Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes June 2, 1982

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CALL TO ORDER
REGULARLY SCHEDULED COUNCIL MEETING
VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
JUNE 2, 1982
Mayor Gallant called the meeting to order at 7: 30 p.m..
ROLL CALL
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Harriott
Councilmember Miller
Councilmember Bartlett
Councilmember Avery
Councilmember Schnaidt
Vice Mayor Davison
Mayor Gallant
Law Director -Drake
Manager Plunkett
DUBLIC HEARING
A public hearing was held at this time for the following legislation:
Ordinance No. 15-82 -An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance priate Funds No. 258-1 And Appro- For State Examiner' s Fees.
No one appeared to speak in favor of or opposed to this ordinance. Public hearing closed at 7: 33 p.m.,with action held for Old Business.
MINUTES
May 19, 1982 -Regular Council Meeting -Vice Mayor Davison moved to approve the minutes of May 19, 1982 regular meeting. Motion seconded by Council- member Harriott. Motion carried.
CITIZENS' COMMENTS
Those who signed the register were:
Steve Cartnal
Jean Barnes
Carl A. Frazier
Arnold Eisenberg
Hazel Hill
Ruth Garwood
Carl Frazier, Councils representative to the Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau, appeared this evening to report to members of Council that the Bureau will be open June, July, August, and September, from 10:00 a.m., to 8:00 p.m.a,t the old railroad station near Hebron. Mr. Frazier also presented each member with a brochure offered by the Bureau to visitors.
Mr. Frazier also reported on the Granville Foundation, and commented that wtheeekF. ellowship M" eals on Wheels" will now be offered three days out of the
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Speaking for himself and members of Council, Mayor tion Gallant expressed apprecia- him to Mr. Frazier for representing Council on these committees, and thanked for his reports.
Mrs. Hazel Hill, Chairman of the Twig 6#,appeared this evening to appeal to Council, the Development Commission' s decision on their sign permit request, for the Thrift shop located at 120 West Broadway. The property is zoned Village Residential District.
Councilmember Avery, Council' s representative to the Development Commission, explained that the Sign Permit request was denied because it was not covered in the existing Sign Code. Due to an unusual circumstance, where by the Development Commission approving an application for an entryw- ay to the Thrift Shop building, the shop had no room to re-install the old sign. Mr. Avery commented that he would like to see the appeal granted.
Following a brief discussidn, a public hearing was scheduled for June 16th, for Council' s consideration on this appeal. Mrs. Hill and other members of Twig 6#, were asked to bring to the hearing a sketch of the proposed sign with dimensions, and proposed location, along with any other information they may feel would be helpful in Council 's review of this appeal.
Financial Resources Study Commission
Members Arnold Eisenberg, Chairman, and Carl A. Frazier, appeared this even- ing to present Council with a written and oral report of their study on existing and potential sources of income for the Village. Following a brief review and discussion, it was agreed by members to a Worksession for June 30th, to allow members time to review the Commission' s report, and write questions down that they may have regarding the report, for the worksession meeting. Members of Council expressed their appreciation to the Commission for their time and work on this study, and directed the Manager to draft a letter of appreication to each of its members. A( copy of the Commission' s report is hereby attached as part of these minutes)
Oath of Office
Mayor Gallant at this time administered the oath of office to Steve Cartnal, wDheopawratms ernetc.ently promoted to the rank of sergeant for the Granville Police
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Recreation Commission -Councilmember Bartlett reported on the Recreation Commission' s meeting held June 1st. Discussion included, Wildwood Park mowing; plans for a Soccer field at Wildwood Park; and the 4th of July Celebration. Since most of the park is in the flood plain area, the Com- mission asked if there were any restrictions to constructing a soccer field at the park. Response to Ms. Bartlett was that only permanent structures Cwoemrempisrsoiohnibited in the flood plain area. Ms. Bartlett commented that the 4th asked if any of the members were opposed to video games at the gambolifngJudlyevCiceelse.bration?No one voiced oppostion to video games, only to
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Development Commission -Councilmember Avery stated that he was out of town
for the May 27th Development Commission meeting, and did not have a report. Mr. Avery did however comment that the Commission has scheduled a public
hearing for June 24, 1982, at 7: 30 p.m.,to hear public comments on the posed modifications to the Sign Code section of the pro- Zoning Ordinance.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 158- 2, A"n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 258-1 And Appro- priate Funds For State Examiner' s Fees"w,as moved for adoption by Council- member Miller. Motion seconded by Councilmember Harriott. Roll call vote: Millery-es, Harriotty-es, Schnaidty-es, Averyy-es, Bartletty-es, Davisony-es, Gallant-yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 15-82 duly adopted.
