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Neighborhood Revitalization Act

Qualifing properties can recive a tax refund for up to ten years

The Neighborhood Revitalization Act provides for a tax rebate of a percentage of the increase in taxes due to improvements upon a property. Said property must be located in an area bounded on the East by Jefferson St, on the West by Poplar, on the North by Seventh St., and on the South by the city limits. Residential property must have a minimum investment of $5000 and commercial property must have $10,000 to qualify.

Please review the following information carefully as the rules can be complicated. Be aware people routinely miss required deadlines and are disqualified from the program.

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Neighborhood Revitalization Act Check List

Failure to submit forms on time will result in disqualification.

 

Please be aware of the deadlines and other requirements necessary to qualify for and maintain eligibility for the tax rebate. Please review the Application Process and the Criteria for Determining Eligibility pages carefully.

Eligibility:

  1. All real estate taxes must be paid in full by May 10th.
  2. There must not be any code violations on the property being considered.
  3. Construction must be completed with-in one year.
  4. With-in 30 days of completion of construction several items must be provided to the appraiser’s office. See #12 on the Criteria for Determining Eligibility sheet in the packet.

 

Timeline for forms submission:

This is detailed on the sheet titled Application Process.

The City will notify the applicant within 15 days of application receipt of approval.

PRIOR to the commencement of construction obtain a building permit. Several applications have been turned down when this was not met.

 

AGAIN PRIOR to the commencement of construction part 1 and 1a or part 1b, which ever applies, plus a copy of the building permit must be filed with the Appraisers office and the appropriate fee paid.

 

Within 10 days of starting construction part 2 must be filed with the Appraisers office.

 

Part 3 must be filed with the Appraisers office by December 31of the application year whether construction is completed or not.

 

 

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 Eureka Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

 

This plan is intended to promote the revitalization and development of the City of Eureka by stimulating new construction and the rehabilitation, conservation, redevelopment of the area in order to protect the public health, safety, or welfare of the City by offering certain incentives, which include tax rebates. This specific plan does not allow for the acquisition or subsequent disposal of any real or personal property on the part of the City of Eureka.

 

Benefits of the tax Rebate Program

 

* It will provide incentives for commercial and residential  improvements through property tax refunds.

 

* It does not interfere with current property tax revenues.

 

* The program will create new long-term tax revenue, without creating a fiscal burden for the cities and county.

 

* It will offer incentives for development where development might not otherwise occur.

 

* It will help create jobs because, historically, jobs follow development.

 

* It will help reverse the outward migration of residents and the resulting deterioration of neighborhoods within the city.

 

* It will help stabilize land value.

 

* It will strengthen the fiscal capacity of our city government to grow and serve our area.

 

* It provides a limited window of opportunity of participation, thereby, prompting immediate response.

 

* It will encourage housing, commercial, and industrial development in the city.

 

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Kansas Neighborhood Revitalization Act

 

The Kansas Neighborhood Revitalization Act allows the governing body of any municipality to pass an ordinance designating an area within the municipality as a “Neighborhood Revitalization Area” if it finds that “the rehabilitation, conservation or redevelopment of the area is necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare of the residents of the municipality.

 

 

Criteria for Determining Eligibility

 

1.  “Structure” means any building, wall, or other structure, including the building and improvements to the “living space”. The only accessory structures allowed for the purposes of this plan will be garages.

 

2.  There will be a three (3) year application period beginning January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017. At the end of three (3) years, the participating entities will review the plan and determine its continuation. Those applicants approved during the three-year period will continue to receive the tax rebate for the full five (5) or ten (10) years following completion of the project in the event the plan is not continued.

 

3. For residential construction there must be a minimum investment of $5,000 to receive a tax rebate.

 

4.  For commercial /industrial construction there must be a minimum investment of $10,000 to receive a tax rebate.

 

5.  New as well as existing improvements on property must conform to all codes, rules, and regulations in effect at the time the improvements are made. Tax rebates may be terminated if improvements or new construction do not conform to code during the term of agreement period. (Code applicable at time of improvement).

 

6. Real estate taxes must be PAID IN FULL by May 10th of the current tax year or the property owner will forfeit any current or future rebate with the property removed from the program.

 

7. Owners with qualified improvements or new construction eligible for tax rebates under the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan may submit only one application per piece of property.

 

8.  Tax rebates are subject to approval of each taxing unit. See the City Clerk for taxing units who have adopted the Tax Rebate Program of the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. A tax rebate will be based on the increase in assessed value following the first full year of completion.

 

9.  Once a copy of the current paid in full tax receipt is forwarded to the appraiser’s office, tax rebate will be made approximately thirty (30) days after the next tax distribution is made.

