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File #: 1219-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/2/2017 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 5/22/2017 Final action: 5/24/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the purpose of conducting an area study in the Rickenbacker region.; and to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $25,000.00 from the Special Income Tax fund; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1219-2017 2017 MORPC Contract SIT Funds

Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the purpose of conducting an area study in the Rickenbacker region.  This is a study of multifaceted existing factors and their projected growth potential over the next 10-20 years.  The primary areas of the study are:

 

                                          Infrastructure (highways, sanitary, water, broadband)

                     Housing (review of existing conditions and identification of market relevant infill opportunities)

                     Energy (savings and production)

                     Economic Development (development potential, competitiveness, workforce access)

                     Placemaking (unique identification regionally and internationally)

                     Continuance of Coordination (MORPC, CRAA, Columbus 2020, Columbus Chamber and Local Governments)

 

The City’s contribution will total $25,000.00 and will be leveraged by private and public funds to complete to study.

 

Emergency action is requested to allow for the timely completion of the planning study.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: A total of $25,000.00 will be expended from the Special Income Tax Fund. 

 

Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the purpose of conducting an area study in the Rickenbacker region.; and to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $25,000.00 from the Special Income Tax fund; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)

 

Body

WHEREAS, MORPC is conducting a study of multifaceted existing factors and their projected growth potential over the next 10-20 years; and

 

WHEREAS, this study will allow for planning and future development in the Rickenbacker area; and

 

WHEREAS, the city’s contribution will be part of a $279,000 funding pool, consisting of both public and private financial support; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to enter into contract with Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) so that necessary services will not be delayed, all for the preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; and NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

 

SECTION 1.                     That the director of the Department of Development is hereby authorized to enter into contract with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the purpose of conducting an area study in the Rickenbacker region

 

SECTION 2.                     That from the unappropriated monies and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and unappropriated for any other purpose during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017, the sum of $25,000.00 is appropriated in the Special Income Tax Fund 4430, Sub-Fund 443001 in Object Class 06 - Capital Outlay, per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance. 

 

SECTION 3.                     That the expenditure of $25,000.00, or so much thereof as may be necessary, in regard to the actions authorized in Sections 1 and 2, be and is hereby authorized and approved from the Special Income Tax Fund 4430, Sub-Fund 443001 in Object Class 06 - Capital Outlay per the accounting codes in the attachment to the ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.                     That the monies in the foregoing Sections shall be paid upon order of the director of Department of Development, and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

 

SECTION 5.                     That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 6.                     That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance.

 

SECTION 7.                     That for the reasons stated in the Preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor or ten days after the passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.