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Council Minutes 10/6/04

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
October 6,  2004


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


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


ROLL CALL
    Those responding to the roll call were
Councilmembers Barsky, Hartfield, Main, OKeefe, and Vice
Mayor Lucier.  Law Director Crites and Manager Hickman.   

It was stated that Mayor Robertson would be late.  

Councilmember Barsky moved to excuse Councilmember Herman
and Mayor Robertson.  Second by Councilmember Main.  

 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:35 pm)
    Vice Mayor Lucier moved to amend the agenda by
eliminating Item 7C (Ordinance No. 26-04) because she was
advised by Manager Hickman to do so.  Second by
Councilmember Hartfield.  

    Councilmember Main moved to accept the agenda as
amended.  Second by Councilmember Hartfield.    
 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:35 pm)

No one appeared to speak.  
    
Vice Mayor Lucier closed citizens comments at 7:36 pm.


PUBLIC HEARING
    Ordinance No. 24-04, An Ordinance Approving And
Adopting The Bail Bond And Guilty Waivers Schedule For The
Village Of Granville, Licking County, Ohio.  

    No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance
No. 24-04.  Vice Mayor Lucier closed the public hearing at
7:37 pm.

    Ordinance No. 25-04, An Ordinance To Amend
Ordinance No. 26-03 Providing For Adjustments Of The
Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 2004 And Revising Sums
For Operating Expenses.     

    No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance
No. 25-04.  Vice Mayor Lucier closed the public hearing at
7:37 pm.


NEW BUSINESS (7:37 pm)

    Resolution No. 04-58, A Resolution Accepting The
Amounts And Rates As Determined By The Budget Commission
And Authorizing The Necessary Tax Levies And Certifying
Them To The County Auditor was introduced by Councilmember
Barsky.
Second by Councilmember OKeefe.

Discussion: Molly Roberts, Finance Director, was present
to address any concerns/questions Council had.  She stated
that the Resolution was annual housekeeping required by
the Ohio Revised Code.  Councilmember Barsky inquired if
the Resolution speaks of the tax budget passed in July of
2004.  Ms. Roberts stated yes.  Councilmember Barsky also
noticed a grammatical error/typo in the Resolution.  
Manager Hickman stated that the Resolution comes from the
County in this form, and they do not have the capability
of correcting it.  

Roll Call Vote: Hartfield, Barsky, Lucier, OKeefe, Main (5-
0).

Resolution No. 04-58 is adopted.

    Resolution No. 04-59, A Resolution Opposing The
Cutting OR Freezing Of The Local Government Fund And Local
Government Revenue Assistance Fund was introduced by
Councilmember OKeefe.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Discussion: Councilmember OKeefe asked does this
Resolution have any teeth?  Ms.  Roberts stated that the
Resolution is an attempt to move in that direction.  
Councilmember OKeefe then asked if the Resolution would go
to the state legislature.  Ms. Roberts stated yes.  
Councilmember Barsky stated that the Ohio Municipal League
has also discussed the issues associated with Resolution
No. 04-59.  Vice Mayor Lucier added that action on this
Resolution is appropriate, especially after receiving the
recent letter from a state senator regarding local funds.  

Roll Call Vote: Lucier, Main, Barsky, Hartfield, OKeefe (5-
0).

Resolution No. 04-59 is adopted.


    Schedule Appeal  An appeal on BZBA Application
No. 04-096 was scheduled for November 3, 2004.  




OLD BUSINESS

    Ordinance No. 23-04, An Ordinance Granting A Non-
Exclusive Franchise To FrontierVision Operating Partners,
L.P. D/B/A Adelphia Cable Communications (The Grantee( To
Construct, Operate, And Maintain A Cable System In The
Village Of Granville, Ohio (The Grantor); Setting Forth
The Terms And Conditions Accompanying The Grant Of The
Franchise; And Providing For Regulation And Use Of The
System was removed from the table by Councilmember
Hartfield.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.  

Discussion: Councilmember Hartfield moved to Withdraw
Ordinance No. 23-04.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.


    Ordinance No. 24-04, An Ordinance Approving And
Adopting The Bail Bond And Guilty Waivers Schedule For The
Village Of Granville, Licking County, Ohio was
reintroduced and moved for adoption by Councilmember
OKeefe.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.  

Discussion: Law Director Crites stated that he was asked
to look at the Bail Bond and Guilty Waiver schedule.  He
stated that Chief Cartnal had also looked at the
schedule.  Law Director Crites went on to say that he
pulled bond schedules for all of central Ohio and that
this Ordinance is well within reason.  Law Director Crites
stated that the bond schedule needs to be updated on a
more regular basis.  He stated that there was some
question as to whether or not the Mayor alone had the
authority to accept the schedule.    He stated that Mayor
Robertson thought that it would be appropriate to bring
the matter before Council, and that he concurred with her
thoughts.  Councilmember OKeefe asked if the fees in the
Ordinance are similar to other municipality fees.  Law
Director Crites stated yes.

Councilmember Barsky asked how the patrolmen would get
this information, and would a copy of the Ordinance go to
each officer.  Manager Hickman stated that he can talk
with Chief Cartnal, but he believes information like this
gets transmitted during periodic training sessions.  He
stated that Law Director Crites also attends the training
sessions.  Law Director Crites and Manager Hickman  
indicated that copies of the Ordinance could be passed out
to each officer if this is what Councilmember Barsky would
like to see happen.  It was decided to distribute a copy
of Ordinance No. 24-04 to each officer.   

Roll Call: Hartfield, Main, Lucier, Barsky, OKeefe (5-0).

Ordinance No. 24-04 is adopted.


    Ordinance No. 25-04, An Ordinance To Amend
Ordinance No. 26-03 Providing For Adjustments Of The
Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 2004 And Revising Sums
For Operating Expenses was reintroduced and moved for
adoption by Councilmember OKeefe.  Second by
Councilmember Hartfield.    

Discussion: Molly Roberts, Finance Director, stated that
this should be the last adjustment unless something
unforeseen were to come up.     

Roll Call Vote: OKeefe, Barsky, Lucier, Main, Hartfield (5-
0).

Ordinance No. 25-04 is adopted.


REVIEW OF MINUTES  
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of September 15, 2004
Councilmember Main moved to accept the minutes as
amended.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.  Motion carried,
5-0.   

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS  
Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee
Vice Mayor Lucier updated Council on a meeting that took
place in regards to discussions of the benefits and costs
of an annexation of property located on River Road that
would include water and sewer extension   She stated that
it was a good discussion, there were a lot of good
questions.  Vice Mayor Lucier stated that the property
owners wanted to know how much it would cost to pay for
the extension of water and sewer.  She stated that the
staff is now going to work on different models to see how
the finances could be worked out between the village and
property owners.  She stated that these models would be
looked at and discussed at the next meeting, and all of
the property owners would be invited.   Manager Hickman
stated that he would have a written report from the
meeting for Council.  It was stated that the next meeting
date has not yet been determined.   
 
Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks & Utility Committee
Councilmember Hartfield stated that several letters in
regards to traffic calming, noise, speed bumps, and safety
were discussed.  Some of the areas mentioned included E.
College Street, Samson Place, and Sunset Street.  
Councilmember Hartfield stated that Captain Bob Otter was
at the meeting and stated that the fire department feels
that speed bumps would hinder the response time for
emergency vehicles, as well as damage the emergency
equipment.  Councilmember Barsky asked what some
alternatives might be.  Councilmember Hartfield stated
that staggered parking and/or better enforcement could be
an alternative.  Councilmember OKeefe asked if the speed
bumps will affect the response time.  Councilmember Main
stated that it would because the emergency vehicle has to
come to a complete stop before going over the speed bump.  
Councilmember OKeefe stated that she had never thought of
this being an issue.  Manger Hickman stated that the
volume of traffic on these streets does seem to help in
regards to the speed issue and traffic calming.  Council
discussed Chief Cartnals knowledge of these concerns.  
Manager Hickman stated that he is aware of most of these
concerns, and he will be at the October 20th Council
meeting if Council has further comments/questions for
him.  

Councilmember Hartfield stated that the LSSU committee
also approved the banner designs, color, etc. for the
Bicentennial Commission.  She stated that removable
brackets will be installed to hold the banner, when the
hangers are removed the brackets are not intrusive.   

Councilmember Hartfield stated that the committee also
discussed a crosswalk on Newark-Granville Road.  She
stated that many have commented on the danger of the
crosswalk and that additional signage will be installed to
warn pedestrians that traffic may not stop while they are
crossing.  It was stated that the crosswalk is an attempt
to connect one bike path to another.  

Planning Commission
Councilmember OKeefe stated that the committee discussed
the 116 East Broadway property.  She stated that Pastor
Steve Cramer (Centenary United Methodist Church) and Ben
Rader attended the meeting to voice their concerns with
the proposed balcony.  She stated that both gentlemen
stated that they want to be a good neighbor, but they have
concerns with parking, trash, and other things associated
with having a balcony.  Councilmember OKeefe stated that
the balcony would be non-smoking.  Councilmember OKeefe
stated that the architecture for the balcony was approved
with a screen on the east side.  She stated that issue now
goes to the BZBA Board to address parking.  

Councilmember OKeefe stated that there was much discussion
in regards to the Summit Street addition.  She stated that
this matter was tabled.  

Councilmember OKeefe stated that the committee discussed
the JEDD document.  She stated that the committee
suggestions included seeking out light manufacturing
businesses that are non-polluting and low in noise.  She
stated that some suggestions included a machine shop,
baker, growers, or any small business.  She stated that
the committee stressed that service type businesses
shouldnt be the only types of businesses targeted.  
Councilmember OKeefe stated that the committee would also
like to see the development to be a little more dense.  
Councilmember OKeefe ended by saying that Chris Strayer,
Village Planner, would be emailing out minutes from the
meeting.  

Planning & Zoning Committee
Councilmember Barsky stated that the committee discussed
the 1st Federal/116 E. Broadway property.  She stated that
the committee has determined that the village does own the
land and that some type of lease agreement needs to be
created.  She stated that Law Director Crites is working
with the property owner on this lease agreement.  

Councilmember Hartfield asked if the committee has decided
to allow this.  Councilmember Barsky stated yes.  She
stated that the recommendation by the Planning and Zoning
Committee would come before Council.  She stated that
Council would need to determine whether or not to approve
the lease agreement.  

Councilmember Barsky stated that the committee is still
discussing sub division regulations.  

Recreation Commission
Councilmember OKeefe stated that she did not attend the
last meeting, but does have the minutes.  She stated that
the committee is considering a levy for 2005.  
Councilmember OKeefe also updated Council on a previous
meeting where concerns were raised about the need to have
water and sewer at the Raccoon Valley playing field.  
Councilmember OKeefe ended by saying that there has been
much growth with the Recreation Commission.  

