At its regular meeting on March 4, 2015, the Granville Village Council scheduled a special Council meeting to continue the public hearing on March 11, 2015 beginning at 6:00pm in the Granville Village Council Chambers, 141 East Broadway, for the following:
Appeal of Decision by Granville Board of Zoning and Building Appeals to Appeal Application #2014-187, for a Conditional Use Permit
Village Council will open the public hearing at 6:00pm and leave Council Chambers to visit the location of the proposed Denison solar array in the Denison Bio-Reserve. Once the site visit is complete, the hearing will be reconvened in Council Chambers immediately thereafter. All parties involved are welcome to attend; however, no discussion or evidence will be given.
According to Section 1137.01(i) of the Codified Ordinances of the Village, this appeal hearing is “open to the public” but it is “not [a] public hearing.” The only individuals permitted to speak at the appeal hearing are those individuals who are the actual “parties” to the appeal. The appeal hearing may not be fully concluded on the night of March 11, 2015, and may be extended to a later date. Following the conclusion of the hearing, the Council must announce its decision not later than the next regularly scheduled meeting. Within forty-five days, the Council must formalize its decision in writing including the decision findings and the conclusions of fact.