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Chapter 9 - Elections and Ward Boundaries

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Article I - In General




Sec. 9-1. Ward boundaries.

(a) The city is hereby divided into six wards, named and bounded as follows:

WARD NUMBER ONE: : Beginning at the centerline intersection of Missouri Highway 72 and Rolla Street; thence, North along the centerline of Rolla Street to the centerline of 12th Street; thence East along the centerline of 12th Street to the centerline of Pine Street; thence, North along the centerline of Pine Street to the centerline of Bishop Avenue; thence, Northeast along the centerline of Bishop Avenue to the centerline of Walnut Street; thence, South along the centerline of Walnut Street to the centerline of 18th Street; thence, East along the centerline of 18th Street to the centerline of Farrar Drive; thence, South along the centerline of Farrar Drive to the centerline of 14th Street; thence, West along the centerline of 14th Street to the centerline of Holloway Street, thence, south along the centerline of Holloway Street to the centerline of Salem Avenue; thence, Southeast along the centerline of Salem Avenue to the centerline of Summit Avenue; thence, South along the centerline of Summit Avenue to the centerline of Missouri Highway 72; thence, Northwest along the centerline of Missouri Highway 72 to the centerline of Rolla Street being the Point of Beginning.

WARD NUMBER ONE: Beginning at a point located on the Rolla City Limits and also being on the South Right-of-Way line of 10th Street and the East Right-of-Way line of Lovers Lane; thence, West along the South Right-of-Way line of 10th Street to the centerline of Greenbriar Drive; thence, South along the centerline of Greenbriar Drive to the centerline of Whitney Lane; thence, West along the centerline of Whitney Lane to the centerline of Greentree Road; thence, North along the centerline of Greentree Road to the centerline of Highland Drive; thence, West along the centerline of Highland Drive to a point being the extended Southeastern line of Murry Hill Third Subdivision, Lot 27; thence, North along said lot to the centerline intersection of 10th Street and McCutchen Drive; thence, West along the centerline of 10th Street to the centerline of Holloway Street; thence, North along the centerline of Holloway Street to the centerline of 14th Street; thence, East along the centerline of 14th Street to the centerline of Farrar Drive; thence, North along the centerline of Farrar Drive to the centerline of 18th Street; thence, West along the centerline of 18th Street to the centerline of Old St. James Road; thence, North along the centerline of Old St. James Road and extending to the South and West line of the extension of the Rolla City Limits; thence, East along the South line of the Rolla City Limits and following the North Right-of-Way line of Old St. James Road 1,310 feet, more or less; thence, North along the East line of the Rolla City Limits to a point being the extended Northwest line of Lot 1, Frontier Subdivision and continuing in a Northerly direction to the North Right-of-Way line of I-44, to encompass the South and West boundaries of Ward 2.

WARD NUMBER THREE: Beginning at the centerline intersection of Summit Avenue and Salem Avenue; thence, Northwest along the centerline of Salem Avenue to the centerline of Holloway Street; thence, North along the centerline of Holloway Street to the centerline of 10th Street; thence, East along the centerline of 10th Street to the centerline of McCutchen Drive; thence, South to the centerline of Highland Drive; thence, East along the centerline of Highland Drive to the centerline of Greentree Road; thence, South along the centerline of Greentree Road to the centerline of Whitney Lane, thence, East along the centerline of Whitney Lane to the centerline of Greenbriar Drive; thence, North along the centerline of Greenbriar Drive to the South Right-of-Way line of 10th Street; thence, East along the South Right-of-Way of 10th Street to the East Right-of-Way line of Lovers Lane, also being at a point on the East line of the Rolla City Limits; thence, South and following the meandering East line of the Rolla City Limits to a point on the North Right-of-Way line of Missouri Highway 72; thence, Northwest along the North Right-of-Way line of Missouri Highway 72 to the centerline of Salem Avenue; thence, Northwest along Salem Avenue to the centerline of Summit Avenue to the Point of Beginning.

WARD NUMBER FOUR: Beginning at the centerline intersection of Missouri Highway 72 and Rolla Street; thence, East along the centerline of Missouri Highway 72 to the centerline of Summit Avenue; thence, North along the centerline of Summit Avenue to the centerline of Salem Avenue; thence, Southeast along the centerline of Salem Avenue to the North Right-of-Way of Missouri Highway 72; thence, Southeast along the North Right-of-Way line of Missouri Highway 72 and meandering its way to a point being the Southeast corner of the Rolla City Limits, as established by Ordinance No. 3253 on July 6, 1998; thence, West to the centerline intersection of Little Oaks Road and Rolla Street; thence, North along the centerline of Rolla Street to the intersection of Missouri Highway 72 to the Point of Beginning.

