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Council Minutes January 4, 1984

JANUARY 4, 1984
Mayor Gallant called the meeting to order at 7: 30 p.m..
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Rader
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember Schnaidt
Councilmember Avery
Councilmember Miller
Vice Mayor -
Law Director -
December 21, 1984 -Regular Council Meeting -Councilmember Avery moved approve the minutes to Motion carried. as distributed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Miller.
Those who signed the register were:
Myra Gallant
Ralph Blackstone
Lee Slaughter
Carolyn Blum
Erle Richards
Charles Wagner
Nancy Sawyer
Kennard B. Bork
Lindsey Park, Advocate
J. W. Blum
Audrey Wagner
J. M. Morey
Richard Van Winkle, Attorney
W. H. Scheer
H. Jack Donald
Mr. Richard Van Winkle, Attorney representing the BeechwoodT/hornewood Associ- ation, was first to speak. He presented his clients arguments to the two pro- posed solutions for Beechwood and Thornewood Drives. That being, 1) Village vacation of these streets, or 2) Reconstruction of these streets and assess the property owners for that improvement.
To vacating the streets: Mr. Van Winkle stated that his clients are strongly opposed, because it would not solve the problem that exists, and create dis- advantages to the residents. Also, damages may result from permanently vacating a public roadway.
With regards to an assessment in excess of $7,000, Mr. Van Winkle felt this solution would be detrimental to the property owners and in some situations the ptarkiainteg of a property. His clients do not feel that an assessment is an appro- remedy.
Mr. Van Winkle continued and said that his clients only wish to have these roads restored as they existed prior to becoming deterioated. This deterioation was not the result of usage by residents, but because these roads are used as connectors to major county roadways. Consequently he did not feel that the property owners on these two streets should be sole bearers of the expense of
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improving these drives. As a more logical and less costly solution to the blem, Mr. Van Winkle suggested that Council pro- find a way to first correct the
drainage situation, then put limestone on the roads to create a sound base,
and then chip and seal.
In conclusion, Mr. Van Winkle thanked Council for the opportunity to make his presentation and offered to answer any questions Council might have.
At this time, Mr. Van Winkle was asked how many of the residents are members
of the BeechwoodT/hornewood Association. Mr. Van Winkle' s response to the
question was that based on the information he received from the Association, he was representing more that 50%of the residents.
Since there was a question as to how many residents were members of the associa- tion, and the fact that the Village was informed by four of the residents that they knew nothing about Mr. Van Winkle being retained and of his letter to Village Manager Plunkett, Mrs. Blum called out the members of the assocation.
Discussion continued between members of Council, Manager Plunkett, some of the BeechwoodT/hornewood residents and attorney, Richard Van Winkle.
During this discussion it was brought out that Manager Plunkett had gone through the records and found a number of references to this particular area over a period of 18 years. One report from the engineering firm of Jobes & Associates, stated that the area consisted of gravel streets on a steep horizon- tal grade, with inadequate side drainage.
It was also pointed out by another member that these two drives have always been sub-standard and that they have never been built to specifications.
Mr. Plunkett said even though these drives were chip and sealed in 1969, it has been proven to chip and seal again would be an improper and inconsequential treatment, and that if done, would only last about 2-3 years.
With no further comments offered, Council went to the next item on the agenda.
Resolution No. 84-1, "Resolution Accepting The Amounts And Rates As Determined By The Budget Commission And Authorizing The Necessary Tax Levies And Certifying mTheemmbeTroATvheeryC. ounty Auditor"w,as introduced and read in its entirety by Council-
Councilmember Avery moved for passage of Resolution No. 841-. Motion seconded by Councilmember Schnaidt. Roll call vote: Averyy-es, Schnaidty-es, Eisenberg- yceasrr,ieRda.deRry-eesso,luMtioinlleNroy-.e8s4, -D1 advuilsyonpya-essse,dG. allanty-es. Seven yes votes. Motion
Resolution No. 842- , A" Resolution To Appoint The Village Manager As The Designee Contact Person For All Inquiries Concerning The Handicapped Pursuant To Section e51n.t5ir5etOyf bTyheCRoeuvnecnilumeemSbhearrinMgilRleerg.ulations Of 1983"w,as introduced and read in its
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Councilmember Miller moved for passage of Resolution No. 84-2. Motion seconded
by Councilmember Rader. Motion carried. Resolution No. 84-2 duly passed.
