REGULARLY SCHEDULED COUNCIL MEETING
VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
MARCH 7, 1990
CALL TO ORDER
Eisenberg at 7:30 p.m.
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Rader moved to Motion seconded excuse absentee member Hughes. by Councilmember Malcuit. Motion carried.
PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION
Mayor Eisenberg read to all Resolution No. 901- 6, A" Resolution of Appreciation To Christopher D. Avery"p,assed February 21, 1990, honoring Dr. Avery for his many years of service as a Village Council member, and his work on various committees. Dr. Athvaenrkyedwas present to accept the framed copy of the resolution and everyone.
Others who were to receive their resolutions of appreciation but unable to attend the presentation this evening were: Samuel wL.ilSl chnaidt, Susan Lamsom, and; Judy Stansbury. Framed copies be hand delivered to those who could not attend.
Ordinance No. 59- 0, A"n Ordinance To Amend Section 1157. 05 Of The ECoxdiestiOnfgOrdinances Of The Village Of Granville And To Repeal Section 1157.05".
MexanisatginergPlunkett explained that the ordinance would modify the traffic visibility regulation giving a broader prelagnutliantgosry latitude in controlling fences, structures or in the Village.
Tim Klinger, 225 West Elm Street, appeared to express his oconngcoeinrgns about the proposed ordinance. Mr. Klinger, who is in the install process of restoring his home and grounds had planned to of his paroppiecrktey.t fence approximately 364-2"high around the front and would not resHtericsat id the fence would be historically correct of his home. He pointedaonuyot nteh'as tview. He also distributed photos prohibit the fence if he were to the ordinance as proposed would use a 25 foot set back.
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March 7, 1990
Mayor Eisenberg thanked Mr. Klinger, and asked if else wished to speak anyone hearing on the ordinance. Hearing no one, the public closed at 7: 45 p.m..Action on this ordinance was held for old business.
February 21, 1990 -Regular Council Meeting -Councilmember
Ormond moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Motion seconded by Councilmember Marshall. Motion carried.
Those who signed the register were:
Sally MacPhail, Sentinel
Dale Dildine, Advocate
Granville Earth Day 1990/ Schedule of Events
Tod Frolking reviewed with members the proposed schedule of events for Granville' s Earth Day 1990 of which copies were distributed to Village Council earlier.
Following a brief question and answer session, Mayor Eisenberg thanked Tod Frolking and Bob Alrutz and wished them success on the event.
A copy of the proposed schedule of events for Granville Earth Day 1990 is hereby attached as part of these minutes.
Planning Commission -Councilmember Marshall reported on the meeting of March 1st. Mr. Marshall announced that the Planning Commission set the first and third Thursdays of each month for their regularly scheduled meeting dates. Also, during review of ponaetioapplication a question came up regarding the definition of a and a deck. It was determined that a patio would be flush to the ground and could extend to the lot line provided that it dcaeucksewd onuolddrainage problems for adjacent property owners, and a be a raised structure and must meet lot line Orerqduiniraenmceen. ts as specified in the Granville Codified Zoning
Applications reviewed and acted upon March 1st were: Phil Caito, 201 North Pearl Street, James McKivergin, 115 North Pearl Street, and; Lester &Mary Lou Sheppard, 329 West Elm Street.
