2016-27

 

ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A MODERATE AND LOW INCOME HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM THROUGH THE STATE OF OHIO COMMUNITY HOUSING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CHIP), TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR AND THE MARION CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPLY FOR, ADMINISTER, THE TOTAL GRANT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY AND THE COUNTY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the CHIP Program makes funds available for projects which address these problems; and

 

WHEREAS, it is desirable to partner with Marion county to expand the service area with the City being the lead applicant, and

 

WHEREAS, the City must submit an application to the State of Ohio Office of Community 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 Programs; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Economic Development and Planning Commission staff will prepare said application and administer said grant, the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist administrator to be procured after solicitation.

 

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

 

SECTION 1.  That this Council hereby authorizes the Mayor and the City Economic Development and Planning Commission staff to make application for a grant for moderate and low-income housing and rehabilitation out of the CDBG Small Cities and Federal H.O.M.E. Programs.

 

Home Repair including Septic     (5 units)                        75,000               

Rental Repair                            (3 units)                        45,000

Owner Home Rehabilitation         (4 units)                       184,000

Rental Rehabilitation                   (2 units)                        56,000

Administration                                                               40,000

                                                                                   400,000

 

SECTION 2.  That, upon approval of the City of Marion’s grant application, the Mayor is authorized to sign the grant agreement, the partnership agreements and any and all necessary documents and work with the City Economic Development and Planning Commission staff carry out the administration of the grant.

 

SECTION 3.  That, upon approval of the City of Marion’s grant application, the Mayor is authorized to sign a contract with all necessary grant partners.

 

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 in order to be eligible for consideration; and as such, shall take effect immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor provided it receives the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members elected to Council; otherwise, it shall become effective from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

 

Approved:                                                                     _______________________

                                                                                    Dr. Scot Gray

                                                                                    President of Council

 

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Mayor Scott Schertzer

 

 

Attest:

 

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Clerk of Council