WHEREAS, the Village of Granville (Village) has an established policy of not providing sewer and water utility services, or extending infrastructure, to any property located outside the corporate boundaries of the Village, and it hereby restates that policy;
WHEREAS, Kendal at Granville (Kendal) has requested that the Village provide water services to its new site, and the Village hereby finds and determines that it is in the best interest of the Village to do so;
WHEREAS, the Village is currently providing water service to the Owens Corning Science and Technology Center (Owens Corning) and the Kendal property is immediately adjacent to the water line that extends to the Owens Corning site. Thus, the provision of water service to Kendal in accordance with this Ordinance will not require the Village to extend any additional water lines outside of the Village;
WHEREAS, the Granville Comprehensive Plan recognizes the importance of having a senior citizen retirement community such as Kendal;
WHEREAS, the Granville Comprehensive Plan specifies the great importance of protecting and preserving open space;
WHEREAS, Village Council is committed to historic and scenic preservation;
WHEREAS, the Granville community faces extraordinary development pressure;
WHEREAS, the Kendal property is being developed consistent with the current Township requirements for land use density, set-back requirements, and green space requirements in accordance with the Granville Comprehensive Plan;
WHEREAS, Kendal is a not-for-profit (501c)(3) corporation;
WHEREAS, the Council is committed not to provide water outside the Village limits to stimulate or encourage the development of single family housing that could bring additional school-age children to the Granville Exempted Village School District; and
WHEREAS, it is hereby determined that the Village presently has surplus water utility services that it can provide to the new Kendal at Granville site on an exclusive basis, and that it still remains in the best interests of the Village not to provide such service to any other properties located outside of the Village.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Council of Granville, State of Ohio, that:
Section 1. The water service contract between the Village and Kendal of Granville, a copy of which is attached hereto, is hereby approved and adopted.
Section 2. The Village Manager is hereby authorized to execute the contract and to take whatever other action is necessary to implement the terms and conditions of the contract.
Section 3. This ordinance shall be effect and be in force from and after the earliest date allowed by law.