquitoes or other insects, snakes, rates, or other pests.
  2. A point of collection for pools or ponds of water
  3. An unsafe concentration of gasoline, oil, or other flammable or explosive material.
  4. There is a danger of the vehicle falling or turning over without assistance.
  5. A source of danger for children through entrapment in areas of confinement that cannot be opened from the inside.
  6. An unsafe concentration of car radiators, batteries, or other materials that pose either a hazard of immediate or long-term environmental degradation.

Junk: Old or scrapped copper, brass, iron, steel, wood, plastic, rope, rags, batteries, paper, trash, rubber, deris, waste, household, and commercial appliances, or fixtures, indoor furniture, scrapped building materials, discarded machinery junked motor vehicles or parts of or any other ferrous and nonferrous materials. Materials kept inside enclosed buildings, solid waste containers, or rolling stock containers (i.e. rail cars, trailers, or any other containerized body not intended or designed to be self-propelled).

        Junk Motor Vehicle: A vehicle that does not display a current license plate and that is:

  1. Partially dismantled or wrecked
  2. Cannot be self-propelled or moved in the way it was originally was intended to move
  3. Is more than five (5) years old and appears to be worth less than $100.00

Motor Vehicle: Any vehicle or machine designed or intended to travel over land by self-propulsion or while attached to any self-propelled vehicle.

Junkyard: Any place which is maintained operated or used for a period of ninety (90) days or more for storing, keeping, buying, or selling junk, or for maintenance or operation of an automobile graveyard. A junkyard shall be presumed to have been created when an area of 600 square feet or more of space is kept or stored with junk (see definition) at any given place whether for profit or not.

New Junkyard: Junkyards established after the effective date of this ordinance or existing junkyards which do not register within the specified time limit to meet the designation or pre-existing.

Pre-Existing Junkyard: Junkyards in existence at the time of the effective date of this ordinance and registered within the specified time.

Opaque: A substance that cannot been seen through when viewed perpendicularly at the same elevation.

Public Road: Any road, street, alley, or highway which is now or hereafter designed as a public through fare that is not open to the public.

Recycling Center: A temporary or permanent site at which glass, aluminum can, paper, plastic, clothes or other similar materials commonly collected for recycling are collected and moved off site or kept on site in buildings, storage bind, solid waste containers, truck, trailers or other rolling stock.

Residence: A house, mobile home, an apartment, a group of homes, or a single room occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters for one or more humans.

Service Station: Any establishment which is maintained and operated for the purpose of making retail sales of fuels, lubricants, air, water, and other items for the operation and routine maintenance of motor vehicles and/or for making mechanical repairs, servicing and/or washing of motor vehicles and which is used to store not more than six (6) motor vehicles that are not capable of being restored to operable condition. Regardless of the length of time that individual motor vehicles are stored or kept at such property.

Vegetation: All season or evergreen vegetation shall mean evergreen trees with leaves or foliage at all seasons of the year and shall include, but not be limited to white pine, southern pine, hemlock, and spruce trees.

Unzone Area: An area where there is no zoning in effect.

Vectors: An organism that carries disease-causing micro-organisms from one host to another (i.e. rats, mosquitoes, etc).

Visible: Capable of being seen without visual aid by a person of normal visual activity.

Registration Time Period:
All owners, operators, or maintainers of automobile graveyards or other junk yards existing at the effective date of this ordinance shall obtain a permit with the City of Skidmore within a period of 60 days from effective date of this ordinance. All existing automobile graveyards or junkyards that have a not obtained a  permit within the 60 days shall be in violation of the registration provisions of this ordinance. Unless said junkyards can be documented to the satisfaction of the City as existing prior to the effective date of this ordinance they shall be considered new junkyards. They will be required to register and comply with a revised compliance schedule listed in Section 6.

Permit Required
No person, firm or business entity shall establish, operate, or maintain a junkyard without obtaining a permit. Any expansion of a new or preexisting junkyard shall also require a permit. The permit shall only be issued upon persons, firm, or business entity seeking the permit submitting a statement that the existing or proposed junkyard does not violate any of the provisions of this ordinance.

