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Jan232012

Council Minutes 1/20/02

VILLAGE COUNCIL/TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
January 30, 2002

Council Members Present:  Dan Bellman, Melissa Hartfield,
Richard Main, Matt McGowan, Candi Moore, Lyn Robertson
Township Trustees Present:  Jim Havens, Lyle King, Wes
Sargent

Visitors Present:  See attached list

Call to Order:  Mayor McGowan called the meeting to order
and asked members to identify themselves.  He said the two
political bodies need to come to a position of trust to
protect our community in the future.

I. Cemetery Committee:  Resolution 02-07.  Richard Main and
Wes Sargent were chosen to become members of the Committee.

II.  JEDD and CETA:  Wes Sargent said that he, Dan Bellman,
and Jim Murr met to discuss a joint cooperative agreement.  
There are two options:  Joint Economic Development and
Commercial Development, to work for the betterment of our
community.     Mr. Sargent said some of the discussion
focused on retail, but a decision was made that retail
would not be included in the agreement.  At the next
meeting they will talk about uses and water and sewer,
income tax, property tax.  Both bodies need confidence in
zoning.

    Jim Murr described the differences between JEDD and
CETA and added that a JEDD has been used in other
communities as a means to control and find mutually
agreeable ways to develop the land the way they want it
developed.  Ms. Robertson would like to look at reports
from Springfield and Canal Winchester about their efforts.

III.  Economic Development Committee:  In the absence of
Clifton Crais, Mike Frazier stated that the GBPA has had
regular meetings with Village Council members to talks
about physical improvements the Village could make to
attract businesses.  The Township was also involved.  Jim
Havens said that this is a good study with good ideas.  
They want to avoid causing competition with the business
center.   Joe Hickman said there are copies of the report
in the Library and on the website.  Cooperation is
important, added Candi Moore, with the Village, Township,
and the College.  The key thing is interaction and
determining priorities.  Lyn Robertson has a student
interested in the subject.

IV.  Widening of Rt. 161/37:  Jim Havens reported that most
of what he knows is secondhand. Some members of the
Comprehensive Review Committee, he stated, were thinking of
talking to officials. In Haven’s opinion, no one has been
authorized to talk to ODOT and provide a community
position.  The Township Trustees have not really begun a
full understanding of the process.  They do keep in touch
with LCAT on the River Road problem.  Traffic in our
community is a blessing and a curse, and the problem is how
to deal with that in a reasonable and fair manner.  River
Road residents do not want to be cut off from the
community, but safety is a concern with access on Rt. 37.  
He would like the Trustees to make a decision before ODOT
makes a decision.

    Candi Moore said the Council has received
information from the Review Committee on traffic and they
requested that we ask ODOT to expand the traffic study
beyond just the corridor and include roads entering into
the corridor.  Council is generally favorable to making
that request of ODOT, but they wanted other community
participation with them.

    Lyn Robertson wants to learn just what the Review
Committee has done.  

    Dan Bellman was unwilling to accept hearsay and
suggested that ODOT’s Chris Engler and Comprehensive Review
Committee members be invited to a meeting if there are
concerns.

    Abram Kaplan, from the Review Committee, is
surprised to hear these rumors.  The Committee was not
about to go to ODOT, although there was a subcommittee
looking at issues and they made calls to
Joint Meeting
January 30, 2002
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find what ODOT perceptions were.  The subcommittee was
interested in expanding the study area relating to
Granville.  It’s unlikely that any of our members would go
to ODOT.  

    Norm Kennedy stated that if there is to be a
meeting with an ODOT officials, the County Engineer should
be invited.

    Jim Ormond recommended a pre-meeting to hear input
in order to be ready with a focus when talking to ODOT.

      Norm Kennedy said traffic itself is not the
problem, but widening 161/37 would close off Morse Road and
539A.  LCAT wants the last access at Beech Road.

