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Council Minutes 3/20/02

 CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 7:32pm)

ROLL CALL (7:32 pm)
Those responding to the Roll Call were Councilmembers
Bellman, Crais, and Hartfield; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor
McGowan; Manager Hickman, Law Director Crites. Vice Mayor
Moore moved to excuse Councilmembers Main and Robertson.
Second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 5-0.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (7:33pm)

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS (7:33pm)
All Topics
Rob Drake, 142 Brennan Drive (Village).  Mr. Drake,
speaking on behalf of Kendal, stated that Kendal is still
interested in discussing the possibility of extension of
sanitary sewer service to their site. He noted that, as
part of bond financing discussions, they have been required
to set a series of mileposts for lenders to look at. The
decision date for the sewer issue is July 31st and Mr.
Drake wanted to give Council plenty of notice.
Councilmember Bellman instigated a brief discussion of
abatement issues and contributions by Kendal to the cost of
extension. Two representatives of Kendal were present as
well and spoke briefly to clarify points being discussed.
Councilmember Crais asked that any future discussions of
this issue before Council be on the official agenda. All
agreed. Vice Mayor Moore noted that a decision on this is
closely related to where the Village might stand with its
JEDD discussions.

Jurgen Pape, 403 East Broadway (Village). Mr. Pape urged
Council to check into a common garbage pickup service for
the entire Village, noting that there might well be cost-
savings and/or environmental-savings involved.

Comprehensive Plan Review Report – Keith Myers
Mr. Myers noted that Abram Kaplan and Jurgen Pape, fellow
members of the Review Committee, were present. Among its
recommendations, the Report strongly suggests improvements
to mapping of the township. Mr. Myers reported that County
tax maps have now been digitized, meaning that funding for
some GIS work would be money well spent. He added that the
Report remains fairly consistent with the Plan, as revised
in 1998 (i.e., there are no major changes recommended). He
also noted that no final document has yet been created,
pending review at the Village and Township levels. He noted
that he was willing to produce the final document,
including GIS, on a contract basis. Mr. Kaplan noted that
Denison has received funding from both entities to do some
GIS work as well. Councilmember Bellman felt the
presentation format of the draft report was confusing and
said he would have preferred a redline copy. Mr. Myers said
the committee felt the current format, juxtaposing the
current text and the proposed text, would be the most
helpful for review purposes. Mr. Myers and Mr. Kaplan
responded to questions by Councilmember Crais re set-asides
to lessen the impact on schools.  Vice Mayor Moore
suggested the entire topic be postponed until a later
meeting when everyone could be present. Councilmember
Bellman suggested forming a committee to review the
document, integrate the recommendations, and bring the
result to Council. Mr. Myers stated the Review Committee
liked the 1998 revision but wanted to clarify some things
and add others, where a pressing issue had not yet been
addressed. Vice Mayor Moore felt that many people would
want to comment on this and suggested it be handled by a
committee-of-the-whole. It was determined that the
discussion would occur at the next meeting when everyone is
present so that the course might be set by the entire
Council.

Mayor McGowan closed Citizens’ Comments at 8:03pm.

PUBLIC HEARINGS (none)

NEW BUSINESS (8:03pm)
Proposed Zoning Ordinance Changes – Staff Discussion
Seth Dorman gave a brief introduction, noting that he and
Law Director Crites were bringing forward proposed updates
to the zoning code—some substantive, some not. These
included some minor process changes as well as some major
code issues. The current draft, composed by a member of Law
Director Crites’ firm, includes the attorney’s suggested
changes after preliminary review. Suggested changes by
Village Staff will be incorporated in the near future.
Suggestions that emerge from the current discussion will
also be integrated into the final version of the Ordinance.
Law Director Crites emphasized that the current document is
not a final product. The review—a huge process still under
way—was undertaken in light of all the issues that
continually develop re the zoning ordinance. Even though it
is not yet complete, he felt it was helpful for Council to
review it at this point to pinpoint issues it felt merited
consideration. He noted that he and/or his staff could meet
with individuals or groups of individuals to discuss this
in more detail, then integrate any resulting suggestions
into the document—all in time to produce a final Ordinance
by the end of May. Manager Hickman asked for a decision by
Council as to whether a committee or the full Council
should do the preliminary review, suggesting that perhaps a
review group could proceed, integrating Council comments as
they go. Vice Mayor Moore stated she wanted to include
comments from both the Planning Commission and the BZBA as
well. Law Director Crites noted that Council must set forth
standards and a process by which the other two bodies can
make decisions in order to avoid any possible circumstance
of unlawful delegation of legislative authority.
Councilmember Bellman recommended appointing a review
committee. He also suggested that the BZBA use a
Certificate of Mailing, rather than certified mail, when it
notifies neighbors of a requested variance—a lower-cost and
possibly more effective procedure that would eliminate the
need of having to obtain a signed receipt before mail could
be delivered.
Police Auxiliary Discussion – Chief Cartnal, Sergeant Mason
Chief Cartnal, noting that Ohio law provides that
municipalities may create a pool of trained, volunteer
police personnel, asked Council to approve an auxiliary
force. Manager Hickman noted that additional unpaid-but-
trained officers would be make a huge difference in the
Village’s ability to field enough officers to provide
adequate and increased enforcement coverage, on a regular
basis as well as for holidays. Responding to a question
from Vice Mayor Moore, Chief Cartnal stated an auxiliary
force could be created by ordinance. We would then
advertise and take applications. Auxiliary personnel would
have to have the same training that regular officers have,
meet the same qualifications, and have same background
check. He also noted that Granville is the only
municipality in Licking County without an auxiliary force.
Mayor Mcgowan asked where the applicants would come from.
Chief Cartnal responded that we would likely see people who
simply wanted to be police officers, retired officers, and
recent academy graduates who have not yet found a post.
Sergeant Mason added the we may well have people in our own
community with law-enforcement experience who might want to
keep up with skills. Responding to Councilmember Bellman,
Chief Cartnal cautioned that, since many of the applicants
would have full-time jobs, we couldn’t expect exactly the
same level of training that paid officers have, but it
would be close.
Chief Cartnal, again responding to Councilmember Bellman,
added that relying on mutual aid to augment our own
officers suits most routine situations but, in the instance
of a county-wide disaster, we would have to rely on our own
personnel until help could get to us. He wants to be
prepared for sever weather, a 9/11-type situation, etc. As
for the cost of an auxiliary, the precise structure is up
to Council (e.g., to provide or not provide a token stipend
and/or uniforms). As for the frequency of use of auxiliary
officers, he expects they would work at least eight
hours/month, on regular and/or special duty for the
Village. Private special-duty jobs would not count in their
eight hours.
Councilmember Bellman asked how many auxiliary officers we
might have. Chief Cartnal said he thought ten, more or
less. He anticipates an increase in interest over time.
Councilmember Bellman asked if this proposal might be
compared to the cost of another half-officer. Chief Cartnal
said it would, if we provide the uniforms and pay them each
$300/year. Sergeant Mason emphasized that auxiliary
officers are not eligible for benefits and no additional
cruisers would be needed.
Mayor McGowan stated he thought this was a good suggestion
and that Council would entertain the ordinance when
presented. Councilmember Crais asked if this proposal meant
that Chief Cartnal was understaffed. If so, was this a
stopgap solution to a long-term issue? Chief Cartnal
responded that, while he has been doing without the officer
activated by the National Guard, that is not the whole
purpose of this proposal. Vice Mayor Moore suggested that
the Personnel Committee review the proposal and bring back
a recommendation. Councilmember Hartfield responded that,
though it hadn’t been mentioned yet in committee, she felt
it could certainly be discussed, along with a rough draft
of the ordinance.

