Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes January 19, 1994

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 19, 1994
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7:34 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
Manager Plunkett
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 01-94, " An Ordinance To Approve The
Development Plan And Preliminary Plat For Phase IV Of Bryn Du Woods/ The Colony At Bryn Du."
Bob Kent stated that he would be willing citizens to answer any questions that Council or any may have.
Councilmember Garrett asked if it was the Planning Commission's recommendation
to change the road width from 31 feet to 28 feet?
Mr. Kent answered yes.
Councilmember Garrett asked if there were sidewalks on both sides of the road in
the Colony?
Mr. Kent answered that the sidewalks are only on the side of the road which houses are on.
Granville Service Director Mark Zarbaugh stated that when he had first heard the Planning Commission's recommendation to reduce the road width to 28 foot he was disturbed. Mr.Zarbaugh stated that after he had discussed the issue with the Planning Commission and had done some research, he was more comfortable with the 28 feet. Mr. Zarbaugh stated that he thinks that 28 feet is an acceptable width.
Councilmember Vance asked if the pathways were going to accommodate bicycle traffic?Mr.Vance stated that he thought initially the paths were to be 7 or 8 foot. Mr. Kent answered that he had never talked about the paths being larger than 5 foot. Mr. Kent stated that he is trying to provide a system for people if they want to walk through the development and tie into the existing Bryn Du.
Mayor Eisenberg asked what the inside radius of the culd- e-sacs were? Mr. Kent answered that they were at least 120 feet but he couldn't give the exact figure.
Councilmember Shulman stated that at the Planning Commission meeting, the point was raised that if someone came forward who wished to buy Mr. Kent's property, Mr. Kent
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would be willing to sell the property for land conservancy. Mr. Shulman asked if this was still
a consideration?
Mr. Kent stated that if the community wants to keep that green space, that is a
project that he would support.
Councilmember Shulman stated that the community has until February 17 to get the
issue on the ballot.
Councilmember Shulman asked Mr. Kent if he could give an estimated selling price
for the land?
Mr. Kent stated that he paid $ 935,000 for the property. Mr. Kent stated that he is not
looking to make a profit, however, he would like to get the money back he has already
invested.
Mayor Eisenberg closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1-94 at 7.50 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of January 5, 1994, were presented
for review. Councilmember Garrett moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded
by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
MAYOR'S REPORT
The Mayor's report for the month of December was presented for review. 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 December was presented for review.
Councilmember Vance moved to approve the report. Seconded by Councilmember
Freytag. Motion carried. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Chuck Meteer
Larry Huey
Rob Messinger
Dave Bassett
Kevin Davis
Scott Pike
Mark Zarbaugh
Doug Wagner
Don Yablonski
Lyn Robertson
Karen Frasca
Tim and Marcia Dennise
Joe Williams
Bob Kent
Doug Frasca
Dr.Wagner was present responding to Bernie Williams' sign appeal which Council
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that Mr. Williams' fence had been backed into before but not intentionally. Dr. Wagner
stated that in his opinion, the sign should have Mr. Williams'name on it to identify who the
sign belonged to. Dr.Wagner stated that his customers think that he (Dr.Wagner)is, the
one who installed the sign, therefor, it could hurt his business.
Dr. Wagner.stated that Mr. Williams has installed a new sign but in his opinion, it is
not the what Council approved on January 5. Dr.Wagnor stated that an exclamation mark
is on the sign, and the font is different with some words bigger than others. Dr. Wagner
stated that he did not think the sign is what Council approved. Dr.Wagner stated that he
didn't think that Council would allow that sign anywhere else in the Village.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that the zoning inspector will look at Mr. Williams' sign to
determine if it is what Council approved. Mayor Eisenberg stated that if the sign does not meet Council's standards, it should come down.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that the Zoning Inspector can ask Mr. Williams to voluntarily put his name on the sign to identify the ownership of the sign.
Councilmember Freytag stated that in his opinion, Dr.Wagner had made some good points. Mr. Freytag stated that the sign may be affecting Dr. Wagner's profession.
Councilmember Freytag stated that the sign is a spite sign on a spite fence. Mr. Freytag stated that he would like to see both parties settle their long running disputes. Mr. Freytag stated that perhaps both parties should sit down with a mediator to resolve their problems. After a lengthy discussion, Mayor Eisenberg stated that the zoning inspector will examine the sign and consult with the law director to determine what should be done. Mayor Eisenberg stated that he liked Councilmember Freytag's suggestion to mediate the dispute.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Freytag reported on the Union Cemetery Board meeting. Mr. Freytag stated that the board has spent 1$7,000 of the 9$1,000 in the township fund for restoring the cemetery. Mr. Freytag stated that he thought the board has accomplished a great deal. Mr. Freytag stated that the board is planning to do work in the rear of the cemetery in the spring.
