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Title VII CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES

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  72.070.  Election by city or town to become city of different class — village officers to act on becoming city. — Any city, town or village in this state, existing by virtue of the present general law, or by any local or special law, may elect to become a city of the class to which its population would entitle it under the provisions of sections 72.030 to 72.140, or who may elect to become a city of a class to which it may be eligible as otherwise provided by section 72.040 or section 72.050 shall proceed by passing an ordinance or proposition, and submitting the same to the legal voters of such city, town or village, at an election to be held for that purpose, not less than twenty days nor more than thirty days after the passage of such ordinance or proposition; and if a majority of such voters voting at such election shall ratify such ordinance or proposition, the mayor or chief officer of such city, town, or village shall issue his proclamation, declaring the result of such election, and thereafter such city, town, or village shall, by virtue of such vote, be incorporated under the provisions of the general law providing for the government of the class to which such city belongs.  Whenever any village shall elect to become a city of the class to which it is entitled, the officers of such village, until new officers shall be elected and qualified, shall be the officers of such city, with the powers and functions corresponding to the powers and functions of the officers of the former village, the chairman of the board of trustees to act as mayor and the remaining trustees to act as aldermen, with the power to divide the city into wards and to call an election of officers of such city and to submit to the voters of such city in the manner provided by law such other matters or propositions as they may deem proper and as may be authorized by law.  Any city eligible for more than one classification shall alter that classification pursuant to the procedure contained in this section.

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(RSMo 1939 § 6217, A.L. 1957 p. 249, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1120)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 6095; 1919 § 7615; 1909 § 8529


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