NOTICE TO PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF
OWNING, OPERATING, OR MANAGING A HOTEL OR SHORT-TERM RENTAL

     Be advised that on June 6, 2022 the Village of Russells Point Council passed Ordinance 22-1198 titled “Amending and Restating Section Chapter 183 of the Village of Russells Point Codified Ordinances”.  This ordinance becomes effective on July 6, 2022 and requires every person engaged in the business of owning, operating, or managing a hotel or short-term rental to collect from all guests and transient guests, and pay to the Village, a convention and rental tax on all transactions.
Owners are required to:
1.  Register the hotel or short-term rental by August 6, 2022, or within thirty (30) days after commencing such business, whichever is later.  
2.  Post the “Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate” in a conspicuous place on the hotel or short-term rental premises.
3.  Charge each guest or transient guest a tax equal to a total of six percent (6%) of the transaction. (This consists of a 3% Convention Tax and a 3% Rental Tax)
4.  Separately state these charges on each bill, statement, or other similar document when occupancy is initially arranged or contracted.
5.  Charges are required to be billed on all transactions starting August 1, 2022.
6.  Complete the “Hotel, Short-Term Rental and Convention Tax Return” and pay the collected excise tax on a monthly basis and is due by the 15th of the month following the month of collection.  Payments not received by the due date will incur penalties.  

Ordinance 22-1198               Registration Form               Hotel, Short-Term Rental Tax Return

REMEMBER ALL BUSINESSES OPERATING IN THE VILLAGE OF RUSSELLS POINT ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO

FILE AND PAY A ONE-PERCENT (1%) LOCAL INCOME TAX.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and  employees,  and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited  from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance  program,  political  beliefs, or reprisal  or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program  or activity conducted  or funded  by USDA  (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint  filing  cust.html  and  at any  USDA  office or write .a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter  all  of the information  requested  in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
mail:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-941O; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA (CRA):

On May 16, 2022, the Village of Russells Point Council adopted Resolution 22 – 981:  Implementing Ohio revised code sections 3735.65 through 3735.70, establishing and describing the boundaries of the village of Russells Point Community Reinvestment Area in the Village of Russells Point, Logan County, Ohio, designating a housing officer to administer the program, creating a community reinvestment housing council, and creating a tax incentive review council.

​The complete resolution and exhibits can be viewed here.

STORM WATER

IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

    The Village of Russells Point has been working to secure funding to replace, repair and install new storm water infrastructure throughout the village.  The most recent projected cost is $4,152,444 base on preliminary engineering estimates.

    In May of 2022 the village was informed by USDA that our application for the remaining funds needed to complete the project has been set aside in the form of an additional grant and loan.

    The entire project is currently being engineered for final design by Choice One Engineering and is estimated to be bid out in October 2022.

    Funding for the entire project will be paid through the following sources:

Army Corps of Engineering Grant

The Village has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which will cover $994,444 of the project including the Village's match of $331,481.33.

8/1 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed a draft environmental assessment.  Click here for more information.

Ohio Dept. of Development HB 168 Grant
The Village was awarded an infrastructure design grant in connection with the Storm Water Infrastructure Project in the amount of $100,000.  These funds will be used toward the engineering costs to design the final plans for the village wide storm water infrastructure improvements.

USDA Grant & Loan

USDA has set aside $1,200,000 in grant funding and $1,858,000 in loan.  The loan will be secured by a General Obligation Bond for 40 year at a rate of 1.50% and estimated annual payments of $61,946

Mosquito Spraying

Mosquito Fogging will take place each Thursday evening at dusk, weather permitting.

Neighborhood Revitalization Grant - VARIOUS PROJECTS

The Village has been awarded a Logan County CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Grant in the amount of $750,000 with an additional $100,000 awarded through the CDBG allocation.  These funds along with village matches will complete an estimated $1,079,300 in various projects throughout the village.  Click here to see the breakdown of projects and estimated costs.

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Changes to Contractor Registration Requirements - Effective Immediately

Please note that contractors are no longer required to register with the Village of Russells Point.  Residents will be responsible to ensure that their contractors have proper Workers Compensation and liability insurance.  The purpose for this change is that some contractors are required to also register with the County, some contractors would pass the registration fee on to the customer, and contractors would be required to stop work if they were not registered delaying the project.

Yard Waste Disposal

Village of Russells Point Residents are able to drop off organic yard waste from 10 a.m. to noon behind the Municipal Building on the following dates:

July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st

August 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th

September 11th and 18th

433 St. Rt. 708 - P.O. Box 30 - Russells Point, Ohio 43348                Phone:  937-843-2245  -  Fax:  937-843-9956

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