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File #: 1419-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2021 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to transfer $2,398,541.26 within the General Fund; to authorize and direct the City Auditor to appropriate and transfer $599,635.32 in cash from the Special Income Tax Fund to the General Fund; to authorize and direct the payment of $1,463,904.67 to the Columbus City School District, $49,890.49 to the Gahanna Jefferson City School District, $420,253.93 to the Hilliard City School District, $357,177.02 to the Olentangy Local School District, $86,279.99 to the South-Western City School District and $21,035.16 to the Worthington City School District for income tax revenue sharing totaling $2,398,541.26; to authorize the expenditure of $2,398,541.26 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($2,398,541.26)
Attachments: 1. ORD1419-2021 03 DAX RY2020 (2021) Revenue Share v2
Explanation
BACKGROUND: By authority of ORC Section 5709.82, the City is required to pay affected school districts 50 percent (50%) of the municipal income tax revenue attributable to tax abated projects where the annual ‘new employee’ payroll for a project is one million dollars or more, in a given tax year, during the abatement. This municipal income tax revenue sharing with affected school districts applies to all property tax abatements approved by the legislative authority after July 1, 1994 and is based on the ‘new employee’ wages paid in a tax year, during the years of tax exemption, and also on the wages of the construction workers.

FISCAL IMPACT: For tax year 2020, the City of Columbus has a total of thirty (30) projects requiring revenue sharing and the total amount of revenue to be shared is $2,398,541.26. The thirty (30) projects are located in six (6) different school districts with the revenue share subtotals as follows: $1,463,904.67 to the Columbus City School District for nineteen (19) projects, $49,890.49 to the Gahanna Jefferson City School District for two (2) projects, $420,253.93 to the Hilliard City School District for four (4) projects, $357,177.02 to the Olentangy Local School District for three (3) projects, $86,279.99 to the South-Western City School District for one (1) project and $21,035.16 to the Worthington City School District for one (1) project.

Emergency action is requested in order to expedite payment to the six (6) school districts to compensate them for property tax revenues forgone due to tax abatements.

FISCAL IMPACT: The 2021 General Fund budget (citywide account) includes funding for these payments. A transfer equal to 25 percent (25%) of the payment will be transferred from the Special Income Tax Fund. The transfer amount of $599,635.32 has been factored into the current special income tax analysis and resultant capital capacity.

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To authorize and direct the City Auditor to transfer $2,398,541.26 within th...

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