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BOARD BILL NO. [13] 34

INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN ALFRED WESSELS, JR., DONNA BARINGER, JOSEPH VOLLMER, CRAIG N. SCHMID, LARRY ARNOWITZ, KENNETH ORTMANN, CAROL HOWARD

An Ordinance adopted pursuant to Sections 70.210-70.325 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri (2000); authorizing and directing the Mayor and the Comptroller, on behalf of The City of St. Louis, Missouri (the "City") to execute and deliver an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement by and among the City, St. Louis County, Missouri (the "County"), the Economic Council of St. Louis County ("SLCEC") and St. Louis Development Corporation ("SLDC"), concerning the combination of existing SLCEC and SLDC business development, business finance and entrepreneurial support services; prescribing and approving the form and details of said Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement; making certain findings and declaring the official intent of the Board of Aldermen with respect thereto; authorizing other related actions in connection with the implementation of said Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement; and containing a severability clause.

WHEREAS, The City of St. Louis (the "City"), is a body corporate and a political subdivision of the State of Missouri, duly created, organized and existing under and by virtue of its charter, the Constitution, and laws of the State of Missouri; and

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Article VI of the Missouri Constitution allows and provides that any municipality or political subdivision of the State of Missouri may contract and cooperate with other municipalities or political subdivisions thereof, for the planning, development, construction, acquisition or operation of any public improvement or facility, or for a common service, in the manner provided by law; and

WHEREAS, Sections 70.210 to 70.325 MO. REV. STAT. (2000), as amended (herein referred to as the "Intergovernmental Agreement Act"), allow and provide, in pertinent part, for municipalities and political subdivisions of the State of Missouri to contract and cooperate with any other municipality or political subdivision for the planning, development, construction, acquisition or operation of any public improvement or facility, or for a common service; and provide for the establishment and selection of a joint board, commission, officer or officers to supervise, manage and have charge of such joint planning, development, construction, acquisition, operation or service and provide for the powers and duties, terms of office, compensation, if any, and other provisions relating to the members of such joint board, commission, officers and officer; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 16 of Article VI of the Missouri Constitution and the Intergovernmental Agreement Act, the City is authorized to enter into an intergovernmental cooperation and assistance agreement (the "Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement," attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by this reference), with the County, SLCEC and SLDC (each herein sometimes individually referred to as a "Party" or collectively as the "Parties"); and

WHEREAS, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and City of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay recently asked their respective heads of Economic Development, Dennis G. Coleman and Rodney Crim, to explore ways in which SLCEC and SLDC could further increase the level of cooperation and partnership in the area of economic development in order to further increase jobs and grow the local economy, and better serve the businesses and residents of the City and the County; and

WHEREAS, the County, SLCEC, the City and SLDC have a long history of successful cooperation and collaboration in economic development matters, specifically including the promotion of international trade and exports, immigration reform, support for entrepreneurs, the creation of small business incubators, and the attraction, retention and expansion of businesses and the creation of jobs throughout the St. Louis region; and

WHEREAS, after extensive due diligence, staff of SLCEC and SLDC jointly recommended to Mayor Slay and County Executive Dooley that the combination of SLCEC's and SLDC's business development, business finance and entrepreneurial support services staff, functions and activities into one organization would result in a better and more comprehensive delivery of business support services to a combined City/County geography while also more effectively promoting business expansion, retention and job creation throughout the entire City/County area; and

WHEREAS, with the support of Mayor Slay and County Executive Dooley, a more comprehensive proposal for the effective integration of City and County business development, business finance and entrepreneurial support services staff, functions and activities has been developed and coordinated between staff of SLCEC and SLDC (the "Partnership Initiative"); and

WHEREAS, the staff of SLDC and SLCEC have negotiated a draft Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement in order to promote and effectuate the Partnership Initiative among the City, County, SLDC and SLCEC, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit A; and

WHEREAS, the City and County desire to implement the combination of existing SLCEC and SLDC business development, business finance, and entrepreneurial support services in order to eliminate any perception of competition between the City and County for jobs and projects, and to more effectively enhance and promote the Region's reputation and standing, both nationally and internationally; and

WHEREAS, there is broad and strong support within the St. Louis regional business community for enhanced partnership and coordination between City and County, particularly in the areas of job creation and economic development; and

WHEREAS, SLDC has recommended that the City enter into the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen hereby determines that the terms of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement attached as Exhibit A hereto and incorporated herein by reference are acceptable and the execution, delivery, and performance by the City and the Parties of their respective obligations under the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement are in the best interests of the City and the health, safety, morals, and welfare of its residents.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION ONE. The Board of Aldermen hereby adopts the foregoing recitals as findings and further finds as follows:

(a) The combination of SLCEC and SLDC business development, business finance and entrepreneurial support services staff positions and functions would result in a better and more comprehensive delivery of business support services to both the City and the County, while also more effectively promoting business expansion, retention and job creation throughout the entire St. Louis region.

