Notice is hereby given that the City of Russellville, Missouri, General Municipal Election shall be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to elect the following:
One Alderman East Ward 2 Year Term to expire April 2019
One Alderman West Ward 2 Year Term to expire April 2019
Those interested in filing for candidacy shall make application at the Office of the City Clerk. Filing dates are Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. and close Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Declarations of Candidacy shall be received by the City Clerk at Russellville City Hall, 13203 Railroad Avenue, Russellville, Missouri, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays when City Hall is officially closed.
Names of candidates shall be listed on the ballot in the order in which they are filed. No person shall be an alderman unless he or she is at least twenty-one years of age, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant and resident of the city for one year next preceding his or her election, and a resident, at the time he or she files and during the time he or she serves, of the ward from which he or she is elected (§79.070 RSMo).
All officers elected to offices under the city government shall be voters under the laws and constitution of this state and the ordinances of the city. No person shall be elected or appointed to any office who shall at the time be in arrears for any unpaid municipal user fees or taxes, or forfeiture or defalcation in office (§79.250 RSMo).