Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes January 5, 1994

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 5, 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
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Vice Mayor Marshall
Mayor Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
Councilmember Garrett moved to approve the minutes of the December council 15, 1993, meeting as corrected. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Bill Ours
Carolyn Huey
Greg Ours
Sally MacPhail
Joe Hickman Doug Wagner
Bernie &Hilah Williams
Carolyn Huey stated that she would like to compliment the Service Department for their excellent job in removing the snow from the recent storm. Mrs. Huey stated that the streets in Granville were cleaner and nicer than the other streets. Mrs. Huey stated that she appreciated it.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Shulman reported on the Planning Commission's meeting of January 3, 1994.At that meeting, there were three items of business. Mr.Shulman stated that a handicap ramp to satisfy the American Disability Act was approved for First Federal Savings and Loan, an awning was approved forGuanciale J&ohnson Real Estate, and a single family home on West Broadway was approved. Mr. Shulman stated that the next Planning Commission meeting will be held on the 24th rather than on the 17th of January.
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Councilmember Freytag stated that there 1¥ad not been a full quorum at the
Recreation Commission meeting, so no official buslness had taken place. Mr. Freytag
stated that Paul Treece, active in putting on the "Concert's On The Green,"went to a trade
commission in New York City where performers put an presentations. Mr. Freytag stated
that Mr. Treece received much information for this years 'Concert's on the Green".
Mr. Freytag stated that he had learned that ttlere is a Grace Dils Fund available. The
purpose of the fund is to pay fees for any child who wants to join an activity but can't afford
to do so. Mr. Freytag stated that he thought perhaps others might want to contribute to that
fund too.
Councilmember Vance stated that he had attended a breakfast meeting with the
school board superintendent in place of Mayor Eisenberg. Mr. Vance stated that the
meeting as noticed by Council, had been held to discuss ways to attract industries and
businesses to the area. Mr. Vance stated that the meeting reached a point in the
discussion where it was decided that the community should discuss the direction they
should take if the community decides that to be the proper direction. Mr. Vance stated that
most people at the meeting agreed to see if the community wanted to actually move in that
direction. Mr. Vance stated that it was determined that a coalition should be set up to see
who would be willing to take part in those kinds of discussions. Mr. Vance stated that in his
opinion, it would be worthwhile to talk to others to try and decide where the community is
going and perhaps make some decisions on where to go from here. Mr. Vance stated that
perhaps the meeting should include a review of the Comprehensive Plan.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that perhaps a meeting with the Village, Township, and
Board of Education could take place, with the public Invited as well.
Councilmember Vance stated that he would relay that Council is interested in
meeting with them.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 30-93, "An Ordinance To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter
Into A Lease Agreement With Sensibilities, Inc.,For Lease Of The Municipal Building At 118
South Main Street For A Term of Five Years."
Manager Plunkett stated that he did not think Council is ready to take action on
Ordinance No. 30-93. Mr. Plunkett stated that he thought a representative of council,
himself, the Law Director, and the tenants should sit down and go through the lease, item by
item before the ordinance is passed. Manager Plunkett stated that Council should be an
active participant in the lease discussions.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that an executive session will be held following the meeting
to discuss who from Council will represent the Village in the lease discussions.
NEW BUSINESS
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Bernie Williams Appeal
Law Director Hurst stated that Mr. Williams' appeal was procedurally in order. Mr.
Hurst stated that Council could uphold, reverse, or modify the decision of the Planning
Commission.
Mr. Williams stated that Village Planner Doug Tailford had helped him fill out his
application for a sign to be installed between himself and his neighbor on his fence. Mr.
Williams stated that the application was brought before the Planning Commission where
instead of reading the code and interpreting it, each member gave their own personal
opinion of the sign. Mr. Williams stated that the Planning Commission felt that the color was
inappropriate. Mr. Williams stated that he had told the Planning Commission that he would
change the color to black and white:
Mr. Williams stated that Dr. Wagnefs lot is too short, therefor, customers back into
his (Williams')cedar fence. Mr. Williams stated that he has put a lot of money into repairing
the fence. Mr. Williams stated that he has unsuccessfully tried to discuss this matter with Dr. Wagner.