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March 7, 1990
Ordinance Code No. 59- 0, A"n Ordinance To Amend Section 1157.05 Of The ExistiOnfgOSrdeicntaionnces Of The Village Of Granville And To Repeal Councilmember 1157.05"w,as moved for adoption by Discussion: Rader. Motion seconded by Councilmember Marshall. ordinance. Fmoellmowbeirnsgdiscussed the ramifications of the proposed motion was taken: Rada ebrr-ief discussion, a roll call vote on the Ormondn-o, Eisenbergn-o,nHo,ugMhaesras-bhsaelnln-to. , Morrown-o, Malcuitn-o, absent. Motion defeated. Ordinance Six no votes, one member No. 5-90 failed to pass. Downtown Pedestrian Signals/ Crosswalk
At the meeting of February 21st, Councilmember Ormond expressed a acocnccideernntasb.out the downtown crosswalk and its potential for Committee foThrestisusduye was turned over to the Safety and Health Memos from Police Chainedf a recommendation to the full Council. Zarbaugh offering constrSutcetviveen Csuagrgtnesatli,onasnd Service Director Mark crosswalk were sent to the Safety Committeef.or retaining the and Mr. Zarbaugh were present to answer Both Chief Cartnal might have in regards to their suggestioannsy. questions Council of During discussion, members of Council asked many questions ideaMsr. Zarbaugh and Chief Cartnal, and several suggestions and instalwl ewreablrkod/uognh'tt up. They were: 1) eliminate the crosswalk and Prospect Streets. Swomaelk light signals at the corner of Main and only make matters worsefebelctauthseat eliminating the crosswalk would anyway rather than go to the Mainpeople would try to cross there corners to cross. 2) install Street or Prospect Street Broadway with a large yield oar ssptoapn wsiigrne aabcorovess the center of travel. Aesthetics and safety ruled out this ideeaac.h lane of pedestrian activated light system where flashing red3)liaghts beexisatcintivgatceedntwerhepnoesvteraat pedestrian wanted to cross, 4) raisectohueld activated signs, and; 5)thruemcbrloesswalk and install pedestrian expressed about traffic backing strips. Concerns were also that perhaps an officer directingupt,raanfdfica dsuugrignegstion was made dSiastcuurdsasyisonm, ight be one way of solving that problempe.aFkotlilmowesingon pedestrian aMctri.vaZtaerdbausgighnwaals directed to look into the cost of a the existing center post at tahtethceroscsrowsaslwk.alk, and a cost to raise wligouhldtsanlseoedcheck a chart in the manual on hoMwr.loZnagrbapuegdhesstariiadnhe memos are hetroebybeaottna.chAedcopy of Chief Cartnal and Mark Zarbaugh's as part of these minutes.
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March 7, 1990
Granville Improvement Board Proposal
Kirsten Pape was present for the meeting to review with Council
the Granville Improvement Board's proposal to put another flower
bed in the median in front of the big spruce tree. A diagram distributed to members of Council showing was the various plantings
planned for the new flower bed. Monies have be set aside for maintenance of the flower bed by Lou &Gib Reese as a memorial in memory of a friend.
Following review of the diagram, the proposal was approved by consensus of Council.
Manager Plunkett at this time noted the beautiful plague on a stone placed near one of the Elm tree benches in the Opera House Park in memory of Bill Chambers who was so active in the creation of the Opera House Park and its care. The Granville Improvement Board have also set a date in which to conduct their meetings on a regular basis. They will meet on the second Tuesday of each month in Village Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m..
Resolution No. 901- 3, A" Resolution To Accept The Resignation Of Roger Roth From The Board Of Zoning And Building Appeals And To Appoint A Member To Fill The Resultant Vacancy.
The resolution was deferred until Council has a change to discuss possible candidates for the seat on the Board of Zoning & Building Appeals. Tentative dates for discussion of this issue was made but no definite date was set.
Resolution No. 901- 4, T"o Authorize The Granville Historical Society And Its Committee Of Volunteers To Make Efforts To Restore The Old Colony Cemetery"w,as introduced, read in its entirety and moved for passage by Councilmember Ormond. Motion seconded by Councilmember Marshall.
Discussion: Flo Hoffman coc-hairperson, of the Historical Society' s committee to make efforts to restore the Old Colony Cemetery noted Section III of Resolution No. 901-4 pertaining to costs, and asked if the Village will continue regular maintenance of the cemetery, and if they would drop off a bale of straw once in a while at no cost. It was noted to Ms. Hoffman that Section III pertains to no unusual costs that the Village Council had not specifically appropriated and authorized. Motion for passage of Resolution No. 90-14 carried. Resolution No. 90-14 duly passed.
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March 7, 1990
Consumers' Counsel request for a Resolution From The Village Granville of to oppose the gas rate increase Droposed by the Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.
