WHEREAS, on November 4, 1998, Village Council adopted ORDINANCE NO. 23-98 which addressed the regulation of truck traffic within and through the Village Of Granville; and,
WHEREAS, on November 23, 1998, Village Council adopted ORDINANCE NO. 27-98 amending the effective date of ORDINANCE NO. 23-98; and, WHEREAS, since the adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 23-98 and ORDINANCE NO 27-98, discussions have been pursued between members of Granville and Newark in an effort to resolve the concerns addressed by ORDINANCE NO. 23-98; and,
WHEREAS, the adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 03-99, dated January 6, 1999, suspended the enforcement date of ORDINANCE NO. 23-98 until July 19, 1999; and, WHEREAS, the adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 31-99, dated September 1, 1999, suspended the enforcement date of ORDINANCE NO. 23-99 until December 15, 1999; and,
WHEREAS, it is still the opinion of Village Council that the discussions with the Newark community to date have been productive and are likely to lead to a long-term solution to the concerns which led to the adoption of ORDINANCE NO. 23-98; and,
WHEREAS, a number of the businesses that utilize Cherry Valley Road south of SR16, including Tamarack and Englefield Oil, have agreed to undertake immediate self-policing efforts to improve the traffic situation in Granville and have offered certain other assistance during the progress of such discussions.
NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Village of Granville, State of Ohio, as follows:
Section I: Granville recognizes and lauds the statesman-like approach taken by certain Newark community leaders, as demonstrated by their actions during recent weeks. Section II: The application of ORDINANCE NO. 23-98 to Cherry Valley Road south of SR16 is hereby suspended until June 15, 2000, to provide Newark and Granville an opportunity to seek a mutually acceptable solution to their common problems, as well as to evaluate the progress of the businesses in pursuing their commitments.
Section III: Village Council endorses the suggestion by certain Newark community leaders to form a joint committee to address the problem of through-truck traffic in the historic and/or residential districts of both municipalities, as well as other issues.
Section IV: Village Council suggests that representatives of the two municipalities jointly invest such time and energy as is necessary to resolve the issue of through-truck traffic in the historic and/or residential districts of both municipalities, including aggressive enforcement of all local and state laws and regulations, whether such efforts require requests for assistance from appropriate state regulatory authority or otherwise.
Section V: This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.