Election propositions for Missouri, St. Charles County
STATE OF MISSOURI
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 3
Proposed by the 96th General Assembly
(Second Regular Session) SJR 51
Shall the Missouri constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to:
Appoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees; and
Appoint all lawyers to the commission by removing the requirement that the governor’s appointees be nonlawyers?
There are no estimated costs or savings excepted if this proposal is approved by voters.
Proposed by Initiative Petition
Shall Missouri law be amended to:
allow any city not within a county (the City of St. Louis) the option of transferring certain obligations and control of the city’s police force from the board of police commissioners currently appointed by the governor to the city and establishing a municipal police force;
establish certain procedures and requirements for governing such a municipal police force including residency, rank, salary, benefits, insurance, and pension; and
prohibit retaliation against any employee of such municipal police force who reports conduct believed to be illegal to a superior, government agency, or the press?
State governmental entities estimated savings will eventually be up to $500,000 annually. Local governmental entities estimated annual potential savings of $3.5 million; however, consolidation decisions with an unknown outcome may result in the savings being more or less than estimated.
Proposed by Initiative Petition
Shall Missouri law be amended to:
Create the Health and Education Trust Fund with proceeds of a tax of $0.0365 per cigarette and 25% of the manufacturer’s invoice price for roll-your-own tobacco and 15% for other tobacco products;
Use Fund proceeds to reduce and prevent tobacco use and for elementary, secondary, college, and university public school funding; and
Increase the amount that certain tobacco product manufacturers must maintain in their escrow accounts, to pay judgments or settlements, before any funds in escrow can be refunded to the tobacco product manufacturer and create bonding requirements for these manufactures?
Estimated additional revenue to state government is $283 million to $423 million annually with limited estimated implementation costs or savings. The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal. The fiscal impact to local governmental entities is unknown. Escrow fund changes may result in an unknown increase in future state revenue.
Proposed by the 96th General Assembly (Second Regular Session) SB 464
Shall Missouri law be amended to prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature?
No direct costs or savings for state and local governmental entities are expected from this proposal. Indirect costs or savings related to enforcement actions, missed federal funding, avoided implementation costs, and other issues are unknown.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY
Shall the Charter of St. Charles County be amended as follows: That the County shall give written notice of the master plan to all other Governmental entities within the County and include that entity in that plan only if the entity decides to participate; To require that ordinances containing a penalty for violation shall be placed in full on the County’s web site, posted in six (6) public places and the title published along with a description of where the ordinance may be viewed in its entirety; to make a technical amendment to the bills provisions so the language in all sections of the charter are identical in presenting bills to the County Executive and providing that a veto override vote shall be taken within 30 days of the veto; and to require that the County Executive will submit to the County Council a proposed budget and budget message for the following fiscal year by the fifth (5th) day of November, or the first working day after the fifth (5th)?
Shall the Charter of St. Charles County be amended by providing that a vacancy on the County Council shall be filled by the County Executive subject to approval by the Council, that the person selected shall be a member of the same political party as the previous occupant (If so affiliated) and shall hold office until January 1st following the next general election at which a successor shall be elected for the remainder of the term? (This is an amendment of the current charter provision which calls for the County to pay for a special election if the vacancy occurs more than 180 days before the end of the term or for the other council members to name the replacement if the vacancy is within 180 day.)
Shall the Charter of St. Charles County be amended as follows: to provide the County Executive oversight of the working conditions of all employees of the county, including the authority to investigate and take action to prevent the harassment of, gross mismanagement of, or discrimination against, employees?
Shall the Charter of St. Charles County be amended to prohibit an officer or employee of the county from knowingly accepting any service, thing of value, or other compensation directly or indirectly from any person, firm or corporation having dealings with the county?
County Proposition A
Shall the St. Charles County Charter section 1.2002 be amended by adding subsection 4 as follows: A Council member shall forfeit his office if he is physically absent from twelve consecutive regular meetings of the Council, unless excused by resolution of the Council. This will apply to all Council members elected on or after November 1, 2012?