Manager Plunkett explained the reason for the request and recommended that Village Council not get into the Consumers' Counsel and Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.,spitting contest. He said
ever since the Puco failed to review a rate increase proposed by Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.,and sat on the matter for a year and a half, the two bodies have been at each other. The request for a resolution from the Village he feels is just another way the Consumers' Counsel is trying to drag everyone in on their fight. Vice Mayor Morrow agreed, and felt offended that they would seek a resolution from the Village when Council doesn' t know Columbia' s side of the issue. He suggested that Council not enter into this fight. The matter was closed by consensus of Council.
March 8, 1990. at 10:00 a.m. -Hearing on Certified Oil' s ClC/2 Liquor License Request -Licking County Administration Building. Basement Meeting Room A. Newark. Ohio.
March 13. 1990, 7: 00 p.m. -Granville Improvement Board
March 14. 1990, 7:30 9.m. -Granville Planning Commission
March 21. 1990, 1:00 p.m. -Licking County Health District Advisory Council -Old County Home
Manager Plunkett noted that he normally attends these meetings but he will be on vacation and asked if anyone could take his place. Because of prior commitments none of the Council members were free during that time. Manager Plunkett said Mark Zarbaugh will be sitting in for him during that week and said he may ask him to attend in his place.
March 21. 1990. 7:30 p.m. -Regular Council Meeting
March 27. 1990. 7:00 p.m. -Board of Zoning &Building Appeals RTweoaHueesatr in&Vgas:riaKnceentV/ariance Request. and; Shurtz Conditional Use
ALepgriilsla4.tiv1e990. 10:00 a.m. to 6: 30 p.m. -Ohio Municipal League Conference -Hyatt on Capitol Square Hotel and Mayor Eisenberg said he would like to attend the conference would check his schedule and let Manager Plunkett know.
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March 7, 1990
A motion to go into Executive Session to discuss land acquisition
was made by Councilmember Malcuit. Marshall and seconded by Councilmember Motion carried. Time: 8:30 p.m..
Motion to return to regular session was made by Vice Mayor M9:o0r7row, seconded by Councilmember Marshall. Motion carried. Time: p.m..
With no further business to discuss Councilmember Malcuit moved to adjourn. Motion seconded by Vice Mayor Morrow. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:08 p.m..
ALu)N(AAu, r. U \-b-,-6-¥tAt€
Clerk of Council
Mary Ann Malcuit and Anne Ormond,
Council Safety &Health Committee
Douglas E. Plunkett
March 6, 1990
Downtown Pedestrian Crossings
The enclosed memos from Steve Cartnal and Mark Zarbaugh
should be self-explanatory. Please note that both individuals
offer constructive suggestions for retaining the crosswalk. is Cost of course a difficulty, but almost anything worth having is.
Douglas E. Plunk tt
To: Doug Plunkett
From: Mark Zarbaugh
Date: March 5, 1990
Re: January 23, 1990,
Elementary P. T. 0.
letter from Granville
for Pedestrian Safety in the Downtown Area
In past months, concerns for safety of pedestrians in
the downtown and elementary school areas has become a topic
of discussion by both Granville Elementary P. T. 0. and Village
Upon reading sections. of the Ohio Manual of Uniform
Traffic Control Devices and consulting with various
professionals in the field, I submit to you the following
findings and possible recommendations.
In summary, the letter from Granville Elementary P. T. 0.
has requested that pedestrian signal indicators be installed
at the intersection of Main and Broadway. Jim Howard of Jess
Howard Electric is currently preparing estimates as to the
cost of installing pedestrian signal indicators at this
intersection. As soon as cost estimates are available, I will
let you know.
The Granville Elementary P. T. 0. has also requested that
flashing school speed limit signs be installed at North Pearl
and College Streets. All installations such as this must be
conducted within a school zone where the 20 MPH speed limit
is to be applied. North Pearl Street is not considered within
the school zone. In order for such an installation to be
legal, the official school zone would have to be expanded.
