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Chapter 353

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  353.030.  Organization of corporation — contents of articles of agreement. — Corporations referred to in this chapter as urban redevelopment corporations may be organized in the following manner:  The articles of agreement or association shall be prepared, subscribed and acknowledged, and filed in the office of the secretary of state pursuant to the general corporations laws of the state and shall contain:

  (1)  The name of the proposed corporation, which must have the words "redevelopment corporation" as a part thereof.

  (2)  The purposes for which it is formed which shall be as follows:  To acquire, construct, maintain and operate a redevelopment project or redevelopment projects in accordance with the provisions of this law.

  (3)  The amount of the capital stock, and if any be preferred stock the preference thereof.

  (4)  The number of shares of which the capital shall consist all of which shall have a par value.

  (5)  The city in which its principal business office is to be located.

  (6)  Its duration, which shall not exceed ninety-nine years.

  (7)  The number of directors, which shall not be less than three, nor more than thirteen.

  (8)  The names and post-office addresses of the directors for the first year, at least one of whom shall be a resident of the state of Missouri.

  (9)  The names and post-office addresses of the subscribers to the articles of association or agreement.

  (10)  A provision that in the event that income debenture certificates are issued by the corporation, the owners thereof shall have the same right to vote as they would have if possessed of certificates of stock of the amount and par value of the income debenture certificates held by them.  The articles may provide for the retirement of income debenture certificates or preferred stock of the corporation as and when there shall be funds available in the treasury of the corporation from the receipt of amortization or sinking fund in installments for the purpose.  Interest shall not be paid by the corporation upon such income debenture certificates in excess of nine percent per annum.  Provided, however, that this limitation shall not apply to other debt of the corporation.

  (11)  A declaration that the corporation has been organized to serve a public purpose; that all real estate acquired by it and all structures erected by it are to be acquired for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety and welfare, and that the stockholders of the corporation shall when they subscribe to and receive the stock thereof, agree that the net earnings of the corporation shall be limited to an amount not to exceed eight percent per annum of the cost to such corporation of the redevelopment project including the cost of the land, or the balances of such cost as reduced by amortization payments; provided, that the net earnings derived from any redevelopment project shall in no event exceed a sum equal to eight percent per annum upon the entire cost thereof.  Such net earnings shall be computed after deducting from gross earnings the following:

  (a)  All costs and expenses of maintenance and operation;

  (b)  Amounts paid for taxes, assessments, insurance premiums and other similar charges;

  (c)  An annual amount sufficient to amortize the cost of the entire project at the end of the period, which shall not be more than sixty years from the date of completion of the project.  The development plan may contain provisions satisfactory to the legislative authority authorizing such plan that any surplus earnings in excess of the rate of net earnings provided in this chapter may be held by the corporation as a reserve for maintenance of such rate of return in the future and may be used by the corporation to offset any deficiency in such rate of return which may have occurred in prior years; or may be used to accelerate the amortization payments; or for the enlargement of the project; or for reduction in rentals therein; provided, that any excess of such surplus earnings remaining at the termination of the tax relief granted pursuant to section 353.110 shall be turned over by the corporation to the city.

  (12)  A declaration that such corporations are organized* for the purpose of the clearance, replanning, reconstruction or rehabilitation of blighted areas, and the construction of such industrial, commercial, residential or public structures as may be appropriate, including provisions for recreational and other facilities incidental or appurtenant thereto.


(L. 1943 p. 751 § 7, A.L. 1945 p. 1242 § 3, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 393, A.L. 1969 S.B. 373, A.L. 1974 2d Ex. Sess. S.B. 1)

Effective 1-09-75

*Word "recognized" appears in original rolls.

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