Mayor Robertson arrived at 8:14 pm.  

Senior Committee
No Report.

Union Cemetery
Councilmember Main mentioned that there will be the annual
Halloween Walk-thru on October 28th.  

 
OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS
Licking County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mayor Robertson stated that she would serve as the liaison
to the Bureau.  
 
Community Connection Meeting 
Councilmember Barsky stated that there were four
developers represented at the last meeting (one on tape.)  
She stated that there were discussions by these developers
that historically it has been difficult to develop in
Granville.  She stated that the developers presented some
of their own histories.  Councilmember Barsky stated that
some of the thoughts included Granville not being able to
ignore commercial development.   

 Councilmember Barsky stated that there were a number of
suggestions in regards to alleviating these types of
concerns, and they might be worth looking at.  She went on
to say that there was a facilitator present at the meeting
who basically watched the time when each party spoke.  
Councilmember Barsky stated that the meeting ended early
because two people who were supposed to be there, were
unable to attend.  She stated that in her conversations
with Pat Moller, they both believed that they should have
had conversations with the chairs of the other sub-
committees.  Councilmember Barsky stated that on October
18th there will be another meeting in a similar forum as
the last meeting.  She stated that Keith Myers, Stephen
Fowler (Newark Economic Development), and Kimberly Gibson
(Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) would be invited.  
She stated that she and Ms. Moller will be structuring
questions for the October 18th meeting.  Councilmember
Barsky stated that she will be meeting with the
facilitator on October 7th.  She stated that as for the
$150 appropriation for the facilitator, Council agreed to
approve the expenditure if there was an agenda.  She
stated that without an agenda, it would not be clear what
Council would be approving the funds for.  Councilmember
Barsky stated that she still doesnt have an agenda.  
Councilmember Barsky stated that Ms. Moller has contacted
Jerry Griffin and Clark Berdan in regards to having a
meeting so they could present some of their data.  She
stated that she could envision the cost for the
facilitator to increase, if Mr. Griffin and Mr. Berdan
would like the facilitator present at the meeting for
forums that their sub committees plan.  She stated that
she needs to talk with Ms. Moller to confirm this.  
Councilmember Barsky stated that the rationale for having
a facilitator is due to a previous heated discussion where
the conversations went in different ways.  She stated that
the facilitator does provide structure to the meetings.  

Councilmember Main stated that he would favor paying for
the facilitator.  He stated that it is not much money and
a facilitator would allow the meetings to be controlled
where you can avoid the kind of conversations
Councilmember Barsky was alluding to.  

Councilmember OKeefe asked Councilmember Barsky if she was
saying that the facilitator allowed the meeting to be more
productive.  Councilmember Barsky agreed.  

Mayor Robertson stated that by the end of the meeting she
was surprised at some of the comments made by two of the
developers.  She stated that she asked to speak with them
further, but neither one has moved to contact her.  Mayor
Robertson stated that she was asked (at the last Council
meeting) to have a conversation with Pat Moller about the
facilitator fee.  She stated that she sent several email
messages to Ms. Moller, but never received an email back
concerning the fee.  Councilmember Hartfield asked if
Mayor Robertson received an email from Ms. Moller
indicating that she had personal plans to tend to.  Mayor
Robertson stated that she did receive an email, but that
they never were able to discuss Council paying for a
facilitator.  

Councilmember Main asked if there were minutes taken at
the meeting.  Councilmember Barksy stated yes, but she
hadnt yet had a chance to get them to Council.  She
stated that she would talk with Ms. Moller because she
believed that the facilitator has also gathered some
information she could pass on to Council.  

Other
Councilmember Hartfield asked Manager Hickman if an EFP
meeting should be scheduled to discuss wage issues.  
Manager Hickman stated yes, and that he would send out an
email to arrange a meeting.  

Councilmember OKeefe noted the following meeting time:
Planning Commission  October 11th

Councilmember Hartfield noted the following meeting time:
LSSU Committee  October 29th  9:00 am.  

 ADJOURNMENT
    At 8:27 pm, Councilmember Main moved to adjourn
the meeting.  Second by Councilmember OKeefe.  Motion
carried, 6-0.  Meeting adjourned.


     
Submitted by Melanie Schott

Monday
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Council Minutes 9/15/04

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
September 15, 2004

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


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


ROLL CALL
 
    Those responding to the roll call were,
Councilmembers Hartfield, OKeefe, Herman, Vice Mayor
Lucier, and Mayor Robertson; Manager Hickman and Law
Director Crites.  Motion carried.
     
Vice Mayor Lucier moved to excuse Councilmembers Barsky
and Main.  Seconded by Councilmember OKeefe.

 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:34 pm)
      Councilmember Herman moved to accept the agenda
as presented, seconded by Councilmember OKeefe.  Motion
carried.

 
CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:34 pm)
    Mayor Robertson and Vice Mayor Lucier reported on
their recent trip to Granville, Massachusetts.  They
passed out samples of cheese that was made there.  Mayor
Robertson stated that there was a historic pageant that
Granville, Ohio was featured in.  Vice Mayor Lucier stated
that the pageant showed reenactments of people from
Granville, Massachusetts saying goodbye to the people
migrating westward to Granville, Ohio.  Mayor Robertson
stated that they were given a grand tour of Granville,
Massachusetts, which is quite large geographically, with
77 miles of road.  Vice Mayor Lucier stated that apples
are a major crop there, and Mayor Robertson stated that
Granville, Massachusetts is a farming community of about
1500 people.      

    No one else appeared to speak under Citizens
Comments.

    Mayor Robertson closed public comments at 7:43 pm.

 
PUBLIC HEARING (7:44 pm)
    Ordinance No. 22-04, An Ordinance To Amend Section
1189.10 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of
Granville, Ohio, To Create Uniform Regulations In the
Village Sign Code For Temporary Signs.  

    Discussion: No one appeared to speak.

    Ordinance No. 23-04, An Ordinance Granting A Non-
Exclusive Franchise To Frontier Vision Operating Partners,
L.P. D/B/A Adelphia Cable Communications (The Grantee) To
Construct, Operate, And Maintain A Cable System In The
Village Of Granville, Ohio (The Grantor); Setting Forth
The Terms And Conditions Accompanying The Grant Of The
Franchise; And Providing For Regulation And Use Of The
System.
    
    Discussion: Jim Prentice, 211 Wicklow Drive, spoke
to Council in regards to cable television.  Mr. Prentice
stated that cable television used to have safe television
shows for children to watch.  He stated that he doesnt
believe this to be the case anymore.  Mr. Prentice stated
that he believes Nickelodeon television is owned by
Viacom, who also owns MTV.  He stated that he believes
Nickelodeon is attempting to graduate their audience to
watch MTV.  He stated that he thinks it is a mistake to
call MTV music television because there is very little
music, but instead more reality type television shows.  
Mr. Prentice stated that he and his wife feel there are
inappropriate promos and commercials during childrens
programs on cable television.  He stated that page 9 of
the cable franchise agreement states that the cable
company must provide parental control options at a
reasonable cost to the consumer.  He stated that he
purchased this option with his digital cable, but it does
not block out promos and commercials.  He stated that it
does block out services like MTV, rated R or PG13
programming.  Mr. Prentice stated that he has also heard
four letter words on CSPAN, and he remarked about an
incident that happened during the Superbowl half-time show
this year.  Mr. Prentice stated that he has downgraded his
cable service to basic cable which costs $18.00 per
month.  He stated he only turns on the weather and traffic
stations.  He stated that he needs basic cable because the
neighborhood that he lives in doesnt allow a television
antenna.  Mr. Prentice stated that he is going to work
with Village Planner, Chris Strayer, on where he might be
able to place a television antenna, and he hopes his
neighbors wont object.  Mr. Prentice stated that it is
his gut instinct that the majority of people in Granville
want cable service.  He stated that he just wanted to
voice in a public forum that not 100% of the people living
in Granville view cable television in a positive light.  

Mr. Prentice inquired on the timeframe for the next
franchise agreement with Adelphia Cable.  Law Director
Crites stated that the agreement being looked at does not
automatically renew, and it will be looked at again in
five years.

Councilmember OKeefe asked if Mr. Prentice knew of any
alternative cable companies.  She stated that she does not
have cable service.   Mr. Prentice stated that he is not
aware of any, but believed any other choices would involve
a satellite or dish setup.

Eleanor Collin, East Broadway, spoke to Council in regards
to the Adelphia Cable franchise agreement.  She first
asked what Mr. Prentice was proposing.  She asked if he
was before Council to address whether or not he should be
allowed to have an antenna, and what did he want Council
to do.  She asked if he was suggesting that Council not
renew the franchise agreement?  Mr. Prentice stated that
the antenna permission would be a side issue and he would
see Mr. Strayer about that.  Mayor Robertson asked Ms.
Collin and Mr. Prentice to address Council, rather than
each other.  Ms. Collin inquired on Frontier Cable Company
and asked if they are buying Adelphia Cable.  She stated
that she doesnt have children, but she also doesnt
understand Mr. Prentices statements.  Ms. Collin stated
that she is interested in the franchise continuing because
she enjoys the music channels available with digital
television.

 Mr. Prentice stated that he expects the franchise
agreement between Adelphia Cable and the Village of
Granville to continue.  He stated that he wanted to say
that he is one person in the village who does not like
cable television.  He stated that this is his best chance
to say something in a public forum.    

Mayor Robertson stated that later on when the
representative from Adelphia Cable speaks, Mr. Prentice
and Ms. Collins questions/comments could be addressed.  



NEW BUSINESS  (7:58 pm)
    Resolution No. 04-57, A Resolution Adopting The
Council Decision And Findings And Conclusions Of Fact In
The Matter Of The Appeal Of Joan E. And Gilbert L. Krone
From The Decision Of The Planning Commission Of The
Village Of Granville was introduced by Councilmember
OKeefe.  Second by Councilmember Herman.

Discussion: None.
 
    Motion carried (5-0).  Resolution No. 04-57 is
adopted.

    Ordinance No. 24-04, An Ordinance Approving And
Adopting The Bail Bond And Guilty Waivers Schedule For The
Village Of Granville, Licking County, Ohio, was introduced
by Councilmember Herman.  Second by Councilmember OKeefe.

Vice Mayor Lucier indicated that she had not received
Exhibit A in her packet.  Other members of Council stated
that they too did not receive Exhibit A.  Manager Hickman
stated that he would take care of getting Exhibit A to all
of Council.

Mayor Robertson scheduled the public hearing for October
6, 2004.  