Permit Application and Procedure
Application for the permit shall be made to the City on such forms that the City shall prescribe along with a nonrefundable permit fee as established by the Board of Alderman, The permit application shall include but not be limited to the information required for the registration application and a junkyard plan. The plan shall indicate setbacks, locations of public rights-of-way, all existing and proposed structures, bodies of water, water sources, all structures with in 500 feet of junkyard, driveways, entrances, fencing, with types of fence, screening, with types of screening dimensions of junkyard, gross acreage, prepare of plans name and addresses and phone numbers. Plans shall be at a scale no larger than one (1) inch and equal to thirty feet (30). Three copies shall be submitted. Any expansion of any junkyard shall require a permit. Procedures and standards for an expansion permit shall be those required for a new establishment. The completed permit application and junkyard plan shall be submitted to the City with the 4100.00 fee. A yearly permit fee of $100 will then be due each year that the permit is renewed. The City has the authority to allow or deny any permit. A denied permit that has been amended may be resubmitted with fourteen(14) days from the date of denial.

Permit Compliance
Current existing junkyards shall be exempt from the new 2020-JY Ordinance requiring acreage, providing their JY Permit stays current with all ordinances, rules, and regulations. Failure to comply will result in revocation of the JY permit. New junkyards shall conform to the approved permit and standards of this ordinance prior to the establishment of the use as a junkyard on the property. Failure to meet the requirement of the approved permit and standards of this ordinance shall be a violation of compliance provisions of this ordinance.

Junkyards in existence on the effective date of this ordinance shall conform to all the requirements of this ordinance, the only exception being the acreage required. The following criteria shall be applicable to all junkyards.

A. Not to be located closer than 500 feet from any preexisting church, school, daycare, nursing home, hospital, skilled health care facility, public recreation facility or residence.

B. Be situated on a parcel of land of at least 4 acres excluding rights-of-way that is undivided by public roads, rights-of-way, or public dedication.

C. Any driveway, roadway, or entrance to the proposed junkyard shall not be located closer than (30) thirty feet from any side property line.

D. Have a minimum setback for any junk material from the required fence and/vegetative screening from the front, side, and real property lines excluding roads rights-of-way of at least (20) twenty feet.

E. If the proposed junkyard is to be within 500 feet of an occupied structure then the junkyard shall be completely enclosed by a fence with a minimum of six feet in height by wooden or welded wire fence, chain link, wooden, or solid metal.

F. If proposed or preexisting junkyard property is visible from publicly maintained roads or a preexisting structure within 500 ft of the junkyard property, the junkyard owner shall provide an opaque fence along all visible sides of the property.

G. All junk and/or inoperable motor vehicle shall always be kept within the confines of said fence or vegetative screening unless in motion to be transported to or from site.

H. On site traffic areas shall be provided and arranged in a manner to prevent backward movement onto a public road.

All junkyards shall be maintained to protect the public from health nuisances and safety hazards. The City may inspect each junkyard to determine that no vectors are present, and no violations occur. Should violations be found by the Mayor and their designee, the owner, operator, or maintainer shall submit satisfactory evidence to the City that the vectors and violations have been eliminated. Failure to comply with this section and its provisions may result in revocation of permit.

The Mayor or his/her designee shall enforce this ordinance. The Mayor shall periodically travel all city roads for the purpose of discovering violations of this ordinance and may call upon other agencies as necessary to assist in enforcement of this ordinance.  In addition, whenever the Mayor receives a complaint alleging a violation of this ordinance, the Mayor shall investigate the complaint and take whatever action is warranted. The complainant’s name shall not be divulged, nor record made of complaint. The owner, tenant, or occupant of any building or land or any part thereof and agent or other person who participates in, assists, directs, creates, or maintains any situation that is contrary to the requirements of this ordinance may be held responsible for the violation and suffer the penalties and be subject to the remedies herein provided.

The following shall apply upon discovery of a violation:

  1. If the Mayor or their designee finds that any provisions of this ordinance are being violated, they shall send written notice to the person responsible for such violation, indicating the nature of the violation, ordering the action necessary to correct it, and advising the violator of the number of days they shall have to correct the violation. The violator shall be informed of their right to appeal to the Board of Aldermen.
  2.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases when delay would seriously threaten the effective enforcement of this ordinance or pose a danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Mayor may seek enforcement without prior written notice by invoking any of the penalties or remedies authorized in this section.

