ORDINANCE NO. 03-2014
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING APPROVAL TO PURCHASE THE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS FOR AN EASEMENT FOR 13.6 ACRES TO THE GRANVILLE GOLF COURSE LOCATED AT 555 NEWARK-GRANVILLE ROAD
WHEREAS, the Granville Golf Course is an iconic part of the Granville community, and
WHEREAS, the owners of the Granville Golf Course have indicated a willingness to sell the development rights for the golf course in order to set aside this natural property for future generations, and
WHEREAS, Granville Township has negotiated a purchase agreement with the golf course owners for a conservation easement over a majority of the golf course property using state authorized Open Space funds; and
WHEREAS, it is determined appropriate for the Village to join with Granville Township to acquire an easement over 13.6 acres of the golf course property including the clubhouse and other improvements per the attached survey, together with a right of first refusal; and
WHEREAS, the golf course owners and the Village have negotiated the attached easement agreement, which addresses the community needs; and
WHEREAS, the negotiated price per acre is equal to that paid by the Granville Township, based on an independent appraisal that is acceptable to all parties; and
WHEREAS, the Village Council of Granville determined that the acquisition of the development rights, per the attached easement and property description, is in the Village’s best interests and for a proper public purpose.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Granville, Licking County, Ohio that:
Section 1: The Council of the Village of Granville does hereby agree to purchase an easement from the Granville Golf Course for 13.6 acres, as described on the easement document designated "Exhibit B", and as shown on the easement survey document designated "Exhibit A" attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Section 2: The Village Manager is hereby directed to execute said easement document on behalf of the Village of Granville.
Section 3: 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 2nd day of April, 2014.