Tax Increment Financing Commission

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission Members

Christopher Bamman
Tricia Downing
Jack Feldman
Michael Hackett
Dave Halphin
Darryl Jones
Teresa McBride
Cory Needham
James Pycior
Mark Trosen
Steve Westermann

General Policy

It is the policy of the City of Grain Valley to consider the judicious use of TIF for those projects which demonstrate a substantial and significant public benefit by constructing public improvements in support of developments that will create new jobs and retain existing employment; eliminate blight; strengthen the employment and economic bases of the City; increase property values and tax revenues; reduce poverty; create economic stability; upgrade older neighborhoods; facilitate economic self‐sufficiency; and implement the Comprehensive Plan and Economic Development strategy of the City.

Care will be exercised in the use of TIF to thoroughly evaluate each project to ensure that the benefits which will accrue from the approval of the agreement are appropriate for the costs which will result, and that they are equitable to the City as a whole.

Appointment Process

The Board of Commissioners shall be composed of eleven (11) Commissioners to be appointed as follows pursuant to the TIF Act:

  • Two (2) Commissioners shall be appointed by the Grain Valley School District. Such Commissioners shall be appointed in any manner agreed upon by said District.
  • One (1) Commissioner shall be appointed by the affected taxing districts, other than the Grain Valley School District and the City of Grain Valley, MO, which levy ad valorem taxes within the redevelopment area which is under consideration by the Commission. Such Commissioner shall be appointed in any manner agreed upon by the affected taxing districts.
  • Two (2) Commissioners shall be appointed by the County Executive of Jackson County, MO.
  • Six (6) Commissioners shall be appointed by the Mayor of Grain Valley, MO with the consent of the majority of the Board of Aldermen.

Of the Commissioners first appointed by the Mayor of Grain Valley, MO with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, two shall be designated to serve a term of two years, two shall be designated to serve a term of three years and two shall be designated to serve for a term of four years from the date of such initial appointments. Thereafter, the Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Grain Valley, MO with the consent of the Board of Aldermen shall serve for a term of four years, except that all vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms in the same manner as which original appointments.

Meetings

Meetings of the Board of Commissioners may be called by or at the request of the City Administrator, Chairman or any two (2) Commissioners for the purpose of transacting any business designated in the notice for such meeting, and shall be held at the City Hall or such other place as the Board of Commissioners may determine. At such meeting no business shall be considered other than as designated in the notice; however, if all of the Commissioners are present at a meeting, any item of business whether or not designated in the notice may be transacted by and with their unanimous consent.

Grain Valley City Hall
711 Main Street
Grain Valley, MO 64029