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File #: 2686-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/13/2020 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 2/8/2021 Final action: 2/11/2021
Title: To amend Title 11, Chapter 1145, Section 1145.97 of the Columbus City Code to expand the definition of a public nuisance regarding stormwater control practices and the requirements for remedying such nuisances.
Sponsors: Rob Dorans
Explanation

This ordinance amends Title 11, Chapter 1145, Section 1145.97 of the Columbus City Code.
The proposed amendment authorizes the City to notify property owners for failure to maintain stormwater control practices, provide a timeframe to the property owner to remedy maintenance deficiencies and enter the property to maintain stormwater control practices in instances where owners of such practices fail to do so. The proposed amendments require that owners reimburse the City for costs incurred by the City to maintain a stormwater control practice owned by a property owner.
FISCAL IMPACT: No fiscal impact
Title

To amend Title 11, Chapter 1145, Section 1145.97 of the Columbus City Code to expand the definition of a public nuisance regarding stormwater control practices and the requirements for remedying such nuisances.
Body

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend City Code Section 1145.97 to expand the definition of public nuisance regarding stormwater control practices; and
WHEREAS, the Director may notify a property owner of its failure to maintain post-construction stormwater control practices; and
WHEREAS, if the deficiencies are not cured within the designated time, the city may enter upon the property and perform the necessary maintenance; and
WHEREAS, all costs incurred by the city for necessary maintenance shall be charged to the property owner; and
WHEREAS, this entry is not considered a trespass; however, if actual damage is done to the property, the city shall pay the reasonable value of the damage to the property owner; and
WHEREAS, it has become necessary in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Utilities to amend the section listed above for the public health, safety and welfare; now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:
SECTION 1. That existing Section 1145.97 is hereby amended as follows:
1145.97 - Public nuisance.

(A) Any violation of the provisions of this chapter is hereby d...

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