    Public Comment concentrated on possible problems on
Loudon Street, a hilly road with limited visibility and
farm vehicles

VI.  GIS:  A suggestion was made to hire Denison students
to prepare GIS maps for us.  Jim Havens thought it would be
helpful to put the tax map on GIS.  Specific applications
need to be specified for us.  If we get a specific budget
and proposal of what the students could do, we could
consider it.  Abram Kaplan reminded his that one was sent
along last July.

    Lyn Robertson stated that if it could be determined
that we can get some more beneficial information, could we
come to agreement about sharing the cost?  The lateness of
the year demands expedition.  

VII.  Other concerns:

*    Bridge to the park on the east side
*    Sidewalk across the creek at Main Street
*    Ohio Natural Resources grant for expansion of bike
trails
*    Grant writing committee would be helpful
*    Pedestrian traffic on River Road
*    Bike trails

    Shane LeFevre, (349-6400), said he deals with
environmental issues at the Sheriff’s Department.  Please
call this number with problems of littering, etc.

    Alisa Dudgeon (349-6407) said her department deals
with speeding issues.  They do not know about problems
until someone calls them.  There is grant money for
officers at schools.  Call her if there are problems on
Loudon Street or other locations.

Adjournment: 9 p.m.
                        
    Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen

Monday
Jan232012

Council Minutes 1/16/02

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
January 16, 2002


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

ROLL CALL (7:32pm)
Those responding to the Roll Call were Councilmembers
Bellman, Crais, Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor
Moore, Mayor McGowan; Manager Hickman, Law Director Crites.
Also attending was Attorney Jackie Hager, an associate of
Law Director Crites.

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS (7:33pm)
All Topics
Eloise DeZwarte, 338 E. College Street (Village). Ms
DeZwarte asked what the Village had done so far with the
report from the OSU students. Mayor McGowan responded that
it was already on the agenda for the February 6th meeting
and that all members of Council will have copies ahead of
time. Councilmember Crais suggested that this also be added
to the agenda of the joint Council/Township meeting on
January 30th, with the intent that an “action” agenda would
be generated based on the input from those two meetings.
Ms. DeZwarte expressed support for the curb build-outs
recommended in the report. She also stated her support for
Barbara Lucier, one of the candidates for a seat on the
Planning Commission.

Jan Fackler, 123 N. Plum Street (Village). Ms. Fackler
expressed her concern about the overpopulation of turkey
vultures. The birds came to the Granville area 10-15 years
ago. At this point, about 200 birds roost in the trees
behind her house, making a “total mess” in the process. Ms.
Fackler stated that the entire community needs to get
involved and encourage the turkey vultures to nest in more
appropriate places than residential areas. She successfully
moved the flock from her yard, using noise as a deterrent,
but they are now settled at the Borishansky residence, half
a block away. Turkey vulture feces are highly acidic and
cause the rapid deterioration of finishes on cars as well
as slate and rubber roofs. She cited Denison’s continuing
problems with the birds (e.g., they pull the glazing out of
windows, causing skylights to leak, and they eat roof
flashing). Ms. Fackler noted that the USDA, with whom she
has been in contact, is willing to meet with interested
citizens and outline their program for relocation. Mayor
McGowan asked Manager Hickman to put this item on the
agenda of one of the February regular meetings of Council,
and invite representation from Denison to the session.

Betty Borishansky, 403 W. Broadway (Village). Mrs.
Borishansky reported that, according to Denison’s
statistics, there were only 10-15 birds ten years ago. Now,
there are about 1,000, ranging from Denison’s Biological
Reserve to Sugar Loaf. Growth is projected to reach 7,500
in five years and 57,000 in ten years. She stated that it
is not a question of whether or not something needs to be
done, but when.

Jurgen Pape, 403 E. Broadway (Village).  Mr. Pape expressed
his support for the proposed Broadway improvements, for the
appointment of Barbara Lucier to the Planning Commission,
and for the use of the second floor of Taylor’s new
building for office space, noting that it is consistent
with the Comprehensive Plan.
 
