The next membership meeting will be held on Thursday, October 25 at the new Florissant Municipal Court and Police Annex facility, 4575 Washington Avenue just north of I-270 (MAP). Refreshments will be begin at 6:30 pm with the meeting getting underway at 7:15 pm.
Prior to the membership meeting you will have the opportunity to meet Taylor Duncan. Taylor is only five 5-years old, an yet she has made the national news because she has set a goal to meet and have ice cream with every mayor in the state of Missouri. Taylor, who is home schooled, began this mission because she wanted to learn more about Missouri. With her family’s support, Taylor’s project started in August and through the end of September, she has met with over 100 mayors, including dozens at the MML Conference in Branson. Taylor lives in Waynesville and will travel to St. Louis to attend the League meeting.
Program: The speaker will be Judge Douglas Beach, retired presiding judge for the 21st Circuit Court. In 2016 the Missouri Supreme Court mandated new rules for municipal courts throughout the state and ordered the presiding judge of each circuit court to oversee the implementation of the new rules. Judge Beach recently retired from the bench, but was hired by the Supreme Court to oversee and monitor the court reforms in St. Louis County Municipal Courts.
Topics will include:
- Legal Status of Municipal Divisions
- Responsibility and Authority of Judges
- Fines, Fees, and Bail Determination
- Management of Staff by the Court
- Minimum Operating Standards
- Courthouse Facilities and Security
- Police, Prosecutor, Court Interaction