The City of Town & Country operates under the Mayor-Council-Administrator form of government, whereby the Mayor and Board of Aldermen adopt and amend the policies of the City, and the City Administrator and City staff are responsible for carrying those policies out and implementing City programs. The Board of Aldermen meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7 PM. Any change in the meeting date will be posted on the home page under “In the News.” The agenda for each meeting is posted on the City’s website under “Minutes and Agendas” (left side of the home page). Any proposed legislation is also posted on the website’s homepage under “In the News” (right side).
Under this form of government, the City Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City, and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. City ordinance requires that the City Administrator is chosen on the basis of education, work experience and executive and administrative qualifications. The City Administrator of Town & Country is Gary Hoelzer.
In this position, the City Administrator supervises the general day-to-day operations of the City, and is generally responsible for carrying out all lawful policies established by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, and coordinating the activities of all departments and offices of the City. The City Administrator's duties also include submitting the City's annual Budget for the approval of the Board of Aldermen, and administering personnel programs for the City, including the appointment, promotion or discharge of City employees.
The City of Town and Country currently has approximately 45 full time employees, and City Departments include Finance, Public Works, Planning and Development, Parks and Recreation and Police. The City currently contracts with the West County EMS and Fire District for fire and emergency medical services. One of the benefits of living in Town & Country is that the City does not assess a real or personal property tax. For a breakdown of where your tax dollars go, click here.