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File #: 3397-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/28/2018 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into the necessary lease agreement as needed for the use, operation, lease, and management of 110 N. Yale Avenue by Magic House Farms and to declare an emergency.
Explanation
BACKGROUND: Authorization is needed for the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a five year lease agreement for the property at 110 N Yale Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222 {Franklin County Tax Parcel ? 010-004373} to Magic House Farms, an Ohio nonprofit whose project is to transform vacant and underutilized sites in under-served neighborhoods into productive, sustainable urban farms that provide low-income, food insecure residents increased access to fresh, local produce and encourage civic engagement. This legislation authorizes the Director of Development to enter into the necessary lease agreement as needed for the use, operation, lease, and management of the property by Magic House Farms.

FISCAL IMPACT: The City will collect “Rent” as defined as lessee’s annual rental payment to the City in the amount of Two Hundred and Fifty 00/100 U.S. Dollars ($250.00), which is calculated at Fifty and 00/100 U.S. Dollars ($50.00) per parcel per year.

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Emergency action is requested to enable the City to immediately enter into the necessary agreements allowing the lessee to begin farming immediately during the 2019 growing season and in order to reduce Land Bank maintenance costs, all for the immediate preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into the necessary lease agreement as needed for the use, operation, lease, and management of 110 N. Yale Avenue by Magic House Farms and to declare an emergency.

Body
WHEREAS, by Ordinance 1325-98, Council adopted and elected to use the Revised Code Chapter 5722, Land Reutilization Program, to facilitate effective reutilization of nonproductive land acquired through a sale pursuant to a foreclosure proceeding initiated by the Franklin County Treasurer, or through a sale of forfeited lands by the Franklin County Auditor, or through a conveyance in lieu of foreclosure to f...

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