[Ord. No. 5991 §1, 9-11-2007]
When used in this Article, the following words shall have the meaning indicated herein:
- The Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, Sections 99.800 thru 99.865, RSMo., as amended.
- The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Clayton, Missouri, acting in their official capacity.
- REDEVELOPMENT AREA
- An area designated by the City in respect to which the City, after consideration and recommendation of its TIF Commission, has made a finding that there exist conditions which caused the area to be classified as a blighted area, a conservation area, or an economic development area or a combination thereof.
- REDEVELOPMENT PLAN
- The comprehensive plan for redevelopment of a redevelopment area by the payment of redevelopment costs to reduce or eliminate those conditions, the existence of which qualified the redevelopment area as a blighted area, a conservation area, an economic development area or a combination thereof, and thereby enhance the tax base of the taxing districts which extend into the redevelopment area. Each redevelopment plan adopted shall conform to the requirements of Section 99.810 of the Act.
- REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
- Any redevelopment project within a designated redevelopment area in furtherance of the objectives of the redevelopment plan.
[Ord. No. 5991 §2, 9-11-2007]
There is hereby established a Commission to be known as the "Tax Increment Financing Commission of the City of Clayton, Missouri." All members of the TIF Commission shall serve without compensation.
[Ord. No. 5991 §3, 9-11-2007]
The TIF Commission shall serve as an advisory body to the City as it relates to the consideration of tax increment financing proposals submitted by interested parties or initiated by any public agency in accordance with the Act. The TIF Commission shall hold public hearings and give notice pursuant to Sections 99.825 and 99.830 of the Act on proposed redevelopment plans, redevelopment projects and designation of redevelopment areas and amendments thereto. The TIF Commission shall vote on all proposed redevelopment plans, redevelopment projects and designations of redevelopment areas and amendments thereto, within thirty (30) days following completion of a hearing on any such plan, project, designation or amendment and shall make recommendations to the City within ninety (90) days of a hearing referred to in Section 99.825 of the Act concerning adoption of or amendment to redevelopment plans, redevelopment projects and/or designation of redevelopment areas.
[Ord. No. 5991 §4, 9-11-2007]
The TIF Commission shall elect from among its number a Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary. Meetings of the TIF Commission shall be open to the public to the extent provided by law and a record of each meeting shall be kept. The TIF Commission shall have the authority to establish rules and procedures not in conflict with City ordinances or policies or the Act and shall meet as required to fulfill its obligations set forth in the Act.
[Ord. No. 5991 §5, 9-11-2007]
Membership on the TIF Commission shall consist of two (2) classes of members: City appointees and other appointees. The TIF Commission shall be composed of twelve (12) persons of whom six (6) shall be City appointees and six (6) shall be other appointees. Regardless of class, each member of the TIF Commission shall have one (1) vote on all matters properly before it and shall participate in all deliberations of the TIF Commission without differentiation.
[Ord. No. 5991 §6, 9-11-2007]
The City appointees shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen. Any vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms in the same manner as were the original appointments.
Terms of office for City appointees shall be for a term of four (4) years, except two (2) of the initial appointments shall be for term of two (2) years and two (2) of the initial appointments shall be for a term of three (3) years from the date of initial appointment.
[Ord. No. 5991 §7, 9-11-2007]
Other appointees shall be appointed in accordance with the Act when a redevelopment area, redevelopment plan or redevelopment project is proposed to be established or amended or at such earlier date as the City shall invite other affected taxing jurisdictions to do so. Three (3) of the other appointees shall be appointed by the County Executive with the consent of a majority of the County Council in accord with Section 99.820.2(6) of the Act, as amended. Two (2) of the other appointees shall be appointed by the Board of Education of the School District(s) whose district(s) is (are) included within the Redevelopment Plan or Redevelopment Area in accord with Section 99.820.2(1) of the Act, as amended; such members shall be appointed in any manner agreed upon by such school districts. One (1) other appointee shall be appointed in accord with Section 99.820.2(2) of the Act, as amended, in any manner agreed to by the other affected taxing jurisdictions levying ad valorem taxes within the contemplated redevelopment area included in a redevelopment plan. The City shall not be considered a taxing jurisdiction for purposes of appointment of this other appointee.
The term of office of the other appointees shall consist of the period of time from the time that the affected school district(s) and other affected taxing jurisdictions are notified in writing of a proposed redevelopment plan or designation of a redevelopment area until final approval or disapproval of the redevelopment plan, redevelopment project or designation of a redevelopment area by the City in response to an initiating proposal.
In the event the appropriate appointing authority, affected School District(s), or other affected taxing jurisdictions shall fail to appoint other appointees within thirty (30) days of receipt of written notice of a proposed redevelopment plan, redevelopment project, designation of a redevelopment area or amendment thereto, the remaining City appointees and other appointees may proceed to exercise the power of the TIF Commission as it relates to proposals then before it.
[Ord. No. 5991 §8, 9-11-2007]
The City hereby adopts the following procedures for bids and proposals for the implementation of redevelopment projects:
The City or the TIF Commission shall solicit proposals with respect to the implementation of each proposed redevelopment project.
Each request for proposals, or notice thereof, shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City and shall be mailed to those persons or firms that the City Manager or the City's planning consultant determines might be interested in submitting a bid. Each request for proposals shall provide at least thirty (30) days for the submission of a proposal.
Criteria for the selection of proposals will include the impact of the proposed project on the City and other taxing jurisdictions, including the projected term for which tax increment financing will be utilized. The City or the TIF Commission may establish such additional criteria as it deems appropriate for the selection of bids and proposals. The City or the TIF Commission shall provide reasonable opportunity for any person to submit alternative proposals or bids.
[Ord. No. 5907 §§1—2, 10-25-2005]
Not less than twenty (20) days before a public hearing to consider a redevelopment plan that provides for tax abatement or tax exemption pursuant to Chapter 353, RSMo., the City shall furnish to the political subdivisions whose boundaries for ad valorem taxation purposes include any portion of the property to be affected by tax abatement:
Notice of the scheduled public hearing, which shall include:
The time, date and place of the public hearing,
A general description of the boundaries of the proposed redevelopment area,
A general description of the proposed redevelopment plan,
An invitation to submit comments to the Board of Aldermen prior to the date of the public hearing concerning matters that will be discussed at the public hearing, and to appear at the public hearing and provide comments, and
A statement that all interested persons and all political subdivisions will have the opportunity to be heard on such grant of tax abatement or exemption; and
A written statement of the impact on ad valorem taxes such tax abatement or exemption will have on the political subdivisions, which shall be prepared by or at the direction of the applicant and shall include an estimate of the amount of ad valorem tax revenues of each political subdivision which will be affected by the proposed tax abatement or exemption, based on the estimated assessed valuation of the real property involved as such property would exist before and after it is redeveloped.
The applicant for tax abatement or exemption under Chapter 353, RSMo., shall provide or cause to be provided to the City: a complete list of all political subdivisions whose boundaries for ad valorem taxation purposes include any portion of the property to be affected by tax abatement or exemption; the written statement specified in Subsection (A)(2) above, in a form approved by the City Manager; and any other information deemed necessary by the City Manager or his/her designee to evaluate the proposed redevelopment plan and comply with the requirements of this Section.