VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 4, 1993
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7:33 p.m.
Those responding to the roll call were:
Vice Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Councilmember Herman moved to excuse absentee member Shulman. Seconded by
Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 20-93, 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. 20-93. The public
hearing closed at 7:34 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of July 21, 1993 were presented
for review. After a brief discussion, Councilmember Herman moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
Those signing the register were:
Sally MacPhail, Sentinel
General Grant Oliver
Sharon Sellitto of Cherry Street was present to question way stop signs had been installed the reason why four- at the CherryM/ aple Street intersection.
1Manager Plunkett stated that there were three reasons why the signs were installed: one is assured clear distance, ( if one pulls out of Cherry Street, oncoming traffic); children must cross that intersection to catch the school bus and there is no sidewalk on the west side of Cherry Street; people tend to cross the Cherry Street bridge at high speeds -they don't realize they're are making a transition from a highway to a residential area. Manager Plunkett stated that the Service Department has installed more "stop ahead"signs as a temporary measure to make people aware that the stop is coming. Manager Plunkett stated that the stop signs may encourage eighteen wheelers to use Main Street instead of South Cherry for access to Granville. Mayor Eisenberg stated that the accident that occurred a few days ago helped the Village become more aware of the problems at the Cherry Street intersection. COMMITTEE REPORTS Councilmember Freytag reported on the Old Colony Burying Ground Board meeting of July 26, 1993. The cemetery restoration experts from Massachusetts have worked in the Old Colony Burial Ground twice, helping the Village to restore the cemetery. Those experts will not return to Granville until next year. Councilmember Freytag reported on the Recreation Committee's meeting of August 3, 1993. The main item of business at that meeting was the landscaping to be installed at Wildwood Playground. The approximate cost of the project is $12,000. OLD BUSINESS Sludge Holding Facilities Chuck Coghlan of CF Bird and RJ Bull Inc.,was present to inform Council of the federally mandated sludge processing changes at the waste water plant. Mr. Coghlan stated that recent tightening of USEPA standards have created problems regarding digestion of organic materials in the sludge as well as vector reduction. Mr. Coghlan stated that he has prepared a report outlining the improvements that need to be completed which requires additional tankage to allow operation of the facility more manageably and to meet the new guidelines. Mr. Coghlan stated that the approximate cost is $400,000. This estimated cost is for a combination of three concrete tanks which will hold 110,000 gallons. Mr. Coghlan stated that the smaller of the two tanks would be for thickening while the larger gallon would be for solids digestion. Mr. Coghlan stated that thickening would density the sludge to 4%Fe.deral standards must be in place be February 19, 1995. Joe Hickman stated that three years ago, this was matter was brought to Council in an effort to streamline operations and improve overall treatment plant efficiency, now it is Federal Regulation and the improvements must be completed in a timely fashion. Mayor Eisenberg thanked Mr. Coghlan for coming. East Granville Sewer 1 2 1 Jerry Turner also of CF Bird &RJ Bull, was present to bring Council up to date on the sewers in East Granville. Mr. Turner stated that since the village has further interest in development in the east, he will be reviewing plans regarding sanitary sewer availability for the intersection of Cherry Valley Road and State Route 16. Alternatives would include upgrading the Bryn Du and Erinwood lift stations and enlarging the sewermain section on East Broadway. Mr. Turner stated that another alternative would be satellite package treatment facility. These facilities would have to be approved by Bird &Bull, the Village, and Ohio EPA. Mr. Turner stated that the village must realize they will have the continual maintenance expense of additional mechanical facilities. Councilmember Garrett asked what the disadvantages of pumping would be? Mr. Turner stated that they are now pumped three times. It would definitely have an adverse effect on the plant in terms of biological loading. Manager Plunkett stated that Joe Hickman, Doug Tailford and he met with Super America /McDonalds Corporation today. They want to develop the property they own at the southwest corner of Cherry Valley Road and SR 16. Mr. Plunkett stated that John Thaxton of SuperAmerica offered to build the sewer mains under SR 16. Mr. Plunkett stated that the sewer could service east Granville. Mr. Plunkett stated that the engineers have not discussed anything yet, but these are possibilities. Councilmember Freytag asked what it would cost for Super America to build across SR 16? Mr. Turner stated approximately4 $00.00 per foot. Councilmember Garrett stated that the corner would bring a lot of tax dollars