Mayor Gallant spoke at this time and said before considering the next item on
the agenda, Council might wish torescind the motion of December 21, 1983, which
appoints a 8 member Nuclear Weapons Freeze Study Commission along with the
guidelines for that Commission. He said unfortunately, when Council considered
the topic at the last meeting, the petition which spells out a 5 member Commission,
was not reviewed. If Council wishes to act upon Resolution No. 84-3
they could insert 5 names as outlined in the Resolution passed by the voters,
and then if they wish they can appoint alternates and name them. He further
suggested that someone could simply suggest the guidelines for the Commission,
and if Council concurs, it would be reflected in the minutes.
Following a brief discussion, Vice Mayor Davison moved to rescind the motion
of December 21, 1983, which appointed the 8 member Nuclear Weapons Freeze Study
Commission, and; the guidelines. Motion seconded by Councilmember Rader. Motion
carried. Motion of December 21, 1983 rescinded.
Resolution No. 84-3, "To Appoint Members To The Nuclear Weapons Freeze Study
Commission"w,as introduced by Vice Mayor Davison as a substitute for the above
rescinded motion. Mr. Davison then named the 5 member commission to be: Betty
Grudin, Robert F. Sylvester, Jr.,Dennis Holt, David S. Sorenson, Barbara L. Lucier. Mr. Davison then named the alternates to be: Jean Barnes, William C.
Russell, and L. Eugene Wolfe. He then read Resolution No. 84-3 in its entirety
with the above mentioned names inserted in the proper sections.
Vice Mayor Davison moved for passage of Resolution No. 84-3. Motion seconded
by Councilmember Miller. Motion carried. Resolution No. 84-3 duly passed.
Councilmember Avery introduced the following guidelines to be used by the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Study Commission:
a) The Commission is to submit a preliminary report in three months and
a final report in six months, with extensions possible upon request. b) The Commission is to select their own Chairperson.
c) Each member to receive a copy of the Resolution which explains what is required of the Commission.
d) Meetings are to be announced, and open to the public.
Special note at this time: Council felt it would be best for the Commission
to decide on the roll of the alternates appointed to the Study-Commission.
There was no dissent to the guidelines suggested by Councilmember Avery.
Resolution No. 84-4, "To Award The Bid For The Purchase Of One Dump Truck For The Service Department"w,as introduced and read in its entirety by Council- member Schnaidt.
Councilmember Schnaidt moved for passage of Resolution No. 84-4. Motion seconded by Councilmember Avery. Motion carried. Resolution No. 84-4 duly passed.
BeechwoodT/hornewood Drives
Councilmember Rader moved that Council direct the Village Manager to get new engineers estimates for the reconstruction of Beechwood and Thornewood Drives, and to consult with the Villaae' s Bond Counsel to prepare the necessary documents
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including a resolution of necessity. Motion seconded by Councilmember Miller.
Motion carried.
Other Items
Manager Plunkett introduced Marcia Macon, the Village' s January Intern, who
is a student at Denison University studying Political Science and Economics.
Mayor Gallant introduced Lindsey Park, reporter for the Newark Advocate, who
will be covering Granville.
Nuclear Weapons Freeze Study Commission January 11, 1984, 7: 30 p.m..
With no further business to discuss, Vice Mayor Davison moved for adjournment.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Avery. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8: 48 p.m..
Cl-erk of Council
These minutes are not official until approved by Council and signed by officers.

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