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Council Minutes 11/1/06

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

 COUNCIL MINUTES

 November 1, 2006

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

(by Mayor Hartfield at 7:30 pm)

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

ROLL CALL

 Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Barsky, McGowan, Mershon, Tegtmeyer, Vice Mayor Herman, Mayor Hartfield; Manager Holycross, and Law Director Crites.

Vice Mayor Herman moved to excuse Councilmember O’Keefe. Second by Councilmember Barsky.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:34 pm)

(7:34 pm)

 

 

Councilmember Mershon moved to amend the agenda by adding an Executive Session to discuss the compensation of an employee after ‘Other Council Matters.’ Second by Councilmember McGowan. Councilmember Mershon accept the agenda as amended. Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried (6-0).

 

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:35 pm)

(7:35 pm)Bill Lozier, HNTB, presented a Powerpoint presentation regarding the Cherry Valley Road/Route 16 Interchange and Thornwood Drive improvements. He stated that LCATS would be working to fund the project and they have been working on the study for over a year now. He stated that they are currently in Step 4 (Strategic Plan) of a 14 step process. Mr. Lozier stated that there are basically two separate projects – one being Thornwood Drive improvements and the other being the Cherry Valley Road interchange. He stated that he hopes that there will be a third project of a bridge crossing Raccoon Creek, but this has not yet been funded. Mr. Lozier stated that they anticipate work to begin on Thornwood Drive in 2010, and that the State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road Interchange would be sometime after 2013. A gentlemen in the audience asked what type of interchange this would be. Mr. Lozier stated that it would be a conventional diamond. Chris Strayer added that the proposed interchange would be similar to the one at State Route 16 and Route 37. Mr. Lozier stated that Granville passed a Resolution asking for the west bound ramp of Newark-Granville Road to be left open after the road changes are complete. Mr. Lozier explained that he believes ODOT will most likely not keep the ramp open. He stated that it is likely that ODOT will reconnect Newark-Granville Road to Granville Road. Councilmember Barsky asked if the proposed timeframe could be changed due to the changes being done to Route 161; She asked if the intersection at Cherry Valley Road and State Route 16 would reach an "F" status sooner than the anticipated year 2013. Mr. Lozier stated that this is likely. A representative of LCATS stated that this is why they have been encouraged to seek TRAC funding, rather than Safety funds. She stated that there is a limit of 2.5 million dollars when seeking Safety funds, and the interchange is expected to cost much more than this. She implied that if TRAC funding is received, the timeframe could be altered. Mr. Lozier added that the money is very competitive right now and there are many operational problems with roadways in Ohio. He stated that there are eight billion dollars in unfunded projects right now. Vice Mayor Herman asked if the Cherry Valley Road and State Route 16 intersection is known to be the highest crash rate in Licking County. An LCATS representative stated that the 4th Street and State Route 13 has a higher accident rate. Vice Mayor Herman asked if the Cherry Valley Road and State Route 16 would be second. Mr. Lozier stated that this is a good question and they could work on getting the right information to Council. Mr. Lozier stated that they are looking at three options for the interchange, and Alternative 3 seems to be the favorable pick by the stakeholders because the State of Ohio already owns the land in this area and there are very few impacts. He stated that no final decision has been made and there will be opportunities for public input in the near future.

Jeff Gill, Bantry Drive, stated that he expressed an interest in serving on the Planning Commission to Chris Strayer. He stated that he was unable to stay for the duration of the meeting because he needed to get his son home, but he would be delighted to serve the community by helping on the Planning Commission.

, Bantry Drive, stated that he expressed an interest in serving on the Planning Commission to Chris Strayer. He stated that he was unable to stay for the duration of the meeting because he needed to get his son home, but he would be delighted to serve the community by helping on the Planning Commission.

 

 

Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens’ Comments at 8:14 pm.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Ordinance No. 14-06, An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance Of Not To Exceed $1,250,000 Of Notes By The Village Of Granville, Ohio, In Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds For The Purpose Of Paying Part Of The Cost Of Acquiring The Mansion Building Property Located AT 537 Jones Road For Village Purposes.

Discussion: No discussion.

Mayor Hartfield closed the public hearing at 8:15 pm.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 14-06, An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance Of Not To Exceed $1,250,000 Of Notes By The Village Of Granville, Ohio, In Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds For The Purpose Of Paying Part Of The Cost Of Acquiring The Mansion Building Property Located At 537 Jones Road For Village Purposes was reintroduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

, An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance Of Not To Exceed $1,250,000 Of Notes By The Village Of Granville, Ohio, In Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds For The Purpose Of Paying Part Of The Cost Of Acquiring The Mansion Building Property Located At 537 Jones Road For Village Purposes was reintroduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Discussion: Vice Mayor Herman asked if there were any pre-payment penalties. Molly Roberts stated that this would be a one year issue. She stated that they anticipate competitive bids and the bids will be taken on November 15th at 11:00am.

 

Roll call vote: Hartfield, Herman, McGowan, Mershon, Barsky, Tegtmeyer. (6-0)

Ordinance No. 14-06 is adopted.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 15-06, An Ordinance To Approve The Development Plan For The Wellert Corporation, DBA Arby’s, At 100 Speedway Drive, Granville, Ohio, With Conditions was introduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Tegtmeyer.

An Ordinance To Approve The Development Plan For The Wellert Corporation, DBA Arby’s, At 100 Speedway Drive, Granville, Ohio, With Conditions was introduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Tegtmeyer.

Mayor Hartfield set the public hearing for Ordinance No. 15-06 for November 15, 2006.

 

Resolution No. 06-43, A Resolution To Fill A Vacancy On The Planning Commission was introduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Councilmember Tegtmeyer.

