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File #: 0600-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/2/2021 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 3/29/2021 Final action: 4/1/2021
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to transfer $100,166.61 within the General Fund; to authorize the City Auditor to appropriate and transfer $25,041.65 in cash from the Special Income Tax Fund to the General Fund; to authorize the payment of $100,166.61 to the Gahanna-Jefferson School District to compensate for real property tax revenues forgone as a result of CRA tax abatements in the Stelzer-Stygler CRA; to authorize the expenditure of $100,166.61 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($100,166.61)
Attachments: 1. ORD0600-2021 03 DAX 2021 Gahanna Jefferson Rev Share
Explanation
BACKGROUND: The City established the Stelzer-Stygler Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) in 1986 to stimulate private investment and job creation. In 1994, changes in the CRA law placed additional obligations on municipalities to compensate school districts for lost revenues arising from tax abatements. In May 2002, the City entered into a Compensation Agreement with the Gahanna-Jefferson School District to compensate the District for revenues from real property taxes forgone due to abatements on parcels in the Stelzer-Stygler CRA.

The present legislation authorizes the payment of $100,166.61 to the Gahanna-Jefferson City School District as the compensation due in 2021 for tax year 2020 (the actual compensation amount for tax year 2020 is $93,307.66; included in the previously noted larger amount is the one-time recalculated difference of $6,858.95 related to an incorrect calculation from the tax year 2019 payment made in 2020). This sum is calculated using the definitions in the Compensation Agreement and is based on one parcel (520-250987) in the Gahanna-Jefferson School District area of the Stelzer-Stygler CRA with building improvements and CRA tax abatements. The abatement for parcel 520-250987 commenced with tax year 2017 and will terminate in tax year 2026.

The total private investment subject to exemption in the new buildings constructed on this parcel was approximately $7,956,000 in 2020.

Emergency action is requested in order for the City to make the $100,166.61 payment to the Gahanna-Jefferson City School District according to the schedule established in the Compensation Agreement.

FISCAL IMPACT: The 2021 General Fund budget (citywide account) includes funding for this payment to the Gahanna-Jefferson School District. A transfer equal to 25 percent (25%) of the payment will be transferred from the Special Income Tax Fund.

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To authorize the City Auditor to transfer $100,166.61 within the General Fund; to authorize the City Audito...

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