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• Targeted Industries

• Workforce

• Tax Incentives

• Enterprise Zoning Guidelines

• Community Reinvestment Area

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Targeted Industries

SIC 371
Motor Vehicles and Parts/Components Manufacturing
Includes businesses that manufacture and assemble motor vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles) and motor vehicle parts/components. Moraine is one of the most competitive motor vehicle manufacturing locations within the Dayton area and Miami Valley region. Moraine should give greatest future attention to auto supplier retention and recruitment (SIC 3714).

SIC 367
Electronic Components
Includes businesses that design, manufacture and assemble electronic components for industrial and consumer products and markets. Moraine's best prospects are in the area of custom electronic components for industrial applications.

SIC 3599
Industrial Machinery, NEC
Includes businesses engaged in the design and production of various types of industrial machinery for manufacturing processes.

SIC 7375
Informational Retrieval Services
Includes businesses that retrieve online information for a fee or on a contractual basis. Moraine has favorable prospects in this industry and in the larger SIC 737, Computer and Data Services Industry, in those businesses that are small in size and do customized work for their clients/customers.

SIC 274/275
Printing and Publishing
Includes businesses engaged in printing by one or more common processes, such as letterpresses; lithography (including offset), gravure or screen; and those establishments that perform services for the printing trade, such as bookbinding and plate making. Also includes establishments engaged in publishing newspapers, books and periodicals. SIC 2741, Misc. Publishing is one of Moraine's top industry targets in this group.

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Workforce

Just an hour away from Cincinnati, the Dayton area's technology workforce includes commuters from Cincinnati and several smaller towns in between the two cities. The Dayton-Cincinnati Metroplex offers access to a workforce of 1.5 million people. This includes approximately 480,200 in Dayton, with a 3.9% unemployment rate, and 1,076,000 in Cincinnati, with a 3.6% unemployment rate.

Source: Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Labor Market Review,
June 2000

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Tax Incentives

Income Tax Rates - effective July 1, 2014

Local Income Tax Rate: 2.5%

Effective Residential (Per $1000 of valuation, 35%)

• Moraine - West Carrollton CSD - 54.94

• Moraine - Kettering-Moraine CSD - 47.04

• Moraine - Jefferson LSD - 57.85

Effective Commercial/ Industrial (Per $1000 of valuation, 35%)

• Moraine - West Carrollton CSD - 63.03

• Moraine - Kettering-Moraine CSD - 55.07

• Moraine - Jefferson LSD - 70.12

Moraine is serviced by three quality school districts. For information on individual property values and rate breakdowns please contact Montgomery County Auditor at (937) 225-4326. Taxable value for communities in West Central Ohio is 35 percent of market value.

Tax Incentives

Enterprise Zone

Overview:
Provides local and state tax incentives for businesses that expand or locate in designated areas of Ohio.

Rate/Terms:
Up to 75% exemption in incorporated areas and up to 60% in unincorporated areas on real property improvements or tangible personal property tax valuation for up to 10 years. Local school board approval may be required to exceed these limits. Additional state franchise or state income tax incentives are available.

Eligibility:
Business must finalize an Enterprise Zone Agreement prior to project initiation, agree to retain or create employment and establish, expand, renovate, or occupy a facility in an Enterprise Zone.

Benefits:
Substantial tax reductions on real and/or personal property and potentially franchise or state income tax benefits.

Apply To:
To establish authority, municipality or county must apply to the Director of ODOD for certification. To secure benefits, non-retail businesses must apply to the local community for local property tax exemptions and to the Director of ODOD for state franchise or state income tax incentives.

Contact:
Office of Tax Incentives, ODOD (614) 466-4551 or (800)848-1300

Additional Information:
Summary/Guidelines

Enterprise Zone Application

 

Community Reinvestment Area

Overview:
Provides local real-property incentives for residents and businesses that invest in designated areas of Ohio.

Rate/Terms:
Up to 100% exemption of the improved real estate property tax valuation for up to 15 years. In some instances, local school board approval may be required.

Eligibility:
Business must undertake new real estate investment. The local legislative authority establishes terms of exemption. Community reinvestment areas created after July 1994 require an agreement between the local jurisdiction and all commercial/industrial business applicants prior to project initiation.

Benefits:
Substantial real estate property tax reduction.

Apply To:
To establish authority, municipality or county must apply to the Director of ODOD for confirmation. Residential/businesses meeting the local criteria must apply to the municipality or county for the real property tax exemption.

