AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE TO ENTER INTO A GROUND LEASE WITH THE CENTENARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE CHURCH TO EXPAND ITS CURRENT FACILITIES.
WHEREAS, the Centenary United Methodist Church has informed the Village of Granville (“Village”) that it wishes to obtain construction and permanent mortgage financing for the expansion of its current church building located on public square in the Village; and the Church has also informed the Village that its lenders have requested that the Village provide the Church with an acknowledgment that the Church will be able to continue to occupy its current and expanded site during the anticipated term of the loan;
WHEREAS, a Congregational Church was first erected on public square in 1808, as the first building on public square, and a Methodist Church was erected on the portion of public square now occupied by the Centenary United Methodist Church as early as 1826 by the congregation that was the predecessor to that Church; and
WHEREAS, the Village believes that it is appropriate under these circumstances to enter into a ground lease with the Centenary United Methodist Church, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, in order to permit the Church, to the extent legally possible, to obtain the necessary financing for its planned expansion as has been described to the Village;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of Granville, Ohio, that: Section 1. Pursuant to Section 3.01 of the Charter for the Village of Granville and Section 105.01of the Ordinances of the Village, and for the reasons set forth above, the Village Manager is hereby authorized to execute on behalf of the Village the ground lease, a copy of which is attached hereto, with the Centenary United Methodist Church. The Village Manager is also authorized to take whatever action is necessary to carry out the terms and conditions of the ground lease.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after the earliest date permitted by law.