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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 11.05 Relocation Policy Part V

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Chapter 11.05
Relocation Policy

PART V. PAYMENTS FOR MOVING AND RELATED EXPENSES

Sections:

11.05.130 Payment for residential moves.
11.05.140 Payment for nonresidential moves.
11.05.150 Requirements for receipt of payments for actual reasonable moving and related expenses.
11.05.160 Ineligible moving and related expenses.
11.05.170 Waiver of benefits.

11.05.130 Payment for residential moves.

Any displaced person who is an owner-occupant or tenant of a dwelling and occupied the real property for not less than ninety (90) days prior to: (a) the date the Notice of Intent to Acquire as described in Section 11.05.110(A) is sent; or (b) the Initiation of Negotiations (as defined in Section 11.05.040(I) of this Policy), is entitled to:

A. Payment of his or her actual reasonable moving and related expenses, including expenses for:

1. Transportation of the displaced person and personal property;

2. Packing, crating, unpacking, and uncrating of the personal property;

3. Utility deposits;

4. Key deposits;

5. Storage of personal property up to one month, unless the Developer determines that a longer period is appropriate;

6. Utility transfer and connection fees;

7. Other initial rehousing deposits including, in the case of a displaced person who relocates to rental housing, first and last month's rent and security deposit to the extent required by the owner thereof;

8. Other moving-related expenses that are not listed in ineligible as the Developer determines to be reasonable and necessary.

B. In lieu of actual moving and related expenses, a fixed payment in the amount of $500.00.
(Ord. 62481 1 Exh. A (part), 1991.)

11.05.140 Payment for nonresidential moves.

Any business or nonprofit organization which qualifies as a displaced person and has occupied the real property for not less than ninety (90) days prior to:

A. The date the Notice of Intent to Acquire as described in Section 11.05.110(A) is sent; or

B. The Initiation of Negotiations (as defined in Section 11.05.040(I) of this Policy), is entitled to:

1. Payment for actual reasonable moving and related expenses, including expenses for:

a. Transportation of personal property;

b. Packing, crating, unpacking, and uncrating of the personal property;

c. Disconnecting, dismantling, removing, reassembling, and reinstalling all relocated personal equipment;

This includes connection to utilities available at the replacement site. It also includes modifications to the personal property necessary to adapt it to the replacement structure or the utilities at the replacement site. (Expenses for providing utilities from the "right-of-way" to the building or improvement are excluded.);

d. Relettering signs and replacing stationery on hand at the time of displacement that are made obsolete as result of the move;

e. Any license, permit or certification required of the displaced person at the replacement location. However, the payment may be based on the remaining use life of the existing license, permit, or certification;

f. Other moving-related expenses that are not listed as ineligible as the Developer determines to be reasonable and necessary.

2. In lieu of actual moving and related expenses, a fixed payment in the amount of $1,500.00.

3. In lieu of the payments set forth in subsections 1 and 2 of this Section, if the displaced person elects to take full responsibility for the move of the business, the Developer may make a payment for the person's moving expenses in an amount not to exceed the lower of two acceptable bids or estimates obtained by the Developer, less 15% for profit and overhead. At the Developer's discretion, a payment for a low cost or uncomplicated move may be based on a single bid or estimate.
(Ord. 62481 1 Exh. A (part), 1991.)

11.05.150 Requirements for receipt of payments for actual reasonable moving and related expenses.

The following requirements shall apply to the claims for actual reasonable moving and related expenses (as provided in Section 11.05.130(A) and 11.05.140(1) and (3)):

A. The displaced person shall provide such documentation as may be reasonably required by the Developer to establish the actual expenses incurred, such as invoices, receipts, certified prices, appraisals, or other evidence of such expenses. The Developer must provide reasonable assistance necessary to enable all displaced persons to complete and file any required claim for payment.

B. The displaced person must provide the Developer with not less than ten (10) days advance written notice of the approximate date of the start of the move or disposition of the personal property and a list of the items to be moved.

C. The displaced person must permit the Developer to make reasonable and timely inspections of the personal property at both the displacement and replacement sites and to monitor the move.
(Ord. 62481 1 Exh. A (part), 1991.)

11.05.160 Ineligible moving and related expenses.

A displaced person is not entitled to payment for:

A. The cost of moving any structure or other real property improvement in which the displaced person reserves ownership; or

B. Interest on a loan to cover moving expenses; or

C. Loss of goodwill; or

D. Loss of profits; or

E. Loss of trained employees; or

F. Any additional operating expenses of a business incurred because of operating in a new location; or

G. Any legal fee or other cost for preparing a claim for a relocation payment or for representing the claimant before the Developer; or

H. Physical changes to the real property at the replacement location.
(Ord. 62481 1 Exh. A (part), 1991.)

11.05.170 Waiver of benefits.

Any displaced person who is also the owner of the real property may waive relocation payments as part of the negotiations for acquisition of the interest held by such person. Such waiver shall be in writing, shall disclose the person's knowledge of the provisions of the Policy and his entitlement to payment and shall be filed with the Public Agency and SLDC.
(Ord. 62481 1 Exh. A (part), 1991.)

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