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Legislation #: 170376 Introduction Date: 5/18/2017
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS TAYLOR, HALL AND SHIELDS
Title: Repealing Ordinance No. 170270 and enacting a new ordinance in lieu thereof for the purpose of more accurately reflecting the City Council’s intent in approving the extension of real property tax abatements to enhanced business enterprises on real property located on 139.18 acres at the Hunt Midwest Business Center in Kansas City, Missouri, within Enhanced Enterprise Zone 1; and directing the City Clerk to provide a copy of this Ordinance to the Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/17/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/18/2017 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
5/24/2017 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
5/25/2017 Passed
7/19/2017 Release

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ORDINANCE NO. 170376

 

Repealing Ordinance No. 170270 and enacting a new ordinance in lieu thereof for the purpose of more accurately reflecting the City Council’s intent in approving the extension of real property tax abatements to enhanced business enterprises on real property located on 139.18 acres at the Hunt Midwest Business Center in Kansas City, Missouri, within Enhanced Enterprise Zone 1; and directing the City Clerk to provide a copy of this Ordinance to the Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

 

WHEREAS, Section 135.963, RSMo, authorizes, upon governing body approval, up to twenty-five years of tax abatement for improvements made to real property within an Enhanced Enterprise Zone after the date of enterprise zone designation by the Missouri Department of Economic Development; and

 

WHEREAS, on August 25, 2005, by Resolution No. 051066, the City Council designated pursuant to Section 135.960, RSMo, an enhanced enterprise zone program area known as Enhanced Enterprise Zone 1; and

 

WHEREAS, on August 25, 2005, by Resolution No. 051066, the City Council directed that improvements to real property within the Enhanced Enterprise Zone 1 shall be exempt from assessment and payment of at least 50% of the ad valorem taxes on such improvements for a period of ten years, and shall be eligible for abatement of ad valorem taxes for rates and periods exceeding the 50% for 10 year abatement by passage of an ordinance or resolution by the City Council authorizing the abatement and establishing the terms of such abatement; and

 

WHEREAS, on November 22, 2005, by Ordinance No. 051411, the City Council identified the types of business by NAICS sector names which would qualify for state and local incentives within the Enhanced Enterprise Zone 1; and

 

WHEREAS, Hunt Midwest requested administrative approval for the Enhanced Enterprise Zone longer and deeper policy; and

 

WHEREAS, Hunt Midwest’s request complies with the requirements of Section 135.963, RSMo, and the City’s ordinances and resolutions governing enhanced enterprise zones; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 135.963.3, RSMo, the requisite public notices were timely and properly mailed and published, and the requisite public hearing was timely and properly held; and

 

WHEREAS, after Ordinance No. 170270 was adopted, language inconsistent with the City Council’s intention of granting 100% abatement was found to exist; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Ordinance No. 170270 is hereby repealed.

 

Section 2. That pursuant to Section 135.963, RSMo, the City Council hereby approves the application for the extension of real property tax abatements to enhanced business enterprises on real property located on 139.18 acres at the Hunt Midwest Business Center in Kansas City, Missouri, within Enhanced Enterprise Zone 1 (the “Property”).

 

Section 3. That the tax abatement granted herein shall, except as provided in Section 4 hereof, be 100% of the value of the improvements on the Property pursuant to the provisions of Section 135.963.5, RSMo, as amended. Further, the approval for longer and deeper abatement granted herein shall apply to the qualified level of ad valorem taxes, imposed by all political subdivisions with the power to tax, on improvements made on the Property after August 19, 2005, subject to continued compliance with Section 135.963, RSMo, and the City’s ordinances and resolutions governing Enhanced Enterprise Zones. The affected political subdivisions are:

 

City - Kansas City

North Kansas City School District

Clay County

Board of Disabled Services

Mental Health

Metropolitan Community College

Mid-Continent Public Library

State Blind Pension

 

Section 4. That the tax abatement granted herein shall not extend to any property categorized by the Clay County Assessor as residential real property for ad valorem taxation purposes.

 

Section 5. That the City Clerk is hereby directed to deliver a copy of this ordinance to the State Director of Economic Development within thirty days following passage of this ordinance.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Brian T. Rabineau

Assistant City Attorney