CITY OF MECHANICVILLE AND TOWN OF STILLWATER INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
ADOPTED NOVEMBER 13, 2017
“AER” is the Company’s Annual Status Report described in Section 3.02 (A) hereof.
“Application” means the application submitted by the Company to the Agency with respect to the Project, in which the Company (A) described the Project, (B) requested that the Agency grant certain Financial Assistance with respect to the Project, and (C) indicated the Public Benefits that would result from approval of the Project by the Agency.
“Benefit” shall mean the amount the Company saved by making payments in lieu of real property taxes pursuant to the Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreement in a particular year. For example, if the Company’s payment is equal to 75% of normal real property taxes, then the Company’s benefit for that year would be an amount equal to 25% of normal real property taxes.
“Cure Period” shall mean the period ending June 30th of the year following the Shortfall.
“Employment Obligation” shall mean the number of FTEs specified in the Application for the applicable year.
“Employment Obligation Term” shall mean the period during which the Company is receiving a Benefit.
“Financial Assistance” means exemptions from certain sales and use taxes, real property taxes, and mortgage recording taxes as more particularly described in the Application and approving resolutions.
“FTE” shall mean a full time employee that has a minimum of thirty-five (35) scheduled hours per week, or such other number of hours per week (but not less than twenty-five (25) hours) as established by existing written policies of the Company, and whose workplace location is the Project Facility.
“Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreement” means the payment in lieu of tax agreement by and between the Agency and the Company, pursuant to which the Company has agreed to make payments in lieu of taxes with respect to the Project Facility, as such agreement may be amended or supplemented from time to time.
“Per Employee Amount” shall mean an amount equal to the Benefit for the year of the Shortfall divided by the “Employment Obligation”.
“Project Facility” is as described in the Application.
“Recapture Payment” means for the applicable year, an amount equal to the Per Employee Amount multiplied by the difference between the Employment Obligation and the number of FTEs shown on the AER.
“Shortfall” shall mean the difference between the Employment Obligation and the actual number of FTEs per the AER for the applicable year.
RECAPTURE OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. (A) General. The failure of the Company to satisfy the Employment Obligation in a particular year shall subject the Company to the obligation to make a Recapture Payment to the Agency, provided that the Company has not satisfied the Employment Obligation during the Cure Period. The Company shall be deemed to have failed to satisfy its Employment Obligation as of the beginning of the year subsequent to the year for which the Company files an AER if the total number of FTEs shown on such report for the applicable year is less than 80% of the applicable Employment Obligation for said year (Recapture Payments are only required if the Shortfall is more than 20% of the Employment Obligation).
(B) Shortfall Recapture Payments.
(i) If the Company shall be subject to a Recapture Payment, as contemplated in subsection (1) (A) above, then the Company shall pay to the Agency an amount equal to the Per Employee Amount multiplied by the difference between the Employment Obligation and the number of FTEs shown on the AER, in each instance for the applicable year. Any Recapture Payment shall be due and owing within thirty (30) days of the receipt by the Company of an invoice therefore from the Agency.
(ii) Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, a Shortfall shall not apply where the Shortfall is a result of a major casualty to or condemnation of the Project Facility. In the event of such major casualty or condemnation, the Company shall have no obligation to pay the Shortfall Payment.
(iii) The Agency shall have the right to reduce any payments required, under this policy, in extraordinary circumstances, in its sole discretion. After the expiration of the Employment Obligation Term, the Company shall have no further Obligation with respect to the Employment Obligation and shall not be liable for any of the Recapture Payments described above.
(C) Redistribution of Project Financial Assistance to be Recaptured. Upon the receipt by the Agency of any amount of any Recapture Payments pursuant to this Section 4.04, the Agency shall redistribute such amount within thirty (30) days of such receipt to the Affected Taxing Jurisdictions in proportion to the amounts which said Affected Taxing Jurisdictions would have received had not the Project Facility been acquired and owned by the Agency.
(D) Survival of Obligations. The Company acknowledges that the obligations of the Company in this Section 4.04 shall survive the conveyance of the Project Facility to the Company and the termination of the Lease Agreement.
(E) Agency Review of Recapture Determination. If the Agency preliminarily determines that a Recapture Payment is due and owing, it shall give written notice of such determination to the Company. The Company shall have thirty (30) days from the date the written notice is deemed given to submit a written response to the Agency’s determination and to request a written and/or oral presentation to the Agency as to why the Company should not be obligated to remit the proposed Recapture Payment to the Agency. The Company may make its presentation at a meeting of the Agency. The Agency shall then vote on a resolution confirming whether a Recapture Payment is due and owing.