    Ordinance No. 25-04, An Ordinance To Amend
Ordinance No. 26-03 Providing For Adjustments Of The
Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 2004 And Revising Sums
For Operating Expenses, was introduced by Councilmember
OKeefe.  Second by Councilmember
Herman.                     

Mayor Robertson scheduled the public hearing for October
6, 2004.  






OLD BUSINESS
    Ordinance No. 22-04, An Ordinance To Amend Section
1189.10 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of
Granville, Ohio, To Create Uniform Regulations In the
Village Sign Code For Temporary Signs was reintroduced by
Vice Mayor Lucier.  Second by Councilmember OKeefe.    

Discussion: Councilmember OKeefe stated that there is a
typo on the second page  four lines from the bottom.  She
stated that it should read shall be placed within fifteen
feet.

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that the old sign Ordinance had a
distinction between political signs and election signs.  
She stated that the new Ordinance seems to put these types
of signs in the same category.  Vice Mayor Lucier asked if
there are any limits on how long a sign, not connected to
an election, can stay up?  Law Director Crites stated that
election signs would need to come down within ten days of
an election.  He stated that the other types of political
signs Vice Mayor Lucier is referring to would fall in the
thirty day category.   

She asked if a sign placed in front of a home that is
being painted is considered a temporary sign.  Law
Director Crites read aloud Section 1189.03 in regards to
temporary signs.  The section stated that temporary signs
are signs that are used temporarily and are not
permanently mounted.  Law Director Crites stated that he
believes it would be considered a temporary sign, but he
would need to further investigate this information for
Vice Mayor Lucier.  

Vice Mayor Lucier asked what time restrictions there are
on signs advertising commercial services?  Law Director
Crites stated that if we assume these types of signs are
temporary, it can be left up for thirty days unless
damaged or deteriorated.  Vice Mayor Lucier asked what
would happen if the sign is not damaged or deteriorated 
can the sign stay up longer?  She asked if there were any
restrictions on the amount of time this kind of sign can
be permitted.  Manager Hickman asked Vice Mayor Lucier if
she was asking that temporary signs for commercial
services should have a time restriction?  He later
suggested that Council might want to look at making a
restriction.  

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that signs advertising for
commercial services, such as a house getting painted, are
not approved by the Planning Commission.  She stated that
the code does not specify time restrictions for these
types of signs.  Councilmember Hartfield stated that it
would be ridiculous to get approval for placing a sign in
front of someones house when it is getting painted.  Vice
Mayor Lucier stated that she was not saying that people
should get approval, but there is nothing in the code
suggesting how long this type of sign can stay up.     

Manager Hickman stated that the code could state that
contractor signs should not be up no more than thirty
days.  Councilmember Hartfield asked what if someone is
working on a house for six months?  She stated that many
people use these signs for advertising what kind of work
they do.    

Law Director Crites stated that the areas being discussed
by Council were not reviewed.  He stated that his purpose
(for Ordinance 22-04) was to look at the election signs
and their constitutionality.  He stated that he would be
happy to further look into these comments made in regards
to temporary signs.  He urged Council to pass the
Ordinance and stated he would further research the
questions raised by Vice Mayor Lucier.  

Mayor Robertson stated that realtor signs needs to be
approved by the Planning Commission one time, and then
they are free to place all of their signs wherever.  She
stated that perhaps this type of situation (commercial
service signs) would fall under the same category.  

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she appreciated Law Director
Crites looking at the free speech issue and preparing
Ordinance 22-04, and she whole-heartedly agrees with the
conclusion.  

Roll call vote:  Lucier, OKeefe, Robertson, Hartfield,
Herman.  (5-0)

Ordinance No. 22-04 is adopted.

Mayor Robertson stated that with the adoption of Ordinance
No. 22-04, the Village is now considered to
be Constitutional in this area.   


    Ordinance No. 23-04, An Ordinance Granting A Non-
Exclusive Franchise To Frontier Vision Operating Partners,
L.P. D/B/A Adelphia Cable Communications (The Grantee) To
Construct, Operate, And Maintain A Cable System In The
Village Of Granville, Ohio (The Grantor); Setting Forth
The Terms And Conditions Accompanying The Grant Of The
Franchise; And Providing For Regulation And Use Of The
System.

Discussion: Rick Whaley, General Manager for Adelphia
Cable, spoke to Council in regards to the franchise
agreement.  He stated that Adelphia Cable bought Frontier
Vision five years ago, and they do business as Adelphia
Cable.  Mr. Whaley stated that the legal entity name
is  Frontier Vision Cable.  Mr. Whaley stated that it is
up to all of us to monitor what our children see on cable
television.  He suggested that Mr. Prentice should write
to the FCC about his concerns.  Mr. Whaley stated that
cable companies are required to provide parental control
devices, and that these devices do not allow you to block
out promos or commercials.  He stated that commercials pay
for the programming and this is up to the owner of the
program, not the cable company.  Mr. Whaley stated that
there really is no such thing as live television since
the Superbowl incident earlier this year.  He stated that
all live television is required by the FCC to have a six
second delay.  Vice Mayor Lucier inquired on the
technology to block out programming.   Mr. Whaley stated
that it is only available with digital cable and it will
block out PG 13 and R rated programming.  He stated that
it can also block out an entire program, but not
commercials or promos.

Mayor Robertson inquired on the franchise fee, and asked
if Granville was receiving money?  Manager Hickman stated
that Granville does not charge a franchise fee.  Mr.
Whaley stated that there is an option to have 5% of the
money come back to the village.  Vice Mayor Lucier asked
if there is a 5% reduction to customers since Granville is
waiving this 5% fee.  Mr. Whaley stated that if Granville
wanted the fee, it would be an additional 5% on the cable
bill, and it would range from $.95 to $1.25 per customer.  
Councilmember OKeefe asked if it was customary for
municipalities to waive the fee.  Mr. Whaley stated that
about 25% - 30% of the municipalities charge a 5% fee.  He
stated that most of these areas have always charged a fee,
and they rarely see new fees instituted.  

Mr. Whaley commended Law Director Crites on his
negotiating skills and work on this franchise agreement.  
Vice Mayor Lucier inquired on what successes Law Director
Crites had in negotiations.  Law Director Crites explained
that he is still in negotiations with Adelphia  Cable, and
he would be happy to share more information after they
have closed the agreement.  Mr. Whaley stated that the
agreement began as a twenty year agreement, but after
negotiations with Mr. Crites, it is now a five year
agreement.  He stated that another change includes
Adelphia Cable providing notification to the Village if
they plan to do any tree trimming.  Mr. Whaley stated that
90% of cable line trimming is done by the power companies,
and not by Adelphia Cable.  Mr. Whaley stated that a new
section will be added to the agreement which will allow
for periodic annual reviews to be reported back to
Council.  

Mayor Robertson inquired on whether or not public
buildings receive free cable service.  Mr. Whaley stated
that all public buildings can receive free cable service,
including township buildings, schools, and the Village
fire and police.  Councilmember OKeefe asked if the free
cable service is the same service received in homes.  Mr.
Whaley stated yes.  It was stated that Mr. Prentices
concerns in regards to cable programming could pertain to
the cable being shown at the schools, and that he could
contact the Board of Education in this matter.  

Councilmember Herman inquired on what lines of business
the cable companies support.  Mr. Whaley stated cable
television service, digital cable service, hi-definition
cable service, and high speed internet.  Councilmember
Herman asked if they foresee any additional types of
services being offered.  Mr. Whaley stated video on demand
and DVR (similar to Tivo) will be available in the
future.  

Vice Mayor Lucier asked if you need to subscribe to the
free services offered into public buildings.  Mr. Whaley
stated that high speed internet service is not included at
a free charge, but basic cable service is.

Councilmember Herman made a motion to table Ordinance No.
23-04 pending further review and the attendance of
tonights absent Councilmembers.  Seconded by
Councilmember OKeefe.

Ordinance No. 23-04 is tabled.





REVIEW OF MINUTES  
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of September 1, 2004
Councilmember Herman moved to accept the minutes as
amended; seconded by Councilmember OKeefe.  Motion
carried, 5-0.   


MAYORS COURT REPORT   June
The Mayors Court Report for the month of June was
presented for review for a second time.  Council had asked
for further explanation on an area with blank
information.  Manager Hickman stated that these blank
areas should contain zeros.  

Council unanimously voted to accept the Mayors Court
Report for the month of June.   

Mayor Robertson instructed the report be filed with the
Clerk.  A copy of the said report is included as part of
these Minutes.  


MAYORS COURT REPORT   July and August
The Mayors Court Reports for the months of July and
August were presented for review.

Discussion: Chief Cartnal was in attendance to address any
comments/concerns Council might have.  

Vice Mayor Lucier thanked Chief Cartnal for enforcing
the no parking on a sidewalk/curb lawn.  She stated that
she noticed an increase in citations for the month of
August.  

Councilmember OKeefe inquired in the increase in drug use
and drug paraphernalia charges.  She asked if this was a
result of Denison being back in session.  Chief Cartnal
stated that these are not related to Denison and they are
unfortunately periodic occurrences.  

Councilmember Hartfield moved to accept the July and
August reports; seconded by Councilmember Herman.  Motion
carried 5-0.

    Mayor Robertson instructed that the reports be
filed with the Clerk.  A copy of the said reports are
included as part of these Minutes.  






MANAGERS REPORT  August
The Managers Report for the month of August was presented
for review.  

Discussion:  Chief Cartnal stated that he was made aware
by Manager Hickman that Council was concerned about
increases in crime and how this information is tracked and
reported back to Council.  He stated that the FBI requires
him to turn in a Uniform Crime Report, which he provided
for Council.  He stated that this report tracks
burglaries, robberies, rapes, and murders.  He stated that
it does not include traffic type incidents, or underage
consumption of alcohol.   

Chief Cartnal stated that there is an error in the
Managers Report.  He stated that the mileage for the
Taurus should not read 4000 miles, but instead zero
miles.  He stated this would also change the total mileage
for the month of August.  

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that about ten years ago
universities were told that their crime statistics needed
to be publicized.  She asked if Chief Cartnals numbers
include the Denison University statistics.  Chief Cartnal
stated that Denison is required to report any felonies
back to them.  

Councilmember Herman stated that he has noticed a decrease
in the number of home burglaries.  Chief Cartnal stated
that this is true, but he has however noticed an increase
in car break-ins.  Mayor Robertson stated that all of the
numbers (all incidences) in Chief Cartnals report are
under ten for the entire year.  It was stated that many
incidences show a zero.

