ORDINANCE NO. 07-07
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF GRANVILLE TOWNSHIP FOR THE TRANSFER OF TITLE TO THE MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY TO THE TOWNSHIP UPON OR FOLLOWING THE ANNEXATION OF SUCH CEMETERY INTO THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE.
WHEREAS, RC § 759.08 provides that upon annexation of a public cemetery and burial grounds to a municipal corporation, title to and right of possession automatically vest in such municipal corporation; and
WHEREAS, under Sections 1.02 and 1.03 of the Charter of the Village of Granville, Council may exercise all powers of local self government; and
WHEREAS, under Section 105.01 of the Codified Ordinances authorizes Council to dispose of real property upon terms and conditions that Council determines are in the best interests of the municipality; and
WHEREAS, certain territory containing the Maple Grove Cemetery will be or has been annexed to the Village and the Township desires to control such cemetery.
WHEREAS, Council has determined that transferring title back to the Township is in the Village’s best interests.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, COUNTY OF LICKING, STATE OF OHIO, A MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED THERETO CONCURRING, THAT:
Section 1. Council hereby authorizes and directs the Village Manager to enter into a contract with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township, attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein, for the transfer of title to the Maple Grove Cemetery to the Township upon or following the annexation of such cemetery into the Village.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall become effective upon the earliest date allowed by the Charter of the Village of Granville and the laws of the State of Ohio.
PASSED this 20th day of June, 2007.