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File #: 2934-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/25/2022 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 11/14/2022 Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: To accept the application (AN22-007) of Capital City Baptist Church for the annexation of certain territory containing 23.3± acres in Blendon Township.
Attachments: 1. 2934-2022 AN22-007 Service Statement, 2. 2934-2022 AN22-007 Plat, 3. 2934-2022 AN22-007 Legal
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
This ordinance approves the acceptance of certain territory (AN22-007) by the city of Columbus and authorizes its transfer from Blendon Township to Montgomery Township per an annexation agreement between the City and the Township. The Ohio Revised Code stipulates that to be effective, City acceptance must take place a minimum of 60 days from the receipt by the City Clerk of the approval notice from the county. If City Council does not accept the ordinance within 120 days of its first consideration, the annexation will be considered rejected. This petition was filed with Franklin County on August 11, 2022. Franklin County approved the annexation on August 23, 2022 and the City Clerk received notice on September 7, 2022. No service ordinance was required because this annexation was filed as a Type 1 application as defined by the ORC. Although not required, a service statement reflecting the City’s ability to provide services for this site upon annexation is attached.
The use of a Type 1 annexation application is stipulated in the annexation agreement between the City and Blendon Township. The annexation agreement also requires that territory annexed to the City of Columbus from Blendon Township be transferred to Montgomery Township. This ordinance authorizes the submission of a petition to the Board of County Commissioners of Franklin County, Ohio, requesting that the boundary lines of Montgomery Township be changed to make them identical with the corporate limits of the City of Columbus for this annexation. The petition will be filed in accordance with Section 503.07 of the Ohio Revised Code. The subject site is not located within the City’s Northeast Pay-As-We-Grow (PAWG) area and if developed will not be subject to PAWG funding mechanisms applicable to the site.


FISCAL IMPACT:
Provision of municipal services does represent cost to the City; however, the annexation of land also has the potential to create revenue to the City.

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