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(a) The Planning Commission shall not approve any subdivision having inadequate storm drainage or other physical drainage or flooding impairment as determined by the Municipality Engineer. In areas known to be subject to periodic floods, such drainage improvements must be made to satisfy the aforementioned public officers in order that the health and welfare of the people will be protected.
(b) No natural drainage course shall be altered; no fill, building or structure shall be placed in it unless provisions are made for the flow of water in a manner consistent with the Municipality of Groveport Stormwater Management Policy, until requirements of the Municipality's Floodplain Management Regulation are met and as well as the Wetlands and Waters of the United States Federal and State Regulations.
(c) A Master Drainage Plan for the total development area shall be prepared for all sites and shall be presented to the Municipality Engineer for review and preliminary drainage approval prior to initiating detailed engineering designs. The Master Drainage Plan does not constitute a detailed working design or plan from which storm sewer improvements can be constructed, nor is such detail necessary to meet the objectives of preliminary drainage review. The required content of the Master Drainage Plan is described in the Municipality of Groveport Storm Water Management Policy (Chapter 935 of the Codified Ordinances), which is available from the Municipal Administrator or designee.
(d) Easements: Drainage easements shall be provided on Final Plats or through separate instruments dedicating such easements to the Municipality. Dimensions of easements shall be as described below and shall be of adequate size to facilitate access and maintenance of said drainage improvements:
(1) Storm Sewers and Culverts: A minimum ten (10) foot drainage easement will be required on all storm sewers and culverts, although the Municipality engineer may require larger easements as needed to ensure continued access for maintenance and operation of storm sewers and culverts. A minimum of seven and a half (7 ½) feet of clearance-width shall be provided between the centerline of the storm sewer or culvert and one limit of the easement boundary;
(2) Major Storm Water Flood Routing Swales: Drainage easements shall be provided on major storm water flood routing swales across lots and/or blocks for the purpose of constructing, operating, and maintaining such swales for drainage purposes. Easement width shall be determined by the Municipality Engineer and shall be of appropriate dimension to assure adequate and continued conveyance of the major storm flood. In these areas, no placement of above grade structures, dams or other obstructions to flow are permitted without the approval of the Municipality of Groveport;
(3) Existing or Man-made Surface Drainage Courses: Drainage easements shall be provided over and along any important existing or man-made surface drainage courses, adequate in dimension for the purpose of protecting, maintaining, widening, deepening, enclosing or otherwise improving such drainage courses for drainage purposes:
A. In these areas, no alteration of terrain or placement of above grade structures, dams or other obstructions to flow are permitted without the approval of the Municipality of Groveport.
B. Dimensions of easements shall be as approved by the Engineer, who may require the easement to include an area adjacent to the drainage course being a minimum of twenty (20) feet wide, measured horizontally from top-of-bank.
C. On large or lengthy drainage courses, a maintenance strip within the easement on both sides of the watercourse may be required by the Municipality Engineer. A fifteen (15) foot minimum access easement to these areas shall be dedicated to the Municipality to the nearest public right-of-way.
(4) Special Flood Hazard Areas: Existing streams, ditches, creeks, and/or rivers with special flood hazard areas as designated by the Municipality or as depicted on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) most recent published Flood Insurance Rate Map for Groveport:
A. A drainage easement shall be provided over, along and on both sides of all stream channels under this designation, to include the limits of the floodplain associated with the one-percent annual chance flood.
B. In lieu of an easement, a landowner may elect to place the one-percent annual chance floodplain limits within a dedicated reserve to be recorded with the Final Plat or by separate instrument. The stated purpose of the drainage easement and/or reserve shall be for preservation and maintenance of floodplain conveyance and storage.
C. Fill within limits of the floodplain associated with the one-percent annual chance flood: fill shall not diminish the volume of natural storage or conveyance capacity of the floodplain areas, without compliance with the Municipality's Flood Plain Regulation.
(5) Access and Maintenance of Stormwater Management Facilities: Unless otherwise approved by the Municipality Engineer, specific dedicated drainage easement rights shall be required in order to provide for necessary maintenance of all stormwater facilities:
A. Generally, a drainage easement of twenty (20) feet minimum width, in addition to the size of the stormwater facility when flooded at capacity, is required. The twenty (20) foot minimum distance around the perimeter of the stormwater facility must be on a maximum slope of 10:1.
B. A twenty (20) foot minimum access easement shall also be required from the drainage easement to the nearest public right-of-way. The access easement must be graded in such a manner to allow the ingress and egress of maintenance vehicles.
C. The maintenance and responsibility of the stormwater management facility will be so stated in the easement and/or plat.
(e) Certificate of Drainage: Certificate of Drainage compliance shall be submitted at time of final inspection. (Ord. 19-011. Passed 4-22-19.)
Section 713 PLANNING COMMISSIONS
713.01 Establishment of Planning Commissions. The legislative authority of each city having a board of park commissioners may establish a city planning commission of seven (7) members, consisting of the mayor, the director of public service, the president of board of park commissioners, and four citizens of the municipal corporation who shall serve without compensation and shall be appointed by the mayor for terms of six (6) years each, except that the term of two (2) of the members of the first commission shall be for three (3) years. The legislative authority may, be resolution, change the number of citizen members to an even number of members, not less than four (4) nor more than twelve (12). Whenever the size of a commission is expanded, the initial appointees to new positions shall be appointed to terms which permit half the citizen members to be reappointed each third year. No reduction in the size of a commission shall affect the term of any incumbent, and at least two (2) citizen members shall be appointed every third year.
