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Ordinance No. 27-2012

ORDINANCE NO. 27-2010

AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE THE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT OF CERTAIN NON-CONFORMING STRUCTURES IN THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Granville has determined that provisions of existing law would prohibit reconstruction of certain structures within the Village, the use of which differ from permitted uses in the zoning district in which the same are located, and that such prohibition may have an unacceptable impact on the maintenance and use of those buildings, to the detriment of the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the Village; and 

WHEREAS, Council desires to clarify and modify the restrictions applicable to the alteration, repair, maintenance and replacement of such structures. 

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

Section 1.  Sections 1149.07 and 1149.08 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville are hereby amended to read a follows: 

1149.07    ALTERATIONS, REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE. 

 Repairs and maintenance work as required to keep structures in sound condition, alteration, repair or replacement of non-bearing walls, fixtures, doors, windows, wiring or plumbing, and interior structural alterations designed to improve the usefulness or livability of interior space, may be made to a non-conforming building or structure, provided. that no such change shall be made which shall exceed the area or height requirements or extend into any yard required in the district in which such structure is located, unless such building or structure is permanently changed to a conforming use or unless required by law or order or permitted under Section 1149.03.

1149.08    REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT OF NON-CONFORMING USES. 

A non-conforming use shall terminate when the structure it occupies is damaged and the estimated cost to repair exceeds sixty percent (60%) of the replacement cost of such structure immediately before such damage.  When the cost of repairs to a structure containing a non-conforming use is less than sixty percent (60%) of the replacement cost, that non-conforming use may be restored provided such restoration is begun within six months from the time of damage.  Failure to begin such restoration within six months from the date of damage shall terminate the non-conforming use. 

Section 2.  Existing section 1149.07 and 1149.08 of the Codified Ordinances are hereby repealed. 

Section 3.  This ordinance shall take effect upon the earliest date permitted by law. 

Passed this 15th day of December, 2010

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