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Council Minutes DECEMBER 1, 1993

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 1, 1993
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 6:33 p.m.
OATH OF OFFICE
Law Director Hurst administered the oath of office to the three Councilmembers
who were elected on November 2, 1993. Those members were Arnold Eisenberg, Peter
Marshall, and Maxine Montgomery.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Vance
Councilmember Freytag
Councilmember Marshall
Councilmember Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager PlunkettCouncilmember Garrett moved to excuse absentee Councilmember Shulman. Seconded by Councilmember Marshall. Motion carried. ELECTION OF MAYOR -OATH OF OFFICE Councilmember Garrett moved to nominate Councilmember Arnold Eisenberg for Mayor. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery. Councilmember Freytag moved to nominate Councilmember Marshall for Mayor. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. A ballot vote was taken; three votes for Arnold Eisenberg, three votes for Peter Marshall. A second ballot vote was taken resulting in dead lock. Councilmember Marshall stated that he would like to withdraw his nomination for Mayor. Councilmember Vance moved to elect Arnold Eisenberg for Mayor by unanimous vote. Seconded by Councilmember Marshall. Motion carried. Law Director Hurst administered the oath of office to Mr. Eisenberg as Mayor. ELECTION OF VICE MAYOR -OATH OF OFFICE Village of Granville Council Meeting Minutes Decemberl, 1993 Page 2 Councilmember Freytag moved to nominate Councilmember Marshall for Vice Mayor. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. Mr. Marshall was elected by unanimous vote. Mayor Eisenberg administered the oath of office to Mr. Marshall as Vice Mayor. APPOINTMENT OF CLERK -OATH OF OFFICE Vice Mayor Marshall moved to reappoint Carie Miller as Clerk of Council. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. Mayor Eisenberg administered the "Oath of Office"to Carie Miller as Clerk of Council for a two year term. Councilmember Garrett suggested that the public hearings be held later in the meeting because of the early starting time of the meeting. Council agreed. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the November 17, 1993, Council meeting were presented for review. Councilmember Vance moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by Councilmember Marshall. Motion carried. NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 93-42, " A Resolution Authorizing The Village Manager To File An Application And Enter Into An Agreement With The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources For The Purpose Of Acquiring Funds Through The Division Of Forestry's National Small Business Administration Tree Planting Subgrant was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. 93-42 was adopted. Resolution No. 93-43, " A Resolution To Award The Bid For The Purchase Of Water And Sewer Treatment Chemicals For 1994", was introduced, read in full and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 93-43 was adopted. Resolution No. 93-44, " A Resolution To Amend Pay Classifications And Salary Rates For The Several Departments Of The Village Of Granville," was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Montgomery. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Councilmember Vance stated that it was his understanding that the entire village staff would be receiving a salary step increase except for three employees who have Village of Granville Council Meeting Minutes Decemberl, 1993 Page 3 reached the top of the salary/ wage scale. Mr. Vance stated that he assumed that the three employees at the top of the wage/ salary schedule do an excellent job or they would not be at the top of the pay scale. Mr. Vance stated that it seems to be unfair to those three employees when all other village employees will receive a raise. Councilmember Garrett stated that when the wage/ salary schedule was revised, this problem was suppose to be taken care of. Mayor Eisenberg stated that if Council assumes that the village employees in the top range of the salary scale must receive a salary increase, it makes the wage/salary schedule meaningless. Mayor Eisenberg stated that there is a salary range for each position in the village which represents the value of that position. Mayor Eisenberg stated that if Council assumes that no employee can reach the top range of the salary schedule, Council should do away with the schedule. Councilmember Vance stated that he disagreed that the top classification on the Wage/Salary schedule represented the maximum worth of an employee. Mr. Vance stated that he had a suggestion for the three employees at the top range of the wage/salary schedule. Mr. Vance stated that the three employees should receive an incentive payment equal to 1 %of their salary per quarter payable on the 6th, 12th, 18th, and 24th pay periods, contingent upon that their work performance is satisfactory according to the Village Manager and that they are still employed full time on those pay dates. Councilmember Garrett stated that in many companies employees reach the top level of the pay scale and can't receive a raise without a promotion. Mrs. Garrett stated that there is nothing you can do about an employee who is maxed out on the salary scale. Mayor Eisenberg stated that it is impossible to draw parallels with private industries. Councilmember Montgomery asked when the