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Council Minutes August 1, 1984

AUGUST 1, 1984
Mayor Gallant called the meeting to order at 7: 30 p.m..
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember Miller
Councilmember Schnaidt
Councilmember Rader
Councilmember -
Mayor -
Manager -
Councilmember Rader moved to excuse absentee member Davison and Law Director Drake.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Miller. Motion carried.
A public hearing was held at this time for the following ordinance:
Ordinance No. 23-84 -An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 34-83 And Appropriate
Funds For Capital Expenditures In The General Fund.
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 23-84. Public hearing closed
at 7: 33 p.m..Action on this ordinance was held for Old Business.
July 18, 1984 -Regular Council Meeting Minutes -Councilmember Miller moved to
approve the minutes as distributed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Avery. Motion
Those who signed the register were:
Herman L. Counts III, Student Intern/Village Office
Lindsey Park, Newark Advocate
Joyce Boch, Granville Sentinel
Carolyn &Julius Blum
Erin Scanlon, WHTH/ WNKO
Elliot Davidofff
Marianne Masterson
Grace Dils
Audrey Wagner
Margie Davidoff
Mrs. Davidoff questioned whether the Developer' s of the proposed ParnassusVillage
if approved), would be allowed to install signs in the Mt. Parnassus area to the
condominum complex.
Manager Plunkett responded, and said that it would be up to the Development
Commission to make that decision.
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Village of Granville
August 1, 1984
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There were no other comments, questions, or concerns expressed by Citizens at this
Development Commission -Councilmember Avery reported on the Commission' s meeting
held July 26th. At that meeting, the Commission held a public hearing on the
Wright-McClain-Parr Company' s re-zoning request for a parcel of land off Newark-
Granville Road from Suburban Residential District A (SRD- A to Planned Unit District
PUD), and; the proposed usage for that zoning (Parnassus Village), a condominium
Mr. Avery reported that at the hearing objections were not made to the project
itself, but rather to the following items:
a) The proposed additional parking;
b) the probable increase in traffic on Newark-Granville Road, and the safety factor;
c) residents of Mt. Parnassus opposing the proposed access to a portion of
the condominium complex from a road at the top of Mt. Parnassus, voicing
a preference to making a total access to the complex from Newark-Granville
d) residents of Mt. Parnassus opposing any widening of the road at the top
of Mt. Parnassus.
Finally, Mr. Avery said that the Commission gave approval to the re-zoning request
and proposed development plan for that zoning contingent upon the condition that the
plans for roads, utilities, water, and sewer meet Village specifications and that
these plans are approved by the Village' s Engineer. He said when this is done, the
Commission will make their formal recommendation. to Council on the matter.
Members then conducted a lengthy discussion. Following this discussion, members
were in agreement to schedule an informal discussion (equivalent to a worksession),
at the August 15, 1984 Regular Council Meeting, to look over the plans of the project,
discuss concerns, ask questions and allow citizens to ask the. Engineers.
questions and voicestheir concerns. it was also suggested that letters be mailed to
residents of Mt. Parnassus inviting them to attend this meeting to add their input.
Also that the Fire Department be invited and the consulting engineer Bird &Bull,
and the Granville Development Commission.
Mr. Avery then continued with his report on the Development Commission meeting.
Other approvals granted at that meeting were: Architectural Review for a Sign Permit,
Exterior Remodeling, and; an atheletic storage building for Denison University.
Project Report
Mayor Gallant reported that he contacted Norm Kennedy, Chairman of the Granville
Area and Study Planning Commission with regard to a progress report and conclude
this project. He said Mr. Kennedy stated that he would like to see the project through
and regrets not having enough time to spend on the project. The data gathered and
tallied was turned over to Don Valdes. Mr. Gallant recommended that Council terminate
the Commission andrelievemembers of any further obligation. He said he would like to
discuss this with Eric Jones to see if the Township Trustees would concurr with this
1 recommendation.
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Village of Granville
August 1, 1984
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Ordinance No. 23-84, "An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 34-83 And Appropriate
Funds For Capital Expenditures In The General Fund", was moved for adoption by
Councilmember Miller. Motion seconded by Councilmember Rader.