Councilmember Freytag stated that in his oibinion, the sign arises out of neighborhood dispute and he is opposed a to it.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that he agrees, but the sign is within the code. Mayor
Eisenberg stated that he would be in favor of the sign if the words "you will be prosecuted"
were removed and the sign was in black and white.
Councilmember Vance questioned if 8 foot'was necessary?
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that the sign was only visible from the parking lot.
Vice Mayor Marshall moved that the appeal be granted on the condition that the sign be 2'x4',black and white in color, and the words "you will be prosecuted"removed. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery.
Roll call vote: Garrett yes, Shulman no, Montgomery yes, Vance no, Freytag no, Marshall yes, Mayor Eisenberg, yes. Four yes votes, three no votes. The appeal was granted, with the Planning Commission decision overturned.
Ordinance No. 01-94, A"n Ordinance To Approve The Development Plan And Preliminary Plat For Phase IV Of Bryn Du WoodsT/he Colony At Bryn Du,w"as introduced, and title read by Vice Mayor Marshall.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing for January 19, 1994, at 7:30 p.m. Councilmember Vance stated that he had a concern with the Planning Commission decreasing roadway widths, the culd- e-sacs, and sidewalks. Councilmember Vance stated that the Village is getting in the same position as before with the road widths. Councilmember Shulman stated that he hadn't been present at the Planning Commission meeting when sidewalks were discussed. Mr. Shulman stated that the Planning Commission thinks that wider pavements are unnecessary and encourage speeding and improper parking.
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Manager Plunkett stated that he believes that it is improper for the Planning
Commission to suggest narrower streets.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that he understands the concern, however there will be
ample opportunity to address the issues at the pulid hearing.
Councilmember Shulman stated that he had asked Manager Plunkett to see if the
Village could ask the voters to buy Mr. Kent's property. Mr. Shulman stated that he wanted
to get the issue on the ballot but wouldn't be able to until May. Mr. Shulman stated that Mr.
Kent had said if he could get his money back, hepeuld sell the property to keep it green
space. Mr. Shulman stated that he thoughtCounha*d a window of opportunity and
Council should check to see if Mr.Kent would consleler selling the property.
Councilmember Vance' stated that therem&be*some less desirable properties that
the Village could buy for less money.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that Mr. Kent's development would generate money for
the school board.
Councilmember Montgomery stated that her concern was that Mr. Kent has put a lot
of time and money in the development. Councilmember Montgomery stated that if the
Village wanted to buy the property, perhaps when Farmington fell through would have been
the time to do so.
Councilmember Garrett stated that33%of the property is going to be green space
as_paMi-f-MrK:ent's development. Mrs. Garrett stated that she would much rather see
people vote for millage for schools than for buying green space. Mrs. Garrett stated that the
tendency of the voters would be to-vote down both the school board and the green space
issues .
Mayor Eisenberg stated that he agreed with Councilmember Garrett.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that the if the community is interested in such a
purchase, they should get together and put the issue on the ballot.
Resolution No. 94-01
Greg Ours, Vice President of Ours Wrecking Service, stated that he had submitted a
bid on the Resolution Council is proposing to pass. He stated when the bids had been
opened on December 21, he was unable to attend the reading. He stated that he wanted to
state some background on their business before Council made a decision to award the bid.
Mr.Ours stated that the bid they submitted is for semis, busses, cars, trucks, anything that
the Village may come across. Mr. Ours stated that his company has spent a great deal of
money investing in equipment to perform jobs. Mr.Ours stated that someone is on duty 24
hours a day, seven days a week. Mr.Ours stated that he thought Ours Wrecking could
serve the Village well.
Resolution No. 94-01, "A Resolution To Ard The Bid For The Towinq And Storage
Of Impounded Motor Vehicles," was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by
Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall.
Manager Plunkett stated that the Village received four bids on December 21, 1993.
