City of Mount Vernon, MO
Lawrence County
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[R.O. 2004 § 130.010; Ord. No. 8.06 § 1, 7-19-1975]
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 79.110, RSMo., there is hereby created a Parks and Recreation Board which shall consist of nine (9) members who shall serve without compensation. Except for the original Board and provisions for original terms as set out hereinafter, each Board member shall serve for a three-year term. The members of the Board, who shall hold no other public office, shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority of the membership of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Mount Vernon, Missouri. The first Board appointed by the Mayor shall be composed of seven (7) members, three (3) members to be appointed for a one-year term, three (3) members to be appointed for a two-year term and three (3) members to be appointed for a three-year term. Any vacancy due to any cause, other than expiration of term, shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as stipulated above.
[R.O. 2004 § 130.020 Ord. No. 8.09 § 1, 4-18-1980]
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The Parks and Recreation Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen or such designated representative in scheduling and coordinating activities at the parks and recreation system within the City limits of the City of Mount Vernon, Missouri; and the Parks and Recreation Board shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Mount Vernon, Missouri, through the Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon, Missouri:
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The sale of any lands owned by the City for parks and recreation purposes and which are considered no longer needed for such purposes.
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The acquisition by condemnation or purchase of any additional lands needed for parks and recreation and considered useful for such purposes.
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The acceptance of any gift of lands and equipment for parks and recreation and deemed useful for such purposes.
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The solicitation or acceptance of gifts or bequests of money or other personal property or any donation to be applied, principal or income, for either temporary or permanent use for park and recreational purposes.
[R.O. 2004 § 130.030; Ord. No. 8.09 § 3, 4-18-1980]
The Parks and Recreation Board shall submit full and complete annual reports to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the City of Mount Vernon, Missouri, and shall submit such other reports as the Board or the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen may deem desirable. The reports shall be submitted to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Mount Vernon, Missouri, through the Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 11.86, 1-26-2018]
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Pursuant to Section 99.800 et seq., RSMo., there is hereby created a Tax Increment Financing Commission which shall have the following composition and duties:
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Appointments. The Commission shall be composed of eleven (11) members who shall be appointed and have terms as follows:
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Six (6) residents of the City of Mount Vernon shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the majority of the Board of Aldermen. Of the members first appointed as provided herein, two (2) shall be designated to serve for a term of two (2) years, two (2) shall be designated to serve for a term of three (3) years and two (2) shall be designated to serve for a term of four (4) years from the date of such initial appointments. Thereafter, the members appointed by the City shall serve for a term of four (4) years, except that all vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms in the same manner as were the original appointments.
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Two (2) members shall be appointed by the school board or school boards whose districts are included within the redevelopment plan or redevelopment area. Such members shall be appointed in any manner agreed upon by the affected school districts.
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One (1) member shall be appointed, in any manner agreed upon by the other affected districts, to represent all other districts levying ad valorem taxes within the area selected for a redevelopment project or the redevelopment area, excluding representatives of the governing body of such districts.
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Two (2) members shall be appointed by the county within which the area selected for a redevelopment project or the redevelopment area is situated. Such members shall be appointed by the Chief Elected Officer of the county, with the consent of the majority of the Governing Body of the County.
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Unless otherwise provided by the six (6) City-appointed Commissioners, the members appointed by school districts, the county and other taxing districts shall serve on the Commission for a term to coincide with the length of time a redevelopment project, redevelopment plan or designation of a redevelopment area is considered for approval by the Commission and such term shall terminate upon final approval of the project, plan or designation of the area by the Board of Aldermen.
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Members representing school boards, the county and other taxing districts shall be appointed as provided herein prior to any amendments to any redevelopment plans, redevelopment projects or designation of a redevelopment area.
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If any school district, county or other taxing jurisdiction fails to appoint members to the Commission within thirty (30) days of receipt of written notice of a proposed redevelopment plan, redevelopment project or designation of a redevelopment area, the remaining members of the Commission may proceed to exercise the power of the Commission.
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Officers And Personnel. The members of the Commission shall select a chair, vice chair and secretary from their membership and may appoint an assistant secretary, executive director or other officers and staff personnel as the members deem necessary; provided, however, the Commission shall not obligate the City to pay any expenses in connection with its work without the prior consent of the City.
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Duties. The Commission shall have the following duties:
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Prior to the adoption of an ordinance by the Board of Aldermen approving the designation of a redevelopment area or approving a redevelopment plan or redevelopment project (as those terms are defined in Section 99.805, RSMo.), hold public hearings and provide notice pursuant to Sections 99.825 and 99.830, RSMo.;
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Vote on all proposed redevelopment plans, redevelopment projects and designation of redevelopment areas, and amendments thereto, within thirty (30) days following completion of the hearing on any such plan, project or designation;
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Make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen within ninety (90) days of the hearing required by Section 99.825, RSMo., concerning the adoption of, or amendment to, redevelopment plans and redevelopment projects and the designation of redevelopment areas.
[Ord. No. 11.86, 1-26-2018]
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Pursuant to Section 99.820(1)(3), RSMo., the following procedures are adopted for soliciting bids and proposals for the implementation of tax increment financing redevelopment projects, in compliance with the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, Sections 99.800 through 99.866, RSMo.:
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It shall be the policy of the City to consider the use of statutory redevelopment incentives for those projects that demonstrate a significant public benefit by eliminating blight or blighting influences, financing desirable public improvements, strengthening the employment and economic base of the City and other taxing jurisdictions, increasing property values, reducing poverty, creating economic stability, and facilitating economic self-sufficiency.
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The City or the City's Tax Increment Financing Commission shall solicit proposals with respect to the implementation of each proposed redevelopment project, or the several proposed redevelopment projects that are designed to implement a proposed tax increment financing plan.
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Each request for proposals shall state the primary objectives of the proposed redevelopment area or redevelopment project.
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Each request for proposals shall provide reasonable opportunity for any person to submit alternative proposals or bids.
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Each request for proposals may be mailed to those persons or firms the City or the Commission determines might be interested in submitting a bid, and shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in or serving the City. Each request for proposals shall provide at least fourteen (14) days for the submission of a proposal. The City or the Commission may extend the time period during which proposals may be accepted.
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Each person, business, firm, partnership or other combination of persons or businesses that submits a proposal in response to a request pursuant to this Section shall be deemed an applicant. Each proposal must demonstrate that but for the use of tax increment financing, the project is not feasible and would not be completed.
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Criteria for the selection of proposals will be based on the required elements of a complete tax increment financing plan as set forth in the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act. The criteria for selection 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 Commission may establish such additional criteria as it deems appropriate for the selection of bids and proposals, which shall be stated in the request for proposals and consistent with the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act.
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At the option of the City, proposals may be requested in the form of a redevelopment plan which meets the requirements of the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act and addressing the items of information required by this Section.
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Each applicant that has prepared a complete tax increment financing plan and submitted that plan to the City may respond to a request for proposals, issued by the City or the Commission pursuant to this Section, by submitting a written statement to the City which provides that the plan previously prepared and submitted to the City shall serve as the applicant's response to the request for proposals.