RESOLUTION NO.13-10, 2013
COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO
APPROVING A CONTRACT WITH THE VILLAGE OF FAIRFAX, OHIO TO DESIGNATE THE COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP JOINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ZONE (JEDZ), DIRECTING THE FISCAL OFFICER TO FILE A COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION WITH THE HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO BOARD OF ELECTIONS, DIRECTING THE HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO SUBMIT THIS RESOLUTION TO THE ELECTORS OF COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, OHIO; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, on August __, 2013 the Board of Trustees of Columbia Township held a public hearing as set forth in Ohio Revised Code Section 715.691 concerning a contract and zone for the Columbia Township Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ); and
WHEREAS, on July __, 2013, being more than thirty days prior to the public hearing, the Board of Township Trustees of Columbia Township published notice of the public hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in Columbia Township providing notice of the time and place of the public hearing; and
WHEREAS, during the thirty-day period prior to the public hearing, all the following documents were available for public inspection in the administrative office of the Fiscal Officer of the Township:
- A copy of the contract designating the zone;
- (2) A description of the area or areas to be included in the zone, including a map in sufficient detail t denote the specific boundaries of the area or areas;
- (3) An economic development plan for the zone that includes a schedule for the provision of any new, expanded, or additional services, facilities, or improvements; and
WHEREAS, the public hearing allowed for public comment and recommendations on the contract and the zone; and
WHEREAS, the contracting parties may include in the contract any of those recommendations prior to approval of the contract; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Township Trustees of Columbia Township desires to adopt a resolution approving the contract to designate the Columbia Township Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ);
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Township Trustees of Columbia Township, Hamilton County, State of Ohio:
SECTION 1. The Board of Township Trustees of Columbia Township hereby approves the contract with the Village of Fairfax, Ohio attached hereto as Exhibit 1 designating the Columbia Township Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ).
SECTION 2. The Fiscal Officer of Columbia Township is directed to file a copy of this resolution with the Hamilton County, Ohio Board of Elections and to direct the Hamilton County Board of Elections to submit this resolution to the electors of Columbia Township on the election to be held on November 5, 2013.
SECTION 3. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 715.691, the ballot shall be in the following form:
“Shall the resolution of the Board of Trustees of Columbia Township approving the contract with the Village of Fairfax, Ohio for the designation of the Columbia Township Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ) be approved?
FOR THE RESOLUTION AND CONTRACT
AGAINST THE RESOLUTION AND CONTRACT”
If a majority of the electors of Columbia Township voting on the issue vote for the resolution and contract, the resolution shall become effective immediately and the contract shall go into effect immediately or in accordance with its terms.
SECTION 4. The Trustees of Columbia Township upon a unanimous vote do hereby dispense with any requirement that this resolution be read on two separate days and hereby authorize the adoption of this resolution upon its first reading.
SECTION 5. This resolution shall take effect on the earliest date allowed by law.
SECTION 6. Upon the unanimous vote of the Columbia Township Trustees, this Resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for immediate preservation of the public peace, health safety and welfare of Columbia Township. The reason for the emergency is to provide for a timely filing with the Board of Elections of Hamilton County, Ohio.