MACE By-Laws

Last Updated 08.17.2017

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF CODE ENFORCEMENT

“MACE”


CHAPTER BY-LAWS


ARTICLE I – NAME AND TERRITORY OF ORGANIZATION

SECTION 1.1 – NAME.

The name of this organization is the Missouri Association of Code Enforcement. In this

document, the Missouri Association of Code Enforcement is referred to as “MACE”.

This shall be a non-profit organization and shall be self-supporting.


SECTION 1.2 – TERRITORY.

The geographical area’s that MACE represents shall be all participating cities,

municipalities, counties and state agencies or other participating governmental units

within the boundaries of the State of Missouri.


ARTICLE II – PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES


SECTION 2.1 – PURPOSE.

This organization is established:

2.1.1. Said organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious,

educational, and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making

of distribution to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations described

under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding

sections of any future federal tax code.

2.1.2. To promote professionalism with regard to the standardization of enforcement

of environmental, housing, land use and building codes.

2.1.3. To supply and advance the science and practice of code enforcement through

certification and provide regional training workshops, seminars and

conferences dealing with legal matters and establishing a clearinghouse to

facilitate the administration of the various codes with which the organization

is concerned.

2.1.4. To exchange information, publish and disseminate professional materials

relating to updated environmental, housing land use and building code laws.

2.1.5. To develop procedures, programs and services relating to code enforcement

and the promotion of such programs.

2.1.6. To promote policies that will facilitate and improve code enforcement

procedures.

2.1.7. To organize and implement educational programs for the pubic in an effort to

give the public a better understanding of environmental, housing, land use and

building codes.

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 3.1 – MEMBERS.

A person involved in the regulation of safety and health in the environment, both natural

and man-made, or is otherwise responsible for enforcement of municipal, county, state or

federal codes and who resides or is employed in the State of Missouri shall be eligible for

regular membership and upon payment of established dues shall be known as an "Active

Member".


SECTION 3.2 – ASSOCIATE MEMBERS.

Any person interested in code enforcement but ineligible for Active, Retired, Affiliate, or

Honorary Membership, shall be eligible for membership in MACE as an Associate

Member.


SECTION 3.3 – SUPPORTING AGENCY.

Any governmental agency shall be considered a Supporting Agency with a $75.00

contribution, renewable annually.


SECTION 3.4 – PARTICIPATING AGENCY.

Any governmental agency in which there is one or more active MACE member(s).


SECTION 3.5 – RETIRED MEMBERSHIP

Any Active Member who has retired from employment with a governmental agency in

the profession of code enforcement shall be eligible for membership in MACE as a

Retired Member and shall be entitled to the same rights as an Active Member, except that

they cannot hold a position on the Board of Directors.


SECTION 3.6 – AFFILIATE MEMBER OR ASSOCIATION.

Any person, state association or other nonprofit organization, the purposes of which are

consistent with the purposes of MACE, shall be eligible for membership in MACE as an

Affiliate Member or Association Member.


SECTION 3.7 – HONORARY MEMBER.

Honorary membership is bestowed upon an individual or organization who, has rendered

outstanding and meritorious service in the furtherance of the objectives of MACE.


SECTION 3.8 – TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP.

3.8.1. Any member or affiliate member or association leaving the code enforcement

profession for a period of six months shall cease to be an active member and

will be considered an associate member.

3.8.2. Any member in default of his/her financial responsibilities to MACE for a

period of six months shall no longer be entitled to the benefits of membership

in MACE. This section does not preclude reinstatement upon payment of

dues.

3.8.3. If any member shall commit any act prejudicial to the conduct of the affairs

of the association or the purposes for which it is formed, or shall have

changed his/her status so as to be ineligible for membership, such person shall

be notified in writing to appear personally before the Board of Directors at a

designated time not less than 30 days after such notification and at such time,

be given a hearing. By a two-thirds vote of all the Board of Directors present

at the meeting, the membership of such person in the association may be

terminated or suspended.

3.8.4. Any member may be suspended and/or removed from the roll of MACE upon

finding of just cause by a majority of the Board of Directors and notification

of such cause and action by said Board of Directors and with a concurring

vote of the majority of the voting members taken by secret ballot.

SECTION 3.9 – TRANSFERENCE OF MEMBERSHIP.

Transference of membership is at the discretion of the Board of Directors.


ARTICLE IV – FISCAL ADMINISTRATION

SECTION 4.1 – FISCAL YEAR. 

