Metropolitan Sewer Districts Board of Trustees (MSD)
Details about the Metropolitan Sewer Districts Board of Trustees (MSD)
All powers of the District shall be vested in a Board of Trustees, hereinafter referred to as "the Board", which shall enact District ordinances, adopt budgets, determine policies, and appoint the Executive Director, who shall execute the ordinances and administer the government of the District and all sub-districts.
Six (6) members of the board, three (3) are appointed by the Mayor.
Missouri Constitution Article 6 Section 30
MSD Charter (Plan) was prepared by the THE ST. LOUIS AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS and was Approved by the Voters of St. Louis and St. Louis County At a SPECIAL ELECTION on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1954 and amended on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2000 and as further amended on TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012.
Board Duties and Purpose
SECTION 1.020. Powers of District vested in Board of Trustees -- Executive Director to administer government. --
Pursuant to the provisions of this Plan and subject to the limitations imposed hereby and by the Constitution of Missouri, all powers of the District shall be vested in a Board of Trustees, hereinafter referred to as "the Board", which shall enact District ordinances, adopt budgets, determine policies, and appoint the Executive Director, who shall execute the ordinances and administer the government of the District and all sub-districts. The powers of the District shall be exercised in the manner prescribed in this Plan, or, if not prescribed herein, in such manner as may be prescribed by the Board.
SECTION 6.010. Executive Director -- Appointment -- Qualifications -- Duties. --
There shall be an Executive Director who shall be appointed by, and subject to removal by, the Board.
SECTION 5.010. Trustees -- Number -- Appointment -- Term. --
The Board shall consist of six (6) members to be known as Trustees, three (3) of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of St. Louis and three (3) of whom shall be appointed by the County Executive of St. Louis County.
Each Trustee shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years. No Trustee shall serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms plus any portion of an unexpired term. Provided, however, that each Trustee shall serve until his/her successor shall be appointed and qualified. Not more than two (2) Trustees appointed from said City or County, as the case may be, shall be affiliated with the same political party.
SECTION 5.020. Trustees -- Qualifications. --
Each Trustee appointed by said Mayor shall be a registered voter of the City of St. Louis, shall have been a resident thereof for at least three (3) years next before his/her appointment, and shall continue to reside therein during his/her tenure of office.
Each Trustee shall comply with all applicable provisions of Missouri law with respect to conflicts of interest.
No person holding an office of profit under the United States or any state or local government shall be appointed to the Board, members of the organized militia or of the reserve corps and notaries public excepted.
No person who shall have been convicted of a felony, malfeasance in office, bribery, or other corrupt practice, or of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude shall be appointed to the Board, and if any Trustee shall be so convicted, he/she shall thereby forfeit his/her office.
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