Wellston is a 3rd class city with a Mayor-Council form of government. The City Council is a legislative body responsible for the writing ordinances and creating policies, and is comprised of a Mayor and six council members. The Mayor, who is elected at large, chairs the council and is the head of city government. One council members is elected in each of the City’s 6 wards, serving two-year terms. The Mayor is the chief executive for the city, running the day to day operations and administering the policies the council adopts.
The City Clerk is the custodian of all City records and day to day operations.
Responsibilities of the City Clerk include:
Keeping a record of all Council proceedings and authenticating all Ordinances and Resolutions, maintaining them as public records.
Processing business licensees, liquor licenses, solicitors permits, tow truck licenses, and emergency alarm licenses.
Serving as the authorized official for candidate filings and submitting certifications and other information relative to municipal elections to the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners; also, ensuring the City is in compliance with the election laws and procedures as set forth by State and County regulations.
Opening all bids publicly for all departments of the City.
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Wellston, like communities around the world, is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and adapting our response to the situation as it unfolds. We continue to follow the guidance offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), St. Louis County Health Department, and other federal and state authorities. Several cancellations and closures are underway to mitigate the spread of the disease.
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