Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes AUGUST 18, 1993

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 18, 1993
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7:33 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Herman
Councilmember Vance
Councilmember Freytag
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Vice Mayor Marshall
Mayor Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 22-93, " An Ordinance To Amend
Ordinance No. 49-92 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1993 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 22-93. The public hearing closed at 7:34 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the August 4, 1993, meeting were presented for review. discussion, After a Councilmember Garrett moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
MAYOR'S REPORT
The Managers' Report for the month of July was presented for review. After a brief discussion, Mayor Eisenberg directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes.
MANAGER'S REPORT
The Manager's Report for the month of July was presented for review.After a brief discussion, Councilmember Vance moved to accept the report. Seconded by
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Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried. A copy of that report is attached as part of
these minutes.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Carolyn Huey
Doug Frasca
Rachel Will
General Grant Oliver
Jurgen Pape
Frank Murphy
Harold Will
Sally MacPhail, Sentinel
No questions, comments, or co
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Karen Frasca
Jack Hammon
L.S. Huey
No questions, co
Councilmember Shulman reported on the Planning Commission's August 16 meeting. At that meeting two architectural reviews were accepted and a home occupation sign was approved.
Councilmember Shulman suggested that the letter from the Murphy' Donegal Drive will be complete s stating that in five years should also include the abandonment of the Shannon Way entrance from Newark Granville Road. Mr. Shulman stated that in his opinion the closing of Shannon Way should be done as soon as possible.
Councilmember Shulman stated that Bob Kent was present at the Planning Commission meeting to introduce his preliminary plan for the area previously know as Farmington. Mr. Shulman stated that two items that Mr. Kent is proposing will need Council time: one is a culd- es-ac and the other is a pathway system. Mr. Shulman stated that the Planning Commission has recommended a joint worksession with Council in early September to consider these things. Mr. Shulman noted that Mr. Kent's plans do not have any of the new homes facing Newark-Granville Road.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 229- 3, A"n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 499-2 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1993 And Revising Sums For Operating Expensesw,"as reintroduced, title read and moved for adoption by Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Roll call vote: Garrett yes, Herman yes, Shulman yes, Freytag yes, Vance yes, Marshall yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Seven yes votes, Ordinance No. 22-93 was adopted.
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Erinwood Street Discussion
Manager Plunkett stated that the Planning Commission has met with Frank and
Herb Murphy, they are ready to begin building the Village Green Phase 2, which is the
next six condominium buildings on Donegal Drive. Manager Plunkett stated that the
Murphy's want build Donegal Drive to Shannon Way without extending Donegal to
Kildare Street until the other condos are complete. The Planning Commission agreed
with that proposal. Manager Plunkett stated that initially, he had a problem agreeing
with that but, since the Murphy's agreed to finish the road within five years, he no
longer felt that it was a problem.
Manager Plunkett stated that when he met with the Murphy's last week, he did
not mention the closing of Shannon Way.
Frank Murphy stated that he could not comment on this issue because the
condos belong to his brother.
Councilmember Shulman stated that in his personal view, there should not be entrance from NewarkG- ranville an Road to Shannon Lane. Mr. Shulman stated at the
Planning Commission meeting, there was a discussion concerning the village
maintenance vehicles having difficulty maneuvering through there.
Councilmember Vance stated that there are three roads now coming in to the
condos off Newark-Granville Road in a fairly short distance.
Councilmember Shulman stated that he recommended closing the Shannon Way
entrance off Newark Granville as soon as possible, so that people don't get use to using the entrance.
Manager Plunkett stated that it was his understanding that Herb Murphy wanted that entrance closed.
Mayor Eisenberg asked if the plan for South Galway included a Wendy's entrance?
Frank Murphy stated that a Wendy's entrance is not included but there is an entrance for another restaurant. Mr. Murphy stated that there is right-of-way where the sewer went in.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that he thought five years was along time for the completion of the roads in Erinwood.
Manager Plunkett stated that it will be five years or sooner, which ever comes first, the completion of the condos or five years.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that he thought five years was a long time, three years was better.
Councilmember Shulman stated that safety was another issue in the closing of Shannon Way. Councilmember Shulrnan stated that there will be 12 new buildings with 48 units, they will most probably use Shannon Way .Mr. Shulman stated that Shannon Way is not a public street.
