The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the July 18, 2012 regular meeting:
Ordinance No. 06-2012, An Ordinance to Adopt the 2012 Joint Granville township and Village of Granville Comprehensive Plan
With this ordinance, Council adopts a new Joint Comprehensive Plan between both the Village of Granville and Granville Township.
The last update to the Joint Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2001 by the Village of Granville; however, that version was not adopted by Granville Township. Prior to that, the most recent joint was adopted in 1998. A complete copy of the Comprehensive Plan is on the Village website at www.granville.oh.us, at the Granville Public Library and Village Hall.
Ordinance No. 10-2012, An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 37-2011 Providing for Adjustments of the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year 2012 and Revising Sums for Operating Expenses
This ordinance is a supplemental appropriation ordinance to amend the 2012 annual operating budget to appropriate $173,975 for capital improvement projects including repairs to the Village Hall and general maintenance, partial funding for the pedestrian pathway between St. Luke’s Church and the Granville Historical Society, renovations to Opera House Park, the addition of a water line to the Village Service Department, technological updates to Council Chambers and the final payment of the Bryn Du Mansion property.
Ordinance No. 11-2012, An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1137.01, 1139.04, 1139.04, 1139.06, 1141.04, 1141.05 and 1141.06 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio
This ordinance approves modifications that streamline the zoning code and eliminate inconsistencies. Below is an outline of the changes made.
1) Section 1137.01, Council Powers and Duties: Under this section staff is proposing modifications to the appeal and review hearing process. Upon closer inspection, and with two (2) pending appeal hearings being reviewed by Council, staff realized that some of the language could be more clearly stated. Staff has therefore proposed modifications to this section for clarification.
2) Section 1139.04, Powers; Duties of the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals: Under this section staff is proposing a modification which would allow the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals to provide an interpretation of the Zoning Code and the Zoning Map, where there is a conflict. Currently, the code only provides for interpretations of the Zoning Map by the BZBA. Most other zoning codes also include a provision for the BZBA to interpret the text within a zoning code where there is an inconsistency between sections or where there is a question of interpretation by the Zoning Inspector. Staff feels it is important to add this language to the Code, as there are several sections of the Zoning Code which have not yet been addressed and which may still have inconsistencies.
3) Section 1139.05, Decisions of the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals: Under this section staff is proposing language that is consistent with language in the Planning Commission section. Again, staff wants there to be clarity and consistency between the various sections especially when they follow the same procedures.
4) Section 1139.06, Appeals from Decisions of the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals: Under this section staff is proposing language which will clarify the appeal process.
5) Section 1141.04, Powers; Duties of the Planning Commission: Under this section staff is proposing a modification to the title only, which is consistent with other headings for the Village Council and Board of Zoning and Building Appeals.
6) Section 1141.05, Procedure for Decisions of the Planning Commission: Under this section staff is proposing several small modifications, again to establish consistency between sections.
7) Section 1141.06, Appeals from Decisions of the Planning Commission: Under this section staff is again proposing language which will clarify the appeal process and establish consistency between the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals and the Planning Commission.
Resolution No. 2012-35, A Resolution Stating What Services the Village of Granville Will Provide to the Proposed Annexation of Property Along Columbus Road and Weaver Drive in Granville Township, Owned by Raccoon Creek, LLC
The petition for the annexation of the properties along Weaver Drive and Columbus Road requires the Village to adopt and file a statement of the municipal services that will be provided to the proposed annexation area. That statement of services will be filed with the Licking County Commissioners within 20 days of filing of the petition. This resolution lists the municipal services that would be provided to the proposed annexation area. The resolution is patterned after similar resolutions adopted in conjunction with the annexation of the 514 acres in 2007 and the South Main Street property in 2010.
Resolution No. 2012-36, A Resolution Affirming the Decision of the Council of the Village of Granville to Remand to the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals the Application for a Lot Split Submitted by Terra Nova Partners, LLC and Adopting Decision Findings and Conclusions of Fact
This resolution affirms the decision of Council to remand a decision of the BZBA and would adopt the findings and conclusions of fact. During the June 6, 2012 meeting, Council voted to remand a decision by the Granville Board of Zoning and Building Appeals that approved a lot split for Terra Nova Partners, LLC for property at 198 Welsh Hills Road. Council determined that the BZBA’s findings regarding the variance criteria in Section 1147.03 of the Zoning Code was not sufficiently clear to allow Council to determine the merits of the appeal as presented. It was unclear from the record as to how much weight was given by the BZBA to each of the variance criteria, and how those criteria were considered in balancing the competing interests at issue. Council further found that a better understanding of how the BZBA applied and considered the variance criteria in reaching a decision would be beneficial toward the resolution of this matter.
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.