Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes DECEMBER 15, 1993

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 15, 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 Montgomery
Councilmember Vance
Councilmember Freytag
Mayor Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
Councilmember Garrett moved to excuse absentee Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
A public hearing was held on 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."
John Dension, National Gas &Oil, stated that Ordinance No. 41-93 is a renewal of the
current ordinance which will soon expire. Mr. Dension stated that the ordinance is similar to the
current ordinance. Mr. Denison stated that the primary difference was that the proposed
ordinance is for three years while the current ordinance is only two years. Mr. Dension stated
that the primary reason for this was for budgeting convenience. Mr. Dension stated that the
same ordinance and rates had been passed by Newark and Heath. Mr. Dension stated that the
rates are the same as other cities in the area.
Councilmember Shulman asked how many customers in Granville National Gas had?
Mr. Denison stated that there was currently 80 customers in Granville. Mr. Dension
stated that the customers were mostly in the eastern part of the village that had been annexed
to Granville.
Mayor Eisenberg asked how the rates compared to Columbia Gas rates?
Mr. Dension stated that the proposed rates are slightly higher than Columbia.
Mayor Eisenberg thanked Mr. Denison for coming and speaking.
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 42-93, " An Ordinance To Establish The
Granville Village Managefs Salary For 1994."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 42-93. The public hearing
closed at 7:46 p.m.
Village of Granville
Council Agenda
Decemberl, 1993
Page 2
A public hearing was held on 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."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 43-93. The public hearing
closed at 7:47.
A public hearing was held on 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."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 44-93. The public hearing
closed at 7:47 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the December 1, 1993, Council meeting were presented for review.
Councilmember Vance moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.
MAYOR'S REPORT
The Mayor's report for the month of November was presented for review.
Councilmember Vance stated that the number of U-turn violations seemed low.
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 November was presented Plunkett for review. Manger stated that there had been three big water main breaks in November.
Councilmember Garrett moved to approve the report. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. A copy of the manager's report is attached as part of these minutes.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Larry Huey
Larry Haren
Christine Mehr
Carolyn Huey
Doug Tailford
Joe Hickman
John Denison, National Gas &Oil
Ben Badon
Barbara McFarland
Carolyn Huey stated that she was present to hear discussions on the Recreation Commissions request for additional funds.
Village of Granville
Council Agenda
Decemberl, 1993
Page 3
Manager Plunkett stated that the amount that the Recreation Commission requested is
budgeted.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Shulman stated that he was unable to attend the last Planning
Commission meeting. Mr. Shulman stated that Vice Mayor Marshall did attend in his place.
Councilmember Garrett stated that she also attended the Planning Commission
meeting. Mrs. Garrett stated that Bob Kent was present to discuss his proposal for Bryn Du IV.
Councilmember Garrett stated that there had been a few people in the township concerned
with the development backing their properties.
OLD BUSINESS
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
reintroduced, title read and moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by
Councilmember Freytag.
Roll call vote: Freytag yes, Vance yes, Montgomery yes, Shulman yes, Garrett yes,
Marshall absent, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes, one member absent. Ordinance No. 41-
93 was adopted.
Ordinance No. 42-93, " An Ordinance To Establish The Granville Village Manager's
Salary For 1994,"was reintroduced, title read, and moved for adoption by Freytag. Seconded
by Garrett.
Roll call vote: Garrett yes, Marshall absent, Shulman yes, Montgomery yes, Vance yes,
Freytag yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes, one member absent. Ordinance No. 42-93
was adopted.
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 reintroduced, title read, and moved for adoption by
Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember Vance.
Councilmember Freytag asked if the increased amount in the Recreation Commission
was the amount that they requested?
Manager Plunkett stated that yes it was the full amount the Recreation Commission
had asked for. Mr. Plunkett stated that when the township was asked to contribute to the
Recreation fund, the response was that the Township had invested a lot of money in parklands
for the benefit of the entire community. Mr. Plunkett stated that he agreed that they have spent
a lot of money for parklands.
Village of Granville
Council Agenda
December 1, 1993
Page 4
Councilmember Freytag stated that the Main Street waterline is going to cost the
Village an additional 4$6,900. Mr. Freytag stated that he is not clear why the projects can't be
completed at the same time.
Manager Plunkett explained that the water line needs to be done first so that it can be
completed prior to ODOT's work. Mr. Plunkett stated that ODOT does its bidding and
scheduling separate from the village.
Joe Hickman stated that the project was originally an issue 2 project. Mr. Hickman
stated that the village engineers tried to coordinate the project with the State and weren't successful.
Councilmember Vance asked if the state could bid the entire package and then the Village reimburse the State?
Councilmember Freytag stated that there was a substantial amount of money here. Mr.
Freytag stated that he wanted to make sure that all possibilities had been exhausted before the money was spent.
Councilmember Garrett suggested that Council keep all the money in the budget and only spend it if necessary.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he wasn't saying to removed the money from the budget, he was just saying don't spend that amount of money if you don't have too.
