Granville Township has an Open Space Acquisition program supported by two property tax levies approved by the voters. Based upon recommendations of a committee made up of a cross-section of Village and Township residents the Trustees are continuing to either acquire the title or purchase the development rights on properties to prevent them from being developed in the future. These acquisitions are designed to maintain open vistas and at the same time limit development.
In order to make a purchase the Trustees must find willing property owners. Purchase prices offered are based upon independent appraisal of the land or the development rights to be purchased. Sometimes property owners do not wish to transfer any of their rights regardless of the dollars offered.