Contact:
Office of Tax Incentives, ODOD (614) 466-4551 or (800) 848-1300

More information:
CRA Summary

Residential application

Non-Residential application

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Enterprise Zone Guidelines

Incentives

The City of Moraine Enterprise Zone Program certified by the Ohio Department of Development on July 26, 1996 can provide businesses making eligible investments both real and personal property tax incentives and state franchise tax incentives. An Enterprise Zone Agreement with the City of Moraine is a prerequisite for Real and Personal Property Tax Incentives

 

Real and Personal Property

The City of Moraine can grant real and/or personal property tax exemptions within its certified Enterprise Zone of up to 75 percent of the value of the eligible new investment of a project. The term of these incentives can be for up to ten years. The City of Moraine will determine the appropriate incentive level and term based on a project-by-project evaluation of the associated costs and benefits.

The City of Moraine can exceed the stated incentive cap regardless of the term average if the affected Board of Education approves the proposal. The City of Moraine must formally request that the school board review and consider such a proposal.

The Ohio Enterprise Zone law allows the City of Moraine to expand the potential incentive to include existing taxable assets in two particular situations.

1. If a business plans to purchase and operate a large manufacturing operation that has employed an average of 1,000 employees per year during the past five years which have closed or has announced closure proceedings, the City of Moraine may grant an exemption of up to 100 percent of the existing real and personal property for up to 10 years.

2. If a business agrees to remedy an environmentally contaminated facility expending at least 250 percent of the existing value of the facility on a new investment project including at least a 10 percent investment in remediation activities, then the City of Moraine can exempt up to 50 percent of the existing real property and 100 percent of the new real and personal property investment described as the project.

Businesses entering into an Enterprise Zone Agreement for real and/or personal property tax incentives must file DTE 23 form with the County Auditor to affect the real property benefit and 913 EX state tax form with the businesses' regular annual state tax filing to affect the personal property benefit.

 

State Franchise Tax

A business is eligible for state franchise tax benefits if it is in compliance with an existing local Enterprise Zone Agreement, created new jobs, did not close or reduce employment at any other Ohio location as a result of this project and in accordance with criteria established by the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD). The business must file the appropriate Tier II State Franchise Tax application with ODOD between January 1 and April 30.

 

Project Eligibility

The Ohio Enterprise Zone law requires any business seeking an incentive under the program to make a substantial investment. While ORC Section 5709.61 provides definitions of "substantial investment" under specific circumstances, local jurisdictions have considerable flexibility to make eligibility determinations. Projects must be determined to be eligible prior to granting any tax exemption incentives through an Enterprise Zone Agreement.

Business organizations--corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, and S corporations--may propose a project for local review. Please note that residential activities and retail projects are not eligible for enterprise zone benefits.

There are four possible eligibility determinations. For a project to be considered for Enterprise Zone benefits, it must meet one of the following four definitions:

1. Establish: "means to set up a new facility at a location where the business had not previously operated."

2. Expand: ORC Section 5709.61 (E) "means to make expenditures to add land, buildings, machinery, equipment, or other materials, except inventory, to a facility that equal at least 10 percent of market value of the facility prior to such expenditures, as determined for the purposes of local property taxation."

3. Renovate: ORC Section 5709.61(F) "means to make expenditures to alter or repair a facility that equal at least fifty percent of the market value of the facility prior to such purposes of local property taxation."

4. Occupy: ORC Section 5709.61 (G) "means to make expenditures to alter or repair a vacant facility equal to at least twenty percent of the market value of the facility prior to such expenditures, as determined for the purposes of local property taxation."

Proposed Enterprise Zone projects which include the relocation of employment positions or assets from one Ohio site to another are regulated under Ohio law. The community considering the Proposed Agreement must provide a Minimum 30 days prior notice of the formal review meeting to the community from which the employees or assets are to be relocated. In addition, non-distressed-based Enterprise Zones with authority under Sections 5709.632 or Enterprise Zones certified prior to July 1, 1994 can only consider a relocation project if that project received a waiver from the ODOD Director under ORC Section 5709.633(B).

 

Asset Eligibility

The Ohio Enterprise Zone Program can provide tax exemptions for a portion of the value of new real and personal property. Existing land values and existing building values are not eligible except as noted within the large manufacturing facility or Brown field site provisions. Please remember that while the increased value of land that is added by a business as a result of a project is eligible for exemption consideration, the existing taxable value is not eligible for an exemption.