Hila Williams, 1836 Silver Street (Granville Township). Ms.
Williams stated she was not in favor of putting flower pots
in the middle of Broadway and suggested the light tower
currently there be painted red, white, and blue. She
expressed concern about the bike-path crossing on South
Main Street (e.g., motorists go through the yellow flashing
lights and cyclists and joggers on the path are very hard
to see at certain times of the day. She thought the money
spent on that project should have been used to close
Granville Road one lane at a time at the golf-course
culvert. She also objected to the recently installed speed
bumps and stated that the issuing of tickets for honking
horns on the bumps was “ridiculous.” Manager Hickman
responded about the culver replacement, citing cost and
potential wash-outs as strong arguments against the one-
lane-at-a-time scenario.  

S.R. 161 Widening (Comprehensive Plan Review Committee)
Keith Myers, 229 E. College Street (Village). Mr. Myers,
speaking on behalf of the committee, recommended that
Council contact ODOT about expanding their study since it
doesn’t yet take the overall traffic pattern into account.
In short, it’s always better to draw a bigger circle when
you’re planning. Also, key decisions—the kind that might
well have deleterious impacts on our community—will be made
well in advance of construction
 At this point, ODOT doesn’t have enough of a traffic study
to evaluate  potential impacts; no comprehensive study has
been done for either the Village or the Township,
especially one that evaluates the traffic both as it exists
today and as it is likely to be 10-15 years from now. Mr.
Myers also suggested that we might join forces with other
communities along the proposed route that will also be
affected.
Mayor McGowan asked that this item be added to the agenda
for the January 30th joint meeting. Councilmember Robertson
suggested it might be helpful to appeal to our State
Representative and/or Senator for help. Mr. Myers concluded
by noting that the “thoroughfare plan” being used as a
reference today originated in 1980. He added that Granville
is unusual in that its employs citizens for comprehensive
planning, with no professional involvement (i.e., no
engineering firm to provide background data and
professional opinions). That leaves us with conjecture when
what we need is to turn our opinions into verifiable data.

Strategic Land Acquisition Committee (Councilmember Crais)
Councilmember Crais spoke on behalf of the entire committee
(including himself, Councilmember Bellman, Vice Mayor
Moore, Sarah Goldblatt, Laura Green, and Bill Heim). He
noted that they based their work on a long-term vision of
development pressures that will be facing Granville in the
short- and long-term. They generated a series of criteria
helpful for council as it considers and then prioritizes
specific properties. Their consensus is that even though
the green-space levies have been important, Council could
and should be doing more, especially in the area of being
more proactive in trying to preserve greenspace and/or
specific properties that are dear to citizens of the
Village and the Township. The Committee, working in
executive session, has already begun to build a list of
properties (confidential to Council at this point).
The committee developed the following matrix or series of
criteria:
1.    Risk of Immediate Development and/or pressure on
infrastructure
2.    Public Acceptance
3.    Desirability
a.    Scenic properties
b.    Historic properties
c.    Community Asset
d.    Protecting agricultural land
e.    Protecting forest land
f.    Property along edges/borders/entrances
4.    Feasibility
a.    Availability and Affordability
5.    Watershed protection and environmental
considerations
6.    Adjoining existing public scenic/recreational space.

The committee’s hope is that this matrix will serve Council
by helping to shape a conversation on this issue that will
produce an action agenda. With that in mind, the committee
is prepared to stop its work and hand this over to Council
for further action on the properties on the list. He urged
Council to be proactive and creative and noted that the
committee would be willing to continue its work if so
directed. Vice Mayor Moore added that the committee had
gone as far as they felt proper under their original
direction.
At the urging of Councilmember Crais, Mayor McGowan
directed Manager Hickman to put an executive session on the
agenda for February 20th. Vice Mayor Moore asked that the
future of the committee itself be include as part of the
discussion.

