Granville Community Calendar

Resolution No. 2016-51

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-51

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH DYNEGY FOR AN ELECTRICAL AGGREGATION PLAN FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

WHEREAS, the Village Council, pursuant to § 4928.20 of the Ohio Revised Code, is authorized to aggregate the eligible retail electric loads located within the municipal corporation and enter into service agreements for the sale and purchase of electricity for those loads; and

WHEREAS, R. C. § 4928.20 permits the Village Council to exercise such authority on its own or jointly with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township; and 

WHEREAS, local aggregation provides an opportunity for eligible residential and small commercial consumers to participate collectively to acquire an alternate source of the electrical commodity; and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Granville Township has passed a Resolution authorizing the Board of Trustees to join with the Village to aggregate the eligible retail electric loads located within the unincorporated areas of Granville Township; and 

WHEREAS, Village Council hereby finds that it is in the interest of the Village of Granville and its residents to authorize local aggregation of eligible retail electric loads within the municipal corporation through an “opt out” aggregation model; and 

WHEREAS, Village Council hereby finds that it is in the interest of the Village of Granville and its residents to authorize the exercise of such authority jointly with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township; and 

WHEREAS, in order for Village Council to exercise such authority jointly with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township through an “opt out” aggregation model was certified as an approved municipal aggregator after a public election November 5, 2013; and 

WHEREAS, the Granville Board of Trustees and Village Council have selected Dynegy as the municipal aggregator and Dynegy has provided a contract to provide the electrical commodity to the Granville community, as set out in Exhibit “A,” a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof; and

WHEREAS, the Village Council finds that it is in the best interest of the Village of Granville to enter into a contract for said Aggregation Plan (Exhibit “A”).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Village Council of Granville, Ohio that: 

Section I: The Granville Village Council approves the adoption of the contract to provide the electrical commodity pursuant to the Electrical Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit “B.” 

Section II. Village Council hereby authorizes the Village Manager to sign the contract for the said Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit “A.”

Section III: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.

Passed this 2nd day of November, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-50

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-50 

A RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE TIME AND PLACE OF A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE 2017 MUNICIPAL BUDGET AS PROPOSED BY THE VILLAGE MANAGER

WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 6.06, of the Charter of the Village of Granville, Ohio, establishes a procedure for public hearing and inspection of the annual budget. 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Council of Granville, Ohio, that a public hearing on the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2017 be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 beginning at 7:30pm, in the Council Chambers, 141 East Broadway, Granville. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Manager shall have on file in the office a copy of said proposed budget, and it shall be available for public inspection during regular business hours.

Passed this 2nd day of November, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016 - 51

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-51 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH DYNEGY FOR AN ELECTRICAL AGGREGATION PLAN FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

WHEREAS, the Village Council, pursuant to § 4928.20 of the Ohio Revised Code, is authorized to aggregate the eligible retail electric loads located within the municipal corporation and enter into service agreements for the sale and purchase of electricity for those loads; and 

WHEREAS, R. C. § 4928.20 permits the Village Council to exercise such authority on its own or jointly with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township; and 

WHEREAS, local aggregation provides an opportunity for eligible residential and small commercial consumers to participate collectively to acquire an alternate source of the electrical commodity; and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Granville Township has passed a Resolution authorizing the Board of Trustees to join with the Village to aggregate the eligible retail electric loads located within the unincorporated areas of Granville Township; and 

WHEREAS, Village Council hereby finds that it is in the interest of the Village of Granville and its residents to authorize local aggregation of eligible retail electric loads within the municipal corporation through an “opt out” aggregation model; and 

WHEREAS, Village Council hereby finds that it is in the interest of the Village of Granville and its residents to authorize the exercise of such authority jointly with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township; and 

WHEREAS, in order for Village Council to exercise such authority jointly with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township through an “opt out” aggregation model was certified as an approved municipal aggregator after a public election November 5, 2013; and 

WHEREAS, the Granville Board of Trustees and Village Council have selected Dynegy as the municipal aggregator and Dynegy has provided a contract to provide the electrical commodity to the Granville community, as set out in Exhibit “A,” a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof; and 

WHEREAS, the Village Council finds that it is in the best interest of the Village of Granville to enter into a contract for said Aggregation Plan (Exhibit “A”). 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Village Council of Granville, Ohio that: 

Section I: The Granville Village Council approves the adoption of the contract to provide the electrical commodity pursuant to the Electrical Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit “B.” 

