RESOLUTION NO. 2014-25
A RESOLUTION OF CONTINUED FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE PLANNED CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW STATE ROUTE 16 AND CHERRY VALLEY ROAD INTERCHANGE
WHEREAS, the Ohio Department of Transportation has developed plans for the State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road interchange project and associated project work; and
WHEREAS, the proposed project includes the construction of an interchange to replace the existing at-grade intersection, to be located east of the current intersection maintaining traffic connections with State Route 16, Newark-Granville Road and Cherry Valley Road; and
WHEREAS, the proposed interchange configuration includes a multi-use trail on the interchange bridge, which could be connected to the TJ Evans Foundation trail on the south and the Newark-Granville Road pathway on the north; and
WHEREAS, the location of the new interchange will support the health, safety and welfare of the Village residents and have an effect on economic development, land use patterns, quality of life and the transportation network of the Village of Granville; and
WHEREAS, for the project to continue, the pledging of $250,000 of local Granville support for the ODOT funding application with additional funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS), and the City of Newark; and
WHEREAS, per Resolution No. 2012-45, the Village Council previously authorized the pledging of $250,000 for this project as matching funding from Newark, State of Ohio and Federal transportation funds; and
WHEREAS, this repledge is the maximum level of support by the Village, which will be funded over the fiscal years of 2014 and 2015 and with the understanding that the previously agreed upon street lights and railing will be a part of the project.
NOW THEREFORE, be It resolved by the Council of Granville, Ohio that:
Section I: The Village Council of Granville hereby acknowledges their pledge to provide $250,000 of local funds for the State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road Interchange project and authorizes the Village Mayor to sign a letter attesting to same.
Section II: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.
Passed this 7th day of May, 2014.