The legislative authority of each city without a board of park commissioners may establish a commission of five (5) members, consisting of the mayor, the director of public service, and three (3) citizens of the municipal corporation who shall serve without compensation and shall be appointed by the mayor for a term of six (6) years, except that the term of one (1) of the members of the first commission shall be for four (4) years and one (1) for two (2) years.
The legislative authority of each city with a commission plan of government, adopted as provided in Ohio Revised Code 705.01 to 705.06, inclusive, may establish a city planning commission of five members, consisting of the chairman of the legislative authority and four citizens of the city to be appointed by the legislative authority for terms of six (6) years each, except that the term of two (2) of the members of the first planning commission shall be for four (4) years and two (2) for two (2) years. All members of the planning commission shall serve without compensation.
The legislative authority of each city with a city manager plan of government, adopted as provided in Ohio Revised Code 705.01 to 705.06, inclusive, and 705.51 to 705.60, inclusive, may establish a commission of five members, consisting of the chairman of the legislative authority, the city manager, and three (3) citizens of the city who shall serve without compensation and shall be appointed by the city manager for terms of six (6) years each, except that the term of one of the members of the first planning commission shall be for four (4) years and one (1) for two (2) years.
The legislative authority of each Municipality may establish a commission of five members, consisting of the mayor, one (1) member of the legislative authority to be elected thereby for remainder of his term as such member of the legislative authority, and three (3) citizens of the Municipality to be appointed by the mayor for terms of six (6) years each, except that the term of two (2) of the members of the first planning commission shall be for four (4) years and one (1) for two (2) years. All such members shall serve without compensation
Whenever such a commission is appointed, it shall have all the powers conferred in Ohio Revised Code 735.15.
Except as otherwise provided in its charter, the commission of a charter municipal corporation created in the manner and by virtue of authority granted by its charter, shall have the powers of and the plans made by it shall have the effect of a planning commission or city plan created under Ohio Revised Code 713.01 to 713.15, inclusive.
Any member of a city or Municipality planning commission established under this section or by charter, except as otherwise provided in its charter, may hold any other public office and may serve as a member of a county, and a regional planning commission.
(Ord. 19-011. Passed 4-22-19.)
The planning commission established under Ohio Revised Code 713.01 shall make plans and maps of the whole or any portion of the municipal corporation, and of any land outside thereof, which, in the opinion of the commission, is related to the planning of the municipal corporation, and make changes in such plans or maps when it deems it advisable. Such maps or plans shall show the commission's recommendations for the general location, character, and extent of streets, alleys, ways, viaducts, bridges, waterways, waterfronts, subways boulevards, parkways, parks, playgrounds, aviation fields and other public property; the general location and extent of public utilities and terminals, whether publicly or privately owned or operated, for water, light, sanitation, transportation, communication, power, and other purposes, and the removal, relocation, widening, narrowing, vacating, abandonment, change of use of or extension of such public ways, grounds, open spaces, buildings, property, utilities, or terminals. With a view to the systematic planning of the municipal corporation, the commission may make recommendations to public officials concerning the general location, character, and extent of any such public ways, grounds, open spaces, buildings, property, utilities, or terminals. As the work of making the whole plan progresses, the commission may from time to time adopt and publish any part thereof, and such part shall cover one or more major sections or divisions of the municipal corporation or one or more of the functional matters to be included in the plan. The commission may from time to time amend, extend, or add to the plan. This section does not confer any powers on the commission with respect to the construction, maintenance, use, or enlargement of improvements by any public utility or railroad on its own property if such utility is owned or operated by an individual, partnership, association, or a corporation for profit.
The planning commission may accept, receive, and expend funds, grants, and services from the federal government or its agencies, from departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of this State or any adjoining state or from one or more counties of this state or any adjoining state or from any municipal corporation or political subdivision of this or any adjoining state, including county, regional, and municipal planning commissions of this or any adjoining state, or from civic sources, and contract with respect thereto, either separately or jointly or cooperatively, and provide such information and reports as may be necessary to secure such financial aid.
The commission may control, preserve, and care for historical landmarks, control, in the manner provided by ordinance, the design and location of statuary and other works of art, which are the property of the municipal corporation; control the removal, relocation, and alteration of any such works; and control the design of harbors, bridges, viaducts, street fixtures, and other public structures and appurtenances.
Whenever the commission makes a plan of the municipal corporation, or any portion thereof, no public building or structure, street boulevard, parkway, park, playground, public ground, canal, river front, harbor, dock, wharf, bridge, viaduct, tunnel, or other public way, ground works, or utility, whether publicly or privately owned, or a part thereof, shall be constructed or authorized to be constructed in the municipal corporation or planned portion thereof unless the location, character, and extent thereof is approved by the commission. In case of disapproval the commission shall communicate its reasons therefore to the legislative authority of the municipal corporation and to the head of the department which has control of the construction of the proposed improvement or utility. The legislative authority, by a vote of not less than two-thirds of its members and of such department head, together may overrule such disapproval. If such public way, ground, works, building structure or utility is one of the authorization of financing of which does not, under the law or charter provisions governing it, fall within the province of a municipal legislative authority or other municipal body or official, the submission to the commission shall be by the state, school, county, district, or township official, board, commission, or body having such jurisdiction, and the commission's disapproval may be overruled by such official, board, commission, or body by a vote of not less than two-thirds of its membership. The narrowing, ornamentation, vacation, or change in the use of streets and other public ways, grounds, and places shall be subject to similar approval, and disapproval may be similarly overruled. The commission may make recommendations to any public authorities or to any corporations or individuals in such municipal corporation or the territory contiguous thereto, concerning the location of any buildings, structures, or works to be erected or constructed by them.
(Ord. 19-011. Passed 4-22-19.)
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF GROVEPORT