The MACE fiscal year shall be from April 1, through March 31, of each successive year.


SECTION 4.2 – ANNUAL BUDGET.

The annual budget shall be prepared and presented by the Finance and Budget committee,

appointed by the Board of Directors.


SECTION 4.3 – DUES.

4.3.1. Annual dues for membership shall be established by the Board of Directors.

4.3.2. Annual membership dues shall be set by the Board of Directors at the Annual

Business meeting. Payment is due on February 1

st of each year.

4.3.3. Membership dues will be submitted to the membership November 1st

. for the

following year.

4.3.4. MACE shall bill members, and collect dues.


SECTION 4.4 – VOUCHERS.

All claims owed for payment by MACE shall be submitted to the Treasurer in the form of

a written and signed statement. All expenditures from MACE funds shall be subject to

review by the Board of Directors. All checks must be signed by the Treasurer and

approved by the President or the Board of Directors. The establishing of a MACE bank

account shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors and the account shall be

placed within the State of Missouri. Reconciliation of the bank account will be performed

by the Finance and Budget Committee. There will be an annual audit of the records.


SECTION 4.5 – SOLICITATION AND DONATIONS.

All soliciting on behalf of the association for donations to benefit the association shall be

approved by the Board and all solicitations shall request that donations be sent to the

Treasurer.


SECTION 4.6 – NON-LIABILITY OF MEMBERS.

A member of the Association shall not be personally liable, solely because of

membership, for the debts, obligations, or liabilities of the Association.


ARTICLE V – OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 5.1 – OFFICERS.

The Officers of MACE shall consist of a President, Vice President, Professional

Development Director, Membership Director, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant-atArms elected from the Active Members roster and the Immediate Past President. Such

Officers shall hold office as set for in this Article.

To be eligible for an officer position the member shall have served on the Board of

Directors for a minimum of one full term.


SECTION 5.1.1 – DUTIES OF PRESIDENT.

The president shall be directly responsible for the supervision and guidance of the affairs

of MACE and shall preside over all meetings of MACE. The President shall enforce the

By-Laws of MACE and perform other duties that would be recognized as being part of

the office. The headquarters of MACE shall be the office of the President, so long as it is

located in the State of Missouri.


SECTION 5.1.2 – DUTIES OF VICE PRESIDENT.

The Vice President shall be president elect and shall accede to the Presidency and will

preside over all meeting in the absence of the President. The primary responsibility of the

Vice President shall be to chair the Conference Committee.


SECTION 5.1.3 – DUTIES OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR.

The professional Development Director shall preside in the absence of the Vice President

and in the absence of the President of all MACE functions. The primary responsibility of

the Professional Development Director shall be to chair the Education Committee and to

keep the President informed of the current progress and future plans of the committee.


SECTION 5.1.4 – DUTIES OF MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR.

The Membership Director shall preside in the absence of the Professional Development

Director, Vice President, or President to preside over any MACE function. The primary

responsibility of the Membership Director shall be to chair the Membership Committee.

This position shall be continuous effort and drive throughout the year in order to

accomplish a larger capacity of active and associate members; as qualified in Article III.


SECTION 5.1.5 – DUTIES OF SECRETARY.

The Secretary shall keep and maintain an accurate record of the proceedings of all official

meetings and the names of all appointed committees and their functions.


SECTION 5.1.6 – DUTIES OF TREASURER.

The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all financial matters of MACE. The Treasurer will

be responsible to see that the dues of all members are paid in full prior to the opening of

the annual business meeting, and shall report same to the President. Records of all

collections and expenditures from MACE shall be reviewed and signed the by the

Treasurer. The Treasurer’s book and records shall be audited each year by the Board of

Directors prior to the annual business meeting. A report of all revenues and expenditures

shall be made available to all members of MACE. At the annual business meeting the

Treasurer shall present a financial statement for all members to view if desired. The

Treasurer shall sign all membership cards and shall keep an up-to-date roster of all

members. The Treasurer shall investigate all tax laws and shall keep MACE advised of

any laws that directly affect MACE so that MACE may be in compliance with all such

laws and procedures and investigate MACE in its rightful and correct position, as so

stated in Article I, Section 1.1. The Treasurer shall chair the Finance and Budget

Committee.


SECTION 5.1.7 – DUTIES OF SERGEANT-AT-ARMS.

The Sergeant-at-Arms shall maintain order during all meetings and functions of MACE.

