RESOLUTION NO. 06-53
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF NEWARK FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A WATERLINE ACROSS JAMES ROAD AND TO ISSUE ANY NECESSARY PERMIT(S) FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THAT WATERLINE UPON THE APPROVAL AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE PROPOSED ANNEXATION OF 514 ACRES +/- IN GRANVILLE AND UNION TOWNSHIPS INTO THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
WHEREAS, the City of Newark wishes to construct a water tower and related waterlines in the vicinity of the development known as Park Ridge in order to better address water pressure and capacity needs for that area; and
WHEREAS, there is currently pending before the Board of County Commissioners of Licking County, Ohio, a petition for the annexation of 514 acres +/- in Granville and Union Townships into the Village of Granville; and
WHEREAS, if the petition seeking annexation is granted, the construction, operation, and maintenance of the new waterworks and piping, as referenced above, to meet the needs of the residents of Park Trails and Park Ridge subdivisions would require installation of water pipes along and across certain roadway(s) and properties that would be contained within the limits of the Village of Granville; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Granville wishes to cooperate with its neighbor the City of Newark in this regard and does not intend to unreasonably hinder or interfere with the ability of Newark to construct, operate, and maintain water works and piping in the area referenced above; provided, however, that the Village of Granville does not hereby waive its right to assure that any such construction, operation, and maintenance within Granville conforms to existing or future permits, to EPA requirements, and to the Village’s ordinances and regulations regarding the construction, operation, and maintenance of public utilities; and
WHEREAS, in exchange for the permission to install the waterline across James Road as referenced above, will withdraw any objection to the proposed annexation of the 514 acres +/- into the Village of Granville now pending before the Board of County Commissioners.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of Granville, Ohio that:
Section I: The Village Manager is hereby authorized to negotiate an agreement with the City of Newark for the installation of a waterline across James Road, which agreement shall be in substantially the same form as that which is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
Section II: Upon the approval and acceptance of the proposed annexation of 514 acres +/- in Granville and Union Townships into the Village of Granville, the Village Manager is hereby authorized to issue the necessary permit(s) for the installation and construction of the water line across James Road that is referenced in the attached agreement.
Section III: This Resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.