2012-40

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 (Formerly Formula & Distress Grants) FUNDS AND ADMINISTER THE GRANT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY


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:

#1.Heritage Hall Wall Repair $ 45,000
#2.Sawyer Ludwig Park Trail $ 75,000
#4. Environmental Review/Audit/Admin/Fair Hsg $ 22,000

TOTAL FOR FORMULA GRANT $142,000

Section 2. That this Council hereby commits the following local funds as leverage for the Formula Grant:

CDBG Revolving Loan Fund for:
#2. Sawyer Ludwig Park Trail additional $ 13,300
#3. MARCA Downtown Art Store $ 9,700
$ 23,000

Section 3. That upon approval of the City of Marion’s grant application, the Mayor is hereby authorized to accept the grants and administer the CDBG Community Development in the City of Marion.

Section 4. 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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Approved: Dave Edwards
President of Council

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Mayor Scott Schertzer

Attest;


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Clerk of Council