Attached, please find Section SC of the Ohio Manual of
Uniform Traffic Control Devices which defines school speed limits zones, within school zones, and other pertinent information.
Discussions have also developed concerning safety and
legality of the crosswalk on Broadway between Main and
Prospect Streets. In this instance, there are two options available. One is that the Village eliminate the crosswalk and require pedestrians to cross at· Main and Prospect
Streets. If this option is considered, I recommend that pedestrian signal indicators should be installed at both intersections of Prospect and Main, on Broadway.
As to the legality of the crosswalk, Section 4511. 46 of
the Ohio Revised Code, states that all vehicles shall yield
the right of way to pedestrians lawfully crossing the roadway
within the crosswalk.
Attached is Section 3B-32 of the Ohio Manual of Uniform
Traffic C6ntrol Devices. This section explains the legality
of crosswalks. In Summary, It states that "crosswalk markings
across roadways on which traffic is not controlled by traffic
signals or stop signs must also serve to warn the motorist of
a pedestrian crossing point, and, at non-intersectional
locations will legally establish the crosswalk".
If discussions result in retaining the crosswalk on Broadway between Main and Prospect Streets, I recommend that
a span wire be installed to mount a 12 inch yellow or red
flashing warning light and two signs approximately 12" x 24"
containing yellow background with black lettering to read
CROSSWALK" to warn the motorist of the pedestrian. crossing
Within the next couple. of days, I should be receiving
estimates from Jess Howard Electric on the cost for each
different proposal discussed in this memo. When it is
available, I will let you know.
If you have apffl questions, please contact me.
Mark G. Zarl#Augh
Granville Elementary P.T.0.
310 N. Granger
Granville, OH 43023
January 23, 1990
Village of Granville
118 S. Main St.
Granville, OH 43023
Dear Mr. Plunkett and Trustees,
e:,1·4- -le, . Ol t
In view of the accident involving Henry Senn, the Granville
Elementary P.T.0. would like to recommend that the village
trustees install walk lights at the main intersection of Broadway
and Mail Street.
It has been noticed that traffic often does not slow down on
North Pearl, and that out-of-town trucks do not know that school
children cross the street at North Pearl and College. We would
therefore like to propose that a flashing school zone light be
installed on North Pearl to alert traffic to slow down during the
times children are walking to and from school.
The safety Of our children is of utmost concern to Granville
parents. We would appreciate your thoughtful consideration of our
requests, and look forward to a reply at your earliest
Granville Elementary P.T.0.
7'he worcl STOP shall liot be placecl on the
pave,ne,it iri aclvatice of a St(1,, li,ie, 1111]ess every
vehield is recluired to stoi,at all titiies. F'he applicatioti
of Stop li!ies is illustrated iii Figures P-*
313]2- Ct's(s,walks i:tid S( ts„swalk Lie„s
Crosswalk. inarkitigs nt sigtialized ititerseetio!,
s aticl across ititersectio,ial api,roaches o,i
which traffic stops, serve pri,11:irily to guide
peclestriatis in the prolier i,aths. Crosswalk
markitigs across roadways 011 wl,ich traffic is not
cotitrollecl I}y traffic sigtials or Stop sigtis inust
also serve to wai'11 the motorist of a pedestrian
ct'ossitig i,oitit, arici, at tioii-ititersectio,ial locatiotis
will legally establisli the crosswalk.
Ct',sswalk lities sh:ill lie solicl white lines
tiial'ki !g, liolli eclges of tli(i ct's(,swall<7. 'liey sli:ill
be tiot less th:tti (;i „ches i i wicltli: iticl shoulcl tiot
be spaced less tlia,i 6 feet :11)art. [Ji7(ler .pecial
circu,iistatices whcare 1,0 stol, litie is providecl or
where vehicular slieecls exceecl 35 MPH or where
crosswalks at'e uitexpected, it niay be desirable to
iticrease the wicitli of t,he ciosswalk litte ul,to 24"
i,1 widtli. Crosswalk li,ies o,i both sicles of tlie
crosswalk shoulcl extencl across tlie full widtli of
paveliierit to discourage cliagotial walking between
crosswalks. (Ii'igures P-21, 1-22.)