Members then made a quick run down of events with regard to advertising for
bids for a brick walkway in the Opera House Park. The last bids received for
this work produced a low bid of $12,000 and a high bid of $24,000. Members voiced
disapproval in spending so much money for a brick walkway in the park. In addition
to this.:,many felt that a brick wal kway would not only create a maintenance problem
it simply was not the right type of walk for the park.
Councilmember Schnaidt mentioned that he had asked several times for consideration
of a walk that looks like brick but made of colored cement which is poured
into a brick mold.
Following a lengthy discussion, members directed the Village Manager to ask
for informal bids to install concrete walkways in the park so that comparisons can
be made on concrete wal kways vs.] brick. walkways, and do both simultaneously.
Roll call vote on the motion to adopt Ordinance No. 23-84: Miller-No, Rader-Yes,
Avery-Yes, Schnaidt-No, Eisenberg-Yes, Gallant-Yes. Four yes votes, two no votes,
one member absent. Motion carried. Ordinance No. 23-84 duly adopted.
Resolution No. 84-41, "To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into A Contract
With C.F.Bird &R.J.Bull, Ltd.,To Provide Engineering Services For Granville' s
Review And Approval Of The Proposed Parnassus Village Development"w,as introduced
and read in its entirety by Councilmember Avery.
Councilmember Avery moved for passage of Resolution No. 84-41. Motion seconded
by Councilmember Schnaidt.
Manager Plunkett briefly explained that this contract guarantees that our
engineer will be paid. Payment to the engineer will be enforced by an agreement
between the Village and the Developer.
Motion to pass Resolution No. 84-41 carried. Resolution No. 84-41 duly passed.
Resolution No. 84-42, "To Award The Bids For The Backwash Pump Replacement In The
Water Plant", was introduced and read in its entirety by Councilmember Eisenberg.
Councilmember Eisenberg moved for padsage of Resolution No. 84-42. Motion
seconded by Councilmember Miller. Motion carried. Resolution No. 84-42 duly passed.
Resolution No. 844- 3T,o."Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For
The Purchase Of A Police Administrative Vehicle", was introduced and read in its
entirety by Councilmember Schnaidt.
Councilmember Schnaidt moved for passage of Resolution No. 84-43. Motion seconded
by Councilmember Rader.
Manager Plunkett explained to members that this vehicle would not go through
the regular police vehicle rotation, but be used mainly as a police and administrative
vehicle. No special equipment is planned for this vehicle other than a dividing
Motion to pass Resolution No. 84-43 carried. Resolution No. 84-43 duly passed.
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Village of Granville
August 1, 1984
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Resolution No. 84-44, "To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise. For Bids For
The Repair Of The Village Office Building Roof", was introduced and read in its
entirety by Councilmember Rader.
Councilmember Rader moved for passage of Resolution No. 84-44. Motion seconded
by Councilmember Avery. Motion carried. Resolution No. 84-44 duly passed.
Councilmember Eisenberg asked at this time if the Assessment report Equalization Board' s was going to be dealt. with this evening.
Manager Plunkett responded and said that the report was forwarded to Don Wiper of Squire, Sanders &Dempsey. The report was put into legal form (which is required by law),In. addition to this item, the firm is drafting legislation to approve the Assessment Equalization Board' s report and and an ordinance to proceed with the improvement of Beechwood and Thornewood Drives. Mr. Plunkett said that one of the Board' somembers is out of town and has not signed the formal report. Therefore, this matter will have to be held for the August 15th meeting.
Councilmember Eisenberg asked if there was any possible chance that the project could be completed this year, assuming Council accepts the Board' s report. Responding, Manager Plunkett said- that legislation to advertise for bids on· the project would need be passed and then advertising would take 3 to 4 weeks and a possible award at the end of September. He said this still leaves the problem of the asphalt companies closing in November. He said there was a prayer but unlikely.
During a brief discussion among members, the question was asked if other road work could be done if the project is not done this year. Manager Plunkett said the the funds set aside for this project would have to stay because the Village has committed these funds. He said at the present time the Street Department is sealing cracks and that is all.
Following this discussion Manager Plunkett said letters would be sent to the BeechwoodT/hornewood residents advising them that Council will take some action on the matter at the August 15th meeting. The Assessment Equalization Board' s report will be mailed along with the letters.
With no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn the meeting was offered by Councilmember Miller and seconded by Councilmember Rader. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8: 50 p.m..
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