 

10. In any given year the rebate paid will be based upon the lesser of the increase in assessed value from the first year or the value as assessed in the current year.

 

11. Construction must be completed within one year from the date of approval of part 1. Extensions beyond that period will be considered on a case by case basis by the city council.

 

12. Within 30 days of completion of construction and no later than December 31st, the following items will need to be provided to the Appraisers Office in order to receive your rebate:

1. An itemized statement of costs

2. Completed New Construction Questionnaire (obtain from Appraiser’s Office)

3. Completed New Construction Cost Data (obtain from Appraiser’s Office)

4. Completed New Construction Dwelling Data (obtain from Appraiser’s Office)

 

13. Property Eligible for a Property Tax Rebate

            A. Residential Property

1.  Property used after improvement for single or multi-family residential uses shall include: rehabilitation, alterations, and additions to any existing primary residential structure and/or garage built prior to adoption of this plan, including alterations of a single-family home into a multi-family dwelling. Other accessory buildings such as garden sheds do not qualify.

           

2.  The improvements must include the minimum health and safety code requirements of the city and U.S. government.

 

3.  New construction of a primary single family or multi-family residential structure shall be eligible.

 

4. Eligible residential property shall be eligible for a 90% rebate of property taxes on taxable value of eligible improvements for five (5) years, See Exhibit B

 

            B. Commercial/Industrial Property

1. All property used exclusively after improvement for commercial/industrial uses shall be eligible.

 

2. Mixed use residential and commercial property shall be eligible if the residential use qualifies or to the extent the improvements are assessed as commercial property.

 

            C. Agricultural and all other property not eligible.

Property used after improvement for agricultural or any non-commercial, non-industrial or non-residential uses shall not be eligible.

 

14. General Provisions Applicable to All Rebate Applications on eligible Property.

 

A.  Property owners of all eligible property shall make application filed with the City Clerk on application forms provided by the City.

 

            B. Eligible improvements must be authorized by a building permit.

 

C.  Property owners shall make application on or after a building permit has been issued and the permit fee paid for any eligible improvements. The deadline for application shall be 60 calendar days after the issue date of the building permit. The property owner may appeal to the city council and the city council may approve an application for rebate after the deadline but no later than when the substantially completed improvements are first assessed by the City Building Official.

 

D. Only one application for rebate shall be allowed per piece of property.

 

E. Any otherwise eligible property with delinquent taxes or special assessments shall not be eligible for a rebate until such time as all taxes and assessments have been paid.

 

F.  The property owner shall notify the city when all improvements covered under the building permit have been substantially completed and the city shall inspect the improvements for the required building codes and notify the County Appraiser by signing and submitting part 3 that the improvements covered under the rebate application have been substantially completed.

 

G.  The County Appraiser shall conduct an on-site inspection, following notification by the city and owner by receipt of part 3 with the City Administrator’s signature, of substantial completion of the improvements and determine the increase in the taxable valuation due to the improvements and shall report that amount to the County Clerk.

 

H.  The property taxes must be paid in full by May 10th of current year and a copy of the paid tax receipt filed with county appraiser before a rebate can be issued.

 

I.  The City Administrator shall review all applications based on eligibility contained in this Plan and approve such eligible applications. If an application is not approved, the property owner may appeal the decision in writing to the City Council for final determination.

 

J. If this Plan is repealed or the rebate criteria changed, any approved applications shall be eligible for rebates for the remaining term of the rebate originally provided in the Plan.

 

K. No rebate payments will be made for any property with open valuation &/or classification appeals until all disputes have been fully litigated.

            (L) Tax rebate transfers with ownership of the property.

15.  Effective Date of the Plan

 

Upon the signing of the inter-local agreement by USD389, Greenwood County, and the City of Eureka, this Plan and property tax rebates provided by this Plan shall be effective upon the adoption of this Plan by resolution of the city council of the City of Eureka. This Plan and the Neighborhood Revitalization Area shall expire after three years from the date of adoption unless extended by resolution of the city council prior to its expiration. The city council may repeal, amend or modify this Plan as conditions, policies or priorities of the city council change.

