Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes July 7, 1982

JULY 7, 1982
Mayor Gallant called the meeting to order at 7: 30 p.m..
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Harriott
Councilmember Miller
Councilmember Bartlett
Vice Mayor Davison -
Mayor -
Law Director -
Manager -
Councilmember Harriott moved to excuse absentee members Avery and Schnaidt.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Miller. Motion carried.
June 16, 1982 -Regular Council Meeting -Councilmember Harriott moved to approve
the minutes as corrected. Motion seconded by Vice Mayor Davison. Motion
June 30, 1982 -Special Council Meeting -Vice Mayor Davison moved the minutes
be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Miller. Motion carried.
June 30, 1982 -Council Worksession -Motion to approve the minutes was made by
Councilmember Miller, seconded by Vice Mayor Davison. Motion carried.
Signing the register was:
Molly Amspaugh, Newark Advocate
Ways &Means Committee -Mayor Gallant reported that the committee met July 2nd
with Manager Plunkett to discuss the proposed 1983 County Tax Budget and to
examine areas that might possibly be cut to balance the budget which has a
26,000 shortfall.
Personnel Committee -Councilmember Miller reported that the Personnel Committee
met as well on July 2nd, to discuss what could be done in terms of personnel to
help balance the budget. Cuts suggested are as follows:eliminate the police
foot patrol, and one equipment operator in Street Maintenance and Repair. The
operator would then be picked up by Water &Sewer for lift and pump station
maintenance and available for emergencey situations such as snow plowing, etc..
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Manager Plunkett spoke at this time and reviewed with members a list he prepared
of suggested items to be eliminated in an effort to balance the budget. The areas
to be affected in the General Fund are as follows:
Police -f o(ot patrol, 4th of July overtime, special investigations and equipment
Community Services -C (lean-upF/ ix-up weeks).
Streets -s (treet construction, equipment replacement, and one equipment operator).
Sidewalk Replacement
Administrative -p (rofessional servicesc/onferences, office equipment).
Legislative -C (ouncil salariest Mayor' s Honorarium recodification).
Land &Buildings -j a(nitorial services, Village office repairsu/ pkeep, 2$00 cut
in Zoning Inspector' s salary).
Boards &Commissions -o (ffice supplies).
Law 1($,000 cut in Contractural Services).
Manager Plunkett explained in detail the above suggested cuts, and how each would
affect the Village. In addition to these cuts, Mr. Plunkett reluctantly suggested
that the $3,000 each normally allocated to the Recreation Commission and Granville
Fellowship from Revenue Sharing Funds be eliminated and that portion be applied to
Police salaries. Mr. Plunkett stated that he realized the cuts are severe but
felt they were necessary. He said even with these suggested cuts there is still a
26,000 shortfall.
Mayor Gallant questioned the use of these funds for salaries. He said the
Village has never had to use the Revenue Sharing Funds for Village operations before
and is opposed to using them now. Manager Plunkett responded and explained
that according to the law the only area that Revenue Sharing Funds could be used
for salaries would be for Public Safety, and for that reason he suggested applying
these funds to Police salaries.
A lengthy discussion followed on the proposed cuts. Mayor Gallant suggested that
before continuing with the budget discussion, members might want to excuse
Mr. Drake from the meeting. Mr. Drake was excused from the meeting by mutual
consent of members present, and from the regular meeting of July 21st.
Before leaving, Mr. Drake reported his findings in reference to the Granville
Golf Course Clubhouse' s request for a liquor permit. Mr. Drake said he contacted
Mrs. O' Hare, director of the Board of Elections regarding procedures to voting on
a wet option. Mr. Drake explained- that the liquor permit issue would need to be
on the ballot in the precinct where the Golf Course Clubhouse is located and one
adjacent precinct. He said the Village would also have to pay for the issue to
be placed on the ballot.
Mr. Drake also reported that he has submitted a Charter Amendment draft to the
Manager in reference to Council' s request for non-partisn elections of Village
Officials. The draft includes amendments to Article II, Sections 2.02 and 2. 03,
and an additional paragraph to be added to Article XI, Section 11. 10 of the
Village Charter. The draft will be completed in Resolution form for Council' s
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considerion at the next regular meeting.
Council then continued their discussion of the County Tax Budget' s shortfall and
ways to increase the Village' s revenues. A tax increase in some form seemed
most probable if the budget was to submitted with a balance. The range of tax
options were: a commuter tax, an increase in property taxes, or an increase in
the income tax. Each of these tax options were weighed as to what funds might
be generated and how each of these would affect the citizens of the Village.
Following a lengthy discussion, Council directed the Manager to estimate revenues
from a commuter tax of 1/2%for the purpose of balancing the proposed 1983
County Tax Budget. Council would then continue their discussion of tax options
in order to increase the Village revenues. In an effort to provide the public
with as much information possible on the range of tax options, and the Village' s
need to increase revenues to provide services and capital improvements to the
Village, the Manager was directed to prepare a letter to be distributed to each
resident of the Village and to the two local newspapers, the Granville Sentinel
and Granville Booster, inviting the public to a Council worksession scheduled
for July 28, 1982, at 7: 30 p.m..Council expressed a desire to obtain as much
citizen input as possible before making a decision on what kind of tax increase
would be pursued.
A public hearing on the County Tax Budget and Revenue Sharing Planned Use for
Entitlement Period 14, will be held at a Special Council Meeting on July 14, 1982,
at 7: 30 p.m..Citizens' Comments will be extended to provide for citizen input.
Council closed their discussion of the County Tax Budget.
Mayor Gallant announced that he received a petition of thirty signatures urging
Council to take legal action to control the noice pollution in the Village. Mr.
Gallant said all the signatures are from residents living in the area of King
Hall, between Mulberry/ Plum and Broadway/ Elm.
Vice Mayor Davison commented that he would have a report on noise pollution
and possibly a noise ordinance for Council' s review and consideration at the
meeting of July 21st.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 8: 54 p.m.,following
a motion by Councilmember Miller, seconded by Councilmember Bartlett.
note, page 2, *Council salaries and Mayor' s Honorarium can only be eliminated
from the budget by a Charter Amendment to Secti 07.
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