Newark-Granville Road & East Broadway Improvements (Village
Staff)
Manager Hickman presented a power-point presentation
showing areas set for major improvements this year. He
discussed several alternate plans for the Broadway-Main
intersection: with/without bricked crosswalks and
with/without bump-outs at each corner. Council asked about
consideration given to trucks vs. that given to pedestrians
and how that figured into decisions on radius cuts. Keith
Myers responded that the primary purpose of bump-outs or
curb extensions—which are standard operating procedures
these days—is to protect pedestrians; they also define
parking places. The pedestrian-friendly changes for
Broadway are being requested because Broadway is so much
wider than most streets (Nationwide Boulevard, for
example). Responding to Councilmember Crais, Mr. Myers
noted that the current literature verifies that bump-outs
increase pedestrian safety.
Manager Hickman noted that the visual boundaries of the
bump-outs would be defined by the back edge of the sidewalk
tree pits. Intervals in the tree line that are now concrete
might either be bricked or left alone. The central
crosswalk will have a brick surface. The flower beds on
either side of Broadway would be reconfigured so both sides
of the crosswalk match. In the center of the street, the
yellow-lined area would be replaced with a brick median,
approximately one inch high and covering the same area as
the lines. Traffic-direction signage would be placed on the
ends of the east-west median. The brick crosswalk will
still feature a flashing-light structure in the center, but
one that is constructed to be moveable for the Fourth of
July festivities.
New street furniture (benches, trashcans, ash urns, and
bike racks) has been delivered and will be installed once
the street improvements are completed. Plaques on the
existing benches will be removed and attached to the new
ones.
On Newark-Granville Road, the 4-foot sidewalk on the north
side will be replaced with a 6-foot walk and the parking
will remain. This requires shifting the road slightly to
the south, so improvements will be made to the south side
as well. The finished road will have a 24-foot uniform
width. Manager Hickman is also considering reducing the
speed limit in the golf-course area from 35 mph to 25.

Mayor McGowan closed Citizens’ Comments at 8:51pm.

PUBLIC HEARINGS (none)

OLD BUSINESS (8:52pm)
Re Resolution No. 02-01, Mayor McGowan announced that
Richard Salvage had accepted the school board post, taking
him out of consideration for an open seat on the Planning
Commission. Keith Myers has resigned his post. It was
decided that Myers’ seat would not be filled until public
notices of the vacancy had appeared. Since Councilmembers
Main and Robertson will not be able to attend the February
6th meeting, the decision on Mr. Myers’ successor will be
made on February 20th.

Resolution No. 02-01, A Resolution To Fill Vacancies On The
Planning Commission, was introduced by Councilmember Main;
second by Councilmember Crais.

Discussion:
Several candidates came forward to introduce themselves:
Tim Riffle, 135 Thresher Street (Village); Barbara Lucier,
216 South Pearl Street (Village); Bill Heim, 133 E. College
Street (Village); and Mark Parris, 251 Bryn Du Drive
(Village).
Mayor McGowan clarified that Council was voting for one
slot only, with a term expiring 1/1/2005. Councilmember
Crais moved to vote to fill both positions at this meeting;
second by Councilmember Bellman. A Roll Call Vote yielded
two (2) affirmative votes (Councilmembers Crais and
Bellman) and five (5) negative votes (Councilmembers
Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor
McGowan). Motion not carried, 2-5.
Councilmember Bellman moved that Council delay voting at
all until both slots could be filled at the same time;
second by Councilmember Crais. Discussion: Mayor McGowan
expressed concern that that would leave the Planning
Commission with only three members for a full month. Mr.
Salvage added that the Commission must have three votes to
pass anything; their next meeting is February 4th. A Roll
Call vote yielded three (3) affirmative votes
(Councilmembers Bellman, Crais, and Robertson) and four (4)
negative votes (Councilmembers Hartfield and Main; Vice
Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan). Motion not carried, 3-4.
By written ballot, Mark Parris was selected to fill the
open position, with a term expiring 1/1/2005.
Vice Mayor Moore moved to amend Resolution 02-01by deleting
Section II and renumbering the subsequent sections
accordingly. Second by Councilmember Hartfield. A Roll Call
vote on the motion-to-amend yielded seven (7) affirmative
votes (Councilmembers Bellman, Crais, Hartfield, Main, and
Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor Robertson). Motion-to-
amend carried, 7-0. A Roll Call vote on the motion, as
amended, yielded seven (7) affirmative votes
(Councilmembers Bellman, Crais, Hartfield, Main, and
Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor Robertson). Motion, as
amended, carried, 7-0.

