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  • The Official Publication of The Missouri Municipal League November 2015

    In ThIs Issue: City Profile: Blue Springs

    MML Policy Guide

    Enforcement Trends in the Municipal Marketplace

    Use Tax FAQs

    TheMissouri Municipal

    Review

  • 2 / November 2015 The Missouri Municipal Review www.mocities.com

    This information is for institutional investor use only, not for further distribution toretail investors, and does not represent an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offerto buy or sell any fund or other security. Investors should consider the investmentobjectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing in any of the MissouriSecurities Investment Programs portfolios. This and other information about thePrograms portfolios is available in the Programs current Information Statement,which should be read carefully before investing. A copy of the InformationStatement may be obtained by calling 1-877-MY-MOSIP or is available on thePrograms website at www.mosip.org. While the MOSIP Liquid Series seeks tomaintain a stable net asset value of $1.00 per share and the MOSIP Term portfolioseeks to achieve a net asset value of $1.00 per share at the stated maturity, it ispossible to lose money investing in the Program. An investment in the Program isnot insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or anyother government agency. Shares of the Programs portfolios are distributed byPFM Fund Distributors, Inc., member Financial Industry Regulatory Authority(FINRA) (www.finra.org and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)(www.sipc.org). PFM Fund Distributors, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PFMAsset Management LLC.

    Missouri Securities Investment Program

    A Cash Management Program for School Districts, Counties, Municipalities

    and Other Political Subdivisions

    77 West Port Plaza Drive Suite 220 St. Louis, MO 631461-800-891-7910

    P.O. Box 11760 Harrisburg, PA 17108-17601-877-MY-MOSIP

    Registered Representatives

    Administered by: PFM Asset Management LLC

    Sponsored by:Missouri School Boards Association Missouri Association of School Administrators

    Missouri Association of School Business Officials Missouri Association of Counties Missouri Municipal League

    The MissouriSecuritiesInvestment Program(MOSIP) is a comprehensive cashmanagement program for schooldistricts, counties, municipalities, andother political subdivisions. MOSIPwas created in 1991 by the MissouriSchool Boards Association.

    MOSIP offers its investors aprofessionally managed portfolio withcompetitive money market rates.MOSIP stresses maintaining safety,liquidity and yield as the primaryinvestment objectives.

    William T. Sullivan, Jr.Managing Director631-806-9470 cell

    sullivanw@pfm.com

    Maria AltomareManaging Director

    1-800-891-7910 x3091altomarem@pfm.com

    Henry SunAnalyst

    1-800-891-7910 x3095sunh@pfm.com

  • CONTENTS

    DEPARTMENTS

    PresidentMayor Randall Rhoads

    Lee's Summit

    Vice PresidentMayor Kathy Rose

    Riverside

    Immediate Past PresidentMayor Bill Kolas

    Higginsville e

    MISSOURI MUNICIPAL LEAGUE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Eric Berlin, City Administrator, North Kansas Ci ty ; S tephen Gal l iher , Mayor , Sedalia ; Tim Grenke, Mayor, Central ia ; David Kater, Mayor, Desloge; *Bill Kolas, Mayor, Higginsville; Donald Krank, Council Member, Black Jack; Chris Lievsay, Council Member, Blue Springs; Paul Martin, Attorney, Olivette; *Norman McCourt, Mayor, Black Jack; John Rocky Reitmeyer, Alderman, St. Peters; Randall Rhoads, Mayor, Lee's Summit ; Matthew G. Robinson, Mayor, Hazelwood; Kathy Rose, Mayor, Riverside; *Carson Ross, Mayor, Blue Springs; Tom Short, City Administrator, Carthage; Robert Stephens, Mayor, Springfield; Scott Wagner, Council Member, Kansas City; Eileen Weir, Mayor, Independence; *Gerry Welch, Mayor, Webster Groves; Nici Wilson, City Clerk, Pleasant Hill *Past President

    e

    AFFILIATE GROUPS: Missouri City Management Association; City Clerks and Finance Officers Association; Government Finance Officers Association of Missouri; Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association; Missouri Park and Recreation Association; Missouri Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors; Missouri Chapter of the American Public Works Association; Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs.

