The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the December 2, 2015 regular meeting:
Ordinance No. 13-2015, An Ordinance to Amend Section 1121.01 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Required Street Widths and Right-of-Way Widths
Currently, the General Provisions of the Subdivision Regulations (Section 1109.08, Variances, General Provisions) allow for variances, as follows: “Deviations from any of the terms of these Regulations may be recommended to Council by the Planning Commission in specific cases where topographical or other conditions justify such deviation. Deviations from any of the terms of these Regulations regarding the design, configuration or construction of any infrastructure improvements, including, but not limited to streets, paths, sidewalks, waterlines, sewer and storm lines, utility or service lines, or lighting may be authorized only by appropriate action of Council. Such modifications shall be granted only if substantial hardship or injustices would be experienced by strict compliance to the provisions of this chapter and in unique or special circumstances that make it impractical and infeasible to meet the applicable regulations.” The regulations (Section 1121.01, Compliance, Improvements) states that “Improvements relating to infrastructure, whether design, configuration or construction and whether of streets, ways, paths, sidewalks, water lines, sewer or storm lines, utility or service lines, or lighting, shall be required in accordance with the determinations of Council. In no case, however, shall they be less than the requirements for the County.” With this proposed amendment, the code would modify the last sentence of the Compliance section to allow for a deviation, but only by 20% or less from the County standards.
Ordinance No. 15-2015, An Ordinance to Add Chapter 181 of the Codified Ordinance of the Village of Granville Regarding Municipal Income Tax
On December 19, 2014, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 5 into law. As a result of the passage of House Bill 5, the Village is required to make changes in the Village tax ordinance. The state has provided municipalities with specific direction for these required changes. Information on the major changes was presented to you, and are reflected in Village Ordinance No. 15-2015.
Ordinance No. 16-2015, An Ordinance to Authorize the Village Manager to Enter into a Lease Agreement with Readers’ Garden for the Lease of a Portion of Village Hall, 141 East Broadway
The ordinance renews the lease between the Village of Granville and Readers’ Garden. In 2000, the Village and the owners of Readers’ Garden entered into a five-year lease for retail space on the first floor of Village Hall. This lease was renewed in 2005 for five years and again in 2012. The proposed lease between Readers’ Garden and the Village of Granville will be a 36-month lease beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2018. There were no changes to the terms of the lease.
Ordinance No. 17-2015, An Ordinance to Make Appropriations for Current Expenses and Other Expenditures of the Village of Granville, State of Ohio, During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2016
This ordinance establishes the appropriations for the Village operations and capital improvement projects for 2016.
Resolution No. 2015-51, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Execute the Central Ohio Health Care Consortium Join Self-Insurance Agreement of Behalf of the Village of Granville
This resolution authorizes the Village Manager to execute an agreement with the Central Ohio Health Care Consortium to reconfirm the joint agreement that establishes the framework for the organization and operation of the health care insurance pool for Village employees.
Resolution No. 2015-52, 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. 2015-53, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into a Contract for 2016 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 2016 is $15,000 annually (payable monthly), which is the same rate as 2015.
Resolution No. 2015-54, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into a Contract for 2016 with Michael King for Services as Law Director and Mayor’s Court Prosecuting Attorney
This resolution authorizes the Village Manager to enter into a contract with Michael King as Law Director for legal services for the 2016 calendar year. 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, working with Village staff and handling Mayor’s Court.
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.