Ordinance No. 01-02, 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,
was introduced by Councilmember Hartfield. Second by
Councilmember Crais. Mayor McGowan set the Public Hearing
for April 3, 2002.

OLD BUSINESS (8:26pm)
Manager Hickman confirmed that THE BRIDGE ON GRANVILLE ROAD
IS OPEN!

Manager Hickman noted that bids on the Broadway project are
are due March 27th. He suggested that they be discussed at
the meeting of April 3rd, along with the single-trash-
hauler issue.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES (8:28pm)
Joint Township/Council Meeting of January 30, 2002
The following additions/corrections were requested: 1)
Councilmember Bellman, p. 1, “JEDD and CETA,” 3rd sentence –
 “…some of the discussion focused on retail, but he is not
sure that would be appropriate for the Township a decision
was made that retail would not be included in the
agreement.”  2) Councilmember Bellman, p. 1, “IV. Widening
of Rt. 161/37,” 2nd sentence – “In Haven’s opinion, Nno one
has been authorized to talk to ODOT and provide a community
position.”  3) Councilmember Bellman, p. 1, “”IV. Widening
of Rt. 161/37,” insert after 3rd paragraph – “Dan Bellman
was unwilling to accept heresay and suggested that ODOT’s
Chris Engler and Comprehensive Review Committee members be
invited to a meeting if there are concerns.”  Vice Mayor
Moore moved to accept the Minutes as amended; second by
Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 5-0.  

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of March 6, 2002
The following additions/corrections were requested:  1)
Councilmember Bellman, p. 2, 2nd paragraph, insert just
before the record of the vote – “Councilmember Bellman
stated he would vote for the resolution with the
understanding that the Planning Commission would conduct
the meeting.”  2) Councilmember Bellman, p. 2, 2nd
paragraph, 1st sentence – correct the spelling
of “Roertson” to “Robertson.”                   3)
Councilmember Crais, p. 3, “OLD BUSINESS, Strategic Land
Acquisition Committee – Continued Discussion,” – (This
discussion is continued from the Executive Session of the
last meeting.)   4) Vice Mayor Moore, p. 4 – “Regularly
Scheduled Maaeeting…”      5) Law Director Crites, p.
6, “OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS, 11th line – “He responded that
they are not courts of record but a provision of the
law….”   6) Law Director Crites, p. 6, “OTHER COUNCIL
MATTERS,” 14th line – “…based on the 14th Amendment right
to be confronted by a hearing before a neutral and
disinterested magistrate.”                 7) Councilmember
Bellman, p. 7, 3rd line – “…supported using a magistrate in
contested cases as long as the fee is the same as the
Mayor’s fee.”  Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the Minutes
as amended; second by Councilmember Bellman. Motion
carried, 5-0.

Special Meeting of March 13, 2002
Councilmember Bellman moved to accept the Minutes as
submitted. Second by Councilmember Crais. Motion carried, 5-
0.

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – February  (8:39pm)
The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of February was
presented for review. Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the
report; second by Councilmember Crais. 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 – February (8:40pm)
The Manager’s Report for the month of February was
presented for review. Councilmember Crais moved to accept
the report; second by Councilmember Hartfield. 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 (8:45pm)
Economic Development Committee (Crais, Moore, Robertson)
Vice Mayor Moore reported that Denison has designated Seth
Patton, Vice President of Finance & Management, as its
representative to this committee.

Finance Liaison (Moore)
No report.

Granville Foundation Liaison (Main)
No report.

JEDD Liaison (Bellman)
Councilmember Bellman reported several committee
discussions. Re uses – they now have a draft that specifies
that uses would not be retail (i.e., not anything to
compete with businesses in the downtown Village or existing
businesses along S.R. 16) nor anything else that might have
adverse impacts (e.g., additional highway traffic). Re
locations – they propose limiting location of new uses to
the southeast quadrant, especially in areas which might
otherwise be susceptible to single-family housing. They
strongly urge that the discretion to add, accept, and
refuse be retained by the JEDD. Councilmember Crais
cautioned that any document be crafted so it wouldn’t
mutate into something we don’t want. Re revenue-sharing –
Councilmember Bellman reported that an agreement had been
reached whereby the Village would get income taxes and the
Township would get real estate taxes (both assessed at the
same rates as those in the Village). Re abatements – it was
recognized that certain businesses might need one. Jim Murr
raised the point that abatements are usually targeted at
property taxes, not income taxes—something that would
directly affect the schools. In that instance, the Township
would need to talk to the schools to reach an agreement,
with or without the participation of the JEDD
Vice Mayor Moore stated that part of her support for
commercial development was based on her goal of improving
the tax base for the schools to relieve the citizens from
bearing the entire burden. Since that purpose would be
defeated if commercial development could abate those taxes,
she is leery of  full abatement. Councilmember Bellman
responded that he sees a real advantage in a different
light, i.e., that we should undertake cost control re the
schools—through attention to borders susceptible to hostile
annexations and through consuming land in something other
than single-family housing. Vice Mayor Moore responded that
those are not mutually-exclusive benefits. She asked that
the JEDD include language that the Township will consult
with the schools in cases where real estate tax abatement
is considered.
Councilmember Bellman stated that water and/or sewer
extensions would be paid for by the developer (i.e., not
funded by either government entity). The JEDD also
discussed easements, especially along S.R. 16, wondering if
we could get necessary easements for extension to Kendal,
for example, without getting unwanted development along the
way. They also raised the question of whether or not the
Township has eminent domain in their territory, as the
Village does. (Manager Hickman will check on this and
report back.) Finally, they discussed setbacks along S.R.
16, partly in reaction to the new structure now going up in
the Granville Business Park. They feel that a 400-foot
setback is appropriate and hope to get an agreement with
Owens to not develop the lawn in front of their mansion.

Newark/Granville Relations (Bellman, Main)
Councilmember Bellman reported that ODOT is ruling out the
connector from River Road to S.R. 37. The general access
points for the southeast quadrant, including Park Trails,
will be Cherry Valley Road and River Road. They also noted
that River Road, in its current form, is not safe. Based on
a JEDD discussion, the committee suggests that the Village,
the Township, and the City of Newark should start talking
this issue out. If a solution can be found, the committee
hopes all entities would agree to fund it.
 
Personnel Committee (Hartfield, McGowan, Robertson)
No report.

Planning Commission (Main)
No report.

Recreation Commission Liaison (McGowan)
No report.

Senior Citizen Committee (Moore, Robertson)
Vice Mayor Moore reported that the focus of the most recent
discussions was the concept of expanding senior services
and activities beyond what the Granville Fellowship offers.
Obviously, that would impact what kind of facility we might
need. The committee is working on a survey to try and pin
down what those services and activities should be. They are
planning to visit Sharon Glen, an assisted-living facility
in Newark, to see what they offer.

