2011-49

ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM THROUGH THE STATE OF OHIO’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) SMALL CITIES’ PROGRAM AND TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION FUNDS AND ADMINISTER THE GRANTS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, AS AMENDED

WHEREAS, this Council recognizes the need for programs which remove slum and blight, benefit low- and moderate-income households or meet other urgent community development needs; and

WHEREAS, the Ohio Department of Development makes CDBG funds available through the Community Development Program for projects which address these problems; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor must submit an application to the State of Ohio Department of Development, to receive funds which have been authorized for the City of Marion to be used on eligible activities which address the community and economic development problems.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio:

Section 1. That this Council hereby authorizes the Mayor to submit an application for CDBG Community Development Program including the following Formula grant projects:

Lincoln Park Skate Park 95,000
Home Repair 64,400
Marca Industries 9,700
Environmental Review/Audit/Admin 24,400
Fair Housing 1,500
TOTAL 195,000


Section 2. In order to carry out the authorizations contained in item 1 above, the Mayor is authorized to take all steps necessary to obtain said grant approvals, including but not limited to the execution of all documents required or which may facilitate the City of Marion receiving, utilizing and completing the undertaking. The Mayor is authorized to accept the grants and administer the CDBG Community Development in the City of Marion.

Section 3. This ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, welfare and safety of the City of Marion and the inhabitants thereof and for the further reason that the grant application must be filed immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor, provided it receives the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members elected to Council; it shall become effective from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
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Dave Edwards
Approved: President of Council

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Mayor Scott Schertzer

ATTEST;

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Clerk of Council