Penalties and remedies for violation shall be as follows:

  1. Any property that has a junkyard permit may be revoked by the City if the permit recipient fails to develop or maintain the property in requirements with this ordinance, submitted plans, or any other additional requirements imposed by the Board of Aldermen.
  2. Before such permit is revoked, the permit recipient shall be given 10 days written notice of intent to revoke any relevant permit. The notice shall inform the recipient of the alleged reasons for the revocation and of their right to obtain a hearing on the allegations before the City’s Mayor.

Unless otherwise listed, appeals from the specific provisions of this ordinance or any ruling of the Mayor shall be submitted to the Board of Aldermen within ten (10) days of receipt of adverse action of ruling.

This ordinance repeals Ordinance #2008-JY and all other ordinances or parts of ordinances that conflict with the provisions of this new ordinance are hereby revoked.

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its passage and adoption on this 7th day of June, 2020

This ordinance was put to a roll call vote. The results of the vote were:

Aye: Rana, Teresa, Jeanise

Nay: None

Signed by Mayor Sandy Wright

Attested by City Clerk Meagan Morrow

Ordinance: #2020 MAYOR

AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SKIDMORE, MO.
Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Skidmore; Missouri as follows:

In addition to the rights, duties and prerogatives conferred by Article 7, Chapter 79, of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, the Mayor of the City of Skidmore shall be amenable to, and controlled by, this ordinance, and the various sections thereof as applicable thereto.

79.110- The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of each city governed by this chapter shall have the care, management and control of the city and its finances, and shall have power to enact and ordain any and all ordinances not repugnant to the constitution and laws of their state, and such as they shall deem expedient for the good government of the city, the preservation of peace and good order, the benefit of trade and commerce and the health of the inhabitants thereof, and such other ordinances, rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary to carry such powers into effect, and to alter, modify, or repeal the same.

79.080- No person shall be Mayor unless they are at least twenty-five years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the city at the time of and for at least one year preceding their election.

79.120- The Mayor shall have a seat in and preside over the Board of Aldermen, but shall not vote on any question except in case of a tie, nor shall the Mayor preside or vote in cases when the Mayor is an interested party. The Mayor shall exercise a general supervision over all the officers and affairs of the city and shall take care that he ordinances of the city, and the state laws relating to such city, are complied with.

79.140- Every bill duly passed by the Board of Aldermen and presented to the Mayor and by the Mayor approved shall become an ordinance, and every bill prsented as aforesaid, but returned with the Mayor’s objections thereto, shall stand reconsidered. The Board of Aldermen shall cause the Objections of the Mayor to be entered at large upon the journal, and proceed at its convenience to consider the question pending, which shall be in this form: Shall the bill pass, the objections of the Mayor thereto not withstanding? The vote on this question shall be taken by ayes and nays and the names enterd upon the journal, and if the majority of all the members- elect shall vote in the affirmative, the city clerk shall certify the fact on the roll, and the bill thus certified shall be deposited with the proper officer, and shall become an ordinance in the same manner and with like effect as if it had received the approval of the Mayor. The Mayor shall have power to sign or veto any ordinance passed by the Board of Aldermen; provided, that should the Mayor neglect or refuse to sign any ordinance and return the same with the Mayor’s objections, in writing, at the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen, the same shall become a law without the Mayor’s signature.

79.190- The Mayor shall sign the commissions and appointments of all city officers elected or appointed in the city and shall approve all official bonds unless otherwise prescribed by ordinance.

79.200- The Mayor shall be active and vigilant in enforcing all laws and ordinances for the government of the city, and the Mayor shall cause all subordinate officers to be dealt with promptly for any neglect or violation of duty; and the Mayor is hereby authorized to call on every male inhabitant of the city eighteen years of age and under fifty, to aid in enforcing the laws.

79.220- The Mayor shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures, and to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses arising under the ordinances of the city; but this section shall not be so constructed as to authorize the Mayor to remit any costs which may have occurred to any officer of said city by reason of any prosecution under the laws or ordinances of such city.

The Mayor may make purchases of up to $500.00 without the approval of the council members; except in an emergency case no approval is needed from council up to $2,000. (revised April 2015)

It shall be in the duty of the Mayor to make personal investigation in relation to the important matters in connection with the city government, it’s finances, records, health of the City, any ordinance that may exist, alleys, sidewalks, or public grounds, and to exercise a general supervision of the same.

It shall be the duty of the Mayor to see that all offices of the City faithfully demean themselves in office, and at the expiration of their term of office, or upon their resignation or removal, that they deliver over to their successors in good condition all city property on their hands, or property belonging to such successors, either in books, maps, papers, plots,furniture, apparatus, tools, instruments, or whatever the same may consist in.

