ORDINANCE NO. 2022-18

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE’S PARTICIPATION IN THE NON-FILING DELINQUENCY PROGRAM THROUGH THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY (R.I.T.A.) AND AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO EXECUTE THE R.I.T.A. NON-FILING PROGRAM AUTHORIZATION AND AUTHORIZATION LETTER, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp is a member of the Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.), and R.I.T.A. offers a program to its members to address non-filing taxpayers through participation in its non-filing delinquency program; and

WHEREAS, the non-filing delinquency program consists of two parts, a letter campaign to non-filing taxpayers followed by the issuance of administrative subpoenas to those who do not respond to the letters; and

WHEREAS, for those members that participate in both parts of the non-filing delinquency program, the cost to participate is $1.00 per subpoena issued; and

WHEREAS, the Village desires to participate in the non-filing delinquency program, including the issuance of administrative subpoenas to those who do not respond to the letters.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO:

Section 1. That the Village of Antwerp elects to participate in R.I.T.A.’s non-filing delinquency program, including the issuance of administrative subpoenas to those who do not respond to the letters, and the Village Administrator is authorized to enter into the Non-Filing Program Authorization to this effect and to execute the Authorization Letter, both of which are attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

Section 2. That if any other prior ordinance or resolution is found to be in conflict with this Ordinance, then the provisions of this Ordinance shall prevail. Further, if any portion of this Ordinance is found to be invalid, only that portion shall be held invalid and the remainder shall be in full force and effect.

Section 3. It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning or relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of the Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal actions, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions in Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Section 4. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare, and for the further reason to elect participation in the non-filing delinquency program, which must be done before June 1, 2022. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

Passed: _____________________, 2022.

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Jan Reeb, Mayor
Village of Antwerp
Attest:

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Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer
Village of Antwerp

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