MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF CODE ENFORCEMENT
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
18.104.22.168. Each director participating in the meeting can communicate with
all of the other directors concurrently.
22.214.171.124. 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.
126.96.36.199. 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
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
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
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
The nominating committee shall prepare a slate of nominees as follows:
6.2.1. Even-numbered years: Professional Development Director, Treasurer and
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
6.2.5. The President shall announce the results of all balloting and shall declare all
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
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,
10.1.3. Legislative and Judicial Review,
10.1.6, By-Laws, and
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
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
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
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
SECTION 12.2 – ORDER OF BUSINESS
The order of business of MACE meetings shall be as follows:
1. Roll call of officers
2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting
4. Reports of officers and minutes
6. Unfinished business
7. New Business
8. Election of officers and seating of same (Annual Business Meeting)
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
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
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.
(ADOPTED 8.29.17): REWRITE OF BY-LAWS