FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 656
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES MAY (Sponsor), JONES (110), HUMMEL, RIDDLE, JONES (50), WEBB, WEBBER, RIZZO, RICHARDSON, ROORDA, WRIGHT, COLONA, MONTECILLO, NEWMAN AND DIEHL (Co-sponsors).
1545L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 82.485, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to powers of the supervisor of parking meters in certain cities.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 82.485, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 82.485, to read as follows:
82.485. 1. The treasurer of any city not within a county is hereby made and constituted supervisor of parking meters.
2. It shall be the duty of the supervisor of parking meters to install parking meters, collect all parking meter fees, supervise the expenditures for repairs and maintenance, establish and supervise a parking [enforcement division and a parking meter] division to enforce any statute or ordinances now or hereafter established pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles, including automated zone parking and all other parking functions, and to make all disbursements on any parking contracts, including employment, consulting, legal services, capital improvement and purchase of equipment and real property which may hereafter be made by such cities, subject to audit in the manner provided by state statute.
3. The supervisor of parking meters shall establish and maintain a parking meter fund and any other funds therein which the supervisor of parking meters determines to be necessary, including debt service funds and capital improvement funds for purposes including, but not restricted to, the construction of off-street parking facilities and supervising and directing the financing of such projects. The supervisor of parking meters of such city may issue revenue bonds and pledge parking division and other revenues and assets, including real property and future income, for the purpose of capital improvements and debt service. The parking meter fund shall be the sole depository for all parking revenue derived from parking fees, fines, penalties, administrative costs and booting or any other revenues derived from the efforts of the employees of the supervisor of parking, including the parking meter division or parking violation enforcement division.
4. The supervisor of the parking meters shall each year submit for approval to the board of aldermen, having first been reviewed by the parking commission, an operating budget projecting revenues and expenses for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1990, and for each fiscal year thereafter. The parking commission, which shall consist of the supervisor of parking meters as chairperson, the chairperson of the aldermanic traffic committee, the director of streets, the comptroller and the director of the parking [meter] operations, shall approve parking policy as necessary to control public parking, shall set rates and fees to ensure the successful operation of the parking division, and require a detailed accounting of parking division revenues from any agent or agency, public or private, involved in the collection of parking revenues. The supervisor of parking meters shall draw upon the parking meter fund annually a portion of such fund according to the parking meter division's operating budget to pay any debt obligations, salaries, contracts, expenditures for repairs and maintenance, and make any capital improvements, and a portion of such fund shall at the end of each fiscal year then be transferred to the general fund of the city. The transfer to the general fund shall be no more than forty percent of the parking meter fund's net change in the fund's balance after all payments for capital improvements and debt service have been made.