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Thursday
Feb162017

Legislation Adopted February 15, 2017

The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the February 15, 2017 regular meeting:

Ordinance No. 02-2017, An Ordinance Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into an Annexation Agreement Describing the Intentions of the Parties to Annex Certain Real Property Located Along Newark-Granville Road in Granville Township, Owned by S. R. Larsen, Trustee of the S. R. Larsen Ltd. Profit Sharing Plan Trust

Gerry Bird approached the Village Council regarding annexation of 18.972 acres of land located on the south side of Newark-Granville Road.  During the December 21, 2016 Council meeting, Mr. Bird presented information to the Village Council regarding his desire to annex this land to the Village for a residential development of thirty-seven (37) single family homes.  The Village Council indicated at that meeting they would be willing to consider this annexation request.  The developer’s attorney, Jim Havens, of Havens Limited, submitted a letter to the Village indicating interest in moving forward with an Expedited Type II annexation.  This resolution affirms the Village’s interest in allowing this annexation to move forward. 

Resolution No. 2017-10, A Resolution to Express Appreciation to Steven Hawk for Service on the Granville Planning Commission

This resolution expresses the Village Council’s appreciation for Steven Hawk’s service on the Granville Planning Commission.  Mr. Hawk served from August 10, 2010 until January 31, 2017.

Resolution No. 2017-11, A Resolution Strongly Opposing the State of Ohio Governor’s Proposed 2017-2018 Budget, which Proposes Centralized Collection of Net Profit Tax Returns and Other Provisions Related to the Municipal Income Tax, which Will Cause a Substantial Loss of Revenue Needed to Support the Health, Safety, Welfare and Economic Development Efforts of Ohio Municipalities

The Ohio Municipal League asked municipalities to write letters and pass a resolution opposing Governor Kasich’s latest attempt at centralized collection. Granville’s Council adopted similar resolutions in the past.

Resolution No. 2017-12,  A Resolution Declaring that the Village and Township of Granville are Welcoming Communities, in which All of Our Residents and Visitors Can Feel Welcome, Safe and Able to Fully Participate in, and Contribute Positively to , Our Community’s Social and Economic Life

This resolution is a simple statement by Village Council that the Granville community supports the health, safety and welfare of all residents and visitors with a welcoming attitude.

 

Ordinance vs. Resolution

According to the Granville Village Charter, all actions or decision made by Council have to be passed as either an Ordinance or Resolution.

An Ordinance is used to designate a local law, rule or statute adopted by Village Council that has the full force and effect of a law with a consequence attached when violated.

A Resolution is Council’s expression of an opinion, values, aspirations, recognition or policy adopted by a formal vote.

All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.

Friday
Feb032017

Notice of Public Hearing March 1, 2017

At its regular meeting on February 1, 2017, the Granville Village Council scheduled a hearing for February 15, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Granville Village Council Chambers, 141 East Broadway, for the following: 

Ordinance No. 02-2017, An Ordinance Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into an Annexation Agreement Describing the Intentions of the Parties to Annex Certain Real Property Located Along Newark-Granville Road in Granville Township, Owned by S. R. Larsen, Trustee of the S. R. Larsen Ltd. Profit Sharing Plan Trust

Gerry Bird approached the Village Council regarding annexation of 18.972 acres of land located on the south side of Newark-Granville Road.  During the December 21, 2016 Council meeting, Mr. Bird presented information to the Village Council regarding his desire to annex this land to the Village for a residential development of thirty-seven (37) single family homes.  The Village Council indicated at that meeting they would be willing to consider annexation of this land.  The developer’s attorney, Jim Havens, of Havens Limited, submitted a letter to the Village indicating interest in moving forward with an Expedited Type II annexation.  Ordinance No. 02-2017 and the Annexation Agreement are very similar in format to the previous annexation agreements with Metropolitan Partners.

All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.