(b) It is in the best interest of the City to combine certain of its resources, coordinate certain of its legislative powers, and join together with the Parties to provide, for the combination of SLCEC's and SLDC's business development, business finance and entrepreneurial support services staff, functions and activities and other actions as set forth in the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement.

(c) The terms, conditions, premises and covenants contained in the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement are reasonable and necessary to achieve the objectives described in the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement and this Ordinance.

SECTION TWO. The Board of Aldermen, having duly reviewed and considered the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement, hereby declares the official intent of the Board of Aldermen to cooperate with the Parties in order to implement and facilitate the effectuation of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement; provided, however, should the terms and provisions as set forth in Section Five hereof not occur, or be fulfilled, the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed null and void.

SECTION THREE. The Board of Aldermen hereby approves, and the Mayor and Comptroller of the City are hereby authorized and directed to execute, on behalf of the City, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A, and the City Register is hereby authorized and directed to attest to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement and to affix the seal of the City thereto. The Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement shall be in substantially the form attached, with such changes therein as shall be approved by said Mayor and Comptroller as may be consistent with the intent of this Ordinance and necessary and appropriate in order to carry out the matters herein authorized.

SECTION FOUR. The Mayor and Comptroller of the City or their designated representatives are hereby authorized and directed to take any and all actions to execute and deliver for and on behalf of the City any and all additional certificates, documents, agreements, or other instruments as may be necessary and appropriate in order to carry out the matters herein authorized, with no such further action of the Board of Aldermen necessary to authorize such action by the Mayor and the Comptroller or their designated representatives.

SECTION FIVE. The Mayor and the Comptroller or their designated representatives, with the advice and concurrence of the City Counselor, are hereby further authorized and directed to make any changes to the documents, agreements and instruments approved and authorized by this Ordinance as may be consistent with the intent of this Ordinance and necessary and appropriate in order to carry out the matters herein authorized, with no such further action of the Board of Aldermen necessary to authorize such changes by the Mayor and the Comptroller or their designated representatives.

SECTION SIX. In order to implement and facilitate the effectuation of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement hereby approved, it is found and determined that the Board of Aldermen must take certain official actions and accordingly, the Board of Aldermen hereby:

(a) Pledges its cooperation to helping to carry out and facilitate the effectuation of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement; and

(b) Stands ready, and directs the various officials, departments, boards and agencies of the City which have administrative responsibilities, to consider and take appropriate action upon proposals and measures necessary for implementation and effectuation of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement.

SECTION SEVEN. The Board of Aldermen hereby intends to take all action in order to implement and facilitate the effectuation of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement subject, however, to the following:

(a) Each and every Party to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement shall execute the same in the same manner and form as attached hereto as Exhibit A; and

(b) To the extent applicable, each and every Party to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement shall pledge its cooperation for those matters and actions as set forth herein.

SECTION EIGHT. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Board of Aldermen that each and every part, section, and subsection of this Ordinance shall be separate and severable from each and every other part, section, and subsection hereof and that the Board of Aldermen intends to adopt each said part, section, and subsection separately and independently of any other part, section, and subsection. In the event that any part, section, or subsection of this Ordinance shall be determined to be or to have been unlawful or unconstitutional, the remaining parts, sections, and subsections shall be and remain in full force and effect, unless the court making such finding shall determine that the valid portions standing alone are incomplete and are incapable of being executed in accord with the legislative intent.

EXHIBIT A
FORM OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT

This INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is made and entered into as of ____________, 2013, by and among ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, a constitutional charter county and political subdivision of the State of Missouri (the "County"), ECONOMIC COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY, a Missouri non-profit corporation ("SLCEC"), the CITY OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, a city and political subdivision duly organized and existing under its charter and the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri (the "City"), and ST. LOUIS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, A Missouri non-profit corporation ("SLDC")(each of County, SLCEC, City and SLDC are referred to herein as a "Party" and collectively the "Parties").