Strategic Land Acquisition Committee (Bellman, Crais, Moore)
No report.

Street Light Committee (McGowan)
No report.

Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee (Bellman, Hartfield,
McGowan)
Manager Hickman reported that the new shipment of lights
has arrived.

Tree & Landscape Committee (Moore)
Vice Mayor Moore reported that a revised tree ordinance is
pending. Manager Hickman will check on its status.
Our “Tree City USA” application is being put together.
Also, the committee is still searching for an appropriate
student member.
 
Union Cemetery Board Liaison (Main)
No report.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS (9:05pm)
Mayor McGowan thanked everyone who had helped with the Lea
Ann Parsley celebration.
 
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS (9:10pm)
March 25, 2002    7:30pm    Planning Commission
April 3, 2002        7:30pm    Village Council

ADJOURNMENT
Crais moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:10pm; second by
Vice Mayor Moore. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned.


Monday
Jan232012

Council Minutes 3/13/02

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE - SPECIAL MEETING
COUNCIL MINUTES
March 13, 2002


CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 6:30pm)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (6:30pm)

ROLL CALL (6:31pm)
Those responding to the Roll Call were Councilmembers
Bellman, Crais, Main, Hartfield, and Robertson; Vice Mayor
Moore, Mayor McGowan; Manager Hickman


EXECUTIVE SESSION  (6:45pm)
Vice Mayor Moore moved to enter into Executive Session for
the purpose of discussing the purchase of property.  Second
by Councilmember Hartfield.  A Roll Call vote yielded seven
affirmative votes (Councilmembers Bellman, Crais,
Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor
McGowan.

At 8:03pm, Councilmember Crais moved to close the Executive
Session.  Second by Councilmember Hartfield.  A Roll Call
vote yielded seven affirmative votes (Councilmembers
Bellman, Crais, Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor
Moore, Mayor McGowan.

ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Crais moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:04pm;
second by Moore. Motion carried, 7-0. Meeting adjourned.

Monday
Jan232012

Council Minutes 3/6/02

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
March 6, 2002


CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 7:31pm)

ROLL CALL (7:31 pm)
Those responding to the Roll Call were Councilmembers
Bellman, Crais, Main, Hartfield, and Robertson; Vice Mayor
Moore, Mayor McGowan; Manager Hickman, Law Director Crites.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (7:32pm)

PROCLAMATION – Keith Myers (7;33pm)
Mayor McGowan read the text of a Proclamation of
Appreciation for Mr. Myers’ seven years of service to the
Granville Planning Commission. Enthusiastic applause
followed.
Mr. Myers thanked Council and praised the quality of the
Planning Commission (whose members were in attendance).

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS (7:35pm)
Senior Presentation – Joe & Larke Recchie
Mr. Recchie, president of Concorde Capital, asked for
Council’s endorsement to proceed with investigating
alternate senior housing for the village. He stated he is
working with the Licking County Aging Program, at the pre-
construction development stage. His goal is to combine
senior housing with community-based services that let
seniors live in a dignified and enriching environment, and
to integrate that well with the surrounding community—i.e.,
making room for seniors in an appropriate fashion while
adding value to the overall community.  Rental housing is
provided at various cost levels; ownership housing is
available as well. Mr. Recchie stated that his preferred
approach with each community is to work in an open charette
process—the best way to get as much community input as
possible. It also lets refinements to the original idea
take place in a natural way, early in the process. He noted
that no site has yet been selected but he wants to engage
an architect and, perhaps, a land planner, to participate
in the charette process. Also, while he will eventually
need to address zoning issues (i.e., there is no category
for senior housing now and, at the least, he would need a
variance for density), he felt it was premature to ask for
zoning rulings at this stage. He realized that Council may
not grant a variance but is determined to present a good
enough project to gain Council’s approval. He was willing
to proceed as long as Council is not dead-set against the
idea. Councilmember Robertson noted that the Senior
Committee that has been working with Mr. Recchie was formed
by Council in response to citizen input about how difficult
it is getting for seniors to live in the community. She
added that the Senior Committee sees the need for a minimum-
age restriction to add as few children to the schools as
possible. Also, All county groups that work with seniors
have expressed support for this idea.
Mr. Recchie stated the the charette was an
interdisciplinary process that looks at demand, price
points, taxes generated, impacts on schools, and impacts on
infrastructure (i.e. the Village’s assessment of natural
impediments and system capacities). Councilmember Crais
noted that, while Mr. Recchie was asking Council to approve
the project in principle, the specific site would
eventually play a big part in variance discussions. Vice
Mayor Moore asked Mr. Recchie to explain how this housing
could be high-quality yet affordable. Mr. Recchie responded
that all real estate development is capital-intensive. One
can build senior housing at any price point but the debt
still has to be serviced. For rental housing, Concorde
attracts grants, federal tax credits, and/or investors—all
of which drive the cost of capital down. That allows
Concorde to maintain quality but offer lower required
rents; sale units enjoy the economy of being with other
housing. Councilmember Bellman asked if all this resulted
in smaller square footage. It does not. Councilmember
Bellman asked for a rent profile of the average tenant. Mr.
Recchie responded that these are mixed-income communities.
Those with unlimited incomes may be buying a second home.
Some are pensioners with Social Security income as well.
Some have only Social Security. All are healthy enough for
independent living, with perhaps some occasional
assistance. Councilmember Bellman expressed appreciation
that, if this project were to be in the Village, it might
occupy land where single-family housing would go. He
expressed reservations about too much in-house retail
business, fearing that it might draw the customer base from
existing retail establishments. He suggested that the
Planning Commission be included in the charette.
Councilmember Robertson moved to endorse the concept of
senior homes in Granville and to support the Recchies’
proposal to go forward with open planning procedures
designed to create such housing. Second by Councilmember
Main. Discussion: There was a question about whether to go
before the Planning Commission before or after the
charette. Richard Salvage, speaking on behalf of the
Planning Commission, thought it should be involved
afterwards, though members of the Planning Commission could
certainly be part of the charette. Councilmember Bellman
stated he would vote for the resolution with the
understanding that the Planning Commission would conduct
the meeting. Motion carried, 7-0.

All Topics (8:03pm)
Dorothy Garrett, 45 Donald Ross Drive. Mrs. Garrett
suggested that before the Village gets involved in doing
something about a space for seniors, it should coordinate
its efforts with those of the Library re meeting rooms,
kitchen space, and the like (i.e., combine all the various
interests to produce joint facilities). Councilmember
Robertson urged Mrs. Garrett to attend the next meeting of
the Senior Committee, March 14th at 8:30am.

Mark Parris, 251 Bryn Du Drive. Re the turkey vultures, Mr.
Parris stated that he skeptical about the proposed
harassment plan to relocate the vultures. He characterized
the area as an “all-you-can-eat smorgasbord” for the birds,
and noted that harassment was treating a symptom, not the
root of the problem (i.e., the carrion). He cautioned
against unintended consequences, and noted that vultures
are “nature’s garbagemen”—birds that not only remove the
carcasses from our sight but also decontaminate the
bacteria in the carcasses. So, if the buzzards are gone,
other animals would be at-risk of the disease carried by
the carrion. Eventually, humans would be at-risk as well
(e.g., the lyme-disease scenario). He concluded that
harassment and relocation are not a long-term solution.

