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Chapter 91

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  91.640.  Additional powers conferred on certain municipalities — board of public works, terms, duties. — 1.  In addition to the powers which it may now have, any municipality as herein defined shall have power, under sections 91.620 to 91.770:

  (1)  To lease as herein provided, to acquire by gift, purchase or the exercise of the right of eminent domain, to construct, to reconstruct, to improve, to better, and to extend any undertaking, wholly within, or wholly without the municipality, or partially within and partially without the municipality, and to acquire by gift, purchase or the exercise of the right of eminent domain, lands, easements, rights in lands and water rights in connection therewith;

  (2)  To operate and maintain any undertaking for its own use and for the use of public and private consumers, and users within and without the territorial boundaries of the municipality;

  (3)  To prescribe, revise and collect rates, fees, tolls or charges subject to rules and regulations of public service commission of state of Missouri for the services, facilities or commodities furnished by such undertaking, and in anticipation of the collection of the revenues of such undertaking, to issue revenue bonds, to finance in whole or in part the cost of the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement, betterment or extension of any undertaking;

  (4)  To pledge to the punctual payment of said bonds and interest thereon all or any part of the revenues of such undertaking (including the revenues of improvements, betterments or extensions thereto thereafter constructed or acquired, as well as the revenues of existing systems, plants, works, instrumentalities, and properties of the undertaking so improved, bettered or extended) or of any part of such undertaking; subject to any outstanding obligation existing against such systems, plants; and

  (5)  To make all contracts, execute all instruments and do all things necessary or convenient in the exercise of the powers herein granted or in the performance of its covenants or duties or in order to secure the payment of its bonds, provided, no encumbrance, mortgage or other pledge of property of the municipality is created thereby, and provided no property of the municipality is liable to be forfeited or taken in payment of said bonds, and provided no debt on the credit of the municipality is thereby incurred in any manner for any purpose; and provided further, that plans and specifications for the aforesaid undertakings shall be submitted to and approved by the state board of health and senior services; provided, however, that all contracts for the undertakings herein authorized shall be awarded to the lowest and best bidder, notice of the letting of such contract having been published as is required by law for the letting of public contracts for the erection of public buildings.

  2.  For the purpose of constructing, managing and operating the undertakings herein described there is hereby created a "Board of Public Works".  This board shall consist of five members, who shall be qualified voters and resident taxpayers of such municipality.  The mayor or presiding officer of such municipality shall be a member of this board.  The other four members shall be appointed by the mayor or presiding officer of the municipality, by and with the consent and approval of the majority of the governing body.  The term of office of the members appointed shall be four years, except the terms of two members of the first board appointed shall be for two years.  The officer making the appointment shall designate which members shall be appointed for two years and which shall be for four years.  Vacancies shall be filled for an unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.  The board shall organize when new members are appointed to it.  It shall select a chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer.  The board of public works shall operate, manage and control such undertakings, and in the performance of this duty may employ such persons and expend such sums as are necessary to properly perform same, which funds shall be appropriated and allowed by the governing body out of the earnings of the undertaking.  This board shall require any person who has custody of any moneys or properties of the district to furnish bond executed by a responsible bonding company, for the faithful performance of his or her duties as prescribed by the board of public works and for the faithful accounting of all moneys or property which may come into his custody or possession by virtue of such employment or appointment.  The board of public works shall be allowed such a salary for their services as the governing body may determine not in excess of one hundred dollars per month for each member and for their actual expenses incurred in performing their duties under sections 91.620 to 91.770 they shall be paid out of the revenue of the undertaking formed herein.  The members of the board of public works may be removed for cause after a public hearing by the governing body.  The board of public works shall make such report to the governing body and at such times as may be required by the governing body, and shall have the power to establish bylaws, rules and regulations for its own government.  The board of public works, in respect to all matter of custody, operation, administration and maintenance of such work shall have all the powers and perform all the duties herein provided for, not specifically delegated to the governing body.

  3.  The government is hereby authorized to construct any undertaking within a defense area, to acquire by purchase, lease, gift, exchange or the exercise of eminent domain, lands, easements, rights of lands and water rights in connection therewith and to maintain and operate such undertakings.  Any municipality is hereby authorized to lease from the government or to enter into an agreement to operate for and in behalf of the government any undertaking constructed by the government.


(L. 1941 p. 493 § 2, A.L. 2018 S.B. 843)

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