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Council agreed that in three years or after Kildare, Donegal and South Galway
are all connected, they would close the entrance from Newark-Granville Road to
Shannon Way.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that Manager Plunkett should ask Herb Murphy to be
present for the passing of the resolution stating the closing of Shannon Way.
Sidewalks
Jurgen Pape stated that recently the Planning Commission has been looking at
land regulations. Sidewalks are an issue that needs to be addressed. Mr. Pape
suggested that the village have specifics for sidewalks so that the Planning
Commission would never have to question the issue again. Mr. Pape stated that brick
sidewalks are something that the village may want to consider because brick is easier
to repair.
Manager Plunkett stated that the Village has a sidewalk replacement program
which reimburses up to 50%of the replacement cost. Manager Plunkett stated that the
village does not pay half the cost for brick sidewalks. Manager Plunkett stated that the
village has sidewalk specifications and that he would see that Mr. Pape received a copy.
Mr. Pape stated that sidewalks should always be in the right-of-way and that pavement should be designed any for the anticipated traffic. Mr. Pape stated that another
sidewalk issue is the five foot versus four foot sidewalks. Mr. Pape stated that the
Planning Commission has recommended four foot sidewalks or to have the have option
of four or five feet, depending on the circumstances. Mr. Pape stated that the Planning Commission should be able to vary the widths. Mr. Pape stated that in his opinion, four
foot sidewalks are adequate for normal areas.
After a discussion, Councilmember Freytag stated that the question of four
versus five foot sidewalks has been discussed before and the majority of Council feels that five foot is appropriate.
Mayor Eisenberg stated Mr. Freytag was correct, Council would stay with five foot sidewalks.
Councilmember Shulman stated that Mr. Kent has proposed a pathway system in his preliminary plans for the area previously known as Farmington. Mr. Shulman questioned who would maintain those?
Mayor Eisenberg stated that Mr. Kent's plans are not in front of Council at this time, and Council has not even seen the plans. Mr. Eisenberg stated that Council can not make decisions like that with out first looking at what Mr. Kent is proposing. 1
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Broadway Crosswalk
Councilmember Vance stated that he has had several people make the
suggestion that perhaps the Granville Police should start watching for and issuing
citations to drivers not stopping for the crosswalk. Mr. Vance stated maybe that action
would also help stop the multiple U-turns that occur quite often on Broadway.
Councilmember Vance stated that Ohio Department of Transportation has said
that no stop sign or stop light would be allowed to be placed at the crosswalk. Mr.
Vance suggested a petition may help ODOT to change their minds. Mr. Vance stated
that if the village could not make the cars stop at the crosswalk, then perhaps the
crosswalk will have to be taken out. Mr. Vance stated that he would hate to see the
crosswalk be taken out, but that may be the only solution. Mr. Vance noted that a traffic
light may help keep "truckers"out of the downtown.
Councilmember Herman stated that the Council may want to take the problem to
the legislative branch first.
Manager Plunkett stated that we would write a letter to the legislative branch
concerning the crosswalk.
NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 93-31, "A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To
Advertise For Bids For The Construction Of the New Sidewalks Along West Broadway",
was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett.
Seconded by Councilmember Freytag.
Councilmember Vance stated that he would have to vote against the resolution because he has not yet seen the plans on the sidewalks.
Manager Plunkett stated that the engineer promised the drawings at the end of the week. Mr. Plunkett stated that he is asking for authorization to go to bid. No work will begin until Council reviews the pdns that will be affected by the sidewalks. and until there is a meeting for the citizens
Councilmember Vance stated as long as that happened, he had no problem with passing the resolution.
Resolution No. 93-31 was adopted.
Twentv Year Transportation Improvement Plan
Councilmember Herman stated that after skimming throughout the plan, he sees that NewarkG- ranville Road is suggested to be widened. Mr. Herman stated that he didn't see why the village was suggesting that. Mr. Herman stated that he thought that council was very clear about not widening that road. Village of Granville .1 1
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Manager Plunkett explained that the letter was received only a short time ago
and the plans were due on Friday. Mr. Plunkett stated that the plan included things that
may someday have to happen. Manager Plunkett stated that the plan is not necessarily
things that will actually happen, just possibilities.
After a brief discussion Manager Plunkett stated that Council should read the
plan and call him the next day with any corrections. Manager Plunkett stated that he
will have the plan corrected before it is submitted.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
A joint meeting with the Planning Commission was scheduled for September 1,
1993, at 7:00 p.m.,in Council Chambers.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Vance moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m. Seconded by
Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.

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