For purposes of this chapter only, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) BASE YEAR. The taxable year immediately before the taxable year in which property first becomes qualified property under this chapter.
(2) BASE YEAR VALUE. The value of the property used to determine the assessment on which the property tax on property is imposed for the base year. Base year value does not include any new property that is first assessed in the base year.
(3) ELIGIBLE ASSESSMENT. The difference between the base year value and the actual value as determined by the county tax assessor for the applicable taxable year.
(4) ENHANCED USE LEASE AREA. Any area of a military installation which contains underutilized real or personal property, or both, that is leased by a secretary of a military department to a lessee pursuant to the authority provided in 10 U.S.C. §2667.
(5) LOCAL GOVERNING BODY. The governing body of a county or municipality which proposes to create or has created a tax increment district.
(6) PROJECT COSTS. Any expenditures made or estimated to be made or monetary obligations incurred or estimated to be incurred by a public entity which are listed in a project plan as costs of public works or improvements within a tax increment district, plus any costs incidental thereto, diminished by any special assessments received or reasonably expected to be received by the public entity in connection with the implementation of the project plan. Project costs include, but are not limited to the following:
a. Capital costs, including the costs of the construction of public works or improvements, new buildings, structures, and fixtures, the demolition, alteration, remodeling, repair, or reconstruction of existing buildings, structures, and fixtures, the acquisition of equipment, the acquisition, clearing, and grading of land, and the acquisition of interests in land.
b. Financing costs, including all interest paid to holders of tax increment obligations during the period of implementation of the project plan, the costs of any form of credit enhancement, printing and trustee costs, and any premium paid in excess of the principal amount thereof because of the redemption of such obligations prior to maturity.
c. Real property assembly costs, meaning any deficit resulting from the sale or lease as lessor by the public entity of real or personal property within a tax increment district for consideration which is less than its cost to the public entity.
d. Professional service costs, including those costs incurred for architectural, planning, engineering, fiscal, underwriting, and legal advice and services.
e. Imputed administrative costs, including reasonable charges for the time spent by officers and employees of the public entity in connection with the implementation of a project plan.
f. Relocation costs, including those relocation payments made following condemnation under Chapter 1A of Title 18.
g. Organizational costs, including the costs of conducting environmental impact and other studies and the costs of informing the public with respect to the creation of tax increment districts and the implementation of project plans.
h. The amount of any contributions made in connection with the implementation of the project plan that are within limits prescribed by law.
i. Payments made, at the discretion of the local governing body, which are to be necessary or convenient to the creation of tax increment districts or the implementation of project plans.
j. For purposes of any tax increment district in which not less than 50 percent, by area, of the real property within the tax increment district is an enhanced use lease area, project costs shall also include all costs described in this subdivision which are expended within three years immediately preceding the date of the creation of such tax increment district.
(7) PROJECT PLAN. The properly approved plan for the development or redevelopment of a tax increment district, including all properly approved amendments thereto.
(8) PUBLIC ENTITY. Any municipality or county in the state.
(9) QUALIFIED PROPERTY. Real property that is located in a tax increment district in which not less than 50 percent, by area, of the real property within the tax increment district is an enhanced use lease area.
(10) STATE PROPERTY TAX INCREMENT. The state property taxes attributable to the eligible assessment of qualified property.
(11) TAX INCREMENT DISTRICT. A contiguous geographic area within the boundaries of a public entity defined and created by resolution of the local governing body.
(12) TAX INCREMENT OBLIGATIONS. Bonds, warrants, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued by a public entity to fund all or any project costs.