The Sergeant-at-Arms shall be responsible for ensuring that all voters are in accordance

with the provisions of Article III. The Sergeant-at-Arms will chair the Legislative and

Judicial Committee and the By-Laws Committee and will keep the President informed of

all actions and progress which the committee makes.


SECTION 5.1.8 – IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT.

The Immediate Past President shall serve as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee

and shall, when called upon, give advice and counsel to the Board of Directors.


SECTION 5.2 – BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

The property, business, and affairs of MACE shall be managed and transacted by a Board

of Directors composed of the following; President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,

Immediate Past President, Sergeant-at-Arms, Professional Development Director,

Membership Director, and four (4) Board Members-at-Large. Two (2) of the Board

Members-at-Large shall be from the east side of Highway 63 and two (2) of the Board

Members-at-Large shall be from the west side of Highway 63. Highway 63 divides the

State of Missouri from the North State line to the South State line approximately in the

center of the State.


SECTION 5.2.1 – DUTIES OF BOARD MEMBERS-AT-LARGE.

Board Members-at-Large shall assist the Professional Development Director with

training events for their perspective side of the State and with MACE State training

events such as annual business meeting or centrally located events that may be readily

available to all members of MACE. Board Members-at-Large shall also serve as a

liaison for MACE members of their area of the State to the Board of Directors in

communicating concerns and issues of the members at the regularly scheduled board

meetings. Board Members-at-Large shall also perform other duties as needed to assist

the Board of Directors in carrying out the duties of the Board of Directors.


SECTION 5.3 – DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

The duties of the Board of Directors shall be as follows:

5.3.1. It shall authorize all expenditures and shall not create any indebtedness

beyond the income of MACE, nor disburse funds for purposes nonessential to

the objective of MACE.

Exception: Discretionary expenditures of $1,000.00 or more for a single

event, purchase, etc. shall require a ¾ majority vote. Such vote may be by

mail, e-mail, fax, or other approved methods of notification, addressed to

the President or the duly authorized agent.

5.3.2. Except as otherwise provided by the MACE By-Laws, the Board of Directors

may transact MACE business in the interim between annual meetings; shall

determine when committee reports are to be issued; shall effectuate motions

voted by MACE; and may adopt rules for the regulation of its proceedings.

5.3.3. Official findings and recommendations of the Board of Directors shall be

determined by a simple majority vote. All members of the Board of Directors

shall have one vote.

5.3.4. The Board of Directors may be empowered to authorize the existence of

Chapter Organizations

5.3.5. The Board of Directors shall hole at least one meeting annually which shall be

open to attendance by any member in good standing of MACE. The Board of

Directors shall designate a portion of the meeting to hear comments and

concerns of the members in attendance. The Sergeant-at-Arms is hereby

authorized and empowered to enact rules for an open meeting to keep order

and to permit the Board of Directors to conduct the meeting in an expeditious

manner.

5.3.6. Members of the Board of Directors may participate in a meeting through use

of a conference telephone, electronic video, screen communication, or other

communication equipment if all of the following apply:

5.3.6.1. Each director participating in the meeting can communicate with

all of the other directors concurrently.

5.3.6.2. Each director is provided the means of participation in all

matters before the Board of Directors, including the capacity to

propose, or to interpose an objection, to a specific action to be

taken by the Board.

5.3.6.3. MACE adopts and implements some means of verifying both

that a person participation in the meeting is a director or other

persons entitled to participate in the Board of Directors meeting

and all actions of, or votes by the Board of Directors are taken or

cast only by the directors and not by persons who are not

directors.

5.3.7. The Annual Business Meeting of the Board of Directors will be held in

conjunction with the Annual Conference, if MACE so desires to have one.

The Board of Directors may meet at such other times and in such places as it

may determine, and otherwise upon the call of the President or a simple

majority of the Board of Directors. Motions and votes at such meetings shall

be duly recorded.

5.3.8. The Board of Directors may adopt any policy or procedure or authorize any

administrative action in the best interest of the membership.


SECTION 5.4 – ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICE.

5.4.1. Any active member of MACE in good standing shall be eligible for any

office.

5.4.2. A member in "good standing" is defined as a member meeting all

requirements for membership as defined herein.

5.4.3. To be eligible to run for the Vice Presidents position. A member is required

to serve at least one term as either, Professional Development Director,

Membership Director, Treasurer, Secretary or Sergeant at Arms.


SECTION 5.5 TERMS OF OFFICE.

