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Council Minutes May 18, 1988

MAY 18, 1988
Mayor Eisenberg called the meeting to order at 7: 30 p.m..
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Hughes
Councilmember Avery
Councilmember Morrow
Councilmember Rader
Vice Mayor
Law Director
Councilmember Avery moved to excuse absentee member Malcuit.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Rader. Motion carried.
May 4, 1988 -Regular Council Meeting -Councilmember Avery
moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Rader. Motion carried.
Those who signed the register were:
Ben Mason
Dave Stewart, Advocate
Rae Sheppard
Rae Sheppard appeared before Council about to voice his complaint one of the Granville Police officers.
Mr. Sheppard claimed that a Granville Police Officer was rude and discourteous to him, and that he was frustrated with the
way he was treated. Mayor Eisenberg stated to Mr'. Sheppard that if he wished to make a statement, Council would hear him out, but that Council was not going to debate with him this evening. Mayor Eisenberg stated that Mr. Sheppard had a hearing with Police Chief Cartnal and Manager Plunkett, and that they have made their decision on the matter. Further, the village has an outstanding cglroosuepdof police officers, and that they are all courteous, and the discussion.
The Manager' s Report for the month of April was presented. Following review of the report Manager Plunkett gave a quick analysis of the Financial Statement: the General Fund is in good shape as well as are the Water and Sewer Funds. Mr. Plunkett said an additional appropriation in the Street Fund will Council
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be needed to do some road patching work this summer. The proposed
Shafer/ Newhouse project will be ready for Councils' consideration
at the next regular meeting. Revenue Sharing is just about gone,
the balance of this money will go for tree maintenance.
Manager Plunkett stated that next year the Village will need
to consider a new dump truck and a new chipper. Monies for
these items are set aside each year in the Capital Reserve Fund
for larger purchases.
Mayor Eisenberg asked Mr. Plunkett if the Council will be
on target for its projected year-end-balance of $200,000?
Manager Plunkett responded and said he felt confident that
there would be a good chance of making that target.
With no further questions or comments, Councilmember Rader
moved that the Manager' s Report for April be approved. Motion
seconded by Councilmember Schnaidt. Motion carried. A copy of
that report is hereby attached as part of these minutes.
Utilities Committee -Councilmember Morrow reported that the
Utilities Committee (Morrow, Hughes,Rader),Jack Jones and Mike
Atherine of Poggemeyer Design Group, Manager Plunkett, Utilities
Director Joe Hickman, met May 11th at the Sewage Treatment Plant.
Joe Hickman had presented the Poggemeyer Group with a memo listing a number of things' that were wrong with the plant. Mr. Jones had been upset that he was presented with a memo to respond
to, with no time for review.
The Village has until July 1st to comply with Ohio EPA requirements. Jack Jones had proposed that OCS come in week once a to continue monitoring and see if modifications made to date
are solving the wasting problem. In addition to the modifications,
an aerobic digester was recommended as a probable solut- ion, however, that gave rise to other questions as to where this structure could be placed and who would pay how much for it. Councilmember Rader commented that EPA is aware that the
Village is making every effort to comply with regulations. He further commented that the Village would be better off if more homes were on line. It was' also mentioned that the Villages' engineering firm, Poggemeyer Design Group, failed to include an aerobic digester in the design of the sewage treatment plant, nor did they take into account the doubling of loading when Denison comes on line.
Councilmember Morrow stated that the Utilities Committee recommends that Council approve the arrangement with OCS and give Manager Plunkett a directive to draft a resolution of agreement with OCS. Further, if modifications work, the village would pay for the service and if they do not, then Poggemeyer would pay.
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Joint Governance Meeting -Councilmember Schnaidt reported the on May 9th meeting. The Committee had continued their discussion
of a Sewer and Water District, and; merger. Mr. Schnaidt said a
lot of material was reviewed but no conclusions were made. The
Committee is still studying and evaluating every issue. The next
meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 1988, at 8: 30 p.m..
Issue 2 -Manager Plunkett reported that the next meeting on
this subject will be held in Pickerington. Mr. Plunkett said he
had been asked to represent the Licking County Villages and
asked Council if they would be willing for him to accept this
appointment. He said it would involve about two days a month for
a year. Mr. Plunkett felt the Village would have a good chance
on being considered for some of the infrastructure monies since
they already have a Five Year Capital Improvements Plan. Mr.
Plunkett asked members if they would like to go to the next
meeting in pickerington. Mayor Eisenberg said he might be able
to attend.
Shafer/ Newhouse -The resolution for this evening covering the
Shafer/ Newhouse easement agreement was not introduced this
evening, but was rescheduled for the June 6th meeting.
It was also noted at this time that Council received a letter of
appeal from Don &James Young regarding a decision made by the
Development Commission on the two skylights installed on the
roof of the Granville Timed Building prior to obtaining a permit. Council scheduled the Young appeal hearing for June 1, 1988, at 7: 30 p.m..
A brief discussion was conducted with regard to 1-2-3 family housing code inspection. Interest was expressed to perhaps adopt such a building code. Mayor Eisenberg commented that he felt that everything constructed in the Village should be to code stan- dards. Some members questioned whether Council could justify a full time engineer. Others thought perhaps a part time person hired on an asn-eeded basis might work. It was also suggested that Council might look at the buildingz/oning fee structure and consider updating the fees. Manager Plunkett was directed to find out approximately how many inspections the Village might have in one year for 1-2-3 family structures. Council agreed to discuss this matter further at a later date.
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Joint Governance Meeting
Regular Council Meeting -
May 26, 1988, 8: 30 p.m..
June 1, 1988, 7: 30 p.m..
With no further business to discuss, Councilmember Rader moved
for adjournment. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hughes. Motion
Meeting adjourned at 8: 30 p.m..
Clerk of Council
L»i 1 «/1» Mayor
Granville Village Council
118 South Main Street
Granville, Ohio 43023
Ladies and Gentlemen:
March 18, 1988
This letter is to confirm my request to Council last
Tuesday evening March 15, 1988, that you favorably consider the
vacating of the remaining Munson Street right-of-way west from
the westerly property line of Lot #1, Block 4 and Lot #1, Block 3
to the point vacated by Ordinance No. 14-76 passed July 16, 1980
and being between my property on the south and the Freder ick W.
Palmer property north.
Mr. Palmer' s letter request stated "the street is no longer
in use" and my point is there is no street and never was any and
it is merely a right-of-way for a street (Munson), which can now
go nowhere with the Columbus Road abutments constructed in the
middle and said lands taken by the State of Ohio under condemnation
Very truly yours,

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