Resolution Number 2022-32
A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO CERTIFY TO THE
CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE THE TOTAL CURRENT TAX VALUATION OF THE
CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE AND THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF REVENUE THAT
WOULD BE GENERATED BY ONE AND NINETY-FIVE HUNDREDTHS (1.95) MILL
AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the amount of taxes which may be raised within the ten (10) mill limitation will be insufficient to provide an adequate amount for the necessary requirements of the City of St. Clairsville.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO:
SECTION 1: That it is necessary to levy a tax in excess of the ten (10) mill limitation, which levy is a renewal with no increase and no decrease of an existing one and ninety-five hundredths (1.95) mill, for the benefit of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio, for the purpose of current operating expenses at a rate not exceeding one and ninety-five hundredths (1.95) mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to nineteen and one half cents (19 ½ ¢) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five years, commencing in 2023, first due in calendar year 2024 in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 5705.19(A). Said levy shall replace a 1.95 mill levy currently on the City’s tax duplicate, with no increase and no decrease.
SECTION 2: That pursuant to Section 5705.03 of the Ohio Revised Code, the County Auditor is hereby requested to certify to this City the total current tax valuation of the City and the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by the number of mills specified in Section 1 hereof, and the Finance Director of this Council be and is hereby directed to certify forthwith a copy of this Resolution to the County Auditor so that said County Auditor may certify such matters in accordance with such Sections 5705.03.
SECTION 3: That said renewal levy be placed on the tax list commencing in tax year 2023, and first due in 2024, and each succeeding tax duplicate year for a period of five years, if a majority of electors voting thereon vote in favor of it.
SECTION 4: That it is found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and related to the adoption of this resolution were adopted in an open meeting of Council and that all deliberations of this Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code and the rule of this Council adopted in accordance therewith.
SECTION 5: That the Clerk of Council be and is directed to certify a copy of this Resolution to the Board of Elections, Belmont County, Ohio, and notify the Board of Elections to cause notice of election on the question of levying said tax to be given as required by law.
SECTION 6: That this Resolution is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, and safety of the City for the reason that said Resolution must be passed and filed with the Board of Elections on or before August 10, 2022, in order to place it on the November 8, 2022 ballot.
SECTION 7: That this resolution 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 regular meeting of the Council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 21st day of June, 2022, by the affirmative vote of 7 members of the Council.