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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 5:32 pm

There still are no races for Union Board of Aldermen seats.

There also have been no candidates file for the city collector position.

Each of the four incumbent aldermen have filed for re-election.

Alderman Paul Arand, 300 N. Linden St., Ward 2; Aldermen David A. Pope, 315 Abby Road, Ward 4; Robert L. Schmuke, 1327 N. Washington Ave., Ward 1; and Dale G. Schmuke, 19 Whitney Lane, Ward 3, all filed the week that filing opened.

The two-year terms of each of the above-listed alderman will expire next year. The four-year term of City Collector Terry Copeland also is set to expire in April.

The last day to file for the April 8, 2014, municipal elections is Tuesday, Jan. 21.

A declaration of candidacy may be filed with City Clerk Jonita Copeland at city hall, 500 E. Locust St., between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hours will be extended to 5 p.m. on the last day of filing. City hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

The city will use a lottery system the first day of filing to determine in what order candidates appear on the ballot. After the first day, the names will appear in the order filed.

Municipal judge candidates must be licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri, be a state resident and be between ages 21 and 75.

A candidate may not hold any other city office. A candidate may have other employment as the office is considered a part-time position.

There were efforts to eliminate the city collector’s position last year, but voters overwhelmingly shot down the measure

The collector position had been stripped of all duties in 2009 and the city contracted with Franklin County for tax collection services.

The salary of the city collector is $1 and there are no benefits for the position.

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