Crosswalks shoulcl be 1,1:11'ke,1 at all i,iterseetio,
is whei e thei e is subst:itial co,illict betwee,1
vehicle atic! 1,eclestria,i inove,iie,its. Marke,1
crosswalks should also be providecl at otlier atipropriate
poitits of l,eclestrian coticeiit.ratio,7,
such as at loading islai,cls, i,iicl-block peclestria,1
crossi,ig, ariel/or where peclestria,is coulcl tiot
otlie,w· ise recog,iize tlie 1,1·p(e, r 1,1:ice tc,cross.
Crosswalk m:rki,igs sho,ilci be itistallecl across
roaclways where traffic is i,ot cotitrollecl by tr:ffic
sigtials or St(1,, signs :itid tit not}it-itersectiori
1(e,atiofis olily al ter cal·el'iii etigilieerifig study,
a!1(1 slioulci tiot be used iticlisctitititiately.
Si,ice tioti-i,itersectiolial ]Je(lestri:111 crossi,igs
are ge,ier:illy u,iext,ectecl by the liiotorist,
war!i itig signs should be installe(1 and adequate
visibility prbviclecl by parki]} g prohibitiolis.
For adclecl visibility, the atea of the cic,ssw:ilk
11:ty be 111:rkecl with wliite cliago,ial liries at a 45
degre#atigle or with wilite lotigituilitial li,ies at a 90 (16kree 1:11gle to flie litie of tlie (1:7)sswalk (Figure
P-22).7'liese lities slioulcl be :4,1,roxii,intely
12" tri 24"wicle atici spacerl 12"tc, 24'apart. Whe,1 lingorial r(, ]lig„itucli,ia] li,les 1: 'e lisecl to Inark a crosswalk, tlie tra!} sverse (rc)ssw:.ilk lines ITiay be
0111ittecl. 1' 'liis tyt,e of mal·Iti lig is iliteliclecl for use
at locatiotis where substa,itial Iizitiibers of
i,eclestrialis el'oss witliout atiy other ti'affic coittrol
clevice, at locatio,is where I,hysical coticlitiotis
are such ·t<iat adcled visil}ility of the
crosswalk is (lesli'ecl or at places wliel'e a pciclestrian
crosswalk· niight not be ext,ectecl. Whel, a,1
exclusive liecldstriati ph:se sigiial wl,ieli lie,1',1its
lit,gorial crossi Iig is hist:illecl at a!,i ittei'sectioti a
utiique 111arkitig may be used fc,r the crosswalk
311-33 Api,r<a,ch to Itail,7,acl Cri,ssitig
Pave,kient niarkings iti adva,ice of a railroad
crossi!ig shall co,isist of ati X, the letters RR, a no
1}assi!g} inat'kitig ariel eertai„tr:i,s!verse lities.
7'hese niarki,igs, if ]h,ysically fe:sible, Sh:ill be
1}1:leecl at till gt'acle e.lossitigs wliere r:lilio:cl
Ilighiva,Y gl'1:(le el's(s)ilig sigil:l,s or aulotii:itic
g:ites :11'e c,I,e!i't:it,g, 1:licl .at all other crossitigs
w]ere the i,revailing speed of highway traffic is
40 MPH or greater.
The 111arkings shall also be iii:icecl at crossitigs
w}iere etigineeritig studies iticlicate tliere is a
significatit pote,itial conflict between vec}le*s
ancl traitis. At ini,ior crossings or hi urban ai'eas,
these niarkings riiay be omittecl if erigineerii,g
stridy itidicates that otlier devices itistalled provicle
suitable protection. Such m:irki,igs shall be
wl,ite except for tlie tio passilig inarki,igs.
rhe clesigii of raili·oacl c.rossing i,avel„ent
niarkirigs shall be essetitially as illustratecl in
Figures P-23, P-24. Tlie sy,iibols a,id letters are
elongated to allow for the low atigle at which
they are viewed. Rev. 11)
311-31. l'aved Slu„l,der M:ukii,gs
j WIe,iever thei'e 1:1'e wicle shoulcle,s' with no
shail, co,itrast betwee,1 through lavies a,id
I s}, oulclers, a hazarcl tiiay exist clue t„stopi,ed vehicles
beitig hit by vehicles rvhiel, wa,icler into
tlie slioulcler. Special treatitie,it is recluirecl if
ti,ovi,ig ti·affic is to be cotifiliecl to the t'affic laie.
