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ORDINANCE NO. 14-20AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING SECTIONS 3735.65 THROUGH 3735.70 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, ESTABLISHING AND DESCRIBING THE BOUNDARIES OF COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA IN THE VILLAGE OF OTTAWA AND DESIGNATING A HOUSING OFFICER TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM CREATING A COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COUNCIL AND A TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCILWHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Ottawa desires to pursue all reasonable and legitimate incentive measures to assist and encourage development in specific areas of the Village of Ottawa that have not enjoyed reinvestment from remodeling or new construction; andWHEREAS, a survey of housing, a copy of which is on file in the Office of the Mayor as required by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 3735.66, has been prepared for the area to be included in the proposed Community Reinvestment Area (CRA); andWHEREAS, 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; andWHEREAS, the remodeling of existing structures or the construction of new structures in the CRA constitutes a public purpose for which real property tax exemptions may be granted.NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF OTTAWA, OHIO, A MAJORITY OF ITS MEMBERS CONCURRING HERETO THAT:SECTION 1. The area designated as the Ottawa Community Reinvestment Area constitutes an area in which housing facilities or structures of significance are located and in which new construction or repair of existing facilities has been discouraged. SECTION 2. Pursuant to ORC Section 3735.66, Ottawa Community Reinvestment Area is hereby established in the following described area:The boundaries of the Ottawa CRA shall be the same as the political boundaries of the Village of Ottawa as of November 1, 2014 and as depicted on the map attached to this Ordinance marked “Exhibit A”, and by this reference incorporated herein. Said boundaries shall be adjusted time to time to coincide with changes in the political boundaries of the Village of Ottawa. Only residential, commercial and/or industrial properties consistent with the applicable zoning regulations within the designated CRA will be eligible for exemptions under this program. SECTION 3. All properties identified in “Exhibit A” as being within the designated CRA are eligible for this incentive. This CRA proposal is a public/private partnership intended to promote and expand conforming uses in the designated area. As part of the project, the Village of Ottawa intends to undertake supporting public improvements in the designated area. SECTION 4. Within the CRA, the percentage of the tax exemption on the increase in the assessed valuation resulting from improvements to commercial and industrial real property and the term of those exemptions shall be negotiated on a case-by-case basis in advance of construction or remodeling occurring, according to the rules outlined in the ORC Section 3735.67. The results of the negotiation as approved by the Village Council will be set in writing in a CRA Agreement as outlined in Section 3735.671 of the ORC. For residential property, a tax exemption on the increase in the assessed valuation resulting from improvements as described in ORC Section 3735.67 shall be granted upon proper application by the property owner and certification thereof by the designated housing officer for the following periods.a)Abatement will be 100% for five (5) years, ten (10) years for properties located within any special flood hazard area A on the current National Flood Insurance Program Flood Insurance Rate Map, for the remodeling of single family dwellings and for which the cost of remodeling is at least $20,000, as described in ORC Section 3735.67. The abatement will be on the improvement only. This abatement is on the property and shall be transferable to subsequent owners for the life of the original abatement. b)Abatement will be 100% for five (5) years, ten (10) years for properties located within any special flood hazard area A on the current National Flood Insurance Program Flood Insurance Rate Map, for residential dwellings containing two (2) units. The cost of remodeling must be at least $40,000 as described in ORC Section 3735.67. The abatement will be on the improvement only. This abatement is on the property and shall be transferable to subsequent owners for the life of the original abatement. c)Abatement will be 100% for five (5) years, ten (10) years for properties located within any special flood hazard area A on the current National Flood Insurance Program Flood Insurance Rate Map, for the new construction of a single family residential dwelling as described in ORC Section 3735.76. This abatement is on the property and shall be transferable to subsequent owners for the life of the original abatement. d)Abatement can be up to 100% for up to fifteen (15) years for new or existing retail or commercial facilities and shall be negotiated on a case-by-case basis in advance of construction occurring. This abatement shall be subject to Village of Ottawa Council approval before becoming transferable to subsequent owners. e)Abatement can be up to 100% for up to fifteen (15) years for an industrial facility and shall be negotiated on a case-by-case basis in advance of construction occurring. This abatement shall be subject to Village of Ottawa Council approval before becoming transferable to subsequent owners. SECTION 5. All commercial and industrial projects are required to comply with the State application fee requirements of ORC Section 3735.672 and the local annual monitoring fee of one percent of the amount of taxes exempted under the agreement – a minimum of $500 up to a maximum of $2,500 annually.SECTION 6. To administer and implement the provisions of this Ordinance, the Village’s Building and Zoning Coordinator is designated as the Housing Officer as described in Section 3735.65 through 3735.70.SECTION 7. A Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council consisting of eight (8) members shall be created as outlined in ORC Section 3735.69. The Housing Council shall consist of residents of the Village of Ottawa of which two members shall be appointed by the Village Council, two (2) members by the Mayor, and one (1) member appointed by the Planning Commission and the Ottawa-Glandorf School Board. The majority of the members shall then appoint two (2) additional members. Terms of the members of the Housing Council shall be for three (3) years. An unexpired term resulting from a vacancy in the Housing Council shall be filled in the same manner as the initial appointment was made. The original committee appointments shall include three (3) one year terms and four (4) three year terms, to insure overlapping terms. The Mayor, Village Council and the Housing Council shall each appoint one member to a three (3) year term. A Tax Incentive Review Council (TIRC) shall be established pursuant to ORC Section 5709.85, and shall consist of three representatives appointed y the Board of County Commissioners, two representatives of the municipal corporation, appointed by the Mayor with Council concurrence, the County Auditor or designee, and a representative of each affected Board of Education. At least two members must be residents of the Village of Ottawa. The TIRC shall review annually the compliance of all agreements involving the granting of exemptions for commercial or industrial real property improvements under Section 3735.671 of the ORC and make written recommendations to the village Council as to continuing, modifying or terminating said agreement based upon t he performance of the agreement. (The existing TIRC may be used.)SECTION 8. The Village Council reserves the right to re-evaluate the Ottawa Community Reinvestment Area annually at which time Village Council may direct the Housing Officer not to accept any new applications for exemptions as described in Section 3735.67 of the ORC. In the event that Council would change the benefits in this ordinance, any project that would qualify will qualify until the next tax year and would be eligible. A completed project would consist of receiving a permit for occupancy during that calendar year of eligibility. The eligible party would utilize the current authorized limits at the date of application for exemption. SECTION 9. The CRA Housing Council shall make an annual inspection of properties within the CRA for which an exemption has been granted under Section 3735.67 of the ORC. The Housing Council shall also hear appeals under 3735.70 of the ORC.SECTION 10. The Village Council hereby finds and determines that all formal actions relative to the passage of this Ordinance was taken in an open meeting of the Village Council, that all deliberation of this Village Council and of its committees, if any, which resulted in formal action were taken in meetings open to the public in full compliance with the applicable legal requirements, including Section 121.22 of the ORC.SECTION 11. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law and upon confirmation by the Ohio Director of Development of the findings in this Ordinance. This Ordinance shall take precedence over any previous Ordinances passed by the Village relating to CRAs. SECTION 12. The Mayor of the Village of Ottawa is hereby authorized to petition the Director of Development to confirm the findings contained within the Ordinance. attested: Barbara J. HermillerClerk-TreasurerApproved: J. Dean MeyerMayorAPPROVED AS TO FORM Joseph C. Schroeder, Law Director

