Economic Development Sales Tax Committee

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SALES TAX COMMITTEE
2019 - 2020 MEMBERSHIP; Ordinance Number 64-2013

Name                                                          Term                Begin                     End                     Appointed 

1.Jon Stephens                                   3 Yrs            10/01/2017      04/04/2019         05/15/2018
Member of Council

2. Jim Cummins                                  3 Yrs            10/01/2016      09/30/2019         12/02/2013
Neosho R-V School District Appointee

3. Alan Cook                                        2 Yrs            10/01/2015      09/30/2017         10/01/2013
Newton County Commissioner’s Office Appointee

4. Vacancy                                            3 Yrs                   
Neosho City Council Appointee (Neosho Resident)

5. TJ Angel                                            3 Yrs            10/01/2015      09/30/2018         08/16/16
Neosho City Council Appointee (Neosho Resident)

6. Leland Butcher                       Ex-Officio Non-Voting Member              
Neosho City Manager

7. Neosho Chamber of Commerce President                 Ex-Officio Non-Voting Member  

Chairman – 

SECTION 140.100: ESTABLISHED) PURPOSE

There is hereby established an Economic Development Sales Tax Committee for the purpose of guiding and directing the use of the one-eighth cent sales tax for economic development of the City of Neosho, Missouri. 

SECTION 140.110: COMPOSITION´┐Ż”€RULES AND REGULATIONS

A. The Economic Development Sales Tax Committee shall be composed of:
1. Voting members:
            a. One (1) member appointed by the School Board of the Neosho R-V School District;
            b. One (1) member appointed by the Newton County Commissioner's office; and
            c. Three (3) members, all citizens of the City of Neosho, appointed by the City  of Neosho Mayor with the consent of the majority of the Neosho City Council and shall include a current member of the Neosho City Council.
2. Ex officio non-voting members:
            a. Neosho City Manager;
            b. Neosho area Chamber of Commerce President;
B.         The Committee shall elect from its members a Chairman, Vice Chairman and a Secretary. The Committee may adopt rules and regulations for its organization and procedure as it may deem necessary.

SECTION 140.120: MEMBERSHIP

Of the members initially appointed, two (2) shall be designated to serve for terms of two (2) years, and the remaining members shall be designated to serve for a term of three (3) years from the date of such initial appointments. Thereafter, the members appointed shall serve for a term of three (3) years, except that all vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms in the same manner as were the original appointments. All members shall be not less than twenty-one (21) years of age. 

SECTION 140.130: MEETINGS

The Economic Development Sales Tax Committee shall hold regular meetings at such times and places as the committee may determine, but such meetings shall be held no less often than every six (6) months. A quorum for all regular or special meetings shall be a simple majority of the voting members. 

SECTION 140.140: POWERS AND DUTIES

The Economic Development Sales Tax Committee shall have the power and duty to:

1.         Develop and recommend plans for the use of the one-eighth cent economic development sales tax.
2.         Prepare, recommend, and submit a budget each year to the City Council for review and approval.
3.         Administer the affairs of the use of economic development sales tax of the City by and with the consent of the Council and the City Manager and within the confines of existing law, the provisions of this Code and other ordinances of the City.