, A Resolution To Fill A Vacancy On The Planning Commission was introduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Councilmember Tegtmeyer.

Discussion: Those candidates still present were asked by Mayor Hartfield to identify themselves and state their interests in serving on the Planning Commission.

Brad Schneider, 121 Plum Street, stated that he has been to previous Planning Commission and BZBA meetings and is aware of how the two committees interact with each other. He stated that he would have a fair and open mind and take the history and character of Granville into consideration along with blending in the growth and development.

, 121 Plum Street, stated that he has been to previous Planning Commission and BZBA meetings and is aware of how the two committees interact with each other. He stated that he would have a fair and open mind and take the history and character of Granville into consideration along with blending in the growth and development.

Chip Blanchard stated that he is re-introducing himself to Council because he has been before them with interest in serving on the Planning Commission before. He stated that he works at an architectural firm and he is passionate about the issues facing Granville. He stated that he would like to contribute in any capacity to maintain the character and history of Granville.

stated that he is re-introducing himself to Council because he has been before them with interest in serving on the Planning Commission before. He stated that he works at an architectural firm and he is passionate about the issues facing Granville. He stated that he would like to contribute in any capacity to maintain the character and history of Granville.

Chris Strayer stated that Tim Ryan called him to let him know he would not be able to attend the Council meeting because he is on vacation. He stated that he too has interest in serving on the Planning Commission.

Council voted by ballot to appoint a member to the Planning Commission. The names on the ballot included: Jeff Gill, Tim Ryan, Brad Schneider, D. Dottavio, Evelyn Frolking, and Chip Blanchard. The first result of the ballot vote was inconclusive. A second ballot vote confirmed Chip Blanchard to serve on the Planning Commission.

Councilmember Mershon made a motion to amend Resolution No. 06-43 and place the name ‘Chip Blanchard’ in the vacancy spot. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

The amendment to Resolution NO. 06-43 was adopted. (6-0).

 

Resolution No. 06-43 is adopted. (6-0).

Mayor Hartfield thanked those who showed interest in serving the community and asked them to always consider keeping their names in the hat for future vacancies. Councilmember McGowan stated that there are two Planning Commission terms scheduled to expire next year and he is unsure if those filling the positions will wish to remain.

 

 

Resolution No. 06-44, A Resolution To Award The Contract For Bryn Du Fieldhouse Restroom Renovations, As Per Specifications, To Claggett & Sons, Inc. And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore was introduced by Councilmember McGowan. Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

, A Resolution To Award The Contract For Bryn Du Fieldhouse Restroom Renovations, As Per Specifications, To Claggett & Sons, Inc. And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore was introduced by Councilmember McGowan. Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

 

Discussion: Vice Mayor Herman stated that the EFP Committee met and recommended supporting the passage of the Resolution. He stated that they were looking at a tile project as well, but when the bids came in they decided to just focus on the restroom renovations for this year.

Resolution No. 06-44 is adopted. (6-0)

 

REVIEW OF MINUTES

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of October 18, 2006.

Councilmember Tegtmeyer moved to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded by Councilmember Barsky. Motion carried 6-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP) – (Herman, Mershon, Tegtmeyer)

Vice Mayor Herman stated that they met prior to the Council meeting to discuss the Bryn Du improvements. He stated that they requested to have baselines/budget materials for the previous year. Vice Mayor Herman stated that they ended with an Executive Session regarding collective bargaining.

Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)

No Report.

Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) – (Hartfield, Herman, McGowan)

Committee will meet at 5:30pm on November 8th.

Planning Commission – (O’Keefe)

Councilmember Mershon asked if there would be a formal memorandum from the Planning Commission to Council in regards to the Arby’s application. He stated that that current code states that this should take place, but he is not sure if they are operating under the current code or the code at the time the application was submitted. Councilmember Mershon stated that he specifically wondered if they considered traffic circulation at Cherry Valley Road and Speedway. Chris Strayer stated that according to legal counsel they could not consider this because of the original ruling by the courts. Mr. Strayer stated that a recommendation by the Planning Commission should be in Council’s packets.

Planning & Zoning Committee – (Barsky, Mershon, O’Keefe)

Committee will meet at 8am on November 8th.

Comprehensive Plan – (Barsky)

No Report.

Recreation Commission – (McGowan)

No Report.

Senior Committee – (O’Keefe)

No Report.

Tree & Landscape Commission (Barsky)

No Report.

Union Cemetery (Mershon)

No Report.

 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

Mayor Hartfield stated that the Tri-City meeting on Monday was an educational and beneficial program on ethics. She stated that there will be an informal meeting of Granville Township, Village, and Schools at 8am on November 16th.

Councilmember Barsky stated that the Comprehensive Planning Steering Committee met with Vogelmaier on Monday and they reviewed stakeholder’s comments. She stated that they hope to have public input meetings beginning the second week of January. She stated that they would like to post this weekly in the newspapers.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilmember Mershon moved to enter into Executive Session, Pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(1) – "To consider the compensation of an employee". Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Councilmember Mershon moved to enter into Executive Session, Pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(1) – "To consider the compensation of an employee". Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Roll call vote: McGowan, Tegtmeyer, Mershon, Hartfield, Barsky, Herman

Time in: 8:12 pm

Vice Mayor Herman moved to return to regular session. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Roll call vote: Tegtmeyer, Herman, Mershon, Barsky, Hartfield, McGowan.

Time out: 8:56pm

ADJOURNMENT (8:56pm)

(8:56pm)

Councilmember Mershon moved to adjourn. Second by Councilmember Barsky. Motion carried, 6-0. Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

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