He stated that out of the four,M&P Towing was the recommended bidder, coming in with
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the low bid on most of the issues. Manager Plunkett stated that Ours Wrecking had tied
M&P Towing on two of the 12 categories. Manager Plunkett stated the village tows mostly cars.
Mayor Eisenberg asked if M&P were qualified?
Manager Plunkett stated that all the bidders were qualified people.
After a discussion all were in favor of passing the Resolution. Resolution No. 94-01 was adopted.
Resolution No. 94-02, "A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager An To Enter Into Agreement With Clyde E. Williams And Associates For Traffic Engineering Assistance,
wCaosuninctirlmodeumcbeedr, read in full, and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Vance.
Mayor Eisenberg questioned if the Village had abandoned Clyde E. Williams' services before?
Manager Plunkett stated that the village had, but that had been sewer design work. Clyde E. Williams' specialty however, was traffic engineering. Manager Plunkett stated that they had an excellent reputation in that field.
Assistant Manager Joe Hickman stated that Clyde E.Williams and Associates had done a lot of work for Newark and Gahanna. Mr. Hickman stated that they were a large company with several engineers on staff. Mr. Hickman stated that all the proposals were very comparable in rates.
All in favor of Resolution No. 94-02. Motion carried. Resolution No. 940-2 was adopted.
Resolution No. 940- 3, A" Resolution Of The Village Of Granville Proposing To Cooperate With The Director Of Transportation,w"as introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. 94-03 was adopted.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he noticed that the Village is paying 2$,400 a year for Granville Solvents to monitor the wells.
damageCsoaulnrecialmdyember Freytag stated that he would like to see that money added on top of incurred.
Mayor Eisenberg asked what had been the result of the testing at the solvent site? Mr.Hickman stated that the there is contamination at well number 7 and not at well number 8. Mr. Hickman stated that the levels detected in well number 7 are fairly low levels.
Road hMasayeonrdEeisden?berg asked if the water supply testing with Newark on Cherry Valley
Assistant Manager Joe Hickman stated that Granville is still sending Newark water. Mr. Hickman stated that Newark had read the meters before the testing started and will
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again when the testing is over. Mr. Hickman stated that Granville will bill the City of Newark
for the amount of water used.
Manager Plunkett asked if it was possible for the Zoning Ordinance Review
Committee to meet next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the zoning ordinances that had
been introduced in December?
Councilmember Shulman, Councilmember Freytag, Councilmember Garrett, Law
Director Hurst, and Village Planner Doug Tailford will meet January 12, 1994, at 7:30 p.m.
to discuss the zoning ordinances.
Manager Plunkett stated that he would like to note that the Village Street Department
crews have done an excellent job at removing snow from the roads.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that he had noticed that a lot of residents did not adhere
to the snow emergency signs. Mr. Marshall askeQ if the village was towing any of those
vehicles?
Manager Plunkett stated the Village has avoided towing so far. Mr. Plunkett stated
the Service Department had asked people tomovse ir*cars. Mr. Plunkett stated that the
village would only tow cars if it was absolutely necesa,ry.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that he thought Manager Plunkett should contact Ohio
Power to take the next steps in changing the street lighting.
Councilmember Vance stated that there is currently a project being funded for street
lights in the downtown.
Manager Plunkett stated that this will not effect the downtown. Manager Plunkett
stated that the new fixtures will use a high pressure sodium bulb with 35 to 70 watts. Mr.
Plunkett stated that the lower wattage should save the village money.
Councilmember Freytag asked if street lighting could be on the agenda at the next
meeting to give everyone time to go and look at the sample fixture.
Councilmember Vance stated that the Granville Business and Professional
Association should be informed of this.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
The next Planning Commission meeting will be January 24, 1994.
The next Village Council meeting will be January 19, 1994, at 7:30 p.m.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Councilmember Garrett moved to enter into executive session at 9:30 p.m.,to
discuss pending legal matters. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.
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Councilmember Garrett moved to return to normal session at 10:17 p.m. Seconded
by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Vance moved to adjoum the meeting at 10:18 p.m. Seconded by
Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried.

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