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Council Minutes MARCH 4, 1992

MARCH 4, 1992
Mayor Eisenberg called the meeting to order at 7: 30 p.m.
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Freytag
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Vance
Councilmember Herman
Vice Mayor
Law Director
February 19. 1992 -Regular Council Meeting -Councilmember Vance
moved that the minutes be approved as written. Motion seconded by
Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
Those who signed the register were:
Mark Zarbaugh
Mary Fellabaum
Amy Prevost, Advocate
Kirsten Pape
Sally McPhail, Sentinel
Kirsten Pape, GBPA member, is presently serving on the committee
for Historic Preservation and Restoration. The Committee have
been investigating the possibility of installing reproduction
historic street lights in downtown Granville. A summary report
was submitted to Village Council for review. The Committee is
seeking Council' s' support and involvement before proceeding with
the project. At the present time they are not requesting any
Village funds. They plan to approach the Service Organizations
for funding first, and with the Planning Commission for their
aesthetic point of view of the lights. If Council supports the
project, the Committee would ask that one Councilmember be
appointed to work with the Committee. A copy of that report is
attached as part of these mlnutes.
A letter to Village Council from Mary Fellabaum, Granville
Business &Professional Association Board of Directors, regarding
the.Greystone County HouseM/ary Bline situation was distributed
earlier. A copy of that letter is attached as part of these minutes.
Council Meeting Minutes
Village of Granville
March 4, 1992
Page 2
Mary Bline, 128 South Main Street, owner and operator of
Greystone County House (antiques),at the aforementioned address.
The structure, located in the Village Business District, had
previously been the residence of Reverend and Mrs. Burdick prior
to Ms. Bline' s purchase of the property. Ms. Bline uses a portion
of the structure for a residence, and another for her business.
Ms.. Bline stated that her property was red tagged by Newark' s
Code Administrator, Jack Pryor, for code violations, listing a
number of things she needed to do to bring the structure into
compliance: fire walls, water sprinklers, doors that open out not
in, and exit signs (a minor requirement), and enclosing a
staircase, installing a fire escape outside to the upstairs. Mr.
Pryor has temporarily allowed Ms. Bline to remain open for
business, but has requested that she submit a set of her house
plans for his review.
Ms. Bline said she investigated code requirements and found
that small businesses are required to comply with the same code
as larger commercial businesses, and complained that smaller
businesses operating in historic buildings in downtown Granville
couldn' t comply with these codes and still keep the historic
integrity of those buildings.
Ms. Bline further stated that she had talked with
Representative Marc Guthrie, and he claimed that local officials
have more control over the dode than they use. She asked if there
was some way that the local code could possibly be modified to
allow smaller business to operate in historic buildings without
such restrictive regulations.
Manager Plunkett stated that nothing could be done on the
Village' s end, the code is the same throughout the State of Ohio.
Nothing could be done in terms of fire safety.
Law Director Hurst was asked for his opinion. Mr. Hurst
stated that he had intentionally taken a "hands- off position"
regarding this situation. At the present time, he represents the
Village of Granville, and has in the past represented Ms. Bline
and, her husband. He said at some point there would be a conflict
of «interest and therefore has provided neither with an opinion on the matter.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that Village Council couldn' t do
anything legislatively -they couldn't override State Law.
Following a lengthy question and answer session, the discussion
concluded with a direction for Manager Plunkett to invite
Representative Marc Guthrie and Newark Code Administrator Jack
Pryor, to the March 18th meeting to discuss building code issues.
Council Meeting Minutes
Village of Granville
March 4, 1992
Page 3
Safety &Health Committee
Healthy Licking County 2000 Project -the group are presently
working on an opinion survey. They've asked that four or five
people from each community write down ways they feel would
address the health needs of Licking County.
Streets &Sidewalks Committee -met on Monday, March 2nd. Mr.
Vance was appointed Chairperson. A committee was formed to
address the need for paved walkways on Newark- Granville Road,
Burg Street, New Burg Street, and West Broadway. Mark Zarbaugh,
Granville Service Director, who works closely with the Village' s
Sidewalk Replacement Program, was present for the meeting. Kim
Salvage' s continued interest in sidewalks being constructed from
Bryn Du Subdivision to Fern Hill, and her expressed interest in
serving on a committee charged with studying the sidewalk issue,
was appointed as an x-officio member of the Committee.
Mr. Vance noted that during committee meeting he had
expressed his view that Council should talk to Farmington
Developers about holding off construction of sidewalks until the
water line is installed, and applying the cost of sidewalks to a
walkway instead. Former Councilmember Art Morrow submitted a
letter expressing interest in walkways and a willingness to
examine methods of financing. A name for such a walkway system
was also discussed. Kim Salvage suggested that such a system be
called parkwalks, differing from the normal description of
Planning Commission -At their February 20th meeting, the
Commission appointed officers: Jurgen Pape Chairperson, and
Michael Snyder Vice Chairperson. The Commission reviewed and
approved two non- conflicting applications, and then went into
discussion of the different changes or variances requested by
Farmington Developers. Concerned about the difference in road
widths, they are seeking consistency of road widths, and a
variance to the height regulations. The Commission also talked
about meeting with Village Council to discuss the duties of the
Planning Commission at the joint worksession scheduled March
11th. The major topic on the Zoning Re- write will be the Flood
Mayor Eisenberg asked if Mr. Mikulecky would be present for
the meeting. It was noted that neither Village Council or the
Planning Commission were quite ready for Mr. Mikulecky.
