Webster Groves Tax Increment Financing Commission
- Taxing Districts
- Douglass Hill Proposed Redevelopment Area
- Agendas & Minutes
- Contact Information
WHAT IS TAX INCREMENT FINANCING?
Tax increment financing (“TIF”) is a method to encourage redevelopment of a “blighted area” or a “conservation area,” as defined under Missouri law.
The law authorizes cities and counties to adopt a redevelopment plan that provides for the redevelopment of a designated area, and to use TIF to fund a portion of the project costs. The net effect of tax increment financing is to permit a developer to use a portion of property taxes that otherwise would be paid on the completed project to repay all or a portion of the development costs. In this manner, future tax increases are not abated, but rather are used to fund costs of the redevelopment project. Read more about how TIF works here.
WHAT DOES THE TIF COMMISSION DO?
The TIF commission conducts the public hearings required under the TIF Act, and makes recommendations to the governing body of the municipality concerning the adoption of redevelopment plans or redevelopment projects and the designation of redevelopment areas. A recommendation of approval only occurs if a majority of the commissioners vote to approve a redevelopment plan, redevelopment project, designation of a redevelopment area, or an amendment; a tie vote is considered a recommendation in opposition. The redevelopment plans, redevelopment projects and the designation of the redevelopment area must receive final approval of the governing body of the municipality.
On July 6, 2021, the Webster Groves City Council adopted Resolution #2021-33 convening the TIF Commission. Read the resolution here.
TIF COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING
The public hearing of the TIF Commission will be held Wednesday, October 27th at the Webster Groves Recreation Center at 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves. The hearing will begin at 6 P.M. The pubic may attend in person or via Zoom. In-person attendance requires the wearing of a face covering (mask). Read the public hearing process details here.
The Taxing Districts (or jurisdictions) that are affected by a TIF District and also are involved in the TIF Commission process are:
- City of Webster Groves
- St. Louis County
- Webster Groves School District
- Special School District of St. Louis County
- Community College District of St. Louis
- Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District
- Productive Living Board of St. Louis County
- Webster Groves Library District
- Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
- Deer Creek Sewer District
- Old Webster Special Business District
- State of Missouri
- Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District (Great Rivers Greenway)
The taxing districts were requested to make appointment to the TIF Commission, pursuant to Missouri Law, by certified letter on July 7, 2021. You can see a sample of the letter requesting appointment here.
The TIF Commission is convened to review the proposed redevelopment, "Douglass Hill", and make recommendations on the redevelopment to the City Council. The Douglass Hill Redevelopment area is generally bounded by North Rock Hill Road on the west, West Kirkham Avenue on the north, Gore Avenue on the east and West Pacific Avenue on the south.
|CLICK BELOW FOR DOUGLASS HILL REDEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTS|
|Letter to TIF Commission on Floodplain Study, 9/1/2021|
Property and Sales Tax Resource Documents
- Missouri State Tax Commission Reassessment Pamphlet (helpful in understanding the basics of property taxes)
- Understanding Pooled Sales Taxes in St. Louis County
The TIF Commission consists of 12 members of which 3 members are appointed solely by the County Executive, 3 members are appointed by the County Executive and the City of Webster Groves, 3 members appointed solely by the City of Webster Groves, 2 members appointed by the Webster Groves School District and the Special School of St. Louis County, and 1 member appointed by the remaining tax districts.
|TIF COMMISSION MEMBERS|
Appointed by St. Louis
County Executive, Dr. Sam Page
Appointed by the St. Louis County Executive and City of Webster Groves
Appointed by the
City of Webster Groves
|Paul Hampel||Ray Gawlik||Clark Hotaling|
|Kevin McKenna||Andria Nelson Roberts||Ryan Murphy|
|Jay Nelson||Jacob Trimble||Kyle Wilson|
Appointed by the Webster Groves School District and
Special School District of St. Louis County
Appointed by the
Remaining Tax Districts
|TIF COMMISSION OFFICERS|
|Kyle Wilson||Ryan Murphy|
TIF COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6 P.M.
Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 E Glendale Rd OR via ZOOM
|TIF COMMISSION AGENDAS, MINUTES, & RECORDINGS|
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(Note: Recording starts at Agenda Item 4. See Minutes for previous actions)
To provide comments and input to the TIF Commission, please email:
All submitted comments will be provided to the TIF Commission members.
David Franklin, Councilmember
Assistant City Manager/Director of Finance and Administration