Categories of tangible personal property eligible for an Enterprise Zone tax exemption include:

1. New machinery and equipment purchased by the business;

2. Used machinery and equipment purchased by the business from another firm in Ohio which is not an affiliate and that was never used by the business seeking the exemption;

3. Used machinery or equipment brought to the project site by the business from a location outside Ohio and placed into service for the first time in Ohio as a result of the project;

4. Machinery and equipment owned by the business in Ohio, but never previously placed into operation;

5. Specified new inventory added as a result of an expansion at the site in excess of the amount or value of inventory listed in the personal property tax return of the business "in the return for the tax year in which the agreement is entered into"; and

6. New inventory added as a result of the establishment of a facility.

The City of Moraine in considering granting personal property tax exemptions will review and adhere to ORC Section 5709.61(0), especially the "first-used-in-business" standard which states "that the property referred to has not been used in business in this state by the enterprise that owns it, or by an enterprise that is a related member of predecessor ENTERPRISE of such an enterprise, other than as inventory, prior to being used in business at a facility as the result of a project." Please note that related members or predecessor enterprises are not eligible for these incentives. Any purchase of used assets involved as part of an Enterprise Zone project must be an "arms-length" transaction.

Each project will be unique in circumstances. The City of Moraine will gather as much detail on the proposed project as possible and apply the standards set forth in the Ohio Enterprise Zone law before making determinations of eligibility or approving any incentives.

 

Minimum Project Employment, Investment, and Completion Criteria

As of present the City of Moraine has not established Minimal project investment levels. Any new project will have to meet the minimal investment levels established by the State of Ohio for Establish, Expand, Renovate or Occupy. Those minimal levels are shown in the above section titled "Project Eligibility."

Their must be at least two jobs created as per State Law.

The proposed project shall be undertaken and completed within three (3) years of executing the Enterprise Zone Agreement. This includes the establishment of a new facility, expansion, renovation and/or occupancy of an existing facility as well as completion of hiring new full-time employees.

 

Application Fee-State of Ohio

Each Proposed Agreement submitted by an enterprise to the City of Moraine must be accompanied by a one-time seven hundred fifty dollar ($750) application fee. This fee is payable through check or money order made payable to the Ohio Department of Development. The fee is to be submitted to ODOD with a copy of the finalized Enterprise Zone Agreement between the City of Moraine and the enterprise(s). Any Enterprise Zone Agreement submitted without the required fee will be returned to the City of Moraine. Failure to comply with this provision will be reported to the Ohio Department of Taxation. The application fee is subject to change, but must follow the Administrative Rule procedure for review.

 

Monitoring Fee-City of Moraine

In addition, the Ohio Enterprise Zone Program requires each enterprise receiving a tax incentive Through an Enterprise Zone Agreement to pay an annual fee equal to the greater of one percent of the dollar value of the incentive benefit received or five hundred ($500) dollars. The maximum annual monitoring fee will be twenty-five hundred ($2,500) dollars. The fee is to be made payable to the City of Moraine. The fee is due annually for each year the enterprise receives a tax benefit extended from the Enterprise Zone Agreement. All such fees will be deposited in a special fund and used exclusively for the purpose of administering and monitoring the Enterprise Zone Program.

Notification

The Ohio Enterprise Zone Program requires specific affected entities to be formally notified of a Proposed Enterprise Zone Agreement prior to a local government reviewing and acting upon the proposal. Such notice is to instill the fact that review of a tax incentive proposal is part of the local government's open meeting process and to provide affected entities with the opportunity to comment on such proposals. Formal notice to affected school boards and to communities from which a business will be relocating is required.

 

School Board Notice

The Affected Board of Education must be notified a minimum of to14 (ORC Section 5709.82) days prior to Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) reviewing and acting upon a tax incentive proposal. The notice must be formal. The notice must include a copy of the Proposed Agreement (Application form). The notice must disclose the date, time and location of each review meeting scheduled. Proposed Agreements, which require both local and county legislative approvals, must provide formal notice of each meeting. This can be done in one notification instrument or in a number of notice documents. If the Boards of Education comment on the proposal, either in person or by written statement, the City and County when reviewing the proposal must take the comments into consideration when determining the appropriate action. Proposals which exceed the Ohio Enterprise Zone law stated maximum incentives of 75 percent must formally request the Affected Board of Education approval no less than 45 days prior to the date the BCC plans to review and act upon the proposal. The notice must state the percentage and term of the proposal and an estimate of the true value of property to be exempted. The Affected Board of Education must approve or disapprove the proposal by formal resolution and forward a copy of the resolution to the City of Moraine and BCC requesting the action not less than 14 days prior to the scheduled City and County review. The resolution of the Affected Board of Education may include specific conditions under which the Board would approve the proposal. If the Board of Education does not take action to approve or disapprove the proposal by the fourteenth day prior to the City and County review, then the City and County can proceed as proposed.