Section II. Village Council hereby authorizes the Village Manager to sign the contract for the said Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit “A.”

Section III: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 2nd day of November, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-49

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-49 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE LICKING COUNTY AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (LCATS) AND THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ODOT) FOR THE RESURFACING PROJECT OF COUNTY ROAD 118 (CEDAR STREET/WELSH HILLS ROAD) TO THE GRANVILLE CORPORATION LIMITS

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville of Licking County, Ohio, hereinafter referred to as the Local Public Agency (LPA), in the matter of the stated described project; and

WHEREAS, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS) have identified the need to resurface and complete all related work to County Road 118 (Cedar Street/Welsh Hills Road) to the Granville corporation limit; and 

WHEREAS, the LPA agrees to bear one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of those features requested by the LPA, which are determined by the state and Federal Highway Administration to be unnecessary for the Project; and

WHEREAS, the LPA agrees that all right-of-way required for the described Project will be acquired and/or made available in accordance with current state and federal regulations including eligible utility costs; and 

WHEREAS, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) through the Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS) has agreed to provide funding in the amount of eighty percent (80%) of the total funds, up to a maximum of $175,859 (One Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-Nine Dollars), to resurface the portion of Cedar Street and Welsh Hills Road to the Granville corporation limit (“the Project”); and 

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville agrees to assume and contribute the entire cost and expense of the improvement less the amount of federal-aid funds set aside by ODOT/LCATS; and 

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville agrees, upon completion of the Project, to maintain the roadway and public rights-of-way.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, that: 

Section 1. The Village Manager is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS) for the resurfacing project of County Road 118 (Cedar Street/Welsh Hills Road) to the Granville corporation limit.

Section 2. Being in the public interest, the LPA gives consent to the Director of Transportation to complete the above described project. 

Section 3. The LPA agrees to pay one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of those features requested by the LPA, which are determined by the state and Federal Highway Administration to be unnecessary for the Project. 

Section 4. The Village of Granville agrees that all right-of-way required for the described Project will be acquired and/or made available in accordance with current state and federal regulations. The LPA also understands that right-of-way costs include eligible utility costs. The LPA agrees that all utility accommodation, relocation and reimbursement will comply with the current provisions of 23 CFR 645 and the ODOT Utilities Manual.

Section 5. Upon completion of the Project, and unless otherwise agreed, the LPA shall provide adequate maintenance for the Project in accordance with all applicable state and federal law including, but not limited to, Title 23 USC Section 116, provide ample financial provisions, as necessary, for the maintenance of the Project, shall maintain the right-of-way keeping it free of obstructions and hold said right-of-way inviolate for public highway purposes. 

Section 6. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 19th day of October, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-48

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-48

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF FUNDING A PROPOSAL BY THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TO MAP DEVELOPABLE PROPERTIES IN THE VILLAGE AND TOWNSHIP

WHEREAS, in the spring of 2016, an Economic Development Committee was formed made up of members of Granville Village Council, a Granville Township Trustee, a staff member of the Granville Recreation District and Granville Exempted Village School District board members; and 

WHEREAS, the Economic Development Committee meet and identified first tasks to develop a map of available developable properties, a template for annexation and marketing materials highlighting economic development opportunities in the community; and 

WHEREAS, with the financial support of the Township and Village, the Committee has voted to move forward with a proposal to complete the mapping of available, developable properties in the Township and Village; and 

WHEREAS, Granville Township Trustees have voted to support funding the proposal and agreed to share in half of the estimated costs; and 

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 2016-48 expresses Village Council’s support and willingness to fund half of the estimated costs of the proposal to map available, developable properties in the Township and Village. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio that:

Section I: Village Council affirms its support and willingness to fund half of the estimated costs of the proposal to map available, developable properties in the Township and Village. 