Law Director, Robert N. Drake, stated that the Vaughn Appeal is scheduled for Thursday, June 5th, at 9: 00 a.m..
NEW BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 168- 2, A"n Ordinance Accepting An Application For Annexation Of Territory And Establishing Certain Zoning Districts"w,as introduced and title read in its entirety by Councilmember Schnaidt. A public hearing was scheduled for June 16, 1982, at 7: 30 p.m.,for the above ordinance.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
June 16, 1982 -Regular Council Meeting -7: 30 p.m..
June 30, 1982 -Council Worksession -7: 30 p.m.. R-eview and discussion of Financial Resourdes Study Commission' s Report.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTSIN/ FORMATION
Manager Plunkett reported that the Pearl Street sewer project is behind schedule and that the work might not be completed by June 15th as planned, and called. efovrenaingS.treet and Sidewalk Committee meeting following regular session this
Regarding G" rowth Policy"L,aw Director Drake stated that annexation was be- creogmainrgdinagpressing issue, and that Council should make their feelings known the matter.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m..
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These minutes are not official until approved by Council and signed by officers.
FINAL REPORT TO GRANVILLE VILLAGE COUNCIL
JUNE 2, 1982
FINANCIAL RESOURCES STUDY COMMISSION
Arnold J. Eisenberg, Chairman
Richard Lucier, Vice ChairmanS/ecretary
Randy Oliverio
Carl Frazier
Richard Johnston
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The Financial Resources Study Commission was appointed by the Village Council
to identify existing and potential sources of revenue and make
recommendations to insure that they will be sufficient to maintain an
adequate level of services and support the capital improvements plan. This
final report summarizes our findings and recommendations.
Examination of receipts and expenditures data for the period 1975-1981 shows
a steady trend towards a reduced rate in growth of income with accompanying
reductions in expenditures. While total receipts have increased since 1979,
the increase reflects several extraordinary items and real, base line income
has not grown significantly.
Charts are attached which show receipts versus expenditures for several key
areas during the seven year period. The General Fund which represents nearly
half of the toal shows the most dramatic decline. The loss of Economic
Development Administration grants and a general reduction in revenue sharing
funds has heavily and unfavorably impacted on General Fund revenues.
A chart is also attached which shows total expenditures over the same period.
It can readily be seen that expenditures have declined in three of the last
four years during a period of double digit inflation! The average total
expenditure since 1975 shows an annualized rate of increase of less than four
percent.
The reduced spending level has required a cut back in services. A number of
programs such as brush pickup have been curtailed and some like tree
replacement and fifty percent sidewalk replacement have been eliminated.
Streets and road repair and the general area of maintenance have been hard
hit. The loss of CETA service and police personnel has exacerbated the problem.
The Village administration has, in the view of the Commission, done commendable job in making the a most efficient use of available resources in coping with this situation. An acceptable level of services has so far been
maintained with minimum staff and many Village employees fulfilling multiple functions.
The cuts in services which have so far been made are not very dramatic, but the implication is that unless current trends are reversed, further, much deeper cuts may be necessary which could affect the quality of life in the Village.
The Commission has concluded and recommends that Council give serious
consideration to means for expanding the revenue base and the tax base to qinusaulriety long term financial health and preserve the level of services and of life in the Village.
