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Council Minutes May 4, 1988

MAY 4, 1988
Mayor Eisenberg called the meeting to order at 7: 30 p.m..
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Morrow
Councilmember Avery
Councilmember Hughes
Councilmember Rader
Councilmember Malcuit
Vice Mayor
Law Director
April 20, 1988 -Regular Council Meeting -Councilmember Schnaidt
moved that the minutes be approved as submitted. Motion seconded
by Councilmember Avery. Motion carried.
Those who signed the register were:
B. E. Mason
Charles Winegardner
J. T. Feid
Mr. &Mrs. Herb Smith
Jean Barnes
Anne Cochrane
Jean Marshall
Jean Marshall appeared this evening to express her disappointment
in the recent removal of a very large tree in the front of her
property. Ms. Marshall submitted a letter for Council to read in
regards to this particular tree. Also submitted to Council was a letter from L& L Tree Service giving testimony that the tree
was split at the base and was filled with decay.
Ms. Marshall stated that she was very upset that the
Village had not notified her that the tree was to be removed,
and suggested that owners of properties that are about to lose
old and stately trees be notified so they can get a second
opinion (at their expense),as to their sturdiness.
Mayor Eisenberg commented to Ms. Marshall that she right was to a point, and agreed that she should have been notified
as a matter of courtesy. Mr. Eisenberg stated that if there is a question of public safety, the decision had to be made by a qualified tree expert. Mr. Eisenberg did not agree that the Village should have a special Board of Review before any trees are removed.
Manager Plunkett stated that he and the Granville Service
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Director met and reviewed village trees after this past winter' s
ice storm. Normally, this is done in concert with the Improvement
Board. At that time, an agreement was reached as to which
trees either had to be trimmed or removed. He said a lot of
tree work still needs to be done on Sugar Loaf because of the
safety factor. Mr. Plunkett further stated that normally, the
Village does notify property owners that might be affected, and
regrets that this was not done this year.
Councilmember Rader stated to Ms. Marshall that he shared
her concern and anger, but did not appreciate Ms. Marshall' s
suggesting that Council just willy-nilly takes old trees down.
Ms. Marshall stated that she was just expressing her
feelings and that of others, and was upset that the 150 year old
tree could not be replaced. She submitted a letter to Council
from Mr. &Mrs. Dick Rector with regard to this tree, which is
hereto attached as part of these minutes.
Anne Cochrane, a member of the Granville Garden Club,
commented that her club has started a new memorial tree program
wherein they will supply a tree and the Village will plant and maintain it.
Ms. Cochrane questioned whether the same tree company that
takes a tree down and gets paid for it, also gives the opinion to the tree' as s condition. Ms. Cochrane said in some Villages all of Council must agree before a tree is removed.
Councilmember Schnaidt stated that it costs the village a considerable amount of money to take a tree down, and no one likes to see a large or small tree removed.
Manager Plunkett responded that the company that took
the tree out could make more money by pruning and cabling the tree.
Next to speak was Charles Winegardner, owner of a parcel of land on Munson Street, who would be affected by the vacation of the rest of Munson Street, as proposed by Fred Palmer and supported by Jack Feid. Mr. Winegardner stated to Council that this proposed vacation would be detrimental to his property. He said his easement is not the best of accesses, and always looked at the north side of his property (Munson Street)a,s a plus to the value of his property. He commented that he personally would like to see the street improved, and stated that he was opposed to the vacation proposal.
Jack Feid was next to speak on the matter of vacating the rest of Munson Street, and recovered a sequence of events that led to the eventual sale of the old water treatment building to Mr. Winegardner, and; his position as to why he felt Munson Street should be vacated. A copy of Mr. Feid' s letter stating his mpoinsuittieosn. on the matter is hereto attached as part of these
This matter was held for Old Business for consideration and
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possible action.
Development Commission -Councilmember Malcuit reported on the
Commission' s meeting of April 27th. The Commission brought up
for review and discussion the tabled Young application for two
skylights. James Young hadn' t been present for the meeting, nor
was a representative. A letter had been received from Don Young
stating that he could not attend the meeting because of poor health.
Paul Goudy was present, and what he had to say was opposite
what Horace King said with regard to the skylights. Ms. Malcuit
felt that had Mr. Young applied to the Development Commission
before installation, Development Commission probably would have
suggested putting them on the north side of the building.
Continuing, Ms. Malcuit stated that the Gary Price request
for an extension on his Zoning Permit approved May 14, 1987, to
construct a four-unit condominium had been tabled, to allow for
further review to see if Mr. Price complied with conditions set
by the Development Commission. Commission members plan to meet
May 11th, at 37 Donald Ross Drive, to look at the area. The Dixon
application for a patio and decorative landscaping was approved
as submitted.
Recreation Commission -Councilmember Hughes reported that at
their recent meeting the Recreation Commission scheduled the
Concerts- on-the-Green", for 1988.
Joint Governance Meeting -Councilmember Morrow reported that
the Joint Governance Committee, Township, School Board, and the vcoimllaprgies, F*of two persons from the met for the second
time, April 21st. At that meeting, discussion centered on ways to
protect the Granville School District. A VillageT/ownship merger was discussed, however, a lot of things are unknown and would have to be looked at. He said the Committee is far from coming up with any recommendation at this point. Their next meeting has been scheduled for MondayM,a'y 9th, at the Granville Middle School. Mr. Morrow mentioned that the meetings have not been publicized, however, they are open meetings and people are welcome, and last approximately 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
Manager Plunkett made note that members of this committee
do not comprise a quorum of any of these bodies. There are representatives from each body, but they do not violated the Sunshine Law.
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Munson Street -After much discussion among members of Council,
Ms. Munro, and village Manager Plunkett, consensus of Council
was, that the street remain an unimproved Village street, and
to deny the request for vacation.
R*solution No. 88-23, To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For The Erection Of A 500, 000 Gallon Water
Standpipe And Removal Of The Existing 100, 000 Gallon Elevated
Water Storage Tank", was introduced, read in its entirety and moved for passage by Councilmember Avery. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Malcuit. Discussion: Manager Plunkett stated that
the plans for this project are in the hands of OEPA, and most
likely will be approved this week.
Motion for passage of Resolution No. 88-23 carried. Resolution
No. 88-23 duly passed.
Manager Plunkett invited members to go with him to Pickerington on Thur sday, Bill 704. May 19, 1988 at 7: 30 p.m.,for a meeting on House
Members expressed an interest in attending this meeting.
Joint Governance Meeting -
Middle School.
May 9, 1988, 7: 30 p.m.,Granville
Councilmember Malcuit moved for adjournment. Motion seconded by Councilmember Morrow. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8: 28 p.m..
Clerk of Council

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