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Kansas City Tire Dealer and Property Management Fee Changes, 2 (August 2010)

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Two Kansas City Tire Dealer and Property Management Fee Changes measures were on the August 3, 2010 ballot in the city of Kansas City which is in Clay County.

Both measures were approved

The first measure sought to allow the city to charge an annual fee of $250 for inspection and permit issuing of tire dealers and waste tire sites as well as charging late fees as needed.

  • YES 6,008 (54.69%)Approveda
  • NO 4,977 (45.31%)

The question on the ballot:

For the purpose of reimbursing the City for expenses related to the regulation, inspection and issuance of permits for tire dealers and waste tire sites, shall the City of Kansas City, Missouri, be authorized to charge an annual fee of $250.00 for each tire dealer permit and each waste tire site permit, including renewals, and charge a fee of $100.00, that may be adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index, for second and subsequent re-inspections of any tire dealer or waste tire site after failure of an annual or complaint inspection and the first re-inspection?[1]

The second measure sought to allow the city to charge a inspection fee of $75 on property that violates property management terms int he city.[2]

  • YES 7,015 (63.69%)Approveda
  • NO 3,999 (36.31%)[3]

The question on the ballot:

For the purpose of reimbursing the City for expenses related to the enforcement of nuisance and property maintenance ordinances, shall the City of Kansas City, Missouri, be authorized to charge a $75.00 re-inspection fee (for each re-inspection), that may be adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index, to a violator who fails to correct the nuisance or property maintenance violations within the time frame provided in the written notice, to be used exclusively to provide funding that will supplement current funding for enforcement of nuisance and property maintenance ordinances so funding shall not be reduced below the amounts in the Fiscal Year 2010 – 11 Budget, unless overall percentage reductions are imposed on all other General Fund supported City departments?[1]

Local groups are in favor of the tire permit measure, they see it as a good way to regulate tire disposal as well as ensuring cleanup of old tires in the city.[4] But others believe that unless state rules are tightened, the local controls will not fully address the tire waste issue. City officials though feel that the fee on the local level will help in reducing waste and dumping throughout the city.[5]

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