The Columbia Special Business District Board is not staffed by the City of Columbia, therefore meeting materials are not available.
Advises the Council with regard to the Special Business District in promoting business activity within the District and City, enhancing the environment therein, aiding in the continued existence of established businesses, and in promoting and stimulating the economy of the community. This nine member board must include owners of real property within the Special Business District and residents or employees, owners, managers or operators of a business located within the Special Business District. The length of terms is three years, with openings occurring in January.
Sec. 2-436. Establishment; purpose.
There is hereby established an advisory board to the city council, to be known as the board of directors of the Columbia Special Business District, for the purpose of advising the council regarding the special business district established by city council pursuant to the provisions of section 71.790 et seq., RSMo., to promote business activity within the district and the city, to enhance the environment therein, to aid in the continued existence of established businesses in the area of the proposed district and the establishment of new businesses therein, and to generally promote and stimulate the economy of the community and thus contribute to the health, safety and welfare of the people of the city.
(Code 1964, § 2.2390)
Sec. 2-437. Membership; compensation; terms.
The board of directors of the Columbia Special Business District shall be composed of nine (9) members to be appointed by the city council, who shall be owners of real property within the district, residents of the district and persons who own, manage, operate, or are employed by a business located in the Columbia Special Business District. At least three (3) members shall own real property within the Columbia Special Business District and at least three (3) members shall be residents of the district or be employed by, own, manage or operate a business located within the Columbia Special Business District established herein. They shall serve without compensation and shall not be paid officers or employees of the city. The terms of office shall be three (3) years. On or before the first day of January of each year, the city council shall make appointments to fill the terms expiring at that time. Insofar as possible, the city council, in making appointments, will seek to represent the diverse interests of the Columbia Special Business District area, including the interests of property owners, tenants, merchants and other direct interests.
(Code 1964, § 2.2390)
Sec. 2-438. Meetings; quorum; attendance.
The board of directors of the Columbia Special Business District shall hold meetings once each month at a time and place to be determined by the board and such special meetings as shall be called by the chairperson of the board of the city council. Five (5) members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any board member having three (3) unscheduled absences without just cause within a period of one year, or who shall be continuously absent from meetings for any reason for a period of four (4) consecutive months (when regular meetings have been held in such four (4) months) without prior city council consent, shall automatically forfeit his office. It shall be the duty of the chairperson of the board to promptly notify the city council of the vacancy.
(Code 1964, § 2.2400)
Sec. 2-439. Powers and duties.
(a) The board of directors of the Columbia Special Business District shall have the responsibility and be required to:
(1) Make recommendations to the city council as to public improvements within the Columbia Special Business District which will be funded by additional revenues collected within the district.
(2) Make recommendations to the city council on the use of additional revenues derived from any special tax to be imposed within the Columbia Special Business District pursuant to this division, provided that the use of such revenue shall be referred to the board for its review and recommendation.
(3) Advise and assist the council on such other matters specifically relating to the Columbia Special Business District on which the council may seek recommendation.
(b) The board of directors of the Columbia Special Business District shall make an annual report to the city council in March of each year, which shall include the board's recommendation on the special tax levy to be imposed upon the property within the boundaries of the district for the coming year and recommendations on any public improvement to be constructed within the Columbia Special Business District which should be included within the capital improvements program for the subsequent fiscal year.
(c) The board shall make such other reports to the city council as the council may from time to time request or the commission may deem advisable.