Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes DECEMBER 4, 1991

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
DECEMBER 4, 1991
Mayor Eisenberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Law Director Hurst asked that the record show the Village
received Certification of the November 5, 1991 General Election
results from the Licking County Board of Elections, and that the
following persons were elected as members of Council, for terms
of four years each:
Dorothy M. Garrett
Daniel R. Freytag
Marc Shulman
Ed Vance
Mr. Hurst then administered the "Oath of Office"to the newly
elected members of Council.
ROLL CALL
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Freytag
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Vance
APPOINTMENT OF CLERK
Councilmember
Councilmember
Law Director
Manager
Marshall
Eisenberg
Hurst
Plunkett
Councilmember Marshall moved that Catherine M. Miller be
appointed Clerk of Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember
Freytag. Motion carried.
Mr. Hurst administered the Oath of Office to Catherine M.
Miller, as Clerk of Council for a two- year term. Motion carried.
APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER TO TWO- YEAR COUNCIL SEAT VACATED BY
RESIGNATION OF ANNE ORMOND
Councilmember Garrett moved the nomination of Lon Herman.
Nomination seconded and closed by Councilmember Marshall. Vote:
all ayes. Motion carried.
Mr. Hurst administered the Oath of Office to Lon Herman.
ELECTION OF MAYOR
Councilmember Marshall nominated Arnold J. Eisenberg as Mayor.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Councilmember Freytag
moved that the nominations be closed, seconded by Councilmember
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Marshall. Vote: all ayes. Motion carried.
Law Director Hurst administered the Oath of Office to Arnold
J. Eisenberg as Mayor.
ELECTION OF VICE MAYOR
Councilmember Freytag nominated Peter L. Marshall as Vice Mayor.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Herman. Councilmember Herman
moved that the nominations be closed, seconded by Councilmember
Freytag. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
Law Director Hurst administered the Oath of Office to Peter
L. Marshall as Vice Mayor.
PUBLIC HEARING
Proposed 1992 Municipal Budget
Sara Jean Wilhelm, 202 Thresher Street, commented on the Police
Department portion of the budget, and questioned the number of
officers needed for a town the size of Granville. She referred to
the Comprehensive Plan Update, and the response from citizens
expressing their concerns about the "Quality of Life" in the
Village. Reminiscing from years past when the Village had a
Police Chief and one full-time patrol officer, Ms. Wilhelm said
the Chief portrayed a positive relationship with the citizens.
She said everyone including the children knew him. Her concern
was that she didn't know any of the police officers by name and
only see them in cruisers. She asked that Village Council address
the issue of the number of police officers in the Village.
Mayor Eisenberg responded to Ms. Wilhelm, and stated that
the Village was much larger in terms of population and road miles
than it was 15-20 years ago, and Village Council has elected to
go with the number of police officers it feels meets the
Village' s needs.
Manager Plunkett added that in the past two years there has
been a murder and a bank robbery in the Village. Newly elected
members also defended the Police Department.
Public hearing closed at 7:40 p.m.
Ordinance No. 32-91, " An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 521 Of The
Code Of Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville By Adding Sections
521.11 Through 521.29, Relating To licensing And Operation Of
Garbage, Refuse, And Recycling Materials Contractors Within The
Village, And Establishing Penalties.
No one appeared to speak for or against this ordinance.
Public hearing closed at 7: 42 p.m. Action on this ordinance held for old business. was 1
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MINUTES
November 20. 1991 -Regular Council Meeting -Councilmember
Freytag moved to approve the minutes as presented. Motion
seconded by Councilmember Marshall. Motion carried.
CITIZENS' COMMENTS
Those who signed the register were:
Sally MacPhail, Sentinel
Sara Jean Wilhelm
Joseph Hickman
Wm. M. Wright
Brenda Mix
Mark Zarbaugh
Amy Prevost, Advocate
Shirley Robertson
No comments, concerns or questions were voiced at this time.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Planning Commission -Vice Mayor Marshall reported that the major
item on the Planning Commissions agenda for November 21st was a
review of the Farmington Final Plat -Phase I. With regard to
rear and side yard set backs for Farmington, it was agreed that
they would follow the rules set for Suburban Residential A. Mr.
Marshall commented that it was a useful guide.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that this was as good a time as any
to schedule an informal discussion between the Village Council
and the Planning Commission to discuss future directions, roles,
responsibilities, etc.,January 8, 1992, was tentatively set to
meet jointly with the Planning Commission. He asked that time be
set aside for that discussion.
