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File #: O-511-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 11/20/2018 In control: Law Department
On agenda: 12/4/2018 Final action: 12/18/2018
Title: Declaring the improvement to certain real property to be a public purpose; declaring such improvement to be exempt from real property taxation; authorizing necessary agreements; requiring the owners thereof to make service payments in lieu of taxes; designating the public infrastructure improvements to be made that will directly benefit the real property; and establishing a municipal public improvement tax increment equivalent fund for the deposit of service payments; and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Eileen Granata
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Exhibit B, 3. Audio: O-511-18 Council Meeting 12/18/2018
Label
IRONVILLE TIF
Law
E. Granata (x1034)
Revised

Title
Declaring the improvement to certain real property to be a public purpose; declaring such improvement to be exempt from real property taxation; authorizing necessary agreements; requiring the owners thereof to make service payments in lieu of taxes; designating the public infrastructure improvements to be made that will directly benefit the real property; and establishing a municipal public improvement tax increment equivalent fund for the deposit of service payments; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
Sections 5709.40 through 5709.43 of the Ohio Revised Code ("ORC") authorize municipalities to identify parcels to be improved and to declare to be a public purpose any infrastructure improvements made that are necessary for the development of such parcels, exempting any improvements to such parcels from real property taxation for established time periods and percentages, with such mechanism commonly referred to as tax increment financing ("TIF").

The City of Toledo, Ohio (the "City") desires to use the authority granted pursuant to such sections of the ORC to establish a TIF exemption in an area located within the territorial boundaries of the City and within an area known as the "Ironville Site," consisting of one or more separate parcels of real property (as depicted and described in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference, the "Site").

The proposed TIF is a key support and incentive for the construction and implementation of the Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. HBI production project and will benefit residents by creating new jobs and economic opportunities, enlarging the property tax base, stimulating collateral development in the City, and providing revenue for the city and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to undertake public infrastructure improvements. Further, by providing public infrastructure improvements, as that term is defined in ORC ?...

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