Mayor McGowan closed Citizens’ Comments at 8:12pm.

PUBLIC HEARINGS (none)

NEW BUSINESS (8:12pm)
Resolution No. 02-17, A Resolution To Award The Bid For
Grounds Maintenance, As Per Specifications, To Fackler
Country Gardens And To Authorize The Village Manager To
Enter Into An Agreement Therefore, was introduced by
Councilmember Hartfield. Second by Councilmember Main.
Discussion: Manager Hickman, responding to a question from
Mayor McGowan, noted the 2002 prices quoted are slight
increases over the 2001 quote. Motion carried, 7-0.

OLD BUSINESS (8:13pm)
Strategic Land Acquisition Committee – Continued Discussion
Councilmember Crais asked for comment on the general
principles recommended. He also asked that an Executive
Session be included on the agenda for the next meeting.
Summarizing the criteria, at the request of Councilmember
Main, Councilmember Crais stated they had been developed
based on the Council consensus to explore additional
avenues and/or strategies for acquiring greenspace and/or
protecting the beauty of village entrance vistas. The first
step was to express Council’s concerns as criteria (i.e.,
are there properties that have a unique place in the
community, properties of such importance that Council
should think about securing them?). Second, they identified
ways in which the village might purchase land would prevent
it from being developed (saving money for the community in
the long term) and strategized about funding. Third, they
brainstormed about specific properties and made a list.
Fourth, the Committee developed a matrix that allowed them
to juxtapose the list of properties with the criteria. The
Committee has now presented the matrix has come to Council
as a raw, unprioritized list, so Council may decide what,
if anything, should be done.
Mayor McGowan stated he was in favor of looking at the
properties and seeing what could be done. Councilmember
Bellman suggested a special meeting for a long executive
session rather than the hurried ones usually placed at the
end of an otherwise full agenda. Councilmember Crais asked
that Council express its endorsement, in principle, of the
direction the Committee had taken before discussing
specific properties. Vice Mayor Moore agreed, and asked as
well that Council determine if it has any direction for
further work by the committee. Councilmember Main concurred
that the Committee has no place to go until this has been
hashed out in Executive Session. Mayor McGowan proposed a
Special Meeting on March 13, 6:30-8:30pm, for an Executive
Session only, with no other agenda items. All agreed.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES (8:28pm)
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of February 6, 2002
Councilmember Crais moved to accept the Minutes as
submitted. Second by Councilmember Hartfield, Motion
carried, 7-0.

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of February 20, 2002
The following additions/corrections were requested: 1)
Councilmember Robertson, page 1, “Economic Development
Committee”, 1st paragraph – “Therefore, their goal for this
meeting is a clear understanding of to what our goals
are….”; 2) Councilmember Robertson, page 2, second
paragraph – “…we need to remember that our rules exist in
response to what people citizens say they want.”; 3)
Councilmember Robertson, page 3, third paragraph – “Vice
Mayor Moore reported that she had worked with Molly
Robertson to get some firm data….”; 4) Vice Mayor Moore,
page 3, first paragraph, and page 5, “NOTE”  – correct
spelling of Lee Ann Parsley to “Lea”.
    Councilmember Crais moved to accept the Minutes as
amended. Second by Councilmember Hartfield, Motion carried,
7-0.

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – January  (8:33pm)
The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of January was
presented for review. Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the
report; second by Councilmember Crais. Mayor McGowan
instructed the report be filed with the Clerk. A copy of
said report is included as part of these Minutes. Motion
carried, 7-0.

MANAGER’S REPORT – January (8:33pm)
The Manager’s Report for the month of January was presented
for review. Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the report;
second by Councilmember Hartfield. Mayor McGowan instructed
the report be filed with the Clerk. A copy of said report
is included as part of these Minutes. Motion carried, 7-0.
Manager Hickman noted that one of the Sergeants would be
present at the next regular meeting to discuss the Police
Department’s Annual Report.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS (8:35pm)
Economic Development Committee (Crais, Moore, Robertson)
No report.

Finance Liaison (Moore)
Vice Mayor Moore noted that the Village has completed its
annual financial report, to be filed with the State
Auditor.

Granville Foundation Liaison (Main)
Councilmember Main noted that the Foundation has met
February 19th—a combined annual Foundation meeting and the
regular February meeting. Allocations were made for the
coming year in almost the same dollar amount as last year
but directed to some different recipients. The Foundation’s
current endowment is approximately $650,000. New members
were elected and fundraising efforts are ongoing.

JEDD Liaison (Bellman)
Councilmember Bellman noted that the JEDD had met and he
had been able to give Seth Dorman some direction on land-
uses to put together. The next meeting will be March 19th.
The group is discussing the merits of a JEDD versus a CEDA
and trying to decide which is the better route to take.
 
Newark/Granville Relations (Bellman, Main)
Councilmember Bellman had no report on a meeting but did
say that he and Councilmember Hartfield will meet this
Friday with Manager Hickman to discuss land uses, with the
idea of then being able to establish a traffic plan based
on projected demands. One very long-term discussion is
where a likely connection to S.R. 16 would be.

Personnel Committee (Hartfield, McGowan, Robertson)
Councilmember Hartfield noted the committee would meet the
next Wednesday. They are sifting through all the HRS
information and hope to have it sorted out within a month
or two.

Planning Commission (Main)
Councilmember Main noted the Commission had met and
experienced some problems because of things that have been
put off due to inadequate numbers present to vote on
certain issues. All should be sorted out at the next
meeting.

Recreation Commission Liaison (McGowan)
Mayor McGowan reported that spring sign-ups are underway
and the Commission is discussing the possibility of putting
some playground equipment at Raccoon Park.

Senior Citizen Committee (Moore, Robertson)
Report presented earlier in the meeting.

Strategic Land Acquisition Committee (Bellman, Crais, Moore)
Report presented earlier in the meeting.

Street Light Committee (McGowan)
Mayor McGowan noted that crews will begin to put up lights
in a month or two, continuing the six-year process. Manager
Hickman noted that we may add lights by the sidewalk that
runs from the Certified station to the bridge.

Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee (Bellman, Hartfield,
McGowan)
Councilmember Bellman referred to earlier mention of a
meeting with Manager Hickman. The Committee also discussed
Cherry Valley Road and Newark-Granville Road, trying to
determine if they should improve just the intersection or
the whole road. The first step is to decide what the
permitted uses are so the traffic engineer can gauge the
traffic patterns. The Committee also discussed finalizing
an access-management plan.  

Tree & Landscape Committee (Moore)
Vice Mayor Moore reported the Committee had met February
12th. They are trying to find a suitable student, in
consultation with the High School Principal. The Committee
wants to try to introduce some disease-resistant elm trees
into the Village…on Elm Street, of course. They also looked
at plans for the high school and middle school and made
some suggestions for landscaping there.

