City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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[Ord. No. 3334 §1, 9-6-2000]
A. 
The purpose of the Blue Springs Public Art Commission is:
1. 
To acquire, maintain, and display works of art at sites within the boundaries of the City of Blue Springs;
2. 
To determine which works of art are suitable for such acquisition and display by utilizing recognized criteria and standards after establishing project guidelines and artistic criteria;
3. 
To determine and select appropriate sites for the display for such art, taking into consideration such factors as availability of the site, visibility of the site, impact on property and persons in the near vicinity of the site, accessibility to the site, ease of maintenance of the site, requisite approval by appropriate government agencies and other similar factors;
4. 
To promote the acquisition, maintenance and upkeep of works of art on sites within the City through private fund raising, contributions of specific art or funds to acquire and maintain the sane, grant applications, and short- or long-term loan agreements with art museums, artists, art organizations, galleries, or businesses;
5. 
To provide recommendations to the City Council concerning all of the above and alternative means of securing funds for public art through legislation.
[Ord. No. 3334 §1, 9-6-2000]
The Blue Springs Public Art Commission's status shall, to the extent possible, be such that contributions made for public art are tax deductible under State and Federal law. Contributions from entities other than the City shall be received and shall be expended by such Commission independently of the City. The City shall not be responsible or liable to or for actions of the Commission unless specifically approved by written contract or agreement with the Commission or a third (3rd) party.
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Title to the works of art are to be vested in the Blue Springs Public Art Commission and/or the City or leased to the Commission or City for reasonable periods of time as determined by the Commission or the City. Any ownership by the City is to be approved by the City Council.
[Ord. No. 3334 §1, 9-6-2000]
The City, in its discretion, may allow works of art to be displayed on sites owned or controlled by the City.
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The Blue Springs Public Art Commission may by easement, lease or other written agreement provide sites on privately owned property for such works of art.
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The Blue Springs Public Art Commission shall be responsible for obtaining adequate property and liability insurance for such works of art unless insurance is specifically provided by and is approved by the City under its standard insurance coverage.
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The Mayor shall appoint the initial Board of Directors with the concurrence of a majority of the City Council. The first (1st) Board of Directors may incorporate the entity and establish its bylaws and procedures. The Board will consist of seven (7) members who are not elected City Officials nor paid City staff who have knowledge in the various studies of the arts, including but not limited to paintings, sculptures and similar works.
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The initial Board of Directors shall serve respectively: three (3) members for one (1) year, two (2) members for two (2) years and two (2) members for three (3) years. Their terms shall be specified by the Mayor at the time of their appointment. Thereafter, the members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor, with approval of the City Council, for three (3) year terms. The City Administrator shall appoint one (1) City staff person to serve on the Board as a non-voting member and liaison to the City. This appointment shall be made annually.
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The City may from time to time appropriate funds, in its discretion, for the Commission that will enhance the general welfare and benefit of the City as a whole.