header-left
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 180015-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 1/25/2018 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action: 6/21/2018
Title: Authorizing the City of Philadelphia to organize an authority to be known as the Callowhill Business Improvement District, pursuant to the provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa. C.S. § 5601 et seq., all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: CALLOWHILL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy180015-A02.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
7/18/20182 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/21/20182 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
6/14/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
6/14/20182 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/14/20182 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
5/24/20181 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/24/20181 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
5/24/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/23/20180 Committee on Rules HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
5/23/20180 Committee on Rules HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
5/23/20180 Committee on Rules AMENDED   Action details Not available
5/23/20181 Committee on Rules REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
1/25/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available

Title

Authorizing the City of Philadelphia to organize an authority to be known as the Callowhill Business Improvement District, pursuant to the provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa. C.S. § 5601 et seq., all under certain terms and conditions.

 

Body

The Council of the City of Philadelphia hereby ordains:

 

SECTION 1. It is the intent of the Council of the City of Philadelphia (the “City”) to organize an authority (the “Authority”) pursuant to the provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa. C.S. § 5601 et seq. (the “Act”). The Authority shall be created for the purpose of making business improvements and providing administrative services, as such terms are defined in the Act, to the Callowhill district of the City, and to undertake any other projects, as such term is defined in the Act, in the Callowhill district of the City.

 

SECTION 2. It is hereby declared that the participation of the Authority in projects for and concerning business improvements and administrative services to the Callowhill district is desirable for the entire City to preserve and improve the economic vitality of the Callowhill district.

 

SECTION 3. The name of the Authority shall be “Callowhill Business Improvement District.”

 

SECTION 4. The City Solicitor is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of this Ordinance to be published, to the extent required by and in accordance with the Act.

 

SECTION 5. The City Solicitor is hereby further authorized and directed to file, in accordance with the Act, Articles of Incorporation on behalf of the Authority in substantially the following form:

 

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

OF

CALLOWHILL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

 

To the Secretary of the

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

 

In compliance with the requirements of the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa. C.S. § 5601 et seq., the undersigned Mayor and President of the Council of the City of Philadelphia, pursuant to an ordinance duly adopted, desiring to organize a body corporate and politic under the aforesaid Act, do hereby certify:

 

(a)                     The name of the Authority shall be “Callowhill Business Improvement District.”

 

(b)                     The Authority is formed under and by virtue of the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa. C.S. § 5601 et seq.

 

(c)                     The City of Philadelphia has organized other authorities under the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa. C.S. § 5601 et seq., and prior versions of the Act. Such authorities continue to be in existence in or for the City of Philadelphia.

 

(d)                     The name of the incorporating municipality is the “City of Philadelphia.” The names and addresses of its municipal authorities are:

 

James Kenney, Mayor

215 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

 

Darrell L. Clarke, President of City Council

313 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

Cindy Bass

312 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

Kenyatta Johnson

580 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

 

 

Jannie Blackwell

408 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

Curtis Jones, Jr.

404 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

 

 

Blondell Reynolds Brown

581 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

David Oh

319 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

 

 

Allan Domb

316 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Brian J. O’Neill

562 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

 

 

Derek Green

594 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Cherelle Parker

577/584 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

 

 

William K. Greenlee

508 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez

319A City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

 

 

Helen Gym

592 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Mark Squilla

332 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

 

 

Bobby Henon

484 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

Al Taubenberger

582/586 City Hall

Philadelphia, PA  19107

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(e)                     The Authority shall exist for a term which shall commence on the date a certificate of incorporation is issued, as required by the provisions of the Act, by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and shall terminate on the twentieth anniversary date of either (i) said commencement date if the commencement date falls on the day immediately preceding the first day of the first full fiscal year of the Authority or (ii) the last day of the first partial fiscal year within the term of the Authority.  Every five years, or at such longer intervals as approved by City Council, the Authority shall present for approval to City Council a plan for business improvements and administrative services, together with estimated costs and the proposed method of assessments for business improvements and charges for administrative services, as required by 53 Pa. C.S. § 5607(d)(27), and subject to objection of District property owners under 53 Pa. C.S. § 5607(g).

 

(f)                     The Powers of the Authority shall be exercised by a governing body to be called the “Board of Directors of the Callowhill Business Improvement District” which shall consist of nine (9) members who shall serve without compensation. Each new member shall be appointed from the class of persons required under the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa. C.S. § 5601 et seq.  The names and addresses of the first members of the Board of Directors the Authority are set forth below; in order that the members shall continue to serve on a staggered basis, there shall be five classes of directors; each of the initial members of the Board of Directors set forth below shall serve for a term beginning on the date a certificate of incorporation is issued for the Authority by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ending at the end of the number of years set below his or her name from the first Monday in January next succeeding the date of incorporation:

 

Initial Board Members

 

Craig Grossman

Arts + Crafts Holdings

448 N. 10th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19123

Five Years

 

Bruce Shelly

Shelly Electric

1126 Callowhill Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

Two Years

 

Kelly Edwards

Callowhill RCO

448 N. 10th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19123

Five Years

 

Fang Wei Pantano

Development Manager

United Development

1132 Brandywine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

One Year

 

Gary Rueben

Wolf Building

340 N 12th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Three Years

 

Robert Zuritsky

President

Parkway Corporation

150 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA  19102-1424

Two Years

 

Miles Wilson

EducationWorks

990 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

Four Years

 

Jay Goldstein

Chairman & CEO

Spring Garden Lending

Philadelphia, PA 19123

Four Years

 

Pearl Wang Herrara

Director, Power Up Your Business

Community College of Philadelphia

1751 Callowhill Street, Suite C1-9

Philadelphia, PA  19130

Three Years

 

The members of the Board of Directors of the Authority shall elect the Chairman and other officers of the Authority and members of the “Executive Committee” of the Authority. The special duties of the officers and Executive Committee shall be set forth in the Bylaws adopted by the Authority for the management and operation of its affairs. Future appointments to the Board of Directors shall be made by class for a term of five (5) years.  Each Board of Directors vacancy shall be filled by the appointment by resolution of City Council after a public hearing of a candidate nominated by the Mayor from a list of candidates submitted to the Mayor by the remaining members of the Board of Directors. Each such candidate shall be a resident of, own or be an officer of a business in, have their principle place of employment in, or provide services to residents or businesses in, the District. If City Council does not appoint any nominated candidate within forty-five (45) days after said candidate's name is presented to City Council for approval, the remaining members of Board of Directors shall submit another list of candidates to the Mayor for nomination for City Council's approval by resolution after a public hearing.

 

(g)                     The City of Philadelphia has retained the right which exists under the Act, as amended by the Act of April 10, 1980, P.L. 105, to approve any plan of the Authority. Such approval shall be by ordinance of City Council.

 

(h)                     Pursuant to 53 P.S. § 18112(e), the Authority shall possess any additional power given to a neighborhood improvement district under the Community and Economic Improvement Act, 53 P.S. § 18101, et seq.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has caused these Articles of Incorporation to be signed by the Mayor and the President of City Council under its municipal seal this day of ___________, 20__.

 

By:                     _________________________________________

                     Mayor

 

By:                     _________________________________________

                     President of the Council

 

SECTION 6. The initial members of the Board of Directors of the Authority shall be those persons named in Section (f) of the foregoing Articles of Incorporation, whose appointments will be effective as of the date referred to in said Section (f).

 

SECTION 7. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately.

 

End