Finally, if an affected Board(s) of Education requests a meeting to discuss the terms of any proposed Enterprise Zone Agreement, then a representative of the local legislative authorities must meet in person with a designated representative of the Board of Education.

 

Relocation Notice

If the City of Moraine receives a Proposed Enterprise Zone Agreement from a business which intends to relocate all or just a portion of its operations to another Ohio county or municipality and intends to enter into an Enterprise Zone Agreement with that business, then the City of Moraine must formally notify the legislative authority of the county or municipality from which the business will relocate of the business's intention to relocate. The notice must include a copy of the agreement to be entered into and a statement of the business's reasons for the relocation. The notice must be given at least 30 days prior to the "first public meeting at which the agreement is deliberated" by the City of Moraine. The notice shall be by personal service or by certified mail, return receipt requested. In addition, the local government(s) considering the proposal shall notify the ODOD Director in the same manner.

Upon request, the ODOD Director may reduce the notice period from 30 days to not less than 15 days. The Director may approve such a request if it is determined "that earlier notice is not possible or would be likely to jeopardize realization of the project." If a request for shortened notice is made, then the City of Moraine need not serve formal notice of the proposal to the Director of Development.

If the City of Moraine fails to comply with the notice provisions required, no Enterprise Zone Agreement shall be finalized.

 

General Relocation Projects

The Ohio Enterprise Zone Program restricts the use of tax incentives for projects which relocate all or a portion of an existing Ohio facility's employee positions or assets to another site. An Enterprise Zone certified under ORC Section 5709.632 can consider an intrastate relocation project only if the ODOD Director issues a waiver of the relocation provision according to ORC Section 5709.633(B). The business and the City of Moraine considering a relocation project must formally petition the ODOD Director requesting a waiver and providing documentation that the waiver conditions are met. ODOD must respond to the request within 30 days of receiving the petition.

The specific conditions under which the ODOD Director can issue a waiver are:

1. ORC Section 5709.633(B) (1) - Business cannot physically expand at the current site to the extent necessary for the proposed project.

2. ORC Section 5709.633 (B) (2) - Market conditions such as just-in-time supply, changes in production methods, changes in special contract provisions, or ownership changes that require a relocation of the facility for it to remain viable.

3. ORC Section 5709.633(B) (3) - Business is subject to a consolidation of two or more existing facilities and meets one of the following two standards:

a. at least one of the facilities involved in the consolidation is not an Ohio project would result in at least a 25 percent increase in the existing Ohio employment and at least a 25 percent increase in the existing value of the business's real or personal property at the site.

b. all of the facilities involved in the consolidation are located in Ohio and the project would result in at least a 25 percent increase in the existing Ohio employment and at least a 50 percent increase in the existing values of real or personal property of the Ohio facilities involved in the relocation.

 

Income Tax Revenue Sharing Requirements

All Enterprise Zone Agreements generating one million ($1,000,000) dollars of new annual payroll located within the City of Moraine require the city to negotiate a compensation agreement with the Affected Board of Education. If the city and the board of education cannot reach an agreement within six months of the formal legislative approval of the Enterprise Zone Agreement, then the board of education shall be compensated with 50 percent of the local income tax generated by the new employees that exceeds $1,000,000. The mandatory 50/50 sharing is enforced only when the board of education and the city cannot reach agreement. The mandatory 50/50 splits is capped at the amount the board of education would have received had the project property not been exempted. The revenue sharing provision is geared to "compensate" the board of education for foregone revenues. Any revenue sharing agreement executed may include as a party, the owner of the real and/or personal property exempted under the agreement. The owner may commit to provide cash, property or services "by gift, loan, or otherwise."

If the board of education and the city fail to reach an agreement, then the 50/50 sharing payment is due on December 31 "of that year for or in which the exemption from taxation commences." The mandatory provision is maintained for each subsequent tax year where the "new" annual payroll exceeds $1,000,000 and the specified property remains exempted. A subsequent agreement between the board of education and the city would supersede the mandatory provision.