Section II: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 5th day of October, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-47

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-47

A RESOLUTION TO AWARD THE CONTRACT FOR TOWING AND IMPOUNDING SERVICES FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO M & P TOWING LLC AND TO AUTHORIZE THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT THEREFOR

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville has received proposals for towing and impounding services from companies interested in providing those services over the next three years; and 

WHEREAS, M & P Towing LLC submitted the lowest proposal for the towing and impound services; and 

WHEREAS, the Police Chief has recommended that the contract for the towing and impounding of motor vehicles for the Police Department be awarded to M & P Towing LLC.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of Granville, Ohio that: 

Section I: The contract award for the towing and impounding of motor vehicles for the Police Department, as per specifications, be awarded to M &P Towing LLC as the lowest and best bidder. 

Section II: The Manager is hereby authorized on behalf of the Village of Granville to enter into three (3) year contract agreement with M & P Towing LLC. 

Section III: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 5th day of October, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-46

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-46

A RESOLUTION TO PERMIT THE DEMOLITION OF A TWO-STORY BARN AT 424 EAST COLLEGE STREET

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville adopted Chapter 1162 of the Granville Zoning Code in order to protect the aesthetic quality of the community and protect the significant viewsheds and corridors, and; 

WHEREAS, upon review of the request for demolition, the Village of Granville finds that the demolition of this two-story barn would in no way diminish the quality of life for the community and its residents. 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Council of Granville, Ohio, that: 

Section I: The Village of Granville authorizes the demolition of the two-story barn located on the property at 424 East College Street, which is identified in Exhibit “A” attached hereto. 

Section II: In accordance with Section 1162.05 of the Codified Ordinances, the applicant shall furnish a surety bond in the amount of $2,000 to guarantee the approved demolition. Any future construction plans or landscaping that have not been commenced in a time period deemed sufficient by the Village Manager will result in the forfeiture of the surety bond.

Section III: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.

Passed this 5th day of October, 2016.

Exhibit A

Resolution No. 2016-45

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-45 

A RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION TO TOM CARROLL FOR SERVICE ON THE GRANVILLE ARTS COMMISSION

WHEREAS, Tom Carroll has served as a member of the Granville Arts Commission since its inception on August 4, 2004; and 

WHEREAS, during his years of service, Tom has generously and selflessly given his time to promote and further the arts in the community; and 

WHEREAS, in these and other efforts, Tom has provided his time and expertise to be one of the founders of the Hotlicks Bluesfest, promote all types of art exhibits and performances in the Village as well as provide wonderful music and enjoyment to thousands as a performer.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that: 

Section 1. On behalf of the citizens of the Village of Granville and the Granville Arts Commission, Village Council hereby extends its gratitude and appreciation to Tom Carroll for all that he has done to encourage and enhance the arts in our community while serving on the Granville Arts Commission. 

Section 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 21st day of September, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-44

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-44

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ODOT) DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL AND STATE BICYCLE ROUTES INCLUDING THE T J EVANS BIKE TRAIL

WHEREAS, bicycle tourism is a growing industry in North America, contributing $47 billion a year to the economies of communities that provide facilities for such tourists; and 

WHEREAS, theAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has designated a series of corridors crossing Ohio to be developed as various US Bicycle Routes; and 

WHEREAS, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has designated a series of corridors crossing Ohio to be developed as various State Bicycle Routes; and

WHEREAS, ODOT is supportive of AASHTO designated bicycle routes through Ohio, subject to ongoing collaboration with affected jurisdictions to inventory, analyze and designate specific facilities the routes will traverse; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville and the Adventure Cycling Association, with the cooperation of ODOT and other stakeholders, have proposed specific routes to be designated and shown on the attached map Exhibit A; and 

WHEREAS, Village Council has investigated the proposed route and found it to be a suitable route to promote bicycle tourism in our area; and

WHEREAS, Village Council acknowledges the route may change over time because new facilities are being constructed that could be more suitable for bicyclists. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, that the Village of Granville hereby expresses its approval and support for the development of State and US Bicycle Routes. 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that:

Section 1: The Granville Village Council hereby expresses its approval and support for the development of State and US Bicycle Routes. 

