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File #: 0220-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/14/2020 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 2/10/2020 Final action: 2/13/2020
Title: To authorize the City Clerk to certify a report to Franklin County Auditor in order to assess the attached list of properties for the cost for demolishing structures found to be public nuisances; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. ORD0220-2020 20-1-8 Assessment List
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation certifies demolition costs to the County Auditor to become special assessments against the property taxes. These costs must be certified to the County Auditor so the City can attempt to recover the funds spent on demolition of nuisance structures. The demolitions were done pursuant to Environmental Court orders and the Columbus Building Code. These demolitions were completed as part of the Mayor's Vacant and Abandoned Properties Program (VAP). Emergency action is required to best preserve our assessment of these costs to the tax duplicate prior to sheriff sale of the properties.

FISCAL IMPACT: The City will incur no expenditures with the passage of this ordinance.

Title
To authorize the City Clerk to certify a report to Franklin County Auditor in order to assess the attached list of properties for the cost for demolishing structures found to be public nuisances; and to declare an emergency.

Body
WHEREAS, the Ohio Revised Code, Section 715.261 states that a municipal corporation may collect the total costs of nuisance abatement activity by certifying the costs to the county auditor, who shall place the costs as a charge upon the tax list and duplicate of the lands on which the nuisance abatement activity occurred; and

WHEREAS, the Columbus City Code, Sections 4701.08 and 4109.06, states that upon failure of the property owner to abate a nuisance within the time limits specified, the Director of the Department of Development, or his authorized agent, is authorized to cause the demolition of the nuisance structure; and

WHEREAS, these Code sections further provide that the owner of such a demolished structure shall be billed for the cost of such demolition and upon failure of such owner to pay such cost of demolition the City of Columbus, may cause such cost of demolition to be levied as an assessment against the property which was the subject of the abatement action; and

WHEREAS, the attached list of structures h...

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