5.5.1. The normal term of office shall be two (2) years coincidental with the MACE

fiscal year. The Professional Development Director, Treasurer and Sergeantat-Arms shall be elected in even-numbered years. The Vice President,

Membership Director and Secretary shall be elected in odd-numbered years.

5.5.2. The term of office for the newly created positions of Board Members at Large

shall be one year for one member from the east side of the state and one year

for one member from the west side of the state. The other two Board

Members at Large positions one from the east and one from the west shall be

elected to two years terms. After the initial terms of the Board Members at

large have expired, the terms of the Board Members at Large shall be two

year terms as defined in the Bylaws even and odd years.

5.5.3. No officer shall be elected to the same office for more than two (2)

consecutive full terms with the exception of the Professional Development

Director and Sergeant-At-Arms who can serve up to four (4) consecutive

terms.

5.5.4. Board members called to and serving active military duty shall not thereby

become disqualified as a member of the board.


SECTION 5.6 – ABANDONMENT OF OFFICE.

The Board of Directors shall have the authority to declare an office vacant and remove a

Board Member for abandonment of office for failing to attend at least one-half of the

scheduled board meetings for two-thirds the duration of such meetings. Such vacancy

will be filled as set forth in, Article VII, Elections and Voting, Section 6.3, Vacancies.


SECTION 5.7 – REMOVAL FROM OFFICE.

Officers may be removed from office for failure to satisfactorily perform the duties of the

office by unanimous vote of the balance of the Board of Directors. A proposal to remove

an officer may be presented by any member of the Board of Directors. Any officer

proposed to be removed must be provided an opportunity for a hearing before the Board

of Directors prior to their removal.


ARTICLE VI – ELECTIONS AND VOTING

SECTION 6.1 – VOTING DELEGATES.

The Code Enforcement Official for each participating governmental agency or his/her

designee is the voting delegate. When the voting delegate is a member of the Board of

Directors his/her vote will be transferred to the designee.


SECTION 6.2 – NOMINATION OF OFFICERS.

Prior to the annual meeting, the Board of Directors shall appoint a nominating committee

consisting of three or more persons who are active members, in good standing, of the

Association.

The nominating committee shall prepare a slate of nominees as follows:

6.2.1. Even-numbered years: Professional Development Director, Treasurer and

Sergeant-at-arms.

6.2.2. Odd-numbered years: Vice President, Membership Director, and Secretary.

6.2.3. The nominating committee may select and recommend more than one person

for all offices, not to exceed three (3) persons per office.

6.2.4. In the event there is only one nominee for any particular office, the

membership assembled may instruct the Secretary by proper motion to cast a

ballot for the full number of qualified voters at the meeting for the said

nominee whereupon the President shall declare him/her elected by

acclamation.

6.2.5. The President shall announce the results of all balloting and shall declare all

elections.

6.2.6. Formal notification of the election results shall be prepared by the Secretary

and placed on the MACE website.


SECTION 6.3 – VACANCIES.

In the event a vacancy is created in the office of the President, the Vice President shall

immediately vacate his/her office and assume the office of the President and at which

time the Board of Directors shall have the power to fill any vacated office until a regular

election is held with an interim appointee and the President will succeed himself/herself.

In the event a vacancy is created by any other officer in the Board of Directors, the board

shall have the authority to fill the vacancy until a regular election can be held.


SECTION 6.4 – VOTING.

6.4.1. For the normal transactions of business, all members present at the Annual

Meeting shall have one vote with the following exceptions, for which voting

delegates only will cast ballots:

1. Election of officers;

2. Adoption of by-laws; and

3. Items for which a voice vote proves inconclusive (at the discretion of

the President or presiding officer).

6.4.2. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall determine the eligibility for voting on specific

business matters and the Secretary shall maintain a current list of voting

eligibility by voting delegates.

6.4.3. A quorum for a valid shall be a majority of those eligible delegates casting

ballots, who attend the Annual Meeting.

6.4.4. For elections of officers, adoption of by-laws, articles of incorporation,

amendments and proclamations, any eligible jurisdiction that is unable to

attend the Annual Meeting may obtain a ballot from the Sergeant-at-Arms.

Absentee ballots must be signed (electronically) by the jurisdictions delegate

and e-mailed or signed and faxed to the Sergeant-at-Arms no later than

12:00pm, ten (10) days prior to the election. Absentee ballots must be

requested in writing from the Sergeants-at-Arms. If the Sergeant-at-Arms is

running for a position on the MACE board, then the ballot should be faxed or

e-mailed to the MACE president.


