RESOLUTION OF JURISDICTIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE

      LOWER MOSQUITO CREEK WATERSHED BALANCED       

     GROWTH PLAN

 

WHEREAS, the City of Cortland understands there was initial one-hundred percent (100%) local support in 2009 to proceed with the Lower Mosquito Creek Balanced Growth Planning Initiative; and

 

WHEREAS: the City of Cortland understands that the plan includes Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs) and Priority Development Areas (PDAs); and

 

WHEREAS: the City of Cortland understands that the implementation of the Balanced Growth Initiative is voluntary in our jurisdiction and is provided with the intent that the future comprehensive planning process should take this information into consideration; and

 

WHEREAS: the City of Cortland understands that upon resolution by 75% of the jurisdictions, 75% of the population represented and 75% of the land area in the watershed, the

Balanced Growth criteria will be forwarded to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the Ohio Water Resources Council for their review and endorsement by the State of Ohio; and

 

WHEREAS: the City of Cortland understands that upon endorsement by the State of Ohio our jurisdiction would become eligible for state incentive programs in the future within our PDAs and PCAs; and

 

WHEREAS: the City of Cortland understands that the state incentive programs are still in the development stages and will continue to evolve; and

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CORTLAND, OHIO:                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

SECTION 1: That as duly elected public officials and current office holders, we hereby support the Balanced Growth Initiative for the Lower Mosquito Creek Watershed as prepared by the Trumbull County Planning Commission with the Watershed Planning Partnership communities and technical partners.

 

SECTION 2: That the Watershed Balanced Growth Plan for the Lower Mosquito Creek Watershed identifies Priority Development Areas and Priority Conservation Areas, and is

hereby adopted.

 

SECTION 3: That the Lower Mosquito Creek Watershed is directed to seek endorsement of the

Balanced Growth Watershed Plan by the State of Ohio in order to permit the local government in the watershed to seek the benefits and incentives provided by this endorsement.

 

SECTION 4: That Priority Development Areas and Priority Conservation Areas identified in the

Balanced Growth Watershed Plan are to be used by State of Ohio Agencies to guide

state activities and programs and they will serve as the basis for special incentive

programs to be directed to the Lower Mosquito Creek Watershed.

 

SECTION 5: That the Watershed Balanced Growth Plan will be supported by directing local resources, planning actions and considering best local land use practices to encourage protection of Priority Conservation Areas and development of Priority Development Areas.

 

SECTION 6:  This Resolution shall take effect and be in full force as early as allowed by law.

 

 

PASSED IN COUNCIL THIS ________DAY OF _________________, 2011.

 

 

ATTEST: ___________________________    ______________________________

                        CLERK OF COUNCIL              PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL

 

 

FILED W/MAYOR ___________                           ______________________

                                       DATE                                              MAYOR

 

DATE APPROVED ___________

 

 

 

 

 

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