Ordinance 68610

Registration fee for certain buildings

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BOARD BILL NO. 322 INTRODUCED BY ALDERWOMAN KACIE STARR TRIPLETT An ordinance pertaining to a registration fee for certain buildings and structures, repealing Ordinance 64678, and enacting a new ordinance requiring establishing semiannual registration fee of two hundred dollars to be charged to the owner of any parcel of residential property improved by a residential structure, or commercial property improved by a structure containing multiple dwelling units, which is vacant and has been vacant for at least six months, and which is in violation of the building code of the City of St. Louis; authorizing the Building Commissioner to inspect properties which may be subject to such fee and to make the determination as to which properties shall be assessed the fee; authorizing the Building Commissioner to establish a procedure for the collection of the fee; permitting the owner of such property to appeal the determination of the Building Commissioner as to the assessment of the fee; permitting any delinquent fees to be collected in the same manner as delinquent real property taxes; and permitting the fee to be waived if the property is subsequently sold to a bona fide purchaser; establishing a Vacant Building Online Database; requiring vacant building maintenance; establishing a Vacant Building Initiative Fund; containing a penalty clause, severability clause and emergency clause.

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Legislative History

Session: 2009-2010
Board Bill Number: 322
Primary Sponsor: Kacie Starr Triplett
Co-Sponsors: Samuel L Moore
April Ford Griffin
Marlene E Davis
Craig N Schmid
Jeffrey L Boyd
Committee: Neighborhood Development
First Reading: 02/19/2010
Second Reading: 02/26/2010
Perfection: 03/05/2010
Third Reading: 03/12/2010
Effective Date: 03/16/2010


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