A Guide to Board of Aldermen Meetings

  1. Meetings
  2. The Agenda
  3. Addressing the Board
  4. Legislative Actions

All Board of Aldermen meetings are conducted in compliance with the Missouri Sunshine Law, which requires that legislative bodies to hold their meetings in public except under specific circumstances where closed sessions are authorized. Chapter 610, RSMo outlines the rules of conduct for Board of Aldermen Meetings.

Regular Meetings

The regular meetings of the Board of Aldermen are a vital part of the democratic process in the conduct of the City's affairs. The Board generally meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers at the Manchester Justice Center – provided that, if either of such dates falls on a legal holiday, then such regular meeting shall be held at 7:00 p.m. on the Tuesday evening next following the Monday holiday.

Special Meetings

Special meetings may be called by the Mayor or by two (2) or more Aldermen upon delivering a notice and agenda of such meeting to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at least thirty-six (36) hours prior to the time of such meeting. Attendance at any meeting by all the Aldermen and the Mayor shall waive any notice provisions previously mentioned for Special Meetings. 

Closed Meetings

The Board of Aldermen may meet in closed session before, during, or after a meeting to discuss matters such as pending or threatened litigation, conference with real property negotiators, or consideration of appointment, performance evaluation, discipline, dismissal, or release of a public employee.