The Granville Village Council adopted the following legislation at the June 6, 2012 regular meeting:
Ordinance No. 07-2012, An Ordinance Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into an Annexation Agreement Describing the Intentions of the Parties to Annex Certain Real Property Located Along Columbus Road and Weaver Drive in Granville Township, Owned by Raccoon Creek, LLC
Raccoon Creek, LLC (also known as Metropolitan Partners) has approached the Village regarding the annexation of 32.036 acres of land located at the northeast corner of Columbus Road and Weaver Drive. On March 7, 2012, the property owners presented information to Village Council regarding their desire to annex into the Village. Attorney Jackson B. Reynolds, of Smith & Hale, submitted a letter on April 25, 2012, to the Village indicating Raccoon Creek, LLC's interest in moving forward with an Expedited Type 1 annexation. This Ordinance approved an annexation agreement between Raccoon Creek, LLC and the Village. This ordinance and annexation agreement are similar to the previous annexation agreement with Metropolitan Partners for the South Main Street annexation.
Ordinance No. 08-2012, An Ordinance Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into an Annexation Agreement with the Granville Township Trustees Regarding the Annexation of Real Property Located Along Columbus Road and Weaver Drive in Granville Township, Owned by Raccoon Creek, LLC
This Ordinance is the second layer of the annexation request from Raccoon Creek, LLC (also known as Metropolitan Partners). The 32.036 acres of land proposed completely surrounds another small parcel. The current owner's of this parcel, Charles and Ruth Riley, cannot be located to sign a petition for the annexation of their land. This Type 1 annexation will require an agreement between the Village and Granville Township to complete the annexation. This agreement also addresses the Township’s concerns regarding the full funding of the fire department, should the Village, at some time in the future, pursue Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for needed public improvements. The proposed Village/Township Annexation Agreement was reviewed by the Licking County Prosecutor's Office, on behalf of the Township, as well as by the Village staff and the Village Law Director. The Township Trustee's held a meeting on Wednesday, May 9th and approved the Annexation Agreement in content and form, as proposed.
Resolution No. 2012-33, A Resolution to Approve a Trust Agreement with the ICMA Retirement Corporation for the Administration of a Deferred Compensation Plan for Employees of the Village of Granville
IRS rules allow pretax contributions to pensions by governmental employees. These programs are called 457 deferred compensation pensions, which are public employees’ version of 401K programs. Other than minor bookkeeping, the cost to the employer is almost zero. The Village currently has a deferred compensation plan administered by ING to which one employee currently contributes. The International City Managers Association offers a deferred compensation 457 program for all Village employees. In order for these funds to be set aside, a contract, approved by Council resolution, needs to be put in place.
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.