County Charter Question
Shall the St. Charles County Charter be amended by providing for the establishment of a County Police Department and transferring the duties for the Patrol Division, Detective Bureau and other direct police duties and their support functions to a County Police Department and providing for the Sheriff’s Department to be in charge of Court Services and Security including prisoner transport, service of process and bailiff and other court security duties?
ELLERMAN OAKS ROAD
NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
Shall St. Charles County be authorized to create a Neighborhood Improvement District for the Ellerman Oaks Road Neighborhood Improvement District Project and incur indebtedness and issue bonds pursuant to the Neighborhood Improvement District Act, Sections 67.453 to 67.475, R.S.Mo., to pay for all or part of the cost of public road improvements within such district with an estimated cost of $400,000, provided that the amount of such bonds shall not exceed the estimated cost by more than twenty-five (25) percent, the cost of all indebtedness so incurred to be assessed by the governing body of St. Charles County on the real property within the district for a period of twenty (20) years?
The boundaries of the proposed neighborhood improvement district to be assessed are the boundaries of the following tracts of land more particular described it the following instruments recorded in the St. Charles County Records:
A. All lands and lots within the plats for Ellerman Oaks Plats One and Two, per plats thereof recorded at Plat Book 36, Page 389 and Plat Book 37, Page 20, respectively, of the St. Charles County Records; and
B. All other lands fronting on and served by Ellerman Oaks Drive, namely the three tracts of land described in:
1) general warranty deed recorded in Deed Book 5042, Page 2178 of the St. Charles County Records (Michael E. Mohr & Brenda J. Mohr, Husband and Wife, grantees);
2) general warranty deed recorded in Deed Book 4864, Page 1301 of the St. Charles County Records (R. Todd Dando & Susan L. Dando, Husband & Wife, grantees); and
3) general warranty deeds recorded in Deed Book 3928, Page 2236 and in Deed Book 4729, Page 1943 of the St. Charles County Records, excepting therefrom the area described in Deed Book 5025, Page 806 of the St. Charles County Record (Douglas R. Boschert & Jacqueline R. Boschert, Husband & Wife, grantees).
CITY OF SAINT CHARLES
FOR COUNCILMEMBER-WARD 4
For unexpired Term to end April 1, 2014 – Vote for one (1)
CITY OF SAINT CHARLES
Shall the City of Saint Charles, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of Eight Million Three hundred Thousand Dollars ($8,300,000) for the purpose of constructing, furnishing and equipping a public works facility?
Shall the City of Saint Charles, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of Three Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($3,300,000) for the purpose of repairing and renovating the City Hall parking garage?
Shall the City of Saint Charles, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of Four Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,100,000) for the purpose of Constructing, furnishing and equipping a new fire station and public safety facility?
For the purpose of repair or replacement of water lines extending from the water meter to a residential dwelling due to failure of the line, shall the City of St. Charles be authorized to impose a fee not to exceed one dollar per month or twelve dollars annually on residential property for each water service line providing water service within the City of St. Charles to residential property having four or fewer dwelling units for the purpose of paying for the costs of necessary water service line repairs or replacements?
COTTLEVILLE COMMUNITY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
In order to prevent the closure of fire stations, the layoffs of fire fighter/EMTs, and to provide necessary fire, rescue, and EMS training, replace out of date equipment, and to meet national minimum staffing and safety standards in this Fire Protection District, which serves the cities of Weldon Spring and Cottleville as well as portions of St. Peters, O’Fallon, Dardenne Prairie and unincorporated St. Charles County, in the State of Missouri, shall the Board of Directors of the Cottleville Fire Protection District be authorized to levy an additional tax of not more than twenty seven (27) cents per one hundred (100) dollars assessed valuation, the revenues from which shall be deposited in the general fund and used for the support of the district?