ARTICLE VII – ANNUAL MEETING

SECTION 7.1 – LOCATION AND TIME.

The Annual Meeting of MACE shall be held at such place and time, as the Board of

Directors shall determine in the notice of meeting.


SECTION 7.2 – PURPOSE.

Purpose for which an Annual Meeting is to be held, additional to those prescribed by law,

and by these By-Laws, may be specified by the President or by one or more members

who are entitled to vote at the meeting.


SECTION 7.3 – CANCELLATION.

If such Annual Meeting is canceled on the day scheduled, a special meeting of MACE

may be held in place thereof; and any business transacted or elections held at such special

shall have the same effect as if transacted or held at the Annual Meeting; and, in such

case, all references in these By-Laws shall be deemed to refer to such special meeting.

Any such special meeting shall be called, and the purpose shall be specified in the call.


ARTICLE VIII – SPECIAL MEETING

SECTION 8.1 – CALLING OF MEETING.

A special meeting of MACE may be called at any time the President or by a majority of

the Board of Directors then in office. Such call shall state the time, place and purpose of

the meeting.


SECTION 8.2 – LOCATION.

Any special meeting of MACE held in a place of the Annual Meeting, and any other

special meeting of MACE, shall be held at such place as is stated in the call. Any

adjourned session or any annual or special meeting of MACE shall be held at such place

as is designated in the vote of adjournment.


SECTION 8.3 – QUORUM.

At any meeting of MACE, a quorum for the election of any officer, or for the

consideration of any question shall be a simple majority of the Board of Directors. In any


case, any meeting may be adjourned from time to time by a majority of the votes properly

cast upon the question, whether or not a quorum is present, and the meeting may be held

as adjourned without further notice.

Where a quorum for an election is present at any meeting, a plurality of the votes

properly cast for any office shall elect to such office, except where a larger vote is

required by law or by these By-Laws.

When a quorum for the consideration of a question is present at any meeting, a majority

of the votes properly cast upon the question shall decide the question except in the case

where a larger vote is required by law or by these By-Laws.


ARTICLE VIX – MEETINGS

SECTION 9.1 – GENERAL.

MACE shall meet as provided by law, including by the Board of Directors by written

notice to MACE, specifying the time and place of the meetings.


SECTION 9.2 – CONTENT OF.

The regular meeting shall be devoted to the theory, promotion and practice of the

principles of code enforcement and standards and the purposes and objectives of MACE

and to conduct the business of MACE.


SECTION 9.3 – AUTHORITY.

Robert’s Rules of Order (current addition) shall be the authority on all questions not

specifically stated in these By-Laws.


ARTICLE X – COMMITTEES

SECTION 10.1 – STANDING COMMITTEES.

The President shall appoint committees as deemed necessary, or as directed by the Board

of Directors. Committees shall oversee and administer chapter activities including, but

not limited to the following:

10.1.1. Finance and Budget,

10.1.2. Education,

10.1.3. Legislative and Judicial Review,

10.1.4. Conference,

10.1.5. Membership,

10.1.6, By-Laws, and

10.1.7. Nominations.

The Chairs of each of these standing committees is listed in the duties of each Officer or

Board of Director as set for in Article V.



ARTICLE XI – AMENDMENTS

SECTION 11.1 – AMENDMENTS TO.

Amendments to the By-Laws may be proposed by the Board of Directors or by written

petition by twenty percent (20%) of the voting membership.


SECTION 11.2 – ALTERED, AMENDED OR REPEALED.

These By-Laws may be altered, amended, or repealed at any legal meeting of MACE at

which a quorum is present by a vote of representing a majority of the members present

and voting; provided notice is given in the call for the meeting that an alteration,

amendment, or repeal of the By-Laws will be proposed.


SECTION 11.3 – PROPOSALS BROUGHT BEFORE.

Properly edited proposals must be brought before MACE during the next Regular

Meeting for a first reading during the report of the By-Laws committee. There shall be

sufficient written copies for review by all members in attendance. The proposed

amendment will be open to discussion by MACE during New Business of this same

meeting. The proposal will be ratified (with revision, if any) or stricken entirely by

majority vote.


11.3.1 The Secretary will post to MACE, at least twenty (20) days prior to the next

regular meeting a copy of the ratified proposal and notice that same will be on

the agenda for second reading and final vote.


