[R.O. 1991 § 155.010; Ord. No. 2304-04 §§ 1 — 4, 8-17-2004; Ord. No. 2485-06 § 1, 8-15-2006; Ord. No. 2671-08 § 1, 12-2-2008]
Creation Of Commission. There is hereby created a commission to be known as the "Tax Increment Financing Commission of the City of Smithville, Missouri" (the "Commission").
Authority Of Commission. The Commission shall serve as an advisory board 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 Board of Aldermen hereby authorizes and approves the exercise by the Commission of only those powers that are required by the Act to be exercised by the Commission, as follows:
The Commission shall hold public hearings and give notices required to be held or provided by the Commission pursuant to the Act on proposed redevelopment plans, redevelopment projects and designation of redevelopment areas and amendments thereto.
The 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.
Organization Of Commission. The Commission shall elect from among its members a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary. Meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public to the extent provided by law and a record shall be kept of each meeting. The Commission may 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.
Membership. The Commission shall consist of eleven (11) members, six (6) of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of a majority of the Board of Aldermen and five (5) of whom shall be appointed as provided in the Act. The members appointed by the Mayor shall serve terms of four (4) years, except two (2) of the initial appointments shall be for a term of two (2) years and two (2) of the initial appointments shall be for a term of three (3) years. The members appointed by the other taxing jurisdictions as provided in the Act shall serve once appointed for such terms as approved by the affected taxing jurisdictions appointing such members.
The appropriate officials of the City are hereby directed to provide notice to other taxing districts of the establishment of the Commission in the manner required by the Act.
[Ord. No. 2991-18, 3-6-2018; Ord. No. 3036-19, 5-20-2019]
Creation, Composition, Qualification And Terms Of Office. There is hereby created an Economic Development Committee for the City of Smithville, Missouri. The Economic Development Committee shall have up to nine (9) members, which shall consist of one (1) member from the Board of Aldermen, one (1) representative of the Smithville Chamber of Commerce, one (1) representative of the Smithville School District and the remainder shall be citizen members. All citizen members shall be or have been residents of, business owners or managers in, owners of real estate, reside within the Smithville School District boundaries, Chamber of Commerce members, or real estate developers, brokers or agents within the City for at least one (1) year immediately prior to their appointment and shall hold office for a period of three (3) years or until their successors are appointed. The Board of Aldermen representative shall hold office for one (1) year or until the annual vote by the Board; and the School and Chamber representatives, once approved, shall sit until a new representative is nominated and approved in accordance with this Section.
Appointment, Compensation, Organization And Vacancies.
All citizen appointments to the Economic Development Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen subject to the numeric limit and elections provided above. The Alderman representative shall be elected by the Board of Aldermen at the second Board meeting in April or as soon thereafter as practicable. The School and Chamber representatives shall be recommended in consultation with the Mayor by the Board of each respective entity, and approved by the Board of Aldermen at the same meeting the Alderman representative is elected. Each member shall serve until his/her successor is duly appointed and qualified and shall receive no compensation.
Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as regular appointments, and any person so appointed shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term.
Any member may be removed upon receipt of a resignation in written form or missing two (2) consecutive meetings. School and Chamber representatives may be removed directly by the entity they represent at any time by that entity.
At the first meeting of the Committee following the election of the Alderman representative or following turnover due to term limits, the members shall elect from among their number a President and such other officers as may be necessary to serve for the ensuing year and until the election and qualification of their respective successors.
The Committee shall make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations for its guidance and for its governance as may be expedient, not inconsistent with the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri or City ordinance.
Duties Of The Committee. Subject to approval of the Board of Aldermen, the Economic Development Committee shall consider and recommend policies and amendments to an Economic Development Strategic Plan, as well as specific actions to implement such plan, or other related activities.