Chief Cartnal distributed a sheet depicting the types of
calls coming into the police department.  He indicated
that several things like road rage incidents and reckless
motorist calls are rising and this was not the case five
or six years ago.  He stated that the availability of cell
phones may be a reason why more of these types of calls
are coming in.  

Chief Cartnal also stated that domestic disputes on the
graph depict a sharp increase for 2002.  He stated there
were 41 incidents, and that this is double any other
year.  He wondered if this rise can be attributed to the
economy at that time and 9/11.  

Mayor Robertson inquired on the increase in parking
complaints from 1999 to 2000.  Chief Cartnal stated that
parking permits were distributed at that time for
particular residents on Burg Street.  He stated that the
police did not enforce the parking permits, unless asked
to by the residents.  Chief Cartnal stated that this
increase is a result of calls coming from those
residents.   

Councilmember Hartfield inquired on the parking lot
phenomenon near Napa Auto Parts.  Chief Cartnal stated
that he was contacted by the property owner and was aware
that this has become a gathering place for young people.  
He stated that the property owner did talk to people
gathering at his business, and explained that he didnt
have a problem with them being there if they would not
leave trash on the premises.  Chief Cartnal stated that
after three days, the trash problem was not cleaned up,
and actually got worse.  He stated that at the request of
the property owner, the police are asking people not to
gather in this location.

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that this information is very
helpful and she thanked Chief Cartnal for his work.  

 
Vice Mayor Lucier moved to accept the August report;
seconded by Councilmember Hartfield.  Motion carried 5-0.

    Mayor Robertson instructed the report be filed
with the Clerk.  A copy of said report is included as part
of these Minutes.  


COMMITTEE REPORTS  

Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP)  Hartfield,
Herman, Lucier
Councilmember Herman stated that the committee is looking
at some personnel issues in regards to raises, and the
administration has been asked to run some different
scenarios and report back as soon as possible.  He went on
to say that they are also looking at some possible
provisions in the managers contract.  

Councilmember Herman commended Molly Roberts for being
extraordinary successful in her ability to acquire health
care coverage for village employees at the same premium
rate of last year with the same coverage benefits and
providers.

Councilmember Herman stated that there will be some
upcoming discussions with Adelphia Cable.

Councilmember Herman reminded Council that there will be a
September 29th meeting with River Road property owners in
regards to a possible annexation.  The meeting will be at
Earl Shurtz business on Main Street.  

Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) 
Lucier, Hartfield, Main
No Report
 
Planning Commission  OKeefe
Councilmember OKeefe stated that discussions on 116 East
Broadway were tabled until the boundaries are further
discussed/researched.  She stated that the issue of part
of the changes being located on village property will be
discussed in the Planning and Zoning Committee on
September 23, 04.  Vice Mayor Lucier asked if this issue
will come before Council.  Councilmember OKeefe stated
that it will eventually come before Council, but will
first go to the Planning and Zoning Committee.  

Councilmember OKeefe stated that the Planning Commission
will have discussions concerning the JEDD at their next
meeting.  

Planning & Zoning Committee (P&Z)  Barsky, OKeefe,
Robertson
No Report

Senior Committee  Robertson
No Report

Union Cemetery Main
No Report



 OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS
 
Licking County Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Mayor Robertson stated that the bureau is seeking a member
of Council to serve on the committee.  She asked for
anyone interested to let her know.  She stated that the
committee will meet one time per month and when
Councilmember OKeefe asked what time she stated she
believed it would be around 9:30am.  Mayor Robertson
stated that the letter of request asked to have
nominations in by September 15th, but she was sure they
would be happy to get any nominations, even late ones.  
Councilmember Herman stated that he thought (by the sound
of the letter) that the bureau was seeking individuals
from certain areas.  Mayor Robertson stated that through
her conversations with Marcia Phelps, she felt that a
member of Council would be appropriate.  It was stated
that the Mayors from Heath and Newark attend the
meetings.  Mayor Robertson asked for this issue to be
placed on the agenda for the next Council meeting.  

Community Connections Facilitator 
It was stated that the meeting will be September 27th,
04.  Councilmember OKeefe stated that the Planning
Commission also meets on the 27th, so she will not be able
to make the meeting.  Councilmember Herman stated that he
would not be able to make the meeting, but he thought
Councilmember Barsky could.  Councilmember Herman stated
that the Village, Township, Chamber of Commerce, and
Schools were all asked to be represented at the Community
Connection meeting.  Councilmember OKeefe asked if there
were minutes from the meeting.  Councilmember Herman
stated that he did not have any detailed information.  He
stated that he was unsure what the agenda of the next
upcoming meeting would be.  He stated that he had not had
an opportunity to check his email that evening, and there
could be an email pertaining to the meeting agenda.  
Councilmember Herman stated that he was not sure if this
meeting was going to be a follow-up to a previous meeting
that Councilmember Barsky had attended.  He stated that he
was not able to be there, but he was told that several
people with interests in areas of development were asked
to attend.  He stated that there has been some discussion
about forming panels, but he is not sure what roles they
would play, or who would be asked to serve on them.

Mayor Robertson stated that she too was not aware of the
content of the September 27th meeting, and that she did
had a conversation with Pat Moller.  Council referred to a
$600 fee for a facilitator at the meeting, and that
Council was being asked to contribute $150 as their
contribution for the facilitator.  She stated that she was
told by Ms. Moller that the $600 fee used to pay the
facilitator would be for six hours of work, and that this
work would not just include the meeting time.  She stated
that she was told that there would also need to be some
preparation work done.  Mayor Robertson stated that she
feels it would be wise for the facilitator to meet with
each of the four entities (Village, Township, Chamber of
Commerce, and School District).  

Councilmember OKeefe asked if there was a formal request
for the village to make a contribution for the
facilitator.  Councilmember Herman stated that he and
Councilmember Barsky were emailed.  

Councilmember Hartfield stated that she could ask Pat
Moller to send an outline to all Council members.  

Councilmember Herman stated that he saw two issues.  The
first was the payment for the facilitator, and the second
was what will be taking place at the meeting.  

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she does have concerns with
what will happen at the  meeting.  She stated that she did
attend the second big meeting, where three committees were
formed.  The first was Commercial Development, the second
was Residential Control/Development, and the third Data.  
She stated that she would have some reservations paying
for a facilitator if the input from these three committees
is not included.  She stated that the committee she was on
did a good deal of work on commercial development and some
of the difficulties associated with commercial
development, and she didnt want to see this aspect not be
included.  Councilmember OKeefe stated that she agreed
with Vice Mayor Lucier, and that the facilitator should
contact all four entities, as well as each of the three
sub-committees.  

Mayor Robertson suggested that perhaps Council could
approve the expenditure pending further explanation of the
concerns raised by Council.  She stated that she would not
have a problem appropriating more money if it meant the
facilitator would meet with representatives from Council,
as well as the other groups and sub-committees.  

Councilmember OKeefe asked if there was a title to the
meeting.  Councilmember Herman stated that she has seen
all of the information he has, and to his knowledge there
isnt a title.  Mayor Robertson stated that all of the
information received by Council isnt really an
explanation of the meeting.  Councilmember OKeefe asked if
someone could go back to Ms. Moller and get further
information on these concerns raised by Council.  
Councilmember Herman stated that there could be an agenda,
that he just hasnt received.  Mayor Robertson stated that
she has been copied on emails coming from Councilmember
Herman, but she has not received any emails from Pat
Moller.     

Councilmember Herman stated that he was not sure what the
goal of the facilitator is.  He stated that he wants to be
supportive, but he senses some process concerns and
wonders what exactly Council would be buying.  He
suggested approving the expenditure as long as an agenda
is provided and some ground work is done before the
meeting on the 27th.  He stated that it appears Council is
in agreement that they would like the facilitator to meet
with a representative from Council, as well as have
discussion/input from someone that was on each of the sub-
committees before the September 27th meeting.  
Councilmember Herman stated that he would be willing to
contact Ms. Moller the following day with the concerns
raised by Council.

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she would not be supportive
of this because she fears the September 27th meeting could
be an attempt to move the commercial development issue
forward, while excluding input from other sub-committees.  
She stated that there is not enough time for the
facilitator to do a thorough job and meet with all of the
entities and sub-committees.  Councilmember OKeefe
agreed.   

Councilmember Hartfield stated that it would be wise to
not jump to conclusions.  She stated that Council is not
sure what the agenda for the meeting is.  

Mayor Robertson agreed with Councilmember Hartifield.  She
stated that Council needs to go into this with a positive
attitude about what is being planned, but they do need to
be aware of what it is that is being planned.  She stated
that she would be satisfied, personally, if the
facilitator does his homework and we have an agenda before
the meeting.  
 
Councilmember Herman stated that he would be less
comfortable contacting Pat Moller with no consensus from
Council.  He suggested that Mayor Robertson should do the
contacting.  Mayor Robertson stated that she would have a
conversation with Ms. Moller and let her know of Councils
concerns, but she would still need the authority from
Council to appropriate the money.  Manager Hickman stated
that the funds are available and a requisition could be
made out at any time.  He stated that he is not worried
about the appropriation, but more that Council is in
agreement.  Mayor Robertson stated that she could contact
Ms. Moller and let her know that a majority of Council
would be supportive of appropriating the money if the said
list of things happen, and Council would not be supportive
of spending the money for the facilitator if these things
dont happen.  Mayor Robertson stated that when she
contacts Ms. Moller, she needs to know she is backed by
this Council.  
 
Councilmember Herman stated that he would like to see an
agenda and what the goals for the meeting are, and he
would then support spending the fee for the facilitator.

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she would support the
contribution to hire a facilitator if the meeting would
include information from all three sub-committees, and not
just focus on commercial development.  

Councilmember Hartfield stated that she felt people were
jumping to conclusions and it is important to remember why
the Community Connection Committee was started.  She
stated that Council should stay in the spirit that this
started for the good will of the community.  

Mayor Robertson stated that she will make Pat Moller aware
of several concerns she is hearing from this Council.  The
first is an agenda with a goal stated, representation from
all three sub-committees, and having the facilitator do
some preliminary work with these sub-committees.  

Councilmember OKeefe stated that Council doesnt want to
give ultimatums, but to make their concerns heard.  

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that there is no point is having
these other sub-committees if their input isnt counted.  

Manager Hickman ended by saying the money is available in
an account and a requisition could be made out.  

 ADJOURNMENT (9:26 pm)
    Councilmember OKeefe moved to adjourn.  Second by
Hartfield.    Motion carried, 5-0.  Meeting adjourned.

       

  Submitted by Melanie Schott

Monday
Jan232012

Council Minutes 9/1/04

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
September 1,  2004


CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Robertson at 7:33 pm)


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


ROLL CALL
    Those responding to the roll call were
Councilmembers Barsky, Hartfield, Herman, Main, OKeefe,
Vice Mayor Lucier and Mayor Robertson.  Law Director
Crites and Manager Hickman.   

