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TITLE I.  GOVERNMENT CODE


CHAPTER 100:  GENERAL PROVISIONS


ARTICLE I.  CITY INCORPORATION AND SEAL


SECTION 100.010: MUNICIPAL INCORPORATION

The inhabitants of the City of La Plata, as its limits now are, or may hereafter be defined by law, shall be and continue a body corporate by the name of, "The City of La Plata", and as such shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts of law and equity and in all actions whatever; may receive and hold property, both real and personal, within such City, and may purchase, receive and hold real estate within or without such City for the burial of the dead; and may purchase, hold, lease, sell or otherwise dispose of any property, real or personal, it now owns or may hereafter acquire; may receive bequests, gifts and donations of all kinds of property, and may have and hold one (1) common Seal, and may break, change or alter the same at pleasure, and may do any act, exercise any power and render any service which contributes to the general welfare, and all courts of this State shall take judicial notice thereof. 

SECTION 100.020: CITY SEAL

A. The Seal of the City shall, as heretofore, be the word "Seal", inside of and surrounded by a scroll or circular impression having inscribed therein the words, "City of La Plata, Missouri, Macon County".  The Seal shall be circular and about two (2) inches in diameter.  The City Seal shall be safely kept in the office of the City Clerk.

B. The City Clerk shall be the keeper of the common Seal of the City of La Plata, and any impression of said Seal to any contract or other writing shall have no validity or binding obligation upon the City unless such impression be accompanied by the attestation and signature of the City Clerk, and then only in cases authorized by law or the ordinances of this City.  (CC 1984 §20.010)


ARTICLE II. GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS


SECTION 100.030: CONTENTS OF CODE

This Code contains all ordinances of a general and permanent nature of the City of La Plata, Missouri, and includes ordinances dealing with munici¬pal administration, municipal elections, building and property regulation, business and occupations, health and sanitation, public order, and similar objects.


SECTION 100.040: CITATION OF CODE

This Code may be known and cited as the "Municipal Code of the City of La Plata, Missouri".  


§ 100.050 La Plata City Code § 100.080

SECTION 100.050: OFFICIAL COPY OF CODE

The Official Copy of this Code, bearing the signature of the Mayor and attestation of the City Clerk as to its adoption shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.  An extra copy of this Code shall be kept in the City Clerk's office available for public inspection.  


SECTION 100.060: ALTERING OR AMENDING CODE

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to change or amend by additions or deletions any part or portion of this Code, or to insert or delete pages, or portions thereof, or to alter or tamper with such Official Copy of the Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the City to be misrepresented thereby.  Any person, firm or corporation violating this Section shall be punished as provided in Section 100.220 of this Code.  

B. This provision shall not apply to amendments, additions or deletions to this Code, duly passed by the Board of Aldermen, which may be prepared by the City Clerk for insertion in this Code.  


SECTION 100.070: NUMBERING OF CODE

Each Section number of this Code shall consist of two (2) parts separated by a period; the figure before the period referring to the Chapter number, and the figure after the period referring to the position of the Section in the Chapter.  Both figures shall consist of three (3) digits.  


SECTION 100.080: DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION

A. In the construction of this Code and of all other ordinances of the City, the following definitions shall be observed, unless it shall be otherwise expressly provided in any Section or ordinance, or unless inconsistent with the manifest intent of the Board of Aldermen, or unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

BOARD OF ALDERMEN:  The Board of Aldermen of the City of La Plata, Missouri. 

CITY:  The City of La Plata, Missouri.  

COUNTY:  The words "the County" or "this County" or "County" shall mean the County of Macon, Missouri.

DAY:  A day of twenty-four (24) hours, beginning at 12:00 Midnight.  

MAY:  Is permissive.  

MAYOR:  The Mayor of the Board of Aldermen of the City of La Plata, Missouri.  

MONTH:  A calendar month.  

OATH:  Shall be construed to include an affirmation in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in such cases the words "swear" and "sworn" shall be equivalent to the words "affirm" and "affirmed".