Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes OCTOBER 6, 1993

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
OCTOBER 6, 1993
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7:33 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Herman
Councilmember Vance
Councilmember Freytag
Mayor Eisenberg
Vice Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
Councilmember Vance moved to excuse absentee Councilmember Garrett. Seconded
by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 25-93, " An Ordinance To Amend
Ordinance No. 49-92 Providing For Adjustment 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. 25-93. The public
hearing closed at 7:35 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the September 15, 1993, Council Meeting were presented for
review. Councilmember Vance moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by
Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Jennifer Bruce
Joseph Williams
Sally MacPhail
Matt McGowan
Frank Murphy
Patrick Hart
Omar Whisman
Maxine Montgomery
Flo and Bill Hoffman
No questions, comments, or concerns were voiced at this time.
COMMITTEE REPORTSCouncilmember Freytag reported that the Recreation Commission did not meet because there was not a full quorum. Mr. Freytag stated that no official business had been conducted. Councilmember Freytag stated that there is currently a vacant seat on the commission. Mr. Freytag stated that the parking problem at Wildwood Park during the soccer games was mentioned. The Commission will try to do something to resolve that problem next spring. Councilmember Shulman reported on the Planning Commission's September 20th meeting. At that meeting a public hearing was held on the rezoning of the Fackler property. Mr. Fackler would like to rezone his property from PUD to SBD. Councilmember Shulman stated two architectural reviews were also approved at that meeting. Mr. Shulman stated a joint worksession with Bob Kent took place following the regular session. Councilmember Shulman stated that Mr. Kent answered all the concerns from Council except access to the longest cul-de sac. Councilmember Shulman reported on the October 4 Planning Commission meeting. Mr. Shulman stated that two architectural reviews were approved at that meeting. Councilmember Vance reported on the Sign Ordinance Review Committee's meeting. Councilmember Vance stated that the second rewrite of the sign code is being reviewed. Mr. Vance stated that the committee is making progress and will meet again next Tuesday. OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 239- 3, A"n Ordinance To Require The Closure Of Vehicle Access To Shannon Lane Upon Completion Of Donegal Drive Within The Village Green Section Of The Erinwood Planned Unit Development Or Three Years From The Date Of Passage Of This Ordinance, Whichever Is First."ta b(led 9-159- 3) Mayor Eisenberg stated that in his opinion, Council should leave the ordinance on the table. Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council needed to deal with the condo association rather than the Murphy Group. Councilmember Shulman stated that Council has control over Phase 11. Mr. Shulman stated that without passing the legislation the Murphy's can't start Phase 11. Mayor Eisenberg read a letter from Frank Murphy to Manager Plunkett dated August 6, 1993. A copy of that letter is hereby attached as part of these minutes. Councilmember Shulman stated that closing Shannon Lane, and the completion of Donegal Drive within three years can be two different issues. Councilmember Vance questioned if deleting the section dealing with Shannon Lane and taking action on rest of the ordinance would help with Mr. Shulman's concerns. Councilmember Shulman stated that he personally would like to pursue the closing of Shannon Lane. 2 Manager Plunkett stated that Shannon Lane was built to driveway standards. Mr. Plunkett stated that the road will get "beaten to death"and the condo association will most likely end up asking for the closure of the road. Law Director Hurst questioned if the condo association had a president or representative?Mr. Hurst suggested that Council talk to the representative of the condo association or invite them to a meeting. Mayor Eisenberg stated that the majority of Council favors the closure of Shannon Lane from Newark Granville Road. Mayor Eisenberg directed Manager Plunkett to contact the condo association and invite them to the next meeting. Manger Plunkett stated that he will invite the representative to the next Council meeting. Mr. Plunkett noted that Council could have a special session to resolve the issue. Ordinance No. 25-93, " An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 49-92 Providing For Adjustment 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, Shulman yes, Herman yes, Vance yes, Vice Mayor yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes, one member absent, Ordinance No. 25-93 was adopted. Motor Vehicle Bliciht Manager Plunkett stated that this issue is pertaining to one blight vehicle which is a truck parked by the Old Colony Burial Ground. Mr. Plunkett stated that the owner, at the request of the Village, covered the vehicle with a blue tarp. Manager Plunkett stated that the ordinance says that the covering is subject to review by the Planning Commission. Councilmember Freytag stated that the owner did not get the approval of the Planning Commission, therefor he is in violation of the ordinance. Manager Plunkett stated that he would advise the owner of the truck that he is in violation of the ordinance. ISTEA Grant Councilmember Vance stated that the Council should resubmit the grant application for ISTEA. Mr. Vance stated that even if there is no chance Granville will get funding, Council should show that they are interested. GVFD Councilmember Vance questioned if the fire department had been in contact with the Village regarding the purchase of the Peck Shannon house. Manager Plunkett stated that to his understanding, the fire department closed on the Peck Shannon house last week. Manager Plunkett stated that he had not had any contact with the fire department. Councilmember Vance stated that the fire department is obviously not responding on Council's request for public input. Recycling Ordinance 3 Councilmember Herman stated that he would like the Council to look over the proposed recycling legislation. Mr. Herman stated that the Ordinance is in connection with a recycling grant that the Safety and Health Commission are working on. NEW BUSINESS Ordinance No. 26-93, " An Ordinance To Approve And Adopt Current Replacement Pages To The Codified Ordinances And Declaring An Emergency", was introduced by Vice Mayor Marshall. Vice Mayor Marshall moved for the adoption Section 111, the Emergency Clause. Seconded by Councilmember Vance . Roll call vote: Marshall yes, Shulman yes, Herman yes, Vance yes, Freytag yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes, Garrett absent. Six yes votes, one member absent, the emergency clause was adopted. Vice Mayor Marshall then moved to adopt Ordinance No. 26-93. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Roll call vote: Marshall yes, Shulman yes, Herman yes, Vance Yes, Freytag yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes, one member absent. Ordinance No. 26-93 was adopted. Ordinance No. 279- 3, A"n Ordinance Amending The Granville Zoning Ordinance And Accompanying Map Thereto, By Amending The Classification Of The Zoning District For A Certain Five Acre Parcel Of Land Described Herein And Located At 1960 Newark-Granville Road From PUD, Planned Unit Development To SBD, Suburban Business District"w,as introduced and titled read by Councilmember Shulman. A public hearing was set for October 20, 1993, at 7:30 p.m. Ordinance No. 289- 3, A"n Ordinance To Accept The Facilities Installed in The Phase I segment Of The Glen At Erinwood By The Murphy Group, Inc.,With Conditions", was introduced and title read by Councilmember Freytag. A public hearing was set for October 20, 1993, at 7:30 p.m. Resolution No. 93-34, " A Resolution Authorizing The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement With The Licking County Commissioners For The Confinement And Support Of Prisoners." Manager Plunkett suggested that Resolution No. 93-34 not be introduced at the present time so that the Law Director could review the agreement. . Resolution No. 93-35, " A Resolution To Create A Cable Television Franchise Review Commission To Examine Granville's Cable Television Franchise, And To Conduct Meetings Or Hearings And Listen To Testimony As May Be Necessary, To Recommend To The Village Council Appropriate Terms For Franchise Renewal Or Non-Renewal", was introduced, read in full and moved for adoption by Councilmember Herman. Seconded by Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. 93-35 was duly adopted. Resolution No. 93-36, " A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For The Purchase Of Water Treatment Chemicals", was introduced, 4 read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Vance. Motion carried. Resolution No. 93-36 was duly adopted. Review Old Village Offices Proposals Councilmember Vance stated that due to a business relationship with one of the proposers, he felt uncomfortable taking part in the discussion and would like to remain silent. Manger Plunkett stated that three proposals had been received for the leasing of the old village hall at 118 South Main Street. Manager Plunkett stated that each of the proposers had asked for a chance to explain their proposals. Jennifer Bruce stated that she is co-owner of Broadway Blooms presently located at 120 West