The Financial Resources Study Commission was appointed by the Village Council
to identify existing and potential sources of revenue and make
recommendations to insure that they will be sufficient to maintain an
adequate level of services and support the capital improvements plan. Thi s
final report summarizes our findings and recommendations.
Examination of receipts and expenditures data for the period 1975-1981 shows
a steady trend towards a reduced rate in growth of income with accompanying
reductions in expenditures. While total receipts have increased since 1979,
the increase reflects several extraordinary items and real, base line income
has not grown significantly.
Charts are attached which show receipts versus expenditures for several key
areas during the seven year period. The General Fund which represents nearly
half of the toal shows the most dramatic decline. The loss of Economic
Development Administration grants and a general reduction in revenue sharing
funds has heavily and unfavorably impacted on General Fund revenues.
A chart is also attached which shows total expenditures over the same period.
It can readily be seen that expenditures have declined in three of the last
four years during a period of double digit inflation! The average total
expenditure since 1975 shows an annualized rate of increase of less than four
percent.
The reduced spending level has required a cut back in services. A number of
programs such as brush pickup have been curtailed and some like tree
replacement and fifty percent sidewalk replacement have been eliminated.
Streets and road repair and the general area of maintenance have been hard
hit. The loss of CETA service and police personnel has exacerbated the
problem.
The Village administration has, in the view of the Commission, done a
commendable job in making the most efficient use of available resources in
coping with this situation. An acceptable level of services has so far been
maintained with minimum staff and many Village employees fulfilling multiple
functions.
The cuts in services which have so far been made are not very dramatic, but
the implication is that unless current trends are reversed, further, much
deeper cuts may be necessary which could affect the quality of life in the
Village.
The Commission has concluded and recommends that Council give serious
consideration to means for expanding the revenue base and the tax base to
insure long term financial health and preserve the level of services and
quality of life in the Village.
The base for such a tax and the revenue which would be derived are not
precisely known. The questionaire which has had only a fifty percent
response has so far disclosed one hundred fifty potential taxpayers in this
category.
Mandatory Registration
The Commission recommends that income tax registration be made mandatory.
The mechanism to accomplish this is not clear and is a matter for council to
determine.
Annexation
It is the consensus of the Commission that a carefully planned and executed
program of annexation could provide the necessary increase in the tax base
and provide an improved level of services for the resultant enlarged Village.
Such a program must be controlled and carefully monitored by Council to
maintain the full confidence of the residents that the quality of the
community will be preserved.
Commercial development could become a possibility should the Village enlarge. It is a major opportunity to increase the tax base. Granville has all of the
attributes which make a community extremely attractive to large industrial
concerns as a location for Corporate Headquarters or Research Centers. Some
change and growth of this type is inevitable with time and it would be in the
best interests of the community to very carefully monitor and control such growth rather than allow it to overtake us. The Commission recommends that
Council appoint a committee to keep developments it appraised of possibilities and in this area.
The Commission would like to express its appreciation to all the Village personnel who helped us in this task, to Kay Miller for typing of the minutes aansdsisrteapnocrets. and to Village Manager Plunkett for his invaluable guidance and
Respectfully submitted,
Arnold J. Eisenrg, Chairman
Financial Resoces Study Commission
GENERAL FUND REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 1975- 1981
600000
500800
300000
200000
1975 1976 1977 1978
YEAR
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1979 1980
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STREET FUND REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 1975- 1981
30000
27580
20000
17500
1975 1976 1977 1978
YEAR
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1979 1980
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1981
LEGEND: DOLLARS
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WATER FUND REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 1975- 1981
420800
390000
360000
270000
240000
1975 1976 1977 1978
YEAR
EXPENSES
1979 1980
8-El REVENUES
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WASTE WATER FUND REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 1975- 1981
130000
120000
110000
100000
70000
60000
50000
1975 1976 1977 1978
YEAR
EXPENSES
1979 1980
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TOTAL EXPENDITURES 1973-1981
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900000
800000
700000
600000
500000
400000
300000
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1970 1972 1974 1976 1978 1980
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