Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes SEPTEMBER 2, 1992

REGULARLY SCHEDULED COUNCIL MEETING
VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
SEPTEMBER 2, 1992
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7: 30 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Responding to roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Vance
Councilmember Herman
Councilmember Freytag
Vice Mayor
Mayor
Law Director
Manager
Marshall
Eisenberg
Hurst
Plunkett
PUBLIC HEARING
Ordinance No. 27-92 -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.
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance Public No. 219-2. hearing closed at 7:33 p.m..Action on the ordinance was held for old business.
MINUTES
August 5. 1992 -Regular Council Meeting -Councilmember Vance moved that the minutes be approved as corrected. Motion seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
August 19, 1992 -Regular Council Meeting -Councilmember Herman moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Motion seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those who signed the register were:
Michael Smith
Patty Baer
James &Esther Coffey
Sally MacPhail, Sentinel
Joe Magdich
Nadine Nobson
Ted Englehardt
Chuckie Marsy
Anne Ormond
Margaret Ossmann
Jody Harmon
Herb Murphy
Anne Ormond appeared at the meeting with her friend Margaret Ossmann, a regular visitor of the Sinnett house. Both were seeking some solution to the parking dilemma for senior citizens visiting the Sinnett House, and parking in general. Ms. Ossmann a handicap driver, explained to Village Council that on a particular day she drove around for quite a while
1
1
Council Meeting Minute
Village of Granville
September 2, 1992
Page 2
before she found a parking spot near the Sinnett House in front
of the Robbins Hunter- Avery Museum. Ms. Ossmann went on to the
Sinnett House for her bridge game. When her card game and visit
was over, she returned to her car only to find she had overstayed
the two- hour parking limit, and her car was ticketed. Ms.
Ossman said Chief Cartnal was nice enough to tear up the ticket
when she explained what had happened, however, she implored
Village Council to provide more parking for senior citizens -and
said two near the Sinnett house would be helpful. She didn' t wish
the parking spaces just for herself -explaining that there eight other were women who play bridge at the Sinnett House and are finding it difficult to find available parking anywhere near. Others who spoke to the issue of parking were Chuckie Marsy and Esther Coffey.
Following a lengthy discussion Village Council agreed to
free up one handicap parking space in front of the library.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Planning Commission -Councilmember Shulman reported on the Planning Commission' s meeting of August 20th. At that meeting the Commission reviewed and approved two architectural review
applications, conducted a work session on Erinwood' s Village
Green, discussed the parking problem (a draft memo in Village Council' s packet requesting that Village Council consider recommendations in their bikeway study)a,nd; asked for some action by Village Council on establishing penalties for after- the-fact zoning applications.
Mr. Shulman also expressed concern about the discrepancy in Erinwood' s approved setbacks off NewarkG- ranville Road of 100 feet from the centerline of the road, and the Village' s Zoning Ordinance for the Transportation Overlay District -setbacks to be measured 100 feet from the righto- fw-ay edge (a 30 foot discrepancy)M. r. Shulman noted that either wording in the zoning ordinance needed changing, or a variance included in the ordinance scheduled for introduction under new business (Ord. 32- 92)t,o allow for the 30 foot discrepancy. Mr. Shulman also expressed concern about the area consisting of 22 (4 unit condos) equaling 88 units all on private streets. Using a Preliminary Plat map for Phase I of Erinwood' s Village Green and the Multi- Family Housing Phase I/Private Development Condominiums, he pointed out his concerns about the private roads. Mr. Shulman announced that after tomorrow (September 3rd), the Planning Commission will meet on Monday, September 21st, and Mfroonmdatyhsen on will be meeting regularly the first and third 1 of each month.
Council Meeting Minute
Village of Granville
September 2, 1992
Page 3
Councilmember Garrett read a statement she had prepared
requesting that Village Council uphold the new zoning regulations
and not grant so many variances, or, change the road width
requirements in the subdivision regulations.
Ms. Garrett also raised the issue of four foot sidewalks and
said they were inadequate when two people are walking side- byside.
Ms. Garrett was not in favor of varying the sidewalk
requirements.
Following a lengthy discussion consensus of Council was that
each member would look over the subdivision regulations, make
recommendations for amendments, and submit them to the Service
Director for review.
Members discussed the Planning Commission' s request for
penalty fees on after-the-fact applications. Manager Plunkett
stated that the Codified Ordinances provides for such penalties
and read Chapter 1137. 99, which provides for up to $500 fine each
day the offense continues.
Councilmember Freytag said there was no reason why the
Village couldn' t have a civil offense penalty for late filers,
instead of criminal offense penalty.
He stated that Council may have to restructure the existing
Chapter, but some fee for people who don' t comply with the zoning
regulations should be pursued.
Following discussion, Law Director Hurst was directed to
draft up legislation to cover after-the-fact zoning applications,
such as a late filing fee.