Broadway. Ms. Bruce stated that the florist shop is looking for a larger building to relocate to. Ms. Bruce stated that Broadway Blooms will be responsible for the upkeep of the building and they plan no major changes in the structure of the building. Ms. Bruce stated that they felt that the structure shouldn't be changed for historical reasons. Ms. Bruce stated that Broadway Blooms was established in Granville in 1889. Ms. Bruce explained that the business name had changed for credit reasons at the advise of their attorney, however they had always been a floral shop in Granville. Mayor Eisenberg asked of Broadway Blooms intended to occupy the entire building and bringing it up to code? Ms. Bruce answered yes. Councilmember Herman asked how the utilities would be handled? Ms. Bruce answered that Broadway Blooms would pay all utilities. Councilmember Shulman asked what changes would Council notice with the building? Ms. Bruce answered that she had spoke with the Newark building inspector and he had said that the building presently falls under code, when you start making radical changes, that is when bringing the building to code comes in. Mr. Bruce stated that it was her interpretation that the building met code now. Councilmember Freytag asked what is the minimum lease period would be? Ms. Bruce answered five years. Patrick Hart stated that he was a businessman Zanesville who ran retail stores. Mr. Hart stated that he is interested in obtaining the old village offices for a home furnishing store with high quality products, and perhaps gourmet food prepared off premises. Mr. Hart stated that he did not vision having more than one use for the building. Mr. Hart stated that people come from outside the area to visit his stores and he was hoping to create additional business in Granville. Mr. Hart stated that the building can expect some major renovations, in which he would work very close with the Planning Commissions and Council. Mr. Hart stated that he planed to spend approximately $ 50,000 to $60,000 to bringing the building up to code. Mr. Hart stated that he would have handicap access to the rest rooms and would like to buy a new HVAC system. Mr. Hart stated that the HVAC unit would be owned by the village. Mr. Hart stated that he would be responsible for the everyday maintenance 5 of the building, pay the utilities, and pay any taxes that are involved. Mr. Hart stated that the village would be responsible for removing any aspects that may be in the building. Councilmember Herman questioned if the proposed store was a gift shop? Mr. Hart stated that it would be a very fine gift shop with table tops, stoneware, glassware, gourmet products, and perhaps statues for the garden. Councilmember Shulman asked if there was asbestos in the old village hall and what was the price for removing it. Manager Plunkett stated that asbestos is always a concern, but he doesn't know of any asbestos currently in the building. Manager Plunkett suggested having an asbestos inspection before the signing of a lease. Councilmember Freytag asked if Mr. Hart was proposing paying no rent for 3 months? Mr. Hart stated that he had $ 6,000 budgeted for a new air conditioning unit in which the village would own. Mr. Hart stated that the first three months the rent would be reduced until the HVAC is paid for. John Thornborough stated that he and his brother have a partnership in Columbus that is a reconstruction business. Mr. Thornborough stated that he owns a publishing business in Granville which is now located above Pinkerton Real Estate. Mr. Thornborough stated that he is looking for place to relocate the publishing business. Mr. Thornborough stated that he would like to move the publishing company to the front of the old village offices. Mr. Thornborough stated that he would like to construct three offices one would be upstairs in old conference room with the back kitchen as a storage room. Mr. Thornborough stated that he may restore the rest room upstairs. Mr. Thornborough stated that he planned to take out all the walls on the first floor that are not support walls, and divide it into two rooms which would be for retail stores. Mr. Thornborough stated that the main entrance would be the door which faces Opera House Park. Mr. Thornborough stated that the door facing Main Street could serve either store. Mr. Thornborough stated that he would build two handicap restrooms and a small furnace room. Mr. Thornborough stated that the exterior door would remain as access to the furnace and storage room. Mr. Thornborough stated that he had plans to repair the floors and install new carpet. Mr. Thornborough stated that the electric would be rewired and split into five separate units. Mr. Thornborough stated that he would like to restore the wood work and paint. Mr. Thornborough stated that he and his brother are