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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 5.72 Park Capital Improvements Fund Apportionment

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Chapter 5.72
Park Capital Improvements Fund Apportionment

Sections:

5.72.010 General revenue expenditures on parks not to decrease if state sales tax funds become available.
5.72.020 Annual appropriation ordinance.
5.72.030 Apportionment of State funds among historical, cultural, performing or fine arts organizations or institutions.
5.72.040 Apportionment of State funds among parks for capital improvements.

5.72.010 General revenue expenditures on parks not to decrease if state sales tax funds become available.

If any funds are made available by the State of Missouri pursuant to a sales tax for acquisition, development, rehabilitation and/or maintenance of local public parks and public recreation facilities in the City in any fiscal year, the City shall not decrease its general revenue expenditures for such purposes in said fiscal year below the amount expended from such general revenues for the same purposes in the fiscal year in which said sales tax is enacted.
(Ord. 61008, 1, 1988.)

5.72.020 Annual appropriation ordinance.

The Board of Aldermen shall appropriate each year by independent ordinance recommended by the Capital Committee established pursuant to Ordinance 60419, codified in Chapter 5.35, all funds made available by the State pursuant to a sales tax for local parks.

A. Such ordinance shall contain:

1. An appropriation not to exceed the amount permitted by state legislation for grants to and contracts with historical, cultural, performing or fine arts organizations or institutions, as permitted by State law, to be awarded as provided in Section 5.72.030 of this chapter;

2. Line item appropriations for specific projects in City parks in the amounts appropriated as provided in Section 5.72.040 of this chapter.

B. Such ordinance shall not appropriate any funds for additional City parks or expansion of any City parks. Except for funds appropriated pursuant to subsection Al of this section, funds shall be expended only for capital improvement purposes, and no funds shall be expended for rolling stock, office supplies or master planning.
(Ord. 61008 2, 1988.)

5.72.030 Apportionment of State funds among historical, cultural, performing or fine arts organizations or institutions.

The Board of Aldermen shall establish each year by ordinance the percentage, if any, of funds made available by the State pursuant to a sales tax for parks which shall be used for grants to or contractual services with historical, cultural, performing or fine arts organizations or institutions, as permitted by State law, to provide services or performances in parks or recreation centers located in the City. Not more than sixty (60) days following the approval of said ordinance by the Mayor or its approval over his veto, the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry shall publicly advertise its "Request for Proposals" from any such interested group, and shall forward to the Board of Aldermen a draft resolution approving any or all eligible organizations responding to said Request; provided, however, that the funding recommended pursuant to such resolution shall not exceed the amount established by ordinance. The Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry may contract with the St. Louis Regional Cultural and Performing Arts Development Commission for services related to the solicitation and evaluation of proposals required by this section. No funds shall be granted to or contracts executed with any such organization until such resolution, as submitted or as amended, has been approved by the Board of Aldermen.
(Ord. 61008 3, 1988.)

5.72.040 Apportionment of State funds among parks for capital improvements.

Each year, all funds made available by the State of Missouri pursuant to a sales tax for parks shall be apportioned by ordinance according to the following formula: after deducting an amount, if any, as provided in Section 5.72.030 of this chapter, each City park shall receive the percentage of the remaining funds made available by the State for capital improvements determined by taking the acreage of the park divided by the total acreage of all City parks; provided, however, that the allocation of any park which would receive an allocation of less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in any given fiscal year pursuant to this formula shall be placed in a Small Parks Fund and the Small Parks Fund shall be used to fund improvements in parks whose allocations have been placed in this fund in accordance with priorities recommended by the Capital Committee and approved by the Board of Aldermen of the City in the same ordinance each year.
(Ord. 61008 4, 1988.)

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