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Ordinance 11-06


ORDINANCE NO. 11-06


 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 1193 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, ESTABLISHING TREE AND LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS.

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Granville has determined that it is necessary to amend Chapter 1193 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville which establishes tree and landscape requirements for the Village.

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

Section I: Chapter 1193 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio, is hereby amended to read as follows:


CHAPTER 1193

Tree & Landscape Requirements


1193.01 Purpose and intent. 1193.07 Tree planting.

1193.02 Definitions. requirements.

1193.03 Applicable lands. 1193.08 Landscape materials for

1193.04 Standards for trees new development.

located on new 1193.09 Planning Commission

development sites. discretion.

1193.05 Standards for trees 1193.10 Plan application and

planted in existing approval.

right of ways.

1193.06 Minimum landscape

requirements for

vehicular use areas.


CROSS REFERENCES

Trees, shrubs and maintenance – see Ch. 909

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1193.01 PURPOSE AND INTENT.

The Village of Granville lies in a valley and foothill landscape. Over time, many trees have grown or been planted by residents in the community. These trees, native and imported, provide beauty and protection from summer heat, increase property values, enhance community pride, preserve wildlife habitat, reduce air and noise pollution, and reduce soil erosion. Granville has earned the designation as a "Tree City USA" in recognition of the Village’s unique stewardship of this vital resource. Accordingly, the Village has determined that it is necessary for the public health and welfare to conserve tree resources by protecting trees from unnecessary destruction or removal, encouraging the replacement of trees lost to disease, natural hazards, or human intervention. The Village has also determined that street trees, park trees, and other trees on public lands contribute to the quality of life in the community. Chapter 1193, Tree and Landscape Requirements, provides for the improvement and maintenance of the appearance and safety of and the protection, preservation, and promotion of the aesthetic appeal, character and value of the Village of Granville. The intent of this ordinance is to establish mechanisms and policies for maintaining public trees so that the community may continue to enjoy the many benefits associated with trees.

The Village of Granville lies in a valley and foothill landscape. Over time, many trees have grown or been planted by residents in the community. These trees, native and imported, provide beauty and protection from summer heat, increase property values, enhance community pride, preserve wildlife habitat, reduce air and noise pollution, and reduce soil erosion. Granville has earned the designation as a "Tree City USA" in recognition of the Village’s unique stewardship of this vital resource. Accordingly, the Village has determined that it is necessary for the public health and welfare to conserve tree resources by protecting trees from unnecessary destruction or removal, encouraging the replacement of trees lost to disease, natural hazards, or human intervention. The Village has also determined that street trees, park trees, and other trees on public lands contribute to the quality of life in the community. Chapter 1193, Tree and Landscape Requirements, provides for the improvement and maintenance of the appearance and safety of and the protection, preservation, and promotion of the aesthetic appeal, character and value of the Village of Granville. The intent of this ordinance is to establish mechanisms and policies for maintaining public trees so that the community may continue to enjoy the many benefits associated with trees.

 

1193.02 DEFINITIONS.

The following definitions are only for the purposes of this Chapter:

 

(a) "Large tree" means any tree species which normally attains a full-grown height equal to or greater than fifty (50) feet.

(b) "Medium tree" means any tree species which normally attains a full-grown height of between thirty (30) and fifty (50) feet.

(c) "Small tree" means tree species which normally attains a full-grown height of under thirty (30) feet.

(d) "On-site landscaping" means the use of landscape materials within the innermost boundaries of the property.

(e) "Trunk caliper" means the diameter of the tree as measured eighteen (18) inches above the ground.

(f) "Treelawn" means the area either between the edge of the street pavement/curb and the edge of the sidewalk or the area from the edge of the street pavement/curb to the right-of-way line.

 

1193.03 APPLICABLE LANDS.

(a) No Zoning and Architectural Permit shall be issued for any new site development or redevelopment, otherwise permitted under Chapters 1163, 1167, 1169, 1171 or 1175, unless the landscaping provisions for such development as required by this Chapter are met.

(b) New Site Developments.

Subdivision and development plans shall be designed to preserve natural vegetation areas as much as possible. Streets, parcels, structures and parking areas shall be laid out to minimize the destruction of wooded areas or outstanding tree specimens. Developers of land are encouraged to designate wooded areas as park reserves.

(c) Existing Structures.

No building, structure or vehicular use area shall be constructed or expanded unless the minimum landscaping required by the provisions of this Chapter is provided.

(d) Expansions and/or additions to an existing single-family residential structure are exempt from the requirements of this Chapter.

 

1193.04 STANDARDS FOR TREES LOCATED ON NEW DEVELOPMENT SITES.

Subdividers or developers shall plant trees along public streets bordering and within their development in such a manner, type, quantity and location as determined by the Planning Commission. Any undeveloped street or existing street with undeveloped frontage shall conform to the following requirements at the time of the development:

(a) The spacing between trees shall be forty (40) feet for large trees, thirty (30) feet for medium trees and twenty (20) feet for small trees. The plans shall be submitted in accordance with Section 1193.10.

(b) The treelawns and tree sizes will match as follows:

Treelawn (feet) Tree Size

3-6 Feet Small

6-8 Feet Medium

8 or more Feet Large

(c) The tree location shall be at least thirty (30) feet from street intersections and ten (10) feet from fire hydrants or utility poles.

(d) (1) Developers shall be required to maintain trees for one (1) year after the trees are planted. Should any tree require replacement during this one (1) year period, the replacement period shall start at the date of replacement. Except as provided herein, the replacement period shall not extend beyond two (2) years from the original planting date.

(2) Upon completion of a street tree planting, the developer shall contact the Zoning Inspector for a preliminary inspection. The replacement period shall begin after the approval of the Zoning Inspector.

