Article I Tourism Commission
Article II Rental Housing Advisory Commission
[CC 1985 §2-286; Ord. No. 3206 §1, 2-14-2002]
An Article establishing goals and fiscal procedures for the City Tourism Commission, pursuant to Section 67.1364, RSMo., in the administration of the proceeds of the City two percent (2%) tourism tax revenue as recommended by a unanimous consensus of the Finance Committee. The Board of Aldermen hereby establishes procedures for the City Tourism Commission to administer the tourism tax proceeds to be derived from the new two percent (2%) tourism tax pursuant to the following membership requirements:
The City Tourism Commission of five (5) voting members is to be appointed by the Governing Body Mayor and Board of Aldermen with the following member qualifications:
Initial terms of office and initial appointee:
A sixth (6th) member of the Commission shall be a member of the Board of Aldermen and shall serve in an ex officio, non-voting capacity representing the Board of Aldermen.
[CC 1985 §2-287; Ord. No. 3206 §2, 2-14-2002]
The City must comply with the requirements of Sections 67.1360 to 67.1364, RSMo., and all relevant fiscal management requirements, as follows:
All revenues derived from the tax shall be deposited into a separate City fund and used for the sole purpose of tourism promotions;
The Board of Aldermen hereby orders that a special fund be created and all existing City fiscal and financial management procedures shall be utilized. The Tourism Commission shall establish such additional fiscal procedures for proper expenditure of these funds.
According to Missouri Revised Statutes, the Tourism Commission will "administer" the monies within the limits of the adopted City budget. The revenue from the tax shall be used solely "to promote tourism".
[CC 1985 §2-288; Ord. No. 3206 §3, 2-14-2002]
The Tourism Commission shall carry out the following functions and have the following duties, authority and powers:
Duly appointed members of the Tourism Commission shall convene in an initial meeting to conduct the following business:
Elect a Chairperson, Vice Chair, Secretary and such other officers as determined necessary for the conduct if the Commission's business;
Establish meeting times and a time for an annual meeting of the Commission;
Establish a set of basic rules of operation for the Commission; and
Develop an initial budget proposal of revenues and expenditures for recommendation to the City.
After the initial meeting, the Tourism Commission shall attend a joint work session meeting with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to further develop goals and objectives and recommend activities for Commission operations, including initial priorities for expenditures of funds derived from the tourism tax and finalize the draft budget and other new policies as necessary. Details on Commission duties and goals can be addressed at this meeting.
The Tourism Commission shall submit an annual report to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on its operations and meetings, meeting minutes of the Commission meetings, reports on expenditure of funds and how the tourism tax money was used to promote tourism in Ste. Genevieve. The annual report should contain comments regarding the health and expansion of the local tourism economy, the impact of new tourism promotion dollars for the Ste. Genevieve economy and recommendations on methods to improve the promotion of the tourism industry in Ste. Genevieve.
The Tourism Commission Chairperson shall meet quarterly with the Board of Aldermen to give updates of activities, as necessary. The Tourism Commission shall annually submit a budget request to the City Administrator to be combined with other City budget requests. The Commission shall submit an audited financial report to the City, unless the Commission funds are included in the annual City audit.
The Tourism Commission shall carry out such other functions as deemed necessary by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to promote tourism in Ste. Genevieve.
[Ord. No. 3425 §1, 4-14-2005; Ord. No. 3478 §1, 12-8-2005]
There is hereby established the Rental Housing Advisory Commission of the City of Ste. Genevieve (the "Commission"). The Commission shall consist of five (5) members who shall be residents of the City. All members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of a majority of the Board of Aldermen. All members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. The Commission and the terms of each member of the Commission shall expire twelve (12) months from the effective date of this Section except that the Commission and such terms may be extended by the Board of Aldermen by Ordinance.
[Ord. No. 3425 §2, 4-14-2005]
The Commission may adopt such regulations and rules of procedure as may be necessary to carry out the duties prescribed in this Article and as may be required to comply with provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law of the State of Missouri.
[Ord. No. 3425 §3, 4-14-2005]
The Commission shall have the following duties:
To investigate conditions of multi-family and other rental housing units and development within the City and the region; to seek input from the citizens of Ste. Genevieve who reside in rental housing, as well as from owners of residential rental units within and without the City, lenders and other professionals involved in multi-family residential development; and, based on the foregoing and such other research as the Commission determines to be necessary, to recommend to the Board of Aldermen policies and desirable directions to foster the availability and maintenance of safe, sanitary and affordable rental housing units and neighborhoods in the City, as well as the preservation and conservation of the existing housing stock and of residential land and property values generally.
To make progress reports to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen in a form acceptable to the Board of Aldermen.
To prepare a written report to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, which shall be submitted not later than nine (9) months from the effective date of this Article, setting forth the findings and recommendations of the Commission, together with suggestions for revisions to City codes, standards, administrative procedures and policies necessary to implement the recommendations.
In undertaking the duties prescribed above, the Commission may consult with the City Administrator and City code enforcement and engineering staff, the City Attorney, the Planning and Zoning Commission and such other City commissions, boards or committees and, following consultation with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, may conduct such public hearings singly or in consort with other City commissions, boards or committees as the Commission may deem necessary.
[Ord. No. 3425 §4, 4-14-2005]
The Mayor may appoint one (1) member of the Board of Aldermen who shall serve as a liaison between the Commission and the Board of Aldermen. Such liaison shall not be a voting member of the Commission or have the power or duties of the Commission. To provide necessary administrative and legal assistance to the Commission, the City Administrator or his/her designee shall coordinate with the Commission and the Board of Aldermen to provide reasonable access to City staff as may be required consistent with the duties of the Commission.