The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the November 7, 2012 regular meeting:
Ordinance No. 21-2012, An Ordinance to Amend Section 521.06 of the Codified Ordinances of Granville Regarding the Removal of Snow and Ice from Sidewalks
Village Council requested that staff update the Village Code regarding snow and ice removal from Village sidewalks, as the current Code requires snow and ice to be removed within four hours of each event or after daylight. This policy makes it very difficult for residents to meet those requirements. Staff reviewed a variety of snow removal ordinances from other municipalities. Many ordinances listed only the Ohio Revised Code minimum of keeping sidewalks clear. Of the municipalities that had a specific policy, most set a removal police based on a minimum amount of snowfall and a longer timeframe to remove the snow. This ordinance requires residents and businesses to remove and clear away all snow in excess of two (2) inches within twenty-four (24) hours after the snow ceases to fall. The ordinance also requires that ice shall be removed or sprinkled with sand or other suitable substance within twenty-four (24) hours. Additionally, depositing snow and ice onto public property including streets and sidewalks is prohibited.
Resolution No. 2012-48, A Resolution to Extend the Contract for the Collection, Transportation, and Processing of Residential Refuse and Garbage, Recyclables, and Yard Waste
Big O Refuse service has provided the collection, transportation, and processing of residential refuse and garbage, recyclables, and yard waste for Village residents for the past three years. The existing contract allows for a three-year extension of that contract. Big O Refuse requested an extension of the contract and proposed increasing rates by 2%, from a regular rate of $14.65 to $15.23 and the senior rate of $13.18 to $13.73. The proposed rate increase is very competitive with other communities and other suppliers. Big O Refuse has provided the community with excellent service and has been very responsive to any issues that arise.
Resolution No. 2012-49, A Resolution Reversing the Decision of the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals for Remanded Application #2012-34 for a Variance for a Lot Split Submitted by Terra Nova Partners, LLC for Property at 198 Welsh Hills Road, and Adopting Decision Findings and Conclusions of Fact
This resolution affirms the decision of the Council to reverse the decision of the BZBA and adopts the findings and conclusions of fact. During the October 3, 2012 meeting, Council voted to reverse the decision by the Granville Board of Zoning and Building Appeals to approve a lot split for Terra Nova Partners, LLC for property at 198 Welsh Hills Road. Council determined that a literal interpretation of the provisions of the zoning code at issue would not result in practical difficulties for the applicant. Additionally, Council determined that the property would yield a reasonable return and be put to beneficial use without the requested variances, that the variances are substantial, the zoning restrictions were known by the applicant at the time of purchase, and the applicant’s predicament can feasibly be obviated through some other methods other than a variance. Assistant Law Director Mike King prepared Council’s Findings and Conclusions of Fact related to this case.