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Council Minutes February 2, 1994

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 2, 1994
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7:35 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Vance
Councilmember Freytag
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Vice Mayor Marshall
Mayor Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 2-94, "An Ordinance Establishing
An Ohio Public Works Commission Grant Fund And Amending Ordinance No. 43-93,
Providing For Adjustments Of the Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1994 And Revising Sums For Capital Expenses."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 2-94. Mayor Eisenberg closed the public hearing at 7:35 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled Council meeting of January 19, 1994,
were presented for review. Councilmember Vance moved corrections. to approve the minutes with Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
The minutes of the joint Council meeting with the Planning Commission were presented for review. Councilmember Vance moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were.
Eshter Coffee
Joe Williams
Rebecca Airoshire
Kevin Davis
Sally MacPhail
Tony Cordo
Doug Wagner
Bryan Crothers
Matthew Delhorn
No questions, comments, or concerns were voiced at this time.
Joe Hickman
Matthew Kocsis
Mike Schmitt
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Shulman reported on the Planning Commission's meeting of
January 24, 1994. At that meeting, the commission approved the final plat for the
Ridge"section of Erinwood. An architectural review was tabled because the applicant
was unable to attend the meeting. Mr. Shulman stated that Jim Harf had discussed the
future of the middle school.
Councilmember Freytag reported on the Recreation Commission's meeting of
February 1, 1994. Mr. Freytag stated that there was not full quorum for the second time
in a row, and four of the last seven meetings. Mr. Freytag stated that part of the
problem is that two vacancies exist on the commission. Mr. Freytag stated that the
Commission is having trouble getting those vacancies filled.
Mr. Freytag stated that the commission reviewed last years expenditures and are
planning for this year.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 2-94, " An Ordinance Establishing An Ohio Public Works
Commission Grant Fund And Amending Ordinance No. 43-93, Providing For
Adjustments Of the Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1994 And Revising Sums For
Capital Expenses," was reintroduced, its title read, and moved for adoption by
Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember Vance.
Roll call vote Freytag yes, Vance yes, Montgomery yes, Shulman yes, Garrett
yes, Marshall yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 2-94 was
adopted.
Ordinance No. 30-93, "An Ordinance To Authorize The Village Manager To
Enter Into A Lease Agreement With Sensibilities, Inc.,For The Lease Of The Municipal
Building At 118 South Main Street For A Term Of Five Years."
Councilmember Shulman moved to remove Ordinance No. 30-93 from the table.
Seconded by Councilmember Garrett.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 30-93 for February 16,
1994, at 7:30 p.m.
Bernie Williams' Sian
Manager Plunkett stated that the zoning inspector had submitted a memo to
Council stating that Mr. Williams'sign is not what Council had approved. Manager
Plunkett stated that he will instruct Mr. Williams to remove the sign. 1
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Mayor Eisenberg asked Law Director Hurst if Mr. Williams would have to go
through the Planning Commission again to install a new sign?
Law Director Hurst stated that if the sign is put up and is contrary, Mr. Williams
can be instructed to remove the sign. Mr. Hurst stated that he didn't believe that
because Mr. Williams strayed he would have to go back to the Planning Commission.
Mr. Hurst stated that if Mr. Williams chooses to put up the sign that Council approved,
he could do so without going to the Planning Commission. Mr. Hurst stated that Mr.
Williams could be cited a violation for putting up a sign that Council did not approve.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that the sign as it is now will have to be removed, if Mr.
Williams wants to install the sign that Council approved, he can.
Councilmember Vance stated that he would like to see Mr. Williams discuss the
sign with Council before he installs it.
Law Director Hurst stated that Council may reconsider the decision made,
however, he would like to see if the reconsideration is applicable to appeals. Mr. Hurst
stated that he would like to look at the situation before Mr. Williams is given notice to
remove the existing sign.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that the entire Council went through a learning
experience on this situation. Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council should not have
gotten in the middle of a neighborhood dispute.
Law Director Hurst asked Council to delay the formal notification to Mr. Williams until he researches the matter further.
Sludge Holding Facilities
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that the Utilities Committee had recommended
getting a second opinion regarding sludge facilities. Mr. Marshall stated that Council
agreed to spend $ 5,000 for a second opinion. Vice Mayor Marshall stated that in his
opinion, Council should proceed with obtaining the second opinion.
Councilmember Garrett questioned second what would be gained out of getting a opinion?
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that sludge holding facilities will be a large,
expensive project and spending 5$,000 for a second opinion would be a good idea just to make certain that the Village is headed in the right direction.
Manager Plunkett ask if it was Council's will to go with either Burgess &Niple or Weiland Consulting Services?
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that in his opinion, Council should go with the best qualified company even if it means paying a higher price.
Mayor Eisenberg agreed with Vice Mayor Marshall.
Councilmember Vance stated that he would strongly suggest Burgess &Niple. Mr. Vance stated that Burgess &Niple has a good reputation and in his opinion, they
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are a well qualified company. Mr. Vance moved to contract with Burgess &Niple for the
sludge holding study. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
Manager Plunkett stated that he would contact Burgess &Niple and direct them
to begin the study.
Councilmember Freytag suggested writing a letter to EPA stating that the time
tables given for the 503 Sludge Regulations are not acceptable.
Councilmember Vance stated that very few cities are going to meet the EPA
deadlines for Sludge Regulations. Mr. Vance stated that although EPA is not going to
fine anyone a city may be subject to civil suits.
NEW BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 3-94, "An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 43-93 Providing
For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1994 And Revising Sums
For Operating Expenses,"was introduced by Councilmember Garrett.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 3-94 for February 16,
1994, at 7:30 p.m.
