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File #: 1483-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2021 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 6/14/2021 Final action: 6/18/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of the Development Department to submit a petition to the Board of County Commissioners of Franklin County requesting a change in the boundary lines of Montgomery Township so as to make the boundary lines identical with the corporate limits of the city of Columbus in certain portions of Perry Township pursuant to the Annexation Agreement; and to declare an emergency.
BACKGROUND: Portions of Perry Township were annexed to Columbus from 2002 to the present using the Expedited Type Two annexation petition process. The Expedited Type Two process, outlined in the Ohio Revised Code, does not generally allow municipalities to conform the boundaries of newly annexed territory. As a consequence, annexed lands remain in the township even though they have been annexed by the City - thereby having a "dual" status with respect to such things as tax obligations and elections. An exception to the boundary conformance prohibition is permitted (ORC 709.023(H)) if an annexation agreement between the municipality and township addresses the matter.
A 2020 annexation agreement between the City and Township states parcels identified in the agreement with a dual status shall be resolved through exclusion from Perry Township and conformed to Montgomery Township. The Perry Township Trustees support conformance of these areas as well as conformance of all future annexations by Columbus.
In order to fulfill the requirements of the 2020 annexation agreement to conform boundaries of parcels identified in the agreement (see Attachment A and B), this legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to submit a petition to the Board of Franklin County Commissioners to undertake boundary conformance for those areas annexed from 2002 to present under the Expedited Type Two process and identified in the agreement as “Conform”. Boundary conformance to Columbus involves the extension of Montgomery Township's boundaries to incorporate the subject areas. This and future petitions will be filed in accordance with Section 503.07 of the Ohio Revised Code.
FISCAL IMPACT: No funding is required for this legislation.
Emergency Justification: This ordinance is presented as emergency so that boundary lines can be congruent with the annexation agreement.

To authorize the Director of the Development Department to submit a petiti...

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