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Title VII CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES

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  72.185.  Charter commission to recommend name and form of government of consolidated municipality — approval by election. — In the event that the question as voted upon does not contain the name and form of government of the proposed consolidated municipality and the details of transition, such as which officers will serve, which employees shall be retained, what taxes will be collected, what ordinances will be in effect and similar matters for the operation of the consolidated municipality until the new governing body provides otherwise, then the governing body of each affected municipality shall select five commissioners if only two cities, towns or villages are involved or if more than two cities, towns or villages are involved, three or more commissioners from each involved city, town or village, with an equal number being appointed from each city, town or village and not less than ten commissioners being appointed in all, to meet with similar commissioners appointed from the other affected municipalities, the commissioners to study and recommend an appropriate name and form of government of the consolidated municipality and the details of the transition.  The commissioners shall recommend the name and form of government of the consolidated municipality and the details of the transition, and, if the question fails to pass by a simple majority in both or all of the same affected municipalities, a new charter commission shall be appointed which shall submit a second recommendation to the voters.  If the second recommendation as to name and form of government and the details of the transition shall also fail to pass by a simple majority, the results of the two submissions shall be compared and the question receiving the highest total number of votes in favor thereof shall be considered as having passed by a simple majority.

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(L. 1961 p. 193, A.L. 1963 p. 128, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1992 S.B. 571)

Effective 7-09-92

(1979) Consolidation ballots shall comply with statutory requirements concerning the form of the ballot and it is not necessary to list the bonded indebtedness of each municipality and how such indebtedness will be retired on the ballot. State of Mo. ex rel. Holly v. Kielhofner (A.), 587 S.W.2d 647.


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