Resolution No. 02-02, A Resolution To Fill Vacancies On The
Board Of Zoning And Building Appeals, was introduced by
Councilmember Hartfield. Second by Councilmember Robertson.
Trudy Knox came forward to express her candidacy. Mayor
McGowan clarified that Council was Voting to fill three
slots. By written ballot, Lon Herman, Trudy Knox, and Greg
Sharkey were selected. Motion carried, 7-0

Resolution No. 02-03, A Resolution To Appoint A Member To
The Granville Tree And Landscape Commission, was not
introduced. Manager Hickman announced that no one had
volunteered to be a candidate. Vice Mayor Moore clarified
with Law Director Crites that any appointee would need to
be an elector at least 18 years of age, and asked if anyone
had any objections to her proceeding to work on creating a
new position for the high-school member (i.e., expanding
the commission by one member to allow for a non-voting, one-
year term). There was no objection. Vice Mayor Moore will
take the matter back to the commission for discussion and a
recommendation. Law Director Crites noted that such a
change would require amending the original resolution that
created the commission. He will draft the appropriate
language in time for the next meeting after Vice Mayor
Moore notifies him of the commission recommendation,
including a more clear definition of the commission’s
duties.

NEW BUSINESS (9:33pm)
Resolution No. 02-04, A Resolution To Authorize The Village
Manager To Seek Bids For Newark-Granville Road
Improvements, was introduced by Councilmember Bellman.
Second by Councilmember Crais.  Discussion: Manager Hickman
clarified that the resolution includes milling and paving
from the golf-course culvert to the Newark corporation
limit. Motion carried, 7-0.

Resolution No. 02-05, A Resolution To Authorize The Village
Manager To Seek Bids For East Broadway Improvements, was
introduced by Councilmember Crais. Second by Councilmember
Bellman.

Discussion:
Councilmember Hartfield requested that Manager Hickman ask
the bidders to split out the costs for bricked corner
crosswalks and bump-outs. Councilmember Robertson asked if
the bidders could simply itemize each piece. Councilmember
Bellman stated that Council should give Manager Hickman a
more clear direction of exactly it wants. Councilmember
Crais maintained that all options are possibilities at this
point, but that beautification, per se, is the third most
important piece of this issue. First, we must be sure that
any changes are in agreement with the Comprehensive Plan,
especially as they concern making things more pedestrian-
friendly. Second, any changes should be in agreement with
the OSU report, insofar as they bear on the economic
vitality, or the lack thereof, of the Village core (i.e.,
would changes better integrate the south side of
Broadway?). He emphasized that it is incumbent on Council
to keep all these criteria in mind as they make these
decisions.
Council reached consensus on the north-south piece of the
center crosswalk: it will be brick.
In the face of continued dissension about the details—and
the degree of detail—of the RFP, Councilmember Crais asked
Council to try and come to some conclusion at this meeting,
at least on principle, so Manager Hickman could construct a
specific enough RFP for Council to see some numbers
associated with this project. He emphasized that a
statement of principle is not a commitment of money.
Mayor McGowan emphatically asked members to stick to the
issue at hand. Discussion continued on whether Council
should try to simplify the specifics of the bid or let the
contractor figure it out. Manager Hickman stated that he
wanted as much direction as Council would give and he would
take it from there.
A Roll Call vote on Resolution No. 02-05 yielded five (5)
affirmative votes (Councilmembers Councilmembers Hartfield,
Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan) and
two (2) negative votes (Councilmembers Bellman and Crais).
Motion carried, 5-2.