 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:34 pm)
    Mayor Robertson moved to add Senior Committee
(Item 11) under Committee Reports (Item 11G) on the
agenda.  Councilmember Herman moved to accept the agenda
as amended.  Seconded by Councilmember Hartfield.  
 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:35 pm)
Jodi Weaver-Chiles, 2591 North Street, Bicentennial
Commission  spoke in regards to banners the Bicentennial
Commission proposes to place on light posts in Granville.  
She stated that she has been working with Village Planner,
Chris Strayer, and they would like to put the banners on
two light posts at the corner of Broadway and Prospect, as
well as two posts on Main and Broadway.  Ms. Chiles stated
that each light post within those two perimeters would
also have a banner.  Ms. Chiles stated that the banner
would be held up by removable brackets attached to the
light posts, and it would be possible to put various other
banners on the same brackets.  She stated that the
brackets would remain on the posts, but they are also
removable.  Councilmember Barsky inquired on the cost of
the banners.  Ms. Chiles stated that it depends on several
variables.  She stated that it would depend if the banners
are printed on both sides, and if they are made of nylon
or polyester.  Ms. Chiles estimated the cost to be
somewhere around $100 - $150 for double-sided banners.  
Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she was aware of several
businesses off of Prospect and Main streets that would
like to have banners placed on light posts near their
businesses.  Ms. Chiles stated that Mr. Strayer had
suggested a more even look since some of the light posts
in these areas seemed to be sporadic.  She stated that
some of the trees on Main street may hinder the visibility
of the banner.  Ms. Chiles agreed that she would be
willing to look into the possibility of placing banners on
Prospect and Main streets.  When Ms. Chiles was asked what
her timeframe was, she stated that she would like to have
the banners up for the Christmas season; She estimated six
weeks.  Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she really liked the
Bicentennial Commissions proposal.  Other members of
Council agreed.  Council agreed to send the proposal to
the LSSU committee for review at their October 1st
meeting.  Ms. Chiles stated that if any member of Council
has suggestions for a particular background color, please
let her know.  Council recommended something that is
consistent with the rest of the architecture in the
Village.  

Mayor Robertson moved to temporarily close citizens
comments at 7:46 pm.


PUBLIC HEARING
    Ordinance No. 20-04, An Ordinance To Amend
Sections 331.12 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village
Of Granville.

    No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance
No. 20-04.  Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing at
7:47 pm.

NEW BUSINESS (7:48 pm)

Ordinance No. 22-04, An Ordinance To Amend Section 1189.10
Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village of Granville,
Ohio, To Create Uniform Regulations In the Village Sign
Code for Temporary Signs was introduced by Vice Mayor
Lucier.  Second by Councilmember OKeefe.

Mayor Robertson set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 22-
04 for September 15, 2004.

    Ordinance No. 23-04, An Ordinance Granting A Non-
Exclusive Franchise To FrontierVision Operating Partners,
L.P. D/B/A Adelphia Cable Communications (The Grantee( To
Construct, Operate, And Maintain A Cable System In The
Village Of Granville, Ohio (The Grantor); Setting Forth
The Terms And Conditions Accompanying The Grant Of The
Franchise; And Providing For Regulation And Use Of The
System was introduced by Councilmember Hartfield.  
Seconded by Councilmember Main.

Discussion: Law Director Crites stated that this is
a redline version.  He stated that a member from
Adelphia Cable will be present at the next Council meeting
to further discuss this issue.  

Mayor Robertson set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 23-
04 for September 15, 2004.


RETURN TO CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:53 pm)

Bicentennial Clock  Douglas Barno, 2635 Old Columbus
Road, spoke to Council in regards to a proposed civic
improvement project.  Mr. Barno stated that the Rotary
Club would like to donate a pedestal clock to the Village
of Granville for the upcoming Bicentennial celebrations.  
He stated that the clock would be nothing short of
magnificent, and would stand eleven feet tall and be in
the colonial style.  He stated that the clock would have
etchings saying Village of Granville and Est. 1805.  
Mr. Barno stated that the clock would be double-sided and
also would be illuminated.  He stated that the clock would
go with the architecture of the Village and be a forest
green color with gold highlights.  Mr. Barno stated that
the clock would have a quiet, but noticeable chime.  He
went on to say that the clock would be capable of
resetting itself in the case of a power outage, and it
would be electrically controlled.  Mr. Barno stated that
the Rotary Club proposes to donate the clock, while the
Village would be responsible for the maintenance and some
preparation for installation.  

James Opeka, 293 Fern Hill, helped to answer some
questions by Council.  He stated that the clock would be
two sided and look exactly the same on both sides.  
Councilmember Herman asked if the chimes could be turned
off.  Mr. Opeka stated yes.  Mr. Opeka stated that the
location for the clock was partially selected because the
Chamber of Commerce has previously discussed locating a
kiosk in Alltel Park.  Manager Hickman stated that any
kiosk approval would need to come from Alltel.  Mr. Barno
stated that the clocks mechanisms have a one year
warranty.  He stated that an extended warranty is
available, and the Rotary would be willing to pay for
this.  Councilmember Herman asked what might happen if the
clock breaks ten years from now; He asked who would be
responsible for fixing the clock.  Mr. Barno stated that
the Rotary would stand behind that type of situation.  Mr.
Opeka stated that the approval by Council is needed ASAP
since they would like to have the clock in place by New
Years Eve, and the order lead-time is 90 days.  Council
discussed the location of the clock.  Councilmember Barsky
asked if the awning would interfere.  Manager Hickman
checked and stated no.  Manager Hickman stated that after
discussions with Mr. Barno and Mr. Opeka he is convinced
this is the best location for the clock.  Mayor Robertson
asked members of Council if they would have any objections
to voting on this matter tonight.  Council had no
objection.

Councilmember OKeefe moved to accept the donation of a
clock by the Rotary Club.  Second by Councilmember
Hartfield.  Council unanimously voted to accept the
donation of the clock by the Rotary Club.  

Mr. Barno and Mr. Opeka thanked Council and stated that
they would be ordering the clock the following day.  Mr.
Barnum also stated that if the Rotary Club can help with
various projects in the community, to please let him
know.  He stated that they are also working on another
project for Granvilles Bicentennial to place two softball
diamonds at Raccoon Valley Park at a cost of $40,000.  
Council thanked Mr. Barno for his offer.

Mayor Robertson moved to close citizens comments at 8:06
pm.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

                       Councilmember Main moved to enter
into Executive Session, Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code
Section 121.22 (G)(3), for the purpose of conferencing
with an attorney for the public body concerning disputes
involving the public body that are the subject of imminent
court action (118 S. Main Street).  Second by Vice Mayor
Lucier.
    
Roll Call vote: Hartfield, Herman, Lucier, Main, OKeefe,
Robertson, Barsky (7-0).

Time In: 8:07 pm.

Councilmember Herman moved to adjourn Executive Session.  
Seconded by Councilmember Barsky.

Roll Call vote: Lucier, Robertson, Main, OKeefe, Herman,
Hartfield, Barsky (7-0).

Time Out: 8:36 pm.


RETURN TO REMAINING NEW BUSINESS  (8:37 pm)
    Ordinance No. 21-04, An Ordinance To Authorize The
Village Manager To Execute A Lease Agreement For The
Property Located At 118 South Main Street For A Sixty
Three Day Period And To Declare An Emergency was
introduced by Councilmember Main.  Second by Councilmember
Hartfield.

Councilmember Main moved to declare Ordinance No. 21-04 as
an emergency.  Second by Councilmember Herman.  

Roll call vote on Emergency for Ordinance No. 21-04:
Herman, Lucier (no), Main, OKeefe, Robertson, Barsky,
Hartfield (6-1).

Roll call vote on Ordinance No. 21-04: Hartfield, Barsky,
Robertson, OKeefe, Main, Lucier (no), Herman (6-1).


Ordinance No. 21-04 is adopted.

    
OLD BUSINESS
    Ordinance No. 20-04, An Ordinance To Amend
Sections 331.12 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village
Of Granville was reintroduced by Councilmember Barsky.  
Second by Vice Mayor Lucier.  

Discussion:  Councilmember OKeefe asked if Ordinance No.
20-04 should be publicized.  Manager Hickman agreed.  
Mayor Robertson asked if there has been any discussion on
signs saying No U-Turn.  Manager Hickman stated that
additional signage could be used, however it would be his
preference to not clutter the downtown area with
additional signs.  Council stated that the double yellow
lines should indicate that no u-turns are allowed.  

Roll Call: Hartfield, Main, Lucier, Robertson, Barsky,
Herman, OKeefe (7-0).


REVIEW OF MINUTES  
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of August 18, 2004
Councilmember Barsky moved to accept the minutes as
amended.  Second by Councilmember Herman.  Motion carried,
7-0.   

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS  
Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee
Councilmember Herman made several grammatical changes to
the committee meeting minutes.  Councilmember Herman
stated that there has been discussions to gauge interest
by landowners on River Road of a possible annexation by
the Village.  He stated that the game plan is to send
invitations to the landowners to attend a September 29th
discussion at 7:30 pm.  Councilmember Herman stated that
he would like members of Council to attend, including
Mayor Robertson.  The meeting will be held at Earl
Shurtzs building.  Council asked if Mr. Shurtz is aware
that this would be a public meeting.  Manager Hickman
stated yes.  

Councilmember Herman stated that Molly Roberts has made
him aware of several personnel issues that need to be
discussed at their next meeting.  
 
Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks & Utility Committee
Councilmember Hartfield stated that the next meeting will
be October 1, 04.

Planning Commission
Councilmember OKeefe stated that several sidewalk signs
were approved.

Councilmember OKeefe stated that directional signs were
also discussed.  She stated that the committee viewed
examples of directional signs at Easton.  Councilmember
OKeefe stated that the Chamber of Commerce would like for
the village to fund directional signs, and they would then
support an Ordinance to ban sandwich signs.

Councilmember OKeefe stated Nick and Melanie Schott had a
work session with the committee to discuss the possibility
of rezoning an area currently zoned Residential on South
Main Street/Munson Street for the purposes of installing
an automatic carwash.  She stated that the committee had
concerns with spot zoning, as well as concerns with
traffic and neighbors.  She stated that the committee
members indicated that they might be more supportive of
the idea if there was positive feedback and support from
neighbors in that area.

