Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes JULY 6,1994

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JULY 6,1994
CALL TO ORDER
Vice Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:35 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Freytag
Councilmember Vance
Vice Mayor Marshall
Manager Plunkett
Councilmember Garrett moved to excuse absentee Law Director Hurst. Seconded by
Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. Mayor Eisenberg arrived a few moments later.
PUBLIC HEARING
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 16-94, " 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."
No one was present to speak for or against Ordinance No. 16-94. The public hearing
closed at 7:36 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of June 15, 1994, were presented for
review. Councilmember Garrett moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by
Councilmember Vance. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Kimberly Salvage
Lisa, Jim, and Katie McKivergin
Richard Salvage C. Crais
Clifton Crais of North Pearl Street traffic control on North Pearl Street. was present to inquire on the progress regarding
Manager Plunkett stated that he had received the federal routing regulations for hazardous materials from ODOT. Mr. Plunkett stated that he had suggested that Council appoint a committee consisting of two citizens in the North Pearl Street area and a Councilmember from the Streets and Sidewalks Committee to discuss those issues and bring a recommendation to the entire Council.
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Kimberly Salvage of Berline Court stated that when she was 14 years old she had
brought a petition to the Council from citizens in the Fern Hill area who would like sidewalks
installed along Newark-Granville Road. Ms. Salvage stated that she had registered to vote
today and there were still no sidewalks in that area. Ms. Salvage stated that out of desperation
she would now ask the Council to add a 2 foot shoulder to the side of the road so that
pedestrians could at least get off the road, away from traffic.
Councilmember Garrett stated that the areas in the Village in need of sidewalks had
been prioritized, and Newark-Granville Road was then ranked third on the list. Mrs. Garrett
stated that the Village had twice applied to the state for funds for the installation of sidewalks.
She stated that it is not a lack of interest, but that life moves slowly in the democratic process.
Manager Plunkett stated that there are three things underway that will help Newark-
Granville Road obtain sidewalks. He stated that Bob Kent's new addition of Bryn Du Woods
Phase IV will require a pathway outside the right of way. The Erinwood PUD will also include a
pathway which will be wider than a sidewalk on the north side of Newark-Granville Road.
Manager Plunkett stated that the Village Planner has completed a bikeway plan for pathways
to be installed throughout the village. Manager Plunkett stated that two applications to ODOT
for sidewalks near the high school and along West Broadway to Wildwood Park, have been submitted (ISTEA projects).
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Montgomery stated that she and Councilmember Garrett had attended the June 3 Granville Township Trustee's meeting. At that meeting, they with the had engaged in dialog trustees concerning the possibility of a joint Parks and Recreation Commission. Mrs.
Montgomery stated that the trustees indicated they would let Council know by July 13 if they were interested in talking about the issue.
Councilmember Garrett stated that she had suggested that a committee be formed to discuss the issue. Mrs. Garrett stated that she and Mrs. Montgomery made it perfectly clear that Council did not want to take over the Recreation Commission.
Councilmember Montgomery reported on the Planning Commission's June 20 meeting. At that meeting, the commission had approved a lot split application on West Broadway, a fence was approved on East Broadway, and there was discussion concerning a dumpster placed at Wildwood Park. The commission granted permission to place the dumpster at Wildwood, however they requested a site plan for the screening of the dumpster. Councilmember Montgomery stated that the concern was that if the dumpster wasn't placed on a solid foundation, the ground could become very messy around the dumpster. There was a lengthy discussion concerning the umbrella signs at Victoria's and Brews sidewalk cafes. Some of the Planning Commission members expressed their belief that the umbrellas were an advertisement which needed approval according to the sign code. Village Planner Doug Tailford was instructed to write to the cafe owners instructing them to come before the Planning Commission next year.
OLD BUSINESS
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Ordinance No. 16-94, " 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 reintroduced, title read, and moved for adoption by Councilmember
Garrett. Seconded by Councilmember Vance.
