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File #: 1363-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/25/2021 In control: Small & Minority Business Committee
On agenda: 6/14/2021 Final action: 6/18/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District of Columbus, Inc. to provide funding for services within the Special Improvement District boundaries per the Plan for Services; to authorize the expenditure of $190,000.00 from the 2021 General Fund Operating Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($190,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1363-2021 2021-05-25 ED Capital Crossroad SID 2021 contract
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District of Columbus, Inc. in an amount up to $190,000.00 to provide funding for services within the Special Improvement District boundaries.

The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District of Columbus, Inc. (SID), a non-profit organization, has executed three, five year plans, since 2002 for the provision of cleaning, safety, marketing, beautification, and advocacy services in the core area of downtown Columbus. The SID started a fourth, five year plan on January 1, 2017. The current Plan for Services will run through December 31, 2021. A fifth, four year plan will begin on January 1, 2022, and end on December 31, 2025. As part of the Plan for Services in 2012, the Development Department committed to providing a cooperative share of $100,000 per year to the SID and an additional $90,000 for a business recruitment specialist to attract new retail businesses to downtown Columbus.

The City’s cooperative share will be combined with the property owners share to provide services within the SID boundaries. These services include: Environmental Maintenance, Supplemental Security, Promotions and Marketing, Member Services, and Business Recruitment.

Emergency action is requested to allow the SID to continue the services provided without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: The funding of $190,000 has been allocated from the Economic Development Division’s 2021 General Fund Budget.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: The vendor’s contract compliance number is 006946 and expires on 12/6/21.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District of Columbus, Inc. to provide funding for services within the Special Improvement District boundaries per the Plan for Services; to authorize the expenditure of $190,...

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