Friday
Feb032017

Legislation Adopted February 1, 2017

The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the February 1, 2017 regular meeting: 

Resolution No. 2017-09, A Resolution to Review the Decision of the Planning Commission Regarding Application #2016-142 for a Projecting Sign at 116 East Broadway 

This resolution ratifies Council’s motion from the January 18, 2017 meeting to review the Planning Commission decision on Application #2016-142 for a projecting sign for Donatos at 116 East Broadway.

All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.

Friday
Jan202017

Legislation Adopted January 18, 2017

The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the January 18, 2017 regular meeting: 

Ordinance No. 01-2017, An ordinance to Extend the Minor Amendment to the Site Development Plan for Spring Hills Baptist Church for the Granville Christian Academy

This resolution permits Granville Christian Academy to extend the time period for a modular unit to remain on Spring Hills Baptist Church property for another three years.  Spring Hills Baptist Church, located at 1820 Newark-Granville Road, submitted a request to extend the minor amendment to their Final Development Plan, under Application #2016-128, to allow for an extension of the previously approved modification to the Final Development Plan to add a modular classroom unit located to the rear of the existing church/Granville Christian Academy for a three-year period. 

Resolution No. 2017-05, A Resolution to Express Appreciation to Bradley Smith for Service on the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals

This resolution expresses the Village Council’s appreciation for Bradley Smith’s service on the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals.  Mr. Smith served from February 18, 2009 until January 31, 2017. 

Resolution No. 2017-06, A Resolution to (Re)Appoint  Members to the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals 

This resolution reappoints Jeff Gill and Kenneth Kemper to the BZBA and appoints Rob Rhodes as members to the BZBA.  Their current terms expire January 31, 2017.  Their new terms expire on January 31, 2020. 

Resolution No. 2017-07, A Resolution to (Re)Appoint Members to the Granville Planning Commission 

This resolution reappoint s Bill Wilken to the Granville Planning Commission.  His current term expire January 31, 2017.  His new term expires on January 31, 2020.  Council also appointed Carl Jennings to complete the term ending January 31, 2019 of Doug Eklof, who resigned from the Commission in June, 2016.  This resolution also appoints Vice Mayor Rob Montgomery as the ex-officio Council representative to the Planning Commission through January 31, 2018.  The School District will recommend someone to be their new ex-officio member.

Resolution No. 2017-08, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Prepare and Submit a Letter of Interest to the Ohio Department of Transportation for Funding Through the Transportation Alternative Program for Pedestrian Improvements to the Newark-Granville Road/Jones Road Intersection, the West Broadway Mid-Block Crosswalk near Wildwood Park and Other Intersections as Specified

This resolution allows the Village Manager to submit a letter to request the opportunity to submit various crosswalk improvement projects to the ODOT Transportation Alternative Program for potential funding.

All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.

Thursday
Jan052017

Notice of Public Hearing January 18, 2017

At its regular meeting on January 4, 2017, the Granville Village Council scheduled a hearing for January 18, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Granville Village Council Chambers, 141 East Broadway, for the following:

Ordinance No. 01-2017, An Ordinance to Extend the Minor Amendment to the Site Development Plan for Spring Hills Baptist Church for the Granville Christian Academy

This ordinance would approve a three-year extension of the installation of a modular classroom, located to the rear of the existing church/Granville Christian Academy, for Spring Hills Baptist Church, located at 1820 Newark-Granville Road.  Council approved the extension of the minor amendment to the Final Development Plan.  Spring Hills Baptist Church was required with the original extension to provide additional landscaping to help obstruct the view of the modular unit for the surrounding neighbors.

All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.

Thursday
Jan052017

Legislation Adopted January 4, 2017

The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the January 4, 2017 regular meeting: 

Ordinance No. 11-2016, An Ordinance to Authorize the Village Manager to Execute a Contract Providing for the Sale of Water to Owens Corning Sales, LLC

The Village of Granville has provided water to Owens Corning for more than twenty-five years. The previous agreement expired on December 31, 2016. This new agreement continues the provisions of the previous agreement regarding water supply from the Village to Owens Corning. The rates remain the same as currently billed, which are 1.3 times the rate charged to the Village users living within the corporate boundaries.  It is the same rate charged to the Village of Alexandria and Kendal. 

