Cass County, MO
 
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[Ord. No. 09-01 §§1 — 5, 6-15-2009]
A. 
The County of Cass hereby appoints the initial seven (7) members to the Northeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board of Directors in the following manner:
* (1) Board member representing School District(s) — 5 years
* (1) Board member representing other taxing Districts — 5 years
* (2) Board members appointed by chief elected official — 4 years
* (2) Board members appointed by chief elected official — 3 years
* (1) Board member appointed by chief elected official — 2 years
After the initial appointments members shall serve terms of five (5) years, except all vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms in the same manner as with the original appointment.
B. 
The Board of Directors will meet as needed, however, not less than once per year, to review all completed Enhanced Enterprise Zone applications for approvals.
C. 
Each member of the Board will serve without compensation and, upon establishment, elect a Chairperson.
D. 
The Board's responsibilities include advising the County Officials on the designation of the Northeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone and any other advisory duties as determined by the County Officials; review and assess applications within the Northeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone; and submit an annual report to the Missouri Department of Economic Development regarding the status of the zone and business activity therein.
E. 
The Economic Development Director of Cass County shall be designated Administrator of the Northeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone.
[Ord. No. 09-03 §§1 — 7, 9-3-2009]
A. 
The County of Cass supports and endorses an application for the Northeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone, as outlined in the map which is on file in the County offices as Exhibit A.
B. 
Eligible facilities include those companies which operate in Missouri under the following North American Industrial Classification Codes (NAICS), 2007 United States Hierarchical Structure. The primary clusters include:
11
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
21
Mining Activities
22
Utilities
23
Construction
31 thru 33
Manufacturing
42
Wholesale Trade
48 and 49
Transportation and Warehousing
51
Information
52
Finance and Insurance
53
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
54
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
55
Management of Companies and Enterprises
56
Administrative and Support
62
Health Care and Social Assistance
71
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
72
Accommodation and Food Services
81
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Ineligible applicants:
Gambling establishments (NAICS group 7132)
Retail trade (NAICS sectors 44 and 45)
Educational services (NAICS sector 61)
Religious organizations (NAICS group 8131)
Public administrators (NAICS sector 92) and
Food and drinking places (NAICS subsector 722) are prohibited by Statute from receiving the State tax credits.
C. 
The Northeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone is a discretionary program and eligible facilities which meet the criteria of the program and are offered the property tax abatement incentive will receive a minimum of fifty-percent (50%) abatement of property taxes for improvements made to real property for a period of ten (10) years from assessment of improvements.
D. 
The County Commission supports and endorses the recommendation of the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board of Directors regarding the Benefit Level Options as noted on Exhibit B, which is on file in the County offices, where additional property tax abatement may be available to eligible facilities.
E. 
Eligible companies are required to file an application requesting abatement with the designated Administrator of the Northeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone and with the Cass County Assessor prior to the end of the tax year in which the improvement was made in order to receive the abatement benefit.
F. 
The Director of Cass County Economic Development shall be designated Administrator of the Enhanced Enterprise Zone.
G. 
The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board Chair be, and hereby is, authorized to execute the required application documents.
[Ord. No. 09-02 §§1 — 5, 6-15-2009]
A. 
The County of Cass hereby appoints the initial seven (7) members to the Southeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board of Directors in the following manner:
* (1) Board member representing School District(s) — 5 years
* (1) Board member representing other taxing Districts — 5 years
* (2) Board members appointed by chief elected official — 4 years
* (2) Board members appointed by chief elected official — 3 years
* (1) Board member appointed by chief elected official — 2 years
Thereafter, members shall serve terms of five (5) years, except all vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms in the same manner as with the original appointment.
B. 
The Board of Directors will meet as needed, however, not less than once per year, to review all completed Southeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone applications for approvals.
C. 
Each member of the Board will serve without compensation and, upon establishment, elect a Chairperson.
D. 
The Board's responsibilities include advising the County Officials on the designation of the Southeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone and any other advisory duties as determined by the County Officials; review and assess applications within the Southeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone; and submit an annual report to the Missouri Department of Economic Development regarding the status of the zone and business activity therein.
E. 
The Economic Development Director of Cass County shall be designated Administrator of the Southeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone.
[Ord. No. 09-04 §§1 — 7, 9-3-2009]
A. 
The County of Cass supports and endorses an application for the Southeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone, as outlined in the map which is on file in the County offices as Exhibit A.
B. 
Eligible facilities include those companies which operate in Missouri under the following North American Industrial Classification Codes (NAICS), 2007 United States Hierarchical Structure. The primary clusters include:
11
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
21
Mining Activities
22
Utilities
23
Construction
31 thru 33
Manufacturing
42
Wholesale Trade
48 and 49
Transportation and Warehousing
51
Information
52
Finance and Insurance
53
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
54
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
55
Management of Companies and Enterprises
56
Administrative and Support
62
Health Care and Social Assistance
71
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
72
Accommodation and Food Services
81
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Ineligible applicants:
Gambling establishments (NAICS group 7132)
Retail trade (NAICS sectors 44 and 45)
Educational services (NAICS sector 61)
Religious organizations (NAICS group 8131)
Public administrators (NAICS sector 92) and
Food and drinking places (NAICS subsector 722) are prohibited by Statute from receiving the State tax credits.
C. 
The Southeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone is a discretionary program and eligible facilities which meet the criteria of the program and are offered the property tax abatement incentive will receive a minimum of fifty percent (50%) abatement of property taxes for improvements made to real property for a period of ten (10) years from assessment of improvements
D. 
The County Commission supports and endorses the recommendation of the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board of Directors regarding the Benefit Level Options as noted on Exhibit B, which is on file in the County offices, where additional property tax abatement may be available to eligible facilities.
E. 
Eligible companies are required to file an application requesting abatement with the designated Administrator of the Southeast Cass County Enhanced Enterprise Zone and with the Cass County Assessor prior to the end of the tax year in which the improvement was made in order to receive the abatement benefit.
F. 
The Director of Cass County Economic Development shall be designated Administrator of the Southeast Enhanced Enterprise Zone.
G. 
The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board Chair be, and hereby is, authorized to execute the required application documents.