WARD NUMBER FIVE: Beginning at the West Right-of-Way line of State Route E, being approximately 200 feet Southeast from the extended centerline of Towerview Court and also being on the Northeast point of the Rolla City Limits which was annexed by Ordinance 1051 on March 1, 1959; thence, East to the centerline of State Route E; thence, Southeast along the centerline of State Route E to the confluence of I-44; thence, in a southerly direction to the centerline of I-44 and continuing in a Southerly direction to the extended centerline of 10th Street; thence, East along the centerline of 10th Street to the centerline of Asher Street; thence, North along the centerline of Asher Street to the centerline of 11th Street; thence, East along the centerline of 11th Street to the centerline of Bishop Avenue; thence North along the centerline of Bishop Avenue to the centerline of Pine Street; thence, South along the centerline of Pine to the centerline of 12th Street; thence, West along the centerline of 12th Street to the centerline of Rolla Street; thence, South along the centerline of Rolla Street to the South side of Little Oaks Road, also being the Rolla city Limits, to encompass the Easterly and Northern boundary of Ward No. 5.

WARD NUMBER SIX: Beginning at the centerline of State Route E, being approximately 200 feet Southeast from the extended centerline of Towerview Court; thence, Southeast along the centerline of State Route E to the confluence of I-44; thence, in a southerly direction to the centerline of I-44 and continuing in a Southerly direction to the extended centerline of 10th Street; thence, East along the centerline of 10th Street to the centerline of Asher Street; thence, North along the centerline of Asher Street to the centerline of 11th Street; thence, East along the centerline of 11th Street to the centerline of Bishop Avenue; thence North along the centerline of Bishop Avenue to the centerline of Walnut Street; thence, South along the centerline of Walnut Street to the centerline of 18th Street; thence, East along the centerline of 18th Street to the centerline of Old St. James Road; thence, North along the centerline of Old St. James Road and extending to the South and West line of the Rolla City Limits; thence, North along the West line of the Rolla City Limits, also being the west line of the Railroad Right-of-Way to a point being the extended Northwest line of Lot 1, Frontier Subdivision, and continuing in a Northerly direction to the North Right-of-Way line of I-44, to encompass the Southern boundary of Ward 6. (Ord. 4022)

(b) This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval. (Ord. 2295, §1; Ord. 2366, §1; Ord. 2829, §§1-2; Ord. 3256, §1; Ord. 3480, §1)

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Sec. 9-2. Councilmen residing in new ward permitted to serve out terms.

When any new ward shall be created or set off, and such new ward shall include the residence of any member of the city council, whose term of office shall not at the time of the formation of such new ward have expired, the office of such member shall not be considered vacant; but he shall be entitled to serve as councilman for the remainder of the term for which he was elected. (Ord. 534, 14.)

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Sec. 9-3. Qualifications of voters.

Any person registered as a qualified elector in the city shall be entitled to vote at all city elections. Each voter shall vote only in the ward in which he resides. No idiot, no insane person and no person while kept in any poorhouse at public expense or while confined in any public prison shall be entitled to vote at any election; nor shall any person convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor connected with the exercise of the right of suffrage be permitted to vote at any city election unless he shall have been granted a full pardon, and after a second conviction of a felony or a misdemeanor connected with the exercise of the right of suffrage, he shall be forever excluded from voting. (Ord. 879, 1)

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Sec. 9-4. When general elections held.

There shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of each year a general election for the election of City Officers. (Ord. 534, 1; Ord. 3230, 2)

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Sec. 9-5. Notice to be filed by candidates for city offices.

Any person desiring to have his name printed upon any official ballot as a candidate for a city office at any election shall file his written declaration of candidacy with the city clerk or deputy city clerk no earlier than or later than the days established by state law as the filing period for such election. The filing deadline shall be at 5 p.m. on the last day allowed for filing. The city clerk shall publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the city at least ten days prior to the filing period informing the public of the beginning and end of the filing period for each municipal election. (Ord. 839, 1; Ord. 1599, 1; Ord. 1791, 1; Ord. 1948, 2; Ord. 2487, 1; Ord. 2634, 2)

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Secs. 9-6 to 9-10. Reserved.

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