Union Cemetery Board Liaison (Main)
No report.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS (8:48pm)
Mayor McGowan, citing instances in which contested
decisions in a Mayor’s Court had reached the Ohio Supreme
Court on appeal, stated that it might be in the Village’s
best interests to hire a magistrate to hear contested
cases. The magistrate would be paid the same fee that would
have gone to Mayor McGowan (i.e., the Village would not be
paying a double fee). The Mayor noted that for cases in
which the plea was either “guilty” or “no contest,” the
Mayor could continue to preside. Councilmember Bellman
noted that the concerns on the state level about conflicts
of interest (e.g., where the amount of the fines has a
direct relationship to a Mayor’s responsibility to balance
the budget) don’t exist in Granville since our mayor does
not stand to benefit in any way from fines levied.
Councilmember Robertson asked Law Director to confirm that
Mayor’s Court are “courts of no record.” He responded that
they are not courts of record, but a provision of the law
says that anyone who comes before the mayor then has a 10-
day period to appeal to the municipal court. The Mayor’s
Court cases that made it to the Ohio Supreme Court
therefore started as municipal court appeals, based on the
14th Amendment right to a hearing before a neutral and
disinterested magistrate. Mayor McGowan noted that neither
he nor Vice Mayor Moore are giving up Mayor’s Court
altogether. Councilmember Crais asked the identity of the
alternate magistrate. Mayor McGowan said he was a citizen
of Granville but “removed” from Council. Councilmember
Crais, noting that the spirit of the law is that Council
elects a mayor and vice mayor who staff Mayor’s Court,
wondered if this process of seating a substitute magistrate
was acceptable. Mayor McGowan noted that he had spoken with
Vice Mayor Moore, Manager Hickman, and Law Director Crites,
and was simply trying to do what he thought was best for
everyone involved. Law Director Crites noted that an
interim magistrate had been appointed on an ad hoc basis
before Mayor McGowan and Vice Mayor Moore had completed the
required course. The Village Charter says that if an issue
is not specifically dealt with in the Charter, the ORC will
apply. The ORC states that the mayor of a municipality
where there is a mayor’s court may appoint a magistrate to
handle the same responsibilities that a mayor may have, as
long as the appointed magistrate is qualified for the post
(i.e., has at least three years of experience as an
attorney and has taken the magistrate training).
Councilmember Bellman moved that, after discussion, Council
support using a magistrate in contested cases as long as
the fee is the same as they Mayor’s fee. Second by
Councilmember Main. A Roll Call vote yielded four
affirmative votes (Councilmembers Bellman, Hartfield, and
Main; Vice Mayor Moore), two negative votes (Councilmembers
Crais and Robertson), and one abstention (Mayor McGowan).
Motion carried, 4-2, with one abstention.
 
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS (9:02pm)
March 8, 2002    11:00am    Records Commission
March 9, 2002    12:30pm     Meeting with Parsleys to
finalize parade plans
March 11, 2002    7:30pm    Planning Commission
March 12, 2002    7:00pm    Tree & Landscape Committee
March 13, 2002    5:00pm    Personnel Committee
March 13, 2002    6:30pm    Council – Executive Session
March 14, 2002    8:30am    Senior-Citizen Committee
March 14, 2002    7:00pm    BZBA
March 16, 2002    2:00pm    PARADE!
March 20, 2002    7:30pm    Village Council
March 25, 2002    7:30pm    Planning Commission


ADJOURNMENT
Vice Mayor Moore moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:04pm;
second by Councilmember  Hartfield. Motion carried, 7-0.
Meeting adjourned.


                        

Submitted by Sandy Ellinger

Monday
Jan232012

Council Minutes 2/20/02

 
CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 7:32pm)

ROLL CALL (7:32pm)
Those responding to the Roll Call were Councilmembers
Crais, Hartfield, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor
McGowan; Manager Hickman, Law Director Crites.  
Councilmembers Bellman and Main arrived at 7:34pm.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS (7:35pm)
Mayor McGowan noted that the village is planning to stage a
celebration for Lee Ann Parsley when she returns, though
the date is still unclear. He has contacted the schools,
the fire department, the GBPA, and her family.
Councilmember Bellman suggested inviting surrounding
communities since Lee Ann is a Licking County resident, not
just Granville. Councilmember Robertson moved that whatever
is done be a joint effort of all members of Council. Second
by Councilmember Crais. Mayor McGowan moved to amend the
motion-to-amend to include “anyone from the community.”
Second by Vice Mayor Moore. Motion to amend carried, 7-0.
Motion as amended carried, 7.0.