Ordinance No. 4-94, " An Ordinance Granting An Non-exclusive Franchise To
Times-Mirror Cable Television Inc.,To Operate And Maintain A Cable Television
System In The Village of Granville, Ohio, Setting Forth The Terms And Conditions
Accompanying The Grant Of The Franchise And Providing For Regulation Of The
Cable Television System,"was introduced by Vice Mayor Marshall.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing for Ordinance No. 4-94 for February 16,
1994, at 7:30 p.m.
Kevin Davis of Dimension Cable was present to ask Council to consider passing
Ordinance No. 4-94 as an emergency ordinance in order for Dimension Cable to
proceed with the upgrading of their system.
Councilmember Garrett asked if adding the emergency clause would just waive
the 30 days until passage?
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that he had not realized that Dimension Cable would
be putting standby power supply boxes around the Village. Mr. Marshall stated that he
is appalled by the appearance of the standby power boxes. In his opinion, the boxes
should go before the Planning Commission for architectural review.
Mr. Davis stated that the boxes are standby power units which Dimension is
trying to improve aesthetically. Mr. Davis stated that if Dimension Cable experiences a
power outage, the standby power boxes kick in, and Dimension can continue to
operate.
Mr. Davis stated that the boxes can't be buried because they can't have water
leakage and they have heat buildup. Mr. Davis stated that the boxes are not going to
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Manager Plunkett asked what the consequences would be if the standby power
boxes were not installed?
Mr. Davis stated that Dimension can not operate without the boxes. Mr. Davis
stated that as we go on to the future, Dimension will be providing more services and
therefor must have the uninterruptable power supply. Mr. Davis stated that the standby
power supplies are something Dimension can't do without.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that in his opinion, there is a way to deal with the
standby power supply boxes. Mayor Eisenberg stated that proper sitting and
landscaping could resolve the appearance issue. Mayor Eisenberg stated that the
Planning Commission should be involved in the process.
Councilmember Vance stated that perhaps Dimension could make the standby
power supply boxes smaller and install more of them .
Councilmember Garrett stated that Council needs to anticipate where future
sidewalks are going to be installed when discussing boxes. placement of the standby power
Councilmember Garrett stated that the proposed franchise is for 10 years with a five year extension thereafter. Mrs. Garrett stated that the franchise length seemed to
be a problem Council had run into before.
Mr. Davis stated that the five year extension is based on if the public agrees that
the franchise should be renewed. Mr. Davis stated that it would be something Council would vote on.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he can't see binding the Village for 15 years. Councilmember Freytag stated that Heath's franchise is for 10 years. Mr. Freytag
stated that he didn't think that Granville should have a longer agreement than any other municipality. Mr. Freytag stated that in his opinion, there is no reason to go beyond 10 years.
Councilmember Freytag stated that some of the language concerning the
insurance needed to be reworded. Mr. Freytag stated that the way it is currently written, it doesn't make sense. Mr. Freytag stated that it should be two million/ two million.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he also has problems with numerous provisions in the franchise ordinance. He proceeded to detail those problems. After a long discussion, Councilmember Freytag stated that he thought all of his concerns could be hammered out.
Manager Plunkett stated that he would get Councilmember Freytag's concerns incorporated in a revised ordinance and pass them on to Mr. Davis next week.
Resolution No. 940- 6, A" Resolution To Fill Vacancies On The Planning Commission,w"as introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. Resolution No. 940-6 was adopted. 1
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Resolution No. 94-09, " A Resolution To Appoint A Member To The Granville
Tree And Landscape Commission,"was introduced and moved for adoption by
Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
Eshter Coffee was selected to be appointed to the Tree &Landscape
Commission.
Manager Plunkett stated that he had met with the contractor on the South Main
Street Project. Mr. Plunkett stated that the contractor had asked him to consider an
alternate for the pipe on that project. Mr. Plunkett stated that the reasons for the
alternate pipe were easier leak location, smoother tap for service lines, and the pipes
would be under great pressure with the heavy traffic over the water main. Mr. Plunkett
stated that ductile iron pipe would cost4%more than the original price, which was still
lower than the next lowest bid. The alternate pipe would cost the Village 6$,000 more,
bringing the total cost of the project to $148,800. Mr. Plunkett stated that he
recommended that Council spend the extra money for the alternate pipe, however, he
would like to ask Councilmember Vance's opinion.
Councilmember Vance stated that the ductile iron duct pipe has proven to be the
type of material to use. He stated that it he could do some checking if it was necessary.
Councilmember Vance stated that were it his decision, he would go ahead with the
alternative pipe. Council agreed.
Councilmember Shulman stated that he would like some of the cross walks in
the downtown to be bricked in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan. Mr. Shulman
stated that with the South Main Street project beginning now, it seems like a good time
to consider the project. Mr. Shulman stated that he would like to see the cross walk on
Broadway, the Elm Street crossing, the crossing on the north end of SR 661 and one
more considered as part of with the South Main Street project.
Manager Plunkett stated that he would call and write a letter to ODOT asking for
their opinion on the project.
Vice Mayor Marshall asked about the status with EPA and Shepardson
Condominiums?
Manger Plunkett stated that the EPA has approved the plans with some
modification. Mr. Plunkett stated that he met with EPA and Earl Shurtz. The outcome
was that if Mr. Shurtz replaces a segment of the sewer line to make it water tight they
can continue. Mr. Plunkett stated that a time table was not given. Mr. Plunkett added
that a memorandum-for-the-record had been written on the matter. A copy of that
memorandum is hereto attached and made a part of these minutes.
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Vice Mayor Marshall moved to enter into executive session at 10:15 p. m. to
discuss pending legal matters. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.
Councilmember Vance moved to return to regular session at 10:45 p.m.
Seconded by Councilmember Garrett Motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Vance moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:46 p.m. Seconded
by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.

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