Manger Plunkett stated that in his opinion, it is wise to bid the project now because it's more likely to get good bids in January.
After a lengthy discussion, a roll call vote was taken: Freytag yes, Vance yes, Montgomery yes, Shulman yes, Garrett yes, Marshall absent, Mayor Eisenberg yes . Six yes votes, one member absent. Ordinance No. 43-93 was adopted.
Ordinance No. 449- 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 Expenses,w"as reintroduced, title read, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember Vance.
Roll call vote: Garrett yes, Shulman yes, Montgomery yes, Vance yes, Freytag yes, Marshall absent, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes, one member absent. Ordinance No. 44- 93 was adopted.
NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 934- 5, A" Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For The Construction Of The South Main Street And North Pearl Street Watermain Improvement Projects,w"as introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Shulman. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett.
Councilmember Vance stated that the bidding procedure costs the Village money. Mr, Vance stated that if the bids come in and are rejected, it will still have cost the Village money. Councilmember Garrett asked Mr. Vance if he was suggesting that Council should wait to bid the project?
Village of Granville
Council Agenda
Decemberl, 1993
Page 5
Councilmember Vance stated that he did not know the answer. Mr. Vance stated that if
Main Street is going to be torn up all year long he had concerns about the residents and
business on South Main Street.
Councilmember Shulman asked how the traffic would be handled?
Joe Hickman stated that traffic wasn't coordinated that far yet. Mr. Hickman stated that
the project would not have the street torn up the entire year, but it's not going to be an easy
fast project .
Manager Plunkett stated that he recommended that Council proceed with the project.
Mr. Hickman stated that there was some sanitary sewer work to be done on Broadway
too.
Motion to adopt Resolution No. 93-47 was carried. Resolution No. 93-45 was adopted.
Resolution No. 93-46, " A Resolution To Award The Bids For The Construction Of The
West College Street Utility Improvements Project To Layton Excavating And To Authorize The
Village Manger To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore," was introduced, read in full and
moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion
carried. Resolution No. 93-46 was duly adopted.
Resolution No. 93-47, " A Resolution To Establish The Granville Law Director's Salary
Including Legal Services Rate For 1994," was introduced, read in full and moved for adoption
by Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. Resolution
No. 93-47 was adopted.
Pathway Plan -Doug Tailford's Presentation
Doug Tailford presented a preliminary plan for pathways in Granville. A copy of that
plan is attached as part of these minutes marked exhibit "A".Mr. Tailford stated that he had
looked at the existing sidewalks and through the planning commission and the council's
suggestions, implied areas which needed to be expanded. ( Mr. Tailford pointed out the areas
and explained the preliminary pathway plan as written on the attached text.)
Mayor Eisenberg stated that a lot of progress had been made in a short period of time.
Manager Plunkett agreed and stated that perhaps the next step should be looking into
definite footage.
Councilmember Garrett stated that Council should ask for a lot of community input on
the pathway plan.
Councilmember Shulman stated that he would like to have the landscape ordinance in
effect next year. Mr. Shulman stated that might help save some of the trees that are being cut
currently with development.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that the Village had received an assessment from the South
Licking Watershed District. Mayor Eisenberg asked if Council intended to object?
Manager Plunkett stated that the Village had known that the assessment was coming
for sometime and had budgeted for it.
Village of Granville
Council Agenda
Decemberl, 1993
Page 6
Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council had received a memo from Doug Tailford stating
that some of the terms on the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning and Building
Appeals were about to expire. Mayor Eisenberg stated that he agreed with the
recommendation of Mr. Tailford, Council should advertise the openings in the Sentinel to see if
other village residents are interested in serving on those boards. Council agreed.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council needed to form committee assignments for 1994.
Mayor Eisenberg asked if anyone wished to trade committees?
Councilmember Shulman stated that he was willing to serve as the Planning
Commission Representative if no one else was interested.
Councilmember Garrett indicated that she would like to serve on the Planning
Commission and was appointed to serve for 1994-1995.
The Council Committee Assignments for 1994-1995 were assigned as follows:
Improvement Board Marshall
Planning Commission Garrett
Intergovernmental Relations Montgomery, Shulman
Personnel Committee Eisenberg, Marshall, Vance
Recreation Commission Freytag
Safety &Health Garrett, Montgomery
Streets &Sidewalks Garrett, Shulman, Vance
Utilities Marshall, Shulman, Vance
Ways &Means Freytag, Eisenberg, Montgomery
Union Cemetery Board Freytag
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
The next Planning Commission meeting will be December 20, 1993.
The next Council meeting will be January 5, 1994.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Councilmember Garrett moved to enter into executive session at 9:57 p.m. to discuss pending legal matters. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried.
Councilmember Vance moved to return to regular Councilmember session at 10:26 p.m. Seconded by Freytag. Motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Vance moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:28 p.m. Seconded by CouncIlmember Garrett. Motion carried.

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