Roll call vote: Garrett yes, Shulman yes, Montgomery yes, Vance yes, Freytag yes,
Marshall yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 16-94 was adopted.
NEW BUSINESS
McKiverain Sign Appeal
Councilmember Vance stated that he would abstain from discussion on the issue.
Lisa McKivergin of 124 South Main Street stated that she feels that without a shadow of
doubt, the red, white, and blue colors had been discussed and approved at the Planning
Commission meeting. She stated that she had had color photographs of the sign and
distributed them to the Planning Commission members. Mrs. McKivergin stated that the actual
sign did take her by suprise. She stated that the sign ordinance is pretty liberal, and that the
sign ordinance needs to be addressed if people do not like the sign which had been approved.
She stated that when you look at the graphics of the sign installed, they are different than what
was approved. She stated that she was just appealing the red, white, and blue colors which she feels was approved.
Councilmember Garrett stated that she had not been on the Planning Commission the time at that Mrs. McKivergin's sign was approved. She stated that she had seen the sign that
was installed and has a drawing of the sign that had been approved. The sign installed is not the same sign approved by the Planning Commission. Mrs. Garrett stated that the Planning Commission had denied a sign last month because of color. Mrs. Garrett stated that as a wperirtsinogn.who had not been at the Planning Commission meeting, she had to go with what is in
colors. Mrs. McKivergin stated that there was not a place on the application to put the sign
Councilmember Garrett stated that the sign code stated that the colors must be subdued.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that this was a simple case where the sign installed is not what wwhaastaispproved. Mayor Eisenberg stated that as far as he can see, the sign installed was not approved.
Councilmember Garrett stated that Mrs. Mckivergin erected a sign not approved by the CPolamnnminisgsiConommission .She stated that Mrs. McKivergin would have to go back to the Planning and reapply.
Mrs. McKivergin stated that she agrees that the actual sign installed is not what had been approved, however she feels that the colors were approved. She stated that if you ask the Village Planner what color he expected the sign to be, he'd say red, white and blue. Councilmember Garrett moved that the appeal be denied.
Mrs. McKivergin stated that the only thing she is appealing is the red, white, and blue colors. She stated that in her opinion, the colors had been approved.
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Mayor Eisenberg stated that the decision on graphics and color is up to the Planning
Commission. He stated that Council was just hearing the appeal.
Councilmember Montgomery seconded the motion to deny the appeal.
Roll call vote: Montgomery yes, Vance abstain, Shulman yes, Garrett yes, Freytag yes,
Marshall yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes, the appeal was denied.
Councilmember Montgomery stated that she had asked at the Planning Commission
meeting why there was not a place on the application for color. She stated that the application
should at least state what the code says. She stated that the response from the Planning
Commission was that it is the applicant's responsibility to get the information. Mrs. Montgomery
stated that there was no place on the application that mentioned colors, and perhaps the
application should be changed.
Manager Plunkett stated that the application was a basic zoning application. He stated
that perhaps it was time to consider a new application for signs alone.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that the Village Planner could probably draw up a new sign
application form.
Manager Plunkett stated that he would direct Mr. Tailford to make a new sign
application.
Ordinance No. 17-94, " An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 43-93 Providing For
Adjustment Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1994 And Revising Sums For
Operating Expenses," was introduced and title read by Mayor Eisenberg.
Vice Mayor Marshall set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 17-94 for July 20, 1994, at 7:30 p.m.
Resolution No. 94-27, " A Resolution To Appoint A Member To The Granville Tree And Landscape Commission," was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by
Councilmember Garrett. Seconded 942-7 by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. was duly adopted.
Resolution No. 942- 8, A" Resolution Of Appreciation To Marc Brockman For Five Years Of Devoted Service To The Village Of Granville Through His Participation On The Tree And Landscape Commission"w, as introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Montgomery. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. Resolution No. 94-28 was duly adopted.
Resolution No. 942-9, A" Resolution To Adopt The 1995 County Tax Budget As Proposed And To Direct The Village Manager To Submit It To The County Auditor,was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. Resolution No. 94-29 was duly adopted.