Resolution No. 2017-01, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Advertise for Bids for Various Village Projects and Items Throughout 2017

This resolution requests Council’s permission to proceed with advertising for bids for items or projects for the entire year.  The Village complies with all local and state purchasing rules and regulations.  These projects and items were approved expenditures in the 2017 budget.  Providing staff with approval to advertise for bids with one resolution streamlines the bidding process and Council agendas.  The projects or items that need to go through the bid process for 2017 include street improvement project, the purchase of water chemicals, lime sludge removal, New Burg Street Lift Station generator, crosswalk countdown lights, South Cherry Street storm sewer replacements, Sewer RAS control panel, and Welsh Hills Road water main upgrade. 

Resolution No. 2017-02, A Resolution to Permit the Demolition of the Ace Morgan Theater at 221 West College Street

This resolution authorizes the demolition of the Ace Morgan Theater on the Denison campus, located at 221 West College Street. The Granville Historical Society has indicated that the structure has no particular historic value. Denison proposes to replace the structure with a parking area for the new arts complex.  The Planning Commission has reviewed the demolition request and has recommended that it be approved.

Resolution No. 2017-03, A Resolution to Authorize the Village Manager to Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Licking County Parks District

Village staff met with Licking County Parks Executive Director Bob Williams, who provided the Village with the attached agreement memorializing the Village’s commitment to help participate in the maintenance of the bike path through the Village.  This resolution, when presented to Council, would authorize the Village Manager to enter into the memorandum of understanding with the Licking County Park District to pay 50% of any major improvements to the bike path as well as do routine maintenance on the pathway. 

Resolution No. 2017-04, A Resolution to Authorize the Village Manager to Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Licking County Humane Society

In accordance with Chapter 1717 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Licking County Commissioners have established the Licking County Humane Society to prevent cruelty to animals throughout the county. Section 1717.07 of the ORC indicates that the "legislative authority of such municipal Corporation shall pay monthly to such agent, from the general revenue fund of the municipal Corporation, such salary… not less than five dollars."   Executive Director Lori Carlson provided the Village with an undated memorandum of understanding for the humane society to provide services to the Village. In addition to the statutory requirements, these services will be of assistance to help provide for the appropriate treatment of Village animals and to assist the Village in arbitrating disagreements in neighborhoods where opinions may differ as to the maintenance of pets.  This resolution authorizes the Village Manager to enter into the memorandum of understanding with the Licking County Humane Society to provide services at a rate of $40.00 per month. 

All legislation is available for review at the Village office during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village office is located at 141 East Broadway.

Thursday
Dec222016

Notice of Public Hearing January 4, 2017

At its regular meeting on December 21, 2016, the Granville Village Council scheduled a hearing for January 4, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Granville Village Council Chambers, 141 East Broadway, for the following: 

Ordinance No. 11-2016, An Ordinance to Authorize the Village Manager to Execute a Contract Providing for the Sale of Water to Owens Corning Sales, LLC

The Village of Granville has provided water to Owens Corning for more than twenty-five years. The current agreement expires at the end of 2016. The Village has provided water following the terms of that agreement since 1991. The new agreement continues the provisions of the previous agreement regarding water supply from the Village to Owens Corning. The rates remain the same as currently billed, which are 1.3 times the rate charged to the Village users living within the corporate boundaries.  It is the same rate charged to the Village of Alexandria and Kendal. This agreement is for a five year period beginning January 1, 2017.

All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.

Thursday
Dec222016

Legislation Adopted December 21, 2016

The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the December 21, 2016 regular meeting:

Resolution No. 2016-55, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into a Contract for 2017 with Douglas Sassen and the Newark City Law Director’s Office for Services as the Municipal Court Prosecuting Attorney

This resolution authorizes the Village Manager to enter into an agreement with Douglas Sassen and the City of Newark Law Director’s office to continue to represent the Village as Prosecuting Attorney for cases in the Licking County Municipal Court.  The proposed rate for 2017 is $15,000 annually (payable monthly), which is the same rate as 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-56, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into a Contract for 2017 with Michael King for Services as Law Director and Mayor’s Court Prosecuting Attorney

This resolution authorizes the Village Manager to enter into a contract with Michael King as Law Director for legal services for the 2017 calendar year.  Under this contract, the Newark City Law Director’s office would continue to handle the prosecutions in Licking County Municipal Court with the Granville Law Director being responsible for pursuing delinquent collections on tax accounts, working with Village staff and handling Mayor’s Court.

