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File #: 1894-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2020 In control: Small & Minority Business Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To determine to proceed with the Plan for Services and Improvements of the University District Special Improvement District of Columbus, Inc.; to provide for the levy of assessment in said district; and to declare an emergency.
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This Council is being asked to determine to proceed with the Plan for Services and Improvements of the University District Special Improvement District of Columbus, Inc.; to provide for the levy of assessment in said district; and to declare an emergency.

The University District Special Improvement District was created in 2015 with 75 percent of the owners of all real property located within the district signed a petition acknowledging that they were interested in creation of the Special Improvement District and approved of the Plan for Public Services and Improvements. The petition was accepted and approved by Columbus City Council by Ordinance No. 0641-2015, passed on March 23, 2015.

The current term of the University District Special Improvement District (University District SID) will conclude in December 2020.

A one petition process has been initiated in which at least 60%of the property owners within the District signed that they are interested in reauthorizing the University District SID and they approve of the Plan for Public Services and Improvements (Plan for Services) for services to be provided by the SID. This petition was accepted and approved by Columbus City Council by Ordinance No.0800-2020, passed May 4, 2020. Another action required by the Ohio Revised Code is the approval of the Plan for Services. This legislation was approved by Columbus City Council by Resolution No. 0066X-2020, passed May 18, 2020.

A third legislation to declare the necessity to implement the Plan for Services adopted by the University District SID and the necessity to levy a special assessment for the services set forth in said Plan for Services upon the lots and lands benefiting under the Plan for Services was accepted and approved by City Council by Resolution No. 0102X-2020, passed June 29, 2020.

This legislation is the fourth and the final one of four actions required by Chapter 1710 of the Ohio Revised code to reauthorize.

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