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File #: 200389    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/25/2020 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2020
Title: Continuing the Mayfair Business Improvement District beyond its termination date, in an area that generally includes both sides of Frankford Avenue from the north side of Harbison Avenue to the south side of Sheffield Street and certain blocks of streets that intersect that portion of Frankford Avenue and for which the Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc., a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, is the Neighborhood Improvement District Management Association for the District; approving a plan for the District, including a list of proposed improvements and their estimated cost, and providing for assessment fees to be levied on property owners within the District; authorizing the Director of Commerce, on behalf of the City, to execute an agreement with Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc. relating to the District; and authorizing Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc. to assess property owners within the District a special property assessment fee to be used in accorda...
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon
Indexes: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS AND SPECIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS
Attachments: 1. 200389 - Exhibit A, As Introduced.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy20038900.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
1/20/20210 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/10/20200 CITY COUNCIL     Not available Not available
10/22/20200 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
10/22/20200 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/22/20200 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/19/20200 Committee on Rules     Not available Not available
10/19/20200 Committee on Rules     Not available Not available
10/19/20200 Committee on Rules     Not available Not available
6/25/20200 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available

Title

Continuing the Mayfair Business Improvement District beyond its termination date, in an area that generally includes both sides of Frankford  Avenue from the north side of Harbison Avenue to the  south side of Sheffield Street and certain blocks of streets that intersect that portion of Frankford Avenue and for which the Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc., a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, is the Neighborhood Improvement District Management Association for the District; approving a plan for the District, including a list of proposed improvements and their estimated cost, and providing for assessment fees to be levied on property owners within the District; authorizing the Director of Commerce, on behalf of the City, to execute an agreement with Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc. relating to the District; and authorizing Mayfair Business  Improvement District, Inc. to assess property owners within the District a special property assessment fee to be used in accordance with the approved plan; all in accordance with the provisions of the Community and Economic Improvement Act, and under certain terms and conditions.

 

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WHEREAS, Bill No. 150348 (approved November 19, 2015) established a business improvement district in the Mayfair area, known as the Mayfair Business Improvement District (“District”); designated Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc., a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, as the neighborhood improvement district management association for the District; and approved a final plan for improvements within the District; and

 

WHEREAS, On December 31, 2020, the term of the District will automatically terminate; and

 

WHEREAS, Council is authorized by the Community and Economic Improvement Act, Act of December 21, 1998, P.L. 1307, No. 174, as amended (53 P.S. §18101 et. seq.) (“Act”), to continue, by ordinance, neighborhood improvement districts beyond the date of their termination by reenacting the municipal enabling ordinance creating the original neighborhood improvement district, following a review of the neighborhood improvement district and the neighborhood improvement district management association programs and services within the district; and

 

WHEREAS, The purpose of this ordinance is to continue the District beyond its termination date; and

 

WHEREAS, All procedures required by the Act for continuing the District beyond its termination date have been followed; in particular, more than forty-five (45) days have elapsed from the last public hearing required by the Act, and the Clerk of Council has not received objections filed by affected property owners representing the ownership of at least one-third  (1/3) of the properties owned by affected property owners within the proposed District or from affected property owners, within the proposed District, the value of whose properties, as assessed for taxable purposes, amounts to at least one-third (1/3) of the total property valuation of property owned by affected property owners within the proposed boundaries of the District; now, therefore

 

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  In accordance with the provisions of the Community and Economic Improvement Act, Act of December 21, 1998, P.L. 1307, No. 174, as amended (53 P.S. §18101 et. seq.) ("Act"), the Mayfair Business Improvement District (“District”) is hereby continued until December 31, 2025, within the boundaries set forth in Exhibit "A-1" attached hereto. 

 

SECTION 2.  Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc., a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, is hereby continued until December 31, 2025, as the Neighborhood Improvement District Management Association for the District.

 

SECTION 3.  Council hereby approves as the final plan for the District the plan set forth in Exhibit "A" attached hereto.  Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc. is hereby authorized to assess property owners within the District a special property assessment fee, in accordance with the provisions of the final plan and the provisions of the Act. In addition, in the case of an unpaid assessment or portion of an assessment, Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc. is authorized to collect accrued interest and penalties on any unpaid assessment or portion thereof and to recover any costs incurred as a result of the filing of any lien, all in accordance with the final plan.

 

SECTION 4.  The Director of Commerce, on behalf of the City, is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc., in a form approved by the City Solicitor, which agreement shall include the following provisions:

 

                     (a)  A detailed description of the respective duties and responsibilities of the City and of Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc. with respect to the District, as set forth in the final plan approved under Section 3;

 

                     (b)  A requirement that the City will maintain within the District the same level of municipal programs and services that were provided within the District before its establishment;

 

                     (c)  A "sunset provision" under which the agreement will terminate on December 31, 2025 and may not be renewed unless the District is continued beyond that date in accordance with the sunset provisions of Section 5 of this Ordinance; and

 

                     (d)  Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc.’s agreement to be responsible for the collection of all property assessment fees levied within the District and the City's agreement to file any necessary liens for nonpayment of property assessment fees as set forth in the Act at 53 P.S. §18107(a)(10).

 

SECTION 5.  The District shall terminate on December 31, 2025, in accordance with the provisions of the final plan, approved under Section 3.  The District may be continued beyond that date only if Council reenacts this Ordinance, following a review of the District and the programs and services, provided by Mayfair Business Improvement District, Inc. within the District.

 

SECTION 6.  The Chief Clerk shall keep on file, the document referred to as Exhibit “A” in Section 3 of this Ordinance, and all accompanying documents referenced in Exhibit “A”, and shall make them available for inspection by the public during regular office hours.

 

 

 

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