Section 2: That the appropriate officials see to it that the route is officially designated by AASHTO and ODOT and possibly publicize the route via internet maps, incorporation on local maps, etc. 

Section 3: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage 

Passed this 21st day of September 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-43

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-43 

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Granville in accordance with the provisions of law is required to adopt a Tax Budget for the next succeeding fiscal year commencing January 1, 2017; and 

WHEREAS, the Budget Commission of Licking County, Ohio, has certified its action thereon to the Council for the Village of Granville together with an estimate by the Licking County Auditor of the rate of each tax necessary to be levied by this Council, and what part thereof is without, and what part within the ten mill limitation; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, that the amounts and rates, as determined by the Budget Commission in its certification, be and the same are hereby accepted;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that:

Section 1: The Finance Director is hereby authorized, on behalf of the Village of Granville to file “Schedule A” with the Licking County Auditor.

Section 2: It is hereby levied on the tax duplicate of the Village of Granville the rate of each tax necessary to be levied within and without the ten mill limitation. 

Section 3: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 21st day of September, 2016.

Tax Rates

Resolution No. 2016-42

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-42 

A RESOLUTION TO AWARD THE CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS TO GREER LIME

WHEREAS, bids were received on August 24, 2016, for the purchase of water treatment chemicals for 2017. 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Village Council of Granville, Ohio, that:

Section I: The contract for the purchase of water treatment chemicals per specifications as advertised, be awarded as follows:

LIME: Greer Lime Company  $ 137.24 / per ton

SectionII: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage 

Passed this 7th day of September, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-41

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-41

A RESOLUTION TO PERMIT THE DEMOLITION OF A ONE-STORY GARAGE AT 212 SOUTH PEARL STREET

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville adopted Chapter 1162 of the Granville Zoning Code in order to protect the aesthetic quality of the community and protect the significant viewsheds and corridors, and; 

WHEREAS, upon review of the request for demolition, the Village of Granville finds that the demolition of this one story garage would in no way diminish the quality of life for the community and its residents. 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Council of Granville, Ohio, that: 

Section I: The Village of Granville authorizes the demolition of the one story located on the property garage at 212 South Pearl Street, which is identified in Exhibit “A” attached hereto. 

Section II: In accordance with Section 1162.05 of the Codified Ordinances, the applicant shall furnish a surety bond in the amount of $5000.00 to guarantee the approved demolition. Any future construction plans or landscaping that have not been commenced in a time period deemed sufficient by the Village Manager will result in the forfeiture of the surety bond.

Section III: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.

Passed this 17th day of August, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-40

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-40

A RESOLUTION TO REVERSE THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS REGARDING APPLICATION #2016-17 FOR AN OFF-STREET PARKING VARIANCE AT 200 EAST BROADWAY

WHEREAS, on April 14, 2016, the Granville Board of Zoning and Buildings Appeals approved Application #2016-17, submitted on behalf of property owners Greg and Patricia Ream, for a variance to reduce the off-street parking requirement at the CVS location at 200 E. Broadway from seventeen (17) to sixteen (16) parking spaces, so that the Applicant could reconfigure the parking lot and widen its existing handicapped parking space for purposes of ADA compliance; and

WHEREAS, the decision of the Granville Board of Zoning and Buildings Appeals was appealed to Village Council pursuant to Chapters 1137 and 1139 of the Granville Codified Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, an appeal hearing was held before Village Council on July 20, 2016; and 

WHEREAS, at the conclusion of the appeal hearing on July 20, 2016, Village Council voted to reverse the decision of the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals regarding Application #2016-17. 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio, that: 

Section I: Council hereby reverses the decision of the Granville Board of Zoning and Building Appeals approving Application #2016-17, and denies said application. Council hereby adopts the Decision with Findings of Fact attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A.” 

Section II: This Resolution shall take effect and be in force immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 3rd day of August, 2016.

