Granville Community Calendar

ORDINANCE NO. 04-10

ORDINANCE NO. 04-10

AN ORDINANCE ASSUMING MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FULL WIDTH OF LANCASTER ROAD, OLD RIVER ROAD AND RIVER ROAD UPON ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN TERRITORY IN THE TOWNSHIP OF GRANVILLE TO THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, AGREEING TO COOPERATE IN THE MAINTENANCE OF SAID ROADWAYS, AND INDEMNIFYING THE TOWNSHIP OF GRANVILLE

WHEREAS, owners of real property located in Granville Township have expressed a desire to annex into the Village of Granville corporate limits and have filed a petition for annexation with the Licking County Commissioners; and

WHEREAS, as a condition of annexation, RC § 709.033(A)(6) requires the annexing municipal corporation to assume maintenance responsibility of any and all highways or streets that will be segmented or divided by such annexation; and

WHEREAS, the Licking County’s Annexation Policies and Procedures handbook requires the filing of the Highway Maintenance Ordinance in support of a petition for annexation under the “Expedited Type II” annexation procedure; and

WHEREAS, the proposed annexation will segment Lancaster Road, Old River Road, and River Road; and

WHEREAS, Council of the Village of Granville has determined that it has the necessary resources to maintain such roads upon annexation of the proposed territory into the Village of Granville.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, COUNTY OF LICKING, STATE OF OHIO, TWO-THIRDS OF ITS MEMBERS CONCURRING, THAT:

Section 1.  The Village of Granville hereby agrees it will assume maintenance responsibility, including, but not limited to, paving, striping, drainage, installation and maintenance of traffic control devices, and snow removal, of the full width of Lancaster Road from SR 16/SR 37 to the existing Village of Granville corporate boundaries as shown on the map attached as Exhibit A.

Section 2.  The Village of Granville hereby agrees it will assume maintenance responsibility, including, but not limited to, paving, striping, drainage, installation and maintenance of traffic control devices, and snow removal, of the full width of Old River Road as shown on the map attached as Exhibit A.

Section 3.  The Village of Granville hereby agrees it will assume maintenance responsibility, including, but not limited to, paving, striping, drainage, installation and maintenance of traffic control devices, and snow removal, of the full width of River Road from Lancaster Road to SR 16/SR 37 as shown on the map attached as Exhibit A.

Section 4. The maintenance responsibilities assumed by the Village of Granville in Sections 1, 2, and 3 above shall commence from and after the effective date of the annexation.

Section 5.  The Village of Granville hereby agrees to cooperate with the Granville Township Board of Trustees with regard to the maintenance of the above-referenced roadways to assure that those roadways are maintained in a manner that is in the best interest of both Village and Township residents and in an economically efficient manner for both the Village and the Township.

Section 6.  The Village of Granville hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Granville Township and its employees [as defined in R.C. 2744.01(B)] from any and all suits, claims, demands, costs, damages, attorneys fees, charges, liabilities and expenses whatsoever which Granville Township may at any time sustain or incur or become liable for by reason of or in consequence of injury or death to person or property arising from said Village’s maintenance of, or failure to properly maintain Lancaster Road, Old River Road, and River Road, as shown on the map attached as Exhibit A.

Section 7.  This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

PASSED this 7th day of April, 2010.

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