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File #: 0465-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/11/2020 In control: Small & Minority Business Committee
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to enter into a contract with the East Main Street Special Improvement District in an amount up to $62,500.00; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of up to $62,500.00 from the East Main Street SID fund; and to declare an emergency. ($62,500.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0465-2020 2020-02-11 ED E Main St SID 2020 Contract
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the appropriation and expenditure of up to $62,500.00 and the Director of Development to enter into a contract with the East Main Street Special Improvement District in an amount up to $62,500.00.

Chapter 1710 of the Ohio Revised Code, effective September 29, 1994, provides for the creation of Special Improvement Districts (SIDs) by non-profit corporations governed by trustees elected by the property owners for the provision of special services in a designated district.

In 2017, a petition to create a new SID was approved by Columbus City Council. The property owners initiated a petition process in which the owners of at least 60% of the front footage of all real property located within in the East Main Street area between Bexley and Whitehall acknowledge that they are interested in the creation of a Special Improvement District and they approve of the Plan for Improvements and Services to be provided by the East Main Street SID. This petition was accepted and approved by Columbus City Council by Ordinance 0765-2017, passed March 27, 2017.

Another action required by the Ohio Revised Code is the approval of the Plan for Improvements and Services in said plan. This legislation was approved by Columbus City Council by Resolution No. 0071X-2017, passed April 3, 2017.

The third piece of legislation was to declare the necessity to implement the Plan of Services adopted by the East Main Street SID, and to levy a special assessment for the services. This legislation was approved by Columbus City Council by Resolution No. 0147X-2017, passed May 15, 2017.

A final piece of legislation, providing for the levy of assessment to property owners, was approved by City Council by Ordinance No. 1608-2017, passed July 10, 2017. Each assessment is to be returned to the SID for operational requirements as set forth in the District Plan.

This legislation disburses assessments to be collected in fiscal year 2020 to be returned...

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