by Alan McArthur
Frustrations between two groups in Parkville have reached the point that the board of aldermen has asked the Missouri state auditor to audit the Parkville Old Towne Market Community Improvement District (CID).
The CID operates independently of the city and collects its own tax revenue through a one percent special sales tax within the downtown district. The only authority the city has over the CID is to approve the board members.
The board of aldermen approves the directors for the CID, but several slates of
proposed directors have been submitted and declined by the board since June 2014.
On Sept. 10, the board and Nan Johnston, mayor, sent a letter to the CID, which was obtained by The Landmark.
The letter lists eight actions the CID could address to get a slate approved by the board.
Many of the items request changes to the bylaws of the CID in order to limit an interim director to 60 days and allow the board of aldermen to reject individual members from a list of proposed directors instead of the entire list. For more on story.