ORDINANCE NO. 20-2013
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A PETITION TO THE LICKING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR A CHANGE OF TOWNSHIP LINES PURSUANT TO § 503.07 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE
WHEREAS, approximately 514 acres were annexed to the Village of Granville in 2007; and
WHEREAS, most of the property then annexed was situated in Granville Township, but a small part (consisting of 13 lots located immediately south of James Road and east of Canyon Road) was and remains situated in Union Township; and;
WHEREAS, due to issues regarding the provision of services and the allocation and distribution of certain tax assessments in connection with those 13 lots, it is desirable to remove those 13 lots from Union Township and annex them to Granville Township; and
WHEREAS, Revised Code § 503.07 provides that when the limits of a municipal corporation do not comprise the whole of the township in which it is situated, or if by change of the limits of such corporation include territory lying in more than one township, the legislative authority of such municipal corporation, by a vote of the majority of the members of such legislative authority, may petition the board of county commissioners for a change of township lines in order to make them identical, in whole or in part, with the limits of such municipal corporation.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Village Council of Granville, Ohio that a petition be filed with the Licking County Commissioners pursuant to § 503.07 to remove said 13 lots included within the Village of Granville from Union Township and place them within Granville Township.
Passed this 16th day of October, 2013.