SHERIFF’S SALE of Real EstateRevised Code, Sec. 2329.26The State of Ohio, Putnam CountyUnion Bank Company, PO Box 67, Columbus Grove, OH 45830, Plaintiff vs. Warren Richard Eastman Jr. et al, 6123 US 224, Ottawa, OH 45875.Case #2014CV00103.In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the east door of the Court House in Ottawa, Ohio in the above named County, on Monday, January 05, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Putnam and the State of Ohio, and in the Township of Blanchard, to-wit: 6123 US 224, Ottawa, OH 45875.Legal DescriptionA FULL LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE PUTNAM COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE.PPN: 01-029100.0000, 01-029110.0000,& 01-029090.0000Said Premises Located at 6123 US 224, Ottawa, OH 45875. Said Premises Appraised at $65,000.00 (Sixty Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars) and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount.Terms of Sale : An initial deposit of 10% of the appraised value is due and payable at the Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, by 4:00 P.M., the day of the sale. The balance of the amount bid is due and payable upon confirmation of sale and delivery of deed. All payments are payable by certified check or Money Order. The only real estate taxes, which shall be paid from the proceeds of the sale of the subject real property, are those which are due and payable as of the date of the sale, also taxes will be prorated 30 days after sale date and may not include special assessments. Federal tax liens may not be extinguished by this sale. All property sold at Sheriff’s sale is sold on and “as is” basis. There is no warranty or guarantee. Any delinquent water and sewer bills may be the responsibility of the purchaser. The successful bidder must present proper identification at the time their bid is accepted by the officer in charge of the sale.Note to the public: The appraisal may or may not have been an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff and the Appraisers are not liable for the condition of the property that was appraised.Phone inquires may be directed to the attorney listed below, or to the Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, at 419-523-3208. Web address: www.sheriffoff.comMichael C. ChandlerSheriff Putnam County, OhioGreg Westrick, DeputyKriss D. Felty, Plaintiff Attorney1500 West Third Street, Suite 400Cleveland, Ohio 44113216-588-1500

SHERIFF’S SALE of Real EstateRevised Code, Sec. 2329.26The State of Ohio, Putnam CountyUnion Bank Company, PO Box 67, Columbus Grove, OH 45830, Plaintiff vs. Mindy L. Grothause et al, aka Mindy L. Reynolds, 22932 Rd O, Cloverdale, OH 45827.Case #2014CV00069.In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the east door of the Court House in Ottawa, Ohio in the above named County, on Monday, January 05, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Putnam and the State of Ohio, and in the Township of Monterey, to-wit: 25751 US 224, Fort Jennings, OH 45844.Legal DescriptionA FULL LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE PUTNAM COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE.PPN: 25-017110.0000Said Premises Located at 25751 US 224, Fort Jennings, OH 45844. Said Premises Appraised at $35,000.00 (Thirty Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars) and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount.Terms of Sale : An initial deposit of 10% of the appraised value is due and payable at the Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, by 4:00 P.M., the day of the sale. The balance of the amount bid is due and payable upon confirmation of sale and delivery of deed. All payments are payable by certified check or Money Order. The only real estate taxes, which shall be paid from the proceeds of the sale of the subject real property, are those which are due and payable as of the date of the sale, also taxes will be prorated 30 days after sale date and may not include special assessments. Federal tax liens may not be extinguished by this sale. All property sold at Sheriff’s sale is sold on and “as is” basis. There is no warranty or guarantee. Any delinquent water and sewer bills may be the responsibility of the purchaser. The successful bidder must present proper identification at the time their bid is accepted by the officer in charge of the sale.Note to the public: The appraisal may or may not have been an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff and the Appraisers are not liable for the condition of the property that was appraised.Phone inquires may be directed to the attorney listed below, or to the Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, at 419-523-3208. Web address: www.sheriffoff.comMichael C. ChandlerSheriff Putnam County, OhioGreg Westrick, DeputyKriss D. Felty, Plaintiff Attorney1500 West Third Street, Suite 400Cleveland, Ohio 44113216-588-1500

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