The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the April 15, 2015 regular meeting:
Ordinance No. 04-2015, An Ordinance to Amend Section 1165.03 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Open Space District Standards
There is currently no minimum lot frontage for parcels zoned Open Space District (OSD). This ordinance adopts a minimum lot frontage standard to prevent the creation of lots with no public right-of-way frontage, essentially land locked parcels. All other residential zoning districts in the Village of Granville Zoning Code have a minimum lot frontage requirement to a public right-of-way. The proposed change would establish a minimum lot frontage to a public right-of-way of one hundred (100’) feet total.
Ordinance No. 05-2015, An Ordinance to Amend Section 1171.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Planned Unit Development
There are currently no provisions within the Planned Commercial District for single family residential. In this area, there are many single family structures that have been converted to commercial uses; however, there are still a number of properties being used residentially. These single family homes are considered to be grandfathered, nonconforming uses, meaning the property owner cannot expand the structure or build anything on the property that would be considered residential in nature (i.e. a swimming pool). With the construction of the Cherry Valley interchange, southern Cherry Valley Road will have less traffic and essentially isolated. Many of these structures may convert back to residential properties. This ordinance divides the Planned Commercial District into Permitted and Conditionally Permitted Uses, with single family residential added as the only proposed Conditional Use.
Resolution No. 2015-26, A Resolution to (Re)Appoint Members to the Bryn Du Commission
This resolution reappoints Candi Moore and Laurence Bicking as representatives to the Bryn Du Commission as appointees of Granville Township. Their current terms expire on April 30, 2015. The Chamber recommended that Candi Moore and Laurence Bicking be reappointed as their representatives to the Bryn Du Commission.
Resolution No. 2015-27, A Resolution to Permit the Structural Demolition a Detached Garage at 114 Thresher Street
This resolution authorizes the demolition of a single story, wooden detached garage at 114 Thresher Street. This application was reviewed and approved for demolition by the Village Manager. The Granville Historical society also reviewed the application and found no historical value to the garage. The applicant proposed building a new garage that was reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission.
Resolution No. 2015-28, A Resolution Encouraging Residents and Business Owners to Phase Out the Use of Polystyrene, Foam, Disposable, Expanded Containers, Food Service Ware, Single-Use Plastic Bags and Encourage the Use of Reusable Checkout Bags
A local resident sent a letter (attached) to the Village requesting Council ban the use of Styrofoam® or polystyrene within the Village. Many cities and communities have banned the use of polystyrene including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Washington, D. C. There are no communities that have banned the use of polystyrene in Ohio. Polystyrene is a petrochemical product, which takes hundreds of years to deteriorate in the environment and not biodegradable. Polystyrene products, including single-use plastic bags fills landfills annually and is frequently found as litter along highways and marineways. In keeping with Council’s goals to consider the environment, staff would recommend that Council adopt a resolution that encourages residents to use reusable checkout bags, encourages business owners to phase out the use single-use checkout bags and polystyrene containers, more commonly known as Styrofoam®
All legislation is available for review at the Village office during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village office is located at 141 East Broadway.