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Council Minutes 6/19/02

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
June 19, 2002


CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 7:30pm)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the Roll Call were Councilmembers
Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor
McGowan; Manager Hickman, Law Director Crites. Vice Mayor
Moore moved to excuse Councilmembers Bellman and Crais;
second by Councilmember Robertson. Motion carried, 5-0.

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS (7:32pm)
All Topics
None

Mayor McGowan closed Citizens’ Comments at 7:32pm.

PUBLIC HEARING (7:33pm)
Ordinance No. 07-02, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 39-
01 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The
Fiscal Year 2002 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses.
Introduced by Mayor McGowan. No one appeared to speak for
or against the Ordinance. Mayor McGowan closed the Public
Hearing at 7:33pm.

NEW BUSINESS (7:33pm)
Resolution No. 02-23, A Resolution To Adopt The 2003 County
Tax Budget As Proposed And To Direct The Village Manager To
Submit It To The County Auditor. Introduced by
Councilmember Main; second by Councilmember Robertson.
Discussion: Manager Hickman noted this is a required step
before the Village budget discussions, which will begin in
the fall. Motion carried, 5-0.

OLD BUSINESS (7:35pm)
Ordinance No. 07-02, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 39-
01 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The
Fiscal Year 2002 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses.
Re-introduced by Councilmember Main; second by
Councilmember Robertson. No discussion. A Roll Call vote
yielded five (5) affirmative votes (Councilmembers
Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor
McGowan). Ordinance No. 07-02 is adopted.

MINUTES (7:37pm)
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of June 5, 2002
The following additions/corrections were requested: Law
Director Crites, p. 4, “Executive Session” – insert a new
second paragraph, as follows: “Thereafter, Council entered
into Executive Session and a discussion considering the
purchase of property for public purposes was had.”
Councilmember Main moved to accept the Minutes as
corrected; second by Vice Mayor Moore. Motion carried, 5-0.


MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – MAY (7:40pm)
The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of May was presented
for review. Discussion:
Manager Hickman, following up on last month’s discussion re
the increased number of juvenile offenses, reported that
the numbers were indeed due to multiple charges for a
single incident. Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the
report; second by Councilmember Main. Mayor McGowan
instructed the report be filed with the Clerk. A copy of
said report is included as part of these Minutes. Motion
carried, 5-0.

MANAGER’S REPORT – MAY (7:40pm)
The Manager’s Report for the month of May was presented for
review. Discussion: Manager Hickman reported that one
officer had broken a leg, another is still on active duty,
and the Chief had had surgery—all resulting in two part-
time officers now working. Councilmember Robertson moved to
accept the report; second by Councilmember Main. Mayor
McGowan instructed the report be filed with the Clerk. A
copy of said report is included as part of these Minutes.
Motion carried, 5-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (7:42pm)
Economic Development Committee (Crais, Moore Robertson)
Vice Mayor Moore reported the Committee had reviewed work
being done on downtown improvement projects (e.g., status
of signage, benches, street work, etc.). They also
discussed a potential JEDD or CEDA for the River Road area
as well as the potential closure of the River Road
crossing.

Finance Liaison (Moore)
No report.

Granville Foundation (Main)
No report.

JEDD (Bellman, Crais)
No report.

Newark/Granville Committee (Bellman, Main)
No report.

Personnel (Hartfield, McGowan, Robertson)
No report.

Planning (Main)
No report. (Meeting next Monday will include a SuperAmerica
discussion.)

Recreation Commission (McGowan)
No report.

Senior Citizen Committee (Moore, Robertson)
No report (though Manager Hickman noted the survey will go
out this week).
Strategic Land Acquisition Committee (Bellman, Crais, Moore)
No report.

Street Light Committee (McGowan)
Mayor McGowan reported that he had met with Manager Hickman
to identify lights that needed replacing this summer.
Manager Hickman added that, due to AEP’s heavy schedule and
work crews being down, replacements will probably be done
in the fall. Councilmember Hartfield asked Manager Hickman
to check on why some lights on South Main Street were
apparently out last week. He will do so.
 
Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee (Bellman, Hartfield,
McGowan)
Councilmember Hartfield noted the committee needed to meet
to resolve the 2003 projects, Cherry Valley Road, and Jobes
& Henderson. Manager Hickman noted there is no set schedule
at this point for completion of the downtown projects,
contrary to all the rumors. He anticipates that 95% of the
concrete work will be completed this week. Weather
permitting, the north side will be blacktopped next week,
followed by the brick finishes. By June 28th, the north
side will be as far along as the south side is now. Vice
Mayor Moore relayed concerns from garden-club members that
the areas where the crosswalk flower beds will be re-
installed need to have proper drainage (i.e., don’t leave
the asphalt in the bottom!).

Tree & Landscape Committee (Moore)
Vice Mayor Moore reported that the committee had added a
student member, as agreed to by Council. She inquired about
the West Broadway median damage due to vehicles. Manager
Hickman responded that Albyn’s had already pulled the
damaged tree and planted a new one. The Village will bill
the appropriate insurance company.
 
Union Cemetery Board (Main)
Councilmember Main noted the Board had held a community
work session June 15th.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS (7:50pm)
Appoint BZBA position
Council received notices of interest from Don Dean and Bill
Heim. Mr. Heim was present and took the opportunity to
state his interest in historic preservation and his desire
to volunteer for the community. Councilmember Robertson
formalized the results of Council’s paper-ballot vote by
moving to appoint Mr. Heim to the position. Second by
Councilmember Main. Motion carried, 5-0.

Mayor McGowan noted the GBPA was hosting a picnic at Lake
Hudson tomorrow at 5:30pm. All members of Council are
invited.

Mayor McGowan suggested that we have multiple marshals at
this year’s Fourth of July Parade—e.g., the Mayor, the
Chair of the Township Trustees, and a representative from
the School Board. Councilmember Robertson applauded the
idea and suggested everyone available from all three bodies
march and/or ride as a group. Mayor McGowan will contact
everyone and see what they would all like to do.
Councilmember Robertson suggested Council pass out antique-
looking copies of the Declaration of Independence at this
year’s parade. Manager Hickman will get the copies made. A
member of the Boy Scouts, at the meeting to see about
fulfilling a civic service merit badge, volunteered to have
his troop roll and tie the copies before the parade.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
24 June 2002    7:30pm    Planning Commission
25 June 2002    5:30pm    Personnel Committee
26 June 2002    7:30pm    Village Council
Special Meeting/Kendal Work Session
3 July 2002        7:30pm    Village Council – CANCELLED*
8 July 2002        7:30pm    Planning Commission
9 July 2002        7:00pm    Tree & Landscape Commission
11 July 2002        7:00pm    BZBA

*Councilmember Main moved to cancel the July 3rd Council
Meeting unless urgent matters are brought before the
Village Manager. Second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion
carried, 5-0.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (8:02pm)
Vice Mayor Moore Moved to enter into Executive Session
pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G2), to consider the purchase of
property for public purpose. Second by Councilmember Main.
A Roll Call vote yielded five (5) affirmative votes
(Councilmembers Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore,
Mayor McGowan; Councilmember Hartfield). Motion carried, 5-
0.

Thereafter, Council entered into Executive Session and a
discussion considering the purchase of property for public
purposes was had.

At 8:43pm, Councilmember Robertson moved to return to
regular session. Second by Councilmember Main. A Roll Call
vote yielded five (5) affirmative votes (Councilmember
Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan; Councilmembers
Hartfield and Main). Motion carried, 5-0.

ADJOURNMENT
At 8:43pm, Councilmember Hartfield moved to adjourn the
meeting. Second by Councilmember Main. Motion carried, 5-0.
Meeting adjourned.

Submitted by Sandy Ellinger

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