The city asserts that Sugarcreek Twp. is receiving the funds improperly from the tax increment financing (TIF) district and also is using the funds improperly to pay for an unrelated project. The injunction filed in Greene County Common Pleas Court seeks to block further payments to the township.
Centerville officials said the township received about $542,000 from 2014 to 2015, citing Greene County Auditor’s Office records. In its court action, the city says the township is not allowed to collect the Cornerstoe of Centerville North funds because that property was annexed to the city of Centerville. Also, the city claims Ohio law states the funds may only be used to pay for public improvements on the property from which the money was collected.