Such coticlitiotis al'e a sti'olig warratit for use of
shoulder cleli,ieatioti with cliagoiial lines.
Wliere the co,itrast is not sharp the paved
shoulcler slioulcl be itiarkecl as sliow,1 iii Figure
P-8, atici sig!,Ii-52 sliall be usecl :is secified.
313;5- Speed Mles:!uremit,l„itarkitigs
St,ecial tratsverse 111r: kings 111y:, be usec! as a
Ii,eans of (leteeti tig si,eecl violator,9 fio,ii the air.
Spee(1 nieasul'eliterit. inarki,igs, wlie,1 usecl, sliall
be white, aticl shall be tiot greate!'tlia,1 24 iriches
wicle. 1''liey lii:ly exte,lcl approxii„ntely 2 feet on
58-9 Meaniiigs of S" hall,S"h "ould"
Vnd " May"
Iii the Matiual sections deali,ig with tlie design
and applicatioii oftrafficcontrol devices,the words shall, should"and " may"are used to describe specific
conditions concerning these devices. To clarify
tlie meanings intended in this Manual in the use of
these words, the fbllowing defiiiitions are given:
a) SHALLA m- andatory condition. Where certain
requii'enients iii tlie desigii or application
of the device are described with the "shall"
stipulation, it is mandatory tliat these requirements
b) SHOULDA n- adviso,y co,idition. Where
the word "should"is used, it is considered to
be advisable usage, recommended but not
c) MAYA -permissive conditio,i. No requireinent
for desigii or applicatiori is intetided.
SC SCHOOL ZONES
1'he defitiition of'Scho(1 ,Zotie shall be tliat given
in Section 4511. 21 (B) (1) (b) of I,lie Ohio Revised
I'he term "a sign givitig notice of...the school"in
Section 4511. 21 (B) (1) (a) of the 0. 12.C. shall be
interpreted to mean School Speed Limit signs (see Section 5D-6).
5£2 -Legal Aulliority
Sedbns 4511.21 (B) 1() (a),b )(a,id (c)of the Ohio
Revised Code specify the speed liniit in School Zoiles:
1)a( )7t'i}enty litiles c]t}'111(}1)i'n Sell.1(.z}o()iles (lili'-
iiiA school recess atid. tultile childie,1 are
goilig to or leauilig school dti.ri,1g. tlze open- itig or <Ics),itig hotirs,alid whi.1,a sigit.giui,
ig ic,tice 01' 1he existe,ice of'the scliool is
c,e·cteci as provided iii tll.it*sectioit;except,
111.at on co,tintled-acces:s hxgli.ways and expiessways,
if tlie right-1(-u,,ay li,ie felice has
been erected tuit,liout e!desti,a' ll opel,ilig, the st,ced. slial.1 be gouer,ied by diuisiori (B)
4)cf, fli.is sectioii a1,.d 011 freetuays. i/th'e
right-cf, -way feit.ce lias beenr e€cted without
pecle, 411'iati 01) e,Ii,ig, the speed shall be goueri,
ed by diuisicI,is B( ) 8 ()anci 9( )of tlt.is
sectit1) ,.The ei,d <f ,every. school zone titay be nia,h·ed by a sign i,idicatilig tlze ei,d of tlic zo, te. Nothitig iii this section or iii f.lie
Iia1,111(1 a,1d. specificatioi,s b /r a Liti.if:oi'ni syste1,1 of t,a'llie coi,trol dcui.ces sltal.l be
coi,st,it·ed to require scliool zones to be iiidicated
by sigits equipped with Rashing or
oth.er lights, or giuii,g otlzer se],cial izotice
of the hours in which the school zo,ze speed
li,nit is i,t efTect.