Councilmember OKeefe stated that the committee wants to
further discuss the JEDD document at their next meeting.  
She stated that the committee wanted to know the vision of
the JEDD in terms of types of businesses sought.  She
stated that they asked about light manufacturing and
whether or not it would be permitted.  Councilmember
Barsky (who was also at the meeting) stated that she urged
the committee to write down their questions, as well as
provide any feedback.  She added that the Township
Trustees are reviewing the JEDD document in their planning
committee and they should have comments back to her
sometime this month.  

Planning & Zoning Committee
Councilmember Barsky stated that a survey was requested
for 116 East Broadway to reaffirm where the boundaries
are.  She stated that the committee is reviewing  sub-
division regulation changes proposed by Village Planner,
Chris Strayer.  Councilmember Barsky asked Manager Hickman
to check with Doyle Clear and make sure he is aware of
future meeting times.    

Recreation Commission
No Report.

Union Cemetery
No Report.   

Senior Committee
Mayor Robertson stated that she met with a representative
from National Church Residences, Trudy Knox, and Bill
Wernet.  She stated that it has been the Senior  
Committees intent to help alleviate the problem of older
people feeling as though they have to move out of
Granville due to inadequate housing options.  She stated
that they looked at several possible areas that could have
buildings on them, including the back area of the Bryn Du
property.  Vice Mayor Lucier asked if this is a religious
organization.  Mayor Robertson stated that they are non-
denominational, and the types of facilities they build are
not considered to be assisted living.  Mayor Robertson
stated that National Church Residences builds all types of
housing with various options.  She stated that they have
done some recent projects in the Columbus area.  Mayor
Robertson stated that they have also built nursing homes.  
Vice Mayor Lucier asked if they have looked at the
Granville Solvents Plant.  Mayor Robertson stated that
they did not look at that particular area.   
 
OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS
Senior Foundation
Law Director Crites stated that a proposal to fund the
start up costs for a 501C3 to  establish a Senior
Foundation came in from Trudy Knox.  He stated that he was
asked to research whether or not it would be permissible
to use public funds for this expenditure.  He stated that
it is his opinion that this particular matter would not be
permissible because it does not extend services, but
instead the funds apply to the start up costs.
 
Granville Solvents Update
Manager Hickman stated that the area has been named clean
and safe by the Ohio EPA.  He stated that there are eight
entities that own the property zoned in the Commercial
Service District.  Manager Hickman stated that due to the
high costs to alleviate the problems, there are several
liens on the property and back taxes are due.  Manager
Hickman stated that he was contacted (by letter) on issues
involving the redevelopment of the property.  Council was
unclear as to what role they might play.  Manager Hickman
stated that it might be possible to use US EPA and Clean
Ohio funds, as long as the funds are used for beneficial
improvements of the property.  Council discussed rezoning
possibilities associated with the property.  Vice Mayor
Lucier stated that it would not be permissible to rezone
the property and make it less valuable.  Councilmember
Hartfield stated that she didnt feel Council should have
anything to do with the property due to the liens and
legal issues.  She wondered if the liens would carry over
if the property were acquired by the Village.  Manager
Hickman agreed to check on the liens associated with the
property, as well as have the Granville Solvents
representative speak to Council at a future Council
meeting.  

Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 28th from 5:30-7:00.  It was noted that
Heath City Trick or Treat will be held on the same night.

Other
Vice Mayor Lucier asked to have minutes from the Planning
Commission and BZBA meetings emailed to Council after each
meeting.  Manager Hickman stated he would take care of the
minutes getting emailed.

Councilmember OKeefe stated that there will be a meeting
with Lyn Straker, Jim Havens, and Jay Hottinger attending
to discuss issues facing our schools regarding municipal
and school boundaries.  

Mayor Robertson stated that she attended the Community
Meeting at the Davis-Shai house.  She stated that the city
of Heath was quite cordial, and much can be learned on the
restoration project they did at the Davis-Shai house in
regards to the Bryn Du Mansion.  She stated that Granville
will host the next Community Meeting on November 29, 04.  

Mayor Robertson stated that she attended the Newark
Planning Commission meeting by invitation of Mayor Bain.  
She distributed copies of a letter she read aloud at the
meeting regarding the Thornwood rezoning issue.  Mayor
Robertson stated that the Newark service director argued
against the changing of zoning in this area.

Mayor Robertson stated that she and Manager Hickman met
with a colleague of Councilmember Barskys, Steve Millet,
to discuss strategic planning.  Councilmember Barsky also
attended the meeting.  Mayor Robertson stated that Mr.
Millet will be conducting a ½ day workshop with some of
the village staff to further address strategic planning
and budgeting.  The workshop will be on October 20, 04.  
She stated that Mr. Millet will be paid the Battelle
consulting rate for a half day of work, and he is then
willing to work pro bono with the Council in the evening
hours.  Councilmember Herman inquired on the content and
process of the October 20th meeting.  He stated that it
was his understanding that there would be some strategic
indicators.  Councilmember Barsky stated that they would
be building on the comprehensive plan review and not
redoing work that has already been done.  She stated that
they will analyze what type of data is needed to make
decisions.  Councilmember Barsky asked Manager Hickman to
gather the needed information for Mr. Millet.  She
suggested the MORPC report, budget, and comprehensive plan
update.  Councilmember Herman stated that he may also want
to look at the summary information he provided from eleven
years ago.  

Mayor Robertson and Vice Mayor Lucier stated they will be
leaving over Labor Day weekend to attend the Granville,
Massachusetts celebration.  Mayor Robertson read aloud a
proclamation they will present at the celebration.  It was
stated that the trip will be funded with personal funds.  

Councilmember Barsky inquired on the Economic, Finance,
and Personnel Committee looking at the Fair Labor Act
updates in regards to the Municipal League.  Manager
Hickman stated that this issue could be added to their
agenda.  

Councilmember Barsky stated that the next three Planning
and Zoning meetings will be held at 2:00.  

Council reminded Manager Hickman that they still need to
approve the Mayors Reports for June and July.  Manager
Hickman stated that he would have these on the agenda for
the next Council meeting.  Manager Hickman stated that the
numbers Council inquired on for the reports are indeed
zero.  He stated that Council also inquired if charges
were filed in a particular incident.  Manager Hickman
stated that charges were filed.  Councilmember Barsky
asked if there could be some type of running list with
requests Council makes for Manager Hickman to serve as
reminders.  Manager Hickman stated yes.  

 ADJOURNMENT
    At 9:34 pm, Councilmember Barsky moved to adjourn
the meeting.  Second by Councilmember Hartfield.  Motion
carried, 7-0.  Meeting adjourned.


     
Submitted by Melanie Schott

Monday
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Council Minutes 8/18/04

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
August 18, 2004

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


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


ROLL CALL
 
    Those responding to the roll call were,
Councilmembers Barsky, Hartfield, Herman, Main, OKeefe,
and Mayor Robertson; Manager Hickman and Law Director
Crites.  Motion carried.
     
Councilmember Herman moved to excuse Vice Mayor Lucier for
the time that she would not be present.  Seconded by
Councilmember Hartfield.

Vice Mayor Lucier arrived at 7:34 pm.
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:35 pm)
      Councilmember Main moved to accept the agenda as
presented, seconded by Councilmember Barsky.  Motion
carried.

 
CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:35 pm)
No one appeared to speak.

Mayor Robertson closed public comments at 7:35 pm.

 
PUBLIC HEARING
None scheduled


NEW BUSINESS  (7:37 pm)
    Resolution No. 04-55, A Resolution To Authorize
The Village Manager To Submit A Grant Application For 2004-
2005 Capital Improvement Projects To District 17, Ohio
Public Works Commission, For Funding was introduced by
Councilmember OKeefe.  Second by Councilmember Main.

Discussion: Manager Hickman stated that the Resolution
would allow the village to apply for grant funding from
the Ohio Public Works Commission.  He stated that if the
grant is received they would be looking at extending water
service to the Service Department (behind Granville
Market) and from Pinehurst to the corporation limit on
Welsh Hills Road.  Councilmember OKeefe asked if the
residents would be responsible for any portion of the
water extension.  Manager Hickman stated that there is no
cost to the residents.   He stated that 80% would be
funded by the grant, while the remaining 20% would be
local funding.  Councilmember Herman asked what the 20%
contribution is estimated to be.  Manager Hickman
estimated somewhere around $50,000.  Councilmember OKeefe
asked what would happen if the grant money didnt get
awarded.  Manager Hickman stated that they would reapply
for the grant the following year and perhaps local funding
could be used.  Manager Hickman stated that the Service
Department is in need of the water extension for fire
protection.           

Councilmember Herman offered the following friendly
amendment:
Change the year 2000 to 2004.

    Motion carried (7-0).  Resolution No. 04-55 is
adopted.

    Ordinance No. 20-04, An Ordinance To Amend
Sections 331.12 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village
Of Granville was introduced by Councilmember Barsky.  
Second by Vice Mayor Lucier.

Discussion: None.

Mayor Robertson scheduled the public hearing for September
1, 2004.  

OLD BUSINESS
None scheduled


REVIEW OF MINUTES  
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of August 4, 2004
Councilmember Barsky moved to accept the minutes as
amended; seconded by Councilmember OKeefe.  Motion
carried, 7-0.   


MAYORS COURT REPORT   June and July
The Mayors Court Reports for the months of June and July
were presented for review.

Discussion: Council asked for additional information where
blank spaces were not filled in.  Manager Hickman stated
he would get this information to Council.  Council agreed
to review and accept the reports at a future Council
meeting.   


MANAGERS REPORT  June
The Managers Report for the month of June was presented
for review.  

Discussion: Councilmember Barsky inquired on an assault of
a student by another student   at Granville high school.  
She asked if there was any resolution to the matter, and
did the incident occur.  Mayor Robertson asked if charges
were filed in this incident.  Manager Hickman stated he
didnt think so, but he would further look into this.  
Council discussed how this one incident showed a spike
when depicted on a graph.    

Council further discussed the way the information is
reported.  Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she didnt find
the graphs to be of more value, but rather excessive.  
Councilmember Barsky stated that from her perspective it
is easier to follow the charts with graphs than look at
all of the numbers, especially when you are looking for
trends over time.  Mayor Robertson stated that she found
the graphs to be useful, but it might be nice to have more
graphs on one page to save paper.  Council also discussed
having a Category Report.  After further discussion,
Council stated that there is a Category of Assault in
the Report.  Mayor Robertson stated that when incidents
like the assault at Granville high school occur Council
needs to be aware of them.  Manager Hickman stated that he
would talk with Chief Cartnal on how violent crimes are
recorded and see if better explanations can be given to
Council.  He stated that he would have Chief Cartnal
review the tape so he can hear the comments made by
Council on this matter.

     
MANAGERS REPORT  July
The Managers Report for the month of July was presented
for review.  