Councilmember Garrett stated that on Thursday, January 6, she and Joe Hickman attended a sludge workshop. Mrs. Garrett stated that Council must do something to meet the Federal 503 sludge regulations by February 1995. Councilmember Garrett stated that some of the alternatives are landfill and stockpiling, which is temporary. Mrs.Garrett stated that while EPA may not get around to checking right away, they will ask for records of at least five years back. Councilmember Garrett urged Council to take action on possibly the digestion plan, or go back to Bird &Bull's plan.
Manager Plunkett stated that Assistant Manager Joe Hickman had made a recommendation to the Council concerning the sludge regulations. Mr. Plunkett stated that he would have Mr. Hickman submit the recommendation again at the next meeting. be Vice Mayor Marshall stated that a resolution to go ahead with the project should also on the agenda for the next meeting.
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OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 01-94, A"n Ordinance To Approve The Development Plan And
Preliminary Plat For Phase IV Of Bryn Du Woods/ The Colony At Bryn Du", was
reintroduced, title read, and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by
Councilmember Freytag.
Councilmember Garrett moved to amend Ordinance No. 01-94 changing the road
width that had been changed to 28 feet back to the original 31 feet. Seconded by
Councilmember Montgomery.
Councilmember Vance stated that he had brought the road width issue up at the last
meeting, however, after speaking with the Planning Commission, in his opinion, there is
plenty of radius.
After a discussion, Mayor Eisenberg stated that a motion had been made to amend
the Ordinance changing the width of the blacktop, face to face, from 28 feet to 31 feet.
Roll call vote: Garrett yes, Shulman no, Montgomery yes, Vance no, Freytag no,
Marshall no, Mayor Eisenberg no. Two yes votes, five no votes. The motion was not
adopted.
Councilmember Vance stated that he would like some clarification in Ordinance No.
1-94 so that Council does not have a problem with the road widths later. Mr. Vance moved
to make it a standard in the case of an asphalt the road that it should be measured in total
paved asphalt.
Roll call vote: Shulman yes, Garrett yes, Montgomery no, Vance yes, Freytag no,
Marshall no, Mayor Eisenberg no. Three yes votes, four no votes. The motion was defeated.
Councilmember Freytag moved to amend Ordinance No. 1-94, to include that all
road widths are measured at twenty- eight ( 28)feet from inside vertical face of curb to inside
vertical face of curb, except for cul-de-sac loops and the entrance from Newark-Granville
Road. The road widths of cul-de-sac loops are to be twenty-six (26)feet inside vertical face
of curb to inside vertical face of curb. The road width of the entrance from Newark-Granville
Road to the first intersection is to be thirty-one (31)feet inside vertical face of curb to inside
vertical face of curb. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall.
Roll call vote: Freytag yes, Vance no, Montgomery yes, Shulman yes, Garrett no,
Marshall yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Five yes votes, two no votes. Motion carried.
Councilmember Vance moved to amend the Ordinance No. 1-94 to have some of
the pathways accommodate bicycle traffic in the development. There vas no second. The
motion was denied.
Roll call vote to adopt the ordinance as amended: Freytag yes, Vance yes,
Montgomery yes, Shulman yes, Garrett yes, Marshall yes, Mayor Eisenberg, yes. Seven yes
votes. The ordinance was adopted as amended.
Councilmember Vance stated that he would like to give Council an answer on behalf
of Sensibilities, concerning the leasing of 118 South Main Street. Mr.Vance stated that
Sensibilities have received a third draft of the lease and found it to be somewhat less
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agreeable than the last draft. Mr. Vance stated that the lease was not acceptable to the
proposers.
Councilmember Vance stated that Sensibilities is willing to talk with the Village,
however, if there is no give by the Village, they can't sign the lease. Mr. Vance stated that
the part of the lease dealing with take back is something they feel that they can't accept.
NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 94-4, "A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Submit
Grant Applications For The 1994 Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) -
Transportation Enhancement Program To Licking County Area Transportation Study
LCATS),For Funding, On Granville's Behalf," was introduced, read in full, and moved for
adoption by Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
Resolution No. 94-04 was adopted.
Resolution No. 94-05, "A Resolution To Award The Bid For Construction of the South
Main/ North Pearl Street Water Main Replacement To L.E. King &Son And To Authorize
The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore," was introduced, read in full,
and moved for adoption by Councilmember Shulman. Seconded by Councilmember
Garrett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 94-05 was adopted.
Resolution No. 94-06
Mayor Eisenberg stated that before Resolution No. 94-06 is introduced, Council
should decide who will fill the vacancies on the Planning Commission. Mayor Eisenberg stated that Larry Huey and Lyn Robertson wish to be reappointed to the Commission.
Manager would Plunkett stated that Karen Frasca, Omar Whisman, and Andrew Steyn also like to serve on the board.
Karen Frasca stated that she has been a member of the community for 18 years, and had received some good benefits from living in Granville. Mrs. Frasca stated that she would like to return those benefits by serving on the Planning Commission. Mrs. Frasca stated that she would like to work with the Planning Commission in continuing to reach the goals they have worked so hard to obtain.
