(A) A person seeking to enter into an agreement and obtain payments under section 333.02 of the Revised Code shall provide both of the following to the board of county commissioners:
(1) A certification by the person's chief financial officer, or the equivalent if that position does not exist, that the criteria listed in division (B) of section 333.01 of the Revised Code will be met; and
(2) An application on a form or in a format acceptable to the board that describes the proposed impact facility, including the projected level of investment in and new jobs to be created at the facility, the rationale used for determining that more than fifty per cent of the facility's visitors live at least fifty miles from the facility, the types of activities to be conducted at the facility, the projected levels of sales to occur at the facility, a calculation of the facility's square footage that will be dedicated to educational or exhibition activities, and any other information the board of county commissioners reasonably requests about the expected operations of the facility.
(B) The board of county commissioners shall request the director of development services to certify that the proposed facility meets the criteria for an impact facility listed in division (B) of section 333.01 of the Revised Code. The board of county commissioners may, but need not, make findings of fact that a proposed facility meets the criteria for an impact facility listed in division (B) of section 333.01 of the Revised Code before or after requesting the certification. If the director of development services certifies a proposed facility as an impact facility under this section, and if the board makes such findings, the findings and certification are conclusive and not subject to reopening at any time.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Effective Date: 06-30-2006