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Resolution 02-51


    WHEREAS, some residents of the Village of
Granville have encouraged the Village Council to acquire
some part or all of the Spring Valley property, and

    WHEREAS, Village Council would like to obtain more
information regarding the Spring Valley property, and

    WHEREAS, a number of individuals have volunteered
to assist Village Council in this work,

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of
Granville, Ohio, that:

    Section 1.    The following persons are hereby
appointed as members of the Spring Valley Study Committee
(the “Committee”):  
    Ted Barclay            Roger Kessler
    Ben Barton            Liz Maher
    Carla Beckerley        Christie Pappas
    Kitty Consolo            Tom Sharp
    Clifton Crais            Tym Tyler    
    Alan Falquet            Beth White
    Jerry Griffin

Section 2.    The Committee shall gather information
useful or desirable to assist Village Council in its
consideration and the Committee is specifically charged
with developing the following items:
1.    Identify the property available for purchase at
the Spring Valley site, including the location and
ownership of adjacent properties excluded by the current
owners from any proposed sale.  
2.    Categorize and identify the existing improvements
and the condition of the improvements, including the
buildings, swimming pool and water and sanitary sewage
facilities serving the site.  Identify suggested or needed
repairs or improvements to the site and costs thereof, if
the site were acquired for a public swimming facility.
3.    Identify the present zoning entitlements of the
site and the likelihood of commercial development at the
site.  Identify the difficulties of development of the
site as a pool or otherwise, including any governmental
permits required.  Consider and determine 1) the relative
value for the community of preserving the land in its
totality as park land with or without a pool and, 2) the
opposite, of allowing the land to be developed
commercially or residentially.   
4.    Determine the expected costs to operate and
maintain the pool at the Spring Valley site for a three-
year period.  Look at the experiences of other communities
in the swimming pool business, and who would run it and
how it would be run, i.e. suggest whether the Village
manages it, contract the management out, or partner with
another entity.
5.    Determine the likely impact of government
operation of the pool on competing facilities within
Granville Township and the surrounding municipalities.
6.    Obtain copies of appraisals or estimates of the
value of the site.
7.    Identify expected traffic impacts from the
operation of a pool or other commercial uses of the site.
8.    Suggest a method (such as scientific survey,
advisory vote or other method) to determine accurately the
interest of Village residents in the purchase of the site.
9.    Make available to the general public copies of all
information obtained by the committee and conduct the
business of the Committee in “open meetings”, as
determined by Ohio’s Open Meetings and Public Records law.
10.    Identify the likely sources of financing for the
acquisition and development of the site and the likelihood
that the identified public entities will participate in
the financing.

Section 3.  Village Council will provide the Committee
with a budget of $ 7,500 to assist in collection of the
requested information.

Section 4.  The Committee shall submit a report to Village
Council by March 31, 2003.

Section 5.  This resolution shall take effect and be in
force from and after the earliest date permitted by law.

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