wage/salary scale was established? Mayor Eisenberg stated that the company hired to develop the wage/salary schedule for the village worked on the assumption that there is a maximum worth to each position. Mayor Eisenberg stated that quite a few positions moved up substantially a few years ago when the schedule was revised. Councilmember Freytag stated that he agreed with Mayor Eisenberg and Councilmember Garrett. Councilmember Vance stated that he didn't believe that the consultant who developed the wage/salary schedule said that there was a maximum worth to each position. Mayor Eisenberg stated that the practices in cost of living increases maybe what Council needs to reexamine. Mayor Eisenberg stated that he is not comfortable in making cost of living increases upon a Consumer Index study. Village of Granville Council Meeting Minutes Decemberl, 1993 Page 4 Councilmember Vance stated that there are three village employees who are not being treated as equal as the other employees. Mr. Vance stated that he would like to see something done about it. Mr. Vance stated that if something is going to be done, it should be a part of Resolution No. 93-44. Councilmember Vance moved to amend Resolution 93-44 adding a new section which would include the names of the three employees not receiving a step increase stating that the Village will pay incentives in 1994 equaling 1 %of their total salary payable on the 6th, 12th,18th, and 24th pay periods contingent upon that their work performance is acceptable to the village manger and that they are employed full time on the dates payable. Mr. Vance stated that it should be clearly noted that this is not a village policy and it may or may not be considered again next year. Vice Mayor Marshall seconded. Mayor Eisenberg stated that in his opinion, he did not think the incentives were the right thing to do but he would vote for it because he didn't want to send a message to those employees that they are not worth consideration. Councilmember Garrett and Councilmember Montgomery disagreed with Mayor Eisenberg. Show of hands vote: Vance yes, Marshall yes, Freytag no, Garrett no, Montgomery no, Eisenberg no. Two yes votes, four no votes. Motion defeated. Resolution No. 93-44 was adopted as written. (Councilmember Vance voted against Resolution No. 93-44.) Vice Mayor Marshall stated that Council should consider and resolve this dilemma before next year. Council agreed. Ordinance No. 41-93, " An Ordinance Fixing And Regulating The Price That May Be Charged By National Gas And Oil Corporation, Its Successors Or Assigns, For Gas Service To The Village Of Granville, Ohio, And To Its Inhabitants, For The Period Of Three (3)Years From And After The Effective Date Of This Ordinance; And Repealing Ordinance No. 29-91,"was introduced and title read by Councilmember Garrett. A public hearing was set for December 15, 1993 at 7:30 p.m. Ordinance No. 42-93, " An Ordinance To Establish The Granville Village Manager's Salary For 1994," was introduced and title read by Vice Mayor Marshall. A public hearing was set for December 15, 1993, at 7:30 p.m. Ordinance No. 43-93, " 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, 1994, was introduced and title read by Councilmember Freytag. A public hearing was set for December 15, 1993, at 7:30 p.m. Village of Granville Council Meeting Minutes Decemberl, 1993 Page 5 Ordinance No. 44-93, " 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. A public hearing was set for December 15, 1993, at 7:30 p.m. PUBLIC HEARINGS A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 33-93, " An Ordinance To Amend Section 925.18 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville Establishing Water Regulations And Charges And To Repeal Existing Section 925.18 Of Said Codified Ordinances." No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 33-93. The public hearing closed at 7. 37 p.m. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 34-93, " 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. 34-93. The public hearing closed at 7:34 p.m. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 35-93, " An Ordinance To Amend Section 1171. 03 (b)( 4)Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville And To Repeal Existing Section 1171. 03 (b)4()Of The Codified Ordinances." No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 35-93. The public hearing closed at 7:40 p.m. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 369- 3, A"n Ordinance To Add Section 1171. 03 (a)( 7)To The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville Establishing Maximum Lot Coverage Standards In PCD, Planned Commercial District, And PID, Planned Industrial District." No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 36-93. The public hearing was closed at 7:41 p.m. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 37-93, A"n Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1305 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville And To Repeal Existing Chapter 1305 Of Said Codified Ordinances." No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 37-93. The public hearing closed at 7:42 p.m. Village of Granville Council Meeting Minutes Decemberl, 1993 Page 6 A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 38-93, " An Ordinance To Amend Section 1175.03(c)To The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville Establishing Off-Site Improvements To Suburban Business District." No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 38-93. The public hearing closed at 7:42 p.m. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 39-93, " An Ordinance To Amend Section 1171. 03 (b)2()A()To The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville Establishing Off-Site Improvements To Planned Districts." No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 29-93. The public hearing closed at 7:43 p.m. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 40-93, " An Ordinance To Amend Section 921. 07 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio Establishing Sewer Regulations And Charges And To Repeal Existing Section 921. 07 Of Said Codified Ordinances." No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 40-93. The public hearing closed at 7:44 p.m. A public hearing was held on the Proposed Sign Code. Gary Stansbury stated that the proposed sign code was written for the entire Village regardless of the zoning district. Mr. Stansbury stated that he would like Council to also consider the zoning districts. Mr. Stansbury stated that in talking with planning commission member Larry Huey, it appears that the proposed sign code was written mainly for downtown Granville. Mr. Stansbury stated that the proposed sign code is fine for pedestrian traffic, but in East Granville there is more vehicular traffic. Councilmember Vance stated that the committee decided that a universal sign code should be adopted to eliminate the current problems in the deleting sign sizes downtown. Mr. Vance stated that there are provisions to allow larger signs in certain places. Mr. Vance stated that the sign size was increased in the downtown and that there is a mechanism for a variance if you come before the appropriate boards. Mr. Stansbury stated that he was trying to avoid going for the variance for a large signs in certain zoning districts. Councilmember Garrett stated that one of the reasons Council needed to revise the code was so that variances could be avoided. Councilmember Vance stated that the objective was not to have two villages, but a consistent village sign code. Zoning Inspector Doug Tailford stated that Ruth Owen of the Granville Business Professional Association had asked him to express their concern with the proposed temporary sign regulations and the proposed Realtor sign regulations. Village of Granville Council Meeting Minutes December 1, 1993 Page 7 Vice Mayor Marshall directed Mr. Tailford to contact the GBPA and request their concerns in writing. CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: Doug Tailford Sally MacPhail Joe Williams Gary Stansbury No questions, comments, or concerns were voiced at this time. OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 33-93, " An Ordinance To Amend Section 925.18 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville Establishing Water Regulations And Charges And To Repeal Existing Section 925.18 Of Said Codified Ordinances," was reintroduced, title read and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Roll call vote: Garrett yes, Shulman absent, Montgomery yes, Vance yes, Freytag yes, Marshall yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes, one member absent. Ordinance No. 33-93 was adopted. Ordinance No. 34-93, " 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 Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Roll call vote: Vance yes, Freytag yes, Garrett yes, Shulman Absent, Montgomery yes, Marshall yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes, one member absent. Ordinance No. 34-93 was adopted. Councilmember Vance stated that in his opinion, the zoning ordinances on the agenda needed some clarification before they are adopted. Councilmember Freytag suggested having a Council worksession to discuss the ordinances. Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council should be ready to discuss the ordinances sometime in January. Council deferred any action on Ordinance No. 35-93, Ordinance No. 36-93, Ordinance No. 37-93, Ordinance No. 38-93, and Ordinance No. 39-93 until January, 1994. MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS Village of Granville Council Meeting Minutes Decemberl, 1993 Page 8 Vice Mayor Marshall stated that he will attend the planning commission meeting on Monday December 6, in place if Councilmember Shulman. Councilmember Freytag stated that he would like to express his opposition to the letter Council received from Richard Salvage and the letter from the Granville schools in an effort to bring development to the community. Councilmember Garrett stated that she attended the Granville Township meeting and an enterprise zone was established in the township. Mayor Eisenberg stated that he was also invited to the meeting that the Granville Schools are having concerning bringing development to the community. Mayor Eisenberg stated that he is unable to attend that meeting and someone should represent him there. Vice Mayor Marshall stated that he would attend in Mayor Eisenberg's place. Councilmember Vance moved to enter into executive session at 8:27 p.m.,for discussion of the manager's job performance, the manager's salary, and potential litigation. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. Councilmember Vance moved to return to normal session at 10:27 p.m. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried. ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Vance moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 p.m. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.

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