Recreation Commission -Councilmember Freytag reported on the
meeting of 9/1/92. Mr. Freytag announced that there were two
vacancies on the Recreation Commission. The Township Trustee
Representative indicated to the Recreation Commission if more
playing fields or recreational areas were needed at the Burt
Addition property to please let the Township Trustees know, and;
the Commission continued their discussion on the need for water
at Wildwood Park, and a traffic study.
Manager Plunkett noted that Village Council waived the water
tap fee with the stipulation that the Recreation Commission pay
for water used. He further noted that the Utilities Director Joe
Hickman, recommended a two inch tap.
OLD BUSINESS
Tabled Legislation
Council Meeting Minutes
Village of Granville
September 2, 1992
Page 4
Ordinance No. 269-2, A"n Ordinance Declaring The Library Court
Alley To Be A Fire Lane As Defined Within The Provisions Of Ohio
Fire Code Regulation Numbers F.313. 1 And F.313. 2, And Conferring
The Responsibility For Maintenance, Upkeep And Insuring The Said
Fire Lane Upon the Board Of Library Trustees Of The Granville
Public Library."
Vice Mayor Marshall moved to take Ordinance No. 26-92 from
the table. Motion seconded by Councilmember Herman. Motion
carried. Discussion: Law Director Hurst advised Village Council
that Ohio Fire Code regulations dictate that a fire lane must
have a minimum width of 18 feet (library alley falls five feet
short of the minimum width requirements). He noted the provisions
regulating fire lanes were passed June 15, 1992. He then
recommended that Council defeat Ordinance No. 26-92, and work on
another ordinance using one of the other options such as a
pedestrian walkway or pedestrian thoroughfare as long as it
remains free of major obstructions to allow for emergency
vehicles.
Vice Mayor Marshall moved for adoption of Ordinance No. 26-
92. No one offered a second. Ordinance No. 26-92 died for lack of
a second.
Following discussion, consensus of Council was that the Law
Director and Village Manager work together on drafting a new
piece of legislation implementing a legal but workable option,
with an agreement for the maintenance, upkeep, insurance, etc.,
and that the Robbins Hunter- Avery Museum be mentioned in the
document.
Ordinance No. 279- 2, A"n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 359-1
Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal
Year 1992 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses," was moved
for adoption by Councilmember Herman. Motion seconded by Vice
Mayor Marshall. Following a brief discussion of the designated
appropriations, a roll call vote was taken: Herman- yes, Marshallyes,
Shulmany-es, Garretty-es, Vancey-es, Freytagy-es, Eisenbergyes.
Seven yes votes. Motion carried. Ordinance No. 27-92 duly
adopted.
Mike Smith Eagle Scout Prolect/Verdict on Request -at the
meeting of August 19, 1992, Mike Smith sought permission from
Village Council to paint house numbers on curbing in from of
residences. Village Council deferred decision on Mr. Smith' s
request until he had canvassed the area in which he planned to do
the work to see if property owners objected.
Mr. Smith returned for Council' s decision on his request. He
was asked how many homes he surveyed. Mr. Smith said he didn' t
have enough time to poll the whole area, but among the ten homes
surveyed, response was positive -mainly because of fire and
Council Meeting Minutes
Village of Granville
September 2, 1992
Page 5
police protection. He plans to do approximately 84 residences.
Following a brief discussion Mr. Smith' s request was approved by
consensus of Council. Councilmember Vance was in favor of Mr.
Smith selecting an alternate project. Vice Mayor Marshall
recommended that Mr. Smith use blue background with while numbers
for aesthetics.
Mr. Smith thanked Village Council and stated that he would
like to start the project by September 12th, and would call
Manager Plunkett to make the necessary arrangements.
NEW BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 28-92, "An Ordinance To Amend Subsection 921.04(c)
Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing
Sanitary Sewer Regulations And Charges And To Repeal Existing
Subsection 921. 04 (c) Of Said Codified Ordinances, "was introduced
and title read by Councilmember Garrett. Public hearing on this
ordinance was set for September 16, 1992, at 7: 30 p.m.
Following a brief discussion, Manager Plunkett said he would
get with Councilmember Vance and recast the ordinance before the
next meeting.
Ordinance No. 29-92, "An Ordinance To Amend Section 925. 13 Of The
Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing Water
Regulations And Charges And To Repeal Existing Section 925. 13 Of
Said Codified Ordinances,w"as introduced and title read by Vice
Mayor Marshall. Public hearing on this ordinance was set for
September 16, 1992, at 7: 30 p.m.
Following a brief discussion, Manager Plunkett said he would
get with Councilmember Vance and have this ordinance rewritten as
well before the next meeting.
Ordinance No. 309- 2A,n" Ordinance Providing For The Issuance Of
132, 600 Of Notes By The Village Of Granville, Ohio, In
Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds For The Purpose Of
Constructing Improvements To The Municipal Water System, And
Declaring An Emergency,w"as introduced and title read in its
entirety by Councilmember Freytag.
