AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 1137.01, 1143.01, 1143.02, 1171.02, 1171.03, AND 1171.04 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO TO REVISE THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVAL OF DEVELOPMENT PLANS IN PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS TO CONFORM TO THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO IN STATE EX REL. CROSSMAN COMMUNITIES OF OHIO INC. V. GREENE CTY. BD. OF ELECTIONS THAT APPROVAL OF SUCH PLANS IS A LEGISLATIVE ACT, AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, Council believes that procedures for approval of development plans in planned development districts should be revised to conform to the latest decision of the Supreme Court of Ohio;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO THAT:
Section I: Sections 1137.01, 1143.01, 1143.02, 1171.02, 1171.03 and 1171.04 of the codified ordinances of the village of Granville, Ohio be amended to read as shown in Exhibit A, attached and hereby incorporated.
Section II: This ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, and welfare of the Municipality and its inhabitants and necessary to ensure that the Codified Ordinances of the Village Of Granville related to the approval of the development plans in Planned Development Districts conform to the decision of the Supreme Court of Ohio in State Ex Rel Crossman v. Greene County Board of Elections thereby diminishing the risk of potential litigation for failure to conform its ordinances to the aforementioned Ohio Supreme Court decision. Wherefore this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and immediately upon passage.