Section 110-211; Ord. 20273; Amending Chapter 22 of the City Code to adopt a relocation policy for the relocation of businesses and residences due to redevelopment plans and projects


Ordinance No. 20273                            Council Bill No. B 114-09

     AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 22 of the City Code to adopt a relocation policy for the relocation of businesses and residences due to redevelopment plans and projects; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, the City of Columbia, Missouri is considering the approval of redevelopment plans pursuant to Sections 99.800 to 99.865 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended (RSMo.); and

    WHEREAS, Section 99.810, RSMo. requires the City, prior to approving a redevelopment plan, to develop a relocation assistance plan for businesses and residences that may be displaced as a result of such redevelopment; and

    WHEREAS, the City has previously adopted a relocation policy for condemnation proceedings and now wishes to extend such relocation policy to the relocation of businesses and residences due to redevelopment plans and projects adopted pursuant to Chapters 99, 100 and 353, RSMo., it being understood that such relocation policy establishes the minimum benefits to be provided to displaced persons and businesses, and that the City Council may, upon approval of specific redevelopment projects, provide for additional benefits for displaced persons and businesses.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    Chapter 22 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

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Sec. 22-52. Relocation policy.

     (a)    It is the policy of the city to follow the provisions of Sections 523.200 through 523.205, RSMo., in all condemnation proceedings that may necessitate displacement of persons or businesses when such displacement is not subject to the provisions of the Federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. sections 4601 to 4655, as amended).

     (b)    The provisions of Sections 523.200 through 523.205, RSMo., shall apply to any plan, project, or area for redevelopment under the operation of Chapters 99, 100 or 353, RSMo., which is hereafter filed for approval, approved, or amended.

    SECTION 2.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 4th day of May, 2009.