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Title X TAXATION AND REVENUE

Chapter 141

Effective - 28 Aug 2012 bottom

  141.985.  Name on property held — inventory to be available to public — policies and procedures — proceeds of sale, how distributed. — 1.  A land bank agency shall hold in its own name all real property acquired by such land bank agency irrespective of the identity of the transferor of such property.

  2.  A land bank agency shall maintain and make available for public review and inspection an inventory of all real property held by the land bank agency.  This inventory shall be available on the land bank agency website and include at a minimum whether a parcel is available for sale, the address of the parcel if an address has been assigned, the parcel number, if no address has been assigned, and the year that a parcel entered the land bank agency's inventory.

  3.  The land bank agency shall determine and set forth in policies and procedures of the board the general terms and conditions for consideration to be received by the land bank agency for the transfer of real property and interests in real property, which consideration may take the form of monetary payments and secured financial obligations, covenants, and conditions related to the present and future use of the property, contractual commitments of the transferee, and such other forms of consideration as determined by the board to be in the best interest of the land bank agency.

  4.  Subject to the limitation set forth in subsection 1 of section 141.980, a land bank agency may convey, exchange, sell, transfer, lease, grant, release and demise, pledge and hypothecate any and all interests in, upon or to property of the land bank agency.

  5.  A municipality may, in its resolution or ordinance creating a land bank agency establish a hierarchical ranking of priorities for the use of real property conveyed by such land bank agency, subject to subsection 7 of this section, including but not limited to:

  (1)  Use for purely public spaces and places;

  (2)  Use for affordable housing;

  (3)  Use for retail, commercial and industrial activities;

  (4)  Use as wildlife conservation areas; and

  (5)  Such other uses and in such hierarchical order as determined by such municipality.  

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If a municipality in its resolution or ordinance creating a land bank agency establishes priorities for the use of real property conveyed by the land bank agency, such priorities shall be consistent with and no more restrictive than municipal planning and zoning ordinances.

  6.  The board may delegate to officers and employees the authority to enter into and execute agreements, instruments of conveyance and all others related documents pertaining to the conveyance of property by the land bank agency.

  7.  A land bank agency shall accept written offers equal to or greater than fair market value to purchase real property held by the land bank agency.  If a land bank agency rejects a written offer equal to or greater than fair market value, or does not respond to a written offer equal to or greater than fair market value within sixty days, the land bank agency's action shall be subject to judicial review under chapter 536 or any other applicable provision of law unless the basis for the land bank agency's rejection is that it* has accepted another offer equal to or greater than fair market value for that property.  Venue shall be in the circuit court of the county in which the land bank agency is located.

  8.  When any parcel of real estate acquired by a land bank agency pursuant to a deemed sale under subsection 3 of section 141.560, by deed from a land trust under subsection 1 of section 141.984, or pursuant to a sale under subdivision (2) of subsection 2 of section 141.550 is sold or otherwise disposed of by such land bank agency, the proceeds therefrom shall be applied and distributed in the following order:

  (1)  To the payment of the expenses of sale;

  (2)  To fulfill the requirements of the resolution, indenture or other financing documents adopted or entered into in connection with bonds, notes or other obligations of the land bank agency, to the extent that such requirements may apply with respect to such parcel of real estate;

  (3)  The balance to be retained by the land bank agency to pay the salaries and other expenses of such land bank agency and of its employees as provided for in its annual budget;

  (4)  Any funds in excess of those necessary to meet the expenses of the annual budget of the land bank agency in any fiscal year and a reasonable sum to carry over into the next fiscal year to assure that sufficient funds will be available to meet initial expenses for that next fiscal year, exclusive of net profit from the sale of ancillary parcels, shall be paid to the respective taxing authorities that, at the time of the distribution, are taxing the real property from which the proceeds are being distributed.  The distributions shall be in proportion to the amounts of the taxes levied on the properties by the taxing authorities.  Distribution shall be made on January first and July first of each year, and at such other times as the board may determine.

  9.  When any ancillary parcel is sold or otherwise disposed of by such land bank agency, the proceeds therefrom shall be applied and distributed in the following order:

  (1)  To the payment of all land taxes and related charges then due on such parcel;

  (2)  To the payment of the expenses of sale;

  (3)  To fulfill the requirements of the resolution, indenture, or other financing documents adopted or entered into in connection with bonds, notes or other obligations of the land bank agency, to the extent that such requirements may apply with respect to such parcel of real estate;

  (4)  The balance to be retained by the land bank agency to pay the salaries and other expenses of such land bank agency and of its employees as provided for in its annual budget;

  (5)  Any funds in excess of those necessary to meet the expenses of the annual budget of the land bank agency in any fiscal year and a reasonable sum to carry over into the next fiscal year to assure that sufficient funds will be available to meet initial expenses for that next fiscal year, may be paid in accordance with subdivision (3) of subsection 8 of this section.

  10.  If a land bank agency owns more than five parcels of real property in a single city block and no written offer to purchase any of those properties has been submitted to the agency in the past twelve months, the land bank shall reduce its requested price for those properties and advertise the discount publicly.

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(L. 2012 H.B. 1659 & 1116)

*Word "is" appears in original rolls.


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