2017-01 Reaffirmaing Suppport for CRA #2

RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING SUPPORT OF MARION CITY COUNCIL FOR ORDINANCE 2016-12,TO AMEND A MODERATE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA #2 IN THE CITY OF MARION BY ADDING TWO SMALL AREAS TO THE EXISTING DISTRICT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the State of Ohio Development Services Agency is requesting the City of Marion reaffirm its support of expansion of Community Reinvestment Area 2, which was initially approved on February 8, 2016 by Marion City Council and which was signed by Mayor Scott Schertzer on February 9, 2016 as follows:

 

“WHEREAS, the City of Marion on October 11, 2010, with Ordinance 2010-93, after consulting with the Marion City Schools last amended a Community Reinvestment Area of the City of Marion in areas immediately north, and west of downtown in which reinvestment had been discouraged and contained a large number of older homes and vacant and abandoned homes, and

 

WHEREAS, investment in this existing amended CRA has started to take place in these areas with 29 homes having substantial remodeling, 25 new single family homes constructed, and 107 new units constructed in duplexes, triplexes, and apartments as of July 2015, and

 

WHEREAS, several small areas adjacent to the zone have also experienced blight, and Kenneth Lengieza, City Planning Director and Housing Officer for the Community Reinvestment, after consulting with the CRA Housing Council, and the Marion City Schools, has recommended these areas be added, and

 

WHEREAS, THE MARION CITY SCHOOL BOARD ADOPTED A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THIS EXPANSION PROPOSAL NOVEMBER 16, 2015.

 

WHEREAS, a survey of housing as required by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 3735.66 has be prepared for the additional area to be included in the expanded CRA, and,

 

WHEREAS, the maintenance of existing and construction of new structures in such area would serve to encourage economic stability, maintain real property values, and generate new employment opportunities, and

 

WHEREAS, the remodeling of existing structures or the construction of new structures in this expanded Community Reinvestment Area constitutes a public purpose for which real property exemptions may be granted, then

 

THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF MARION, MARION COUNTY, OHIO:

 

Section 1. The area described below as an addition to Community Reinvestment Area #2 constitutes and area in which housing facilities or structures of historical significance are located and in which new construction or repair of existing facilities has been discouraged.

 

Section 2.        The expanded Marion Community Reinvestment Area #2 is hereby established to add the following described area to the area described in Ordinance 2010-93A

 

‘An area bounded as follows and also described in the Resolution by the Marion City Schools as follows:

  1.  Starting at the intersection of Sargent Street and East Church Street, proceeding east to Forest Lawn Blvd., north to East Center Street, west on East Center Street, and south on Sargent Street to the point of beginning.
  2.  Starting at the intersection of the N&S Railroad with Bellefontaine Avenue, then southeast along the railroad to South Prospect Street, then northeast along South Prospect Street to  Edgewood Drive, the east on Edgewood Drive which merges with McKinley Parkway and continues east to Delaware Avenue, then northwest on Delaware Avenue to Walnut Street, then west on Walnut Street to South Prospect Street, then southwest on South Prospect Street to Duluth Avenue, then west on Duluth Avenue to Girard Avenue, then north on Girard Avenue to Bellefontaine Avenue, then southeast along Bellefontaine Avenue to the place of beginning.

 

Section 3.        All properties identified in Exhibit A as being within the designated Community Reinvestment Area are eligible for this incentive. As part of the project, the City of Marion intends to undertake supporting public improvements in the designated area.

 

Section 4.   Within Community Reinvestment Area 2, the percentage of tax exemption on the increase in valuation, the terms of the exemptions and all procedures shall not be changed by this ORDINANCE and thus shall remain as described in SECTION 5 of ORDINANCE 2003-131 and as unchanged in SECTION 4 OF ORDINANCE 2010-93

 

Section 5.  That this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the welfare of the City of Marion and the inhabitants thereof and for the further reason that Area application must be filed immediately in order for properties to be eligible for consideration and as such, shall take effect and be in force 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.”

 

THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY OF MARION, MARION COUNTY, OHIO:

 

Section 1.   Council Reaffirms support of this Ordinance 2016-12 adopted February 8 and approved February 9, 2016.

 

Section 2.  This resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the welfare of the City of Marion and inhabitants thereof and shall take effect and be in force 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:                                             ____________________________

                                                            Scot Gray

                                                            President of Council

 

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Mayor Scott Schertzer

 

Attest:

 

 

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Clerk of Council