Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes JUNE 15,1994

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 15,1994
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7:33 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Vance
Councilmember Freytag
PUBLIC HEARING
Vice Mayor Marshall
Mayor Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 15-94, "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 appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 15-94. The public
hearing closed at 7:34 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the June 1, 1994, Council meeting were presented for review.
Councilmember Garrett moved to approved Vice Mayor the minutes as submitted. Seconded by Marshall. Motion carried.
MAYOR'S REPORT
The Mayor's report for the month of May 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 May was presented for review. Vice Mayor Marshall moved to approve the report. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Mary Jane Williams Barbara Roidl Keith Ward A. Janssen
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Susan Karian
C. Kenah
Mark Zarbaugh Ralph &Linda Schwarz
Keith Ward of 121 Shepardson Court was present to voice comments and
concerns he had as a resident in his neighborhood and as a Granville citizen who is
excited about preserving green space in the Village. He stated that he had recently
heard that the wooded property on the west side of Shepardson is going to be for
sale. He stated that he is concerned as a neighbor because of the potential impending
major development. He is very concerned about the over crowding and character of
his neighborhood. He would like to see those wooded lots preserved. The names of
the people supporting him are Ann Shaver, Ralph and Linda Schwarz, Bob and Jill
Leonard, Michael and Vanessa Fuson, Libby Smith, and Jerry and Allen Williams,
Kate and Chris Kenah, and Mrs. Skivington. He stated that he would like to encourage
Council to consider conserving the land by purchasing it and making the property a
part of Sugar Loaf Park. They asked the Council to think about purchasing that to
protect Sugar Loaf Park and to encourage the building of trails so that the entire
community could more readily enjoy it. Mr. Ward stated that the space will disappear if
it is developed. He stated that he has come to the Council with a sense of because the land will urgency not last until the next fiscal year.
Councilmember Vance stated that Council had discussed the issue at the June
22 meeting, but the actual property that is for sale was not then (or yet)known.
Mr. Ward stated that he thought a total of seven lots were available. He stated
that their suspicions had been aroused because there were surveyors at the site talking about 75 foot frontages.
Councilmember Vance asked if they knew an asking price for the property?
Mary Jane of 475 W Broadway stated that the property is not yet listed and a price is not available. She stated that she had spoken to the surveyors and it was her suspicion that the entire lots were to be sold.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that in his opinion, the land conservancy group is who Mr. Ward should be talking to not the Village Council. Mayor Eisenberg stated that Granville already has a substantial amount of park and recreational areas for its size. Mayor Eisenberg stated that he is not sure that on a list of priorities, purchasing the property would rank high on things needed for the Village. Mr. Eisenberg stated that if the citizens think it's important enough, it should be taken to the land conservatory group.
Mr.Ward stated that he wanted to work in whatever way would best service the community. His concern is they may not be moving fast enough. He stated that when the land is gone, its gone. He stated that this very large beautiful wooded lot which is adjacent to Sugar Loaf Park will disappear and affect the character of Sugar Loaf wPiallrkd.isMaapnpyeatrre.es will have to be removed and green space now used by wild animals
After a long discussion, Mayor Eisenberg suggested that Mr. Ward and his supporters contact the foundations in town. He stated that perhaps the Granville
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Foundation or the Evans Foundation would be interested in helping to purchase that
property.
Arie Janssens of 764 Newark Road stated that although he was gone three
weeks in May, he twice had to seek refuge in the middle of the downtown crosswalk
because the motorists would not stop for him. He stated that when you stand at the
intersection and look at the walk, you can not see the light, all the motorist sees is the
sign that says "no U-turn". Mr. Janssens stated that in his opinion, if the there was
only one sign that said "yield to pedestrians,"that would help the situation. Mr.
Jansses stated that the crosswalk needs to be repainted. He stated that the paint
would help identify the crosswalk.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that the light at the crosswalk is not a traffic light. The
red flashing light was installed to warn the pedestrians that it was a dangerous
crossing.
Mr. Janssens stated that it may help to remove the No U-turn sign sign and install a reading "Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalk."
Councilmember Freytag stated that the crosswalk was dangerous. He stated
that it needed to be repainted and the signage needs proper allocation. Mr. Freytag
stated that perhaps the Village should consider putting bumps in the road and try to find a better sign configuration.