    Laura Holloway, EditorContributing Editors: Dan Ross and Richard Sheets

    Missouri Municipal Review (ISSN 0026-6647) is the official publication of the Missouri Municipal League state association of cities, towns and villages, and other municipal corporations of Missouri. Publication office is maintained at 1727 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Subscriptions: $30 per year. Single copies: $5 prepaid. Advertising rates on request. Published bi-monthly. Periodicals postage paid at Jefferson City, Missouri. Postmaster: Send form 3579 to 1727 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109.To contact the League Office call 573-635-9134, fax 573-635-9009 or email the League at info@mocities.com. The Leagues Website address is: www.mocities.com.

    www.mocities.com The Missouri Municipal Review November 2015 /3

    Review VOLUME 80, NO. 6Missouri MunicipalThe

    November 2015

    The Official Publication of The Missouri Municipal League

    34/ FAQs: Use Tax And Vehicle Sales Tax

    39/ Professional Services Directory

    41/ Member News

    42/ MML Calendar Of Events

    43/ 2015 MML Review Article Index

    4/ President's Report

    6/ City Profile: Blue Springs by Asia Jones and Kim Nakahodo

    8/ A Story Of FEMA: Success, Frustration And Lessons Learned by Mayor Luge Hardman

    12/ Enforcement Trends In The Municipal Marketplace: "Writing On The Wall" by Daniel T. Manning

    16/ In Praise Of Our Communities by Steve Roth

    17/ Missouri Municipal Policy Guide, 2015-2016

    28/ 2015 MML Innovation Award Winners

    33/ Have You Ever Noticed The Guy That Cleans Up Your Trash? by Jeff Kempker

    36/ MML 81st Annual Conference Photos

    This information is for institutional investor use only, not for further distribution toretail investors, and does not represent an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offerto buy or sell any fund or other security. Investors should consider the investmentobjectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing in any of the MissouriSecurities Investment Programs portfolios. This and other information about thePrograms portfolios is available in the Programs current Information Statement,which should be read carefully before investing. A copy of the InformationStatement may be obtained by calling 1-877-MY-MOSIP or is available on thePrograms website at www.mosip.org. While the MOSIP Liquid Series seeks tomaintain a stable net asset value of $1.00 per share and the MOSIP Term portfolioseeks to achieve a net asset value of $1.00 per share at the stated maturity, it ispossible to lose money investing in the Program. An investment in the Program isnot insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or anyother government agency. Shares of the Programs portfolios are distributed byPFM Fund Distributors, Inc., member Financial Industry Regulatory Authority(FINRA) (www.finra.org and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)(www.sipc.org). PFM Fund Distributors, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PFMAsset Management LLC.

    Missouri Securities Investment Program

    A Cash Management Program for School Districts, Counties, Municipalities

    and Other Political Subdivisions

    77 West Port Plaza Drive Suite 220 St. Louis, MO 631461-800-891-7910

    P.O. Box 11760 Harrisburg, PA 17108-17601-877-MY-MOSIP

    Registered Representatives

    Administered by: PFM Asset Management LLC

    Sponsored by:Missouri School Boards Association Missouri Association of School Administrators

    Missouri Association of School Business Officials Missouri Association of Counties Missouri Municipal League

    The MissouriSecuritiesInvestment Program(MOSIP) is a comprehensive cashmanagement program for schooldistricts, counties, municipalities, andother political subdivisions. MOSIPwas created in 1991 by the MissouriSchool Boards Association.

    MOSIP offers its investors aprofessionally managed portfolio withcompetitive money market rates.MOSIP stresses maintaining safety,liquidity and yield as the primaryinvestment objectives.

    William T. Sullivan, Jr.Managing Director631-806-9470 cell

    sullivanw@pfm.com

    Maria AltomareManaging Director

    1-800-891-7910 x3091altomarem@pfm.com

    Henry SunAnalyst

    1-800-891-7910 x3095sunh@pfm.com

  • 4 / November 2015 The Missouri Municipal Review www.mocities.com

    WhaT sparked Your InTeresT In LocaL GovernmenT?

    There were a couple of factors. I h a d b e e n i n v o l v e d i n b o a r d s , commissions, and served as a city council member for a number of years. I worked as an mechanical engineer in the private sector, retiring in 2007. After retiring, I decided to run for mayor. I figured if I win, Ill gladly serve and if I lose, Ill play golf; clearly this was a no lose situation! Further, my wife fully supported me in this decision because her father had also served as mayor.

    WhaT has Been The TouGhesT Lesson You have Learned durInG Your career In LocaL GovernmenT? The wheels of government turn much slower than in