The Mayor’s salary shall be $75.00 per meeting attended, payable semi-annually out of the City Treasury. This is to include scheduled monthly meetings as well as special meeting and council workdays.

If for any reason the Mayor must fill in to work for a city employee (i.e. due to illness or job vacancy), the Mayor may receive reimbursement at $10.00 (ten) per hour.

If at any time the Mayor should fail or refuse for any cause to make the usual or necessary appointments for the city officers, it shall be in the power of the Board of Aldermen, by action of any two or more of its members, to make a written recommendation signed by them in their official capacity to the Mayor, asking that such official appointments be made. It shall be the duty of the Mayor at he ensuing regular meeting to make the appointments for all such officers as is mentioned by the Board’s recommendations.

At any time after the Mayor shall has made three appointments for any one city office, and for any cause such three appointments shall have been rejected by the Board of Aldermen, it shall then be in the power of any three or more members of the Board to recommend, if they choose, the name of any eligible and qualified person to such office. The recommendation shall be in writing to the Mayor, signed by three or more Aldermen and it shall become the duty of the Mayor to appoint the recommended person without delay, to office.

The Mayor shall make no appointment at any one time for any one person to fill a city office for a longer period than one year, and no appointment shall ever be made of the same person to fill two city offices at the same time and no person shall be permitted to hold two city offices at one and the same time.

In the absence of the Mayor, the Mayor pro-term will run the meeting. The Mayor pro-term, who is elected every April, shall have the responsibilities and duties as the Mayor in the Mayor’s absence.

This Ordinance repeals Ordinance No, 2017-MAYOR

PASSED AND ADOPTED ON THIS 7th day of June 2020

Aye’s: Rana, Teresa, Jeanise

Nay’s: None

Signed by Mayor Sandy Wright

Attested by City Clerk Meagan Morrow

Ordinance: #2020 Public & Private Property

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri as Follows.

It shall be unlawful for any person(s) or entity to deposit, place, dump, pour, drain, park, leave, or abandon any items; including but not limited to trailers, wood, vehicles, ATV/UTV, parts of vehicles, junk, filth, waste, refuse, rubbish, sewage, trash, or any substance that emits a foul, noxious, or disagreeable odor that attracts vermin, insects, or other pest on any public or private property owned by another.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen are hereby authorized to remove any item that is left, parked, or dumped, without permission, on private or public property, owned by another, to a place of their discretion.

Any person violating any provision of this ordinance may be fined up to Two Hundred Dollars ($200) or imprisoned for up to ninety (90) days or shall be both fined and imprisoned for each violation. In addition to the penalties previously mentioned, the owner or driver of the items that were left or placed that were impounded or hauled away, for violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be required to pay the cost of the towing, hauling, and storage charges that may occur.

This Ordinance will appear Ordinance#25 that was passed in 1901 and all other ordinances or parts of ordinances that are in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance.

12th Day of March 2020

Ordinance: #2020 Tubes & Alleys

AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING TUBES AND ALLEY MAINTENANCE

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Alderman of the City of Skidmore, Missouri, Nodaway County Missouri be as follows:

The City will help furnish one entrance to a home; the City will share in one half (1/2) the cost of a maximum of a twenty (20)ft tube.

The property owner shall pay their share of the cost of the tube before said tube is put in the ground.

The City shall be the authority for determining the proper size of the tube that will be used for each situation.

The City will provide gravel to fill potholes in City alleys as needed.

The City will share in one half (1/2) the cost to lay gravel in the alley behind property owner’s home. If property owner does not pay their share for gravel, a lien will be attached by the City their property taxes at the end of the year.

This ordinance repeals Ordinance #54-A and any other ordinance of parts of ordinances that were previously passed concerning tubes in driveways or City alley maintenance.

This Ordinance shall take legal effect immediately upon the passage and approval of the Board of Aldermen.

BE IT ORDAINED

Read twice, passed, and approved by the Board of Alderman of Skidmore, Missouri, this 14th day of May 2020.

This ordinance was put to a roll call vote. The results of the vote were:

Aye: Rana, Tim, Jeanise, Teresa

Nay: None

Signed by Mayor Sandy Wright

Attested by City Clerk Meagan Morrow