At its regular meeting on October 21, 2015, the Granville Village Council scheduled a hearing for November 4, 2015 at 7:30pm in the Granville Village Council Chambers, 141 East Broadway, for the following:
Ordinance No. 12-2015, An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1135.01 and 1169.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Zoning Definitions and Permitted and Conditional Uses in the Institutional District
Currently, there is no specific provision within the Institutional District that expressly regulates solar energy uses. Smaller scaled solar energy related uses (rooftop units, small ground mounted units, etc.) only require zoning permit authorization, the same as any other zoning district in the Village. Larger solar energy production facilities are not specifically regulated within the Code. They have previously been classified as an “accessory use.” The proposed amendment would expressly define solar energy production facilities within the accessory use category of the Conditional Use section. This conditional use would require review and approval by the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals.
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.” 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.
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.