The Council does hereby designate the Allen County Department of Planning Services economic development division as the administrative agency for processing applications for the designation of economic revitalization areas. The economic development division, in conducting its responsibilities under this delegation, may undertake the following actions:
   (A)   Keep abreast of changes in the state enabling legislation and communicate changes to Council members;
   (B)   Develop and implement procedures to address changes in the state enabling legislation;
   (C)   Maintain an appropriate application form that is consistent with state law and Council procedures;
   (D)   Accept applications for designation and collect the required filing fee to be submitted to the Allen County Treasurer;
   (E)   Review said applications for completeness and provide Council with supporting data necessary to properly consider such requests;
   (F)   Work with Council and the New Haven Planning Department to establish guidelines to evaluate applications in order to determine the length of the abatement period;
   (G)   Prepare public review files required by I.C. 6-1.1-12.1-2.5(c);
   (H)   Prepare and cause to be published legal notice of the Council's consideration of said application as required in I.C. 6-1.1-12.1-2.5(c) and I.C. 5-3-1;
   (I)   Prepare draft declaratory and confirmatory resolutions for the Council's review and consideration;
   (J)   Keep permanent records of all properly filed applications and duly designated economic revitalization areas;
   (K)   Act on behalf of the Council in corresponding with the applicant(s) and other interested persons regarding the status of an application;
   (L)   Prepare and provide the Allen County Auditor with a final designation packet which shall include information necessary for the review of applications for deduction pursuant to I.C. 6-1.1-12.1-5, I.C. 6-1.1-12.1-5.3, and I.C. 6-1.1-12.1-5.4; and
   (M)   Evaluate annual reports (CF-1 forms) submitted by applicants under § 152.03 and provide a report to the Council within 45 days summarizing compliance of reporting companies.
(Ord. G-20-01, passed 3-3-2020)