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File #: 1711-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2017 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to modify and extend an existing lead testing contract with Franklin County Public Health for lead testing of Land Bank owned houses; to authorize the expenditure of $30,000.00 from the 2017 Development Taxable Bonds Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($30,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1711-2017 2017 CIB Land Bank contract Modification Franklin County $300000
Explanation
Background: The Department of Development’s Land Redevelopment Division’s Land Bank Program and Housing Division’s Lead Safe Columbus Program will be partnering together to provide more grants for lead safe and healthy housing initiatives for Land Bank properties in the city, in an effort to support Celebrate One’s mission to reduce infant mortality. This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to modify and extend an existing lead testing contract with Franklin County Public Health. The additional $30,000 will assist applicants purchasing Land Bank properties with lead inspections, risk assessments of lead hazards, and work specifications for lead paint hazards in vacant structures owned by the City that will be sold for rehabilitation.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Emergency action is requested in order to provide funds and resources to test properties for lead hazards.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this contract modification ($30,000) is budgeted within the 2017 Development Taxable Bonds Fund.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to modify and extend an existing lead testing contract with Franklin County Public Health for lead testing of Land Bank owned houses; to authorize the expenditure of $30,000.00 from the 2017 Development Taxable Bonds Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($30,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, Ordinance Number 2161-93 was passed on October 25, 1993 and 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, the City owns hundreds of parcels acquired under the Land Reutilization Program and some of these properties contain lead hazards which will be tested for lead as part of the renovation; and

WHEREAS, since 2014, the City has invested time and resources to address and reduce the infant mortality rate in Franklin County through the collaborative effort called CelebrateOne; and

WHEREAS,...

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