b)As used in this section, s c"hool zone"nleans
tltat portion of a street or highway passing
a school fro,iting upon tlze street or hightuay
that is encompassed by projecting tlie scliool
property lines to tile floliting street or highway,
and also i,icludes tliat portion of a
state highway. Upon requestO /}1„'local authorities
for streets and highways under
their jurisdiction and that poi'tio,z of a state
highway under tlie jurisdictiotz of tlze director
of t,a*tisportation, the directorl a„y
exte,id the traditioital school zo,le boundaries.
The distances in diuisioits (B) 1() b()
C i), 0(,£and i(ii)of this section shall. not
exceed three hundred.feet per approacll.per
ditection aid a,e·bounded by whichever of
the following distances or conibi,zations
thereof tile director approves as most appi·o- priate:
C i) The distatice encompassed by projecti,
zg the school building lines nor,nal
to the f,0nting highway a,Ld extet,di/g!
a distance of three hundred feet on
each appropriate direction;
ii) The distance enconipassed by projecting
the school property lities intersecting
tlze froirting higitway alid
exte,tdi,ig a distance of th,ee hu,zdred
feet on each approach direction;
iio The distance enconipassed by the special
c ,th,„·i,zg of tlie pauei,le,lt f„,a* principal school pupil crosswalk plus
a dista,ice of three hundred feet on
each aplo}a,c·h diiectioil of tlze high-
Not.hing i11 this sectioti sliall be co,istried
to £nealiclate the director s' i,titial actic1 )o/Il
Au.gic.st 9, 1976, eslciblishing all school
zo,ies at the unditional school Zolie boundaries
delitied by prqjecting scli.001.r o]perty
titles, except wlze1, those boui,daries a,e·ex- tended as p,ouided iii diuisioits B( )1 ()a () aild b()of this section.
c)As used in this division, c r"osswath"has
the nleatting given that term itt division
Ll.)2 )o(f Section 4511.01 of the Revised
Ctde. Tlze director may, upon request by resolution of tlie legislative allthority of a niuiticipal corporatio,1, or tile board of
trustees of a township,or a county board of nzental retardation and deuelop,nental dis-
abilifies created pitrs,ta.nt to Chilpter 5126.
the /c?uised Code, aticl t,io/n subnlissicih
M·tlie 1111,11i.ci]a)l coiP' mi'(t,it)1,, or mwilsilip,
or 7<t}inly boail(of such.eL, gi,teeri1,g. , traffic,
cr,id othe, itii/)/ita'/tion as the di,ector Co,1.-
Miders ilece,Sguly, designate a school zoile oiL
aity portic1).o, f a.state 10' 1(tc 1y. irig will,i,1 the
1111. ,nicila} l c,1)1o) ration or lying luith,in tlle
u in„corJ]oi ated teri i tci,y: (f,11i.e tow l,,sh1.£1,0,·
Iyi.11g. adjaceit to tlie pioperty of a sclic)1<. ,
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Doug Plunkett, Village Manager
Chief Steve Cartnal
March 6, 1990
As you are aware, there seems to be a feeling on the part of
many that the downtown crosswalk is no longer safe for use by
pedestrians. They feel that the controls that are in place do
not adequately direct drivers and that pedestrians are lulled
into a false sense of security when crossing here. To these
feelings, I can offer the following:
1. In my almost ten years here, I can only recall two
accidents at this crosswalk. One was a young girl in a wheel
chair who was being pushed across the crosswalk by her
mother early in the morning with the sun low in the sky. A
west bound motorist with a frosty windshield never the even saw girl, hit her broadside yanking her from her mothers
hands, and knocked her some forty feet down the road. Due to
the protection provided by the wheel chair, the girl was not
seriously injured. This could have occurred in any other
crosswalk in town which runs north and south. The other was a lady just in the last couple of months who was knocked down
by a car backing out of one of the parking spaces adjacent to the crosswalk. The lady' s arm was broken. In addition to
these two accidents, I have personally witnessed several close calls here over the years.
