§ 138.09. Accepting Gifts and Grants to Abate Public Nuisance Properties


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  • (a)   The Director of Building and Housing is authorized to apply for and accept grants and gifts of funds, materials, equipment, supplies, and services from public or private entities, to be used for abating properties found to be unsafe and declared a public nuisance under the provisions of Sections 367.05 or 3103.09 of these Codified Ordinances. The Director shall report the acceptance of each gift to the Clerk of the City Council.

    (b)   The Director may accept the gift if the donor has provided written notification to the Director of the intent to make the gift, specifying the type of gift, and stating the value thereof.  If any gift or grant accepted under this section causes administrative expenses to exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the value of the gift or grant, additional legislative authority is necessary before receiving the gift or grant.

    (c)   The Director is further authorized to pay cash matching funds if required to receive grant funding. The matching funds shall be paid from funds appropriated for the use of the Department of Building and Housing.

    (d)   The Director is further authorized to file all papers and execute all documents necessary to receive the funds under the grants and gifts and, upon acceptance of the grants or gifts under this section, the grant or gift funds shall be appropriated for the purposes of this section.

    (e)   If the Director finds that a structure is found to be unsafe and declared a public nuisance under the provisions of Sections 367.05 or 3103.09, the Director is authorized to enter into contract to abate the nuisance under Section 138.07 of these Codified Ordinances using gifts or grants accepted under this section.

(Ord. No. 682-14. Passed 6-2-14, eff. 6-4-14)