Senate Bill 5 Compliance (67.287.2 RSMO)

City of Manchester

Compliance with Minimum Standards for St. Louis County Municipal Governments


Section 67.287 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri requires every municipality in St. Louis County to meet what the state legislature considers “minimum standards” for municipalities by providing 12 enumerated municipal services, financial services, and reports. Each municipality is required to post on its website “information published annually … indicating how the municipality met the standards” of Section 67.287.2. The following sets out the required minimum standard and a hyperlink to information demonstrating the City of Manchester’s compliance with the standards.



St. Louis County Minimum Standard

Link to Compliance Information


A balanced annual budget listing anticipated revenues and expenditures, as required in section 67.010;

2021 Budget


An annual audit by a certified public accountant of the finances of the municipality that includes a report on the internal controls utilized by the municipality to prevent misuse of public funds.  The municipality also shall include its current procedures that show compliance with or reasonable exceptions to the recommended internal controls;

Most Recent Audit


A cash management and accounting system that accounts for all revenues and expenditures;

Manchester uses Tyler Incode 10 accounting system


Adequate levels of insurance to minimize risk to include:

  (a)  General liability coverage;

  (b)  If applicable, liability coverage with endorsements to cover emergency medical            personnel and paramedics;

  (c)  If applicable, police professional liability coverage;

  (d)  Workers compensation benefits for injured employees under the provisions of chapter 287; and

  (e)  Bonds for local officials as required by section 77.390, 79.260, 80.250, or local charter;

Copies of the City’s Certificate of Insurance and city official bonds are available from the City Clerk upon Request


Click HERE to request


Access to a complete set of ordinances adopted by the governing body available to the public within ten business days of a written request.  An online version of the regulations or code shall satisfy this requirement for those ordinances that are codified;

Municipal Code


If a municipality has a police department …, a police department accredited or certified by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies or the Missouri Police Chiefs Association or a contract for police service with a police department accredited or certified by such entities;

The City of Manchester is in the process of accreditation with the Missouri Police Chiefs Association


Written policies regarding the safe operation of emergency vehicles, including a policy on police pursuit;

Pursuit Policy


Written policies regarding the use of force by peace officers;

Use of Force Policy


Written general orders for a municipal police department unless contracting with another municipality or county for police services;

Copies of the City’s General Orders are available from the City Clerk upon Request


Click HERE to request


Written policies for collecting and reporting all crime and police stop data for the municipality as required by law.  Such policies shall be forwarded to the attorney general's office;

Bias-Free Policing Policy

 Traffic Stop Policy


Construction code review by existing staff, directly or by contract with a public or private agency.

See Title V, Chapter 500 of Municipal Code