 

            Passed by the Governing Body of the City of Eureka, Kansas this _____day of ______ 20 ____

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Terry Doerr, Mayor

Attest:

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Renee Harrington, City Clerk

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Exhibit A       Commercial & Industrial Properties

 

 

Requires $100 application fee

(10% or $50, which ever is greater, of rebate amount will be withheld as administration fee by County Treasurer)

 

 New Construction and Rehabilitation Projects Rebate Schedule

 

$10,000 - $249,999                 $250,000 - $999,999               $1,000,000+

 

1-3yr – 90%                            1-6yr – 90%                            1 – 6yr – 90%

4-7yr – 70%                            7-9yr –70%                             7-10yr – 75%

8-9yr – 50%                            10yr - 30%

10yr – 20 %

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Exhibit B     Residential Property

 

Requires $50 application fee

(10% or $50, which ever is greater, of rebate amount will be withheld as administration fee by County Treasurer)

 

 New Construction and Rehabilitation Projects Rebate Schedule

 

1-5 yrs – 90%
            Application Process

 

Prior to filing the Application for Tax Rebate, you will need to do the following:

1. Obtain an application and building permit from the Eureka City Administrator, located at Eureka City Hall, 309 N. Oak, Eureka, Kansas, 67045. If any structure is to be demolished, a demo permit is required.

2. Prior to the commencement of construction of any improvement or new construction for which a tax rebate will be requested, the applicant-owner will complete Part 1 of the application and return it to the City Administrators office for approval. Requests must be received and approved before commencement of construction.

3. The City of Eureka will notify the applicant in writing within fifteen (l5) working days of receipt of the application, indicating approval or denial of the project. No additions or deletions will be accepted after approval.

4. Part 1 and part 1a for industrial/commercial, or part 1b for residential, of the application, along with a copy of the building permit, will then be filed with the County Appraisers Office with a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 for residential  and $100.00 for commercial construction (payable to Greenwood County Appraiser) prior to the commencement of construction.

5. The applicant-owner will notify the County Appraiser of the commencement of construction by filing Part 2 of the application within 10 days after starting the project.

6. For any improvement that will be only partially completed as of January 1, the owner-applicant will file Part 3 of the application with the County Appraiser indicating the status of construction as of January 1. Part 3 will be filed on or before December 31, preceding the commencement of the tax rebate period.

7. For any improvement that construction is completed on or before January 1, following the commencement of construction, the owner-applicant will file Part 3 of the application with the County Appraiser on or before December 31, preceding the beginning of the tax rebate period, certifying the completion of construction, along with an itemized statement of costs. This is necessary to receive your rebate. If this procedure is not followed or the required dates not met, the rebate application will be considered null and void and the process will be stopped. Notification of termination will be sent by letter. The applicant may appeal termination to the City Council within 15 days of termination letter’s postmark.

8. After January 1, the County Appraiser will conduct an on-site inspection of the construction project (improvement, rehabilitation, or new) and determine the new valuation of the real estate accordingly. The valuation is then reported to the County Clerk and the tax records will be revised.

9. Upon filing of Part 3, and the determination of the new valuation of the said real estate, the form will be filed by the County Appraiser with the County Clerk certifying the project is in compliance with the requirements for a tax rebate.

10. Upon payment in full, not partial payment, of the real estate tax for the subject property for the initial and each succeeding year period extending through the specified rebate period property owner will provide the appraisers office with a copy of the paid tax receipt, the appraisers office will notify the treasurer’s office and within approximately thirty (30) days following the date of the next tax distribution by the County of Greenwood to the other taxing units, a tax rebate as calculated by the appropriate schedule of the amount of the tax increment will be made to the owner. Tax rebate funds will be mailed by the Greenwood County Treasurer. Ten percent, or $50, whichever is greater, of the rebate amount is retained annually by the County Treasurer for administrative handling.

11. Tax rebate transfers with ownership of property.

 

                    PART 1

 

                     Application for Tax Rebate Under the        

   City of Eureka Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

 

(A non-refundable application fee of $50 for residential, $100 for commercial must accompany this application)

 

(This part to City Administrator for signature then to County Appraiser)

 

 

Owner’s name ________________________Day Phone # __________________

                         (Please Print)

 

Owner’s Mailing Address: ____________________________________________

 

Address of Property: ________________School District #:________ Parcel Identification Number: _____________________________

                                                              (Copy from your tax statement or call the County Appraiser's Office)

 Legal Description of Properly: (Use additional sheets if necessary)

Proposed Property Use:

RESIDENTIAL: _____New OR _____Rehab;   _____Rental OR   ______ Owner-Occupied
_______ Residence _____Other (Explain)   ____________

                                         ______ Single Family    ______Multi-Family    _______ Owner -Occupied

                                        

COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL:  _______ New        ______Rehab;      ________ Rental    _________ Owner-Occupied

 

Will the proposed project be on a foundation? _______ Yes              _______ No
How will the proposed project be taxed? _____ Personal Property   _____ Real Estate
Will it be permanently attached to the property? _______ Yes                        _______ No

I have read and do hereby agree to follow all application procedures and criteria. An itemized statement of costs will need to be turned in when I have completed my project and I understand this will be necessary to receive my rebate. I further understand that this application will be void one year from the date below if improvements or construction has not begun on this project. File signed original with Appraisers Office.

