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File #: 0002X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/26/2018 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to request advance payments for all taxes from the Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware County Auditors during 2019 and to declare an emergency.

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND: This is an annual event.  Council has authorized the City Auditor to request and receive advances on property taxes,  Which will then be available per Ohio Revised Code.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: Provide a better cash flow for the Treasurer.  If not needed for current expenses, we can invest it.

 

REASON FOR EMERGENCY: Funds are available beginning the first week of January 2019.

 

Title

 

To authorize the City Auditor to request advance payments for all taxes from the Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware County Auditors during 2019 and to declare an emergency.

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, it has been the custom of the City of Columbus to have the City Auditor handle all advance payment requests for taxes from the Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware County Auditors; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the City in that the Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware County Auditors have advised the City Auditor that it is immediately neccessary to pass a resolution by City Council, as required by Chapter 321 of the Ohio Revised Codes, authorizing advance payment requests for the City of Columbus for all taxes, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, financial stability and welfare; now, therefore,

 

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

 

Section 1.  That the City Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to request from the Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware County Auditors advance payments for all taxes collected, in accordance with all procedures prescribed in Chapter 321 of the Ohio Revised Codes, during fiscal year 2019.

 

Section 2.  That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its adoption and approval by the Mayor or ten days after adoption if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.