ORDINANCE NO. 18-2012
AN ORDINANCE ASSUMING MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FULL WIDTH OF WEAVER ROAD AND COLUMBUS 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 AND LICKING COUNTY
WHEREAS, owners of real property located in Granville Township have expressed a desire to annex into the Village of Granville corporate limits and will file 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 Village shall be responsible for all areas associated with Columbus Road and Weaver Drive, the exception being the bridge, and all related structures, over Raccoon Creek on Columbus Road where the Village shall provide snowplowing and all other maintenance shall be provided by the Licking County Engineer's office; 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 I” annexation procedure; and
WHEREAS, the proposed annexation will segment Weaver Road and a portion of Columbus Road from the existing Village corporation limits to Weaver 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, except for the bridge and all related structures over Raccoon Creek, including, but not limited to, paving, striping, drainage, installation and maintenance of traffic control devices, and snow removal, of the full width of Columbus Road from 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 Weaver Road as shown on the map attached as Exhibit A.
Section 3. The maintenance responsibilities assumed by the Village of Granville in Sections 1 and 2 above shall commence from and after the effective date of the annexation.
Section 4. The Village of Granville hereby agrees to cooperate with the Granville Township Board of Trustees and Licking County 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, the Township and Licking County.
Section 5. The Village of Granville hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Granville Township and Licking County and their 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 and Licking County 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 Columbus Road and Weaver Road, as shown on the map attached as Exhibit A.
Section 6. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
Passed this 1st day of August, 2012