Discussion: Mayor Robertson made reference to number
fourteen in the report, she stated that she thought it was
good that Chief Cartnal had spoken with the parents of
juveniles throwing rocks.  

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she noticed in the June and
July reports, there are zero incidents under Parking on a
Sidewalk/Curb Lawn.  She stated that she knows of many
times when she encounters a blocked area.  Vice Mayor
Lucier stated that she would like to see better
enforcement of this, especially with the energy the
community is investing in Walkability.  Manager Hickman
stated that this may be a case where tickets were not
issues, but friendly warnings.  Vice Mayor Lucier stated
that she wouldnt care if tickets were issued, as long as
this occurrence stops.  She stated that if an officer
reminding people works, that is fine too.  

Councilmember Barsky stated that she has noticed that the
stop sign at Elm and Prospect Street is often violated.  
Vice Mayor Lucier added that the stop sign on Pearl and
Elm is also often violated.  Councilmember OKeefe stated
that she had recently received a complaint about cars not
stopping at the stop sign at Burg and Samson Street.  
Councilmember Main added that this stop sign is often
ignored, and people dont even slow down.  Mayor Robertson
stated that the Pearl and College Street intersection has
improved.  Manager Hickman stated that he would pass all
of these comments on to Chief Cartnal.  He went on to say
that this could be looked at in the LSSU committee.  

     Councilmember Hartfield moved to accept the June
and July reports; seconded by Councilmember OKeefe.  
Motion carried 7-0.

    Mayor Robertson instructed the reports be filed
with the Clerk.  A copy of said reports are included as
part of these Minutes.  


COMMITTEE REPORTS  

Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP)  Hartfield,
Herman, Lucier
Councilmember Herman stated that they are awaiting
information that is to be provided by Village Planner,
Chris Strayer.  He asked Manager Hickman to check into
this.  Manager Hickman agreed.

Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) 
Lucier, Hartfield, Main
Next meeting will be October 1st at 9:00 am.
Councilmember OKeefe asked if the neighbors on East
Broadway have been contacted in regards to a discussed
project (narrowing roads, adding trees, widening the
sidewalk, and traffic calming).  Manager Hickman stated
yes, although no date has been set.

Planning Commission  OKeefe
Councilmember OKeefe stated that Norm Ingle and Jim Siegel
attended to discuss a proposed gazebo on Opera Park.  She
stated that the Kiwanis will scrap the idea of the gazebo
and look at other options as their legacy project for the
Granville Bicentennial.  She stated that directional signs
and sandwich board signs were discussed.  Councilmember
Barsky asked Councilmember Hartfield to make the Chamber
of Commerce aware of the discussions on signage.  Mayor
Robertson added that the businesses need to be aware of
these meetings.  She asked Manager Hickman to contact
Barbara Hammond in regards to the next meeting.  It was
stated that Ms. Hammond has previously attended several
meetings where signage issues were discussed. Lastly,
Councilmember OKeefe stated that the village will be
getting a knitting store.   

Planning & Zoning Committee (P&Z)  Barsky, OKeefe,
Robertson
Councilmember Barsky stated that the committee met to set
some deadlines.  She stated that the JEDD document was
passed on to the Planning Commission, as well as the
Township Trustees.  She stated that the Trustees were
having their zoning board review the document.  
Councilmember Barsky stated that it was her hope to set up
a meeting date in October to get the Trustees feedback.  
Councilmember Barsky stated that the committee was updated
on the Speedway situation.  Councilmember Barsky stated
that there will be a meeting on August 20th and September
20th.  The September meeting will include access
management discussions with Doyle Clear.  She stated that
some of these issues should also be looked at in the LSSU
committee.  She stated that she would further discuss this
with Councilmember Hartfield.   

Union Cemetery Main
No Report.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS
 
    Senior Foundation  Manager Hickman stated that he
would get this information to Council in their packets,
and this could be discussed at the next Council meeting.  


    Biketoberfest  Manager Hickman stated that this
is an intergovernmental cooperation with Newark-Heath-
Granville.  He stated that Granvilles participation in
Biketoberfest will take place at the Bryn Du Mansion.  He
stated that the event will be a bi-athalon (bike race and
run), as well as a safety program.  Manager Hickman stated
that Biketoberfest will be October 2nd from 9:00-6:00.  He
asked for any interested Councilmembers to contact him on
participating for this event.  Manager Hickman also stated
that the Kiwanis would be participating.  Councilmember
OKeefe asked if a list of areas where help is needed could
be emailed to her.  Manager Hickman stated yes.  Mayor
Robertson stated that it might be a good idea to have t-
shirts for Councilmembers to wear so area residents could
know who their Councilmembers are.  Vice Mayor Lucier
added that the t-shirts could be turned in and re-used for
other purposes.    

    Other  Mayor Robertson stated that she would be
meeting with the Our Town publication on Friday, August
20th.  She stated that any member of Council wishing to
discuss various topics that they are working on in
committees, etc. is welcome to attend.  Councilmember
OKeefe stated that she would be willing to attend the
Friday meeting.  

Vice Mayor Lucier asked Law Director Crites for an update
on the sign ordinance and information on the Sentinel
article.  Law Director Crites stated that he will give the
proposed amendments to committee on Friday.  He stated
that this issue should come before Council in early fall.  
Councilmember Main added that he believed the Sentinel
article was good and he agreed with the
unconstitutionality of our Ordinance.  He stated that
many people put signs up and they are not aware of the
right of way.  Mayor Robertson stated that she has noticed
many signs located in the right of way.  She asked what
happens to those signs.  Manager Hickman stated that the
signs in the right of way are pulled and left at the
village offices for anyone wishing to pick them up.  Mayor
Robertson stated that perhaps the location of any pulled
signs could be announced in the newspaper.  Mayor
Robertson clarified that signs located on residential
property are not pulled.  Manager Hickman stated that the
village does contact political parties to remind them that
signs are not permitted in the right of way.  

Mayor Robertson stated that a joint meeting with
Granville/Newark/Heath will be on August 30th.  She stated
that she hopes all of Council can attend and that it is
always good for Granville to have a good showing at these
kinds of events.  

Mayor Robertson and Vice Mayor Lucier stated that they
will be attending the Granville Massachusetts 250th
anniversary celebration over Labor Day.  

EXECUTIVE SESSION
    Pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(3)  To conference with
an attorney for the public body concerning disputes
involving the public body that are the subject of pending
or imminent court action (118 South Main Street).

Councilmember OKeefe moved to enter into Executive
Session,  Seconded by Councilmember Main.

Roll call: Herman, Lucier, Barsky, Main, Robertson,
OKeefe, Hartfield (7, 0)

Time in: 8:32 pm.

Vice Mayor Lucier moved exit out of Executive Session and
return to Regular Session.  Seconded by Councilmember
Barsky.

Time out: 8:43 pm.

Roll call: Hartfield, OKeefe, Robertson, Main, Barsky,
Lucier, Herman (7, 0)



ADJOURNMENT (8:45 pm)
    Councilmember Main moved to adjourn.  Second by
Vice Mayor Lucier.    Motion carried, 7-0.  Meeting
adjourned.

       
  Submitted by Melanie Schott

Monday
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Council Minutes 8/4/04

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
August 4,  2004


CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Robertson at 7:35 pm)


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


ROLL CALL
    Those responding to the roll call were
Councilmembers Herman, Main, OKeefe, Vice Mayor Lucier
and Mayor Robertson.  Law Director Crites and Chief
Cartnal.   

Councilmember Main moved to excuse Councilmember Barsky.  
Seconded by Councilmember OKeefe.  It was noted that
Councilmember Hartfield would be late.  Councilmember
Herman moved to excuse Councilmember Hartfield for the
duration that she would not be present.  Seconded by
Councilmember OKeefe.   

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:37 pm)
Mayor Robertson moved to amend the agenda to hold an
Executive Session after Citizens Comments, and move the
Krone Appeal (Item 7B) after the Executive Session.  
Seconded by Councilmember Main.  Motion carried.


CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:38 pm)
 Bicentennial Commission  Richard Daly, President of the
Bicentennial Commission, 2776 Burg Street.  Mr. Daly
updated Council on the progress made by the Bicentennial
Commission.  He stated that there are Bicentennial
products for sale in the village offices.  He stated that
soon these products will be available in local
businesses.  Mr. Daly went on to say that the final
community planning meeting will be on September 18th from
9:00  11:00.  He stated that the public is welcome to
attend and that this meeting will give information on how
people can participate.  Mr. Daly stated that a newsletter
will be going out, and anyone wishing to be on the
newsletter mailing list should contact Jody Chiles at 321-
1155.  Mr. Daly stated that the Bicentennial Commission
has gotten their first corporate sponsor.  He stated that
Park National Bank would be sponsoring the ball.  Mr. Daly
also stated that various organizations are working on
their legacy projects to be given to Granville.  He stated
that the Rotary Club will sponsor a New Years Eve party
and donate a clock to be placed outside the village
offices as their legacy project.  Mr. Daly stated that the
township Trustees are working on what their legacy project
will be.  Mr. Daly stated that the Kiwanis Club would like
to gift a gazebo to be placed at Opera Park to the
village.  He stated that he was there to ask for Council
to accept the concept of this proposal by the Kiwanis
Club.  Mr. Daly stated that it was thought that the gazebo
could be used for public speaking, bands, craft stand,
meetings, and Christmas caroling.  He went on to say that
the size, shape, and architecture would still need to be
determined, and it would be their intent to go through the
Planning Commission.  Mr. Daly stated that it wouldnt
make sense for them to do the work of going through the
Planning Commission if Council did not accept the concept
of the Kiwanis gifting the gazebo to that location.  He
stated that if the concept is accepted, than a formal
proposal by the Kiwanis Club would come before Council at
a later time.  Mayor Robertson asked when they needed
Councils feedback.  Mr. Daly stated as soon as
possible.  Councilmember OKeefe asked when the Kiwanis
Club proposes to be done with the gazebo.  Mr. Daly stated
that they are flexible on the timeframe of installing the
gazebo.  Mayor Robertson stated that it would be her
preference to see this go before the Planning Commission.  
Councilmember Herman agreed he too would like input by the
Planning Commission.  Vice Mayor Lucier stated that it may
be wise to first see if the Village wants a structure in
the Opera Park location.  Councilmember Main suggested
having a work session and Planning Commission meeting.  
Mayor Robertson asked that Council to be ready to
seriously talk about this issue at their next meeting in
two weeks.      

