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Legislation Adopted by Council December 21, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE 

The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the December 21, 2011 regular meeting: 

Ordinance No. 39-11, An Ordinance Declaring the Pass-Through Between St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Granville Historical Society be Converted from a Vehicular/Pedestrian Way to a Pedestrian Only Pass-Through

This ordinance provides St. Luke’s Church and the Granville Historic Society with Village support of a pedestrian only designation for the pass-through between their buildings.  This ordinance has a sunset date and encourages the generation of a multi-party agreement to identify improvement designs, who pays for those improvements and each party’s responsibility for future maintenance.  A future agreement would also address the possibility of Park National Bank restricting public vehicular access, at some point in the future, to the parking area behind the church.  Such a change might trigger the modification of any agreement and require a return to vehicular access for the pass-through. 

Resolution No. 11-61, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into a Contract for 2012 with D. Michael Crites and His Law Firm for Services as Law Director and Mayor’s Court Prosecuting Attorney 

This resolution authorizes the Village Manager to enter into a contract with Mike Crites, as Law Director, and his firm for legal services for the 2012 calendar year.  The base rate and hourly proposed rates for 2012 is identical to the 2011 rates.  Under this contract, the Newark City Law Director’s office would continue to handle the prosecutions in Licking County Municipal Court with the Granville Law Director being responsible for pursuing delinquent collections on tax accounts for a contingent fee rate of 25%, which is identical to the rate charged in 2011. 

Resolution No. 11-62, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into a Contract for 2012 with Douglas Sassen and the Newark City Law Director’s Office for Services as the Municipal Court Prosecuting Attorney

This resolution authorizes the Village Manager to enter into an agreement with Douglas Sassen and the City of Newark Law Director’s office to continue to represent the Village as Prosecuting Attorney for cases in the Licking County Municipal Court.  The proposed rate for 2012 is $15,000 annually (payable monthly), which is the same rate as 2011. 

Resolution No. 11-63, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into a Contract with the Licking County Board of Commissioners for Reimbursement of Legal Counsel for Indigent Defendants for the Village of Granville, Licking County, Ohio 

This resolution continues a current contract with the Licking County Board of Commissioners that authorizes the State Public Defenders office to reimburse the Village for legal fees associated with the representation of indigent defendants.  

Resolution No. 11-64, A Resolution to Appoint Members to the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals 

This resolution appoints Larry Burge and Kenneth Kemper to the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals.  Larry Burge will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Fred Ashbaugh.  His term will expire on January 31, 2014.  Kenneth Kemper fills the vacancy created by the elected of Rob Montgomery to the Village Council.  His term will expire on January 13, 2013. 

Resolution No. 11-65, A Resolution to Appoint Members to the Granville Planning Commission 

This resolution appoints Steven Hawk and Jean Hoyt to the Granville Planning Commission.  Steven Hawk will fill the new position created by an amendment to Section 8.01 of the Village Charter, which made the Granville School District appointee an ex-officio member instead of a full voting member.  His term will expire on January 31, 2015.  Jean Hoyt fills the vacancy created by the election of Jeremy Johnson to the Village Council.  His term will expire on January 31, 2014.

Resolution No. 11-66, A Resolution in Opposition of Centralized Tax Collection in the State of Ohio

This resolution is in opposition to the centralization of income tax collection in the State of Ohio.  Last year, the Ohio Society of CPAs recommended that the state centralize local tax administration and collection by piggybacking local income tax on state tax returns to the Kasich administration.  The state would take over the collection of more than $4 billion in local income taxes from 579 municipalities in Ohio.  With this resolution, the Granville Village Council states its opposition to any such proposal. 

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