The definition of "new employees" includes income tax revenues from construction jobs and persons "who are first employed at the site of such property and who within the two previous years have not been subject to, prior to being employed at that site, income taxation by the city on income derived from employment for the person's current employer. A new employee does not include any person who replaces a person who is not a new employee."

The city and the board of education should devise a procedure to verify income tax revenues eligible for the revenue sharing requirements. Additional data collection and monitoring will be necessary. To avoid verification problems, the procedure should be agreed to prior to any specific project identification. Incurred infrastructure costs that directly benefit the project and result in the issuance of city debt are permitted to offset up to 35 percent of the new local income tax revenue generated, or the actual debt services costs incurred, prior to the application of the 50/50 sharing.

 

Negotiation Team

The City of Moraine's negotiating team consists of the following persons:

1. Mayor.

2. School Board Representative

3. City Manager

4. Montgomery County Economic Development Director

5. City of Moraine Economic Development Director

 

Development Incentive Negotiation Guidelines

1. In general and in most instances the maximum term (10 years) and percentage (75%) of exemption will be made available to an applicant seeking Enterprise Zone development incentives.

2. The term (up to 10 years) and the percentage of exemption for real and tangible personal property taxes (up to 75%) is negotiable. The negotiating team may take into consideration the number of new employees related to investment, the time frame for completing the project and hiring the new employees and whether the project is an establishment of a new facility, expansion, renovation and/or occupancy of an existing facility.

3. The negotiating team may assist the applicant with the request to the Board of Education, however, they should not act as an advocate for the applicant for the additional 25% of exemption that requires Board of Education approval.

 

Enterprise Zone Manager

The Enterprise Zone Manager for the City of Moraine is Michael Davis, Economic Development Director. The Enterprise Zone Manager's responsibilities include:

1. Acting as the City of Moraine's representative in negotiations with businesses requesting Enterprise Zone incentives;

2. Filing the appropriate formal notices required by the Ohio Enterprise Zone Program;

3. Ensuring that copy of all Enterprise Zone Agreements are filed with ODOD, the Ohio Department of Taxation and the County Auditor;

4. Staffing the Tax Incentive Review Council by scheduling the required meetings and gathering appropriate data

5. Compiling and submitting the Enterprise Zone Annual Report by March 31 of each year; and

6. Other such duties as designated by Montgomery County, the City of Moraine or guidelines.

 

Local Process and Procedures

An enterprise interested in Enterprise Zone development incentives must comply with the following prior to making any investment in the project:

1. Contact the Enterprise Zone Manager to discuss the proposed project and if eligible, obtain an application and sample agreement.

2. Submit the application to the Enterprise Zone Manager along with the State and Local application fees.

3. Meet with the negotiating team to discuss the application and determine the percentage and term of the re quested exemptions. The City of Moraine will do the following with respect to processing the application for tax exemption:

1. The Enterprise Zone Manager will notify the Affected School District of the proposed application 14 days prior to submission to City Council for there consideration. The applicant should be available to, meet with the appropriate school officials to respond to any questions related to the application.

2. Present the at the Committee of the Whole meeting for review and recommendation for Legislative action.

3. Execute the agreement with the applicant.

4. Submit the executed agreement to the Board of Montgomery County Commissioners for their review and approval.

5. File the executed agreement with the Ohio Department of Development, the State Department of Taxation and the County Auditor.

6. Monitor agreements on a quarterly basis to for compliance with the investment and employment pledges.

7. Coordinate the annual review of Enterprise Zone Agreements by the Tax Incentive Review Council.

8. Submit the annual reports to County and State agencies by March 31 of each year.

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Community Reinvestment Area

Background

The Ohio Community Reinvestment Area Program legislation became effective in November 1977. In 1979 the Moraine City Council authorized the first use of this program in the City of Moraine. This program allows the City to designate Community Reinvestment Areas (CRA) in which real property tax exemption can be granted for an increased property valuation that results from improvements or new construction in the designated areas. Moraine has established two areas since 1979 as CRA's. The designated areas are known as Number 1 and 2 and cover almost 50 percent of the land area of Moraine. You will need to contact the Housing Officer to determine if your property is within one of the two areas.

Real Property Abatements

Ohio Revised Code Sections 3735.65 through 3735.70 establishes the limits of tax abatements available on any individual project. The provisions of Ohio Revised Code Sections 3735.65 through 3735.70 contained within Amended

Substitute Senate Bill Number 19 which became effective July 22, 1994 do not apply to Community Reinvestment Areas in the City of Moraine which was created prior to July 1, 1994.

