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SECTION 1. Standing committees.-At the annual meeting of the common council in each year, or as soon thereafter as possible, it shall be the duty of the president of the council to appoint the following standing committees, subject to the approval of the council, which shall consist of three members each:

Committee on rules.

Committee on finance.

Committee on auditing.

Committee on public improvements
Committee on ordinances.

Committee on fire department.

Committee on water and gas.
Committee on workhouse.
Committee on public buildings

and grounds.

Committee on streets and alleys.
Committee on claims.

[R. O. 1888, Chap. 15, Sec. 1.

SEC. 2. Judiciary committee.-There shall be a committee on judiciary, composed of the mayor, the city counselor, the president of the council, the city comptroller and the alderman who is chairman of the finance committee, which shall have control of all legal matters. [G. O. No. 422, Sec. 1.

SEC. 3. Duty of committee on ordinances. The said committee on ordinances shall examine all ordinances and other subjects referred to them by the common council, report such alterations and amendments as they may deem necessary together with amendments, alterations and corrections in regard to the existing ordinances of the city. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 15, Sec. 3.

SEC. 4. Legislation.-There is hereby created a regular standing committee to be known and designated as the

committee on legislation. Said committee shall consist of three members of the common council; one of which shall be the president of the council; two members who shall be appointed by the president, and the counselor, comptroller, city clerk, auditor, assessor, treasurer and city engineer ex-officio members, who shall be appointed at the same time as other standing committees are appointed. Said committee shall examine and consider all matters of legislation which may be referred to it by the common council, and shall consider, prepare and present to the council from time to time such amendments to the charter of the city as the members thereof may consider expedient. [G. O. No. 439.

SEC. 5. Street lighting.-There is hereby created a standing committee to be known as committee on street lighting. Said committee shall consist of three members of the council and be appointed as other committees are appointed. [G. O. No. 454, Sec. 1.

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SECTION 1. Resignation of alderman.-The resignation of any member shall be addressed to the presiding officer of the common council. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 16, Sec. 1.

SEC. 2. Chief of police to attend council meetings. The chief of police shall attend the sessions of the common council, and execute all orders of the council to him directed. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 16, Sec. 2.

SEC. 3. Alderman may be fined for absence.-Any alderman absenting himself from any meeting of the board without reasonable excuse, shall be liable to a fine of not less

than one dollar nor more than five dollars, to be imposed by the council. Sickness or absence from the city shall be a valid

excuse. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 16, Sec. 3.

SEC. 4. Attachment may issue for absent member.-At the request of any member of the common council, the president shall issue an attachment to compel the attendance of any member of the council, which may be executed by any policeman. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 16, Sec. 4.

SEC. 5.

Matters to be referred to committees report may be deferred.--All ordinances, petitions and communications to the common council shall, unless by consent, be referred to appropriate committees, and only acted on by the council on the report of the committee having the same in charge; any report of a committee of the council may be deferred to the next session of the same, whether it be an adjourned, special or regular session, by request of any two members of the council present. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 16, Sec. 5. Amended G. O. No. 453.

SEC. 6. Vote-how to be rescinded. No vote of the common council shall be reconsidered or rescinded at a special meeting, unless at such special meeting there be present as large a number of aldermen as were present when such vote was taken. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 16, Sec. 6.

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SECTION 1. General duties.-It shall be the duty of the city comptroller, in addition to the duties imposed upon him by the general laws of the state of Missouri, to exercise a

general supervision over all the officers of the city regarding the proper management of the fiscal concerns of their respective offices. He shall examine the books of each department from time to time, and see that they are kept in proper form. He shall see that all necessary reports are made to him by the various officers of the city, that officers receiving money pay the same into the city treasury, when thereto required, and report all delinquents to the mayor. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 17, Sec. 1.

SEC. 2. Same--in case of defaulting officer.When any officer of the city shall become a defaulter, it shall be the duty of the comptroller to direct the city counselor to take immediate legal measures for the recovery of the amount. for which such officer may be in default. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 17, Sec. 2.

SEC. 3.

Shall deposit proceeds of bonds.-The city comptroller shall deposit the proceeds of all sales of bonds with the city treasurer, immediately after he shall receive the same; and until such deposit, he shall be responsible for the amount thereof. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 17, Sec. 3.

SEC. 4. Duty as to property of city. He shall also attend to the letting, sale or other disposition of property belonging to the city, and to the collection of all accounts, rents and other moneys due the city, except when otherwise provided by law or ordinance. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 17, Sec. 4.

SEC. 5. Report of, shall state what.-In the semiannual report to the common council required of the comptroller by the general laws of the state of Missouri, on the financial condition of the city, he shall give a full and detailed account of all receipts and expenditures of money by the city during the preceding half year, and of all the liabilities of the city, the condition of all appropriations, the amount of money on hand belonging to each of the different funds or departments of the city, the contracts unfulfilled, the balance of money in

the city treasury and the sum due and outstanding, the names of all persons who have become defaulters to the city, and the amounts in their hands unaccounted for, and a statement of all other matters necessary to a complete exhibit of the city's financial condition. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 17, Sec. 5.

SEC. 6. Shall certify amount of money to be raised by taxation. He shall also, at the first meeting of the common council in each fiscal year, certify the amount of money to be raised by taxation for the payment of bonds and coupons maturing during that year, as required by the general laws of the state of Missouri, and an estimate of the amount necessary to defray the expenses of the various departments of the city government during the year, stating separately the amount required for each department. He shall, with said. estimate, also submit a statement of all contracts made or authorized by the common council, and not performed or com- . pleted during the years preeeding, and upon which any money remains unpaid and the amount so unpaid on each. To this end, he shall require from the city engineer and other city officers and heads of departments, such information as he shall need to enable him to fulfill the duty imposed upon him herein. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 17, Sec. 6.

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SEC. 7. Countersign licenses. The city comptroller shall countersign all licenses issued by the city auditor, and keep a complete record thereof in his office. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 17, Sec. 7.

SEC. 8. To attend sales and bid on real estate, etc. It shall be the duty of the comptroller to be present at all sales of real estate sold under execution upon judgment for city taxes, and in behalf of the city, bid the amount of the judgment, interest and costs upon each lot or parcel of real estate exposed for sale, and in case no higher bid is made, to have the same struck off and sold to the city. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 17, Sec. S.

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