Resolution No. 2016-58, A Resolution to Appoint Members to the Volunteer Peace Officers Dependents Fund Board in Accordance with the Provisions of the Ohio Revised Code Section 143.02

This resolution appoints two individuals selected by Council, affirms two individuals selected by the Granville police officers and one individual selected by this Board to the Volunteer Peace Officers Dependents Fund Board.  These individuals are appointed annually.  The purpose of this Board is to determine the validity of claims and the amount to be paid to the families of any volunteer officer injured or killed in the line of duty as an officer of the Village of Granville. 

All legislation is available for review at the Village office during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village office is located at 141 East Broadway.

Thursday
Dec082016

Legislation Adopted December 7, 2016

The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the December 7, 2016 regular meeting:

Ordinance No. 09-2016, An Ordinance to Make Appropriations for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of the Village of Granville, State of Ohio, During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2017 

This ordinance establishes the appropriations for the Village operations and capital improvement projects for 2017. 

Ordinance No. 10-2016, An Ordinance to Authorize the Village Manager to Enter into a Lease Agreement with the Granville Township Board of Trustees for the Leasing of the Fire Station Building at 133 North Prospect Street

This ordinance renews the lease for the fire station building between the Village of Granville and the Granville Township Board of Trustees for a 5-year period.  This is the 9th renewal of this lease.

Resolution No. 2016-52, A Resolution Authorizing and Directing the Manager of the Village of Granville, Ohio, to Enter into an Agreement with the Bryn Du Commission

This resolution renews the existing agreement between the Bryn Du Commission and the Village of Granville for the day-to-day management and operation of the Bryn Du facility for a two-year period. 

Resolution No. 2016-53, A Resolution of Establish the Annual Compensation Adjustment for Non-Bargaining Employees for Fiscal Year 2017

This resolution adjusts compensation for 2017 for Village non-bargaining employees in pay grades A-K, not covered by collective bargaining (union) agreements (non-police and non-public works individuals including department heads, clerical, and Village office staff). The resolution treats the non-bargaining employees like Village union employees by authorizing a 1.5% cost of living increase.  It also provides merit increases and/or bonus (union contracts have automatic step increases, not available for non-bargaining employees) to those employees who performed well as documented by an evaluation process.  The resolution also extends the 1.5% increase to part-time employees.

Resolution No. 2016-54, A Resolution Directing the Bryn Du Commission and inviting the Granville Recreation District to Collaboratively Identify Opportunities to Enhance Utilization at Bryn Du

This resolution provides for a six-month collaborative process encouraging the Bryn Du Commission and the Granville Recreation District to establish a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the current GRD utilization of the Bryn Du property and facilities.  The goal is to enhance programming and public access to the property.   

All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.

Friday
Nov182016

Notice of Public Hearing December 7, 2016

At its regular meeting on November 16, 2016, the Granville Village Council scheduled a hearing for December 7, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Granville Village Council Chambers, 141 East Broadway, for the following:

Ordinance No. 09-2016, An Ordinance to Make Appropriations for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of the Village of Granville, State of Ohio, During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2017  

This ordinance would establish the budget appropriations for Village operations and capital improvement projects for 2017. 

Ordinance No. 10-2016, An Ordinance to Authorize the Village Manager to Enter into a Lease Agreement with the Granville Township Board of Trustees for the Leasing of the Fire Station Building at 133 North Prospect Street

This ordinance would renew the existing lease between the Township Trustees and the Village for the use of the fire station located at 133 North Prospect Street for a five-year period.

All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.