RECITALS:

WHEREAS, St. Louis County, SLCEC, the City of St. Louis and SLDC have a long history of successful cooperation and collaboration in economic development matters, specifically including the promotion of international trade and exports, immigration reform, support for entrepreneurs, the creation of small business incubators, and the attraction, retention and expansion of businesses and the creation of jobs throughout the St. Louis region.

WHEREAS, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and City of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay recently asked their respective heads of Economic Development Dennis G. Coleman and Rodney Crim, to explore ways in which SLCEC and SLDC could further increase the level of cooperation and partnership in the area of economic development in order to further increase jobs and grow the local economy, and better serve the businesses and residents of St. Louis City and St. Louis County.

WHEREAS, after extensive due diligence, staff of SLCEC and SLDC jointly recommended to the Mayor and County Executive that the combination of SLCEC's and SLDC's business development, business finance and entrepreneurial support services staff, functions and activities into one organization would result in a better and more comprehensive delivery of business support services to a combined City/County geography while also more effectively promoting business expansion, retention and job creation throughout the entire St. Louis City/County area.

WHEREAS, with the support of the Mayor and County Executive, a more comprehensive proposal for the effective integration of City and County business development, business finance and entrepreneurial support services staff, functions and activities has been developed and coordinated between staff of SLCEC and SLDC, and presented to the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County Council.

WHEREAS, the City and County support the proposal to create a full partnership between SLDC and SLCEC as set forth herein and to implement the combination of existing SLCEC and SLDC business development, business finance, and entrepreneurial support services in order to create a more unified approach between the City and County for jobs and business projects, and to more effectively enhance and promote the region's reputation and standing, both nationally and internationally.

WHEREAS, there is also broad and strong support within the St. Louis Regional business community for an enhanced partnership between the City, County, SLCEC and SLDC in the area of economic development.

WHEREAS, Sections 70.210 to 70.325, RSMo., as amended (the "Intergovernmental Agreement Act"), allow and provide, in pertinent part, for municipalities and political subdivisions to contract and to cooperate with any other municipality or political subdivision, or with an elective or appointive official thereof, or with a duly authorized agency of the U.S., or of Missouri, or with other states or their municipalities or political subdivisions, or with any private person, firm, association or corporation, for the planning, development, construction, acquisition or operation of any public improvement or facility, or for a common service.

WHEREAS, the Parties wish to enter into this Intergovernmental Agreement in order to effectuate the proposed partnership between the City, County, SLDC and SLCEC in the area of economic development, in accordance with the terms set forth herein.

AGREEMENT:

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants, considerations and agreements contained herein, the Parties agree as follows:

1. Partnership between SLCEC and SLDC. In accordance with the terms of this Agreement, the Parties agree to support and implement the proposed partnership between SLCEC and SLDC, and specifically the combination of SLCEC and SLDC's business development, business finance and entrepreneurial support services staff, functions and activities into an enlarged SLCEC in order to more effectively deliver these services to businesses and residents of St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis (the "Partnership"). In this regard, and as set forth in greater detail below, the Parties agree that approximately ten SLDC staff and positions shall be transferred to SLCEC, with the cost of such staff and positions (approximately $1,300,000) to be supported by an annual commitment of $1,000,000 of funding from SLDC as set forth in Section 3(d). SLCEC shall modify its articles and bylaws as necessary to afford the City representation on its Board of Directors, and SLCEC and SLDC shall enter into a management agreement, to be reviewed and authorized by the SLCEC and SLDC board of directors, which shall set forth in detail the services to be provided by SLCEC, and the other material terms of the proposed partnership, including but not limited to the equitable division of fees earned by SLCEC on business development and other projects performed for or located within the City.