Economic Develoment Committee – Discussion of OSU Study
Councilmember Crais invited Mike Frazier and Ruth Owen,
members of the committee, to participate in the discussion.
He reported that the committee has been very active,
especially in systematizing information for prospective
businesses. Their overall goal has been a “precision of
definition” as to the issues we confront as a community and
as a Council, particularly the relationship between
businesses and the local government. The committee is
anxious that its work and the OSU report not be shelved.
Therefore, their goal for this meeting is a clear
understanding of what our goals are and how to achieve
them, accompanied by an action agenda and timetable.
Mike Frazier, by way of background, noted that this process
had begun as a joint effort of Council and the GBPA,
designed to attract businesses into the community. He noted
that the OSU report is clear about the need for local
government involvement in this effort, and asked if Council
agreed with that principle.
    Councilmember Main agreed, but cautioned that the
government must be aware of the atmosphere it creates
(i.e., if it appears to be contrary or difficult to work
with, that makes it difficult to develop businesses in the
community). He stated that he doesn’t know if it’s a fact,
but it’s certainly a perception that Granville is difficult
to work with (i.e., coming in here is a hassle). Ruth Owen
verified that we are thought of as unfriendly and
uncooperative.
Vice Mayor Moore agreed as well, and stated that the
committee’s document is intended to urge us to present a
more friendly face. However, we must remain aware of the
fact that there are some businesses and some types of
development we don’t want. If everyone has access to the
information suggested by the committee, that will give them
guidance on that point. She characterized this as a “first
good attempt” by the Village, the Township, and the GBPA,
and suggested we carry that cooperative spirit further to
look at some of the other ideas in the OSU study—using a
critical eye, in the context of our policies and goals. She
felt it was important to make it very clear that these
policies are the result of cooperative work by the
Township, the Village, business people within those areas,
and Denison University.
Councilmember Robertson agreed, adding that our reputation
as difficult comes, in part, from our strong stand on our
zoning regulations. While the committee’s pamphlet tells
people where to go to find out what the rules are, we need
to remember that our rules exist in response to what
citizens say they want. Councilmember Crais noted that the
web page for these efforts is constructed with that view in
mind.
Councilmember Bellman agreed with Vice Mayor Moore and
Councilmember Robertson, in that we should look for things
that provide a good tax base with little additional traffic
(e.g., the Erinwood development) or offer a good blend with
the existing areas (e.g., the new Taylor’s building). He
suggested Council sit down with the larger group and create
a list what we do want (e.g., non-retail, commercial,
professional), listing available land piece by piece (e.g.,
a retirement community on the Reese property, retail
business downtown, post office downtown, etc.). He added
that we need to be more proactive. While businesses must be
able to do their own thing, we could certainly talk to them
and get feedback as to legitimate governmental things we
could do to help them with parking and other issues. He
thought we should revisit Ruth Owen’s idea of a shuttle
between outlying communities and downtown.
    Councilmember Crais raised the issue of an economic-
development staff person, as recommended in the committee’s
report. He cited Human Resource Management’s report on
staff rearranging in general (e.g., do we need an Assistant
Manager?) And thought perhaps we should fold these issues
together. Ruth Owen cautioned that we need “the right
person at the right price.” Mayor McGowan suggested we
could work at refining our needs while we begin with
someone in the community who has the requisite economic-
development skills. Councilmember Hartfield cautioned that
we need to be clear on guidelines and the necessity for the
position so we know exactly what we expect from this
person. She agreed with the principle of working with the
whole community to define what this would be, not just the
downtown. Vice Mayor Moore felt it would be hard for this
person to operate solely within the Village limits. Ruth
Owen agreed, stating that would be redundant to the GBPA.
She also noted that economic planning for the village must
include the township—that’s where the land is and where the
growth will be—so that we have a partnering agreement in
which neither entity hires alone. Mike Frazier noted that
having Township Trustee Wes Sargent on the committee
automatically broadened the discussion. He suggested we
start with a part-time person and seek out “heritage
tourism” kinds of businesses. Councilmember Crais recapped
Council’s consensus that the economic development committee
should have a discussion on what this position would look
like (e.g., economic development through education,
tourism, cultural events, and the like), then bring their
guidelines back to Council, including the Township’s view.
Vice Mayor Moore noted that Denison should be a full
partner here, with a representative other than Mike Frazier
(whom she felt is being asked to wear too many hats). She
will approach President Knobel and invite him to appoint
someone.
    Councilmember Crais noted that the OSU report
argued that we have lots of parking places in the downtown
area. The problem is that people don’t know where they are.
He asked Manager Hickman about directional signage to
locate businesses as well as parking and the fire and
police departments. Manager Hickman said he has already
ordered signs to be fastened to existing steel poles from
Main Street to Pearl Street, with street names and arrows
pointing to either side. He is also considering a large
sign, designed to match the “Welcome to Granville” signs,
on which he could mount all the various service-club signs.
Mayor McGowan suggested a permanent sign at the village
entrances to honor Lea Ann Parsley. Councilmember Crais
also wondered if we could somehow make the public parking
lots look better. Manager Hickman responded that the
problem is that they are all privately owned (e.g., Petunia
Park). Councilmember Bellman suggested the property owners
around Petunia Park might be convinced to deed that piece
of their land to the Village in exchange for the Village
taking over the management/maintenance of the area.
    Councilmember Crais suggested that Council defer
discussion of the streetscape design until we have received
the bids for that work. All agreed.
    Councilmember Crais raised the issue of the Licking
County bed tax and how little of its revenues actually come
back to the community. Vice Mayor Moore reported that she
had worked with Molly Roberts to get some firm data, to
wit: the bed tax is 3% of gross room sales. After the
County taxing authority deducts a 5% administrative fee,
the individual municipalities get 33.3% of their net tax
receipts. The Licking County Convention & Visitors Bureau
(CVB) and/or the Licking County Chamber of Commerce (COC)
get the rest. For the period July 1, 2000 through June 30,
2001, the Village collected $28,521.35. The 5% admin fee
amounted to $1,426. The Village got $9,031.67 back; the CVB
received $18,063.51. Since the Licking County Commissioners
determine the split for this money, change can only occur
if we lobby the other communities involved and they, in
turn, lobby the commissioners. While Granville is a big
draw for visitors to Licking County, we don’t seem to get
much coverage in the CVB/COC publications. Vice Mayor Moore
suggested we should talk to the County Commissioners about
appointing a representative from Granville to the CVB.
    Councilmember Crais, noting that no date had yet
been set for the committee’s next meeting, summarized the
results of this discussion: 1) broaden the composition of
the committee, with Vice Mayor Moore taking over the
chair’s post, and discuss the issue of adding a person to
Village staff; 2) re Broadway beautification, revisit the
OSU report when the bids are discussed; 3) re the lack of
representation on the CVB, talk with the County
Commissioners.
Ruth Owen thanked Council for working with the GBPA on this.


Strategic Land Acquisition Committee – Discussion (8:38pm)
Discussion was deferred to the later Executive Session.

All Topics (8:38p)
No comments.

Mayor McGowan closed Citizens’ Comments at 8:38pm.

PUBLIC HEARINGS (none)

OLD BUSINESS (8:38pm; moved forward in the agenda)
Resolution No. 02-10, A Resolution To Fill A Vacancy On The
Planning Commission, was introduced by Councilmember
Bellman. Second by Councilmember Crais. By written ballot,
Barb Lucier was selected for the appointment. Motion
carried, 7-0.

NEW BUSINESS (8:43pm)
Resolution No. 02-08, A Resolution Of Appreciation for
Keith Myers, was introduced by Councilmember Bellman.
Second by Councilmember Crais. Motion carried, 7-0.

Resolution No. 02-12, A Resolution To Authorize The Village
Manager To Advertise For Bids For The Sale Of Surplus
Equipment, was introduced by Vice Mayor Moore. Second by
Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 7-0.

Resolution No. 02-13, A Resolution To Authorize The Non-
Permanent Installation Of A Sidewalk Café On The Public
Sidewalk At 134 East Broadway In Front Of The Business
Known As “Victoria’s Parlour,” Subject To Restrictions, was
introduced by Councilmember Main. Second by Vice Mayor
Moore. Manager Hickman noted that this is identical to what
was recently approved for the Broadway Deli. Motion
carried, 7-0.

Resolution No. 02-14, A Resolution To Authorize The Non-
Permanent Installation Of A Sidewalk Café On The Public
Sidewalk At 132 East Broadway In Front Of The Business
Known As “Village Coffee Company,” Subject To Restrictions,
was introduced by Councilmember Bellman. Second by
Councilmember Crais. Motion carried, 7-0.

Resolution No. 02-15, A Resolution To Authorize The Village
Manager To Advertise For Bids For 2002 Street Painting, was
introduced by Councilmember Hartfield. Second by
Councilmember Bellman. Manager Hickman noted the we will
paint before the paving, since the paving won’t be done
until late summer. Moore asked if there were any way to
highlight the white concrete at the Pearl/College
intersection since the crosswalks are difficult to see at
night. Manager Hickman will check. Motion carried, 7-0.

Resolution No. 02-16, A Resolution To Award The Bid For
Newark-Granville Road Improvements, Per Specifications, To
Kokosing Construction Company And To Authorize The Village
Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefor, was introduced
by Councilmember Bellman. Second by Councilmember
Hartfield. Motion carried, 7-0.

OLD BUSINESS (8:48pm)
Resolution No. 02-03, A Resolution To Appoint  A Member To
The Granville Tree & Landscape Commission, was not
introduced. Vice Mayor Moore noted that she had presented
the idea of having a student. The Chair of the Commission
is checking to see if they can locate a suitable candidate.

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NOTE: All Agenda items from this point through “Other
Council Matters” were suspended until the next meeting so
members of Council could get home as early as possible to
see Lea Ann Parsley compete in the Olympics.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of February 6, 2002.

