VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the September 15, 2010 regular meeting:
a. Ordinance No. 13-2010, An Ordinance to Amend Section 921.07 of the Codified Ordinances to Adjust Sewer Regulations and Charges
This ordinance increases the base sewer rate from $3.90 to $5.30 per one thousand gallons. That rate adjustment would be effective for wastewater usage beginning on November 1, 2010. That usage would be reflected in the meter readings beginning December 1, 2010 and reflected in the bills sent out on January 1, 2011. This legislation, along with the water rate, increases the combined wastewater and water base rate to $8.85 per one thousand gallons.
The wastewater and water funds are enterprise funds, which mean that they are self-supporting and must produce sufficient revenue to cover their expenses. The Village has not had a utility rate increase since 2005. During that period, the costs of operating the utility plants have increased due to the price of fuel, chemicals, electricity, supplies, personnel, and insurance. These increases are needed to ensure that the water and wastewater funds remain self-supporting.
b. Ordinance No. 14-2010, An Ordinance to Amend Section 925.18 of the Codified Ordinances to Adjust Water Regulations and Charges
This ordinance increases the base water rate from $3.40 to $3.55 per one thousand gallons. That rate adjustment would be effective for water usage beginning on November 1, 2010. That usage would be reflected in the meter readings beginning December 1, 2010 and reflected in the bills sent out on January 1, 2011. This legislation, along with the wastewater rate, increases the combined water and wastewater base rate to $8.85 per one thousand gallons.
c. Resolution No. 2010-39, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Prepare and Submit an Application to Participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement Program and to Execute Contracts as Required
This resolution authorizes the Village Manager to submit and application to the Ohio Public Works Commission, as part of the Issue 2 capital improvement program, for funding assistance for the Village’s 2011 roadway resurfacing projects. Those scheduled projects include: Glyn Tawel Drive, Bedwyn Bach Lane, Westgate Drive, West College Street (from Thresher to the end), Thresher Street and Merywen Circle. These listed streets are proposed to be milled and paved at an estimated cost of $425,000.
d. Resolution No. 2010-40, A Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying Them to the County Auditor
The annual resolution is required to accept the inside property tax millage (2.5 mills) and estimated revenues that were determined by the Licking County Budget Commission. (Inside Millage is unvoted millage that is within the 10-mill statutory limitation on unvoted property taxes.) The millage is unchanged from prior years and will generate approximately $408,000 in revenue for the Village.
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.
Mollie Prasher, Clerk of Council