to Granville School System if it develops. Manager Plunkett stated that he is planning to have SuperAmerica meet with Joe Hickman and Bird &Bull representatives next week. Mayor Eisenberg thanked Mr. Turner and Mr. Coghlan for coming and speaking. Manager Plunkett stated that more specifics are needed; the trunk sewer may not be necessary if this proposal comes about. Mayor Eisenberg stated that if it was a viable scene, the trunk sewer should not need any more consideration. Councilmember Vance stated that Mr. Hickman should make sure that EPA signs off on the pliminary plan and the time table for the sludge holding facilities before any work actually begins. Ordinance No. 20-93, " 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", was reintroduced, title read and moved for adoption by Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember Herman. Roll call vote: Freytag yes, Herman yes, Vance yes, Garrett yes, Shulman absent, Marshall yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes, one member absent. Ordinance No. 20-93 was adopted. Resolution No. 932- 8, A" Resolution To Fill A Vacancy On The Board Of Zoning And Building Appeals Created By The Resignation Of Ann M. Kennedy". Manager Plunkett stated that the two candidates for the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals are Eric Steward and Dan Bellman. Mr. Bellman is also interested in 1 3 1 the Planning Commission vacancy. Mr. Plunkett stated that there are six candidates for the Planning Commission vacancy. Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council has not yet come to a comfortable way to appoint members to the various boards. Mr. Eisenberg stated that Council must come up with a more satisfactory way to appoint members. Mayor Eisenberg suggested having a committee to interview the various candidates. The committee then should make a recommendation to the entire Council. After a discussion, a ballot vote was taken. Ballot result: Eric Steward, two votes, Dan Bellman, four votes. Mr. Bellman was appointed. Resolution No. 93-28, was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. Resolution No. 93-28 was adopted. Sidewalk Cafe Councilmember Vance noted that the two sidewalk cafes on Broadway have moved back. NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 93-29, " A Resolution To Fill A Vacancy On The Planning Commission Created By The Resignation Of Eloise DeZwarte". After a discussion, a ballot vote was taken. Ballot result: Karen Frasca, two votes, Gary Stansbury, four votes. Mr. Stansbury was appointed to the Planning Commission. Resolution No. 93-29 was introduced, read in full and moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. Resolution No. 93-29 was adopted. Resolution No. 933- 0, A" Resolution Of Appreciation To Eloise DeZwarte"was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Herman. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. Resolution No. 93-30 was adopted. 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, "was introduced and title read by Councilmember Freytag. Public hearing was set for August 18, 1993, at 7:30 p.m. West Broadway Sidewalk Councilmember Freytag questioned when the West Broadway sidewalk project was going to begin? Manager Plunkett stated that he has spoke with Mr. Coghlan of Bird &Bull. Mr. Coghlan stated the plans should be ready at the end of next week. Erinwood Traffic Islands 4 Manager Plunkett stated that he recommends that Council not approve the traffic islands at Erinwood. Manager Plunkett stated that the islands will get tore up over the years because the road is so narrow. Manager Plunkett stated that in his opinion, the traffic islands will be a maintenance problem for the Village. Councilmember Vance stated that Mr. Murphy was agreeable with leaving the islands in for a year. Since the acceptance is not occurring with the roads, the village should make a final decision in a year. Councilmember Garrett stated that the traffic island on Pine Hurst Drive is much larger than that of Erinwood. Mrs. Garrett stated the island on Pine Hurst Drive is beat up and looks terrible. Water Capacity Fees Councilmember Freytag stated that a month ago, Manager Plunkett sent a memo concerning water capacity fees. Mr. Freytag asked for the status on that. Manager Plunkett stated that the issue of returned water capacity fees to two homes had fees paid and the permits were withdrawn. Manager Plunkett stated that Law Director Hurst and he are conferring on that matter now. Manager Plunkett stated that regarding capacity fees, the situation before the new ordinance was passed, was that when someone paid and reserved a tap, they had forever to actually activate that tap. The ordinance changed, and that is no longer true. Several people have made plans to build. The new ordinance says that property owners along the East Granville Waterline have 90 days to hook up. Manager Plunkett stated that his statements made before the ordinance was changed had placed him in a somewhat embarrassing position. MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS The next Village Council Meeting is August 18, 1993, at 7:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Vance moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:23 p.m.
VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE