Chapter 266 General Law for Incorporation of Cities and Towns

Sections

266.005
Inapplicability to certain cities.
266.007
Special election may be held upon determination by city council that emergency exists.
266.010
Home rule granted; limitations.
266.015
Municipal government vested in mayor and city council.
266.016
Definitions.
266.017
Area suitable for incorporation.
266.018
Notice to incorporate: Filing; contents.
266.019
Petition for incorporation: Contents; form.
266.021
Petition for incorporation: Information; affidavits.
266.022
Petition for incorporation: Invalidation of signatures; number of signatures; filing.
266.023
Verification of signatures; request to remove name from petition.
266.024
Amendment of petition; verification of additional signatures.
266.026
Determination of sufficiency of petition; review by board of county commissioners.
266.027
Public hearing on petition and report of Committee on Local Government Finance.
266.028
Record of public hearing; testimony at hearing; additional hearings.
266.029
Opinion of board of county commissioners on advisability of incorporation and feasibility of proposed city; election required.
266.031
Withdrawal of petition.
266.032
Form and contents of ballot.
266.033
Canvass of votes; notice of results.
266.034
Liability for costs of incorporation.
266.036
Election of officers of city; notice.
266.037
Limitations on circulation of petition for incorporation.
266.038
Candidate for elective office of newly created city.
266.039
Articles of incorporation.
266.041
Powers of elected officers before incorporation becomes effective.
266.042
Effective date of incorporation; presumption of incorporation.
266.043
County entitled to receive taxes from city between notice of results of election and effective date of incorporation; special districts within city continue to exist.
266.044
Apportionment of county’s fixed assets located within city.
266.045
Bonds of first elected officers.
266.050
Specially chartered city may surrender charter and become organized under this chapter: Procedure.
266.055
Categorization of cities by population.
266.060
Attainment of higher population category; proclamation of Governor.
266.066
Judicial proceedings: Judicial notice of change in population category and organization of city and ordinances, rules, resolutions and regulations of city council; pleading and proof.
266.070
Vested rights on incorporation or change in population category; remedies.
266.075
Existing ordinances and resolutions remain effective on organization or change in population category; no alteration in legal identity.
266.080
Officers continue in office on organization or change in population category; terms of officers elected on organization.
266.085
City is municipal corporation; name; general powers.
266.095
Number; population and form; division of city by county commissioners during incorporation; change of boundaries.
266.105
Power of city council to pass ordinances, resolutions and orders and provide fines or penalties for enforcement of ordinances.
266.110
Enactment of ordinance: Subject; title.
266.115
Enactment of ordinance: Style; introduction and notice; final action; publication.
266.118
Ordinance relating to criminal offense: City clerk to mail copy to court administrator.
266.165
Chief executive is mayor.
266.170
Qualifications.
266.175
Election.
266.180
Vacancy filled by city council.
266.185
Mayor pro tem.
266.190
General duties.
266.200
Mayor is presiding officer of city council; vote; veto; approval of contracts, resolutions and ordinances.
266.215
Qualifications of city council members.
266.220
Election and number of council members.
266.225
Vacancy in office of council member filled by mayor and council; exception.
266.230
Limitation on council member’s appointment to office created or which had salary increased while he or she was member of council.
266.235
Quorum.
266.240
Rules; punishment or expulsion of members.
266.245
Meetings: Frequency, time and place of holding; compliance with Open Meeting Law.
266.250
Meetings to be public; minutes; audio recordings or transcripts; required recorded votes; affirmative vote of majority of all members required to pass ordinances and certain propositions.
266.255
Deferment of final action on committee’s report.
266.260
Manner and details for exercise of powers of city council may be provided by ordinance.
266.0261
Request for report from Committee on Local Government Finance; submission of copies of petition to planning agencies, local governments and Department of Taxation.
266.261
Public works: General powers of city council.
266.0262
Review of petition by planning agencies and local governments.
266.0263
Estimated fiscal effect of incorporation: Statement by Department of Taxation; review of statement by Committee on Local Government Finance.
266.263
Public works: City’s powers subordinate to powers of regional planning agency.
266.0264
Determination by Committee on Local Government Finance that proposed area is unsuitable for incorporation.
266.0265
Judicial review of determination that proposed area is unsuitable for incorporation.
266.265
City’s property: General powers of city council; exceptions.
266.267
Requirements for sale or lease of real property owned by city.
266.270
Condemnation of property for public uses.
266.275
Streets, sidewalks, parks and public grounds.
266.277
Traffic and parking.
266.280
Parking meters; off-street facilities for public parking.
266.0285
Factors for consideration in determining advisability of incorporation and feasibility of proposed city.
266.285
Provision of utilities.
266.290
Acquisition or establishment of municipal utility: Procedure.
266.293
Provision of services by municipal utility to real property not to be conditioned upon annexation of property.
266.295
Railroads and railways.
266.300
Franchises for certain public purposes.
266.310
Fire department; arson investigators; storage of hazardous material; fire code.
266.316
Acquisition, maintenance and abolishment of cemeteries.
266.321
Police ordinances: Enactment and enforcement; penalty for violation of state law.
266.323
Employment of security officers.
266.0325
Sample ballot: Distribution; form and contents; notice concerning availability of ballots in large type.
266.325
Control of animals and poultry; collection of fee.
266.330
Public health.
266.0335
Preparation of legal description of incorporated city.
266.335
Nuisances: Abatement, prevention and removal; costs as lien.
266.342
“Trunk line” defined.
266.344
Imposition in certain cities; master plan required; amount; collection; penalties for delinquent payment.
266.346
Establishment of advisory committee to develop plan to enhance telephone system for reporting emergency; creation of special revenue fund; use of money in fund.
266.348
Recovering cost of collection.
266.355
Power of city council to regulate and license.
266.358
Payment of child support: Statement by applicant for license, permit or certificate; grounds for denial of license, permit or certificate; duty of city council.
266.362
Suspension of license, certificate or permit for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license, certificate or permit.
266.368
Application for license, permit or certificate must include social security number of applicant.
266.386
Resolution proposing sale or lease of system; election required.
266.390
Officers and offices: General powers of council.
266.395
Appointment of officers by mayor.
266.400
Eligibility for office; power of city council to adopt requirements concerning residency.
266.405
Election or appointment of certain city officers; consolidation of offices of city clerk and city treasurer.
266.410
Officers of cities of population categories one and two to hold only one office; exception.
266.415
Appointed officers serve at pleasure of mayor and city council; removal by city council; veto by mayor.
266.420
Oath and bond.
266.425
Bonds filed with clerk; council may require additional bonds.
266.430
Nonfeasance, misfeasance or malfeasance; penalty.
266.435
Delivery of property to successor; liability.
266.0445
Assessment and taxation of certain property to pay for indebtedness of county.
266.450
Compensation; restrictions on increase or decrease.
266.455
Deputies: Appointment; powers; compensation.
266.460
Duties of officers may be defined by ordinance.
266.465
Qualifications.
266.470
Duties.
266.475
Employment of counsel to assist city attorney.
266.480
Duties.
266.490
Duties.
266.500
Duties.
266.505
Payment of warrants.
266.510
Receipt for payment.
266.515
Deposit of city’s money in bank, credit union, savings and loan association or savings bank; agreement for redeposit of money.
266.520
Treasurer’s report: Contents.
266.525
Money from special assessment kept as special fund; restrictions on use.
266.530
Appointment; duties.
266.550
Powers and jurisdiction: Same as justice court; trial summary and without jury; fees.
266.555
Jurisdiction.
266.565
Pleadings; practice.
266.570
Contempt.
266.585
Reports and payments by municipal judge.
266.590
Fines and penalties: Commitment; recovery by execution; chain gang.
266.595
Appeals.
266.600
General powers of city council.
266.605
Levy and collection of taxes.
266.610
Apportionment of money from road fund by county commissioners.
266.615
Ordinances to carry out revenue laws.
266.620
Payment of fines, forfeitures and other money into city treasury.
266.660
Costs of municipal capital improvements to be paid from proper fund, including proceeds from bonds.
266.775
Petition for disincorporation; publication of notice by district court; question to be submitted to voters at next city election; determination of registered voters.
266.780
Judgment of disincorporation.
266.785
Creation of unincorporated town on disincorporation: Procedure.
266.790
Procedure for completion of unfinished business of court.
266.795
Judgment disincorporating city: Duties of clerk of district court; delivery of copies; notice of entry; limitation of actions.
266.3861
Appointment of appraisers.
266.3862
Negotiation with qualified lessees.
266.3863
Measure and explanation to be drafted by city attorney.
266.3864
Registration of voters for special election; notice; office hours of county clerk.
266.3865
Notice of special election: Publication; contents.
266.3866
Powers and duties of county clerk at special election; costs of special election.
266.3867
Sale of system: Advertisement; sealed bids.