Mr. Eisenberg further stated that Mr. Marshall served on the
Planning Commission for several years, noting that it difficult assignment, was a but it was time for someone else to take
over. He asked that other members be thinking about that
particular assignment. He asked Mr. Marshall if he would serve in
the interim until someone else was appointed. Mr. Marshall said
that he would.
OLD BUSINESS
1992 Municipal Budget
In response to Ms. Wilhelm' s concerns, Mayor Eisenberg stated
that Granville was not the sleepy little town it use to be. That is was much larger now, and it became clear to Village Council that the folks out there wanted a certain level of services and police protection. Following a brief discussion among members the topic for discussion shifted to the proposed 3%across- the board
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salary increase for employees. Councilmember Vance proposed an
additional 1%on top of the 3%proposed by the Village Manager,
stating that it was in line with the rate of inflation.
Mayor Eisenberg said the proposed 3%increase in salary was
in addition to the 4%built-in-step increase for each employee,
and that long term employees receive a bonus. Manager Plunkett
however noted that about one- third of the employees have reached
the top of the scale and no longer earn step increases. Village
Department Heads: Joe Hickman, Utilities Director, Shirley
Robertson, Finance Director, Mark Zarbaugh, Service Director, and
Steve Cartnal, Police Chief, also added input to the discussion.
Following discussion of wages to benefits, Mayor Eisenberg
said he met with the outgoing Personnel Committee members and
that they had agreed the proposed 3%increase was appropriate.
However, a considerable adjustment had been made over the years
and he wouldn' t be comfortable with anymore. Mr. Eisenberg also
felt that it was time to hire a consultant to study the Village' s
wage and benefit scale and to come up with a solid policy for the
Village. He recommended that the 1992 Municipal Budget be amended
to include $12-1$5,000 to cover that study.
Ordinance No. 32-91, " An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 521 Of The
Code Of Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville By Adding Sections
521.11 Through 521.29, Relating To licensing And Operation Of
Garbage, Refuse, And Recycling Materials Contractors Within The
Village, And Establishing Penalties," was moved for adoption by
Councilmember Marshall, seconded by Councilmember Freytag.
Following a lengthy discussion among members of Council,
several modifications were recommended for the document. Manager
Plunkett asked that the ordinance be tabled until the next
regular meeting to rework the document. Vice Mayor Marshall moved
that Ordinance No. 32-91 be tabled until December 18, 1991.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried.
NEW BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 33-91, " An Ordinance To Amend Sections Of The Code
Of Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville Establishing Water
Regulations And Charges, And To Repeal Existing Sections Of The Code Of Ordinances,w"as introduced and title read by
Councilmember Garrett. A public hearing on this ordinance was scheduled for December 18, 1991, at 7: 30 p.m.
Ordinance No. 34-91. "An Ordinance To Amend Sections Of The Code Of Ordinances Establishing Sewer Regulations and Charges And To Repeal Existing Sections Of The Code Of Ordinances,w"as introduced and title read by Councilmember Freytag. A public hearing was also scheduled for this ordinance to be held December 18, 1991, at 7: 30 p.m.
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Ordinance No. 35-91, " An Ordinance To Make Appropriations For
Current Expenses And Other Expenditures Of The Village Of
Granville, State Of Ohio, During The Fiscal Year Ending
December 31, 1992," was introduced and title read by
Councilmember Herman. A public hearing on Ordinance No. 35-91 was
set for December 18, 1991, at 7: 30 p.m.
Ordinance No. 36-91, " An Ordinance To Establish The Manager's
Salary For 1992," was introduced and title read by Councilmember
Vance. A public hearing on this ordinance was scheduled for
December 18, 1991, at 7:30 p.m.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Planning Commission Meeting. December 5. 1991 at 7: 30 p.m.
Village Council Meeting. December 18. 1991. at 7: 30 p.m.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Councilmember Marshall moved that Council go into Executive
Session to discuss the Manager' s Salary for 1992. Motion seconded
by Councilmember Freytag. Time: 9:10 p.m.
Vice Mayor Marshall moved to return to regular session. Motion
seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Time: 9:30 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn was made by Councilmember Vance, seconded by
Councilmember Freytag.
Meeting adjourned at 9: 31 p.m.

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