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – January

MANAGER’S REPORT – January

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Economic Development Committee (Crais, Moore, Robertson)
Finance Liaison (Moore)
Granville Foundation Liaison (Main)
JEDD Liaison (Bellman)
Newark/Granville Relations (Bellman, Main)
Personnel Committee (Hartfield, McGowan, Robertson)
Planning Commission (Main)
Recreation Commission Liaison (McGowan)
Senior Citizen Committee (Moore, Robertson)
Strategic Land Acquisition Committee (Bellman, Crais, Moore)
Street Light Committee (McGowan)
Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee (Bellman, Hartfield,
McGowan)
Tree & Landscape Committee (Moore)
Union Cemetery Board Liaison (Main)

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

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EXECUTIVE SESSION (8:51pm)
Councilmember Crais moved that Council enter into Executive
Session for the purpose of discussing the purchase of land.
Second by Councilmember Hartfield. A Roll Call vote yielded
seven (7) affirmative votes: Councilmember Bellman, Crais,
Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor
McGowan. At 9:05pm, Councilmember Crais moved to conclude
the Executive Session; second by Councilmember Hartfield. A
Roll Call vote yielded seven (7) affirmative votes:
Councilmember Bellman, Crais, Hartfield, Main, and
Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
February 5, 2002    7:30pm    Granville Recreation
Commission
February 25, 2002    7:30pm    Planning Commission
February 26, 2002    7:30pm    JEDD
March 6, 2002    7:30pm    Village Council

ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Crais moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:05pm;
second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 7-0.
Meeting adjourned.

Monday
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Council Minutes 2/6/02

 CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 7:30pm)

ROLL CALL (7:3pm)
Those responding to the Roll Call were Councilmembers Crais
and Hartfield; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan; Manager
Hickman, Law Director Crites. Also attending was Attorney
Pamela Robbins, an associate of Law Director Crites.  
Councilmember Crais moved to excuse Councilmembers Bellman,
Robertson, and Main; second by Vice Mayor Moore. Motion
carried, 4-0.

PROCLAMATION – Lee Ann Parsley
Mayor McGowan read a congratulatory Proclamation
acknowledging Lee Ann Parsley’s participation in the 2002
Olympics, as well as her high-school athletic career in
Granville, her undergraduate and graduate degrees, and her
award-winning career as a Granville firefighter. The
Proclamation also proclaims February 20, 2002—the day of
her skeleton competition at the Olympics—as Lee Ann Parsley
Day in Granville. Mayor McGowan presented the framed
Proclamation to Bob and Ruth Ann Parsley, Lee Ann’s parents.

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS (7:35pm)
Granville Foundation – Carl Frazier
Mr. Frazier, executive director for 40+ years, distributed
the Foundation’s annual report to members of Council. The
Foundation finished the year with a loss of $140, with net
income of $60,000. Its endowment now stands at $550,000.
Mayor McGowan noted that Councilmember Main is the new
representative to the Foundation.

Memorial Proposal – Jim Siegel
Mr. Siegel asked Council’s approval to proceed with plans
for a Veterans’ Memorial in Opera House Park. It is
intended to be a generic memorial (i.e., not commemorating
any particular war or branch of the military). There is no
committee at the present time, pending Council’s indication
of support for the project. Vice Mayor Moore expressed her
support, especially in light of the upcoming Bicentennial
celebrations. She also requested that Mr. Siegel keep an
open mind about where the memorial might be placed, in line
with the recommendations from the OSU project. Mayor
McGowan added his support for Mr. Siegel to move on with
the project.

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Chip Lovell
Mr. Lovell, with the USDA’s Wildlife Services division,
used a Power Point presentation to present some facts about
the vultures. Wildlife Services maintains controls and
minimizes the effects of wildlife damage using methods that
are biologically sound, environmentally safe, and socially
acceptable. Turkey vultures (a.k.a. buzzards), are
scavengers that range from Canada to Mexico. We also have a
few black vultures—slightly smaller and more aggressive
than the turkey vultures—who are scavengers and predators.
Both species are protected which means we might need a
special permit, depending on the course of action we
select. Vulture damage includes property damage, odor from
excrement, acidic excrement killing trees and vegetation
and shortening the expected life of roofing and buildings
materials, and, in the case of black vultures, the possible
killing of livestock.
Mr. Lovell proposed an “integrated wildlife damage
management plan” to resolve the problem. This would include
education (e.g., notifying the public and making sure
everyone understands the vultures will not be eliminated
but rather encouraged to migrate further south in the
winter); habitat modification (e.g., either cutting or
thinning the evergreen cover preferred by the birds);
exclusion (e.g., using netting, porcupine wire, and/or grid
wire on rooftops and other high landing spots); and/or
harassment (e.g., loud noises with pan lids or sticks
and/or pyrotechnics using modified fireworks that are legal
for this purpose).
These measures should be used in early fall (end of October
or beginning of November) so the birds still have time to
migrate elsewhere. The village can conduct this itself
(using police or maintenance crews but not allowing private
citizens to do so), hire a private pest-control company, or
use the USDA (on a reimbursable arrangement). Also, we
could contact the National Wildlife Research Study, which
might be interested in conducting a “vulture effigy study”
(i.e., hanging “dead” vultures in trees to gauge their
value as a deterrent).
Mr. Lovell noted that vultures have no natural predators.
He added that no permit would be required for harassment as
long as no harm is intended to the birds or their
nests/eggs. We do not know the percentage of the total
vulture population that is migratory but should expect that
some portion of the birds will still be here in the summer.
Mayor McGowan suggested we try the USDA approach and see
what happens. Manager Hickman said he wanted to work with
the experts and include Denison University and the village
residents who are most severely affected. After the first
year, we can better evaluate the effectiveness of this
approach. Mr. Lovell noted that we need to publicize where
people can get the wire devices. He will write up a
cooperative service agreement within the desired
parameters. Since persistent efforts over a long period of
time are required to change the birds’ patterns, the USDA
will come back every year, as requested. Mr. Lovell added
that Village maintenance workers and police officers would
be asked to provide necessary support for this effort.
Mayor McGowan asked Mr. Lovell to work with Manager Hickman
on this, including talking to the research station and
involving Denison and the property owners. Vice Mayor Moore
asked that we think carefully about how to notify the
neighborhoods that we’ll be shooting off pyrotechnics.

All Topics
None

Mayor McGowan closed Citizens’ Comments at 8:20pm.
PUBLIC HEARINGS (none)

OLD BUSINESS (8:20pm)
Resolution No. 02-06, A Resolution To Amend The Village Of
Granville Rules Of The Village Council, was re-introduced
by Mayor McGowan.

Discussion:
Mayor McGowan reminded everyone that first 2½ pages of the
resolution had already been discussed and modified. Vice
Mayor Moore reported that the review committee had
determined that the rules should not be too detailed so
Council would retain a fair degree of latitude to meet the
needs of the moment. Councilmember Crais moved to amend No.
2 on Page 4 by changing the four-vote requirement to three
votes; there was no second. Vice Mayor Moore felt there
should be some kind of express limitation included so as to
not create substantive rights for anyone but council
members (i.e., minor deviations from the rules could not be
used by the public to invalidate anything passed by
Council). Law Director Crites noted that Council may
suspend its rules as well.
Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the rules as modified;
second by Councilmember Hartfield. A roll call vote yielded
three affirmative votes (Councilmember Hartfield; Vice
Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan) and 1 negative vote
(Councilmember Crais). Motion carried, 3-1.
Mayor McGowan postponed the balance of the rules discussion
until the end of the meeting. [The notes of have been
included here for ease of referral.]

