11-9-15. Items included in project costs.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term "project costs" means:

(1)    Capital costs, including the actual costs of the construction of public works or improvements, buildings, structures, and permanent fixtures; the demolition, alteration, remodeling, repair, or reconstruction of existing buildings, structures, and permanent fixtures; the acquisition of equipment; the clearing, over-excavation, and grading of land, including use of engineered fill and soil compaction; and the amount of interest payable on tax increment bonds issued pursuant to this chapter until the positive tax increments to be received from the district, as estimated by the project plan, are sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the tax increment bonds when due;

(2)    Financing costs, including all interest paid to holders of evidences of indebtedness issued to pay for project costs, any premium paid over the principal amount thereof because of the redemption of obligations prior to maturity, and a reserve for the payment of principal and interest on obligations in an amount determined by the governing body to be reasonably required for the marketability of obligations;

(3)    Real property assembly costs, including the actual cost of the acquisition by a political subdivision of real or personal property within a district, less any proceeds to be received by the political subdivision from the sale, lease, or other disposition of property pursuant to a project plan;

(4)    Professional service costs, including those costs incurred for architectural, planning, engineering, and legal advice and services;

(5)    Imputed administrative costs, including reasonable charges for the time spent by a municipal or county employee in connection with the implementation of a project plan;

(6)    Relocation costs;

(7)    Organizational costs, including the costs of conducting environmental impact and other studies and the costs of informing the public of the creation of a district and the implementation of project plans; and

(8)    Payments and grants made, at the discretion of the governing body, that are found to be necessary or convenient to the creation of a district, the implementation of project plans, or to stimulate and develop the general economic welfare and prosperity of the state. No payment or grant may be used for any residential structure pursuant to § 11-9-42.

Source: SL 1978, ch 91, § 3; SL 1983, ch 37, § 7; SL 2011, ch 73, § 6; SL 2018, ch 70, § 18; SL 2022, ch 34, § 1; SL 2024, ch 45, § 7.