Council Meeting Minutes
Village of Granvile
March 4, 1992
Page 4
Recreation Commission -Councilmember Freytag reported on the
recent Recreation Commission meeting. The Commission are planning
a renewal levy for the May Ballot. The Commission showed an
interest the large playground proposal, and are going to explore
fund raising ideas for such a project.
Manage Plunkett mentioned that the water line into Old Colony
Burying Grounds was installed and functional.
Ordinance No. 6-92, " An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance Of
570, 000 Of Notes By The Village Of Granville, Ohio, In
Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds For The Purpose Of Paying
Part OF The Costs Of Constructing Improvements To The Waterworks
System, And Declaring An Emergency.w"as introduced Councilmember
Mr. Herman moved for the adoption of the Emergency Clause,
Section 12, and read this section in its entirety. Motion
seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Roll call vote on the motion:
Hermany-es, Marshally-es, Garretty-es, Shulmany-es, Freytagy-es,
Vance- yes, Eisenberg- yes. Seven yes votes, motion carried.
Emergency Clause -Section 12, duly adopted.
Mr. Herman then moved for the adoption of Ordinance No. 6-
92. Motion seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Roll call vote:
Hermany-es, Marshally-es, Garretty-es, Shulmany-es, Freytagy-es,
Vance- yes, Eisenberg- yes. Seven yes votes, motion carried.
Ordinance No. 6-92 duly adopted.
Ordinance No. 7-92, "An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 35-91
Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal
Year 1992 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses," was
introduced and title read by Vice Mayor Marshall. A public
hearing on this ordinance was set for March 18, 1992, at 7: 30
Resolution No 92-14, "To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter
Into An Agreement With C.F.Bird &R.J.Bull, Inc.,Authorizing The
Firm To Be The Village' s Engineering Agent During Construction Of
The Granville East Water Distribution Improvementsw,"as
introduced and read in its entirety by Councilmember Garrett.
Discussion: members reviewed the engineer' s proposal for services
and costs relating to those services. Following discussion, Ms.
Garrett moved for the passage of Resolution No. 92-14. Motion
seconded by Mr. Vance. Motion carried. Resolution No. 92-14 duly
passed. 1
Council Meeting Minutes
Village of Granville
March 4, 1992
Page 5
Resolution No. 92-15, "To Award The Bid For The Construction Of
The East Granville Waterline Extension To Grubb &Pipes And To
Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement
Therefore,w"as introduced and read in its entirety by Vice Mayor
Marshall. Mr. Marshall moved for passage of Resolution No. 92-15.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Freytag.
Discussion: Mr. Herman was amazed, but pleased at the low
bid submitted by Grubbs &Pipes in comparison to other bids
received. Mr. Vance figured a 12%difference between the low and
high bids. Manager Plunkett noted that C.F.Bird R.J. Bull, Inc.,
are presently working with this company on two current projects:
Builders Square in Dublin, and Sawmill Realty in Cleveland. The
company also did work in Granville for Bob Kent in the Bryn Du
and has checked out as a qualified and creditable
Following discussion, Motion carried. Resolution No.
92-15 duly passed.
Resolution No. 92-16, "To Award The Bid For The Purchase Of A
Bucket Truck To Wahl Ford And Bexley Equipment Company And To
Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into A Contract
Therefore,w"as introduced and read in its entirety by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion seconded by Councilmember Vance.
Discussion: members asked if Manager Plunkett and Mark
Zarbaugh, Service Director, if they had any idea why only bid was
received on the truck, and another on the component items. Mr.
Zarbaugh was surprised, but felt the bid for the truck and
chassis from Wahl Ford, and Bexley Equipment Company for the
other components to be very good bids. Mr. Zarbaugh noted however
that one other company picked up a bidding document, but never
submitted a bid. Mr. Plunkett also noted that this same company
called and wanted an extension of time to install component items
needed on the truck. Mr. Zarbaugh said the bid document allowed
120 days after delivery of the cab and chassis to assemble the
bodies and hydraulic system, which he felt was ample time.
Following discussion, motion carried. Resolution No. 92-16 duly passed.
Resolution No. 92-17, "To Authorize The Village Manager To Seek
Proposals For The Conduct Of A Traffic Engineering Study For
Cherry Valley Road," was introduced and read in its entirety by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion seconded by Councilmember Vance.
Following a brief discussion, the motion carried. Resolution No.
92-17 duly passed. 1
Council Meeting Minutes
Village of Granville
March 4, 1992
Page 6
Resolution No. 92-18, "A Resolution To Support The Granville
Improvement Board In Its Effort To Obtain A National Small
Busineks Tree ,Planting Grant," was introduced, read in its ' -
entirety, and moved for passage by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion
seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. Resolution No.
92-18 duly passed.
Request by the GBPA -Permission to use the Opera House Park on
Saturday, May 30, 1992, for its annual "Brush with Art"series.
The request was approved by consensus of Council.
Licking County 4-H Band Request -Permission to close N. Main
Street on Saturday, June 20, 1992, from 6: 00 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m. to
perform a community concert.
The request was approved by consensus of Council.
Planning Commission -March 5, 1992, 7: 30 p.m.
Joint Worksession Village Council/Planning Commission Tentatively
Set for March 11, 1992. at 7: 30 p.m.
Councilmember Vance moved for adjournment, seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall.
Meeting adjourned at 9:22 p.m.

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