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ORDINANCE OF NECESSITY TO ESTABLISH AN ENERGY SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (ESID) UNDER CHAPTER 1710 OHIO REVISED CODE, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TO DESIGNATE MEMBERS TO REPRESENT THEM ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE NONPROFIT CORPORATION THAT WILL GOVERN THE DISTRICT, APPROVING THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND INITIAL PLAN OF OPERATION, AND ACCEPTING THE PETITION FROM THE MOOSE FAMILY CENTER LODGE #889, OFFICIALLY LISTED AS “MARION LODGE #889 OF THE LOYAL ORDER OF THE MOOSE”, as amended
WHEREAS, this Council recognizes the necessity for programs which would allow special financing opportunities for projects which could significantly reduce energy cost and has in front of it a petition that would allow financing for energy efficient HVAC units and energy efficient lighting, and
WHEREAS, Chapter 1710 of the Ohio Revised Code allows for creation of Energy Special Improvement Districts (ESIDs) to be governed by a nonprofit board; and
WHEREAS, once the ESID is formed, the nonprofit board will approve projects, which, however, will still need to have City Council approval to adopt any real estate property assessments for each project; and
WHEREAS, initial membership categories need to be designated and the nonprofit board authorized to incorporate and set rules of operation:
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio:
Section 1. That an Energy Special Improvement District is hereby established within the Boundaries of the City of Marion.
Section 2. The Marion Advanced Energy Improvement Corporation is established as a nonprofit board to incorporate and set rules of operation.
Section 3. Members of the nonprofit board shall include the Mayor or designee, one member appointed by the Marion City Council Jobs and Economic Development Committee, and three (3) members appointed by the District. The nonprofit board members may appoint additional members. For any political jurisdiction that joins the district, its legislative body will be able to appoint one member and, each municipal mayor will likewise be able to appoint one member.
Section 4. The Council accepts the Petition from the Marion Lodge #889 of the Loyal Order of the Moose to establish an Energy Special Improvement District including the Initial Articles of Incorporation and Initial Plan for the Improvements, Services, and Operations of The Marion Oho Advanced Energy Improvement Corporation.
Section 5. This ordinance shall become effective from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
Approved: Dave Edwards
President of Council
Mayor Scott Schertzer
Clerk of Council