2. Obligations of the SLCEC.

a. The SLCEC agrees to pursue and take all action necessary to perform its obligations under this Agreement and to effectuate the Partnership.

b. The SLCEC shall cause its name to be changed to the "St. Louis Economic Development Partnership" ("SLEDP") to reflect the broader purpose and jurisdiction of the organization in light of the purpose and intent of this Agreement.

c. SLEDP shall accept and directly employ the ten (10) SLDC staff members/positions which currently support SLDC's business development, business finance and entrepreneurial support services and activities, for such compensation and benefits as shall be consistent with SLCEC's existing policies and procedures.

d. SLEDP shall perform the following core business development, entrepreneurship, international trade, business finance and other related services as necessary to enhance job creation and investment in both the City and the County:

  • Business Attraction, Retention and Expansion Services;
  • Enhanced Entrepreneurial Support Services;
  • Other Business Development Services (General Business Assistance);
  • Coordinated Strategic Planning;
  • Export and Foreign Trade Assistance (through World Trade Center);
  • Foreign Trade Zone development;
  • Enhanced Enterprise Zones;
  • Immigration Support Services;
  • Fixed-Asset Loans: SBA 504 Loans and related Loans;
  • Tax-Exempt and Taxable Bonds (through City and County Industrial Development Authorities and other similar City and County authorities);
  • Revolving Loan Fund;
  • Specialty Business Loans;
  • Private Equity Investments;
  • New Markets Tax Credits (through SLDC and Heartland Regional Investment Fund); and
  • Interface with St. Louis Regional Chamber on Business Attraction and Site Selection Activities.

In addition, the Parties agree that SLEDP may also be responsible to support other projects in the City involving tax abatement services (through the negotiation of Chapter 100 Bonds, Chapter 99 Bonds, Chapter 353 Tax Abatement, etc.) as needed and upon request from the City or SLDC, and in such event, SLEDP agrees that it shall work closely with staff of SLDC to perform such services. Complete details of all services to be provided by SLEDP in the City shall be set forth in the Management Agreement referenced in section 6 below.

e. SLCEC shall cause its Articles and Bylaws to be amended as necessary to accomplish the following:

i. As set forth in subsection 2(b) above, the name of SLCEC shall be changed to the "St. Louis Economic Development Partnership".

ii. The mission, purpose and powers of SLCEC shall be modified in order to permit SLEDP to legally operate and expend funds and resources in both the City and the County.

iii. In general relation to the ratio of total anticipated public funding of the SLEDP, the size of SLEDP's Board of Directors shall be expanded to fifteen (15) members, and the City (through the office of the Mayor) will have the right to nominate four (4) members of the Board, and the County (through the office of the County Executive) will have the right to nominate the remaining eleven (11) members of the Board. In addition, the Chairperson of the Board shall be an appointee of the County Executive, and the Vice-Chairperson of the Board shall be an appointee of the Mayor.

iv. Initially, SLEDP shall continue to be led by Dennis G. Coleman, as CEO. Rodney Crim shall be appointed President of SLEDP, and shall have primary responsibility (subject to the direction of the CEO) for the delivery of all SLEDP services in the City.

f. SLEDP will ensure that all project files and records related to projects in the City shall be maintained in accordance with the procedure adopted for file sharing with SLDC and the City. Such files shall also be accessible to SLDC and the City at all times.

3. Obligations of SLDC.

a. SLDC agrees to pursue and take all action necessary to perform its obligations under this Agreement and to effectuate the Partnership.

b. SLDC will transfer the ten (10) SLDC staff members/positions which currently support SLDC's business development, business finance and entrepreneurial support services and activities to SLEDP, at the discretion of Dennis G. Coleman in consultation with Rodney Crim.

c. SLDC agrees that SLEDP will provide the services outlined in Section 2(d) to both the City and the County. However, except as set forth above, there shall be no change to the corporate organization or function of SLDC, or any change to the mission or operation of the other non-business support services operations of SLDC, which shall remain intact and unaffected, or any change to the existing assets and liabilities of SLDC. Specific functions of SLDC which will not be affected in any way by the proposed consolidation of business support services include, but are not limited to, SLDC's real estate functions and personnel, SLDC's accounting function and personnel, and SLDC's legal function and personnel. Similarly, SLDC will continue to manage the operations of the City's Port Authority, Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, LRA, PIEA, IDA and other real estate related entities, as well as SLDC's Major Projects and SLDC's Commercial District Program. Complete details of all services to be provided by SLEDP in the City shall be set forth in the Management Agreement referenced in Section 6 below, as well as the process and procedures related to communication and coordination between SLDC and SLEDP regarding all business development and real estate related projects in the City.

d. In consideration for the business support and related services to be provided by SLEDP within the City pursuant to this Agreement, and in order to support and effectuate the purposes of this Agreement, SLDC will provide funding to SLEDP, on an annual basis, of at least $1,000,000 of unrestricted and non-federal funds. In this regard, SLDC and the City acknowledge that the total cost and expenses incurred by SLEDP for the SLDC staff and positions transferred to SLEDP exceed this amount of support.

e. SLDC's funding obligation under this Agreement shall continue for the term of this Agreement set forth in Section 8 and shall be secured through a pledge of the funding source reasonably acceptable to the Parties.