Trudy Knox, 123 Elm Street, Apartment D, spoke to Council
in regards to the Senior Foundation.  She stated that a
previous Council voted to lend $10,000 (interest free) to
the Senior Foundation, and that this money would be given
to the Columbus Foundation to oversee.  Ms. Knox stated
that she was before Council to request an additional $1500
for an application to set up a 501C3, acquire a federal ID
number, and become incorporated in Ohio.  She stated that
the entire amount may not be needed, depending on the
final costs associated with applying for 5013C status.  
Mayor Robertson stated some of the history behind setting
up the Granville Foundation.  She explained the previous
Council had passed a Resolution to lend the money and that
over time the $10,000 would be returned to the village.  
Mayor Robertson stated that the timeframe to set up the
foundation was by the end of 2004, and that the setup fees
were not included at the time the $10,000 was
appropriated.  Vice Mayor Lucier asked if the $10,000
appropriation was already in the budget, and asked if the
requested $1500 was in addition to the $10,000.  Mayor
Robertson stated yes.  Councilmember OKeefe asked what the
Columbus Foundations role would be.  Ms. Knox stated that
the Columbus Foundation would oversee the money.  She
stated that an attorney (Lisa Jolly) working for the
Columbus Foundation would work with the Granville
Foundation.  She stated that the Columbus Foundation has
over 28 brokerage firms to work with, and they consult on
fundraising.  Ms. Knox stated that the Granville
Foundation would invest the money, while the Columbus
Foundation would counsel.  Councilmember Herman asked who
makes the requests to ask for the $10,000 and $1500
appropriations from Council.  Mayor Robertson stated that
these decisions came from the Senior Committee.  Ms. Knox
added that the Senior Committee has set up a temporary
advisory board to work on the creating of the Granville
Foundation.  Mayor Robertson asked for this issue to be
put on the agenda for the next Council meeting.    

Furthermore, Ms. Knox stated that the Senior Committee is
moving ahead to form a committee to look for available
land for moderate cost senior housing.  She stated that
United National Church Residencies and Lutheran Housing
are potential developers, if they can find the needed
land.  Ms. Knox went on to say that this is not HUD type
housing.  She stated that one area she saw as a
possibility could be on the hillside of the Bryn Du
property.  Ms. Knox stated that Council voted sometime
back that public land could be used for senior housing.    


 
Mayor Robertson closed citizens comments at 7:57 pm.

 
PUBLIC HEARING
    None Scheduled.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Vice Mayor Lucier moved to adjourn the Milner Road hearing
and enter into Executive Session, Pursuant to Ohio Revised
Code Section 121.22 (G)(3), for the purpose of
conferencing with an attorney for the public body
concerning disputes involving the public body that are the
subject of imminent court action (Krone Appeal).  
    
Roll Call vote: Herman, Main OKeefe, Lucier, Robertson.

Time In: 8:00 pm.

Councilmember Main moved to adjourn Executive Session.  
Seconded by Councilmember OKeefe.

Roll Call vote: Lucier, Robertson, Main, OKeefe, Herman.

Time Out: 8:35 pm.

 

Krone Appeal Decision

Councilmember Main moved to uphold the decision by the
Planning Commission in regards to the Krone Appeal.  
Seconded by Councilmember Herman.  

Roll Call: Lucier, Herman, Main, OKeefe, Robertson (5, 0).

Discussion: None.


NEW BUSINESS  (8:37 pm)
    Resolution No. 04-50, A Resolution To Appoint The
Granville Arts Commission   was introduced by
Councilmember Main.  Second by Vice Mayor Lucier.  

Discussion: Mayor Robertson stated that there is one more
opening for a Denison representative.  She stated that Ron
Abram, an art professor from Denison University, has
expressed interest in being appointed.  She stated that
this might be a good fit, since Mr. Abram is a print
maker, and the other Denison representative is a music
professor.  

Councilmember Main asked if the Granville Village Council
representative is intended to be a member from Council.  
Mayor Robertson stated that it was her sense that this
need not be a member of Council, but could be someone
appointed by Council.

Council was asked to list their top three choices to serve
on the Granville Arts Commission.  Council voted by ballot.

Council agreed to appoint Ron Abram as the 2nd  Denison
Representative.  Lois Forman-Wernet was appointed as the
Granville Village Council representative.  Stephen  
Trumbell and Kyle Morgan were appointed as the Community-
at large representatives.  

Mayor Robertson stated that former Councilmember Clifton
Crais would be happy to know that the Arts Commission is
now in place.  

Councilmember Hartfield arrived at 8:40 pm.

Motion carried (6-0).  Resolution No. 04-50 is adopted.



OLD BUSINESS
    None Scheduled.   


REVIEW OF MINUTES  
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of July 7, 2004
Councilmember Herman moved to accept the minutes as
amended.  Second by Councilmember OKeefe.  Motion carried,
6-0.   

Vice Mayor Lucier stated that the minutes taken by the
court reporter during the 2nd Krone appeal hearing were
incorrect.  She stated that many comments were incorrectly
attributed to her. Law Director Crites stated that he has
made a note of this concern.


COMMITTEE REPORTS  
Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks & Utility Committee
Councilmember Hartfield stated that the meeting minutes
are in Councils packets.  She stated that there has been
some discussion on the appropriate location for the
pedestrian bridge spanning over Raccoon Creek.  
Councilmember Hartfield stated that some people would like
to see it located closer to provide better access to the
downtown area.  Village Planner, Chris Strayer, stated
that he would be willing to work with the engineer on
this.  Mr. Strayer also stated that he would like to meet
with the committee at their next meeting on August 13th in
regards to several issues.

Mayor Robertson noted that the meeting minutes incorrectly
note Gabe Kaplan.  She stated that it should read Abram
Kaplan.   


Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee
Councilmember Herman stated that the committee discussed
the River Road project.  He stated that property owners
Earl Shurtz and John Klauder were interested in
discussions concerning River Road.  Mayor Robertson asked
how many property owners have attended the meetings.  
Councilmember Herman stated that both Mr. Shurtz and Mr.
Klauder have attended previous meetings.  He stated that
an informal survey was done by Jack Thornborough about a
year and a half ago.  He stated that Mr. Thornborough felt
that over fifty percent of the land owners had interest in
annexation.  Councilmember Herman stated that Manager
Hickman would be working on getting the property owners
together.  

Councilmember Herman stated that Chris Strayer will be
providing some needed information regarding the economic
analysis.  Mr. Strayer stated that he can most likely have
this information by the third week in August.  

Vice Mayor Lucier asked for further information regarding
the notation in the minutes referring to sprinkler
incentives.  Councilmember Herman stated that
Councilmember Barsky had asked about fire sprinklers for
downtown buildings and the committee is looking at
investigating the possibility of grants that could finance
sprinklers for the interior of buildings.  Mayor Robertson
stated that Council has discussed this issue on and off
over the years.  She stated that the village has upgraded
the current water system so it is sufficient to allow
sprinkler systems to be installed.  Vice Mayor Lucier
asked what the village standards are in regards to
sprinkler systems.  Village Planner, Chris Strayer, stated
that they are provided by the Licking County Building
Department.  Vice Mayor Lucier asked if Council could get
a copy of these standards.  Chris Strayer stated yes.  
Councilmember OKeefe asked if fire checks are done in
Granville and by whom are they done.  Chris Strayer stated
that fire checks are done only when a change of use
request is made or for a new building permit.  
Councilmember Hartfield stated that she believes the
Granville Fire Department does check on the business
establishments in Granville.  Councilmember Herman stated
that his approach to installing sprinkler systems would
not be through regulations, but by providing incentives
for businesses who install them.  Chris Strayer stated
that he would further research what grant monies might be
available for installing sprinkler systems in historic
buildings.  

Planning & Zoning Committee
Mayor Robertson stated that she would answer any questions
Council might have concerning the meeting minutes since
Councilmember Barsky was not available.  She stated that
the committee had discussions on an Access Management
Plan.  She stated that this is needed for analysis of
each road within our jurisdiction so as to set up
regulations that avoid the kind of problem that has arisen
at Milner Road.  Mayor Robertson stated that the
committee will discuss subdivision regulations at the
August 13th meeting, JEDD discussions on August 20th, and
continue discussion of Cherry Valley Road on September
23rd.  Mayor Robertson stated that they hope to meet with
township Trustees at the August 20th JEDD discussion
meeting.  Councilmember OKeefe stated that the committee
did meet with Doyle Clear.  Vice Mayor Lucier stated that
it appears many of the items on the Planning and Zoning
Committees agenda should be looked at in the Lights,
Streets, Sidewalks, and Utilities (LSSU) Committee.  Mayor
Robertson stated that where there is an overlap in
function, it is hoped that the issues move from one
committee to the next.    

Union Cemetery
No Report.   

Planning Commission
Councilmember OKeefe stated that an awning and building
sign were approved for Prudential Integrity One Real
Estate.  She also stated that the Planning Commission
approved wall, window, and projecting signs for Babs
Closet - a womens boutique.  Councilmember OKeefe stated
that signage for TLR and Associates was approved on S.
Main Street, and a tin roof for the Barsky residence was
also approved.  

Councilmember OKeefe stated that owners of 116 East
Broadway  1st Federal  Jerry Martin agreed to waive a 45
day timeline.  Some issues that arose were having Village
Planner, Chris Strayer. look into Resolution 79-6 which
allowed the bank to construct a depository window.  He
stated that the bank window is considered to be on village
property.  Mr. Strayer stated that there is some concern
on the proposed balcony, and the fact that it is
considered to be in village air space.  Councilmember
OKeefe stated that architectural details involving an
enclosed stairwell were also discussed. Councilmember
OKeefe stated that Ben Rader wrote a letter expressing his
concern over food and beverages being thrown over the
proposed balcony.  She stated that Mr. Rader is concerned
with who will upkeep the property.  Mayor Robertson asked
that this be further discussed at their next meeting.

Recreation Commission
Councilmember OKeefe stated that the committee discussed
the next development phase of Raccoon Valley Park.  She
stated that the Commission is working on the development
of fields and they want to be self sufficient and not have
to rely on holding programs at the schools.  She stated
that the Commission received $40,000 in grants from the
Rotary for development and maintenance of a girls softball
field.    

 
OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS
Support our Troops and Families 
Mayor Robertson asked if anyone was able to attend the
meeting on August 7th  6:00 pm at the National Guard
Armory.  No one on Council was able to attend.  Mayor
Robertson asked for this information to be passed on to
Village staff in case anyone would like to attend to
represent Granville.  

Councilmember Hartfield stated that there will be a
Community Connection Meeting on September 27th at 7:00.  


 ADJOURNMENT
    At  9:20 pm, Councilmember Herman moved to adjourn
the meeting.  Second by Councilmember Main.  Motion
carried, 4-0.  Meeting adjourned.

                            

Submitted by Melanie Schott