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File #: 0436-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/13/2017 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to modify an existing agreement or enter into new agreements with the Franklinton Development Association, Central Community House, Community Development for All People, Metropolitan Community Services, Inc., Homes on the Hill Community Development Corporation, and St. Stephen's Community House; to authorize a transfer of appropriation within the general fund; to authorize the expenditure of $150,000.00 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0436-2017 Land Bank GF Lawn Care $150000 2017
Explanation
Background: Ordinances 0629-2012 and 1467-2012 authorized the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contracts with various nonprofit organizations to provide maintenance and landscaping services for parcels owned by the Columbus Land Bank in a program called Community Land Care. This legislation will reestablish land care contracts with six community based non-profit organizations. The Community Land Care Program services include trash pickup, lawn mowing, landscaping, lot monitoring, seeding, and community garden support. This legislation will continue the program for an additional year with six community based non-profit organizations.

FISCAL IMPACT: $150,000 has been allocated from the General Fund for this purpose.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Emergency action is requested in order to continue to provide vital land care services without interruption.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to modify an existing agreement or enter into new agreements with the Franklinton Development Association, Central Community House, Community Development for All People, Metropolitan Community Services, Inc., Homes on the Hill Community Development Corporation, and St. Stephen's Community House; to authorize a transfer of appropriation within the general fund; to authorize the expenditure of $150,000.00 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, Council passed ordinance 2161-93, on October 25, 1993, as amended by 1325-98, on June 8, 1998, to authorize the adoption of a Land Reutilization Program under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 5722; and

WHEREAS, Council passed ordinance 0629-2012, on March 28, 2012, as amended by Ordinance No. 1467-2012, on July 11, 2012, Ordinance No. 0817-2013 passed April 22, 2013, and Ordinance No. 0246-2014 passed 2/24/2014, and Ordinance No. 0789-2015 passed 4/20/15 and 0604-2016 passed 4/4/2016 to authorize the Director of the Department of Developm...

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