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Ordinance No. 03-2011

ORDINANCE NO. 03-2011 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 1143.04 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO PERTAINING TO THE REVIEW PROCEDURE 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio, has determined that it is necessary to update the zoning code of the Village. 

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

            Section 1. That existing section 1143.04 of the Codified Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows: 

            1143.04   REVIEW PROCEDURE.

               (a)        Filing of Application. All applications should be submitted for review to the Village Planner or his/her designee and shall be heard by the Planning Commission within forty-five (45) days from the date of filing. 

               (b)        Public Notice for Hearing. Notice of the date set for hearing shall be published in one or more local newspapers of general circulation in the Village. Such notice shall include the time, date and place of the hearing and the nature of the proposed amendment.     

               (c)     Notice to Property Owners.  Notice to the applicant and all property owners within 200 feet of the area to be rezoned shall be sent by first class mail as evidenced by a certificate of mailing or by personal service at least six days prior to the hearing date.  The list of addresses shall correspond to the County Auditor's current tax list or the County Treasurer's Mailing List. The failure of delivery of such notice shall not invalidate any decision by the Planning Commission related to the hearing. Amendments involving changes to the provisions or text of the Ordinance shall be posted in two public places at least six days prior to the hearing.  A sign indicating the date and time for the hearing shall also be posted on the subject property at least six days prior to the hearing date. 

               (d)     Notification of State Director of Transportation. The Village Manager or his/her designee shall give notice by registered or certified mail to the Director of Transportation concerning any zoning amendment that:

                        (1)        Affects any land within 300 feet of a proposed new highway.

                        (2)        Affects any land within 300 feet of any proposed changes to a highway as described in certification to local officials by the State Director of Transportation.

                        (3)        Affects any land within 500 feet from a proposed intersection of such new highway and any existing public road or highway. After notification, the Planning Commission can proceed with determining its recommendation.

               (e)     Action by the Commission. Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission shall review the application and make one of the following recommendations to Council within fifteen days:

                        (1)        Recommend that the amendment be granted as requested.

                        (2)        Recommend a modification of the amendment.

                        (3)        Recommend that the amendment not be granted. 

            (f)         Public Notice of Hearing by Council. Notice of the date set for hearing shall be published in one or more local newspapers of general circulation in the Village.  Such notice shall include the time, date and place of the hearing and the nature of the proposed amendment. 

            (g)        Notice to Property Owners.  Notice to the applicant and all property owners within 200 feet of the area to be rezoned shall be sent by first class mail as evidenced by a certificate of mailing or by personal service at least six days prior to the hearing date.  The list of addresses shall correspond to the County Auditor's current tax list or the County Treasurer's Mailing List.  The failure of delivery of such notice shall not invalidate any decision by the Council related to the hearing. Amendments involving changes to the provisions or text of the Ordinance shall be posted in two public places at least six days prior to the hearing.  A sign indicating the date and time for the hearing shall also be posted on the subject property at least six days prior to the hearing date. 

            (h)        Public Hearing by Council.   At its next regularly scheduled meeting, Council shall adopt or deny the recommendation of the Planning Commission or adopt a modification of the recommendation.  However, by majority vote of those members in attendance, Council may continue the matter to the next regularly scheduled meeting.  To reverse or modify the recommendation of the Commission, a majority vote of the full membership of Council is required.  No final decision can be made until notification by the State Director of Transportation, if such zoning amendment affects any land as per subsection (d) hereof.  (Ord. 15-08.  Passed 1-7-09.)

            Section 2.  This ordinance shall become effective upon the earliest date allowed by the laws of the State of Ohio and the Charter of the Village of Granville.

Passed this 19th day of January, 2011.

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