NOTICE OF LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the January 19, 2011 regular meeting:
Ordinance No. 01-11, An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 22-10 providing for Adjustments of the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year 2011 and Revising Sums for Operating Expenses Related to Funding the Opera House Park Improvement fund
This ordinance establishes a new Opera House Park fund to accept a donation of $25,000 from the Hubert and Oese Robinson Foundation for the beautification of Opera House Park.
Ordinance No. 02-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 1162.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Application for Demolition Permits
This ordinance amends the current language in Section 1162.02 of the Village Code which requires notice to be sent certified mail or by personal service. The change will allow for mail to be sent by certificate of mail or by personal service which will be consistent with all other types of correspondence sent for other Commissions. Current language also requires fifteen days notice to the public prior to a meeting held by the Planning Commission or prior to the recommendation of the Village Manager. The current language also requires submittal to the Planning Commission at least three weeks prior to the meeting instead of two weeks as all other submittals require. These changes will make the process for submittal to the Planning Commission and Village Council consistent with all other submittals so as to make the process more applicant friendly.
Ordinance No. 03-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 1143.04 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Application for the Review Procedure
This ordinance amends the current language in Section 1143.04 of the Village Code which requires notice to be sent certified mail or by personal service. The change will allow for mail to be sent by certificate of mail or by personal service which will be consistent with all other types of correspondence sent for other Commissions. The current language also requires ten days notice to adjoining property owners and ten days notice in a newspaper of general circulation prior to a meeting, which requires submitting an application at least three weeks in advance, instead of the typical two weeks submittal deadline. These changes will make the process for submittal to the Planning Commission and Village Council consistent with all other submittals so as to make the process more applicant friendly.
Resolution No. 11-02, A Resolution to Appoint Members to the Charter Review Commission
This resolution appointed the following residents to the Charter Review Commission: Dan Bellman, Fred Biesecker, Tom Bunyard, and Gail McConnon. The Charter Review Commission is charged with examining the Charter every ten years and hold hearing to secure suggestions for changes to the Village Charter. The Commission’s recommendations must be submitted to Council no later than July 1, 2011 for review by the Village Council and placed on the November 2011 ballot for a public vote.
Resolution No. 11-03, A Resolution to Appoint Members to the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals
This resolution reappointed Fred Ashbaugh, Jeff Gill and Bradley Smith to the BZBA. These members current term expires January 31, 2011. Their appointment continues through January 31, 2014.
Resolution No. 11-04, A Resolution to Appoint Members to the Granville Planning Commission
This resolution reappoints Jeremy Johnson to the Granville Planning Commission. Mr. Johnson’s current term expires January 31, 2011. His appointment continues through January 31, 2014. This resolution also reappoints Jackie O’Keefe as the Council representative to the Planning Commission and Steven Hawk as the School District representative. Mrs. O’Keefe and Mr. Hawk’s terms expire January 31, 2012.
Resolution No. 11-08, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Prepare and Submit a Letter of Interest to the Ohio Department of Transportation for Funding Through the Transportation Enhancement Program for the Construction of a Sidewalk Along Burg Street
This resolution authorizes the Village Manager to submit a Letter of Interest to the Ohio Department of Transportation to request funding for the construction of a sidewalk along Burg Street.
On January 6th, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced that it would be accepting Letters of Interest for potential projects to be funded through the Transportation Enhancement (TE) Program. Projects funded through the TE program are intended to enhance the transportation experience, but are not “highway projects.” Eligible projects include acquisition of historic sites that have a relationship to transportation, rehabilitation and operation of historic transportation buildings including historic railroad facilities and canals, establishment of transportation museums, acquisition of scenic easements and scenic sites, scenic highway programs including the provision of tourist and welcome center facilities, and the provision of bicycle and pedestrian lanes, sidewalks, and bridges.
As part of its announcement, ODOT stated that Letters of Interest for potential projects would need to be submitted by February 1st for consideration during the current round of funding.
After the Letter of Interest is submitted, ODOT will review the information and make a determination on whether the proposed project meets the eligibility requirements. If the project meets all of the requirements, the Village would then be asked to prepare a full application. It is anticipated that the application packets would be released by ODOT around March 1st with the full application due by May 1st. A decision on which applications are selected for funding would be expected by late summer or early fall. Funding would be released for selected projects in the State’s 2015 budget year.
If the Village is authorized to submit a full application, the design of the preliminary plans would be prepared for the project (to ODOT’s specifications) and those plans would be prepared with input from the Burg Street neighborhood and the community.
A submission of a Letter of Interest does not bind the Village to submit a full application or to proceed with the project if approved; but without the submittal of the Letter of Interest, the project would not be eligible for Transportation Enhancement funding.
All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.