Senate Bill 5 Compliance (67.287.2 RSMo)

City of Brentwood, Missouri
2021 Annual Publication of Compliance 
with the Minimum Standards Established by Section 67.287.2 RSMo


Senate Bill 5 requires cities in St. Louis County to meet certain minimum standards and to make a report of how each city complies with those standards available to the public on each municipality’s website. 

The City of Brentwood’s fiscal year runs January 1 through December 31.

During 2020, the City of Brentwood, Missouri, met the minimum standards established by Section 67.287.2 RSMo. as set forth below. For more information, contact the City Administrator, 314.962.4800.

1. The City approved a balanced annual budget listing anticipated revenues and expenditures for Fiscal Year 2021 on December 21, 2020, as required in Section 67.010 RSMo. See Ordinance No. 4951. The budget document is available on the City’s website at https://www.brentwoodmo.org/398/City-Budget

2. The certified public accounting firm Daniel Jones and Associates conducted an annual audit of the finances of the City that includes a report on the internal controls used by the City to prevent misuse of public funds. The City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2019 is available on the City’s website at https://www.brentwoodmo.org/750/Comprehensive-Annual-Financial-Report

3. The City uses the Blackbaud Financial Edge cash management and accounting system that accounts for all revenues and expenditures of all funds.

4. The City maintained the following adequate levels of insurance to minimize risk:

a. General liability coverage with the following limits: $3,000,000,000

b. Liability coverage with endorsements to cover emergency medical personnel and paramedics with the following limits: $1,000,000.

c. Police professional liability coverage with the following limits: $3,000,000,000

d. Workers compensation benefits for injured employees under the provisions of Chapter 287 RSMo.

e. Bonds for local officials as required by section 77.390, 79.260, 80.250

Copies of these insurance policies and bonds are available for inspection at the Office of the City Clerk/Finance Division.

5. The City provides access in the Office of the City Clerk to a complete set of ordinances adopted by the Board of Aldermen within 10 business days of a written request. In addition, an online version of the Municipal Code is available on the City’s website at https://ecode360.com/BR3250

6. The City is served by its own police department, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

7. The police department serving the City has written policies regarding the safe operation of emergency vehicles, including a policy on police pursuit.

8. The police department serving the City has written policies regarding the use of force by peace officers. A copy of these policies is on file with the Office of the City Clerk.

9. The police department serving the City has written general orders. A copy of such general orders is available at the Office of the City Clerk.

10. The police department serving the City has written policies for collecting and reporting all crime and police stop data as required by law. Such policies have been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Missouri. A copy of these policies is on file with the Office of the City Clerk.

11. The City has adopted various national construction codes consistent with those adopted by St. Louis County pursuant to the codes and procedures set forth in Chapter 500 Buildings and Building Regulations of the Municipal Code. Such codes are on file with the Director of Planning and Development. The City conducted construction code review through the City’s Building Official and in conjunction with the Building code Committee of St. Louis County.

This report was posted on April 28, 2021.