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File #: 0717-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2017 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the appropriation of $42,725.00 in the Westside Community Fund; to authorize the Director of the Development Department to enter into contract with Friends of the Hilltop for work to empower and improve the Hilltop area through environmental remediation and beautification; to authorize the expenditure of $42,725.00 from the Westside Community Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($42,725.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0717-2017 2017 WCF FOTH Fund 2276
Explanation
Background: As part of the Consent Order and Settlement Agreement between the City of Columbus and Penn National Gaming, Inc., the parties agreed to create the Westside Community Fund. Both the City of Columbus and Penn National Gaming agreed to contribute $2.5 million to the Westside Community Fund, with the first payment of $1 million to be made in 2012. Additional contributions of $750,000 were to be made by each party in 2013. The parties further agreed to each contribute $500,000 in 2014 with the final payment of $250,000 in 2015.

The Westside Community Fund will be used for a variety of projects related to the neighborhood(s) immediately surrounding the Casino development and/or the citizens thereof, including but not limited to job training, minority affairs, economic development and/or capital projects.

This ordinance authorizes the appropriation and expenditure of $42,725 from the Westside Community Fund for support of Friends of the Hilltop and their work to empower and improve the Hilltop area through environmental remediation and beautification.
Emergency action is requested so that Friends of the Hilltop can continue these services without interruption.

Fiscal Impact: Funds have been deposited into the Westside Community Fund from proceeds from the city’s allocation of State Casino Tax Revenues to support this expenditure.

Title
To authorize the appropriation of $42,725.00 in the Westside Community Fund; to authorize the Director of the Development Department to enter into contract with Friends of the Hilltop for work to empower and improve the Hilltop area through environmental remediation and beautification; to authorize the expenditure of $42,725.00 from the Westside Community Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($42,725.00)

Body
WHEREAS, on June 6, 2011, Columbus City Council passed Ordinance 0889-2011, which authorized the execution of the Consent Order and Settlement Agreement in the case of CD Gaming v. City of Columbus,...

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