talking about the large rear doors which apparently were used for the fire wagons. Mr. Thornborough stated that the large rear doors which were apparently used for the fire wagons, would be open or rebuilt to give rear access. Mr. Thornborough stated that he had contacted the Newark Building Department of and if an additional stairway is required that could be significant. Mr. Thornborough stated that he doesn't know where the lot lines are and can't estimate what would be involved in that. Mr. Thornborough stated that besides his office space, 6 they would like to operate an upscale general store with soaps and teas with a Granville brand name. Mr. Thornborough stated that he would like to lease other space out perhaps an antique store. Mr. Thornborough stated that he would like a ten year lease, actually 20 year and he would maintain and pay utilities. Mr. Thornborough stated that he would like credit on the cost of rent for the HVAC unit over a ten year period. Councilmember Herman asked if he was proposing $ 500 per month? Mr. Thornborough stated $ 500 lease less cost of HVAC which would go up on down each year depending on the adjustment. Mr. Thornborough stated that he hoped to have the building look more or less like it did in the 1800's retaining the fire house look. Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council needed to digest the proposals. Mayor Eisenberg stated that it should not take long to make a discussion. Vice Mayor Marshall suggested that Council set a target time to deal with the proposals. Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council could take action on the proposals at the next meeting. West Broadway Sidewalk Extension Proiect Manager Plunkett stated that he had received two bids for the West Broadway Sidewalk Extension Project. Mr. Plunkett stated that Council had appropriated $ 25,000 for the project and the low bid was $ 67,000. Manager Plunkett stated that the engineer gave an explanation of why the bids came in so high in a letter. A copy of that letter is attached as part of these minutes. Manager Plunkett stated that the engineer suggests that Council rebid the project in January. Manager Plunkett stated that Council could reject all bids and have basically the same bid package in January. Vice Mayor Marshall stated that Council should reject all bids now and rebid the project in January. Manger Plunkett stated that he had not prepared the resolution but Council could reject the bids and he would reduce it to writing. Councilmember Vance stated that he was in favor of rejecting the bids at this point. Vice Mayor Marshall moved to adopt Resolution No. 933- 7, A" Resolution To Reject All Bids Received For The West Broadway Sidewalk Extension Project." Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. 93-37 was adopted. Lickinq County Sheriffs Department Mayor Eisenberg asked what the status currently is with the Sheriff Department and prisoner medical expenses? Law Director Hurst stated that he had met with the Licking County Prosecutor and advised him of the Village's position on the matter. Mr. Hurst stated to his understanding the prosecutor had met with the Licking County Commissioners and the Commissioner's position was "it is not their problem".Law Director Hurst stated that he had advised the Licking County Prosecutor that his position was that Granville did not consider the medical bill Granville's obligation. Mr. Hurst suggested meeting with all 7 parties to see if an agreement could be reached. Mr. Hurst stated that the County Prosecutor and he both reached the conclusion that the recent contract submitted by the Sheriffs Department doesn't address this issue therefore, it is not going to go away. Mr. Hurst stated that the Commissioner's said "no way are we paying the bill"and he responded neither is Granville. Law Director Hurst stated that the prosecutor was not aware that Newark was involved. Mr. Hurst stated that he would contact Newark's Law Director and see what if anything Newark had to say. Law Director Hurst stated that the County Commissioners are not interested and the matter is up in the air, but at a stand still. Manager Plunkett stated that he would investigate the insurance aspect. Downtown Flower Beds Councilmember Shulman stated that since the Knoll Mole's are unable to continue planting the flower beds downtown, Council should advertise for a replacement group to continue the project. Manager Plunkett stated that perhaps the garden clubs would be interested. Manager Plunkett stated that he would ask around to see if anyone is interested in continuing the project. ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Vance moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:50. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.

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