5709.43 Municipal public improvement tax increment equivalent fund - urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund.

(A) A municipal corporation that grants a tax exemption under section 5709.40 of the Revised Code shall establish a municipal public improvement tax increment equivalent fund into which shall be deposited service payments in lieu of taxes distributed to the municipal corporation under section 5709.42 of the Revised Code. If the legislative authority of the municipal corporation has adopted an ordinance under division (C) of section 5709.40 of the Revised Code, the municipal corporation shall establish at least one account in that fund with respect to ordinances adopted under division (B) of that section, and one account with respect to each incentive district created in an ordinance adopted under division (C) of that section. If an ordinance adopted under division (C) of section 5709.40 of the Revised Code also authorizes the use of service payments for housing renovations within the district, the municipal corporation shall establish separate accounts for the service payments designated for public infrastructure improvements and for the service payments authorized for the purpose of housing renovations. Money in an account of the municipal public improvement tax increment equivalent fund shall be used to finance the public infrastructure improvements designated in, or the housing renovations authorized by, the ordinance with respect to which the account is established; in the case of an account established with respect to an ordinance adopted under division (C) of that section, money in the account shall be used to finance the public infrastructure improvements designated, or the housing renovations authorized, for each incentive district created in the ordinance. Money in an account shall not be used to finance or support housing renovations that take place after the incentive district has expired. The municipal corporation also may deposit into any of those accounts municipal income tax revenue that has been designated by ordinance to finance the public infrastructure improvements and housing renovations.

(B) A municipal corporation may establish an urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund, by resolution or ordinance of its legislative authority, into which shall be deposited service payments in lieu of taxes distributed to the municipal corporation by the county treasurer as provided in section 5709.42 of the Revised Code for improvements exempt from taxation pursuant to an ordinance adopted under section 5709.41 of the Revised Code. Moneys deposited in the urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund shall be used for such purposes as are authorized in the resolution or ordinance establishing the fund. The municipal corporation also may deposit into the urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund municipal income tax revenue that has been dedicated to fund any of the purposes for which the fund is established.

(C)

(1)

(a) A municipal corporation may distribute money in the municipal public improvement tax increment equivalent fund or the urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund to any school district in which the exempt property is located, in an amount not to exceed the amount of real property taxes that such school district would have received from the improvement if it were not exempt from taxation, or use money in either or both funds to finance specific public improvements benefiting the school district. The resolution or ordinance establishing the fund shall set forth the percentage of such maximum amount that will be distributed to any affected school district or used to finance specific public improvements benefiting the school district.

(b) A municipal corporation also may distribute money in the municipal public improvement tax increment equivalent fund or the urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund as follows:

(i) To a board of county commissioners, in the amount that is owed to the board pursuant to division (E) of section 5709.40 of the Revised Code;

(ii) To a county in accordance with section 5709.913 of the Revised Code.

(2) Money from an account in a municipal public improvement tax increment equivalent fund or from an urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund may be distributed under division (C)(1)(b) of this section, regardless of the date a resolution or an ordinance was adopted under section 5709.40 or 5709.41 of the Revised Code that prompted the establishment of the account or the establishment of the urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund, even if the resolution or ordinance was adopted prior to the effective date of this amendment.

(D) Any incidental surplus remaining in the municipal public improvement tax increment equivalent fund or an account of that fund, or in the urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund, upon dissolution of the account or fund shall be transferred to the general fund of the municipal corporation.

Cite as R.C. § 5709.43

History. Effective Date: 12-13-2001; 03-30-2006