[R.O. 1993 § 110.120; Ord. No. 765 § 1, 4-19-2004]
There is hereby established a Community Advisory Board on Beautification to be composed of five (5) members consisting of the City Environmental Commissioner and four (4) citizen members. The four (4) citizen members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board of Aldermen. Citizen members shall serve terms of two (2) years, except that two (2) members of the first board shall be appointed for initial terms of one (1) year such that one-half (1/2) of the board will be subject to appointment each year thereafter. The terms of all citizen members shall expire on June 1 of the appropriate year. Citizen members may be appointed to two (2) or more successive terms and may simultaneously serve on other City formal or informal boards or commissions. Members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in carrying out their duties, subject to prior approval by the Board of Aldermen.
The Community Advisory Board on Beautification shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen such projects as they may determine will enhance and beautify the aesthetic natural and built environment of the City and the entryways, streets, roadways, traffic islands and medians and other public ways and public property in the City. The Advisory Board shall also assist the Board of Aldermen in planning, identifying funding sources, implementing and maintaining such projects as the Board of Aldermen may approve from time to time.
[Ord. No. 919 § 1, 6-15-2015; Ord. No. 992, 1-22-2018]
It is in the best interests of the City of Bel-Nor and the health, safety, and welfare of its residents to authorize the Mayor to appoint a Clean Energy Development Board to administer a PACE program and to fund such PACE program through the receipt of grant funds, the issuance of bonds, and/or other financing mechanisms and funding sources permitted by the PACE Act, and to make or cause to be made loans to property owners to fund energy efficiency or renewable energy improvements to their property, which loans would be repayable through a special assessment paid in the same fashion as ad valorem property taxes.
[Ord. No. 919 § 2, 6-15-2015; Ord. No. 992, 1-22-2018]
The creation of a Clean Energy Development Board, as set forth in the PACE Act, is hereby approved. The Clean Energy Development Board shall consist of at least five (5) members. Clean Energy Development Board members are not required to be residents of Bel-Nor, Missouri. The initial members of the Clean Energy Development Board shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. Of the initial members, one (1) shall serve for a term of one (1) year, two (2) shall serve for a term of two (2) years, and two (2) shall serve for a term of three (3) years, each beginning as of the date of ratification of such member's appointment by the Board of Aldermen. Future members shall serve for a term of three (3) years, or such other time as the Clean Energy Development Board may set forth in its bylaws, and shall be appointed in a manner to be set forth by the Clean Energy Development Board in its bylaws.
[Ord. No. 919 § 3, 6-15-2015; Ord. No. 992, 1-22-2018]
The Clean Energy Development Board is hereby authorized to exercise all powers which may be exercised by such boards pursuant to the PACE Act, as may be revised from time to time, and to adopt bylaws addressing the operations of the Clean Energy Development Board which are consistent with the PACE Act and this Article. Such powers include, but are not limited to:
Providing property owners with an application to apply for PACE funds;
Developing standards for the approval of projects submitted by property owners;
Reviewing applications and selecting qualified projects;
Entering into assessment contracts with property owners;
Providing a copy of each executed assessment contract to the County Assessor and County Collector and causing a copy of each such assessment contract to be recorded in the real estate records of the Recorder of Deeds;
Authorizing and disbursing PACE funds to the property owner participants;
Receiving the PACE assessments from the County Collector;
Recording any liens, if needed, stemming from non-payment of a PACE assessment; and
Contracting with third parties for the administration or execution of such of the Clean Energy Development Board's powers as may be delegated pursuant to the PACE Act.
[Ord. No. 919 § 4, 6-15-2015; Ord. No. 992, 1-22-2018]
To be eligible for PACE funds, commercial property applicants to the Clean Energy Development Board shall submit a written acknowledgement from each existing entity that holds a mortgage, lien or other indebtedness secured by the subject commercial property, stating that such entity understands, acknowledges and consents to the fact that if the application for PACE funds is approved, a contractual assessment or special charge will be levied on the subject commercial property, to be collected in installments on the property tax bill in the same manner as and subject to the same penalties, remedies and lien priorities as real property taxes.
[Ord. No. 919 § 5, 6-15-2015; Ord. No. 992, 1-22-2018]
The City and Clean Energy Development Board shall permit other "municipalities," as defined in the PACE Act,to join the Clean Energy Development Board upon the adoption of an ordinance in a form approved by the Clean Energy Development Board electing to join the Clean Energy Development Board and adopting the terms of this Article to the extent that such terms are applicable, and the execution of a cooperative agreement with the Clean Energy Development Board.
[Ord. No. 919 § 6, 6-15-2015; Ord. No. 992, 1-22-2018]
The Mayor and all other officials, agents, and employees of the City of Bel-Nor are hereby authorized to take such further actions and execute such documents as may be necessary or desirable to carry out to comply with the intent of this Article, and to carry out, comply with and perform the duties of the City hereunder and under the PACE Act.