The community urban redevelopment corporation entering into a financial agreement with an impacted city shall pay to the county treasurer an annual service charge in lieu of taxes on the improvements made by the corporation in the project that are exempted from taxation pursuant to section 1728.10 of the Revised Code. The annual service charge shall be charged and paid in two equal installments at the same time and in the same manner as real property taxes. The amount of the annual service charge shall be set forth in the financial agreement and shall be not more than the annual amount of real property taxes that would have been charged against the percentage of the assessed valuation of such improvements exempted from taxation had that percentage not been exempted from taxation, and not less than an amount which, together with the taxes on the land in any year, equals the total taxes assessed on all real property in the area covered by the project in the calendar year immediately preceding the initial acquisition of the area or any part thereof by the municipality or the corporation, whichever occurred first. The county treasurer may secure the service charge payments by a lien on the exempted improvements. Such a lien shall attach, and may be perfected, collected, and enforced, in the same manner as a mortgage lien on real property, and shall otherwise have the same force and effect as a mortgage lien on real property.
The service charge in lieu of taxes shall be distributed by the county auditor to the taxing subdivision levying taxes in the subdivisions in which the property is located, in the same proportions in which the current general property tax is distributed, or upon the adoption of a resolution by the municipal legislative authority, which shall be certified to the county auditor, the full amount of the service charge shall be distributed at the same time and in the same manner as real property tax payments to the municipal corporation, and shall be deposited in an urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund established pursuant to section 1728.112 of the Revised Code.
At the end of thirty years for one, two, or three family residential dwelling units and twenty years for all other uses of the improvements from the date of the execution of a financial agreement, or earlier by agreement of the parties thereto, the exemption from taxation of any unit if the project is undertaken in units, or of the entire project if the project is not undertaken in units, ceases and the improvements and any other property of the corporation as well as the land shall be assessed and taxed like other property within the municipal corporation.
At the same date all restrictions and limitation upon the corporation shall terminate upon the corporation's rendering its final account with the municipal corporation.
Effective Date: 07-22-1994; 03-23-2005 .