Resolution No. 02-06, A Resolution To Amend The Village Of
Granville Rules Of The Village Council, was not introduced.
A committee of Vice Mayor Moore and Councilmembers
Robertson and Bellman was appointed to work with Manager
Hickman and Law Director Crites to review the rules and
return to Council on the 6th of February, at which time
their recommendations will discussed, then voted on.

Note: Vice Mayor Moore left the meeting at this point, due
to illness.

OTHER (10:24pm)
Adelphia Franchise Agreement
No action needed.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES (10:25pm)
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of January 2, 2002. The
following addition/correction was requested: 1)
Councilmember Robertson, page 2, OLD BUSINESS –
 “Councilmember Main volunteered to service serve on the
Planning Commission.” Councilmember Robertson moved to
accept the Minutes as corrected; second by Councilmember
Hartfield. Motion carried, 6-0.

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – December  (10:27pm)
The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of December was
presented for review. Councilmember Crais moved to accept
the report; second by Councilmember Hartfield. Mayor
McGowan reported that he will begin presiding at Mayor’s
Court the last week of January. Mayor McGowan instructed
the report be filed with the Clerk. A copy of said report
is included as part of these Minutes. Motion carried, 6-0.

MANAGER’S REPORT – December  (10:29pm)
The Manager’s Report for the month of December was
presented for review. Councilmember Main moved to accept
the report; second by Councilmember Robertson. Mayor
McGowan instructed the report be filed with the Clerk. A
copy of said report is included as part of these Minutes.
Motion carried, 6-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (10:29pm)
Economic Development Committee (Crais, Moore, Robertson)
Councilmember Crais reiterated the plan to discuss the
committee’s report at both the joint Council/Trustees
meeting on January 30th and the Council meeting of February
6th. Everyone involved in these meetings will be given a
report ahead of time. Mayor McGowan reviewed the proposed
agenda for the joint meeting: Economic Development
Committee rpoert, JEDD, Union Cemetery appointment, and any
others items that might benefit from mutual consideration.

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)
No report.

Planning Commission (Main)
No report.

Recreation Commission Liaison (McGowan)
Mayor McGowan reported that the Spring schedule will be out
soon.

Senior Citizen Committee (Moore, Robertson)
No report. Next meeting: February 14th.

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

Street Light Committee (McGowan)
Mayor McGowan reported that streetlight replacement is on
schedule.

Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee (Bellman, Hartfield,
McGowan)
Councilmember Bellman reported the committee is
concentrating on the Newark-Granville Road project, water
contracts, the Granville Shopping Center, and Cherry Valley
Road (mainly from Galway Drive to S.R. 16, where Manager
Hickman is working of signal improvements).

Tree & Landscape Committee (Moore)
No report.

Union Cemetery Board Liaison (Main)
No report.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
January 28, 2002    7:30pm    Planning Commission
January 30, 2002    7:00pm    Joint Meeting
(w/ two representatives each from the School Board, the
Township Trustees, and the Village Council)

Councilmembers Robertson and Crais objected to the fact
that all members of Council had not been notified of this
meeting. Mayor McGowan responded that the 7:00pm meeting
has nothing to do with the 7:30pm meeting.

January 30, 2002    7:30pm    Joint Township
Trustees/Council Meeting
February 6, 2002    7:30pm    Village Council

ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Crais moved to adjourn the meeting at
10:42pm; second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried,
6-0. Meeting adjourned.