Manager Plunkett stated that he had received the federal hazardous materials routing regulations from ODOT and had suggested that Council appoint a committee to review those regulations to see what the next appropriate steps, if any, and to suggest alternate routes. Manager Plunkett stated that he figured Mr. Crais would like to serve on the committee.
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Mr. Crais stated that he would be out of town alot over the next year however, he would
be glad to assist the committee when he is home. He stated that from the conversations he
has had with the residents and from his survey results, the issue extends beyond just the
hazardous material traveling on North Pearl Street. He stated that the speed of traffic is also a
problem. He stated that everyone he talked to is concerned with the speed of traffic, especially
with the amount of children who walk in the area.
Vice Mayor Marshall asked Mr. Crais if he felt the posted speed limit was appropriate?
Mr. Crais stated that he thought the speed limit was appropriate but motorists did not
obey the speed limit. He stated that if you only coast down the hill, you will be speeding
through town. He stated that perhaps new signage would control the speed and flow of traffic.
Councilmember Garrett stated that if one travels on North Pearl Street from Cedar
Street, as you come to the incline and proceed around the corner, by the time you get to the
Chamber's residence, you are traveling 30 mph.
Manager Plunkett stated that the issue had been argued with ODOT before. He stated
that had the 25 mph speed limit not been journalized along time ago, ODOT would have raised
the speed on that road in 1987.
Mr. Crais asked if the Council had sought legal advice on what power Council had
regarding traffic control on North Pearl Street.
Manager Plunkett stated that the Village could not install stop signs without adding
some liability to the Village which will govern what can be put up. He stated that if the Village
installed a sign to control speed that wouldn't be justified. Without justification, the Village
could be liable for anything that happens as a result.
Councilmember Vance stated that the citizens in the area could petition ODOT.
Mr. Crais stated that he was impressed by the police presence in the area. He stated
that the police seem to be picking up someone every 10 -12 minutes.
Councilmember Vance stated that he liked the idea of a committee being formed with
residents in the area to look at all the issues. He stated that the committee Council could get back to with suggestions. „
Mr. Crais stated that there were plenty of citizens in the area that would be willing to serve on the committee.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that the Village has always tried to avoid having a reputation of speed traps in the Village. He stated that the Village is careful to avoid heavyh-anded enforcement.
Councilmember Freytag stated that in his opinion, it is impossible to have a suit against the Village for installing a stop sign. Mr. Freytag stated that he had never heard of that. He stated that he did not think liability was an issue.
Mayor Eisenberg suggest that rumble strips could be installed for speed control. Mr. Crais stated that this was a very serious issue. He stated that more results have come in regarding his survey. He stated that people are leaving the area because of the situation which is pretty bad in a community that is highly desirable.
Manager Plunkett stated that the rumble strips could be installed quickly and easily. He stated that he would contact ODOT for approval.
Councilmember Montgomery asked if a traffic study was to be done in the area, would the Village have to pay for it?
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Manager Plunkett stated that yes the Village would be responsible for paying for a
traffic study. Mr. Plunkett stated that Clyde E. Williams had been hired as the Village traffic
engineer. He stated that if Council is interested, they could hire a professional to study the
area and make recommendations.
Councilmember Vance stated that in his opinion, the residents in the area are looking
for something different than what is customary. He stated that what is customary is not working
for them. Councilmember Vance stated that in his opinion, if a traffic study is performed, there
will not be enough traffic to justify any change.
Vice Mayor Marshall asked for volunteers to serve on the committee.
Mr. Crais stated that he would have the names of two area residents in that area to
serve on the committee by the next Council meeting.
Councilmember Montgomery stated that she would like to see the statistics on the
survey in terms of how many surveys were sent out and how many were received back.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
The next Planning Commission meeting will be Monday, July 18, 1994.
The next Council meeting will be July 20, 1994.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Vance moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:53. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.

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