The City of Town and Country welcomes you to our Transparency Portal, a means to ensure annual compliance with RSMo 67.287. Click on the buttons below to be taken directly to a department's page with pertinent information. You may also scroll through the statute itself below and find links to a specific portion of information following each section.
67.287. 1. As used in this section, the following terms mean:
(1) “Minimum standards”, adequate and material provision of at least seventy-five percent of the items listed in subsection 2 of this section;
(2) “Municipality”, any city, town or village located in any county with a charter form of government and with more than nine hundred fifty thousand inhabitants;
(3) “Peace officer”, any peace officer as defined in section 590.010 who is licensed under chapter 590.
2. Every municipality shall meet minimum standards by providing the following municipal services, financial services and reports:
(1) A balanced annual budget listing anticipated revenues and expenditures, as required in section 67.010, for each political subdivision; HERE
(2) Creation, funding and regular implementation of a capital improvements plan to identify and prioritize capital expenditures and to ensure adequate maintenance of public roads and streets, parks, and other public facilities owned by the municipality, including but not limited to buildings and major equipment; HERE
(3) An annual audit by a certified public accountant of the finances of the municipality. Entities with annual revenues of less than four hundred thousand dollars, in lieu of an audit, may submit an annual report of financial transactions necessary to comply with section 105.145, along with a report on internal controls utilized by the municipality and prepared by a qualified financial consultant that is implemented to prevent misuse of public funds. The municipality should include its current procedures that show compliance with or reasonable exceptions to the recommended internal controls; HERE
(4) A cash management and accounting system that accounts for all revenues and expenditures; HERE
(5) Adequate levels of insurance to minimize risk to include: HERE
(a) General liability coverage;
(b) Where applicable, liability coverage with endorsements to cover emergency medical personnel and paramedics;
(c) Where applicable, police professional liability coverage;
(d) Workers compensation benefits for injured employees under the provisions of chapter 287;
(e) Bonds for local officials as required by sections 77.390, 79.260, 80.250, or local charter;
(6) Public 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 which are codified; HERE
(7) Under the provisions of section 70.280, a law enforcement unit comprised of armed peace officers, with at least two peace officers per shift who are available to respond twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and with at least one peace officer normally available to respond within ten minutes of being contacted by the dispatcher. This requirement may be satisfied by using peace officers employed by the city, town, village, or through a contract. Two peace offices are not required to be physically present in the municipality at all times; HERE
(8) Written policies regarding the safe operation of emergency vehicles, including a policy on police pursuit; HERE
(9) Written policies regarding the use of force by peace officers; HERE
(10) Construction code review, directly or by contract with a public or private agency; HERE
(11) Refuse and recycling collection that complies with applicable county codes; HERE
(12) Information published annually on the website of the municipality indicating how the municipality met the standards in this subsection. If there is no municipal website, the information must be submitted to the county for publication on its website, if it has a website.