Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes October 5, 1988

CALL TO ORDER
REGULARLY SCHEDULED COUNCIL MEETING
VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
OCTOBER 5, 1988
Mayor Eisenberg called the meeting to order at 7: 30 p.m..
ROLL CALL
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Malcuit
Councilmember Morrow
Councilmember Hughes
Councilmember Avery
Councilmember
Vice Mayor
Mayor
Manager
Councilmember Avery moved to excuse Ann Munro, Village Law
Director. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hughes. Motion
carried.
PUBLIC HEARING
Rader
Schnaidt
Eisenberg
Plunkett
A public hearing was held at this time on the following piece of
legislation:
Ordinance No. 13-88 -An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 32-87
Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal
Year 1988 And Revising Sums For Capital Expenses.
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 13-88.
Public hearing closed at 7: 35 p.m..Action on this ordinance was
held for old business.
MINUTES
October 5, 1988 -Regular Council Meeting -Councilmember Morrow
moved that the minutes be approved as distributed. Motion
seconded by Councilmember Hughes. Motion carried.
CITIZENS' COMMENTS
Those who signed the register were:
Douglas Haynes
David Stewart, Advocate
L. James Gordon, representing Paul Kent, explained to Council
and those in attendance that Mr. Kent, owner of approximately 46
acres between Route 37 and Columbus Road (north of Weaver Drive
and south of the Village),had been approached by the McDonald' s
chain, who are interested in purchasing a parcel from Mr. Kent to
place one of their fast food restaurants there. Mr. Gordon
L. James Gordon
B. E. Mason
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Village of Granville
October 5, 1988
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further explained that McDonald' s would prefer to be part of the
Village both in spirit and annexation. Mr. Gordon then introduced
Douglas Haynes, Attorney for the McDonald chain, for this
district.
Mr. Haynes, attorney for the McDonald' s 256 stores in the
ColumbusD/ayton area, with a regional office in Westerville. Mr.
Haynes said one of his jobs is to determine whether an area has
potential for one of the McDonald' s chains. He then distributed
to Council copies of McDonald' s preliminary site layout showing
the unit' s points of egress and ingress, directional signs.
parking, etc..Mr. Haynes also stressed the necessity of a
freeway sign so that potential customers of McDonald' s would have
enough time to make an exit. He explained that a good bit of time
and effort was taken to make a survey on signs, and their people
have found that the high rise yellow arches gives travelers
adequate time to exit a freeway. Mr. Haynes said following an
extensive survey on this type of sign, McDonald' s saw a 40%
increase in their business because the yellow arch is one people
are most familiar with.
Councilmember Morrow asked Mr. Haynes how high the McDonald
high rise sign would be. Mr. Haynes said typically the arch is 20
feet high and 20 feet wide on a 90 foot pole.
Mayor Eisenberg asked if the same results couldn' t be
accomplished with billboard signs.
Responding, Mr. Haynes said the survey indicated that it
was hard for travelers to pick up on a billboard and read exit
numbers in time to make that decision.
Councilmember Malcuit asked Mr. Haynes if he had seen the
McDonald' s in Freeport,144&2, or Hudson, Ohio. Mr. Haynes said
he was not familiar with either store, as they were out of his
district.
Mayor Eisenberg said that the sign is a question of
aesthetics, and that McDonald' s would probably go with at least
two rounds of public hearings on this matter, and ultimately the
people of the Village would decide on the issue. He further
stated that the Development Commission would need to approve the
McDonald' s plans before annexation could occur.
Following a lengthy question and answer session between
Council and Mr. Haynes, it was suggested to Mr. Haynes that a
colored rendering of McDonald' s plans be submitted to the
Development Commission. It was also suggested that they might
display a rendering in the public library to garner support of
the Village citizenry. It was also suggested that Mr. Haynes ask
the Development Commission members present this evening how soon
he could meet with them.
Mr. Haynes thanked everyone for their time, suggestions
and input.
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October 5, 1988
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
Development Commission -Councilmember Malcuit reported on the
Commission' s meeting of September 28, 1988. Ms. Malcuit reported
that the Ankele' s Flowers request to relocate at 120 West
Broadway (formerly know as the Thrift Shop), was approved. Ms.
Malcuit commented that members already had the minutes of the
meeting so she would not elaborate on the garden variety type
approvals. Ms. Malcuit did mention that members discussed Dr.
Karaffa' s request to convert office space area to an apartment in
his combination apartmenot/ffice structure building located on
South Main and Elm Streets. The Commission needed more information
before making a decision on the request. A joint meeting of
the Development Commission and the Board of Zoning &Building
Appeals was set for October 26, 1988, to consider a request to
subdivide a parcel of land (1125 Newark-Granville Road) and a
variance on a request submitted by Dr. William J. Kennedy and
Frances J. Kennedy. Other items discussed was a suggestion that
the Commission write to the Licking County Commissioners on their
feelings about the annexation. Mr. Davison will write a letter
indicating the Commission' s support of the annexation.
Town &Gown Relations -Councilmember Eisenberg reported that
he, Manager Plunkett, Vice Mayor Schnaidt, Jim Hoekstra, Police
Sergeant, and a Denison student group, met and had an informal
meeting this week. Mr. Eisenberg said they had a friendly
discussion and exchange of ideas to improve town and gown
relations. Mr. Eisenberg said the students felt that the Village
has become more repressive, and they were made aware of how
residents feel and that residents were not going to accept
unacceptable behavior. Mr. Eisenberg said there was a good
exchange of views at the meeting.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 10-88, "An Ordinance To Amend Sections Of The Code
Of Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville Establishing Flood
Damage Prevention And Flood Control Regulations And To Repeal
Existing Sections Of The Code Of Ordinances."
Action on this ordinance has been postponed since the
regular meeting of September 7, 1988. Suggested amendments made
at that meeting were subsequently made. Mayor Eisenberg began
reading aloud the amendments and Councilmember Morrow suggested
that the ordinance be postponed until the meeting of October 19,
1988, so that highlighted copies of the amendments could be
distributed to members for review before taking action on this
ordinance. Members of Council were in agreement with this
suggestion. Ordinance No. 10-88 postponed until the meeting of
October 19, 1988.
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Village of Granville
October 5, 1988
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Ordinance No. 13-88, "An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 32-87
Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal
Year 1988 And Revising Sums For Capital Expenses", was moved for
adoption by Councilmember Morrow. Motion seconded by Councilmember
Hughes. Roll call vote: Morrow-yes, Hughes-yes, Malcuityes,
Avery-yes, Schnaidt-yes, Eisenberg-yes. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 13-88 duly adopted.
NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 88-40, "To Award The Bid For The Purchase Of A
Dump Truck And Appurtenances", was introduced, read in its
entirety and moved for passage by Councilmember Hughes. Motion
seconded by Councilmember Avery.
Mark Zarbaugh, Service Director, was present to review with
Council his evaluation of the bids received on a new dump truck
and appurtenances, and recommendations for award. Following this
review, the motion passed. Resolution No. 88-40 duly passed.
Beggar' s Night
Consensus of Council was to set Beggar' s Night in the Village of
Granville for October 31, 1988, from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 00 p.m..
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Joint Council/ Development Commission Meeting -Immediately
following tonight' s meeting.
October 12, 1988, 7: 30 P.M. Development Commission Meeting.
October 17, 1988. 8: 00 P.M. -Joint Meeting Between Granville
Township Trustees, Village Council, And Village Development
Commission And Township Zoning Commission.
ADJOURNMENT
Vice Mayor Schnaidt moved for adjournment. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Morrow. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8: 43
P.m..
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Clerk of Council

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