ORDINANCE NO. 21-2010
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 333.03(b)(3) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE TO ESTABLISH A 35 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON LANCASTER ROAD AND RIVER ROAD, AND DECLARING AN EMEGERNCY
WHEREAS, a portion of Lancaster Road and River Road were recently annexed into the Village of Granville; and
WHEREAS, the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville provide that the appropriate speed limit for through highways outside of a business district is 35 miles per hour; and
WHEREAS, the current speed limit on the recently annexed section of Lancaster Road is 45 miles per hour and on River Road is 55 miles per hour.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, COUNTY OF LICKING, STATE OF OHIO, THAT:
Section 1. That existing Section 333.03 (b) (3) of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville is hereby amended to read as follows:
333.03 MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS; ASSURED CLEAR DISTANCE AHEAD
(b) It is prima-facie lawful, in the absence of a lower limit declared pursuant to Ohio R.C. 4511.21 by the Ohio Director of Transportation or Council, for the operator of a motor vehicle to operate the same at a speed not exceeding the following:
(3) Thirty-five miles per hour on all State routes or through highways within the Municipality outside business districts, except as provided in subsections (b)(4) and (5) hereof; thirty-five miles per hour on Welsh Hills Road from its intersection with North Granger Street to corporation limits; thirty-five miles per hour on Jones Road, from Newark-Granville Road north to the corporation limit; thirty-five miles per hour along the entire length of Newark-Granville Road; thirty-five miles per hour on James Road; thirty-five miles per hour on Lancaster Road; thirty-five miles per hour on River Road.
Section 2. That this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the Municipality. It shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage.
PASSED this 17th day of November, 2010.