(3) The developer shall contact the Zoning Inspector for a final inspection to be made at the end of the replacement period. All trees not exhibiting a healthy, vigorous growing condition, as determined by the Village’s inspection, shall be replaced at the expense of the developer.

(4) In the event that the conditions of any trees cannot be ascertained due to the season of the year, the final inspection may, in the discretion of the Zoning Inspector, be deferred until the commencement of the next growing season.

(e) The minimum trunk caliper measured at eighteen (18) inches above the ground for all street trees shall be no less than one and three-quarter (1 ¾) inches.

(f) The Zoning Inspector shall submit a report to the Tree and Landscape Commission detailing the Inspector’s activities and actions undertaken pursuant to this section.

 

1193.05 STANDARDS FOR TREES PLANTED IN EXISTING RIGHT OF WAYS.

No street trees other than those species defined as a "small tree" in Section 1193.02 of this Chapter may be planted under or within fifteen (15) lateral feet of any overhead utility wire. Plantings over or within five (5) lateral feet of any valve box, underground water line, sewer line, transmission line or other utility shall require the approval of the Village Manager.

 

 

1193.06 MINIMUM LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICULAR USE

AREAS.

This section sets forth the minimum requirements that shall be met regarding the landscaping for vehicular use areas.

(a) Landscaping at Parking and Service Areas.

Any open parking area of more than four thousand (4,000) square feet in area and/or at least twelve (12) vehicular parking spaces shall be required to have on-site landscaping that may be in the form of islands or peninsulas. On-site landscaping shall encompass at least five percent (5%) of the total area of the parking lot. The preservation of existing plants is encouraged and shall be included in the consideration as to whether minimum landscape requirements have been attained.

(b) Minimum Tree Plantings.

A minimum of one (1) large tree per three thousand (3,000) square feet of ground coverage by structures and vehicular use areas is required.

(c) Vehicle Overhang.

Parked vehicles may not extend into the border of any landscape area. Curbs or wheel stops shall be provided to insure no overhang.

(d) Landscaping for Service Structures.

Service structures shall be screened. For the purpose of this Chapter, "service structures" includes but is not limited to loading docks, waste collections units, utility vaults which extend above the surface and other equipment providing service to a building or a site. Structures may be grouped together; however, screening height shall be one (1) foot more than the tallest of the structures.

(e) Location of Screening.

A continuous hedge planting, fence, wall or earth mound must enclose any service structure on all sides. Any service structure which must be daily moved or serviced shall require screening on all but one (1) side. The height of the screening material shall be one (1) foot more than the height of the structure, but shall not be required to exceed ten (10) feet in height. Whenever a service structure is located next to a building wall or vehicular use area, walls or screening material may fulfill the screening requirement for that side of the service structure if that wall or screening material is of an average height sufficient to meet the height requirement set out in this Chapter. Whenever service structures are screened by plant material, such materials may apply to the fulfillment of required landscaping. The type of screening or combination of screening types is subject to Planning Commission review and approval.

 

 

1193.07 TREE PLANTING REQUIREMENTS.

Use Requirements

Planned Unit Development District A minimum of two (2) trees (one on each side of the roadway) shall be provided for every fifty (50) linear feet of roadway.

 

Village Business, In addition to the requirements of

Planned Commercial, Section 1193.06 hereof for

Suburban Business District, vehicular use areas, the following Planned Industrial, shall apply: there shall be landscaped Institutional and areas equal to twenty (20) square feet Community Service District for every one thousand (1,000)

square feet of building ground coverage area or fraction thereof. Such landscaped areas shall contain trees, planting beds, hedges, fences, walls, earth mounds, benches or other materials designed and located in a manner complementary to the overall architecture of the surrounding buildings.

 

1193.08 LANDSCAPE MATERIALS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT.

(a) The proposed landscape materials should complement the existing trees and plantings.

(b) Artificial plants are prohibited.

(c) The amount of shade or sun should be considered in selecting plant materials.

(d) Plants, planting and maintenance shall conform to the standards of the American Association of Nurserymen (ANN), American Standard for Nursery Stock, 1990 edition, ANN Publication #A2-40240, 1250 I Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 2005.

(e) Plant material which does not survive shall be replaced by the owner within twelve (12) months after the material dies. Replacement of plants shall be of the same size, genus and species as originally planted.

 

1193.09 PLANNING COMMISSION DISCRETION.

If circumstances prevent compliance with the requirements as specified in Sections 1193.03, 1193.04, and 1193.05 of this Chapter, the Planning Commission may alternatively allow the property owner or developer to meet the above requirements by planting the required plants at a place designated by the Tree and Landscape Commission.

 

 

1193.10 PLAN APPLICATION AND APPROVAL.

Whenever any property is affected by these landscape requirements, the property owner or developer shall prepare a landscape plan for review and approval. Such plans shall follow the same application requirements for site plans and shall contain all existing and proposed trees and landscape materials, including botanical names, common names, planting size, on center planting dimensions where applicable and quantities for all plants used.

The Planning Commission shall, prior to its consideration of a landscape plan, forward a copy of the plan along with any other information provided by the developer to the Tree and Landscape Commission for its review and recommendation. Upon receipt of the recommendation and/or comment from the Tree and Landscape Commission, the Planning Commission shall begin its review.

In the event recommendation is not received within thirty (30) days after the transmittal of the plan to the Tree and Landscape Commission, the Planning Commission may proceed in accordance with these regulations.

 

 

Section II: Existing Sections 1193.05 (1193.06), 1193.06 (1193.07), 1193.07 (1193.08), and 1193.08 (1193.10) shall have new section numbers which are set forth in parentheses.

Section III: This Ordinance shall take effect upon the earliest date permitted by law.

 

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