Finding of Fact

Resolution No. 2016-39

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-39

A RESOLUTION TO FILL A VACANCY ON THE GRANVILLE ARTS COMMISSION

WHEREAS, on March 3, 2004, by Resolution No. 04-19, the Village Council created the Granville Arts Commission to be a “community based organization dedicated to the enhancement of cultural arts, community character, and interaction;” and 

WHEREAS, that resolution stipulated that the Granville Arts Commission be comprised of members appointed from the following organizations: Granville Village Council, Granville Township Trustees, Granville Chamber of Commerce, Granville Historical Society, Bryn Du Commission, Granville Recreation Committee, Granville Foundation, two volunteers from the community at-large, and one voting representative from Denison University; and 

WHEREAS, Tom Carroll, the Denison representative, resigned from the Commission and a new member needs to be appointed; and

WHEREAS, Denison has recommended that Ann Townsend be appointed to replace Tom Carroll as the sole Denison representative to the Granville Arts Commission. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of Granville, Ohio, that:

Section 1. Ann Townsend is hereby appointed as the Community-at-Large representative to the Granville Arts Commission by the Village Council. 

Section 2. BE IT FURTHER NOTED that membership of the Granville Arts Commission shall be as follows: 

Granville Village Council : Lois Foreman Wernet

Granville Township Trustee : Mickey Smith 

Granville Area Chamber of Commerce : Jodi Melfi 

Granville Historical Society : Marilyn Sundin

Bryn Du Commission : Jurgen Pape

Granville Recreation District : Neal Zimmers

Granville Foundation : Meg Ginther

Community-at-large (2) : Wayne Piper Kyle Morgan 

Denison Representative : Ann Townsend 

Section 3. This resolution shall take effect and be in full force immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 17th day of July, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-38

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-38

A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR STEVE STILWELL

WHEREAS, Steve Stilwell has decided to retire from his position as Village Manager for the Village of Granville where he has served community from July 25, 2011 to the present, and

WHEREAS, in those few years of service, Steve has performed with dedication and excellence, leading by example and earning the respect and gratitude of the citizens, Village Council, and Village staff; and

WHEREAS, Steve is known for his patience, leadership, understanding, knowledge of all areas of the Village that enabled him to help the community address difficult problems; and 

WHEREAS, Steve has guided the Village in ways large and small, from the planning and execution of major street improvement projects, the hiring of several key department head positions, sewer improvement projects, giving of wise counsel regarding Village resources and finances and working through an eleven-day electrical outage in July 2012; and 

WHEREAS, during Steve’s tenure, the Village of Granville has become more beautiful and its infrastructure has been improved, thus maintaining the New England charm that Granville is known for as well as enhancing the health, safety and general welfare of the people that live and work within the Village, 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that:

Section I: On behalf of the citizens of the Village of Granville, Village Council and staff, we extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Steve Stilwell for all you have done to enrich the lives of the Village of Granville.

Section II: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 15th day of June, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-37

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-37

A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR CARL (SAM) BOYSEN

WHEREAS, Carl (Sam) Boysen has served the Village of Granville with dedication, distinction and diligence for the past twenty-seven years as a service department equipment operator; and

WHEREAS, in those many years of service, Sam has been a part of many major events in the Village including the winter of snow in 1996, the 2004 ice storm, 2008 Hurricane Ike, and the derecho in 2012 getting up in the middle of the night to plow roadways or operate a chain saw; and 

WHEREAS, Sam is known for his wit, high-spirited high jinks and fun-loving personality; and 

WHEREAS, Sam has always been ready and willing to assist residents regarding brush and leaf pick-up , sidewalk repairs and even to help administrative staff move furniture or any other job he was asked to do; and

WHEREAS; during Sam’s tenure, he can be credited with doing the work necessary to keep the Village of Granville resident’s safe on the roadways, in their homes in any weather condition; and

WHEREAS, Sam has enjoyed his career with the Village of Granville and especially with his fellow service department workers, he requests that Service Director Hopkins lose his telephone number the next time is snows at 3:00am. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, that:

Section I: On behalf of the citizens of the Village of Granville, Ohio, Village Council and staff, Sam Boysen is hereby offered our gratitude and appreciation for your twenty-seven years of service, dedication and efforts that have kept the lives of this community safe. 

