W-1 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

W-1-1 PURPOSE

The purpose of this chapter is to stimulate and develop the general economic welfare and prosperity of the City through the promotion and advancement of industrial, commercial, manufacturing, agricultural, natural resources, research, data collection, health service, housing, primary, secondary, and postsecondary education, recreational development, and the reduction of water and air pollution resulting from such developments; to encourage and assist in the location of new business and industry in this state and the expansion of existing business development; and to promote the economic stability of the City by providing greater employment opportunities and diversification of industry thus promoting the general welfare of the citizens by authorizing the City to issue bonds to finance projects comprising real or personal property or both, useful for any of these purposes.

The purpose of this chapter is also to promote health services, housing for the elderly and housing for the handicapped at reasonable costs, thus promoting the general welfare of the citizens, by authorizing the City to issue bonds to pay, purchase or discharge all or any part of the outstanding indebtedness of any nonprofit corporation incurred in the purchase, construction, reconstruction, acquisition of sites for, enlargement, improvement, or remodeling of health service facilities, housing for the elderly or housing for the handicapped.

Source: Ord. 834

W-1-2 BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

A.     A Resolution setting the boundaries for the B.I.D., Resolution 2013-16, and a Resolution Establishing a B.I.D. Board of Directors, Resolution 2013-17, were adopted by the Fort Pierre City Council on May 20, 2013. A Resolution of Intent to establish a B.I.D. and to adopt an ordinance enacting a general occupancy fee on lodging establishments, Resolution 2013-18, was adopted by the Fort Pierre City Council on June 3, 2013. A public hearing on the formation of such district was held on July 15, 2013, at 7:35 p.m. at the Fort Pierre City Council Room.

The B.I.D. approved herein has been established pursuant to SDCL chapter 9-55. The purpose of the B.I.D. is for financing promotion of Fort Pierre and its hotels, motels, and general commerce. The proposed cost for such promotion is approximately $7,500.00 to $10,000.00, to be financed in part by a fair and equitable general occupancy fee levied upon lodging establishments as herein defined.

The boundaries of the B.I.D. established by Ordinance No. 965 shall be the business and commercial district of the City of Fort Pierre where hotels, motels, travel parks and similar lodging facilities that are maintained or held out to the public to be a place where sleeping accommodations are furnished for pay to transient guests as defined by SDCL 34-18-1.

The businesses in the district shall be subject to an occupancy fee based on rooms rented by a lodging establishment, as authorized by SDCL chapter 9-55. The initial rate of occupancy fee to be imposed will be $2.00 per occupied room per night, but no fee will be imposed on any transient guest who has been provided a room by a lodging establishment on a complimentary basis at no charge.

The Ordinance will take effect October 1, 2013 and the City Finance officer is authorized and directed to determine and compile the occupancy fee as hereby provided. The occupancy fee shall be remitted by the 20th day of each month to the City Finance Officer of the City of Fort Pierre.

Upon receipt of the occupancy fee funds, the City shall subtract its administrative cost, if any, and not to exceed 2% of the total amount received per month, and forward the balance to the Fort Pierre Development Corporation. The Fort Pierre Development Corporation shall deposit all such funds into an account established for use only for occupancy fee funds. The B.I.D. Board will develop a plan for the use of the funds for the purpose of promoting the City of Fort Pierre, its hotels and motels, and general commerce, and report to the City Council with its recommendations. Final determination on the use of the funds will be made by the City Council.

Failure to remit the occupancy fee by those to which this Ordinance applies shall be subject to the City of Fort Pierre having a real property lien upon the non-compliant lodging establishment to the extent of the unpaid occupancy fee, in the same form and manner as unpaid special assessments are a lien upon property. If an establishment does not remit the occupancy fee in full on or before the due date, a late fee of 10% of the total amount due will be imposed and added to the amount due.

B.         The City Council of the City of Fort Pierre adopted Resolution 2018-20 that Planned Development Districts created for the purposes of operating business where lodging establishments such as hotels, motels, travel parks and similar lodging facilities are located that are maintained or held out to the public to be a place where sleeping accommodations are furnished for pay to transient guests as defined by SDCL 34-18-1, are consistent with and common to the boundaries of the Business Improvement District as established by Ordinance 965, and are therefore qualifying property for the Business Improvement District pursuant to SDCL 9-55-4.

Property identified as Planned Development Districts created for the purposes of operating a business where lodging establishments such as hotels, motels, travel parks and similar lodging facilities are located that are maintained or held out to the public to be a place where sleeping accommodations are furnished for pay to transient guests as defined by SDCL 34-18-1 are hereby added to the boundaries of the Business Improvement District set by Resolution 2013-16 and established by Ordinance 965, and are subject to the same occupancy fee based on lodging units rented by a lodging establishment as authorized by SDCL chapter 9-55 and Ordinance 965.

Source: Ord. 965, 1029