Trustees Approve Zoning Resolution with Modification

On June 11, 2014, after their public hearing, the Board of Granville Township Trustees unanimously approved a modified version of the Zoning Commissions recommended changes to the Granville Township Zoning Resolution concerning “existing un-platted Lots of Record”.  The Trustees only modification was adding item 5. to clarify the Zoning Inspector’s authority concerning setbacks.

The amendment becomes effective in thirty after the date of adoption (July 11, 2014) unless there is a referendum petition filed.

The following amendments were approved by action of the Granville Township Zoning Commission on May 19, 2014.  They were subsequently adopted with modification by the Granville Township Trustees on June 11, 2014.


 Section 200 Interpretations of Terms of Words

 Lot of Record: A lot, which is part of a “platted” subdivision recorded in the office of the County Recorder, or a lot or parcel described by metes, and bounds, the description of which has been so recorded.


 Section 403 Grand fathering of “existing un-platted Lots of Record.”

It is the intention of this resolution to allow the development of property that meets the definition of “lot of record” as of the adoption date of this amendment (the 11 day of June, 2014; Township Resolution Number 2014-06-11).

1.    Such proposed use and structure is in accordance with the general plan of the neighborhood, including all setbacks and minimum structure size.

2.    Such property is in a zoning district in which such conforming use and/ or conforming structure is permitted.

3.    The proposed structure and improvements have received the approval of the County Health Department (or such other agency as may in the future be charged with the reviewing and approval of such) as to septic and water systems.

4.    The applicant for the zoning permit shall have supplied to the zoning inspector copies of the tax map showing the proposed lot and adjacent lots, a site plan for the proposed structure, evidence of approval for the septic and water systems, and any other information which is deemed necessary and appropriate by the zoning inspector in order to allow him to make the determination that the conditions have been met.

5.    In the case of requests for homes to be built on vacant lots covered under this section of the Zoning Code, all setbacks will be determined by the Zoning Inspector and generally consistent with other setbacks in the neighborhood.

If the proposed improvements to the lot of record do not meet the criteria above, the property owner/lessee shall seek the appropriate variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals, as outlined in sections 507-529, prior to the issuance of a zoning permit.

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