Resumed discussion:
Councilmember Crais felt it was important to protect the
rights of the minority in a democratic culture and that the
setting of the number of votes required to suspend the
rules was an important opportunity to do that. Mayor
McGowan felt three votes was too few to change any rules or
regulations (i.e., it is unusual to let a minority change
the rules). Even though Roberts’ Rules specifies having a
supermajority (i.e., five votes), Mayor McGowan felt that
would be too many. Councilmember Crais noted that Granville
has a distinguished history of being exceptional to the
rules. He once again moved to change the numbers of
required votes from four to three; once again, there was no
second. Law Director Crites cited the Charter, Section
3.10, which says, in part, that action not required to be
taken by ordinance…may be adopted by a voice vote of a
majority of the members present. Therefore, the previous
vote stands and the resolution is approved as modified.

NEW BUSINESS (8:30pm)
Resolution No. 02-09, A Resolution To Authorize The Non-
Permanent Installation Of A Sidewalk Café On The Public
Sidewalk On East Broadway In Front Of The Business Known
As “Broadway Delicatessen,” Subject To Restrictions, was
introduced by Councilmember Crais. Second by Vice Mayor
Moore.  Discussion: Vice Moore suggested that the October
31st closing date be changed to match the flexible dates
contained in the Village Coffee Company’s agreement.
Manager Hickman noted that the Broadway Delicatessen had
requested that date. Vice Mayor Moore asked that the table
placement conform to the placement in front of Victoria’s.
Law Director Crites felt that the drawing attached to the
request was sufficient to ensure that but would carry added
weight if mentioned in the Resolution itself. Councilmember
Crais moved to add “See Attachment A” at the end of the
title of the resolution; second by Vice Mayor Moore. Motion-
to-amend carried, 4-0. Motion-as-amended carried, 4-0.

Resolution 02-11, A Resolution To Authorize The Village
Manager To Advertise For Bids For A Grounds-Maintenance
Contractor, was introduced by Councilmember Hartfield.
Second by Mayor McGowan. Motion carried, 4-0.

OTHER (8:39pm)
GIS – Joint Township/Village Survey Work
Manager Hickman can cover the needed $750 from budget lines
already approved. The Township Trustees will match that
amount.

Welcome Station.
Councilmember Hartfield reported she had met with Flo
Hoffman and Dick Daly. The Candlelight Walking Tour will
kick off the Bicentennial. The Alltel Building has been
proposed, once again, for use as a Granville Welcome
Station. Alltel, which has refused past requests, seems
more receptive to the idea this time and has asked for a
formal request. Councilmember Hartfield is asking Council
to join the GBPA and Bicentennial Commission in supporting
the idea. Mayor McGowan asked Councilmember Hartfield to
continue exploring the idea.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES (8:43pm)
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of January 16, 2002.
The following additions/corrections were requested: 1) Vice
Mayor Moore, page 2, Strategic Land Acquisition Committee –
ADD “Bill Heim” to the list of members of the committee; 2)
Vice Mayor Moore, page 3, 1st paragraph – “Council The
Committee, working in executive session….”; 3) Vice Mayor
Moore, page 6, 2nd paragraph of “Discussion” under
Resolution No. 02-05 – “Council reached consensus on the
east-west north-south piece of the center crosswalk….”; 4)
Law Director Crites, page 5, 1st paragraph – “…their next
meeting is January February 4th;” 5) Law Director Crites,
Page 6, 3rd paragraph of “Discussion” under Resolution No.
02-05 – “In the face of continued dessention dissension
about the details….” Mayor McGowan moved that the minutes
be accepted as corrected; second by Councilmember
Hartfield. Motion carried, 4-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (8:49pm)
Economic Development Committee (Crais, Moore, Robertson)
Councilmember Crais reported that the next meeting is
February 14th. The OSU report will be discussed then as
well as at the Council meeting of February 20th, during
which the Economic Development Committee will lead a
committee-of-the-whole discussion.
Finance Liaison (Moore)
No report.

Granville Foundation Liaison (Main)
No report.

JEDD Liaison (Bellman)
No report.

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

Personnel Committee (Hartfield, McGowan, Robertson)
Councilmember Hartfield reported the committee had met
January 30th and agreed that all members of Council needed
a copy of the HRS study to review. The committee will meet
again on February 13th to discuss the report.

Planning Commission (Main)
No report.

Recreation Commission Liaison (McGowan)
Mayor McGowan reported the commission had met on February
6th and voted that any participant who lives in the school
district but not the taxing district of the township will
be asked to pay a $5 fee to participate. Overall,
participation is still up. The Commission is seriously
considering doing another soccer field on the upper level
of Wildwood Park.

Senior Citizen Committee (Moore, Robertson)
Vice Mayor Moore noted that the next meeting will be
February 14th.

Strategic Land Acquisition Committee (Bellman, Crais, Moore)
Councilmember Crais noted the committee is “in abeyance”
awaiting direction from Council on February 20th.

Street Light Committee (McGowan)
Mayor McGowan noted that the 2002 schedule of replacements
will start when the weather breaks.

Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee (Bellman, Hartfield,
McGowan)
No report (pending approval of projects already in the
queue).

Tree & Landscape Committee (Moore)
Vice Mayor Moore noted that the next meeting will be
February 12th.


Union Cemetery Board Liaison (Main)
No report.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
February 5, 2002    7:30pm    Granville Recreation
Commission
February 11, 2002    7:30pm    Planning Commission
February 12, 2002    7:00pm    Tree & Landscape Committee
February 13, 2002    5:00pm    Personnel Committee
February 14, 2002    8:00am    Senior-Citizen Committee
February 14, 2002    7:00pm    BZBA
February 18, 2002    PRESIDENT’S DAY – VILLAGE OFFICES
CLOSED
February 20, 2002    7:30pm    Village Council
February 25, 2002    7:30pm    Planning Commission


OTHER
Councilmember Crais, referring to a letter received from
Attorney Rob Drake re a meeting between Mayor McGowan and
Kendal representatives, asked if that meeting had been
announced in advance. Mayor McGowan said it had not.
Councilmember Crais asked that the full Council be advised
of future meetings on the issue of sewer extension since it
is such a controversial subject. Mayor McGowan responded
that he had looked at this meeting as more of a meet-and-
greet since a representative from the Kendal home office
was in town for the day. Councilmember Crais said he was
simply trying to avoid any potential problem when one would
not otherwise exist. Mayor McGowan said he hadn’t seen this
as a problem. Vice Mayor Moore expressed her support for
Mayor McGowan’s position, adding that she trusted Mayor
McGowan and Manager Hickman to bring the matter to
Council’s attention at the appropriate time. Manager
Hickman apologized for any misunderstanding.

ADJOURNMENT
Vice Mayor Moore moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:06pm;
second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 6-0.
Meeting adjourned.