4. Obligations of the County.

a. Subject to its annual appropriations process, County will continue to support SLEDP on the same financial basis as it currently funds SLCEC.

b. The County agrees to introduce and seek the passage of any ordinances and/or resolutions necessary to carry out and perform its obligations under this Agreement and to effectuate the Partnership.

5. Obligations of the City.

a. The City agrees to introduce and seek the passage of any bills and/or resolutions necessary to carry out and perform its obligations under this Agreement and to effectuate the Partnership.

6. SLEDP/SLDC Management Agreement. Following full execution of this Agreement, SLDC and SLEDP shall negotiate and enter into a management agreement (the "Management Agreement") which shall address or set forth all material terms necessary to govern the relationship between SLEDP and SLDC and effectuate the intent of the Partnership. Without limitation, the Management Agreement shall, among other things, set forth in detail: (i) the specific economic development and business support services to be provided by SLEDP in the City consistent with Section 2(d); (ii) the means and methods of coordination and communication between SLDC and SLEDP with respect to such services and all other economic development projects in the City, particularly projects involving real estate; (iii) the funding of SLDC staff and positions transferred to SLEDP; (iv) the management of SLDC and SLEDP's New Markets Tax Credit Programs; and (v) the equitable sharing of fees generated by SLEDP on projects located within the City.

7. Consolidation of other Entities. The Parties agree that further efforts to consolidate other City/County economic development functions and organizations should be considered and undertaken where justified. Following the effective date of this Agreement, the Parties agree to work together in good faith to effectuate the purposes set forth in this Section 7.

8. Term of Agreement. This Agreement shall become effective upon its execution by all Parties hereto (the "Effective Date") and shall continue for a term of ten (10) years from the Effective Date. Thereafter, the Parties may agree to extend the term of this Agreement for additional ten (10) year terms.

9. Default and Termination of Agreement. In the event of any default in or breach of any term or conditions of this Agreement by any Party, or any successor, the defaulting or breaching party (or successor) shall, upon written notice from any other Party, proceed immediately to cure or remedy such default or breach and, shall in any event within thirty (30) days after receipt of notice, commence to cure or to remedy such default. In case such cure or remedy is not taken or not diligently pursued, or the default or breach shall not be cured or remedied within a reasonable time, the aggrieved Parties may institute such proceedings as may be necessary or desirable in their opinion to cure and to remedy such default or breach, including, but not limited to, proceedings to compel specific performance by the defaulting or breaching Party, or in the alternative, terminate this Agreement upon an additional thirty (30) days notice to the defaulting or breaching Party.

10. Notices. Unless otherwise indicated, all notices, waiver and consents required or permitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if personally delivered or sent by verifiable facsimile or mailed by Certified Mail or Registered Mail, or by a recognized overnight courier delivery service, postage prepaid, to the respective Parties at the addresses set forth as follows on or before the date such notice, waiver or consent must be given:

If to the County: 

Office of County Executive
9th Floor, 41 S. Central1
St. Louis, MO 63105
Attn:
Facsimile: (314) 615-3727

If to the SLCEC: 

Economic Council of St. Louis County
121 South Meramec, Suite 900
Clayton, Missouri 63105
Attn: Dennis G. Coleman, President and CEO
Facsimile: (314) 615-7666

If to the SLEDP: 

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
7733 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 2300
Clayton, Missouri 63105
Attn: Dennis G. Coleman, CEO
Facsimile: (314) 615-7666

If to the City: 

City of St. Louis
1200 Market St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
Attn: Mayor Francis Slay
Facsimile: (314) 622-4061

If to SLDC: 

St. Louis Development Corporation
1520 Market St., Suite 2000
St. Louis, MO 63103
Attn: Otis Williams
Facsimile: (314) 613-7011

11. Entire Agreement; Amendment. This Agreement represents the entire understandings and agreements between the Parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior written or oral communications between the Parties regarding such subject matter. All amendments to and modifications of this Agreement shall be in writing and signed by all of the Parties hereto.

12. Assignment. This Agreement may not be assigned by any of the Parties hereto; notwithstanding the above, the Parties agree that it is the intention of this Agreement that the renamed St. Louis Economic Development Partnership shall be deemed to be either an original Party or the successor of SLCEC for purposes of this Agreement.

13. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof to any Party or circumstance is held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement and the application of such provision to other Parties or circumstances will not be affected thereby, the provisions of this Agreement being severable in any such instance.

14. Binding Agreement. The covenants, agreements, terms and provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.

15. Statutory Authority. The Parties enter into this Agreement within the contemplation and purview of the Intergovernmental Agreement Act, and, in compliance with Section 70.300 thereof, the County will record a copy of this executed Agreement with the Recorder of Deeds in St. Louis County and will send a copy to the Secretary of State for filing and the City will record a copy of this executed Agreement with the Recorder of Deeds for the City.

16. Authority to Execute. Each of the Parties represents and warrants that the individuals executing this Agreement on behalf of such respective Party is acting officially and properly on behalf of his/her respective Party and have been duly authorized, directed and empowered to execute this Agreement on behalf of such Party.

17. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed, interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri.

18. Venue. It is agreed by the Parties that any action at law, suit in equity, or other judicial proceeding to enforce or construe this Agreement or regarding its alleged breach, shall be instituted either in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, or the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri and each Party consents and submits to the jurisdiction of such court.

19. Attorney's Fees. If any Party brings any action or suit under this Agreement against another Party or Parties, then in such event the prevailing Party, by final, non-appealable judgment, shall be entitled to recover all costs and expenses of suit, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs.

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SIGNATURE PAGE TO
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI

By:
Printed Name:
Title:

ATTEST:

Printed Name:
Title:

STATE OF MISSOURI

COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS

On this ___ day of _________, 2013, before me a Notary Public in and for said state, personally appeared ___________ who acknowledged himself to be the _________________ of St. Louis County, Missouri, and that he, being authorized so to do, executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein contained by signing the name of said County.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year last above written.

____________________________________
Notary Public

(Seal)

My commission expires:


SIGNATURE PAGE TO
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.

ECONOMIC COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY

By:
Printed Name:
Title:

ATTEST:


Printed Name:
Title:

STATE OF MISSOURI

COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS

On this ___ day of _________, 2013, before me a Notary Public in and for said state, personally appeared ___________ who acknowledged himself to be the _________________ of Economic Council of St. Louis County, and that he, being authorized so to do, executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein contained by signing the name of the Economic Council of St. Louis County.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year last above written.

____________________________________
Notary Public

(Seal)

My commission expires:

SIGNATURE PAGE TO
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.

"CITY"
CITY OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

By:
Francis G. Slay, Mayor
By:
Darlene Green, Comptroller

ATTEST:

Printed Name:
Title:

STATE OF MISSOURI )

)

COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS )

On this day of ____________________, 20__, before me appeared Francis G. Slay, to me personally known, who, being by me duly sworn, did say that he is the Mayor of the CITY OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, a political subdivision of the State of Missouri, and that the seal affixed to the foregoing instrument is the seal of said City, and said instrument was signed and sealed in behalf of said City by authority of its Board of Aldermen, and said individual acknowledged said instrument to be the free act and deed of said City.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal in the County and State aforesaid, the day and year first above written.

Notary Public

My Commission Expires:

SIGNATURE PAGE TO
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT

On this day of ____________________, 20__, before me appeared Darlene Green, to me personally known, who, being by me duly sworn, did say that she is the Comptroller of the CITY OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, a political subdivision of the State of Missouri, and that the seal affixed to the foregoing instrument is the seal of said City, and said instrument was signed and sealed in behalf of said City by authority of its Board of Aldermen, and said individual acknowledged said instrument to be the free act and deed of said City.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal in the County and State aforesaid, the day and year first above written.

Notary Public

My Commission Expires:

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.

ST. LOUIS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

By:
Printed Name:
Title:

ATTEST:

____________________________________
Printed Name:
Title:

STATE OF MISSOURI

COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS

On this ___ day of _________, 2013, before me a Notary Public in and for said state, personally appeared ___________ who acknowledged himself to be the _________________ of the St. Louis Development Corporation and that he, being authorized so to do, executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein contained by signing the name of the St. Louis Development Corporation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year last above written.

____________________________________
Notary Public

(Seal)

My commission expires:

Legislative History
1ST READING REF TO COMM COMMITTEE COMM SUB COMM AMEND
04/26/2013
2ND READING FLOOR AMEND FLOOR SUB PERFECTN PASSAGE
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