Mr. Freytag moved for adoption of the Emergency Clause,
Section 12, and read the section in its entirety. Motion seconded
by Vice Mayor Marshall.
Manager Plunkett explained that the ordinance was for the
renewal of the note for the construction of the water booster
station near Shorney Hall. He recommended that the note be
renewed for one more year, and in 1993 the Village attempt,
within the water budget, to pay down a portion of it and pay the
note off in 1994. Joe Magdich, Seasongood &Mayer Financier, was
present to answer any questions members may have. Following
Council Meeting Minutes
Village of Granville
September 2, 1992
Page 6
discussion, a roll call vote on the motion for adoption of the
Emergency Clause, Section 12, was taken as follows: Freytag- yes,
Marshally-es, Vancey-es, Hermany-es, Shulmany-es, Garretty-es,
Eisenberg- yes. Seven yes votes. Motion carried. Emergency Clause,
Section 12, of Ordinance No. 30-92 duly adopted.
Councilmember Freytag moved for the adoption of Ordinance
No. 30-92. Motion seconded by Councilmember Vance. Roll call
vote: Freytagy-es, Vancey-es, Hermany-es, Shulmany-es, Garrettyes,
Marshall- yes, Eisenberg- yes. Seven yes votes. Motion
carried. Ordinance No. 30-92 duly adopted.
Ordinance No. 31-92, "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 Councilmember Herman.
A public hearing on this ordinance was set for September 16,
1992, at 7: 30 p.m.
Ordinance No. 32-92, "An Ordinance To Vary The Road And Sidewalk
Widths In The Village Green Section Of The Erinwood Planned Unit
Development,w"as introduced and title read in its entirety by
Vice Mayor Marshall.
Herb Murphy distributed copies of a letter addressed to him
from Richard L. Loveland of Loveland &Brosius, who in 1963,
participated in the creation of Ohio' s Condominium law. Mr.
Loveland, in response to inquiries made by Mr. Murphy, rendered
his opinion on the proposed Village Green at Erinwood
Condominiums. A copy of that letter is attached as part of these
minutes.
A public hearing on this ordinance was set for September 16,
1992, at 7: 30 p.m.
Resolution No. 92-48, " A Resolution Accepting The Amounts And
Rates As Determined By The Budget Commission And Authorizing The
Necessary Tax Levies And Certifying Them To The County Auditor,"
was introduced, read in its entirety, and moved for passage by
Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion seconded by Councilmember Herman.
Roll call vote: Marshally-es, Hermany-es, Garretty-es, Shulmanyes,
Vance- yes, Freytag- yes, Eisenberg- yes. Seven yes votes.
Motion carried. Resolution No. 92-48 duly passed.
Resolution No. 92-49, "To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter
Into An Agreement With The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources
For A Tree Planting Grant," was introduced, read in its entirety,
and moved for passage by Councilmember Shulman, seconded by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. 92-49 duly
passed.
Council Meeting Minutes
Village of Granville
September 2, 1992
Page 7
Resolution No. 92-50, " A Resolution Of Appreciation To Michael
Snyder," was introduced, read in its entirety, and moved for
passage by Councilmember Garrett. Motion seconded by Vice Mayor
Marshall. Motion carried. Resolution No. 92-50 duly passed.
Manager Plunkett noted the Granville Town &Country Garden Club' s
150 Contribution to the Tree &Landscape Commission.
Esther Coffey, a member of the Granville Town &Country
Garden Club, said during the first fifteen years of the club' s
existence they didn' t have the amounts of money they have now to
purchase flowers for their beds. She said, "the Granville
Improvement Board paid for our flowers, and it' s our way of
thanking them for their help."
Block Party West Elm Street between South Cherry and S. Plum
Streets -Following a brief discussion, the request to hold the
block party and close W. Elm St.,between S. Cherry and S. Plum
Streets was approved by consensus of Village Council.
Manager Plunkett noted the letter in Council' s packets, from the
Granville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. (GVFD) requesting
approval to close N. Prospect Street to through traffic during
their Open House (in conjunction with National Fire Prevention
week), Wednesday, October 7, and Thursday, October 8, 1992, from
6: 00 p.m. to 8: 00 p.m. from north of the bank parking lot to
College Street.
Following a brief discussion, the request was approved by
consensus of Village Council. A copy of the GVFD' s letter is
attached as part of these minutes.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Planning Commission. September 3. 1992. 7: 30 p.m.
Village Council, September 16. 1992, 7: 30 p.m.
Planning Commission, September 21, 1992, 7: 30 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn was made by Councilmember Vance, seconded by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.Meeting adjourned at 9: 52 P.m.

Employee Payroll / Compensation

The Village has thirty-six (36) full-time employees, 16 regular part-time employees and seaonal employees. Village Personnel Policy

Go to My Pay Stub and login.