AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING THE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT
CORPORATION OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO AS THE AGENCY FOR THE CITY
OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, FOR THE INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL
DISTRIBUTION AND RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PURSUANT TO O.R.C. §1724.10
AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, Section 13 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution provides that, to create and preserve jobs and employment opportunities and to improve the economic welfare of the people of the State of Ohio, it is in the public interest and a proper public purpose for a municipal corporation, its agencies or instrumentalities, or corporations not for profit designated by such municipal corporation as its agency or instrumentality, to perform the acts and exercise the powers therein provided; and
WHEREAS, under Chapter 1724, Ohio Revised Code, a corporation not for profit, known as a community improvement corporation, may be organized for the sole purpose of advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of a community or area and may be designated by a municipal corporation as its agency for the purpose of industrial, commercial, distribution and research development and such municipal corporation may then enter into an agreement with and confirm a plan prepared by said designated community improvement corporation in accordance with Section 1724.10, Ohio Revised Code;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO:
SECTION 1: Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1724.10, Ohio Revised Code, this Council hereby finds and determines that it is the policy of this municipal corporation to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of its inhabitants through the designation of a community improvement corporation as the agency and instrumentality of this municipal corporation for the industrial, commercial, distribution and research development within this municipal corporation and the Community Improvement Corporation of Belmont County, Ohio, a community improvement organization organized as a corporation not for profit in the manner provided in Chapter 1724, Ohio Revised Code, is hereby designated as this municipal corporation’s agency and instrumentality for the industrial, commercial, distribution and research development of this municipal corporation.
SECTION 2: It is found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the passage of this ordinance were passed in an open meeting of this Council and that all deliberations of this Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal actions, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with the law.
SECTION 3: That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville and for the further reason this this ordinance must take effect at the earliest possible time in order to preserve, maintain and create jobs, maintain and increase property values by immediately advancing, encouraging and promoting industrial economic, commercial and civic, and distribution and research development in the municipal corporation.
SECTION 4: That this Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by the Charter of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio.
PASSED at a meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 3rd day of May, 2021, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the council.