The real property abatement first applies in the year following the calendar year in which the certification is made to the County Auditor. The dollar amounts by which the remodeling or new construction increases the market value of the structure will be exempt from real property taxation for the stipulated time period. For new construction, the structure will not be considered an improvement on the land for the purpose of real property taxation.

The tax abatements are as follows however, in no single case can an abatement exceed fifteen (15) years.

Residential

A. Five years for the remodeling of every dwelling containing not more than two (2) family units upon which the cost of remodeling is at least Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) as described in Division A of ORC Section 3736.67.

B. Seven (7) years for the remodeling of every dwelling containing more than two (2) family units, upon which the cost of remodeling is at least Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) as described in Division B of ORC Section 3735.67.

C. Zero (0) years for new residential construction whether for more than two (2) family units or for less than three (3) family units.

INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL

A. Value of Construction

1. New Construction: One year for each $250,000 in construction cost, up to a five (5) year maximum.

2. Additions: One (1) year for each $200,000 in construction cost, up to a five (5) year maximum.

3. Remodeling: One (1) year for each $100,000 in construction cost not to exceed two (2) years unless additional employment is generated. Remodeling tax abatements cannot exceed 12 years even with additional employment as per ORC Section 3735.67.

4. Any new construction, additions or remodeling projects that exceed five million dollars ($5,000,000) in construction costs will be entitled to one (1) additional year of abatement for each one million dollars ($1,000,000) of additional value that exceeds said $5,000,000 up to a maximum of ten (10) additional years of abatement.

B. Employment: One (1) year for each ten (10) new jobs created, up to a five (5) year maximum.

C. Payroll: One (1) year for each group of new employees whose aggregate average gross payroll is at least $200,000 per year, up to a five (5) year maximum.

SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTIFICATION

All recipients qualifying for abatement periods in excess of five (5) years will present to any affected school district a compensation agreement whereby said recipient agrees to make a payment to the affected school district equal to fifteen percent (15%) of the tax savings experienced the previous year. Said payment will be made annually on the anniversary of the effective date of the abatement. A written verification of any and all payments will be made to the Housing Officer within thirty (30) days of payment.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Any individual, sole proprietor, partnership or corporation who is intending to make a significant improvement to property they own and which is located in a designated community reinvestment area is eligible for the CRA tax abatement.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS & PROCEDURES

1. A completed Notification and Application Form for either residential or non-residential projects must be filed with the housing officer prior to or at the same time an application is submitted for a building permit. The appropriate form can be obtained from the housing officer.

2. By copy of the Notification and Application Form, the housing officer will notify the appropriate city officials, and the Board of Education of the pending application.

3. The request will then be reviewed at a public meeting of City Council and legislative action will be required for approval. Once approved the applicant will notify the Housing Officer within 60 days from the date an occupancy permit has been issued by the City of Moraine Building and Zoning Department.

4. The housing officer will review the Application for correctness and verify with the Building Department that an occupancy permit has been issued and that the improvements meet all applicable City codes. Also, the housing officer will verify the number of new jobs created for any non-residential project.

5. Following approval of the Application and completion of the improvements, the housing officer will Certify and transmit the Application and Approving Legislation to the County Auditor and notify the applicant, city officials and the Board of Education.

 

INSPECTION & MONITORING

The housing officer for the City of Moraine will be the City Planner or City Council's designee. The housing officer will make annual inspections of the properties within the CRAs upon which are located structures or remodeling for which an abatement has been granted under section 3735.67 of the Ohio Revised Code. If the housing officer finds that the property has not been properly maintained or repaired due to the neglect of the owner, the housing officer will inform the City Council immediately, in writing. Should City Council determine, upon investigation that the conditions are as reported disqualify the recipient for the remaining term of the abatement.

Council will serve the recipient with a Notice of Termination. Said notice will state the reason for the termination and provide the recipient a thirty (30) day period in which to respond. Council will consider the recipients response within thirty (30) days of receipt and shall immediately, upon reaching a decision, inform the recipient of their final determination. Council may terminate the remaining abatement period; or may place conditions on the continuation of the abatement period.

The community reinvestment area housing council will make an annual inspection of the properties within the community reinvestment area for which an abatement has been granted. An annual report of the Housing Councils findings will be forwarded to City Council for acceptance. Appeals may be taken from a decision of the City Council to the Court of Common Pleas.

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