Section II: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 15th day of June, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-36

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-36

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO AUCTION OR ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE SALE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT

WHEREAS, the Village Manager and department heads have identified equipment that is no longer needed for municipal purposes; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the Village to proceed with the sale of such surplus equipment.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio that:

Section I: The Manager is hereby authorized, on behalf of the Village of Granville, to auction or advertise for bids the sale of the following surplus equipment:

a. 1998 Chevrolet S10 4 x 4 Pick-up Truck

b. 1990 Wood Chipper

c. Tire Balancer 

Section II: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.

Passed this 1st day of June, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-35

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-35

A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR BOBBI STOVER

WHEREAS, Bobbi Stover has served the Village of Granville with distinction for the past twenty-five years as part-time and full-time Clerk of Mayor’s Court; and 

WHEREAS, in those many years of service, Bobbi has performed with dedication and distinction, earning the deep respect and gratitude of the citizens, Village Council, and Village staff; and

WHEREAS, Bobbi is known for her high-spirited, fun-loving personality and for her understanding and knowledge of Mayor’s Court that have enabled her to help the community resolve many court matters; and 

WHEREAS, Bobbi also served the school district as coach and mentor to many Granville students; and 

WHEREAS, Bobbi has the ability to make those she works with feel valued and inspired to contribute to the vitality of this community and her contributions have been valued by Village Council, staff and residents. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, that: 

Section I: On behalf of the citizens of the Village of Granville, Ohio, Village Council and staff hereby offer our gratitude and appreciation to you, Bobbi Stover, for your years of service, dedication and efforts on behalf of the Granville community, Village Council and Village staff that have enriched the lives of all. 

Section II: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 18th day of May, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-34

RESOLUTION NO.  2016-34

A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR SUSAN HAND

WHEREAS, Susan Hand has served the Village of Granville with distinction for the past twenty-three years as Village Receptionist; and 

WHEREAS, in those many years of service Susan has performed with dedication and excellence, earning the deep respect and gratitude of the citizens, Village Council, and Village staff; and 

WHEREAS, Susan is known for her patient, diplomatic manner and for her understanding and knowledge of all areas of the Village; and 

WHEREAS, Susan has helped provide guidance and direction to almost every Village resident and the many people who come to Granville just to visit; and 

WHEREAS, Susan’s enthusiasm, professionalism, dignity and dependability have made her the person the community, Village Council and staff go to for answers and as a person who will listen. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, that: 

Section I: On behalf of the citizens of the Village of Granville, Ohio, Village Council and staff hereby offer our gratitude and appreciation to you, Susan Hand, for your years of service, dedication and efforts on behalf of the members of the Granville community, Village Council and Village staff that have enriched the lives of all. 

Section II: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 18th day of May, 2016.

Resolution No. 2016-33

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-33 

A RESOLUTION TO DECLARE WITH THE GRANVILLE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES THAT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE UNION CEMETERY, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 759.27 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, SHALL CONTINUE

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville and Granville Township have agreed that the Old Colony Burying Ground, located on the east side of South Main Street in Granville, is a site of community interest and historical value, and; 

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville owns and collaborates with Granville Township to maintain the Old Colony Burying Ground site, and; 

WHEREAS, Granville Township owns and maintains Maple Grove and other township cemeteries, and; 

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville and Granville Township deem it appropriate that the best interests of the Old Colony Burying Ground are and continue to be most appropriately served by a union for cemetery purposes; and 

WHEREAS, the Village of Granville and Granville Township have established a Memorandum of Understanding to outline each entities areas of responsibilities for the Old Colony Burying Ground. 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Village Council of Granville, Ohio, that:

Section I: The Old Colony Burying Ground located on the east side of South Main Street in the Village of Granville shall remain a Union Cemetery in accordance with the provisions of Section 759.27 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Section II: The Granville Village Council hereby accepts the Union Cemetery reports as submitted and joins with the Township to request a 2015 final operation report and a 2016 budget, which takes into account the reduced local government funds for both the Village and the Township. 

Section III: This resolution shall take effect and be in force immediately upon passage. 

Passed this 4th day of May, 2016.

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