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File #: 1297-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/2/2022 In control: Building and Zoning Policy Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize assessments for weed and solid waste removal on properties in violation of weed and solid waste regulations as set forth in the Columbus City Code.
Attachments: 1. Ord. 1297-2022 Attachment

...Background

 

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the City Clerk to report to the Auditors Office of Franklin County, Ohio, all charges which are due to the City of Columbus, Department of Building and Zoning Services, and are certified for payment to said County Auditor in conformance with Sections 701.07 through 701.19 of the Columbus City Code for weed and solid waste removal. In the assessment period covered by this legislation (November 1st, 2021 through April 30th, 2022), owners of 185 properties within Columbus, shown on the attachment hereto, were notified to abate weed and solid waste nuisances.  Those properties where violations were not abated were turned over to the Environmental Nuisance Weed and Solid Waste Program for compliance.  Abatement was completed using the services of private and/or City contractors. This legislation provides for assessment of the costs associated with the weed and solid waste abatement process.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation provides a mechanism for recovery of costs associated with the weed and solid waste abatement program. 

 

 

 

 

...Title

 

To authorize assessments for weed and solid waste removal on properties in violation of weed and solid waste regulations as set forth in the Columbus City Code.

 

 

...Body

 

WHEREAS, the owners of certain vacant lots and structures in the City of Columbus have allowed the growth of noxious weeds, grasses and/or the accumulation of solid waste on their properties; and

 

WHEREAS, said owners have been duly notified of the requirements of the law in such circumstances; and

 

WHEREAS, said owners have failed to provide mowing services and solid waste removal as set forth in Section 701.07 through Section 701.19 of the Columbus City Code; NOW, THEREFORE:

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.                      That the assessment of the owners of certain lots and structures in the City of Columbus who have failed to provide mowing and solid waste removal, as required by Sections 701.07 through 701.19 of the Columbus City Code, be and is hereby authorized in order to cover costs incurred by the City of Columbus, Department of Building and Zoning Services, Code Enforcement Division, in carrying out the provisions of said sections.

 

SECTION 2.                       That the City Clerk shall report to the Franklin County Auditor, all charges which are due to the City of Columbus, Department of Building and Zoning Services, Code Enforcement Division, and are certified for payment to the County Auditor in conformance with Sections 701.07 through 701.19 of the Columbus City Code.

 

SECTION 3.                       That said funds, upon reimbursement from the Franklin County Auditor, shall be deposited in the General Fund 1000, to repay the costs incurred for weed mowing and solid waste abatement services.

 

SECTION 4.                       That this Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.