2. Having just finished my annual report, I can tell you with
some certainty that there are more dangerous places in the Village that are not necessarily generating this concern. S.R. 16 and Cherry Valley Rd. experienced 23 traffic accidents between March 31 and December 31 last year. Nine of
those 23 accidents involved injuries to persons. Thats just in nine months, not ten years! We had five accidents at
Cherry Valley and Newark Rd. Two of those, as I recall, were fairly serious injury accidents. Can we even justify looking at the crosswalk, let alone spending money on it, when there are other places that we not only feel are unsafe, but that we have statistics to show are locations where more people are being injured7
3. There is no doubt in my mind we could make this crosswalk safer and that some of these "feelings" are founded. I agree that motorists could be more safely directed and that pedestrians, who are not familiar with this crosswalk, are
maybe getting a sense of security they should not necessarily
have. However, driving and walking where cars drive are
inherently unsafe activities and I think we could say or feel
the same about any other location in the Village where these
two activities are carried out simultaneously. It will always
be, in my opinion, physically impossible for us to remove all
danger from any location with which we must deal. As a
result, we must be governed by a a rule of "what is
reasonable" when dealing with traffic controls where ever
they may be. (Shew! You asked for this!)
Is the crosswalk marked and controlled in a reasonable
manner7 I think two accidents in ten years would indicate it
is, but that the large number of close calls would indicate
we could do something to make it better.
1. Leave the crosswalk the way it is. This would probably be
the most popular thing to do with everyone except those who
have complained to you about this. You could justify this
with accident stats, also. However, if someone is seriously
injured there after we decide to do nothing with it, we will undoubtedly have some problems.
2. Eliminate the crosswalk. This would, I think, be unpopular with most of very the community. It could, addtionally,
create a jay-walking problem which may be more unsafe than what we already have. (We have not actively enforced the jay- walking ordinance since I have been here. We may, however, be
forced to do this if it becomes a problem and this is not one of the more popular types of enforcement activity in which we could engage.)
3. Change the existing controls at the crosswalk.
a. Simple Solution: How about a sign at either end of the crosswalk warning pedestrians to cross with caution7
This should eliminate that false sense of security that a stranger may get.
b. Intermediate Solution: We could eliminate the light and signage in the center of the street and string two cables between the poles at either end of the crosswalk. To these cables we could put large yield or stop signs above each lane of travel, or whatever other signage we deem appropriate.
c. Costly Solution: We could put a pedestrain activated light system in where suspended flashing red lights would be activated whenever a pedestrian wanted to cross here.
If you still feel we are obligated to do something with the
intersection, I think the simple solution above is quite
reasonable, prudent, and should eliminate most of the
If I can be of further assistance in this matter, just ask
Chief of Police
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th
12: 00 noon -
12: 30 p.m.
GRANVILLE EARTH DAY 1990
PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Earth Day Opening Ceremony
Reading of the Granville Village Earth Day Proclamation
Village Mayor, President of Denison, Superintendent of
Granville Schools, Director of Welsh Hills School, and
Location: Granville Village Park near Village Hall
Granville Earth Day Parade
Begin at Granville Elementary School, proceed south on
Granger St.,west on Broadway, end at Plum St.;
return east on Broadway and disband to join spectators
Elementary and secondary students return to schools, normal
afternoon busing schedule
3: 00 p.m -Earth Day Celebration on Denison University Lower Lawn
between Monomoy and Stone Hall
Information Booths, Activities, Music, Community Picnic
SATURDAY, APRIL 21st
9: 00 a.m. -Information Booths and Exhibits by student, community, and
public interest groups on sidewalks in downtown Granville
GranvilleD/enison Run and Walka- t-hon, time and route to be determined
Other Activities being planned: Denison Bioreserve tours, Denison Homestead open house, Raccoon Creek clean-up
Submitted to the Granville Village Council
by Tod Frolking and Robert Alrutz, 6 March 1990