Submitted by Sandy Ellinger

Monday
Jan232012

Council Minutes 1/2/02

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
January 2, 2002


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

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

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS
All Topics
Skip Keyes, 329 Shannon Lane. Mr. Keyes expressed his
concerns about the two-month closure—particularly the
winter two-month closure—of Granville Road at the golf-
course culvert. He stated that his primary interest was
getting students safely to and from the schools. The
alternate routes (i.e., Cherry Valley Road/S.R.16/South
Main Street and/or Jones Road/Sharon Valley Road/Welsh
Hills Road) both present driving hazards not present on
Granville Road. He was especially concerned about the
dangerous intersections on S.R. 16 at both River Road and
Cherry Valley Road and asked if the construction could be
moved to another time in the year, when schools are not in
session.
Manager Hickman responded that there is no “good time” for
a two-month project on a heavily traveled road. However,
the funding requirements for this project specify that it
must be completed by the first of June and everything is in
place to start this project on January 7th. Moving the
project into early spring would disrupt the entire 2002
schedule of road-improvement projects, as well as subject
the project to the heavy spring rains and the subsequent
possibility of a wash-out. Advance notice has been given to
all the schools so buses can be re-routed. Mayor McGowan
asked that the Village provide more of a police presence at
the dangerous intersections during school-transport hours.
Manager Hickman added that he has already arranged with
both the Newark Police Department and the County Sheriff's
Office for additional coverage. He also noted that school
would likely be cancelled on the worst driving days.
Responding to Vice Mayor Moore, Manager Hickman confirmed
that we had investigated doing the project one lane at a
time and concluded that it would cost an additional $60,000
to do so—money which neither the Village nor ODOT could
provide. He added that the project was originally scheduled
for last year but was forced into this winter by the ODOT
delays on the South Main Street bridge since both bridges
couldn’t be out at the same time. Mayor McGowan promised
Mr. Keyes that even though Council can’t eliminate the
source of his concerns, we will be extra vigilant both
about police presence and salting of the roads. Vice Mayor
Moore suggested that the Streets & Sidewalks Committee
discuss the matter at its meeting tomorrow morning.
Mr. Keyes asked if Village officials could speak personally
with school officials to make sure they know all the
details and to encourage them to caution student drivers to
be extra careful and avoid the Jones Road route if
possible.
Mayor McGowan stated that he and Manager Hickman both would
do so. He also noted that notice of the closing would
appear in the paper and special emphasis would be given to
the role parents and the schools might play in keeping the
students safe. In short, everyone needs to work together to
get us through this two months. Councilmember Crais added
his hope that Streets & Sidewalks would pursue
this “vigorously,” and asked that Council be kept abreast
of the developments.

Mayor McGowan closed Citizens’ Comments at 7:47pm.


PUBLIC HEARINGS (none)


OLD BUSINESS (7:47pm)
Council Committee Assignments (one-year terms)
Councilmember Main volunteered to serve on the Planning
Commission. Councilmember Robertson volunteered to serve on
the Personnel Committee. Any remaining vacancies will be
filled as quickly as possibly.


NEW BUSINESS (7:49pm)
Resolution No. 02-01, A Resolution To Fill Vacancies On The
Planning Commission, was introduced by Councilmember Main.
Second by Councilmember Crais. Councilmember Main was
appointed to the Council post (motion by Moore; second by
Bellman). Since no public notices re the “citizen” vacancy
on the Commission have yet been posted, the final vote on
this resolution will occur in the meeting of January 16th
so a single vote will approve both new members.
Councilmember Main will go ahead and attend the next
meeting of the Planning Commission. Councilmember Main
moved to table the resolution; second by Councilmember
Robertson. Motion carried, 7-0.

Resolution No. 02-02, A Resolution To Fill Vacancies On The
Board Of Zoning And Building Appeals, was not introduced.
It will be considered at the meeting of January 16, after
public notices of the vacancies appear in the paper and on
e-mail.

Resolution No. 02-03, A Resolution To Appoint A Member To
The Granville Tree And Landscape Commission, was not
introduced. It will be considered at the meeting of
January 16, after public notices of the vacancy appear in
the paper and on e-mail. Vice Mayor Moore reported that the
Commission wants to consider having a high-school student
as a member. Law Director Crites will research the matter
to determine if this would be a voting or non-voting member
and if the Commission’s membership would be expanded by one
person if the student were non-voting. Vice Mayor Moore
noted this Commission functions in an advisory rather than
a ruling capacity.
OTHER
Mayor McGowan noted that one of Charter amendments
specified that Council, “on or before the first meeting of
February,” must adopt rules for itself. He asked that the
matter appear on the agenda for January 16 and that copies
of the rules, as amended to date, be distributed
beforehand. Responding to Councilmember Bellman, Law
Director Crites stated that the Charter indicated that the
rules must be adopted in their entirety rather than section
by section. Once the rules are adopted, they could be
amended, section by section, if one or more of them becomes
problematic.


REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES (8:08pm)
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of December 19, 2001. The
following additions and/or corrections were requested:
Councilmember Robertson: 1) page 1, “Citizens’ Comments” –
asked that future minutes include a notation of the
specific township in which commenting citizens reside. 2)
page 3, 3rd paragraph – “Councilmember Robertson reminded
everyone of a string of lawsuits when the Village was being
legally pursued for extension challenged for development….
She noted that the Village had paid those legal bills and
that is why one reason she want to be so conservative….” 3)
page 7, 2nd paragraph – “Law Director Crites asked that the
appropriate appropriation and the expenditure….  4) page
9, “MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS” – “January 72, 2002”
Councilmember Crais: page 6, Ordinance No. 39-01,
Discussion – Insert a new 3rd sentence: “Councilmember
Crais expressed concern that the Personnel Committee had
not yet completed its work.”  Continue through the 4th
sentence to an addition in the 5th: “Re personnel salary
recommendations, Manager Hickman’s plan is to implement his
current recommendations until Council can meet in February
or March. Councilmember Robertson proposed that, based on
Human Resource Solutions’ report, decisions made at that
time re salary, staff configuration….”  
Vice Mayor Moore: 1) page 5, end of 2nd paragraph – “The
motion-to-amend, including the new Section 11 proposed by
Vice Mayor Moore at the beginning of this discussion, is
carried by a vote of 6-1. Vice Mayor Moore withdrew her
earlier motion.”  2) page 6, 2nd full paragraph –
 “Councilmember Main moved Section 11 12, the Emergency
Clause….”  3) Attachment to the Minutes by Councilmember
Robertson – asked for clarification that this was a
discrete document and not part of the official Minutes.
Mayor McGowan confirmed that it was included to explain why
Councilmember Robertson was not in favor of the ordinance
as passed. Since it was not read into the record, it is not
considered part of that record.
Councilmember Bellman: 1) page 5 – “Councilmember Bellman
moved to amend the original 7th Whereas on Page 2, as
follows:….”  2) page 3, 3rd paragraph – “Law Director
Crites stated responded that the Constitution of the State
of Ohio, Section Article 18, Article Section 6, provides
that a municipality can sell surplus utilities. It is later
indicated That Article also states that a municipality….”
Mayor McGowan: page 7, 2nd paragraph, last sentence –
 “Mayor McGowan suggested adding a bike trail to River Road
section to the bike path.”

After expressing his appreciation to Deputy Clerk Ellinger
for having done a fine job on a complicated set of minutes,
Councilmember Bellman moved to accept the Minutes as
corrected. Second by Vice Mayor Moore. Motion carried, 7-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (8.25pm)
Economic Development Committee (Crais, Moore, Robertson)
No report

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)
No report.

Planning Commission (Main)
No report.

Recreation Commission Liaison (McGowan)
No report.

Senior Citizen Committee (Moore, Robertson)
No report. Manager Hickman noted that the next meeting is
February 14.

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

Street Light Committee (McGowan)
No report

Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee (Bellman, Hartfield,
McGowan)
No report. The next meeting is January 3rd.

Tree & Landscape Committee (Moore)
No report.
Union Cemetery Board Liaison (Main)
No report.


MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
January 8, 2002    7:00pm    Tree & Landscape Committee
January 10, 2002    7:00pm    BZBA
January 14, 2002    7:30pm    Planning Commission
January 16, 2002    7:30pm    Village Council
January 28, 2002    7:30pm    Planning Commission
January 30, 2002    7:30pm    Joint Township
Trustees/Council Meeting

ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Main moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:29pm.
Second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 7-0.
Meeting adjourned.


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