New Albany and the Johnstown-Monroe Local School District are amending an agreement for income-tax-revenue sharing in the International Personal Care and Beauty Campus, formerly known as New Albany's Business Park East.

New Albany and the Johnstown-Monroe Local School District are amending an agreement for income-tax-revenue sharing in the International Personal Care and Beauty Campus, formerly known as New Albany's Business Park East.

New Albany City Council on Dec. 2 agreed to amend the agreement to "clarify language" and "ensure the intent" of the agreement is understood by all, according to the legislative report.

The tripartite revenue-sharing agreement was signed in 2010 by New Albany, Johnstown-Monroe and MBJ Holdings, which owns the majority of the land in the business campus.

Johnstown-Monroe Superintendent Dale Dickson said the school board questioned the agreement this past summer, when New Albany requested ZIP codes in the business park be changed to prevent confusion over deliveries.

"That sparked concern on the potential loss of territory," Dickson said. "We want to make sure that land that is in the Johnstown school district remains in the Johnstown school district."

Jim Lenner, Johnstown's village manager, said Johnstown Village Council approved a letter in support of the ZIP-code change in the business park but stipulated in the letter that Johnstown-Monroe must be satisfied with its agreement and revenue sharing with New Albany.

Jennifer Chrysler, New Albany's community-development director, said the amendment approved by City Council clarifies that MBJ Holdings or any other owner of land covered by the agreement is subject to the provisions of the agreement.

"The agreements allow the city to provide economic incentives to companies locating within this area. They further stipulate that neither the city nor MBJ Holdings will support any petitions that transfer land from the Johnstown-Monroe Local School District to another school district," the legislative report said.

"We want to protect the school district with controlled growth," Dickson said.

The Johnstown-Monroe school board was expected to review the amendment Dec. 8, Dickson said.

The amendments do not change the revenue-sharing portion of the agreement, which requires New Albany to share a portion of income taxes collected from businesses in the campus.

New Albany receives 55 cents of every dollar of income-tax revenue and splits the revenue equally with one of the three school districts that have land in the park: Johnstown-Monroe, Licking Heights and New Albany-Plain Local.

Thirty cents of every dollar is used to pay off infrastructure debt and the other 15 cents goes to the city of Columbus, per a water and sewer agreement to provide water to the business park, said New Albany spokesman Scott McAfee.