 

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                Signature of Owner                                                                                                                             Date

 

                Approved ______               Denied _____

 

 

                ______________________________                                                                                          _____________

                Signature of City Administrator                                                                                                       Date

 

 

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PART 1-A

                                    COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL

Any and all financial information reported on this form will be considered confidential and will not be subject to public disclosure as provided in K.S.A. 15-221 (b)

                 (This part to County Appraiser)

General

Address of Building _____________________

Estimated Date of Completion _______________________

List of Buildings Proposed to Be Demolished if any__________________________________________

Estimated Cost of Improvements: (Please attach copies of cost documentation and Blueprints or Plans. Expenses must be over $10,000)

Materials $ _______________________ Labor $ ___________________________

Please check one of the following that best describes the construction of your property.

(   ) All Contractor Built (turn-key) (   ) Pre-built Home moved to site    (   } Modular Home

(   ) Contractor built with owner participation      (   ) All owner built      (   ) other ___________________

Amount of Owner Participation:  Hours   _________ Percent of Project ______________Estimated Value_______________

 

 

Commercial/Industrial

Type of Building _________________ Use of Building ________________________________________

Building Dimensions ____________________ Exterior Wall Material________________________

 

Both Commercial /Industrial if remodel or renovation:

Area to be Remodeled __________ Type and Use of Building ___________________

Describe improvements (attach other sheets if necessary) ______________________________________

 

 

____________________________                                                    _____________________

Signature of Owner                                                                            Date

 

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PART 1-B

                          RESIDENTIAL

             (This part to County Appraiser)

 

Any and all financial information reported on this form will be considered confidential and will not be subject to public disclosure as provided in K.S.A. 15-221 (b)

General

Estimated Date of Completion _____________________

List of Buildings Proposed to Be Demolished if any____________________________________________________

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Estimated Cost of Improvements: (Please attach copies of cost documentation and Blueprints or Plans)

Materials $ _____________                 Labor $ _______________

Total Cost $ _________________ MUST BE OVER $5,000 TO QUALIFY FOR REBATE

Please check one of the following that best describes the construction of your property.

(   ) All Contractor Built (turn-key)   (   ) Pre-built Home moved to site    (   ) Modular Home

(   ) Contractor built with owner participation      (   ) All owner built     (   ) Other ___

Amount of Owner Participation:  Hours  _______ Percent of Project _______ Value______________

Residential Remodel

Square Feet of Living Area Added ______ (   ) Basement (   ) Ground Floor (   ) Upper Floor

Rooms to be Remodeled (Please mark all that apply)

(   ) Living Room (   ) Bedroom                     (   ) Bathroom                     (   ) Kitchen
(   ) Dining Room (   )Basement                     (   ) Other_______________

Rooms to be Added (Please mark all that apply)

(   ) Living Room    (   ) Bedroom                  (   ) Bathroom                    (   ) Kitchen  ___

(   )Dining Room   (   )Basement                 _(   ) Other_____________________________________

 

 

_____________________________                                      _____________________

 

 

 

                Signature of Owner                                                             Date

 

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Part 2

 

Application for Tax Rebate Under the

City of Eureka

Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

(This part to County Appraiser)

 

Commencement of Construction

 

Parcel Identification Number _____________________________(Get from Appraiser)

 

Date of Original Application _____________________________

 

Construction began on _____________ Building Permit Number _____________

                                                                                               

 

Estimated Date of Completion of Construction ______________________________

 

_____________________________              ____________________

Signature of Owner                                        Date

 

 

Please return to County Appraisers office within 10 days after starting your project.

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Greenwood County Appraiser

Suite #5

311 N Main St.

Eureka, KS  67045

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Part 3

Application for Tax Rebate under the City of Eureka

Neighborhood Revitaliazation Plan

STATUS OF CONSTRUCTION/COMPLETION

(This part to County Appraiser by December 31st)

 

Parcel Identification Number _________________________________(get from Appraiser)

Date of Original Application ______________________________

__________ Incomplete Project as of January 1 following commencement

__________Complete Project of January 1 following commencement.

 

The Construction project applied for was considered complete on ________________

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Printed Name of Owner

___________________________                              _______________

Signature of Owner                                                    Date

 

An itemized statement of costs, a completed new construction questionnaire, completed new construction cost data, and completed new construction dwelling data sheets will need to be turned in to the Appraisers office along with part 3 when you have completed your project. This will be necessary to receive your rebate.

 

Greenwood County Appraiser

Suite #5

311 N Main St.

Eureka, KS  67045

 
 

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