11.3.2 The final vote shall require a 2/3-majority vote of members present for

adoption. The amendment shall then become effective immediately upon its

approval.


11.3.3 The date of revision of any amendment shall appear in the lower left hand

corner of the page, which is affected, and a vertical bar shall appear in the

outboard margin showing the location of said change. The last page of these

By-Laws shall contain a chronological list of all changes and their date of

adoption.


SECTION 11.3.4 – EMERGENCY AMENDMENTS

During the course of the year the Board can adopt an emergency amendment by a

unanimous vote of the Board to carry out that amendment and that the amendment expire,

at the end of the fiscal year unless it is voted on by delegates at the next annual meeting

to become a permanent amendment to the by-laws.


ARTICLE XII – ORDER OF BUSINESS

SECTION 12.1 – PROCEDURES

Parliamentary procedures shall be as defined in the current edition of Roberts Rules of

Order.


SECTION 12.2 – ORDER OF BUSINESS

The order of business of MACE meetings shall be as follows:

1. Roll call of officers

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2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting

3. Announcements

4. Reports of officers and minutes

5. Programs

6. Unfinished business

7. New Business

8. Election of officers and seating of same (Annual Business Meeting)

9. Adjournment


ARTICLE XIII – SEVERABILITY

That if any part of these by-laws shall be declared unconstitutional or invalid by a court

of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.


ARTICLE XIV – POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

The Board of Directors is authorized to establish policies and procedures to govern

routine business affairs of the association.


ARTICLE XV – CODE OF ETHICS

SECTION 15.1 – MEMBER SHALL.

In order to ensure the image of its members is one of respect and integrity, a Code of

Ethics shall be established. Adoption and subsequent revisions shall be by vote at a

regular MACE meeting. The Board of Directors shall appoint an Ethics Committee as

needed to consider possible revisions of the Code of Ethics.

Members of MACE shall:

15.1.1 Place public safety above all other interests.

15.1.2 Place public interests above individual, group, or special interest and shall

consider their profession as an opportunity to serve society.

15.1.3 Maintain the highest standards of integrity.

15.1.4 Maintain the highest courteously, equally and fairly.

15.1.5 Conduct themselves at all times in such a manner as to create respect for

themselves and their jurisdiction they represent and MACE.

15.1.6 Refrain from the use of their position secure advantage or favor for

themselves, their family or their friends.

15.1.7 Refrain from representing any private interest in business or technical affairs

of MACE.

15.1.8 Refrain from using unfair means to secure an advantage in MACE or to

knowingly injure any individual, company, or association to gain such

advantage.

15.1.9 Not accept, nor offer, any gift, favor, or service that might tent to influence

them in the discharge of their duties.

15.1.10 Carry on their contacts with other members of MACE in a spirit of fairness

with loyalty and fidelity to the objectives and purpose of MACE.


ARTICLE XVI – DISSOLUTION

Section 16.1 – Authorization of Dissolution.

The Missouri Association of Code Enforcement may be dissolved by action of the Board

of Directors of MACE. Action may be initiated by the Board of Directors or in response

to a petition from MACE. A petition for the dissolution shall be made only at the Annual

Business Meeting by a majority vote of the voting members present. No proposition for

dissolution shall be acted upon unless written notice thereof has been given to the

Secretary at least sixty (60) days prior to the meeting. A copy of summary of such

proposition shall be sent to every member of MACE at least thirty (30) days before the

date of the next Annual Business Meeting in which the petition is to be voted upon. No

action shall be taken by the Board of Directors or their own initiative to dissolve the

Missouri Association of Code Enforcement without notice thereof being sent to every

member of the Missouri Association of Code Enforcement at least thirty (30) days before

the date of the next Annual Business Meeting at which such proposal of the Board of

Directors shall be discussed and the recommendations of the Missouri Association of

Code Enforcement formulated.


ARTICLE XVII – DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS

SECTION 17.1 – DISBURSEMENT.

In the event MACE is disbanded and/or dissolved, all monies remaining in the treasury,

after remaining bills are paid, shall be contributed to a successor municipal code

enforcement organization, a sister organization located in Missouri, or other charitable

organizations as voted by the majority of the voting membership.


ARTICLE XVIII – PROPERTY AND TRUST

SECTION 18.1 – REAL PROPERTY.

Any real property which may be obtained by MACE, and savings accounts, bonds, or like

investments, and all real property given to or held by it in trust for purposes of MACE

shall be controlled and managed by the Board of Directors.


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