Service Director Mark Zarbaugh stated that he had met with ODOT concerning
the crosswalk. A stop sign can't be placed at the crosswalk because of the traffic
control on Broadway and Prospect Street. Mr. Zarbaugh stated that it may be possible to obtain ISTEA funds to perform a study on the crosswalk.
Mr. Janssens stated that he would like to request that Mr. Plunkett explain the U-turn policy to the population in his column in the Sentinel.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Freytag reported on the Recreation Commission's meeting of June 7, 1994. The main topic of interest at that meeting was the legal status of the Recreation Commission. The Township Trustees have been cited by the State Auditor's Office for contributing funds to the Recreation Commission.
Manager Plunkett stated that he and Township Clerk Norm Kennedy have been discussing the possibility of establishing a Park District much like the Union Cemetery Board. Manager Plunkett stated that the issue should be a community wide issue. Councilmember Garrett stated that perhaps she and Councilmember Montgomery should attend the next Township meeting to discuss the issue. Mrs. Garrett and Mrs. Montgomery were directed to attend the Township meeting to discuss the issue on behalf of the Council.
Councilmember Garrett reported on the Planning Commission meeting. At that meeting, the commission ruled that the ReMax sign that was recently installed is not
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the sign that was approved in May, 1993. The colors of the sign had not been
approved. Mrs. McKivergin has been notified that her sign is not in compliance.
A sign at the Avery's business and two signs for Mr. Kent's property were
approved. Councilmember Vance attended the meeting to inform the Planning
Commission of the improvements being undertaken by Sensibilities Inc. at 118 South
Main Street.
Vice Mayor Marshall reported on the Tree &Landscape Commission meeting
of June 7, 1994. At that meeting, Chairman Marc Brockman presented his resignation
because of work and family responsibilities. Mr. Brockman suggested Mike Flood be
his replacement.
Manager Plunkett stated that he would need to talk to Mike Flood, informing
Mike that if he takes the position, he will not be able to bid on Granville projects.
OLD BUSINESS
Resolution No. 94-25, "A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To
Advertise For Bids For The Painting And Striping Of Streets.
Councilmember Garrett moved to removed Resolution No. 94-25 from the
table. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall.
Service Director Mark Zarbaugh stated that bidding the street painting would
free up man hours allowing the Service Department to accomplish many other
projects. Mr. Zarbaugh stated the issue had been discussed at the Street &Sidewalk
committee meeting, and there was concern expressed as to there being too much street painting. Mr. Zarbaugh stated that he had prepared a memo outlining the
guidelines for street painting. Mr. Zarbaugh stated that the memo also has questions that need some answers so that he has some direction as what to do.
After a discussion, Councilmember Vance stated that he had brought the issue
up because he felt that there is excessive street painting in the Village. He stated that in certain places street paint, signs, and cross hatching exists, and he thinks that is
unnecessary. He stated that he is not asking the Village to remove anything that is going to be unsafe or against the law.
Councilmember Garrett moved Resolution No. 94-25 for adoption.
Resolution No. 94-25 was adopted. ( Councilmember Vance opposed).
Ordinance No. 15-94, "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,w"as reintroduced, title read and moved for adoption by Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Roll call vote: Garrett yes, Shulman yes, Montgomery yes, Vance yes, Freytag ayedso,pMteadr.shall yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 159-4 was
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Councilmember Montgomery asked if the property owners who were recently
added to the Architectural Review District should receive notice that they are now in a
different district?
Manager Plunkett stated that it was advertised in the Sentinel and posted at the
three locations.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that he thought it would be a good idea to send the
residents a letter notifying them of the change. That will be done by the municipal
staff.
NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 94-26, "A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To
Advertise For Bids For Repaving Of Streets," was introduced, read in full and moved
for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
Councilmember Vance asked if the short area from College Street to the brick
could be added in with this paving project?
Manager Plunkett stated that if its the consent of Council to add that section it could be done.
Council agreed to add that section.
Resolution No. 94-26 was adopted.
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 introduced, and title read by Councilmember Garrett.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing for July 6, 1994, at 7:30 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Vance moved to adjourn the by Councilmember meeting at 9:30 p.m. Seconded Garrett. Motion carried.

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