Lyn Robertson stated that she had been in the community for·30 years. Ms. Robertson stated that it takes a good bit of time and energy to serve on the Planning
Commission. She stated that she found the problems and questions that come to the Planning Commission fascinating. Ms. Robertson stated that she has become accustomed to this kind of service and would like to continue to be a part of it. Larry Huey stated that he had served on the Planning Commission for three years. Mr. Huey stated that he believed it takes a second term to get to a point where you understand everything. Mr. Huey stated that he has learned a lot and would like a second term to benefit the community.
Councilmember Shulman asked if the school board had been contacted concerning Jim Harf as their representative?Mr. Shulman stated that he was concerned because Mr.
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Harf has recently received a new position with the school board that may interfere with the
Planning Commission meeting times.
Manager Plunkett stated that he has contacted the school board and they wanted
their representation to continue with Mr. Hart
Councilmember Shulman stated that Larry Huey and Lyn Robertson are very
valuable to the Planning Commission. Mr. Shulman stated that Larry Huey lead the sign
code rewrite, and has in the past brought up valuable points that lead to important
discussions. Mr. Shulman stated that in his opinion, Lyn Robertson brings up important
issues too. Mr. Shulman stated that Lyn Robertson has been a resident of the community a
long time and she also is involved with Denison University. Mr. Shulman stated from his
opinion of being the Council representative, the village will be best served if Council
reappoints Larry Huey and Lyn Robertson.
Mr. Eisenberg stated that he believed that anyone who has served on a board and
performed a good job should be allowed to do so again.
Councilmember Garrett stated that perhaps the village needed to fill a vacancy on
the Planning Commission with someone who lives in the newly annexed area. Mrs. Garrett
stated that the village needs their perspective on issues too.
Councilmember Montgomery asked if the school board representative had to be a
member of the school board?
Manager Plunkett stated that Council has always asked the school board for a
nominee and as a matter of practice, have always accepted the nominee.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he would like to see Larry Huey, Lyn Robertson,
and Karen Frasca serve on the Planning Commission. Mr. Freytag stated that perhaps the
school board would agree to let someone else take Jim Harfs position. Mr. Freytag stated
that the school board should be contacted, perhaps the Council would be doing them a
favor.
A vote was taken to fill vacancies on the Planning Commission: Larry Huey six
votes, Lyn Robertson six votes, Karen Frasca one vote, Omar Whisman 0 votes,
Councilmember Montgomery stated that perhaps Karen Frasca would like to be
considered for a seat on the Tree and Landscape Commission.
Mrs. Frasca stated that she would be willing to serve on that board if she couldn't
serve on the Planning Commission.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council will defer action on Resolution 94-06 until the
next meeting in order to discuss the issue with the school board.
Resolution No. 94-07, " A Resolution To Fill A Vacancy On The Board Of Zoning And
Building Appeals," was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember
Shulman. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 94-07 was
adopted.
Resolution No. 94-08, "A Resolution To Appoint Members To The Granville Tree &
Landscape Commission," was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by
Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember Marshall. Motion carried. Resolution
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No. 94-08 was adopted with Marc Brockman and James Siegel being reappointed to the
Commission.
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
introduced and its titled read by Councilmember Freytag.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing for February 2, 1994, at 7:30 p.m.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that the Granville Kiwanis would like permission to tap
the maple trees for their annual maple syrup project.
Council agreed to give permission to the Kiwanis.
Councilmember Freytag stated that the Granville Business and Professional
Association has again asked Council to only allow retail business in the ground floors in the
downtown. ·Mr. Freytag stated that he thought this suggestion had some merit.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that maybe a zoning ordinance amendment could help
accomplish that.
After a discussion, Mayor Eisenberg directed Manager Plunkett to discuss the issue
with the Law Director.
Councilmember Freytag asked if Council was ready to give Dimension Cable an answer on the Cable TV Franchise renewal?
Manager Plunkett stated that the Cable TV Committee has prepared a report
however, they haven't submitted it yet.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council will have an answer for Dimension by February 2.
Vice Mayor Marshall asked if there was any new with the Granville Solvents?
Manager Plunkett stated that he'd talked to several people concerning Granville
Solvents. The situation involving Granville Solvents hadn't changed since Mr. Plunkett's last
memo on the matter. He did say though, that he'd talked of the potentially to several people representing one responsible parties seeking bids from engineering firms requesting well logs and maps; they are serious about attacking the issue.
Councilmember Vance stated that he had told Jim McCord that the Council is willing to meeting with the Township and the School Board. Mr. Vance stated that the meeting should be set up in February.
Councilmember Vance asked where the proposed sign code stood? sign codMea.nager Plunkett stated that a worksession should be held to discuss the proposed
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A worksession was scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
The next Planning Commission meeting will be Monday, January 24.
The next Council meeting will be Wednesday, February 2.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Councilmember Garrett moved to enter into executive session at 10:18 p.m. to
discuss pending legal matters. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
Councilmember Garrett moved to return to regular session at 11:05 p.m. Seconded
by Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Vance moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:06 p.m. Seconded by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.

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